Skinny Waters Adventures

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Bull Redfish, gorgeous Snook, plentiful Trout, all wrapped in the stunning beauty of southern Florida – that describes the fishing that Skinny Waters Adventures brings to you!

Climb aboard their 16’ Shoalwater flats boat, which is perfectly suited to fishing these waters. Aboard you’ll be instructed and assisted by Captain Travis Rupe, a man with over 25,000 hours of fishing experience. You can bring your best fishing buddy on the trip with you, the boat can comfortably fit 2 anglers fishing at the same time.

Capt. Travis will take you after a wide range of gorgeous species that live in the local waters. You’ll stalk the shallows for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, and others – helped by the onboard wireless trolling motor. If you’re a fan of fishing with live bait, you’ll be glad to hear that the onboard live bait well will keep it spry and appetizing long after it’s been caught. Battling beasts like Cobia is made a bit easier thanks to the fighting chair, though you’ll still get the chance to flex your fishing muscles!

If you’re working down your fishing bucket list, you can hook up massive Silver King. Capt. Travis knows that not all anglers (sadly!) have the chance for a full day on the water, so he offers a special 2-hour quick-n-easy fishing trip!

If you’re ready for some reel-screaming action in the bountiful waters of Placida, you’re ready for a trip with Skinny Waters Adventures!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (2 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    This is a 6-hour trip accommodating up to 2 people. You'll be battling the Silver King (Tarpon), one of the toughest fighting fish out there!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 1
    $525
    up to 2 persons
    There isn't much that can top spending the entire day fishing in the beautiful nature of Placida. The main targets for this trip are Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, Speckled Trout, and whatever else takes the bait. You will be supplied with the required gear.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    6 hours of fishing the productive inshore waters for Redfish, Snook, Tripletail, Speckled Trout, and whatever else you run into! You will be supplied with all the necessary equipment for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon (2 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    This is a 2-person maximum trip, lasting up to 4 hours. The main target is the Silver Majesty (Tarpon). Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    4 full hours of exciting, rod-bending action! This trip will take you fishing in the bountiful inshore waters of Placida. The main targets are Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, and anything else you run into.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    4 full hours of exciting, rod-bending action! This trip will take you fishing in the bountiful inshore waters of Placida. The main targets are Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, and anything else you run into. The Pm trip departure times are flexible and can be arranged with the Captain.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Quick Fish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $225
    up to 2 persons
    This trip is meant to get you out there hooking fish and get you back to the dock before your partner figures out you're not home! This trip is designed for a maximum of 2 anglers.
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About the Captain

Travis Rupe
Placida, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
63 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2015
Captain Travis, Owner of Skinny Water Adventures has over 25,000 hours of fishing experience and has fished for & caught nearly every fish species in the state of Florida. He specializes in inshore fishing, especially the Redfish and Snook, as well as Speckled Trout. That being said, Capt. Travis is very flexible and will target what you prefer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Shoalwater (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 60HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Placida to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 63 reviews
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Half day trip with Captain Travis Rupe
Half day trip with Captain Travis Rupe
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Deanna I.
Cape Coral, Florida
 5.00
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Had a chilly but amazing half day !

VERIFIED   November 16, 2019
we had booked our trip for nov 16th but had to reschedule for the next day due to the weather/wind. so the next day we get...
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Rick G.
Dubois, IN
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Travis Rupe

VERIFIED   NEW  February 23, 2020
My wife and I had a great trip with Captain Travis. He put us on fish very quickly and was great to fish with—knowledgeable,...
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Mike H.
Englewood, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Travis

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
Had a cracking morning with Captain Travis, great scenery and some exciting fishing. Started out catching Ladyfish which...
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Aaron M.
Mohnton, PA
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Half day trip with Captain Travis Rupe

VERIFIED   NEW  February 19, 2020
Had an awesome half day on a great boat, collected seven red drum and a small snook, all catch and release. Would recommend...
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Alan C.
Arcadia, FL
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Full day.

VERIFIED   April 16, 2019
Great day of fishing. I booked last min but the captain was ready. I informed him it was my sons birthday and he knew exactly...
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