Saltyboy Charters – Sanibel/Captiva

Sanibel has a lot to offer to both professional anglers and beginners alike, and no one knows it better than Captain Scotty Darna of Saltyboy Charters! Your guide has decades of fishing expertise and he knows exactly where to go to help you catch something brag-worthy.

The local waters are teeming with both good-eating and trophy fish and Capt. Scotty is dedicated to taking his anglers to the best bite. Whether you’re on the prowl to land your personal Tarpon record or you’re in the mood to chase predators like Blacktip Shark, Sanibel is the place to be.

If you’d prefer a mixed bag of catch, you will target Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Goliath and Gag Grouper.

Capt. Scotty has a reliable and stable 24’ bay boat that will serve as your fishing platform. He custom built the vessel himself, so you can be sure it’s in prime condition and perfectly suited for inshore escapades.

The boat is outfitted with a 150 HP Yamaha engine and can efficiently take up to 6 people to the productive fishing grounds. Bear in mind that up to 4 anglers can fish at the same time.

You will find quality rods, reels, and tackle ready to use on board, and your guide will take care of the fishing licenses as well. After your excursion is done, the captain will fillet everything you caught for your convenience.

If you’d like to bring the kids on your fishing trip with Saltyboy Charters, you’re welcome to do so, Capt. Scotty will have suitable life jackets for everyone. Stock up on drinks, snacks, and lunch on longer trips, and you’re ready to go.

Test the waters of Sanibel, test your luck and skills, and come home with fun stories and memorable moments!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend a whole day fishing the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and greatly increase your chance of catching a wide variety of fish. Whether you'd like to focus on landing a trophy or filling your cooler with delicious keepers, this is the trip for you. This 8-hour trip is great for going after Tarpon when it's in season. You can also expect sizeable Gag and Goliath Grouper, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this 6-hour expedition, you will target Mangrove Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, Sharks, Groupers, and Tarpon. This is the perfect trip for anglers who want a little extra time on the water, a variety of catch, and tasty fish to bring home for dinner.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Start your morning on the water and you can bet it's going to be a good day! You will have 4 hours to catch anything from Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout to Snook, Blacktip Shark, Gag and Goliath Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is the most popular trip with Saltyboy Charters, and it's a great option for anglers of any skill level, as well as families with kids. Captain Scotty will take you fishing in the flats, lagoons, and backcountry to catch a variety of fish including Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Gag Grouper, and Snapper. Sharks and Goliath Grouper are in the cards as well.
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About the Captain

Scotty Darna
Sanibel, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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)
Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sanibel 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Grandson catching his first snook
Half Day with Captain Scotty
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Michael C.
Swarthmore, PA
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   NEW  November 30, 2019
Scott is a very knowledgeable local professional fisherman turned guide. The entire trip was narrated and I felt we came away...
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Rob E.
Paw Paw, MI
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Half day trip with Captain Scotty

VERIFIED   NEW  November 27, 2019
Captain Scotty did a great job of trying to locate fish for us. He warned us about the red tide and he was right, we had a...
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Ralph S.
Valrico, FL
 5.00
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4 hour trip with captain Scotty

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Captain Scotty helped our whole family catch many fish. He got my wife and daughter (who aren’t great at fishing) casting...
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Cindy C.
Gainesville, GA
 5.00
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Scotty was awesome

VERIFIED   April 5, 2019
Wonderful experience with Scotty ! My 10 year old grandson was constantly catching snook, sea trout and he even caught a large...
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Cris L.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
 5.00
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Great Fishing Experience with Scotty

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
Scott’s a great n knowledgeable fishing guide. Highly recommended.
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