Inshore Bay Trip - 23' Aqua Star

Starting at $450 | 4 - 8 Hours | Flats, Inshore | 5 People

About Your Trip

Fishing in the back-bay/inshore waters is what Southwest Florida is known for around the world. These are Captain Jack's most popular trips across all his clients, from veteran anglers to children! When fishing from Boca Grande to Estero Bay there are dozens of species that can end up on the end of your line. Some of the more common species include Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tripletail, Tarpon, Spanish Mackeral, Sheepshead, and Various Species of Sharks. There is nothing quite as fun as stalking fish along mangrove islands, floating across grass flats, pitching live-baits into structure or drifting baits through passes. Captain Jack mostly uses live-bait and spinning reels. With proven success, he finds this is the most effective way to put fish into the boat!

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About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Aqua Star
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Jack’s goal is to create the memory of a lifetime on every trip. Captain Jack started fishing the Florida Waters when he was a toddler, and he has inherited a decades of knowledge about Fort Myers fishing from his father and grandfather. Captain Jack is happy to cater trips to all skill levels, from rookies to hardcore anglers.

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Start Location

Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, 15001 Punta Rassa Road, Fort Myers, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Estero Bay

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.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


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.


No meal provided.


Blacktip Shark, Lemon Shark, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail


Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Gear & Packing

Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Recommended Packing
Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate Gear, Sun Protection, Camera Notes: No Spray sunscreen
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
Yes, cancel for free up to 1 day before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.

Free Cancellation

Rest easy with free cancellation up to 1 day before the trip.

100% Weather Protection

Receive a full refund in the event of inclement weather.


James P.


November 6, 2021

Some friends and I were in Fort Myers for a vacation. We asked Jack to try to have us catch a little bit of meat and then to get some sport fishing in. He delivered. He took us to a spot where we were able to find a few mango ...Read More

Scott B.


October 12, 2021

Jacks boat was in the shop and while renting a buddies boat all his rods and tackle were stolen the night before our trip without hesitation or us aware of it Jack still made it happen. We had a awesome time with our adult boys and Andrea my bride even ...Read More

Kevin K.


July 21, 2021

My wife, two boys, 10 and 15, met Jack who had finalized the details and meeting time the day before. He had asked us what we were interested in targeting and shared what would likely be biting best this time of year, Snook and Mangrove Snapper. We headed ...Read More

Johnathan J.


June 20, 2021

Jack was great! Me and my Best friend talked about how he was chill and we liked it…. We didn’t feel we had to keep a conversation going. He just let it be natural and it made it the experience we were looking for. Just out in ...Read More



June 16, 2021

What a Fabulous experience with Captain Jack !! Excellent communication before and during the trip. His knowledge and experience truly showed throughout the trip. We were catching fish as soon as we anchored, he made sure the grandkids were safe, having fun and learning along the way. ...Read More

Hayley S.


May 20, 2021

Fantastic trip! I seriously cannot say enough good things about Captain Jack. My family had so much fun out on the boat with him today. I had to re-do my review even, because for some reason the first time it showed I did not recommend him. NOT true! He was ...Read More

Walt T.


March 10, 2021

My wife, son, and myself spent the afternoon fishing with Capt. Jack. He put us on fish right from the start. Jack asked if there was any particular fish we would like to target. I’d always wanted to catch a snook and he put us right on a couple. My ...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!