If you’re looking for a top choice for your Pine Island fishing adventure, Saltyboy Charters is a good way to go! As one of the true island natives and a 5th generation angler, Captain Scotty Darna has built a reputation of always catching quality fish. He is also very knowledgeable of the area and local wildlife.

You will spend your fishing expedition on a spacious 24’ bay boat, that was custom built by the captain himself to be a lean fishing machine. The vessel is rigged with a 150 HP Yamaha engine and has plenty of room to accommodate up to 5 anglers.

On board, you’ll find excellent navigational electronics, plenty of comfortable seating, and a live bait well. Capt. Scotty will provide all the necessary fishing equipment for the trip, as well as fishing licenses for his guests. After your trip, you will get your catch cleaned and filleted, which means you can savor it for dinner.

There’s a variety of trips to choose from, and depending on your preferences, you can choose a half day, 3/4 day, or full day expedition. On your line, you can expect to find anything from Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish to Goliath and Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Sharks, and Tarpon. There’s something for everyone in these waters, and your guide will do his best to put you on a great catch.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’re just discovering the beauty of fishing, a day out with Saltyboy Charters will be the one to remember. Pack your favorite snacks, drinks, and sunscreen, and Capt. Scotty will take you to the best fish hideouts in the Pine Island Sound!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $850
    If you'd like to chase the Silver King (Tarpon) and land your next trophy, this is the trip for you! You will spend your 8 hours on the trail of species including Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Grouper, Snook, and Mangrove Snapper. You will need lunch, drinks, and snacks to keep you energized, as well as plenty of sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    This 3/4 day trip is great for anglers who would like a couple more hours with an experienced guide like Capt. Scotty. On your to-catch list are Sharks, Tarpon, Redfish, Gag and Goliath Grouper, Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, and Snook. Don't forget your sunscreen, lots of snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    Hit the water in the morning with Capt. Scotty and chase all the favorites of the Pine Island Sound – Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and much more. You only need to bring nibbles and drinks, Capt. Scotty will take care of everything else.

About the Captain

Scotty Darna
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
86 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Captain Scotty Darna is a fifth-generation fisherman, born and raised on Pine Island. Being on the water comes as naturally to him as breathing. He's been a guide for the past decade and has no intention of slowing down. Putting people on the fish is what Capt. Scotty does best, but he's also very passionate about fishing tournaments and has some amazing stories to tell.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custom (Bay boat) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Punta Gorda, FL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 30, 2021
Super nice. And knowledgeable captain who arrived early fully equipped. Big morning of snook fishing priori to hitting a wreck...
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Suffolk, VA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 25, 2021
What an awesome captain had a great time got me on fish quick. We were able to catch Red fish, Snook, real nice Speckled trout.
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Alicia M.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 26, 2021
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Cheryl R.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Half Day with a great guide

Half Day Trip (AM) on January 9, 2019
We had such a great day with Scotty! Started out with him picking us up right at the dock of the hotel we were staying at....
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Minnetrista, MN
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VERIFIED   Sightseeing/Dolphin Tour on February 16, 2019
Scott had dolphins swimming right up to the side of the boat and jumping behind the boat multiple times. The kids and us adults...
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FAQs about Saltyboy Charters

Saltyboy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltyboy Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Saltyboy Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Saltyboy Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Saltyboy Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Saltyboy Charters include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon