Southwest Florida’s barrier islands are known worldwide for their incredible wildlife and angling opportunities. What better way is there to get in on the action, than by taking advantage of local knowledge and expertise. Join Captain Matt Hawksley, one of Captiva Island’s premier fishing guides, and get ready to reel in some of the finest fish in Florida!
Capt. Matt has been catching fish in Southwest Florida since he was old enough to hold a fishing rod. He’s a 3rd generation Southwest Florida angler, and has guided thousands of fishing trips in and around the waters of Sanibel, Captiva and Ft. Myers. He also spent years partnering with biologists and naturalists to lead guided trips in Sanibel’s Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge (Tarpon Bay), and is particularly knowledgeable about the local ecosystem and wildlife. Because of this, Capt. Matt has the experience necessary to put you on the fish of a lifetime.
You’ll be fishing from your captain’s Maverick Pathfinder 2200 center console, a performance vessel designed to chase fish from Southwest Florida’s famous flats, to offshore gulf waters. She’s decked out with top notch safety and navigational equipment, as well as cutting-edge features like side-scan imaging, 3-D imaging, Chirp sonar, Power-Pole, trolling motor, drone photography, and more.
Capt. Matt will provide the best performance equipment and tackle. Penn Spinfisher reels, star rods, Power-Pro braided line, Yo-Zuri flouro-carbon and Trokar laser-sharpened hooks will ensure that, when your trophy fish bites, you will be ready to land it!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Maverick Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha fourstroke engine.
Types of Fishing
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.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.