Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island

Join Fish On Adventure charters for an unforgettable day of fishing the emerald waters of Sanibel Island. Whether you’re a competitive angler looking to land your first “Backcountry Slam,” or someone who just wants to get out on the water and relax while enjoying some light fishing, Captain Michael Werner’s got you covered!

Sanibel Island is conveniently situated among some of Fort Myers’ most productive fisheries. With Pine Island Sound to the north, San Carlos Bay to the east, and the open Gulf to the west, your options are as endless as the horizon.

Capt. Michael’s boat is exactly the vessel you want when it comes to practicality and versatility. From fishing in shallow inlets to deeper nearshore waters, his 23’ bay boat can cover a wide range of distance while keeping you safe and dry. She comes outfitted with state-of-the-art navigational equipment and a wireless trolling motor, giving you the ultimate advantage over your prey.

You’ll explore tucked-away inlets and coves to fish for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Seatrout, and Jack Crevalle. You’ll also have the chance to head out further onto nearshore waters to target Kingfish, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, and even Shark species. Capt. Michael is an expert at trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning, so you can switch up your technique if need be, in order to target different species.

Capt. Michael will make sure you’re equipped with top-of-the-line rods and reels. He’s got your fishing license covered as well, and will also offer to clean and fillet your catch for you.

Whether you’re looking to book a hardcore fishing trip or just a relaxing cruise with some light fishing, Fish On Adventure charters will accommodate you. Discover the untouched beauty of Sanibel Island with a local guide and expert who knows all the best spots along the coast. Get ready to relax, crack open a cold one, and come out for a fun day of fishing with Capt. Michael!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $975
    price breakdown
    $975
    This trip is one of the captain's favorite and most popular trips. Your main target is the mighty "Silver King." Challenge yourself with light tackle and don't forget to "bow to the King." This is one of Florida's toughest fighters, so come prepared for battle! Your captain will supply the tackle, bait, and fishing licenses. Bring whatever personal items you need, including snacks and drinks, and get ready for an action-packed adventure. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Nearshore trips entail going a little further out to target a wider variety of species. You can expect to target various Grouper and Snapper species, along with Cobia, Kingfish, and even the occasional Shark species! Capt. Michael will take care of the equipment and fishing licenses, so just bring some snacks and drinks, a hat, and sunblock, and get ready for a productive day fishing around Sanibel Island.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Fish On Adventure charters invites you on a journey through the inshore waters of Sanibel Island. Your main targets are Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout. Land all 3 in one day for a "Backcountry Slam," and become a fishing legend! You can also target Tarpon and Jack Crevalle, among other inshore species. Gear, tackle, and fishing licenses for everyone are included!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Enjoy a relaxing but exciting trip along Pine Island Sound, and hook into Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and many other species! You'll be provided with all the necessary tackle for a successful and productive trip. Bring snacks, drinks, and sunblock, and get ready for an amazing afternoon on the water!
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About the Captain

Michael Werner
Sanibel, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
62 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Captain Michael Werner was born and raised in Southwest Florida. Being a local guide, he has mastered the waters in and around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Matlacha, and many other areas. Michael has a wealth of knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm. His love of fishing can be contagious! Captain Michael is often found guiding his friends and family through the productive waters of Southwest Florida. He also particapates in every local fishing tournament and is a top competitor.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

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

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sanibel to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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VERIFIED   November 26, 2020
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Donna H.
Zionsville, IN
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Extremely enjoyable half day fishing together with Captain Mike!

VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on October 1, 2020
Captain Mike was very patient with us and taught us so many things about fishing ie: Hook bait on, casting, types of fish to...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on January 11, 2021
Great and very accommodating!!!!! Caught multiple fish. Great experience!
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Half Day Trip with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on June 17, 2020
My wife, daughter and I went on a half day morning trip with Captain Nick.  We enjoyed fishing, watching Dolphins, and...
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on July 28, 2020
The Family went fishing and had a positive experience- caught all types of fish!  We even got to hang out with dolphins...
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