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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $699
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $395
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    $395
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
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About the Captain

Dylan Hood
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
11 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!

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

Trip Includes

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

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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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February fishing trip
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Ryan B.
 5.00
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Fishing with Dylan

VERIFIED   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
 5.00
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Half day trip with captian Dylan.

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!

NEW  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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Half day trip Captain Dylan

NEW  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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Shannon G.
Cape Coral, Florida
 5.00
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December fishing trip

December 30, 2019
Our family had the best day ever with Capt Dylan! My son caught his first Tarpon, snook, snapper. We already booked our next...
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