ARF Charters – Vet Choko in Chokoloskee, Florida

Guided by Ariel Alejo

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Join Captain Ariel (aka Captain DJ) for a variety of trips on the beautiful waters of Everglades National Park and find out what his charter operation is all about. Capt. DJ is a US Navy veteran with an honest attitude towards his business and his life in general. He’s also great with kids—so bring the whole family for a day to remember. He tailors each trip to the client at hand and will never stop on the hunt for great fish.

ARF Charters – Vet Choko Trips

Head out with Captain Ariel (AKA: Captain DJ) to explore the maze of beautiful mangroves, backcountry flats, and shallow-water honey holes that make the Florida Everglades one of the top fishing destinations in the world! On these 4, 6, or 8 hour trips, there are plenty of fish to go after. Your trip with DJ could see you reeling in Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Black Drum, Tripletail, and more. With such a variety of species, you will need a mix of quality equipment to get the most out of your day. That’s exactly what you get, with the option to spin, jig, pop, drift fish, bottom fish – you can even bring your fly rod along if you want to! Captain DJ’s 23’ C-Hawk boat was born to dominate these shallow waters. Fresh off the line in 2021, the boat can carry four guests out in comfort and at speed. Captain DJ offers a variety of trip durations to fit any schedule or budget, with four, six, and eight-hour charters at starting times customizable to suit you and your group. Children of all ages are welcome on board, and life vests will be provided for them. All rods, reels, lures, and licenses are included, as is the cleaning and filleting of all your fish. Just bring your food, drinks, sunscreen, and shades. You’ll find plenty of excitement already waiting onboard! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Chokoloskee

Everglades Super Slam

100% (9)
23 ft 1 - 3 People From $167 / person

Recent Reviews of ARF Charters – Vet Choko


Verified Review Fishing

Ariel is a fantastic guide, very versatile and willing to plan around the exact kind of fishing you want to do. The wind was blowing during our trip and Ariel worked extra hard to dig those fish out for us!

Ruben B.


Captain DJ was very professional and planned the trip well. We had a great experience and caught plenty of fish. Captain DJ went out of his way to make sure my sons were having fun and staying safe. We look forward to doing again soon.

Derlin H.


Went fishing with Captain DJ had an awesome day captain DJ put us on fish, gave us great instruction and tips on how to improve without being condescending very encouraging and pleasant person to spend the afternoon fishing with

Perry L.


DJ the captain was great! He took us to good locations to catch fish, and we caught every kind of local fish. We had an amazing day out on the water. He was helpful with teaching us about how to fish the area. Would highly recommend his charter, very nice and super clean !


Verified Review Fishing

Captain DJ was Awesome! We were catching fish on the first cast, and we caught fish throughout the morning. Great day on the water! I highly recommend booking with DJ. He was very good with the kids. Plenty of room for 4 or 5 to comfortably fish from his boat. I wouldn't hesitate to book with him again.


Verified Review Fishing

Our trip was fantastic. Captain DJ knew all the spots and how to fish them. He knew when to move on and switch spots. He always replaced our baits before we even got a chance to ask him. He knew the sandbars and how to avoid them, keeping us safe. He would always deal with the fish we caught. I do not know how he could have made the trip better. He did an excellent job. We caught some great fish while having fun and staying safe!

Darragh T.


We were looking for an extreme island survival camping experience and Ariel was able to take us out to a very remote island and come pick us up when we were ready. Ariel is a Very skilled boatman! He was a pleasure to work with and we had a laugh! Can’t recommend him highly enough!

Tyler H.


I took my dad for a full day on his 65th birthday last weekend. We are experienced fishermen, but far from experts. We had a blast. Caught all sorts of fish. Limited out on trout and caught a beautiful overslot red. The boat was very smooth and comfortable. My Dad and I are already talking about our next trip.

Megan F.


We had such a great time. Everyone caught something. We caught a variety of fish. Highly recommend this charter. Captain was awesome with our boys!!! Looking forward to making this an annual trip!


Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout


Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

Parkway Motel & Marina, Chokoloskee Drive, Chokoloskee, FL, USA

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