Waterboy Charters

There is no better time to go on an inshore fishing trip with Waterboy Charters in the Everglades National Park / Ten Thousand Islands. Captain Bobby Johnson is ready and waiting to show you a fantastic time out on the water.

Capt. Bobby has been fishing his whole life, born and raised in the Everglades, and knows where to take you to get the most out of your trip.

You’ll spend the day on a 22’ Pathfinder. This beautiful boat can fit you and 3 fishing friends. This vessel also has a 250 HP Yamaha V-Max engine. Pair this with the full navigational equipment, including fishfinder, and you’ll be on top of the fish before you know it. The wireless trolling motor on board will also give you that extra edge in chasing down your prey.

Species you’ll be targeting include Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Red Grouper, and Spotted Seatrout. Tarpon is a great species for testing your fishing skills – the Silver King puts up a fight once hooked, and in over 60% of cases will break free. Reel this in to get complete bragging rights!

A variety of techniques will be used on this trip, from trolling to jigging and popping. Whatever your skill level, there is a fish out there with your name on it. Children are more than welcome on board and life vests are provided. For their comfort, the captain recommends bringing your own though.

Included in the price are top quality Penn rods and reels, and all bait and tackle. Live bait is usually caught before the trip, but if you’d like to be a part of that process, then let the captain know before the trip. Filleting of any catch within the limits and season will be filleted after the trip. Capt. Bobby will also let you know the best restaurants to take your catch to be cooked.

You are welcome to bring food and drink along, which can go in the captain’s cooler on board.

Book now and start making some amazing memories with Waterboy Charters – you’re sure to come back time and time again.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Enjoy the day on this 8-hour trip, where you will be targeting Tarpon, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and Red Grouper. All the equipment is provided, including all bait and tackle. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks - you can store it in the captain's cooler on board. This trip is for a maximum of 4 guests.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 6 hour trip will see you catching Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and Red Grouper. The rods and reels are included in this trip, as well as all bait and tackle you'll need. You can bring along food and drink, which can be stored in the captain's cooler on board. Up to 4 guests maximum are welcome aboard this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this 4-hour trip, a short 15 minute ride out the to the fishing grounds will see you targetting Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and more. All rods and reels are provided. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments and put into the captain's cooler on board. This trip is for a maximum of 4 guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Have a great day on this 4-hour trip targetting Redfish, Snook, Tarpon and more. There is a short 15 minute ride out till your lines are in the water. All fishing equipment and tackle are included in the price of the trip. You are welcome to bring along your own refreshments, which can go into the captain's cooler. Please note that this trip is for 4 guests maximum.

About the Captain

Robert Johnson
Everglades City, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
I was born and raised in the Everglades area, learning how to fish and hunt from my father and grandfather. My earliest memories are of spending time in the Ten Thousand Islands with my family, visiting the old hermit who lived on the islands, while fishing and blue crabbing. I eventually started operating an airboat in the waters around Everglades City and then married into a local family whose ancestors are pioneers of these islands. Being around the water as a child, and as an adult, has allowed me to broaden my knowledge of fishing which led to my current career as a Licensed Charter Captain. There is nothing better than spending time on the water fishing and sightseeing in one of the worlds most beautiful national parks. Join me on a guided charter excursion in the Everglades National Park and Ten Thousands Islands.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Red)
Permit

Redfish
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha V-Max engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Everglades City 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

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