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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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    All Day Tarpon/Shark/Goliath Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 900
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish
Snook
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

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

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

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.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Profile
Douglas Padgett
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
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Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 93%

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.

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!

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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Wonderful

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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