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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Capt. Dylan will have you targeting the likes of Snook, Redfish, Snapper, and Trout as you explore Matlacha and Pine Island. Fishing gear and bottled water are provided, just pack snacks, sunscreen, and a hat. Departure time is flexible, get in touch with Capt. Dylan and he'll tailor to your needs.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
  • Private trip
    Shelling, Dolphin, Eco tour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    This is a 4 hour shelling and Dolphin eco tour. Captain Dylan will take you to remote islands and sand bars only accessible by boat. This will boosts your chances to find some very rare and unique sea shells and keep sakes rather than searching for them on populated beaches. Along the way we will spot native wildlife and dolphins. A little lunch stop or fishing can always be rolled into this trip as well!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Explore the bountiful inshore fisheries in the Matlacha and Pine Island area on this 4-hour morning trip! You'll be targeting a variety of fish including Snook, Redfish, Snapper, and Trout. Departure time can be arranged prior to your trip, just let Captain Dylan know and he'll adjust to your needs. Don't forget to pack sunglasses, snacks, special drinks, and sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This 4-hour afternoon trip will see you back on land in time to prepare your fresh catch for dinner! You'll explore the inshore Matlacha and Pine Island fisheries targeting the likes of Snook, Redfish, Snapper, and Trout. Your fishing gear, as well as bottled water, is provided. Just pack any other snacks and refreshments you'd like to enjoy – and don't forget the sunscreen! Departure time is flexible, just get in touch with Capt. Dylan beforehand.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Capt. Dylan takes you where the fish are! You'll target the likes of Snook, Redfish, Snapper, and Trout while exploring the Matlacha and Pine Island area. All your fishing gear and bottled water will be provided, just pack any other snacks and refreshments you'd like to enjoy. Departure time is flexible, get in touch with Capt. Dylan and he'll adapt to your schedule.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    This 8-hour inshore adventure gives you ample time to explore the bountiful fisheries in the Matlacha and Pine Island region. You'll fill up your cooler with the likes of Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Snapper. Capt. Dylan is here to accommodate your needs, so departure time is flexible – just get in touch beforehand. Fishing gear and bottled water are taken care of, but you will want to bring snacks, sunscreen, and any other drinks.
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About the Captain

Dylan Hood
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
26 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Pathfinder 2300 HPS (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO V8 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 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
Must be arranged in advance
Handline
Spearfishing
Must be arranged in advance

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Must be arranged in advance

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
Mandatory for Goliath Grouper

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Snapper limit with snooks!
Snapper limit with snooks!
July 24, 2022
Mangrove Snapper limit caught today for dinner along with snook and groupers. All on a 6 hour trip !

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Joe E.
Sarasota, Florida
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6hr combo trip. 6 people

NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 19, 2022
The overall experience with Capt Dylan was awesome! Fishing, shelling and sightseeing, we did it all! Caught dinner, did some...
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Jamie B.
Menomonee Falls, WI
Excellent
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3 hrs with Capt Dylan

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on March 23, 2022
Headed out of Bokeelia’s Safe Harbor to fish for trout and snook. Had a beautiful day on the water and caught a few fish!...
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Brien S.
Minneapolis, MN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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3 hour fishing with Kraken Coastal Charters

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (AM) on April 7, 2022
Capt. Dylan provided a fantastic experience for my family. Knowledgable and courteous, he put us on some fish, and we enjoyed...
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Lisa B.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family fishing trip with Captain Dylan!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on April 16, 2022
Had the BEST time with Captain Dylan! We had some fun catches, perfect weather and couldn’t have asked for a more accommodating,...
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Brian M.
Lino Lakes, MN
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Captain Dylan - half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 10, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Captain Dylan!  We was great and highly recommended.  He is all about service and ensuring...
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FAQs about Kraken Coastal Charters

Kraken Coastal Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Shelling, Dolphin, Eco tour (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 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
  • Life Jackets Adult sizes only

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