Fischer Charters - Sanibel

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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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 15
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $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.
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About the Captain

Zach Fischer
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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133 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2016
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

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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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
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Half day with Zack
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Cole M.
Naples, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Zach

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
Zach was very knowledgeable about when and where to fish and worked the entire time to keep us on them. All 5 people that fished...
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Mark F.
Lexington, Kentucky
 5.00
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Half Day Fishing Trip with Zach

VERIFIED   July 1, 2019
This is my second year fishing with Zach. My grandson(10 yrs old) went with me this year on July 1. My grandson caught 7 fish...
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Leslie B. B.
Moneta, VA
 5.00
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Half day with Zack

VERIFIED   NEW  December 7, 2019
Loved Zack!  Personable, knowledgeable, lots of fun.  Totally recommend this trip!
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Sue L.
Parkston, SD
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
Captain Zach was great with our three ten year old grandsons.  He worked extra hard to make sure they made a catch even...
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Ron W.
Miami Beach, FL
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Full day with Captain Zach

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
Always good to have a captain who is knowledgable about the area, and loves fishing too! Captain Zack is an awesome guide,...
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