Capt Charlies Fishing Charters

Capt. Charlies Fishing Charters offers a great range of trips, targeting hard-fighting fish in any depth of water. Fish the backcountry for Trout, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon and other inshore legends. Otherwise, head up to nine miles out in search of Grouper, Cobia, Kingfish, and more.

Capt. Charlie Cooper has spent his life honing his skills, and knows all the best places to hit in the Fort Myers area. And with mile after mile of perfect flats, hidden bayous, and open sounds, there is a lot to choose from.

In order to get the most out of the area, you will be fishing aboard a 20’ AquaSport center console. This sturdy boat is as at home on the flats as she is on the reefs, and her clean-burning 2016 Yamaha outboard means you can travel at speed without choking on smelly diesel fumes.

The vessel has a trolling motor for combing the backcountry and a range of marine electronics for sounding out deeper water. Wherever you fish, nothing brings big hits faster than a livewell full of fresh bait. Combine it with quality tackle in a variety of weight ranges, and you’re ready to take on anything the ocean throws at you.

Of course, Capt. Charlie knows that every angler fishes differently. During your trip, you can troll, jig, spin, pop, and drift your way to great catches. You can even bring your fly fishing gear along if you want.

All bait, licenses, and local knowledge come as standard, so all you have to do is show up! Bring your food and drinks and plenty of sunscreen, and get ready for a great day on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 5 persons
    Spend the entire day on the water, battling the biggest and meanest fish that Southwest Florida has to offer. You can stay inshore, battling Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Trout, or head out to the reefs to target Grouper, Cobia, Kingfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 5 persons
    Spend a couple more hours on the water, and you can get deep into the most remote spots in search of monster Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $600
    up to 5 persons
    The boat is yours for the entire afternoon, so head out and land yourself a monster. Fish the shallows for Redfish, Trout, and other inshore favorites, or head further out in search of Sheepshead, Cobia, Kingfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    Spend the morning targeting inshore species like Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Sheepshead, Jacks, and more. This is a great trip for those looking to explore the legendary Fort Myers shallows without spending the whole day on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    Head out for an afternoon of shallow-water action, battling Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, and much more.
  • Private trip
    Shelling and Sightseeing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 5 persons
    A beautiful ride along the beaches and backwaters of sanibel and captiva.
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About the Captain

Charles Cooper
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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75 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2018
Becoming a guide was an easy decision for Captain Charlie Cooper. He has spent his whole life fishing, and has caught too many fish not to guide. Captain Charlie loves being out in the nature of Southwest Florida. Nothing gives him greater pleasure than sharing his native waters with guests, and his love and respect for the area is clear to anyone who steps aboard his boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

AquaSport (Center console) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha Four Stroke 2016 engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 Fort Myers to departure site is available and 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.69
out of 5 stars from 75 reviews
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Captain Charley
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Jerry T.
Fort Myers, Florida
 4.67
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Full day trip with captain charlie

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Had a wonderful time.  Capt Charlie went that extra mile to make sure and put us on fish. Very knowledgeable of the area...
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Thaddeus K.
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Half day trip with Captain Charles

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
BEST FISHING TRIP EVER! Captain Charles was most accomodating. He did everything for us to make our trip enjoyable. My boys...
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Dave H.
Flower Mound, TX
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
Capt Charlie kept us on the fish the whole time…knew when to switch locations, and displayed his knowledge of the area. ...
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Half Day with Captain Charlie

VERIFIED   May 12, 2019
I had a fabulous half day of fishing with Captain Charlie.  He took me to some excellent locations and and I caught a...
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Full Day

VERIFIED   March 15, 2019
We had a great trip with some tough conditions.  A lot of wind in the morning but we were able to hook up with a big triple...
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