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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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!
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About the Captain

Michael Werner
Captiva, 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.

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
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
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 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
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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4.96
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Fun day with around Captiva
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94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Eric B.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on December 29, 2020
Great day on the water with Captain Mike.  He got us to the fish fast and often.  Great set up and really nice boat. ...
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Elizabeth K.
Lockport, Illinois
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Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (PM) on September 10, 2020
We started out early in the morning and it didn’t take long to get some bites and catch some snapper. We caught a decent...
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Marcel S.
Minneapolis, MN
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Fun day with around Captiva

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on January 6, 2021
It was a great day fishing, we got tons of competition from the dolphins! Which ended up eating a lot of our releases. It was...
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Half day trip with Capt Mike.

VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (PM) on November 18, 2020
Awesome trip.  On the fish immediately.  We caught over 50 snook, snapper and one grouper.  Capt Mike was especially...
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Taylor K.
Tampa, FL
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore/Back Bay (AM) on September 29, 2020
Our family had a great time. Michael was very active in hunting for good spots and finding fish. We caught redfish, snook,...
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