Fischer Charters - Sanibel

Sanibel Boat Ramp, Bailey Roa…
Sanibel FL, United States

There are few charter services more in-tune with the waters of Southwest Florida than Fischer Charters. Captain Zach Fischer and his brothers have been living and fishing in this area all their lives, and they have been catching fish here ever since they could walk. With an expert charter fisherman as a father, they have managed to build up a wealth of knowledge that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Book a trip with the Fischers, and you can choose between chartering the boat for a relaxing cruise to the local shell-covered islands or going on a rod-bending fishing adventure. Fischer Charters will guide you to the Silver King or to the World Famous Cheese Burger in Paradise. It’s up to you!

You will be fishing aboard a 24’ Century bay boat that can take up to five people. The boat has recently been fitted with new safety equipment and fishing amenities, and has everything you need to stalk Redfish, troll for Kingfish, drift the passes for Snook, or practice any other inshore and nearshore fishing technique you would like to try.

As Southwest Florida is a very desirable fishing destination all year round, it is recommended that you book your trip with plenty of time to spare if you want to secure your favorite dates. Fischer Charters also suggest fishing during the week if you would like to experience the waters without so many other people around.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Spend a whole eight hours on the water, fishing for whatever species you most want to catch. In the local passes, bays, flats, and open waters you can find a whole range of different fish species that are fun to catch whatever your experience!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Jul
    US$ 675
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fish for a whole range of species in the world famous Fort Myers area. Make sure to book well in advance if you want to fish in Tarpon season - these dates get booked out very quickly!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip - Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fish the inshore and nearshore waters around Fort Myers with some of the most experienced captains in the area. On this trip you could hook up on anything from Tarpon to Sharks, with a whole range of other fish species available as well all year round.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip - Morning
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fish the bays, passes, inshore waters and the Gulf of Mexico with one of Fort Myers' premier charter services. On a half day trip you can catch species such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Snappers, Sharks, and many more fish species.
  • Private trip
    Lunch And Sight Seeing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Travel to the historic Cabbage Key Island, a protected reserve that is not accessible by car. Here you can enjoy panoramic views of Pine Island Sound from the porch of the restaurant where you will be dining. This is your chance to sample the renowned "Cheese Burger In Paradise". Once you have eaten, you can explore the island's winding nature trails, relax, and have an enjoyable day on an island that seems untouched by the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
  • Private trip
    Shelling And Sight Seeing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Leave the fishing rods on the shore and charter the boat to access the barrier islands around North Captiva. These islands cannot be accessed by car, and are famous for their wonderful shells. Go shelling, snorkeling, swimming, bird watching, and exploring on this exciting family fun day on the water.
  • Private trip
    Sunset and Nature Cruise
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    US$ 225
    up to 5 persons
    Take a boat ride to the beautiful beaches that can be accessed from Fort Myers. These trips usually last about two and a half hours and will give you the chance to sample these islands' world class shelling, while also enjoying the sunset, bird watching, swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. Up to six passengers can come on these trips.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Cobia
  Grouper (Gag)
  Grouper (Goliath)

  Grouper (Red)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Permit
  Redfish

  Shark (Blacktip)
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snook
  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Century 24 (Bay boat) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 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
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Zach Fischer
Sanibel, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
80
I was born and raised on Captiva Island. Yes that’s right… an Island native. I’ve spent most of my entire life fishing off the waters of Captiva, Sanibel & Naples. My father was the head guide out of South Seas Plantation. He has recently retired after a historic career of over 40years (That’s a lot of time in the SW Florida sun). My older brother and I were helping him catch bait since the time we could stand. When we were younger we would spend our free time on his charters learning from the best of the best. This enabled both of us to outfish 90% of the guides on the water by the time we were 10 years old. When I was just 11 I received my first boat. Having this boat enabled both of us to venture out on our own to apply new techniques and find new fishing spots. My family and I take tremendous pride in the first hand knowledge we’ve established over a lifetime on the waters off SW Florida. My 2 brothers and I are now guiding the waters and sharing our passion with our gues
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Sanibel Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 37 reviews

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My sons and I had a great experience with Captain Zach.  He knew where to take us, what we should expect to catch, how to present our bait - all that we could want from a charter fishing captain.  And the result of a meal that evening of our catch made it a great day.  We will return to fish again with Captain Zach.

Fished April 30, 2018
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Fished April 26, 2018
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Had a great afternoon with captain Zach! To show what a kind person he is- he took the time to remove a lure we had noticed attached to a nearby pelican after he cleaned our beautiful sea trout. Not everyone would do that. Go Zach!

Fished March 30, 2018
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