Castaway Fishing Charters

Castaway Fishing Charters invites you to come on down to Fort Myers for some awesome inshore fishing! Captain John Duch has been fishing in Florida for more than a decade and it’s safe to say he knows his way around these waters. He’s happy to show newcomers how fishing works, as well as exchange tips and tricks with experienced anglers.

His boat is an 18’ Action Craft skiff that runs on a single 115 HP Mercury XPS engine. With an engine like that, it’s able to reach a top speed of an impressive 40 knots. The boat can fit up to 4 guests, and you’re welcome to bring friends or family along for the ride.

Capt. John specializes in inshore fishing, and there’s plenty of it to be done around here! Some of the most common species found here include Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and Seatrout. You can fish here with a variety of different techniques, all depending on your preferences.

Whether you’re a fan of conventional or fly fishing, Capt. John will have you covered. He’ll provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle for the trip. Not only that but he’ll clean and bag the catch when you’re done. All you need to do is get down to the marina with a pair of polarized sunglasses and you’re all set for a day of adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    If you're looking to experience a full day of fishing in Fort Myers, this is the way to do it! You'll have plenty of time to fish for species like Redfish, Snook, Seatrout, Snapper, and others.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $420
    price breakdown
    $420
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $320
    price breakdown
    $320
    When you're fishing inshore, there's a lot to do even on a shorter trip. You'll be going after the likes of Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, and more besides.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $320
    price breakdown
    $320
    An afternoon trip is a great option when you're looking to avoid the morning rush. You're in for a relaxing afternoon of fishing species like Snapper, Redfish, Seatrout, and more.
  • Private trip
    Solo Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $280
    price breakdown
    $280
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About the Captain

John Duch
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
20 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2018
Captain John Duch has been fishing Southwest Florida's inshore waters for more than 10 years now, ever since he moved here from Illinois. Fishing is something he holds a deep passion for and has had his share of tournaments. For him, showing people new areas and teaching them how to fish is the best part of the job.

About this listing

Boat Specs

Action Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

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
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Shawn W.
Pompano Beach, FL
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain John.

VERIFIED   NEW  September 7, 2020
My 9 year old son and myself had a full day charter with Captain John on Labor Day in Estero Bay.  He picked us up at...
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Julius D.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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Full Day of Fishing with Captain John Duch

VERIFIED   November 16, 2019
Captain John Duch is a total professional and consummate fisherman, and fishing guide.  He and I exchanged several texts...
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Matt P.
Cape Coral, FL
 5.00
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Great time.

VERIFIED   May 16, 2020
We had a great time with John.  He is very engaged with his customers.  The fish wasn’t cooperating for us...
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Norm M.
Wayland, MA
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Half day with John

VERIFIED   March 16, 2020
It was one of those days, 1/2 moon, bad tide, etc., so fishing was one of those days where we caught them, but not like we...
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Jim P.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Half day with johb

VERIFIED   April 18, 2020
My wife, Daughter and I had a great time with John.  He put us on the fish. He’s a great captain with a great personality. ...
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