With Blind Date Charters you definitely get to be spoiled for choice. There’s something for everyone and the waters surrounding Fort Myers give ample opportunities to try your luck with all kinds of fish. Capt. Tom Katz will help you land your next trophy, or he will take you to gorgeous sight-seeing tours where you might encounter dolphins or manatees. 

For all those wonderful outings to the sea, you’ll join the captain on his
2017 Sportsman 312 central console. The boat is 32’ long and there’s ample room for up to 6 passengers. Two 300 HP Yamaha engines will help you slice the waves effortlessly. Additionally, the vessel is fitted with Simrad fishfinding equipment.

Offered trips cover various fishing locations, allowing you to choose from inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing grounds. If you want to try your hand at bottom fishing, the crew will also gladly take you to rich local reefs and wrecks. With such a diverse choice of locations, you’ll be able to target the likes of Kingfish, Wahoo, and Red Snapper, just to name a few.

The crew, which includes a first mate will provide you with the fishing gear, lures, and bait. You get water on board, but you are responsible for your snacks. You get to keep your catch fresh in an ice-box provided onboard. Families with children are welcome and for passengers’ convenience, an onboard toilet is available.

Whether you want to have a fishing adventure to your special liking, or simply have a relaxing day at the sea, all you need to do is book the right package!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,900
    Are you the thrill seeking type that has a desire for line tugging, drag ripping fish? Well you're in luck, here you'll be able to chose form Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Tuna, Shark, Barracuda, and more. Navigating offshore to deep ocean wrecks, reefs, and ledges the captain knows when to fish and where to fish in the local Gulf waters. Tight Lines!
  • Private trip
    Fish & Fun
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,185
    This trip is perfect for the couple or family who wants to experience the fun of fishing while also taking time to relax at a local restaurant! This trip starts out with action packed fishing inshore or nearshore. You will fish for the first four hours and then head to a restaurant to eat lunch. Ready to have some fun? All you have to do is book and meet the captain at the dock!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,185
    The early bird gets the worm! Jump on board to catch the early morning Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, and Kingfish bite.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $1,185
    Jump on board for an afternoon adventure. Reel in a fresh catch of Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, and many more Gulf species. This trip ends with a spectacular sunset ride home.
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About the Captain

Tom Katz
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
27 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Capt. Tom here! I've fished the Gulf waters of Florida my entire life. Becoming a charter captain and showing others the beauty that Southwest Florida has to offer is my dream come true. Watching people reel in fish, relaxing on the boat, and creating memories that will last a lifetime is the best part of my job!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sportsman 312 (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 300 engines.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 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

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

American Red Snapper (Catch & Release) S
American Red Snapper (Catch & Release) S
May 4, 2021
This fish, caught on a 'magbay jigging lure' was sent back down to the bottom on this weeks offshore trip. American Red Snapper Season runs from June 1, 2021- August 3, 2021. Looking forward to a great season!
Red Grouper - Fishing for Grouper in the
Red Grouper - Fishing for Grouper in the
April 25, 2021
The Grouper bite has been on fire! Off the coast of Sanibel the XL Red Grouper are showing up. We are also seeing really nice Mutton Snapper and a few Black fin Tuna.

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kevin S.
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6 hour off shore trip with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 5, 2020
Many of us (6 in total) had never gone on a fishing trip into the Gulf.  Capt. Tom did a nice job of making us feel at easy...
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Englewood, CO
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Crushing it on full day trip with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on March 15, 2021
Blind Date Charters and Captain Tom are the real deal!  State of the art boat/equipment and knowledge of where the fish are. ...
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Full day with Capt. Tom was Awesome!

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on February 17, 2021
Capt. Tom put us on fish!  We had a blast!  He was a wonderful captain and we had a great time catching a ton of fish! ...
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Sarasota, Florida
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Full day charter with Captain Tom

Full Day Fishing Trip on November 28, 2020
We are from Tampa, we decided to fish out of Fort Myers and couldn’t have picked a better captain, Tom was very knowledgeable...
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Half day trip with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 27, 2020
Captain Tom was awesome! He put us on the fish right away. Grouper, snapper, and even cobia! And the best part was the end...
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FAQs about Blind Date Charters

Blind Date Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,185 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,185 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Fish & Fun (6 hours)
  • $1,185 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Fishing Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Blind Date Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Simrad)
  • Fishfinder (Simrad)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Blind Date Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water Only)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Blind Date Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Blind Date Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blind Date Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo