Always Fun Charters LLC

Gorgeous sandy beaches, a cool breeze to chill you on a hot summer’s day, and the sound of the reel screaming as you scramble to fight a massive Amberjack – that’s what Fort Myers Beach looks like. Combine that with a professional and friendly charter like Always Fun Charters and you have the recipe for an unforgettable fishing adventure!

Join Captain Neil Douglass on board of his 41’ Tiara offshore sport fishing vessel. She’s quite the powerhouse, with twin Detroit diesel engines providing 1100 HP worth of thrust. That’s enough to push her along at a smooth 26 knots of maximum cruising speed, impressive for a vessel of her size. Not only is her ride smooth, but also quite comfortable – you can easily bring 5 of your fishing buddies and you still won’t bump elbows.

Don’t worry about losing your edge on longer trips under the hot sun, she’s got all the comforts a modern angler needs to stay at his best. An air-conditioned cabin will keep you cool and you can freshen up in the shower. A power-nap in the onboard bed is available, to recharge your batteries between epic fights.

Don’t think she’s a pleasure cruiser, Capt. Neil’s Tiara is a sport fishing vessel 100%. You can strap in a fighting chair when you hook a big boy, or enjoy trolling with greater success: outriggers and downriggers extend your reach. Great species such as Amberjack, Cobia, Red Snapper, Groupers, Permit, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and others are waiting for you.

There’s a first mate on board to assist you in whatever you do, as well as clean and fillet your fish, free of charge. Gratuity is greatly appreciated, though.

There’s no minimum age for kids with Always Fun Charters, they will provide you with PFDs in all sizes. The captain will usually prepare your live bait in advance, which is included in the trip price.

Book a trip with Captain Neil Douglass and get ready to cast off on a fishing trip that you’ll fondly remember for years to come!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $795
    This is what captain Neil calls his ''inshore-offshore trip'' - if you would like to catch Mangrove Snappers, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Sheepshead or Trout, this is a trip for you! The departure time is flexible, so you can depart any time from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and stay close to the shoreline, just a few miles away.
  • Private trip
    Inshore/Offshore Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $595
    This is a 3.5 to 4 hrs trip where you'll target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Whiting, Trout, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Sheepshead, and whatever else bites depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Nearshore Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $435
    Experience fishing the Gulf of Mexico on a large yacht without breaking the vacation budget. You will have fun, sun, and fish! All for a great price.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Nearshore Trip PM
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $435
    Experience fishing the Gulf of Mexico on a large yacht without breaking the vacation budget. You will have fun, sun, and fish! All for a great price.
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About the Captain

Neil Douglass
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
57 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2018
Captain Neil Douglass was born in Naples, Florida. He's spent his entire life fishing the gorgeous waters from Panama City to Key West, learning the tricks of the local fish as well as where the hottest spots are. He started his professional fishing career as a commercial fisherman, now he has over 28 years of experience. He loves seeing the reaction of his guests when they hook a fish for the first time in the Gulf – he says he's happy to see such a special moment.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Tiara (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 550HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
Disabled Accessible

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Rebecca S.
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Great day with Captain Neil and Jacob!

VERIFIED   Inshore/Offshore Trip on October 9, 2021
Great day with Captain Neil!  I wanted to bottom fish but they had just closed the season on most of the main bottom fishing...
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What a great time!!!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Nearshore Trip on June 25, 2021
Captain Neil and Jacob were amazing!  Great guys and made sure me, hubby and 3 kids felt welcomed and not like amateurs (which...
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Carol M.
Fort Myers, Florida
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Half day with Always Fun

VERIFIED   Inshore/Offshore Trip on May 15, 2021
We were a party of 5 newbies and had a wonderful time with Captain Neil and Jacob. After several tries with no luck Captain...
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Carl D.
Fort Myers, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Neil and First Mate Jacob.

VERIFIED   Inshore/Offshore Trip on March 20, 2021
We shared the day with our grandchildren and had the best experience! Captain Neil had very good equipment, great fishing spots...
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Cloquet, MN
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4 Hour Tour

VERIFIED   Inshore/Offshore Trip on July 1, 2021
My husband and I booked this fishing trip as part of our 25th anniversary as salt water fishing was a new experience for both...
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FAQs about Always Fun Charters LLC

Always Fun Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $435 per group - 3 Hour Nearshore Trip (3 hours)
  • $435 per group - 3 Hour Nearshore Trip PM (3 hours)
  • $595 per group - Inshore/Offshore Trip (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Always Fun Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Always Fun Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips are not mandatory but welcomed)
  • Fishing License

Always Fun Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Always Fun Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Always Fun Charters LLC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel