Skinny Water Adventures – Venice

The flats of Southwest Florida are a heck of a place to fish. Here to help you do so are Skinny Water Adventures. They’re headed by Captain Travis who now has over 20 years of experience as a charter fishing guide. He’ll show off the best that the local waters around Venice, FL have to offer.

You’ll be exploring the waters aboard his 16’ Shoalwater flats boat, the perfect boat for the job. It has a 60 HP engine that can skim across the water at speeds of up to 35 knots. There’s room aboard for 2 guests so call up your best buddy or take your son along with you for this

You’ll be hitting up some of the best flats species that you can think of, resulting in superb fights and wonderful meals. Cobia, Tripletail Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, and much more are waiting out there to be taken on. Captain Travis also offers specialized trips going after Shark and Tarpon. Simply check-out the trip listings to discover what trip suits you best! 

All of the fishing gear you need is provided for you including fly fishing tackle and live bait. As well as that you can get your catch cleaned for you and your fishing license is covered by Captain Travis.

Just make sure to bring all the gear that you need for the day such as food, drinks, sunshades, and sunscreen. The most important thing you need to bring though is a ‘can do’ attitude as you take on this great Floridian challenge!

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
    price breakdown
    Give yourself the chance to keep the challenge of catching Silver King going a little bit longer by going on a 6 hour adventure. Captain Travis shall provide you with all that you need to get them on the end of your rod and letting the fun commence. This local knows exactly where to take you to find them so don't be worried about a lack of action!
  • 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
    price breakdown
    An entire day on Venice's waters? Yes please! You'll be going after some of the best that the region has to offer such as Speckled Trout, Snook, Tripletail, Redfish, Cobia, and any other local fish that you can think of. Absolutely anything can swim up these flats so you can always expect the unexpected.
  • Private trip
    Sharkin Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    price breakdown
    on this inshore Shark fishing trip, you'll be taking on one of the best challenges out there. There are plenty of Bull, Blacktip, Hammerhead, and Lemon Shark out there to put your fishing skills to the test!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    A 6 hour trip is always a great option if a morning of fishing isn't quite enough but the heat of a full day of fishing in the Florida sun is a bit much. All the fish in the region is up for grabs and Captain Travis has caught them all. Expect bountiful amounts of Snook, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Tripletail, and a lot more!
  • 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
    price breakdown
    The Silver King is a Floridian specialty that should be high up on your bucket list if you're a fishing enthusiast. 4 hours is often enough time to nab a few of these beauties that offer some of the best fishing fights that you can think of!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    You'll set off early in the morning to enjoy 4 hours of great action on Venice's inshore flats. Get your mind ready for some of the great action that is awaiting you as you chase after the likes of Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    price breakdown
    Not an early riser? Then get yourself out for the afternoon trip! Captain Travis is flexible with his times so just contact him if you require any adjustments. There's plenty for you to catch such as Tripletail, Cobia, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, and many, many more.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Quick Fish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    We all need to get our fishing fix somehow and not all of us have the time to do so. So if you're a person with a lack of free time then you can nip out for a quick 2 hour morning dash with Captain Travis to quench that fishing thirst!
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About the Captain

Travis Rupe
Placida, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
73 Customer Reviews
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.

16 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


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
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

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