Crabby Charters - Deep Sea Fishing

Black Marlin Ln
Cape Coral FL, United States

Crabby Charters welcomes you aboard for a fantastic day offshore fishing, launching from Cape Coral and traveling up to 60 miles out in search of monster fish. Target Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, and hard-fighting Kingfish and Hammerhead Sharks around the deep-sea reefs offshore, then head home with a trunk of delicious freezer-fillers.

The Crabby is a 35’ Bertram Convertible with a 14’ beam. She has plenty of comfortable seating, as well as air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a large cabin area. She also has a spacious deck for fishing or just enjoying the ride. She is extremely stable at anchor.

The vessel is equipped with a full battery of marine electronics to get you on the fish. Her outriggers and downriggers spread you lines far and wide and her quality fishing tackle makes sure nothing escapes your hook. Not that it will want to, with a livewell full of fresh live bait and a variety of lures to tempt even the fussiest eater.

Captain Craig has spent his whole life fishing these waters and knows exactly where to find the biggest fish. All trips come with tackle, bait, ice, and cleaning and filleting for all your catch. Licenses are covered by the boat, so all you have to bring is sunscreen, a camera, and your biggest cooler, because you’re going to catch a lot of fish!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Sep - 31 May
    US$ 1250
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Spend the whole day fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Porgies, Grunts, and Amberjack. Head up to 60 miles offshore to less visited spots for your best chance of bigger fish.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Sep - 31 May
    US$ 995
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Offshore fishing charter for Grouper, Snapper, Porgies, and Amberjack, with a good chance at bigger fish and keeper Grouper. You will be fishing up 50 miles offshore.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Flybridge) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 310HP Peninsular Diesel inboards engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

35 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Craig Best
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Member since February 2015
I’ve spent my life fishing and have the offshore fishing experience necessary to ensure that you have a safe, fun, and successful charter. As a full-time deep sea captain, my entire reputation is built on your positive experience, so rest assured that I will give you full effort every trip. It’s more than a hobby to me. It’s my life.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 90%

Cape Coral Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Awesome time Thank you Captain Craig!

Fished April 8, 2018
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Fished March 31, 2016
Craig Best (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 8, 2016

Thanks for Doug it was pleasure having you and your crew aboard, and great job on your big grouper!

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