Nearshore Fishing Trip - 23' Aqua Star

Starting at $750 | 6 - 10 Hours | Nearshore, Offshore | 1 - 5 People
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Pricing & Availability

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Species

Barracuda, Blacktip Shark, Bonito, Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Lemon Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

Pushing off into the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy a thrilling day of fishing is always a treat! On your nearshore fishing trip with Captain Jack, you we will be fishing local artificial reefs, ship-wrecks, ledges, and live bottoms up to 9 nautical miles from shore. There are literally dozens of different species that can be caught. Depending on the season, we may be able to catch Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Tripletail, various species of Sharks, Bonito, and Barracuda. Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Pompano are also targetable if staying closer inshore is your flavor. No matter what you choose, you never know what can happen out there!

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer: Aqua Star
Boat Length: 23 ft
Year Built: 1977
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 250 hp
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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Reviews

Kevin K.

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July 21, 2021

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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.

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June 20, 2021

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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

Hayley S.

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May 20, 2021

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Fishing


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

James P.

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November 6, 2021

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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

SUE C.

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June 16, 2021

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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

Scott B.

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October 12, 2021

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Fishing


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

Walt T.

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March 10, 2021

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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!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Offshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

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.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

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.

Start Location

Punta Rassa Boat Ramp, 15001 Punta Rassa Road, Fort Myers, FL, USA

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