Shallow Water Experience

47 reviews
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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.



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $420
    up to 2 persons
    + $40
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $320
    up to 2 persons
    + $40
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $320
    up to 2 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    This 4-hour trip begins in the early afternoon and finishes just before dark. Expect to catch the same species as the morning trip, including snook, trout, redfish, and many others while enjoying the peaceful, early evening hours with a spectacular view of a Gulf Coast sunset. Dolphins, pelicans, and other wildlife will more than likely make an appearance as well, so have your cameras ready. Please note, this trip accommodates up to 4 people max.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $220
    up to 2 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    This 2-hour trip will get you on the fish and back to the dock before lunch time. You’ll be 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.
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About the Captain

Bobby Ferrero
Placida, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
47 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 Cancellation
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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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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4.93
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
Crew
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Afternoon with Captain Bobby
3\/4 Day trip
3\/4 Day trip
+40
Angler Rating
45
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Chris P.
Sarasota, FL
 5.00
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Captain Ferrero is just the kind of guide we are looking for when we book a trip, a professional who isn’t confused about...
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Kevin M.
Greenmount, MD
 5.00
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3/4 Day trip

VERIFIED   January 23, 2020
This is an excellent charter with alot of experience on the local water in the area. Captain Bobby is very accommodating, personal,...
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Rick R.
Riverwoods, IL
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Afternoon with Captain Bobby

VERIFIED   NEW  February 11, 2020
Left dock right on time for an afternoon half day, within 45 minutes hooked a red, a snook and a trout.  Died off a bit,...
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Horatio Y.
Chadds Ford, PA
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain ferrero

VERIFIED   October 14, 2019
Captain Ferrero did everything to make my fishing enjoyable. He tried very hard to find you fish.Help you cast to the right...
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Ross S.
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
 5.00
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Half day with Capt Bobby

VERIFIED   NEW  February 11, 2020
Site fishing was new experience for me. It was very exciting. Clay caught a 33 inch snook.
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