Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Bokeelia

Never 2 Nauti Fishing Charters is all about family fun, learning how to fish, and spending some quality time in nature. Captain Gerald Hernandez has been fishing for over 30 years and he can launch from any boat ramp in Lee County.

You’ll be fishing from a 22’ Pathfinder TRS 2200 bay boat. Built in 2020, she’s brand new and equipped with all necessary safety and navigational gear. Higher topsides make the boat a great option for family trips. As there’s no minimum age policy, bring your kids along. The captain has life vests for kids as well but you’ll need to bring your own vests if the kids are younger than 10.

Almost any fish that swims the inshore and nearshore waters in the area can be your catch. You’ll target all kinds of Snappers and Groupers, Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and many more. You can keep anything that’s within regulations and Capt. Gerald will clean and fillet it for you after the trip.

The Captain will also prepare your Shimano and Daiwa fishing equipment. He uses all spinning reels, that are suitable for all skill levels and also has both right-hand and left-hand models. When it comes to live bait, you can discuss with him in advance whether you want it to be prepared before the trip or catch it with the captain when the trip starts.

Bring sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, and your snacks and drinks for the day. In case you have a cooler for the drinks, feel free to bring it with you.

The launching spots are flexible (you can depart from Matlacha), so get in touch with the captain and start your adventure the way it suits you the most.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $700
    On this trip, Captain Gerald will take you to inshore flats, nearshore reef fishing, and mangrove shoreline. More fishing time gives you a better chance to learn the tricks and level up. The captain will provide all necessary fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    More time on the boat gives you more time for fishing and catching the tastiest bite out there. You'll target Flounder, Snook, Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, and many more. The captain will provide your fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    Bring your kids along and teach them to fish. In case you're left-handed, the captain also has necessary gear for you. Contact the captain to check your launching spot, as he's very flexible about it.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    You'll target all kinds of inshore and nearshore species, such as Snapper, Grouper, Flounder, Trout, and many more. The boat has dry storage, so don't worry about your stuff getting wet. Bring your snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Gerald Hernandez
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
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41 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2019
"I love the water and running a boat on the water. I love showing people how to fish. And for most I love fishing." Captain Gerald was born and raised in the area and he’s been fishing the local waters for 30 years. In 2019 he finally decided to go pro and turn his passion into a career, so he got his captain’s licenses. He specializes in inshore, flats, back bay, and nearshore fishing. He loves teaching kids how to fish and having them experience the great outdoors.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder TRS 2200 (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 5, 2021
Fun day out with Captain Gerry.  Very knowledgeable and friendly.  Helped with all aspects of the trip and caught some nice...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 29, 2020
Captain Gerry was incredible…he spent time teaching me the ropes of fishing Pine Island Sound, he even invited me to go bait...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 19, 2021
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He knew what he was doing, the weather was very windy

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 1, 2021
The captain was very knowledgeable, but due to the weather his favorite spots unfortunately didn’t materialize
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FAQs about Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Bokeelia

Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Bokeelia offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Bokeelia, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Bokeelia include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Bokeelia offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Bokeelia offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Bokeelia include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout