Southwest Florida Inshore Fishing Charters
Ft Myers-Matlacha-Pine Island-Boca Grande
Inshore and Nearshore Fishing Charters for snook, redfish, seatrout (speckled trout), flounder, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, tarpon, grouper and other fish species. Fishing guide for all waters in Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Cape Coral, and surrounding areas, including the Gulf of Mexico.
Southwest Florida is one the greatest fisheries in the world! The diversity of waters -bays, rivers, surf, gulf – offers many species of fish to catch and wildlife to observe. You could see sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and many different types of birds.
Veteran owned and operated, Captain Al has 50+ years fishing experience. With his 24′ NauticStar center console fishing boat, he promises to give you the fishing trip of a lifetime! Your satisfaction and enjoyment is the goal with every trip, and Captain Al dedicates his guide service to his brother Chuck and seeks to honor his memory.
A trip filled with fun and excitement catching various fish species such as snook, redfish, sea trout (speckled trout), black drum, mangrove snapper, flounder, and sheepshead. Depending on tides, time of day, weather, and other conditions, Captain Al will guide you to the fish and show you how to catch them!
We’ll be fishing around mangrove shorelines, oyster bars, jetties, and sand bars in the bays and inlets around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Matlacha, Pine Island, and Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande, and other locations.
All trips are for up to 3 persons. A 4th may be added for $75.
- Half Day (4 hours) $475
- Partial Day (6 hours) $675
- Full Day (8 Hours) $875
(BACKCOUNTRY / TARPON / SHARK)
A trip for anglers wanting to try it all in one day! This 8-hour fishing adventure requires special preparation, depending on the time of year, species targeted, baits, and presentations utilized. Captain Al will guide you to his unique spots around the mangrove islands and backcountry of SW Florida for the best action!
This unique fishing charter will target snook, redfish, seatrout (speckled trout), tarpon, and some close offshore species (weather permitting).
It’s an exciting, full-day fishing experience that will test the agility and ability of all anglers for the “fishing trip of a lifetime.” This charter has a maximum of 3 persons.
- 1-2 Persons $1000
- 3 Persons $1100
TARPON FISHING CHARTER
(April through JULY)
Tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida is fantastic, some of the best in the world! People come from all over to catch a “Silver King” as the tarpon migrate and spawn along Florida’s Gulf Coast every May through July.
It’s a real thrill to tackle one of these beautiful tarpons, which can weigh over 200 lbs and leap several feet into the air! It’s not uncommon to hook into several that weigh over 100 lbs in a single day.
Catching tarpon requires specialized tackle, bait or lures, and techniques. It is an unforgettable experience every extreme angler should try! Maximum of 3 persons.
- Half Day (4 hours) $675
- Partial Day (6 hours) $875
- Full Day (8 Hours) $1000
CAPTAIN FOR HIRE
(ON YOUR VESSEL BY THE HOUR)
Hire Captain Al on your boat for instructions on boating safety, navigation, fishing techniques, and fishing locations to ensure your every trip is a success.
Captain Al will see to it that you are aware of Coast Guard safety regulations and the versatility and capabilities of your boat when navigating the waters of SW Florida.
He will share his fishing secrets, including techniques and locations. You will learn to ‘fish the tides’ for maximum accessibility of your vessel to numerous coastal areas, when, where, and how to catch fish every time you try.
ONLY $85 PER HOUR (MINIMUM 4 HOURS)
Experience the beauty of Southwest Florida from the water!
Cruise along the bays, rivers, mangrove islands, and inlets, visit hidden beaches and sandbars, and see various wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, shorebirds, herons, eagles, ospreys, turtles, and more!
All trips are for up to 3 persons. A 4th person may be added for $75.
- Half Day (4 hours) $350
- Partial Day (6 hours) $500
- Full Day (8 Hours) $650
What We Provide
New 24 ft. NauticStar 249 XTS Boat is comfortable, fast, and runs in only inches of water to allow us to get to those remote fishing locations. Equipped with a Yamaha 250 V-Max and a T-top to keep you out of the hot Florida sun.
We furnish all required fishing licenses.
US Coast Guard Licensed and Insured
‘State of the Art’ St Croix rods and Florida Fishing Products reels equipment. Lures, Bait, etc.
We provide coolers and ice for your foods and beverages.
What to Bring
Depending on the length of the trip, bring your refreshments and snacks to satisfy your needs.
SUNSCREEN AND HAT
Bring both of these for any seasonal charter, as even in the cooler winter months (November-March), when the weather cools from our extreme summer heats, one can experience a severe burn from both the sun and the winds.
Amber is the best, but any will work just fine.
The temperature can range anywhere from the upper 40’s to the upper 70’s in the winter months (November-March). In the spring and fall, from the upper 50’s to the mid-’80s, and in the summer, from the low 70s to the upper 90s. Light, airy layers work best to provide comfortable provisions allowing for weather changes during the day.
Comfortable with light, non-marking soles to prevent slipping and damaging our boats.