Saltyboy Charters – Sanibel/Captiva

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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 200 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 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 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
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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.

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Targeted Species

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

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custom (Bay boat) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP 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 reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
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3\/4 day with Captain Scotty
3\/4 day with Captain Scotty
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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David B.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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3/4 day with Captain Scotty

VERIFIED   NEW  May 23, 2020
My wife, sister and I had the best time fishing 6 hours with Scotty on The Salty Boy. We caught a variety of different fish...
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Alexander D.
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Scotty

VERIFIED   December 9, 2019
Scotty was awesome! He put me on a variety of fish and it was pretty much non stop action. A couple triple tail, over a dozen...
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Ed G.
Gulf Breeze, FL
 5.00
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Afternoon trip with Captain Scotty

VERIFIED   NEW  May 26, 2020
It was a fun afternoon and I hope to return another time to fish with Captain Scotty.
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James S.
Franklin, VA
 5.00
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Great Day Fishing

VERIFIED   March 11, 2020
Had a great day fishing with Capt’n Scotty.  He was on time, well prepared, and knew what he was doing.  His...
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Randy P.
La Fontaine, IN
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A good morning on the water

VERIFIED   January 15, 2020
Scotty put me onto a nice red, two good trout and some small snappers.  Unfortunately, the red tide restrictions made...
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