Southwest Florida Charters

Whether you want to do some hardcore fishing for the Silver King, or have the kids shelling on North Captiva and Cayo Costa, Southwest Florida Charters has got you covered.

The experienced anglers can try their hand at Tarpon fishing. When Tarpon are hooked they fight hard, with over 63% breaking free. This makes them a great fish to show off your fishing skills. You’ll have special robust rods provided for you, to give you the best chance of reeling in these beauties.

For people new to fishing, the backwater 4-hour trips are great for experiencing the full breadth of what is on offer in these waters. You will target various species, including Shark, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, and many more. Whatever the time of year there will be something great to fish here. Location and species will change depending on the season, but Captain Michal will have your lines in the water and hooking fish in no time.

You will fish aboard a 24’ Pro-Line boat, restored in 2012. She has 200 HP Yamaha engine and a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. Whichever location Capt. Michal takes you to, you’ll be hooking the fish fast. His Simrad Sidescan fishfinder will get you on top of the fish in even the most hidden places.

You will be fishing like a pro soon enough – all of the rods are custom handmade Dan James rods and the reels are all Shimano Saragosas. Using top of the line gear makes a huge difference when you are fishing. More experienced anglers can bring their own equipment too if they wish.

Whichever species you choose to target, Capt. Michal is happy to fillet it for you. All you need to do is choose which trip you would like, grab your snacks, and decide how you will cook your catch!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 hour Shelling, Fishing, Lunch
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat)
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This is the same trip as our 6 Hour combo trip. The advantage of an 8 hour day is more time for the fun stuff! We have more time to explore the shelling beaches, more time to fish more fishing spots, and plenty of time to swing by one of our local restaurants. This trip is customized to the individual so we can tailor the trip to your desire.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip- Fishing+Shelling Combo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat)
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Our Fishing, Shelling, and Lunch combo trips have become a staple of our area. With some of the best shelling beaches in Southwest Florida. Combined with some fishing and a visit to a local restaurant on the water this trip in our opinions is a family favorite! Each trip is customized to the individual after booking . Some groups just want to fish whereas others want to spend more time on the beach. It’s completely up to you. Bagged lunches are welcome.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Backwater (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This trip is the most popular for its diversity. It is best suited for the groups looking for the all around Southwest Florida Fishing experience. You will target Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Sharks, and many more. Time of year will dictate where and what you fish specifically, but there's always a line in the water ready to go! Bring a friend or the kids. All are welcome. Talk to the captain beforehand if you wish to target a specific species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Backwater (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This trip is great for people who want their lines in the water and are happy to target many species. You'll catch Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, Sharks and more. Depending on the time of year will change the location and species targeted, but there is always something to hook. Great for groups looking for the Southwest Florida Fishing experience. Bring a friend or the kids. All are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Dolphin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 8 - Nov 1
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Our 2.5 - Hour long sunset trips offer our guests a relaxing evening cruise filled with dolphins, manatees, bird watching, swimming or Shark fishing if desired. Come spend the evening with us, BYOB on all our trips.
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About the Captain

Michal Zeleny
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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Member since May 2018
I grew up in the Fort Myers, Sanibel area. After completing my undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh I decided to come back to Fort Myers and start my career on the water. I am thrilled to now be able to share my experiences and knowledge with my customers. It's never a dull moment out on the water!

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pro-Line (Center console) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 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
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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

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Erik H.
Eldersburg, MD
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Capt. Mike took six of us fishing on a December morning near low tide for some back water fishing. While seemingly young for...
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Great half day trip with Captain Mike!

April 29, 2018
We had a great afternoon of fishing with Captain Mike. Caught Snook (on the first cast!), Snapper, Cavallo and then went after...
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Sunset Dolphin Cruise

May 24, 2018
We had a fantastic 3 hour tour with Captain Mike to see the dolphins, explore the back bay, and try our hand at catching ocean...
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Fishing with Michal

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