Explore the murky, Fort Myers backwaters with Thinline Charters. All levels of experience are encouraged to join this fishing charter and Captain Justin loves to teach a trick or two, making it a perfect trip for beginners. With 14 years of fishing in these waters under his belt, he knows the best spots to allow the fish to guzzle at your bait.

His brand new 25’ C-Hawk flats boat is a lightweight vessel with space for 4 guests to cast away at the same time. It’s powered by a 115 HP Mercury engine, allowing you to whizz between the best backwater fishing grounds. It features a live well and an icebox, so you’ll be able to keep your day’s takings fresh for some delicious meals over the coming days.

Captain Justin’s trips specialize in light tackle, spinning and fly fishing. If you’re unfamiliar with any of these techniques then he is always on hand to instruct you on how to reel them in. Expect to go after Cobia, Permit, and Redfish on these trips.

Thinline Charters provides fishing licenses and is well stocked with all the gear that you’ll need for this backwater adventure. Rods, reels, tackle, fly fishing gear, and live bait are all included in the price. If you’re a novice at cleaning your fish after a catch then there’s no need for concern as the crew can do that for you.

The Florida sun brings along with it a deep thirst, so make sure you take some refreshments with you on this superb cruise in the Fort Myers backwaters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    If you decided to head to Fort Myers with fishing on your mind then this is the ideal trip for you. When the fish are in high abundance in the summer, chances are you'll return home with a fairly big range of fish in your cooler. Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, and Snook are some of the favorite catches in these waters.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    By adding an extra couple of hours to your trip, you'll get to visit some other great fishing spots in the area. Spotted Seatrout and Redfish are popular catches on this trip. While these fish are superb bag-fillers, you can also go bigger and take on a Tarpon when they're in season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $500
    For those who like to get up early and attack the day then this trip is the one for you. You'll leave the pier in the morning and return around noon, hopefully with some fish in tow. Once you're back at the dock, the captain will clean your catch so it's ready for you to take home or to a nearby restaurant. There's no better feeling than enjoying your favorite catch on a plate after a morning on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    This is the ideal trip to take your family on. There's no need to wake them up too early in this relaxing yet funfilled afternoon adventure. It's the perfect opportunity for them to learn a thing or two about fishing and to discover a passion for the sport inside them. Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and Spotted Seatrout can be all be reeled in on this trip.
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About the Captain

Justin Richards
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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8 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since July 2019
Born and bred in the area, Captain Justin has been fishing in the Fort Myers backwaters since he was a child. Having held a captain license for 14 years, he has a great range of personal knowledge of the area and its fishing grounds. He doesn't fish for the sake of it but is very passionate about what he does. He wants to spread this deeply held passion by teaching you about the sport and how to maximize your catches on his charter trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

C-Hawk (Flats boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Great Trip!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 6, 2021
We had a great trip and overall a really fun time. Justin worked really hard to make the trip great and really knew his...
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Amazing Half Day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 22, 2021
Had a great time catching some monster fish!!! Highly recommend!!!
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Half day trip with Captain Richards

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 31, 2021
Phenomenal Captain, who helped us land an “inland grand slam!” Very energetic and great experience for the boys! Will definitely...
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Half day trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 23, 2021
Captain Justin takes this seriously. He worked hard to keep our lines in the water and catching fish. We hope to book him next...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 29, 2021
Great day on water but limited fish. Captain Justin tried his best . Boat beautiful.
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FAQs about Thinline Charters

Thinline Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Thinline Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Thinline Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Thinline Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Thinline Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Thinline Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon