Captain Eric’s Guided Charters

Spend a day fishing with Captain Eric’s Guided Charters! As a Florida native guide, Captain Eric has the knowledge and knows how to ensure you and your guests have a successful experience. SWFL has always been his home, so he’s very passionate about sharing what it has to offer on the water. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a “regular”, you’re welcome to join.

You’ll be fishing on an 18’ Mako boat that accommodates up to 2 guests. She’s powered by a 60 HP Mercury 4 stroke engine and features the latest navigational electronics. Offering a stable and comfortable ride, this boat is just what you need for fishing the flats and backcountry of the area.

Even in such shallow waters, there’s lots of fish to target, so you won’t even feel the need to go further off the coast. Some of the fish you can go after are Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and even Sharks.

Light tackle is the best equipment for these species, as you get to feel every move the fish makes. If you’re a bit more experienced, try out catching fish on a fly.

Your captain covers your fishing equipment and license. He’ll also prepare bottled water, but feel free to bring other beverages and snacks. After the trip, the captain will also clean and fillet your catch.

Captain Eric’s Guided Charters is looking forward to seeing you at the dock.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Explore the local backcountry and target tasty fish. The captain will cover your fishing equipment and licenses, so you only need to bring some snacks and drinks. If you're planning to go fly fishing, please bring your own equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    This morning trip is a perfect way to catch your lunch! Target Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Snook, Tarpon, and many other backcountry species. If you're a novice, let the captain know, so he can show you the basics first.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Spend this afternoon targeting Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Black Drum, Redfish, and many other tasty species. Bring some sun protection, snacks and drinks. Everything else is covered by your captain.

About the Captain

Eric Maavich
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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Member since February 2018
Captain Eric is a local born and raised angler with over 10 years actively fishing the Gulf waters. With a true passion for the water, He takes pride in sharing the ultimate saltwater experience with both novice and experienced anglers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 60HP Mercury 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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4 hour trip 2 guys..Had a blast..

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 16, 2021
Eric I think had just as much fun with us. Enjoy the trip would do it again. Just a little ruff water for the size of the boat...
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Full Day with Capt. Eric

August 12, 2020
Eric is a very experienced Captain, his knowledge about the Ocean, Fish/Wildlife and laws and regulations is amazing! I...
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Half Day of fun with Captain Eric Maavich

Half Day Trip (AM) on October 11, 2020
If you want a fun and amazing time, book a trip with Captain Eric. He is a true pro and very attentive to every detail. I have...
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FAQs about Captain Eric’s Guided Charters

Captain Eric’s Guided Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Eric’s Guided Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Captain Eric’s Guided Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water bottles on ice)
  • Fishing License

Captain Eric’s Guided Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Eric’s Guided Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Eric’s Guided Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon