Whether you’re just discovering your angling passion or you’re in search of your next prized inshore catch, Hooked4life Fishing Charters has got your back! Team up with Captain Andy Santana for a day of fishing fun and games and explore the waters around Bokeelia.

Capt. Andy has been exploring the Southwest Florida waters for over 11 years, so you will be in capable hands as you come aboard. The boat that will take you out is a 22’ center console outfitted with a 225 HP Yamaha engine that can sit up to 5 anglers excited to start their next adventure.

You will be using Penn rods and reels while trying to hook something awesome, and after the trip, you will get your catch cleaned and filleted just in time for your next delicious meal. Capt. Andy also provides lures, live bait, and fishing licenses for your whole group, so that’s one less thing to worry about. You’re free to bring your own snacks, drinks, and lunch if you’re going on a full day trip.

If you’re an inshore fishing aficionado, then you will like the selection of species you can catch on your expedition. Redfish is a classic, as well as Sheepshead, but colossal Snook, Snapper, and Grouper are also popular in these parts, along with Spotted Seatrout and of course, Tarpon. Depending on your preferences, you can chase after a particular species, or drop your line and see what favors it.

You can choose short, but sweet excursions that last 4 hours and are perfect when you’re planning a fun family outing. If you’d like to go further and test your skills and luck, there’s an 8-hour trip that can go up to 9 nautical miles and brings the whole experience up a notch. Kids are always welcome on Capt. Andy’s boat, he loves having them aboard, and he also volunteers to take kids from his community on fishing trips.

With Hooked4life Fishing Charters, you will come to appreciate inshore angling even more and always come back to it gladly!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Early bird gets the worm, and this is doubly so when it comes to fishing. Early mornings are the most popular time to fish and there's still plenty of time enjoy the rest of your day. This 4-hour trip is perfect for targeting different inshore species like Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    If you prefer to sleep in, then this 4-hour afternoon trip would be perfect for you. Make your whole day infinitely better by spending some time going after Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, and other popular inshore species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This 6-hour trip is recommended for anglers that are looking to target nearshore reef fish. This means Sharks, Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper are all in cards. For this expedition, you might go up to 9 nautical miles to get to the best fishing grounds.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    You get 8 hours on the water to do a bit of everything! From inshore fishing to nearshore reefs, you get plenty of time to test your line in different techniques with various species, including saltwater superstars. Big Snappers, Groupers, as well as Sharks, Snook, and Redfish are all on the menu.

About the Captain

Andy Santana
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
Captain Andy Santana has been fishing ever since he could hold a rod, and as time passed, it became his biggest passion. He's got over a decade of experience on Bokeelia waters, and that's what spurred him on to get his captain's license couple of years ago. Capt. Andy loves to teach people how to fish and he's especially happy when he gets a chance to teach kids about angling. He also often takes underprivileged kids fishing. Andy is very friendly, loves to talk and share his stories, help you learn more about angling, and fall in love with fishing on his boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cobia Tournament Edition (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day trip (PM) on December 26, 2021
My family of five spent an afternoon aith Captain Andy and had a GREAT time! First - he volunteered to come over and pick us...
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VERIFIED   Half Day trip (AM) on October 10, 2021
My brother, son and I had a wonderful day with Captain Andy catching Jacks, Redfish, Flounder, Cat Fish, Sea Trout and Snooke. ...
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We decided to book with Hooked4life after reading all the reviews. There’s a reason Captain Andy basically has all 5 star...
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FAQs about Hooked4life Fishing Charters

Hooked4life Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked4life Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Hooked4life Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks ((Ice + water))
  • Fishing License

Hooked4life Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 9 nautical miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hooked4life Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooked4life Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon