Capt. Tom Katz will help you land your next trophy, or take you on a relaxing family fishing day! We guarantee fresh fish for dinner on all of the offshore trips!

You’ll join the Capt. Tom on his 32’ central console with 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 fish finding equipment.

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

The crew will provide you with the fishing gear, lures, and bait. You get bottled 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.

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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Fishing intercoastal / light nearshore (up to 5 miles). The fishery off the coast of Fort Myers and Sanibel offers a unique opportunity for all anglers, from a family trip to a day with friends, our fishery never disappoints. Snapper, Snook, Trout, Shark, and Juvenile Grouper are just a few species you'll reel in on this adventure with Blind Date Charters!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $1,000
    Jump on board for an afternoon adventure. Fishing intercoastal and light nearshore (up to 5 miles) in and around Sanibel, FL. The fishery of Fort Myers and Sanibel offers a unique opportunity for all anglers, from a family trip to a day with friends, our nearshore fishery never disappoints. Snapper, Snook, Shark, Trout, and juvenile Grouper are just a few species you'll reel in on a nearshore adventure with Blind Date Charters!
    Targeted fish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    6 hour offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,800
    Fishing up to 20 miles offshore for Yellow-tail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Sharks and other wreck fish. This trip offers the opportunity to get to the smaller wrecks, reefs and ledges off the coast of Sanibel. The goal of this trip is a good time and fresh fish for dinner!
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,700
    Fishing larger reefs, wrecks, and ledges up to 40 miles off the coast of Fort Myers and Sanibel this trip offers a unique opportunity for anglers looking to reel in Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Kingfish, Shark, and many other reef/wreck dwelling species.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
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Brandon S.
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Amazing fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 hour offshore on January 25, 2024
Captain Tom was great, he guaranteed we had a good 6 hours on the water, taking us to a few of his favorite spots to limit...
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Joanna A.
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Definitely Jump Aboard!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on January 23, 2024
We went in 01/2024 and had a fantastic time! Captain Tom had everything ready to go, was pleasant, and an excellent teacher...
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Cecilia L.
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Great captain

VERIFIED   NEW  6 hour offshore on May 25, 2024
This is the boat and crew you want
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Terry L.
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6 hour offshore!

VERIFIED   6 hour offshore on March 8, 2024
Was a Great day on t water! Blessed with nice weather and an excellent captain Tom! Equipment and boat excellent! And Captain...
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Seth S.
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Awesome Trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on November 22, 2023
Fishing started a little slow due to the tides. Captain was relentless in the search of fish and ultimately put us on some...
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FAQs about Blind Date Charters – Cape Coral

Blind Date Charters – Cape Coral offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $250 per person after 4 guests - 6 hour offshore (6 hours)
  • US $2,700 per group, additional US $250 per person after 4 guests - 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Blind Date Charters – Cape Coral, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Located inside with center console, the toilet "head" is private and enclosed.
  • GPS Simrad
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Simrad

Trips booked with Blind Date Charters – Cape Coral include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait is used at the discretion of the Captain, if live bait is needed it will be caught on the way offshore. We do use live shrimp often on the inshore and nearshore trips.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (cleaning and filleting is included in the trip price. It is part of the trip time and generally takes about 30 mins.)
  • Drinks (Water Only)
  • First Mate (20% )
  • Fishing License (All fishing licenses are included.)

Blind Date Charters – Cape Coral offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Depending on the sea state and weather conditions we travel 1-100 miles offshore, depending on what trip you have booked.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

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

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

Meet the Captain

Tom Katz
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
134 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
79 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2019
Captain Tom has been fishing the Gulf waters of Florida his whole life. His dream came true when he became a charter captain and started showing others the beauty that Southwest Florida offers. For him, watching people reel in fish, relaxing on the boat, and creating memories that will last a lifetime is the best part of his job!
Our Team
Tom K.
Captain
Chelsey K.
Business associate

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
Depending on the sea state and weather conditions we travel 1-100 miles offshore, depending on what trip you have booked.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Located inside with center console, the toilet "head" is private and enclosed.
GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar
Simrad

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait is used at the discretion of the Captain, if live bait is needed it will be caught on the way offshore. We do use live shrimp often on the inshore and nearshore trips.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
cleaning and filleting is included in the trip price. It is part of the trip time and generally takes about 30 mins.
Drinks
Water Only
First Mate
20%
Fishing License
All fishing licenses are included.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
We always enjoy having kids on board. I take my kids offshore often (age 3, 5 and 8). We do not recommend taking your children offshore until they are able to keep their balance and communicate their needs clearly.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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