Keith Zumar

Cape Coral Captain Keith Zumar

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Meet Captain Keith Zumar, An Inshore Fishing Enthusiast

About Captain Keith Zumar:

A native of Southwest Floridian, Captain Keith Zumar grew up fishing the waters of Matlacha and Pine Island Sound along with fishing the canals and jumping the bridges of Cape Coral! He and his friends mastered the art of catching snook from their 12' Jon boat in their early teens.

After graduating from Cape Coral High School in 2001, Keith shipped off to the Navy where he served 20 years, retiring in 2021. While on Active Duty, Keith was a Rescue Swimmer and earned his black beret as a Riverine Patrol Officer. In 2007, Keith commissioned as Surface Warfare Officer which culminated in his highlight tour as Weapon and Combat Systems Officer onboard the guided missile cruiser USS VELLA GULF. Keith deployed overseas four times throughout his career earning numerous awards and accolades including 2017 Atlantic Fleet Department Head of the Year, becoming the Navy's senior active Rescue Swimmer, and awards that include three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals.

in 2006, Keith married Tracy and had three amazing children. The family set up roots in California, Virginia, and Rhode Island but ultimately, Cape Coral beckoned the family home in 2021!

During their cross country trips, Keith continued to fish and duck hunt holding onto his dream of one day being a charter captain. Earning his charter captain license in 2021, Salty Pirate Fishing Charters was born. An incredibly fitting name given his leadership style in the Navy and even more rewarding to share his love with clients on the waters he grew up on!

Whether it is 20 hours on the water with the 3 day youth camps, or taking a solo trip exploring the labyrinth of mangroves, he is at home on the water. His experience on the water and knowledge of the local waters are a perfect recipe for a great day catching and cruising! We look forward to getting you out on the water with us soon!


Captain Keith specializes in inshore fishing charters, targeting a variety of species including redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, and more. He'll take you to the best fishing spots in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and beyond, all while making sure the trip is safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Most Suitable Guests:

Captain Keith's fishing charters are perfect for all ages, from beginners to experienced anglers. He strives to make sure everyone has an enjoyable and memorable experience, with plenty of fish to take home. So if you're looking for an unforgettable fishing trip, book with Captain Keith Zumar!

Salty Pirate Fishing Charters Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

2 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Good with New Anglers
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait
Medical Supplies

Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, Reels, Tackle

Lures & Bait

Fishing License

Catch Cleaning

Things to Bring

Snacks & Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses, & Hats)

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash. 

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 1 day prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.

KIDS CAMP: Please note that regardless of the time slot booked online, kids camp starts on the date advertised on the trip card at 7:00 AM

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