Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island

You think you’ve got what it takes to complete a “Backcountry Slam,” and land a Redfish, Snook, and Seatrout all in one day? Then join Fish On Adventure charters for an ultimate journey through the backcountry flats, inlets, and nearshore waters around Captiva Island.

Captain Michael Werner runs several different charters out of the Fort Myers area, and he knows these waters like the back of his hand. His Captiva Island charter will have you fishing Pine Island Sound, Tarpon Bay, and all the way down to San Carlos Bay.

You’ll be fishing from a 23’ Sportsman bay boat, great for cruising both inshore and nearshore waters. She provides both versatility and comfort, allowing up to 4 guests to relax, fish, and enjoy a smooth ride. She comes with GPS and fishfinder that’ll lead you to some of the most productive fishing grounds along the coast.

Back bay and inshore trips will see you targeting Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalle. On nearshore trips, you’ll be focused on catching Kingfish, Cobia, and other reef fish such as Mangrove and Lane Snapper, as well as Gag and Black Grouper.

Capt. Michael specializes in a number of techniques, including jigging, popping, spinning, bottom fishing, and trolling. If you need to switch up your style depending on the fish you’re targeting, you’ll have an expert to assist you along the way as much as you need.

All trips come with state-of-the-art equipment, and your fishing license is included as well. If you catch something delicious like Grouper, Capt. Michael will offer to clean and fillet it for you so you can take it home for dinner.

Fish On Adventure charters invites you to join them on Captiva Island for a fun day of fishing, sightseeing, and cruising along the beautiful bay. Capt. Michael is confident that the natural beauty and pristine waters around Captiva Island will captivate you and have you coming back each year for more fun in the sun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $975
    Tarpon trips are always a thrill, and a great way to put your skills to the test. Use light tackle for the ultimate challenge and come face-to-gills with the "Silver King." Rods, reels, and tackle are provided, as well as your fishing license. Pack some sunscreen, sunglass, a hat, and your favorite food and drinks, and get ready to put up a fight!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    On this trip, you'll target Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, and many more. You'll be on high-alert as you may come across a few Shark species as well. A full 8 hours gives you more than enough time to try out a couple of techniques, including trolling and bottom fishing. Rods, reels, tackle, and your fishing license are all included in the trip. Feel free to pack whatever personal items you may need, and get ready to enjoy an action-packed adventure of nearshore fishing!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Try landing Snook, Seatrout, and Redfish all in one day! You'll also be able to target the "Silver Majesty" (Tarpon), one of Florida's toughest fightin' fish. Gear and tackle are included, as well as your fishing license. Feel free to bring along some snacks and drinks, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $450
    Your main targets are Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout. Fort Myers locals refer to this as the "Backcountry Slam." Landing all 3 of these fish in one day will earn you serious respect among some of Captiva's legendary anglers. You'll also be able to target Tarpon and other inshore favorites. Your fishing tackle and license will be provided, so you can get right down to the fun stuff ASAP. Bring some nibbles and drinks, sunblock, and sunglasses, and get ready for a fun day exploring the back bays!

About the Charter Operator

Fish On Adventure Charters
Captiva, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
105 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)

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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

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.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Captiva to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on May 5, 2021
Capt Mike had Capt Scott from Thrill of It All charters take care of us. My husband and I had a wonderful half day charter!...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on July 5, 2021
He was fantastic and very patient with my three boys and myself, as a single Mom.  Thanks for your patience and our delicious...
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Half Day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on February 15, 2021
Great time on the water.  Captain Mike is professional, a great communicator and easy to work with.  His equipment is very...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on July 19, 2021
Captain Mike was amazing.  He was very knowledgeable and helpful.  We had a great time and will definitely be back!
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FAQs about Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island

Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $975 per group - Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (Got 2 of 'em)

Trips booked with Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon