Coastal Cracker Fishing Adventures

2530 Southwest 13th Avenue
Cape Coral FL, United States

Coastal Cracker Fishing Adventures is a light tackle sportfishing charter service, introducing anglers to Southwest Florida’s extensive inshore fishing potential and some of its most sought-after gamefish. Captain Douglas Padgett operates a 20ft vessel, equipped with standard navigational electronics and fish targeting tools such as GPS and Fishfinder, with a maximum passenger capacity of 4.

Captain Padgett specializes in light tackle and fly fishing on his trips, primarily targeting species like Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, variety of shark species and many others. He offers 5, 8 and 10-hour packages for anglers of all skill levels and fishing preferences. His 10-hour trips are usually focused on catching prized game fish such as Tarpon, Shark and even the infamous Goliath Grouper.

All fishing equipment required for tackling Southwest Florida’s game fish are provided by Captain Padgett, as well as both lures and live bait. While you’re free to practice catch and release on your fishing trip, if you’d like to keep your catch, the Captain will be happy to provide you with a complimentary cleaning and bagging of your fish once you return to the dock. Florida fishing licenses for all occupants of the boat are covered by the Coastal Cracker.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Backcountry () originally built in 2002. Powered by 150HP Yamaha F150 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

20 ft
4 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cape Coral to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express.

Cape Coral Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Right from the start we knew we were in for a great day with Captain Doug and were not disappointed.  We caught our limit of Spotted Seatrout within the first two hours.  Captain Doug knew where to go and when we got there he told us exactly where to cast our lines and most often it led to a strike and a caught fish.  You could tell that his only objective was to provide the absolute best customer experience he could and he delivered in spades.  Will definitely do it again and again.

Imants Saksons  • Fished February 27, 2017
Douglas Padgett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 6, 2017

I enjoyed their enthusiasm and appreciation for the nature and scenery of our area as well as fishing really hard.

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Captain Doug was very helpful and friendly. He was very knowledgable about the area and fish and was very willing to give the experience you want. When I’m in the area I will definitely go within captain Doug and I would recommend that anyone in the area go with him!

Joshua Shumway  • Fished September 7, 2016
Douglas Padgett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 8, 2016

Very fun day. An enjoyable time with good people. Thanks again

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Sharon Rish  • Fished April 12, 2016
Douglas Padgett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 18, 2016

Sharon and Skip were very fun to be with.. We had a nice weather day even though the fish didn’t cooperate as planned.. We did boat a few nice fish and had a nice time ..

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Fishing Reports

Trout fishing very consistent

February 27, 2017

Had a great time catching trout, snook and redfish with my trip today. They had a nice limit of trout to 20" in the first 2 setups. Read Full Report →