Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters

Luck o’ The Irish Fishing Charters will guide you to some of the most exciting back-bay fishing spots in Southwest Florida. This charter is well-known for being family-friendly and striving to accommodate guests of all ages. Captain Richard Treacy believes that everyone should have a chance to experience fishing, regardless of their previous (in)experience. Each guest on the boat gets a maximum effort from the crew.

These affordable trips will take you exploring the spots behind Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel. The crew specializes in fishing the mangroves and targeting Redfish, Snapper, Trout, Sheepshead, Snook, Shark, and more. Along the way, you may spot native water birds, turtles, manta rays, and other peculiar inhabitants.

Capt. Rich welcomes you aboard his 27’ Carolina Skiff. This center console accommodates up to 4 guests and there’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time. The boat doesn’t have a toilet but this won’t cause any troubles because you’ll always be 5 minutes away from public restrooms.

The captain will cover your fishing equipment and prepare enough live bait in advance. You need to bring your snacks and drinks for the day. If you’re booking a longer trip, an ice box will be handy, to keep those drinks cold throughout the day. If you want the captain to clean your catch, tipping is appreciated.

Luck o’ The Irish Fishing Charters will help you have a perfect day in the bay with people you love. Hook the fish and see yourself hooked to fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Back Bay
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This full day fishing adventure is tailored for private parties. Take all the time you need and end the trip as a true pro angler. You'll be able to target Snapper, Snook, Grouper, Redfish, and other back-bay species. The captain will make sure your fishing equipment is covered, so you only need to prepare snacks and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Back Bay
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Explore the waters around Fort Mayers and target Snapper, Grouper, Snook, Redfish, and more. As it can get very hot in the Sunshine State, don't forget to bring sunscreen with high SPF. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment, while your drinks and snacks are up to you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Back Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Short trips are perfect for families with small kids, especially if it's their first time on the boat. The captain covers safety vests for all ages but inform him in advance if your child is under 5 years old. Bring snacks and drinks for the day and don't forget to bring quality sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Back Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Afternoon trips are perfect for those who want to take it easy, as the fish are less active. Target back-bay species and earn yourself a dinner. If your kid is under 5 years old, inform the captain in advance, so he can prepare the right size for life jackets. Your fishing equipment is completely covered.
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About the Captain

Richard Treacy
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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6 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2018
Luck o’ The Irish Fishing Charters was named after Capt. Rich's origins. Born in Tullamore, Ireland in 1979, he decided to come to the US in 2001. He found his new home in Southwest Florida, where he could pursue his deepest passion –fishing. The only thing Capt. Rich enjoys more than pulling in a big Red is helping his guests experience the same excitement! He has made quite the life for himself over the last 19 years, with a beautiful home and family to show for it. He takes great pride in how far he has come and loves to pass that same Irish luck on to his passengers.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

Rating Summary
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4.78
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Experience
Half Day with Captain Frankie
Half Day with Captain Frankie
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
75%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Pamela R.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
 4.67
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Half Day with Captain Frankie

VERIFIED   March 18, 2020
Fishing trip was so fun although we did catch a lot this time.  Frankie is very knowledgeable and teaches you a lot about...
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Jodie M.
Bull Valley, IL
 5.00
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Great Afternoon

VERIFIED   March 7, 2020
We had a great afternoon! We caught so many fish! Super helpful captain and reasonable price!
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Timothy P.
Cape Coral, FL
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 16, 2020
Captain Frank turned a tough bite into a fantastic bite with his expertise! Was a great trip would highly recommend! The fish...
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Casie W.
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Amazing Day

August 2, 2019
If you want the best fishing trip possible, use Luck o’ The Irish Fishing Charters! The most fun to have is with them!
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November 3, 2019
Great experience would recommend to all my friends had a blast
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