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Kraken Coastal Charters

Join Kraken Coastal Charters and Captain Dylan Hood for a fishing adventure you won’t forget! Capt. Dylan has been fishing the local waters for over two decades and knows how to get you on top of the fish you’re after.

You’ll be casting off of a 23’ Pathfinder bay boat, powered by a speedy 250 HP Yamaha SHO V8 engine. She’s equipped with top of the line Garmin electronics, a live well, and wireless trolling motor for when you need to slow things down and get stealthy! She can accommodate up to 6 anglers and children are always welcome aboard.

The Pine Island area is one of the best-known fishing destinations in Southwest Florida, owing to its plentiful year-round fishery. Depending on what you’re aiming for, you’ll go after anything from Redfish, Snook, and Trout, to Tarpon and Snapper. Spearfishing, fly fishing, and bowfishing can also be arranged – just let Capt. Dylan know in advance if that’s what you’d like to do!

Capt. Dylan will supply everything you need for a productive day of fishing, including rods, reels, and tackle. He’ll also provide bottled water, though you’re free to bring any other snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy. At the end of the day, he’ll clean and bag your catch for easy transport home.

Have the true Florida inshore experience with a seasoned local guide aboard Kraken Coastal Charters!



About the Captain

Dylan Hood
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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13 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2019
Captain Dylan Hood has been fishing the Florida waters since he was 8 years old. He got his first boat at 15 and hasn't lost his passion for angling since! Capt. Dylan wears many hats, aside from being a licensed charter captain, he's a full-time firefighter and a licensed paramedic! He loves to take anglers of all skill levels out and especially enjoys seeing how excited the little ones get about catching their first fish. Have the true Florida inshore fishing experience with Kraken Coastal Charters!

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2300 HPS (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO V8 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Fishing with Dylan

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on January 14, 2020
We came down from Minnesota to fish with Dylan for a surprise 13th birthday fishing trip for my oldest son. Dylan was well...
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Hunter H.
Miami, Florida
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Half day trip with captian Dylan.

4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 28, 2019
I booked a half day charter with captain Dylan. The boat was very comfy and he was extremely accommodating to our son. We...
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Tampa, Florida
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Awesome experience!

4 Hour Trip (AM) on February 19, 2020
We had an amazing time! Everything was perfect! We had another trip booked with another place and it fell through things happen...
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Marengo, IL
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4 Hour Trip (AM) on February 16, 2020
First time for a charter fishing trip Captain Dylan was great we caught seven different species of fish. We never got bored...
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Andrew H.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Fish on!

4 Hour Trip (AM) on January 24, 2020
Capt Dylan was fantastic. He knew right where to take us and put us on fish 2 out of 2 times. He even filleted our sheepshead...
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FAQs about Kraken Coastal Charters

Kraken Coastal Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Kraken Coastal Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water )
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Must be arranged in advance)

Kraken Coastal Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Kraken Coastal Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing (Must be arranged in advance)
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing (Must be arranged in advance )

Top targeted fish species with Kraken Coastal Charters include:
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail