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Runnin The Flats is a friendly charter that welcomes the whole family as well as the avid angler. From Naples, Florida, Captain Robert Forte will take you on exciting fishing trips and will try his best to put you on the fish. Whether you’re looking for food for the table, catch and release, or just have a relaxing time on the water, you’re in the right place.

Your ride will be a 22’ Triton Bay boat with room for up to for anglers. Powered by a 225 HP Mercury engine, it’s got all the necessary navigation and communication electronic systems. The boat features a wireless trolling motor, multimedia system, and an ice-box. It’s also equipped with a fighting chair and livewell.

You’ll visit various fishing spots both away and near the shore. Reefs, wrecks, flats, and the backcountry all await you to explore them. The choice of fish you can target is also wide – from Snook, Tarpon, and Redfish, to Shark, Pompano, Grouper, and more. If you’re a beginner, Captain Robert will teach you how to troll, spin, jig, pop, drift fish, and handline. This charter is child-friendly, so bring your kids and make an unforgettable trip for everyone. You can take home all the fish you catch.

All the tackle awaits you on the boat, including lures and live bait. Snacks and drinks will also be there. The captain will clean and fillet your catch free of charge and he also has you covered for licenses.

Book a trip at Runnin The Flats and spend a wonderful time in South Florida.



About the Captain

Robert Forte
Naples, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since November 2018
Robert Forte invites guests of all age and experience levels to join him in exploring the waters of South Florida. He loves teaching beginners and is also eager to help more experienced anglers improve their skills.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Triton (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
77%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Angie S.
Springfield, Illinois
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Amazing day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on December 28, 2021
We truly had an awesome experience with Captain Rob. We had action all day long. Caught a nice variety of fish including 9...
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Shelbey A.
Sheboygan Falls, WI
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Half day trip with Capitan Rob

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on December 27, 2021
We had a great time with Rob! He is very kind, helpful, and knowledgeable about all things fishing and Florida! We highly recommend...
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Warren H.
Silver City, SD
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Full day with Captain Rob

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 13, 2021
We had a great day on the water inshore fishing. Caught mullet, mackerel, snapper, and a few other varieties including shark....
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Sandy G.
Finland, MN
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Half day trip!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on December 17, 2021
Capt. Rob was great. We enjoyed the trip from start to finish! Was also very knowledgeable with native flora & fauna. And the...
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David W.
Chicago, IL
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on December 20, 2021
Great trip.  Caught plenty of fish and a shark. Captain Bob is knowledgeable and friendly. Great fishing, great boat...
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FAQs about Runnin The Flats

Runnin The Flats offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Night Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $825 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Runnin The Flats, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Runnin The Flats include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Runnin The Flats offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Runnin The Flats offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Runnin The Flats include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail