Thinline Charters

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 20’ Florida Fisher skiff is a lightweight boat with space for 4 to castaway at the same time. It’s powered by a 115 HP Suzuki 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
    price breakdown
    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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    By adding an extra couple of hours onto your trip not only do you get to visit some other great fishing spots but Captain Justin can throw in some shelling too. Spotted Seatrout and Redfish, are popular catches on this trip. While these fish are superb bag-fillers, you can go bigger and take on a Tarpon during a Fort Myers fishing charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    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 at 8 AM and return at noon, hopefully with a batch of cleaned fish, ready for you to prepare at home to take to a 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 12:00 PM
    price breakdown
    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 reeled in large abundance on even just a half-day on the water.

About the Captain

Justin Richards
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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

Florida Fisher (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine.

20 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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:

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