If a guest needs to cancel due to COVID-19 or sickness the deposit will be refunded. If anyone in your group feels sick please cancel your trip immediately. 

Captain Rio Adventures invites you to sign up for a day of amazing fishing down in South Florida. Capt. Rio doesn’t just go out to fish he goes out to catch big ones and make memories while doing so. He can also show you the beautiful beaches and wildlife that this part of the country is known for.

You’ll be fishing on his 23’ Cobia Boats center console that’s powered by a single 200 HP Suzuki outboard. Thanks to the fact it can reach a top speed of an impressive 40 knots you’ll be on the fishing grounds in a snap. With enough room for 6 people to fish in comfort, it’s a great option for when you want to bring the entire family along for the ride. 

You really don’t have to go far to catch some great fish here and there’s a whole variety of ‘em to go after. These include Redfish and Snook to Jack Crevalle, Grouper, Snapper, and even Tarpon when the season hits. You also have the option to do some birdwatching which can be fun for the whole family. The Ten Thousand Islands hold at least as many noteworthy sights. 

Your comfort is Capt. Rio’s prime directive so not only can you expect all the necessary fishing gear to be waiting on board but fish cleaning services are also included in the price.

There’s also plenty of water and ice but feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks for the trip. This is as close as you can get to fishing in paradise so don’t delay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $725
    If you find that 4 hours isn't enough time to get proper fishing done, this might just be the trip for you. You'll be fishing for 6 hours, targeting the likes of Snook, Redfish, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Grouper, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $525
    Whether it's fishing, shelling, or cruising the beautiful islands that are all over, you're sure to have a blast on this trip. Some of the fish found here include Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Permit, and more.
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About the Captain

Rio Del Rio
Goodland, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
256 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Rio has more than 30 years of experience and has worked as a guide in Florida and California for many years. He's always open to joking around, with a very endearing sense of humor. He's a big fan of live bait fishing, but will always use the best techniques for getting the job done.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cobia (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of 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
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
Bank Transfer

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Recent Fishing Reports

Double hook up, is still doable!
Double hook up, is still doable!
October 14, 2021
As of now Redfish is hot and Goliaths are good until the water gets cold. Snook are on the prowl and Mangrove Snappers are hungry! Flounder, Speckeled Trout , and up to 3.5 ft sharks are taking our live sardines and Shrimp. Come and Geeet them! ? Captain Rio
Redfish are here! Snook ,Snappers too !
Redfish are here! Snook ,Snappers too !
October 10, 2021
Redfish in October is really good! Snook and Snappers are biting and so are the small sharks to 3.5 ft including Black Tip , Lemon , Bonnet head and Hammerhead Sharks while we are getting them we are also catching a few Gafftop Sailcats. And he bite just gets better as the water temperature cools down as winter approaches, the Speckeled Trout Whiting,Sheephead and Sugar trout will be in Full swing! So....Book 'em Danno!!! Captain Rio

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Friendly captain
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99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 22, 2021
We booked this trip to get our boys on the water and “catch really big fish” and we wanted to catch dinner and be on the...
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Half Day Trip (AM) on August 18, 2021
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 19, 2021
Myself and my (2) boys went on half day fishing trip….had an absolute great time…we caught a total of around 30 fish, including...
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Great Half day trip

Half Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2021
My wife and I were in a short trip to Marco and wanted to do some fishing. We called Capt Rio, and luckily for us he had a...
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Lots of fish, lots of laughs!

Half Day Trip (AM) on April 9, 2021
This year I began spending more time in Marco Island and I’ve now been out fishing with Captain Rio three times. The fact...
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FAQs about Captain Rio Adventures

Captain Rio Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $725 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Rio Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Ulterra Minnkota 36 V)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Rio Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and ice)
  • Fishing License

Captain Rio Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Rio Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Rio Adventures include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon