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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    This trip has enough time to take you to the big game fishing grounds where the most prestigious fish reside. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Shortened Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Are you looking to spend an entire day on the water but just can't fit in 9 hours? This trip answers that problem! Go after the gorgeous inshore and nearshore species that inhabit the bountiful waters of Florida. Great species such as Amberjack, Cobia, Red Snapper, Groupers, Permit, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and others are practically waiting for an angler to give him a fight.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    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.

About the Captain

Neil Douglass
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

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

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
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 26 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
60%
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James H.
Bellmore, NY
 5.00
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Modified Full Day

VERIFIED   January 23, 2020
The entire trip was an enjoyable fishing adventure. The boat was fast and comfortable in heavy seas. Captain and mate were...
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Denise M.
United States
 5.00
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   January 17, 2020
The captain did his best to make sure we aight fish despite of the choppy waters. The crew was very attentive.
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Phil B.
Bonita Springs, Florida
 5.00
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Great “short” full day

VERIFIED   May 19, 2019
Had a great day with Captain Neil and First Mate Brandon. Both experts and provided a great experience. Just us 4 guys on a...
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Mark M.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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Heading out!

VERIFIED   June 7, 2019
Kids are excited!
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Janet W.
Amelia, OH
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Fishing with Neil

VERIFIED   July 31, 2018
The captain and his mate were absolutely outstanding.  They are awesome fisherman, who were helpful and loads of fun. ...
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