The Crew


Captain James Santos

Captain James Santos is the owner and operator of Sauerfish Charters. James holds a United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Masters Mariners Credential.  James has a love for fishing since a young age, which eventually turned into a career in the sport fishing industry.  In James’ free time, you can find him surfing, free diving or traveling the globe in search of that epic wave, and/or fish of a lifetime.


Diane santos

Owner and business manager. During the week day, Diane works as a school psychologist, helping students with disabilities, mental health, and trauma, while also supporting students who are foster-homeless youth, and probation. During her off time she enjoys assisting with the operations of the sport fishing business with her husband Captain James. Diane is the voice you hear on the other line when setting up your trip. She is friendly, organized and ready to assist you. You can tell she has a passion to be in this business with Captain James. Book your trip now with Diane.


Patrick Kelley

Captain Patrick Kelley also holds a 100 Ton Masters Mariners Credential. His excitement for ocean activity and customer service is second to none. Patrick is an avid waterman that enjoys nothing more than putting our clients on fish!