Endless Pursuits is an inshore and backwater charter service based in Punta Gorda and ready to take you out for a productive day on the water. Captain Anthony Minio offers everything from a relaxed day on the flats looking for Trout and Redfish to technical backwater trips.

He runs an 18’ Mako with a 115 HP Mercury engine that makes her swift and agile. The vessel sports a tunnel hull that can get just about anywhere with its extremely shallow draft, and it has enough room to take out up to 3 anglers to the best bite of the day. Your guide will provide top range rods, Daiwa reels, as well as lures and live bait, which will be prepared in advance for your convenience.

There’s a wide selection of catch you can look forward to and Capt. Anthony does a lot of specialized trips, where you can target your favorite species. Depending on your choice of the expedition, you could chase anything from Snook, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout to a variety of Sharks, Grouper, and the mighty Tarpon. After your trip, you’ll get your catch cleaned and filleted, which means you get to enjoy it as soon as you’re in your kitchen.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned angler or a novice still finding your way around the rod, you will have a good time fishing with Endless Pursuits. Your captain has over a decade of fishing experience, and he’ll gladly share it with you. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks and head out to explore the excellent fishery of the area!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Flats Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $400
    Catch the morning bite and stalk the flats in search of Trout, Snook, and Redfish. The captain will provide you with the rods, reels, and tackle, just bring along a pair of sunglasses, some sunscreen, and your food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Flats Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $400
    Fish the flats for Trout, Snook, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $400
    Fishing for the large schooling tarpon in Charlotte harbor
  • Private trip
    Night Snook/Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $325
    Spend 3 hours throwing lures around the bridges looking for Snook and Tarpon!
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About the Captain

Anthony Minio
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
28 Fishing Reports
29 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since October 2018
I have lived and worked on the water my entire life, but fishing was always a passion. I decided to make my passion my career and make a living out of it. I know how to organize a fishing trip that will be fun and productive for everyone on the boat. I also run specialized and technical expeditions, so there's something for every level.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Flats boat) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Flats Trip (AM) on July 24, 2021
Great time with Anthony!!!  He was interesting, knowledgeable, and we caugh LOTS and LOTS of fish. What more could you want??...
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Great day

VERIFIED   Tarpon on July 3, 2021
Anthony is a great guy. He knows the area and also how to get where they are biting. I will go with him again.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Flats Trip (AM) on July 4, 2021
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Marcus L.
Miami, Florida
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VERIFIED   Night Snook/Tarpon on June 11, 2021
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Massillon, Ohio
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5 hour Trip with Captain Anthony

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Shark/Tarpon/Cobia on December 17, 2020
Son’s first time on the Big Water he had a blast!  see you when it warms up!
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FAQs about Endless Pursuits

Endless Pursuits offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group - Night Snook/Tarpon (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Flats Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Flats Trip (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Tarpon (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Endless Pursuits, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Endless Pursuits include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Endless Pursuits offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Endless Pursuits offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Endless Pursuits include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon