COVID-19 Update: Fishing has been declared essential by the Governor of Florida. Captain is taking extra steps like using bleach to clean the boat and wiping down all gear after each party use.

Whether you’re looking to catch that trophy fish, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, or just relax on the water Salty Native Charters has got you covered!

You’ll be exploring the waters in Southwestern Florida with Captain Jay Rod. Sharing this wonderful place and all it has to offer with you, your family, and friends is the driving force behind what he does every day!

Your ride for the day is a 23’ Aquasport bay boat powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine. She’s equipped with a live well to keep your bait fresh and ample ice storage for your catch and drinks. Up to 5 anglers can fish comfortably aboard this smooth sailing vessel.

Capt. Jay is happy to get on top of whatever fish you’re after. Whether it’s tailing Redfish in Matlacha or sneaking up on Snook in Pine Island, it’s up you to decide! The waters here are packed with Grouper, Snapper, and Tarpon, so you’ll have your pick of Florida’s finest.

All of the fishing you need for a productive day on the water will be provided. Just bring any snacks and drinks you’d like to enjoy and feel free to store them in the onboard icebox.

Whatever your fishing need, rest assured that Salty Native will do all they can to meet them and provide the greatest experience possible!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    This 8-hour trip is “The Full Monty!” You'll have the opportunity to target multiple fish species in a variety of different spots. If you're up for it, stop at one of the many waterfront restaurants for a relaxing lunch! Fishing gear is provided, just pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy throughout the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    The 6-hour fishing charter allows you to explore even more fishing areas, including numerous back bays, grass flats, and nearshore fishing spots. All of your fishing gear, including rods, reels, and tackles is included. Just be sure to bring any snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy throughout the day. Anglers of all skill levels and families with children welcome!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    This 4-hour trip is Capt. Jay's most popular, especially for families with younger children! Depending on the fish you're going after, you'll explore the areas around Matlacha, Pine Island, and Captiva. All your fishing gear is provided, just pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Not an early riser? No problem! This 4-hour afternoon adventure will see that you avoid the morning crowds. This is great trip for anglers of all skill levels and families with children. Depending on what fish you're after, Capt. Jay will take you to productive grounds in Matlacha, Captiva, and Pine Island. Don't worry about your fishing gear – that's all taken care of, just pack snacks and drinks to enjoy throughout the trip.
There are 8 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Jay Rod
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
52 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
Captain Jay Rod was born in South Florida and raised along the waters of Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. He's been a licensed charter captain since 1998. A true local pro, he's fished with and guided many anglers to their dream fish for over 20 years! His passion for the water and all the beauty she holds is something he loves to share with all his guests. Every trip is customized to your needs so you can have your version of the ultimate Florida fishing experience!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Aquasport (Bay boat) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cape Coral to departure site is available and 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

Cape Coral Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (65)
5.0
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Four hour tour with Jay
4 hr tour
4 hr tour
+62
Angler Rating
51
1
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 52 reviews
Carole H.
New Berlin, WI
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 26, 2021
First I want to say Captain Jay was AMAZING! This fishing trip was our first and an absolute blast. It exceeded all expectations....
Carole H. recommends Salty Native Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Jay Rod Captain replied

Stephanie L.
Riverview, Florida
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Awesome Day with Captain Jay!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 1, 2021
We had a fabulous time on the water with Captain Jay! He was great with my kids (age 6-12) and was very knowledgeable about...
Stephanie L. recommends Salty Native Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Jay Rod Captain replied

Scott K.
Laconia, NH
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

6 hour inshore - Awesome trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 27, 2021
Let me just start by saying Jay is awesome. Experienced, smart, personable. This guy is a fisherman. That simple. You will...
Scott K. recommends Salty Native Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Jay Rod Captain replied

Joe D.
Winter Garden, FL
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

6hr Charter with Capt Jay

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 24, 2020
We fished with Jay on November 24, 2020, and had a fabulous time. Jay has been around the water all his life and he knows these...
Joe D. recommends Salty Native Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Jay Rod Captain replied

Mike B.
Owatonna, Minnesota
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Cold and windy day.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 21, 2021
Cold temps and windy conditions made it a tough day fishing.  We tried multiple spots and did catch a nice Spanish Mackerel...
Mike B. recommends Salty Native Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Mike B. recommends Salty Native Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

FAQs about Salty Native Charters

Salty Native Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Native Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Salty Native Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Salty Native Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Pine Island Sound, Matlacha and Estero Bay )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach)
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Salty Native Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Native Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon