Boca Grande Fishing Nirvana - 17’ Pathfinder

Starting at $400 | 4 - 8 Hours | Flats, Inshore | 1 - 2 People
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About Your Trip

On this light-tackle fishing trip with Captain Leighton, you'll have an unparalleled opportunity to go after famous Florida gamefish, including Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon, in the beautiful backwaters of the Charlotte Harbor. This rich fishery is home to many trophy fish, and there's no better way to catch them than in shallow water on light line!

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About Your Boat

Boat Type:
Boat Manufacturer: Pathfinder
Boat Length: 17 ft
Year Built: 2001
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 60 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Before pursuing his passion as a full-time captain and commercial fisherman, Captain Leighton worked in a corporate career for 13 years, only to spend his free time on the water. His family has been in Florida since the early 1880’s and he is a second-generation fishing guide.

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Start Location

Bayou Avenue, Boca Grande, FL 33921, United States

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.


Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Snook, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon


Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Gear & Packing


Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select duration and group size.

Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.


Ashley D


July 11, 2019



I have been fishing with Leighton a couple times, and he’s by far the best guide I’ve gone with. I’m a life long Alaskan fisherwoman and he showed me casting techniques I’ve never used. He was a great teacher and made sure we had a lot of fun while doing ...Read More

Jim C


December 6, 2019



Captain is a true Southwest Floridian and a lifelong devotee of the beauty of this most unique estuarine system . His love of this hauntingly beautiful environment and his multigenerational knowledge is inspirational and his willingness to share is without peer. I have enjoyed many experiences in the ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!