Saltwater Soul Charters

Captain Brad Whitlock of Saltwater Soul Charters is a third generation Floridian who invites you to explore Punta Rassa breathtaking waters and fall in love with fishing in the area.

He was born and raised in Fort Myers, has over 30 years of experience on the waters around Lee County, and loves sharing his passion for fishing and his knowledge of the local ecosystem with anglers like yourself. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a novice, the captain will give his 100% to ensure you and yours have a trip to remember.

His boat is a 21’ Maverick Master Angler flats boat equipped with a tower, a 250 HP Yamaha engine, a motorguide remote control trolling motor, dual power poles, and GPS. She was fully restored in 2018, so you’ll find the latest gear on board.

Captain Brad specializes in backcountry and inshore fishing, but you’ll also get to explore river, flats, and nearshore hot spots up to 9 miles from the coast. Depending on the bite, you’ll have your lines in the water in 10-30 minutes and your main pray will be Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Tarpon, and many other attractive species.

All the rods and reels you’ll have at your disposal are state of the art to ensure that you land that catch of a lifetime. Lures and live bait (prepared before the trip) are also provided. Fishing licenses, ice, water, and even catch cleaning are included in the price too.

Saltwater Soul Charters also offers shelling trips to some of the barrier islands and they can add a lunch stop to any of their trips at one of the local treasures accessible only by boat. They will customize your trip to fit your individual needs so book your unique adventure as soon as you can.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    This 8-hour trip will have your lines in the water 10-30 minutes. You'll have enough time to reach the best fisheries and target awesome species such as Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Tarpon, and much more, depending on the bite.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    On this excursion, you'll have 6 hours on the water to catch some of the most interesting local species. Depending on the bite, you can expect to reel in Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and who knows what else.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    If you're an early bird, this is the trip for you. With 4 hours on your hands, you'll get to catch as many Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, and Spotted Seatrout as you can!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Sleep in and go fishing in the afternoon on this 4-hour trip. The captain will do everything he can to put you on the likes of Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and many others.

About the Captain

Brad Whitlock
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2018
I was practically born with a rod in my hand – from the time I could hold a rod I was on the boat with my dad and grandfather. Having over 30 years of experience and being a 3rd generation Florida native, I’ve fished all over the world. I have spent a lot of time in the Bahamas and Central America chasing Billfish but my true love always comes back to fishing my home waters for big Snook, Tarpon, and Redfish. I love putting clients, especially kids, on their biggest fish to date. Seeing the kids catch the fishing bug and knowing they are hooked for life does my heart good.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Maverick Master Angler (Flats boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

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

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 Fort Myers to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Eric A.
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day SightSeeing and Shelling

July 29, 2018
I had some family in town and Captain Brian was able to get us out on a half day trip on short notice. We took in the view...
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Lauren H.
North Fort Myers, Florida
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Family Experience to Remember

August 4, 2018
My husband and I booked a ‘stay-cation’ with Captain Brad. He took us to Pine Island Sound and out to Cabbage Key...
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Adam B.
United States
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Half day with captain Brad

August 10, 2018
Went out with Captain Brad today on his beautiful Maverick, was a great boat also very clean and kept well. Had nothing but...
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Shaun W.
Dillon, CO
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Michael H.
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