Skinny Waters Adventures

6499 Boca Grande Causeway
Placida FL, United States

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 - Peacock Bass
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    This trip will mainly target Peacock Bass. Other fish you may hook are Tarpon and Snook, they show up in the same location. Pickup to the launch is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    This 6-hour trip will take you fishing for the Silver King in the famous Boca Grande Pass. All required equipment will be supplied to you. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and adequate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 500
    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 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 400
    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 - Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 300
    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
    2 Hour Trip - Quick Fish
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 200
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish

Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Speckled Trout
Tarpon
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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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

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 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Travis Rupe
Placida, Florida, United States
Member since January 2015
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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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Placida Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 35 reviews

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Fished July 27, 2018
Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 29, 2018

It was an absolute pleasure having you in your son on the boats.

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We had to change plans and meet at a different boat ramp because of red tide which was out of captain Travis is control he did everything he could to put us on fish but the fish just were not around . I would recommend him because he did everything he could to try to find us some fish. We are going to give him another try in the fall.

Fished June 27, 2018
Travis Rupe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 29, 2018

Thank you for the kind words, see you in the fall

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Fished April 3, 2018
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