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Fort Myers/Sanibel Fishing Trip

100% (15) 1 - 5 People 4 - 8 Hours From $475

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours 6 Hours 5 Hours 4 Hours
5 People
$975.00
$775.00
$675.00
$575.00
4 People
$875.00
$675.00
$575.00
$475.00
3 People
$875.00
$675.00
$575.00
$475.00
2 People
$875.00
$675.00
$575.00
$475.00
1 Person
$875.00
$675.00
$575.00
$475.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

These trips are nearshore/inshore with a maximum distance offshore of 9 miles. Most fishing will be with live bait for snook, sea trout, redfish, tarpon, jack crevalle, snapper, grouper, and permit. Fishing licenses are included with trip as well as all tackle necessary. Water and ice will also be included, as well as the fileting of fish.

About Your Trip

These trips are nearshore/inshore with a maximum distance offshore of 9 miles. Most fishing will be with live bait for snook, sea trout, redfish, tarpon, jack crevalle, snapper, grouper, and permit. Fishing licenses are included with trip as well as all tackle necessary. Water and ice will also be included, as well as the fileting of fish.
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Flats

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.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 1 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.

Captain James

Certified Damn Good Guide
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Independent Guide
Laid-back
Talkative
Instructional
Beginner Oriented
Comfortable
Quality
Captain James has been fishing southwest Florida his whole life picking up a rod as soon as he could walk. He has a deep passion for fishing and caring for the oceans. With a degree in Marine science from FGCU he has a deeper understanding of the challenges we face in protecting our waterways. This is part of what drives him to want to share such a unique area with others and help them learn...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide James

Captain James

Certified Damn Good Guide
Independent Guide
Captain James has been fishing southwest Florida his whole life picking up a rod as soon as he could walk. He has a deep passion for fishing and caring for the oceans. With a degree in Marine science from FGCU he has a deeper understanding of the challenges we face in protecting our waterways. This is part of what drives him to want to share such a unique area with others and help them learn to fish here. Being on the water as much as possible while growing up in Fort Myers has given him lots of experience and extensive knowledge of the waterways. As well as this he has years of experience taking high quality photos using a dslr camera as you can see by some of the photos in the image gallery. This will allow you to capture your memory with the highest quality possible.
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
175 lb tarpon
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Smoked fish dip

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
175 lb tarpon
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Smoked fish dip
Whats your favorite band?
AC/DC
Whats your favorite movie?
Happy gilmore
Whats your favorite sports team?
Cubs
Whats your drink of choice?
La croix
What was your last halloween costume?
A dj
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Fishing gear
How did you get started guiding?
I Grew up fishing in swfl, mainly in estero bay with friends who's parents were guides and have always wanted to guide since I realized it was a possibility.
What makes you different from other guides?
I have a degree in marine science and have a deep interest and care for our waterways. I try to relay with clients any information they are curious about. I also am a proficient photographer and am able to capture memories made on the water with the highest quality.
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
1219 Morningside Drive, Fort Myers, FL, USA
Areas Fished
  • Pine Island Sound
  • Matanzas Pass
  • Sanibel Island
  • Caloosahatchee River
  • Captiva Island
  • Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
  • Matlacha Pass
  • Boca Grande Pass
  • Fort Myers Beach
  • Pine Island

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Blazer bay
Year Built
2021
Boat Length
24'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Blazer bay
Year Built
2021
Boat Length
24'
Engine Manufacturer
Yahmaha
Total Horsepower
300
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
Livewells, powerpole, trolling motor, gps/fishfinder
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore, Flats

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.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 1 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Cobia
  • Lane Snapper
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Permit
  • Red Grouper
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing

Everything Else to Know

All rods, reels, and tackle are included, but we also recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, and any gear of your own you want to use on the trip.
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel up to 1 day before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

5.0
based on 15 reviews

Glenn

Verified Review

June 3

My wife and I had a great day on the water with James. He was personable and informative (marine science degree I believe).He obviously knows his way around the Ft Myers waters. Put us on snook, redfish, trout, and even some grouper and mackerel. He even got my wife to fish and we got to watch her fight a big red. Love his preference to catch and release.Highly recommend.
Tons of fun. Thanks James...

Glenn

Verified Review

June 3

My wife and I had a great day on the water with James. He was personable and informative (marine science degree I believe).He obviously knows his way around the Ft Myers waters. Put us on snook, redfish, trout, and even some grouper and mackerel. He even got my wife to fish and we got to watch her fight a big red. Love his preference to catch and release.Highly recommend.
Tons of fun. Thanks James
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Robert

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April 6

Captain James was amazing. He was very helpful and patient with my kids.
Robbie

Robert

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April 6

Captain James was amazing. He was very helpful and patient with my kids.
Robbie
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Karen

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March 26

Captain James is an outstanding guide. He is knowledgable and professional. He is passionate about fishing and conservation. He had us catching fish and showed us an abundance of wildlife. A highly competent Captain (and crew). Thanks Joe. 10/10 we will be booking again!

