Shallow Water Experience

Take advantage of Southwest Florida’s world famous fishery with Shallow Water Experience. Covering the area from Boca Grande to Pine Island Sound but focusing mainly on the productive Charlotte Harbor, this charter service will allow you to experience some of the best inshore game fishing Florida has to offer.

You will be fishing aboard a stylish 21’ Shallow Sport boat that is designed for shallow water fishing. Powered by a Yamaha engine, the boat will take you quickly to the best fishing spots, and once you are there, its specialist poling platform, trolling motor and anchoring system will get you close to the fish without disturbing them. The boat also features a livewell for your bait as well as an ice box to keep your drinks cool throughout your trip.

Captain Bobby Ferrero will introduce you to the best techniques for catching big fish in the local waters. Whether you like fishing with flies, lures, or live bait, he will be able to provide you with the equipment needed for an exciting and enjoyable experience catching Redfish, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Trout, and many more species. As you will be fishing shallow, protected waters, these charters are great for all the family, and with water depths rarely more than five feet, there is very little chance of sea sickness.

Fishing equipment, bait, lures, and licensing are all included in the trip price, and Captain Bobby will even supply ice cold drinks for your group.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $45
    each additional person
    This trip consists of 6 hours of fishing the inshore flats of Charlotte Harbor and Gasparilla Sound. You'll be on the lookout for Redfish, Snook, Trout, and other cool species. This is a 4-person max trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $45
    each additional person
    This 4-hour trip will see you fishing the inshore flats of Charlotte Harbor and Gasparilla Sound, targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and many other species. Please note, this trip accommodates up to 4 people max.

About the Captain

Bobby Ferrero
Placida, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
37 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2016
Captain Bobby Ferrero is a native Floridian who has lived and fished in the Port Charlotte area all his life. With 25 years of experience fishing the local freshwater and saltwater canals and flats, Captain Bobby has spent his life trying out and refining different fishing tricks and techniques. Now, he wants to share his proven local fishing secrets with you, whatever your age or ability level.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 150HP 2015 Yamaha engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (33)
4.94
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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August fishing trip
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+30
Angler Rating
36
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Peter M.
Walkerton, ON
 5.00
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Great day with Captain Bobby

VERIFIED   November 15, 2018
Bobby went out of his way to pick me up at the dock where I way staying at a house on a canal in Port Charlotte.  He took...
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Lawrence S.
Englewood, FL
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 24, 2019
Great day caught some Snooks, Reds , Ended the day with Nice long running Bull Shark.
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Kristy S.
Zimmerman, MN
 5.00
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Evening Trip

VERIFIED   April 19, 2019
Loved everything!  Great time, great captain, lots of fun!!  Captain did a great job at trying to make sure we were...
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David B.
Cambridge, MN
 5.00
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Half day with captain Bobby

VERIFIED   February 28, 2019
We had a great day with captain Bobby, fishing conditions were tough but we still caught redfish, snook,and speckled trout....
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Andrew G.
Port Charlotte, FL
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   May 13, 2019
Great day fishing.Bobby knows the spots.There was never a bored moment Best of all Bobby is nice,knowledgable guide.
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