Capt Charlies Fishing Charters

Come fish the beautiful waters in Sanibel and target a variety of hard fighting fish with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters! The wide range of fishing terrains found here means you get to customize a trip that’s perfect just for you!

Taking you out for the day will be Captain Charlie Cooper. He grew up on Sanibel Island and there’s nothing he loves more than sharing his native waters with his guests.

You’ll be exploring the inshore and nearshore waters abroad a 20’ Aquasport center console. She’s equipped with a wireless trolling motor for silent navigation through the backcountry and the latest in marine electronics to help you out in deeper waters. Keep your bait fresh in the live well and store your catch and drinks in the onboard icebox.

Stay closer to shore and you’ll explore the backcountry to go after famous Floridian species such as Redfish and Snook. Come Tarpon season you’ll have your chance to battle it out with the hard fighting “Silver King”! To target the bigger guys, including Cobia and Kingfish, you’ll head up to 9 miles out.

Everything you need gear-wise to troll, jig, spin, and pop will be waiting for you on board. Capt. Charlie will also provide bottled water, but feel free to bring any other snacks and drinks you’d like to enjoy. At the end of the trip, he’s happy to clean and fillet any catch you choose to keep.

Get ready for a productive day on the water with a local pro aboard Capt Charlies Fishing Chaters!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 5 persons
    A full day of fishing in Southwestern Florida! This trip gives you ample time to explore all the best fishing on offer. Explore the backcountry for the likes of Snook and Redfish, or head up to 9 miles out to hook Cobia and Kingfish. No need to worry about gear – that's all taken care of. Just pack snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout the day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 5 persons
    This 6-hour trip gives you ample time to explore Southwestern Florida's diverse fishing terrain! Stay closer to shore and go after Redfish and Snook, or head a little further out to try your luck with Cobia and Kingfish. All your gear is provided, just bring snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    Head out for an action-packed morning in the shallows! You'll be going after the likes of Redfish and Snook on this classic Florida inshore trip. Your fishing gear and bottled bottle are provided, just pack sunscreen and any other snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    This is a great way for anglers of all skill levels and families with children to get out for a fun day on the water! You'll be doing a combination of fishing, shelling, and sightseeing in the beautiful natural surroundings around Sanibel Island. Fishing and snorkeling gear are provided, just pack any snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Charles Cooper
Sanibel, Florida, United States
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Becoming a guide was an easy decision for Captain Charlie Cooper. He has spent his whole life fishing, and has caught too many fish not to guide. Captain Charlie loves being out in the nature of Southwest Florida. Nothing gives him greater pleasure than sharing his native waters with guests, and his love and respect for the area is clear to anyone who steps aboard his boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Aquasport (Bay boat) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 3% fee.

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