First Lite Charters invites you to join them for an unforgettable day of fishing! Captain Justin Diaz has been fishing all his life in the area and knows these waters like the palm of his hand. Since Fort Myers is blessed with a year round fishing season, you can take a trip with Capt. Justin anytime you want. His trips are family-friendly and you’ll enjoy them even if you’re a novice.

Hop aboard a 22’ Action Craft, that accommodates up to four guests. This brand new bay boat was built in 2020 and has the latest navigational electronics. There’s a 200 HP Suzuki engine, a wireless trolling motor that will let you sneak up on the fish quietly, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

Even half day trips offer lots of different fish species to catch. You can go after Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Ladyfish, and Snapper. If you’re after slightly bigger fish, take a longer trip and you can also add Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Jack Crevalle to your target list.

Capt. Justin will provide you with Star rods and Daiwa reels, fresh water, and licenses. If you’re using live bait, it can be either prepared in advance or you’ll catch it during the trip. You only need to bring some snacks and sun protection. Kids of all ages are welcome but mention them in advance, so the captain can prepare life vests in the right size.

Join First Lite Charters and catch the tastiest fish you’re ever going to eat!



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
    $825
    Full 8-hour charters offer ample time on the water. This trip gives you plenty of time to head to local eateries or watering holes. Do some sightseeing as well, and travel a little further to prime fishing territory! A truly all-encompassing Florida experience!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $625
    A unique trip offering a little more time on the water. This will afford you the opportunity to head a little further north into pine island sound, weather dependent! Go after Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    Half day trips are extremely popular with families who have kids, since you won't spend the whole day on the boat. This is just enough time to learn the basics, catch your first fish, and enjoy the ride. Your fishing equipment and licenses are fully covered.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $425
    Skip the lazy afternoon and go fishing! Capt. Justin will provide your fishing equipment, licenses, and water. Bring some snacks and sunglasses. This trip is perfect if you're a novice or a family with kids.
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About the Captain

Justin Diaz
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
I’m a native Floridian who grew up on the water. I've been fishing for most of my life! I want to invite you to join me on a great day all around fishing and just, in general, enjoying a great time outdoors. Born and raised in southwest Florida my local knowledge of the area will put fish in the boat! The places where I fished the most are the 10,000 islands, Estero, and Pine Island Sound! Come enjoy a great day on the water!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Action Craft (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 Fort Myers to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

The Reds are chewing!
The Reds are chewing!
September 12, 2021
Saturday was a solid day of bent rods and acreaming drags! Clients wanted to fish in a tournament and it was a solid day of catching!

Customer Reviews

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Big red fish
First fish!! Way to go buddy!!
Half day
+4
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Hollis S.
Biloxi, MS
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Half day trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 27, 2021
We have never been on a charter fishing trip until today it was our honeymoon. I have to give Justin 5+ stars he was attentive,...
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VLG OF LAKEWD, IL
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Half Day trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 6, 2021
I highly recommend this trip.  Captain Justin was fantastic.  He is highly knowledgeable and can cast on the money.  I went...
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Alfredo D.
Aurora, IL
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Half day trip with captain Diaz

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 13, 2021
Justin was absolutely awesome!! This was my grandson’s first fishing trip and he loved it! Justin took the time to make sure...
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Grapevine, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 22, 2021
Had a blast. Caught my first Red fish. Capt. made it a run day on the water. Always moving to spots to find the next bite....
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Michael M.
North Fort Myers, Florida
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 15, 2021
Tide wouldn’t cooperate so we didn’t catch a lot.  But the Capt. Worked his ass off.  We will be back again.  Super...
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FAQs about First Lite Charters LLC

First Lite Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with First Lite Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with First Lite Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Star rods and Daiwa Reels)
  • Live Bait (Either caught prior or as a part of the trip)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

First Lite Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

First Lite Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with First Lite Charters LLC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon