Catching a 30" Southern Flounder like this one is pretty much unheard of size wise, but you never know what Mother Ocean is going to produce when you are deep sea fishing offshore of Sanibel, Captiva and Cape Coral. 

The BULL SHARK will test you strength and your fishing equipment to the maximum!

HOGFISH are an uncommon but delicious and interesting catch offshore of Sanibel and Captiva.

Flounder are a delicious catch year round on our Inshore / Bay Fishing Charters.

Fishing Offshore of Sanibel and Captiva you typically catch Fat and Delicious Red Grouper, a stable of our table fare fish which is available for harvest year round.

Huge Barracuda caught fishing offshore of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach. You could put a Volleyball inside its massive toothy mouth!

Large Redfish are plentiful in September and October

 Manatee are so beautiful to see up close.

We see Dolphins on 99% of all trips!

BLACKFIN TUNA!

Offshore of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach, the Blackfin Tuna and Bonita will boil the water as they feed on schools of minnows and Squid. Spring and Summer are the best months to fish our large roaming schools of Bonita and Blackfin Tuna. In late Winter the solitary larger Blackfin Tuna pass through our Southwest Florida waters.

REDFISH are usually oversized when caught outside the Islands in the Gulf of Mexico.

TIGER SHARK's are the seriously fun to experience first hand.

LANE SNAPPER are the most numerous type of good eating fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea fishing trips offshore of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach often fill coolers full of delicious Lane Snappers 

COBIA are probably the top favorite fish to eat for most locals who know our waters, the taste is excellent! Cobia can be caught while inshore fishing Pine Island Sound and also Deep Sea Fish offshore of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers Beach. 

GOLIATH GROUPER are the ultimate Bucket List Fish!

Florida's Sheepshead are Delicious and Powerful Fighters, caught during the coldest months of the year. 

Shark Fishing is Exciting and FUN! 

27 foot Pacific Skiff "Miss Hayden" resting by the beach at North Captiva Island.

Snook can be caught in our inland bay known as Pine Island Sound almost year round, but the warmer months are better more consistent Snook fishing.

This Whale Shark was longer than the boat!

KING MACKEREL are Lightning Fast on the Strike!

 "Hey lets go for a Triple!"

We do not ever kill any of the large sharks, but Captain Frank does enjoy Petting them sometimes before releasing them...especially the Tiger Sharks.

Gag Grouper are so much fun to catch!

Gag Grouper are really common catches, on 6 hour Offshore trips and also in the Bay during Winter.

Large Snook caught during Winter on a 4 Hour Offshore Fishing trip, to the artificial reefs near Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

We Offer;

Sanibel Fishing Charters, Captiva Fishing Charters, North Captiva Fishing Charters, Cape Coral Fishing Charters, Fort Myers Fishing Charters, Fort Myers Beach Fishing Charters,

South Seas Resort Fishing Charters,

The Weston at Marina Village Tarpon Point Fishing Charters,

Casa Ybel Resort Fishing Charters.

Also We Do;

Sanibel Offshore Fishing Charters / Sanibel Deep Sea Fishing Charters,

Captiva Offshore Fishing Charters / Captiva Deep Sea Fishing Charters,

 Cape Coral Offshore Fishing Charters / Cape Coral Deep Sea Fishing Charters,

Fort Myers Offshore Fishing Charters / Fort Myers Deep Sea Fishing Charters,

Cape Coral Offshore Fishing Charters / Cape Coral Deep Sea Fishing Charters,

Fort Myers Beach Offshore Fishing Charters / Fort Myers Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters,

South Seas Resort Offshore Fishing Charters / South Seas Resort Deep Sea Fishing Charters,

The Weston at Marina Village Tarpon Point Offshore Fishing Charters / The Weston at Marina Village Tarpon Point Deep Sea Fishing Charters,

Casa Ybel Resort Offshore Fishing Charters / Casa Ybel Resort Deep Sea Fishing Charters. 

And

Sanibel Wildlife Tours, Captiva Wildlife Tours, North Captiva Wildlife Tours, Fort Myers Wildlife Tours, Cape Coral Wildlife Tours, Fort Myers Beach Wildlife Tours, The Weston at Marina Village Tarpon Point Wildlife Tours, South Seas Resort wildlife tours, Casa Ybel Resort Wildlife Tours.

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Barracuda are amazingly strong and fun to catch. 

Dolphin love to play alongside Miss Hayden

76" long GOLIATH GROUPER caught deep sea fishing offshore of Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

PORGY are super tasty and very strong fighters for their size.

Huge 25" Sheepshead!

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Triple Tail are a delicious and prehistoric looking fish, that can be caught year round on our Offshore Fishing Charters. 

WHALE SHARK are AMAZING!!! 

TWO GOLIATH GROUPER AT A TIME! 

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are great  areas for Family Fun Fishing!

BONITA aka Little Tunny or False Albacore are super strong and fun to catch!

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SANIBEL, CAPTIVA, FORT MYERS, Cape Coral,

bonita springs, Naples, Marco Island.

 

deep sea / OFFSHORE fishing charters

inshore / bay fishing charters

SHARK FISHING

​Goliath Grouper fishing

shelling / wildlife tours

beach hopping

lunch in the islands

customized combination trips of any of the above

​​​​Call for reservations 239-337-4275

easy to remember as 239-33SHARK

 

(if viewing this on a smart phone please scroll to end of this page for extensive photographs of typical catches)
 

We can Pick your Family or Group up at a dock near your location;
Sanibel, Captiva, North Captiva, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach

 

Ask the Captain about booking a "COMBO TOUR" which is our most popular trip for families who want to do a little bit of everything or folks who are not serious die hard fishermen.

Combo Tours are customized to your specifications and usually include some FISHING, SHELLING or WILDLIFE TOURING and then LUNCH IN THE BARRIER ISLANDS. 

Southwest Florida's best hidden secrets are it's lovely Barrier Islands,these remote outer Islands are only accessible by boat or Sea Plane, and include lovely North Captiva, Gasparilla, Historic Cabbage Key and Pine Island. You can catch some fish, watch Dolphins play as you cruise and then have a Drink and perhaps a Delicious Seafood Lunch at one of our Barrier Island waterfront restaurants. (Have a literal Cheeseburger in Paradise) After lunch relax by doing some Shelling and
Beach Hopping / Exploring 
at a remote boat access only beach or the Captain will take your group to check out some Dolphin and Manatee in their natural surroundings. 


 WE ARE ALSO FAMOUS FOR OUR FISHING TRIPS

Our Most Popular Fishing Trips are;


OFFSHORE / DEEP SEA FISHING CHARTERS 

 4 HOUR              $550

 5 HOUR              $650

 6 HOUR              $780

(The 6 hour trip is our most popular family fishing trip)
 8 HOUR             $1040

10 HOUR            $1300

 

​All FISHING TRIP rates are based upon 1-4 passengers. 5th and 6th passengers are extra; $100 each additional adult,

and $75 each additional youth. 

 

INSHORE / BAY FISHING CHARTERS

4 HOUR             $450
6 HOUR             $750
8 HOUR             $950

 

All FISHING TRIP rates are based upon 1-4 passengers. 5th and 6th passengers are extra; $100 each additional adult,
and $75 each additional youth. 

 

WILDLIFE TOURS

-SHELLING-BEACH HOPPING-LUNCH IN THE ISLANDS ​

 

$125 Per Hour, for up to 6 passengers

Bring the Family! our rates on this trip are the same for 1-6 Passengers.

 

SHARK FISHING CHARTERS

 (day or evening)​

4 HOUR  $450 bay  -  $550 offshore

6 HOUR  $750 bay  -  $780 offshore
8 HOUR  $950 bay -  $1040 offshore


All FISHING TRIP rates are based upon 1-4 passengers. 5th and 6th passengers are extra; $100 each additional adult,
and $75 each additional youth. 

 

We will gladly combine any of the different types of trips into a "Combo-Tour" to include fishing charters, wildlife touring, shelling, beach hopping, lunch in the islands etc. Combo-Tour rates are the same as for any fishing trip. 


The minimum time for any fishing trip is four hours but
additional time can be added to any trip if the Captain has time available that day.

 

ALL TRIPS  booked as “Offshore / Deep Sea Fishing" are also booked as  "Best Availible Option” unless otherwise specified at the time of booking this means that:
On certain days of the year Offshore / Deep Sea Fishing trips may be made inadvisable due to weather conditions, especially heavy winds. Unless otherwise specified such trips will be then fished in our protected Inshore / Bay or River fishing areas, if this "best available option" is advised by the Captain.

A Deposit is required to reserve your charter at the time of booking, $240 minimum deposit.

We accept payment in Cash, or Major Credit Card only, no checks please.

Everything you will need to fish is included in our price;

Fishing License for every member of your group.

Rods and Reels

Bait / Tackle

Use of a cooler with Ice for your refreshments (no need to bring a cooler)

Separate fish cooler with Ice to keep your catch ice cold

Although most Offshore fishing charter boats charge extra for fish cleaning, our Captains always clean your catch and bag it for your trip home as part of the standard service. 


OUR CANCELLATION POLICIES;

All Charters require a $240deposit of which, $50 is a booking fee that is non refundable unless the Captain cancels your trip. Deposits are non refundable after one year from initial booking.
The Captain reserves the right to cancel any charter for any reason he deems necessary, normally this would occur in the event of inclement weather or a mechanical reason, in the event that the Captain cancels your trip, we will refund your deposit (including the booking fee) in full.

Guests must give TEN DAYS prior notice to the Captain, to cancel their reservation with no penalty other than the $50 booking fee. If the required ten-day or more notification is given to the Captain, the deposit or complete balance, other than the booking fee, will be refunded in full.
If you cancel your charter with less than ten days notice, your credit card will be charged for the full price of the charter.

If you are more than one hour late to the boat for your scheduled departure, or you fail to show up for your charter, or you refuse to comply with any of the Captain's instructions or the Boats rules, your credit card will be charged for the full price of the charter and you will be returned to the dock or USCG Station if necessary, irregardless of trip time remaining.

    

GENERAL BOAT RULES;

NO GPS are allowed onboard.
NO DRUGS. 
We do allow alcohol, beer, wine, vodka etc is fine.
We DO NOT allow the use or application of SPRAY SUNSCREEN or Styrofoam onboard our vessel!
Please use spray products on the dock prior to boarding, it is damaging to windshield, fishing equipment, it stains the seats and most importantly everyone's lungs onboard.
The Captain has regular Sunscreen available onboard for any guest to use.
We will not switch handles on reels once under way,
we can however make ever effort to bring dedicated reverse handled reels if the client requests reversed handled equipment prior to the trip. Just Ask Us! 
Please bring your appropriate attire for the weather expected during your trip; 
Raincoat or Rain Gear, Sweatshirt or warming layer, a Hat, extra towels etc.
Please bring your Beverages, Lunch, Refreshments, Gatorade and any other drinks or snacks you desire.
Coolers with Ice are provided. You may bring a small cooler if you so desire however, 
No Styrofoam coolers please they will get broken during the trip typically and the pieces usually end up in the ocean.

 

Please do not bring loads of unnecessary items as storage space is always limited on any fishing boat.

 

Fishermen and all passengers will comply with all requests and / or instructions from the Captain or Crew regarding Safety, Fishing or General Seamanship.

Some Frequently Asked Questions:


What exactly is an Offshore or Deep Sea Fishing Charter?

The Captain will take you OFFSHORE FISHING, also known as DEEP SEA FISHING, outside the Islands of Sanibel, Captiva, North Captiva, Cayo Costa, San Carlos Island (Ft. Myers Beach), Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island and Cape Coral, into the vast body of water known as the Gulf of Mexico.
Weather, Tide, Time of Year and other factors effect where the boat will fish from day to day. Offshore Fishing / Deep Sea fishing is typically done over natural live bottom reefs and ledges or artificial reefs such as old shipwrecks and rubble.

What types of fish will we catch on a typical OFFSHORE - DEEP SEA FISHING CHARTER?

Commonly Caught Fish Species Offshore Fishing;
Shark, Barracuda, Goliath Grouper, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Black Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Strawberry Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Bonita “Little Tunny” Tuna, Amberjack, Hogfish, Permit, Cobia, Tarpon, Tripletail, Sharks (many varieties), Mangrove Snapper, Grunt Snapper, Lane Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Flounder, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cero Mackerel, Mahi Mahi (Dorado).

* The above list represents species commonly caught on our Offshore / Deep Sea Fishing Charter. Length of trip / Time Invested, Weather, Season, Tide, Angler Experience, all play a roll in which species will be targeted by the Captain and caught by the Crew.

 

What exactly is a “Inshore or Bay Fishing Charter”, where will we be fishing Captain?

The Captain will take your INSHORE / BAY FISHING CHARTER into the best areas surrounding the Barrier Islands of Southwest Florida and/or in the bay inside the Islands of Sanibel, Captiva, North Captiva, Cayo Costa, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, and Cape Coral, a body of water generally known as PINE ISLAND SOUND.
Weather, Tide, Time of Year and other factors effect where the boat will fish from day to day.
On certain days INSHORE / BAY FISHING CHARTERS could be best spent by fishing in the Caloosahatchee River which separates the towns of Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
The Caloosahatchee River is famous amongst Snook fishing enthusiasts, known for some of the best BIG SNOOK FISHING in the world.
Certain times of the year the Captain will advise you that the best way to spend your time CHARTER FISHING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, is to fish the beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, Captiva, North Captiva or Cayo Costa Islands respectively. All possible fishing charter options are on the table from nine miles off the beach in the Gulf of Mexico, to nine miles up the river, to Boca Grande Pass and Charlotte Harbor. 

 

What types of fish will we catch on an INSHORE - BAY FISHING CHARTER?

Typical species caught while on an Inshore - Bay Fishing Charter in Southwest Florida include Sea Trout, Sand Trout, Whiting, Black Drum, Snook, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Grunt Snapper, Catfish, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Barracuda, Tarpon, Pufferfish, Lane Snapper, Flounder, Bluefish, Bonnethead Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Bull Shark, Lemon Shark, Blacktip Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, Spinner Shark, Nurse Shark, Stingray, Skate, Cobia, Tripletail, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Permit, Pompano, Ladyfish, and probably a few more. 


Can Fishing Charters be combined with Lunch, Shelling or Wildlife Tours?

Yes! Absolutely.

We will go to great lengths to make you trip a perfect mix of options to suit your particular ideal itinerary.

Fish-Shelling-Lunch itineraries are our most popular combination trip; they require a minimum of six hours to do comfortably. Most families enjoy combo trips 8 hours in length, fishing then lunch and after lunch some shelling is ideal.

 

Shelling and Beach Hopping involves accessing remote and sometimes deserted sections of beach, so bring your water-shoes or go barefoot thats what the Captain will be doing. 

What should we bring along?

We recommend that you bring a hat and long sleeve shirt for the Sun.

Maybe bring water shoes, especially if you have chosen to go Shelling or Beach Hopping on Sanibel, Captiva, North Captiva, Cayo Costa or Gasparilla Islands. These islands are remote and you will have to wade the last few yards to shore in knee deep water.

Snacks and Refreshments especially Gatorade and Bottled Waters

Camera, however we also always have a camera aboard and will gladly photograph you fish and email the photos to you after the charter. Regular Liquid Sunscreen.

Please Do Not Bring!

GPS Equipment!!! We will confiscate them.
Illegal Drugs!

Firearms
Please DO NOT bring SPRAY SUNSCREEN it is not allowed to be used onboard the boat, however you may use it at home as you are getting ready for your adventure.
NO STYROFOAM COOLERS are not allowed, they will break and be all over the boat and ocean.