Karen

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March 26

Captain James is an outstanding guide. He is knowledgable and professional. He is passionate about fishing and conservation. He had us catching fish and showed us an abundance of wildlife. A highly competent Captain (and crew). Thanks Joe. 10/10 we will be booking again!
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Sky

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March 12

If I could give six stars I would. I probably couldn’t have asked for a better first time experience saltwater fishing. James is clearly passionate about the waters and his knowledge was shown with every question we had answered. James was beyond patient, professional, and cares about his clients’ time. James knew where the action was and put us on some fish. I had an excellent time catching multiple species. Overall, my buddy and I...

Sky

Verified Review

March 12

If I could give six stars I would. I probably couldn’t have asked for a better first time experience saltwater fishing. James is clearly passionate about the waters and his knowledge was shown with every question we had answered. James was beyond patient, professional, and cares about his clients’ time. James knew where the action was and put us on some fish. I had an excellent time catching multiple species. Overall, my buddy and I felt welcomed and enjoyed hanging out with James and his mate Joe. Solid dudes. Would recommend booking and I will book again when I’m back in the area. Future charters have some big shoes to fill!
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Robin

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February 15

Captain James really worked hard for us today. What a friendly guy. Thanks James .

Robin

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February 15

Captain James really worked hard for us today. What a friendly guy. Thanks James .
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Tom

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June 17

James is as good as it gets.

Tom

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June 17

James is as good as it gets.
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Nathan

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May 5

Great guide and person. Fishing was great will be back again someday.

Nathan

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May 5

Great guide and person. Fishing was great will be back again someday.
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Patrick

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April 16

Capt. James’ excellent customer care and service was only exceeded by his fishing and boating knowledge. We felt safe and well cared for on a two day trip where both days exceeded our expectations! We experienced great numbers of fish caught, which was exactly what we asked him to provide us!
Kudos to a genuinely nice young man who damn sure knows how to help you catch fish and have fun!
Good boat and equipment as well.
5...

Patrick

Verified Review

April 16

Capt. James’ excellent customer care and service was only exceeded by his fishing and boating knowledge. We felt safe and well cared for on a two day trip where both days exceeded our expectations! We experienced great numbers of fish caught, which was exactly what we asked him to provide us!
Kudos to a genuinely nice young man who damn sure knows how to help you catch fish and have fun!
Good boat and equipment as well.
5
stars easy!
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Mike

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April 5

James was excellent. Very knowledgeable and personable. Put us on fish all morning. I would highly recommended him.

Mike

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April 5

James was excellent. Very knowledgeable and personable. Put us on fish all morning. I would highly recommended him.
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Erica

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March 24

James was a great captain! He and his first mate were great with our kids and super helpful with always keeping bait on and casts in the best spots. He was very knowledgeable about the area, the different types of fish and how to spot the right areas. We would highly recommend taking a day trip with James.

Erica

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March 24

James was a great captain! He and his first mate were great with our kids and super helpful with always keeping bait on and casts in the best spots. He was very knowledgeable about the area, the different types of fish and how to spot the right areas. We would highly recommend taking a day trip with James.
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Joe

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January 22

Choosing James to captain our one available day for fishing in Florida was the best choice we made.

Very clean boat, and James is very knowledgeable both on fishing and the local scene. We very much enjoyed hanging out with James and catching more fish than we could carry back. Excellent tunes too!

Will definitely be hiring James again and recommending to my friends.

Joe

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January 22

Choosing James to captain our one available day for fishing in Florida was the best choice we made.

Very clean boat, and James is very knowledgeable both on fishing and the local scene. We very much enjoyed hanging out with James and catching more fish than we could carry back. Excellent tunes too!

Will definitely be hiring James again and recommending to my friends.
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David

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January 8

The trip was everything advertised. Even though James is young, his Fishing knowledge and skills are beyond his years. We had a special request for a target species and he made it happen. A real pleasure.

David

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January 8

The trip was everything advertised. Even though James is young, his Fishing knowledge and skills are beyond his years. We had a special request for a target species and he made it happen. A real pleasure.
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Richard

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October 21

James did a great job, confirming the trip and getting back to me right away with any question. Amazing experience! Went above and beyond to get us on the fish. Highly recommend! Very pleasant and motivated young man!
Great Captain…

Richard

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October 21

James did a great job, confirming the trip and getting back to me right away with any question. Amazing experience! Went above and beyond to get us on the fish. Highly recommend! Very pleasant and motivated young man!
Great Captain…
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Greg

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October 10

Very good captain! Super friendly and knowledgeable.

Greg

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October 10

Very good captain! Super friendly and knowledgeable.
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Stephen

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September 14

Our trip today was great all the way. We met captain James, on time, at the marina and we were off. We got lucky and the weather was great, water was calm and the fish were biting. Although they were small, we caught a bunch and had a great time. Captain James was very nice, helpful and knew his job well. He...

Stephen

Verified Review

September 14

Our trip today was great all the way. We met captain James, on time, at the marina and we were off. We got lucky and the weather was great, water was calm and the fish were biting. Although they were small, we caught a bunch and had a great time. Captain James was very nice, helpful and knew his job well. He got us to the right spots, next time, they will be bigger . we will go again to be sure.
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First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 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 boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass 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 credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!