SW Florida Fishing & Eco Adventures

Whether you’re looking for the perfect way to introduce your kids to the joys of angling or you’re chasing the next trophy to reel in, SW Florida Fishing & Eco Adventures has the trip for you! Captain Ryan Silva will take you into the productive waters of SW Florida and put you on top of the best local hotspots.

Join him for this angling adventure on board his 20’ Mako. She’s a center console – the perfect jack-of-all-trades boat that can take you through mangrove pathways or into the waves away from the coast. You can bring two of your fishing buddies with you, 3 anglers and the captain can fish comfortably at the same time. The boat is powered by a 150 HP Johnson outboard engine, as well as a wireless trolling motor – you’ll get to your fish quickly and keep your cast steady once you’re on top of it.

And there’s plenty of fish species to go after, with Capt. Ryan. Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Groupers, Sheepshead, and other species can all be hooked up. If you’re looking for a challenge of your fighting skills you can target Cobia or Pompano, some of the toughest fighters in these waters.

The charter will supply you with all the required tackle, except fly fishing gear – you’ll have to bring your own. There’s no minimum age for kids and the captain provides life jackets in all sizes. However, if you have your own comfortable vests, Capt. Ryan recommends you to bring those instead.

If you want to explore the waters of SW Florida for the first time, or you’re a pro looking for the biggest challenge around, book a trip with SW Florida Fishing & Eco Adventures. Cast off on a fishing excursion you’ll never forget!



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
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    Spend the entire day in the productive waters of Florida going after Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Tarpon, Sharks, Mackerel, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $510
    up to 3 persons
    Don't have all day for a full day trip but want a little more time than a half day? Try a 3/4 day trip. This trip consists of fishing for Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Trout, Sharks, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Grouper, Cobia, Pompano, and many more species. You will be fishing in all the local hot spots of SWFL.

About the Captain

Ryan Silva
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since April 2015
"I have fished the waters of Southwest Florida my whole life. I love fishing and it is my passion. There is nothing better than watching a kid catch his dream fish and seeing the smile on their face. This is why I have chosen this career of being a charter captain." Captain Ryan Silva will provide you with a courteous and professional service, even before you set foot on board with him. He loves teaching his guests the tricks of fishing and showing them just how wonderful the outdoors of SW Florida really is.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2004. Powered by a 150HP 2004 BRP Johnson engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Great experience!
Great experience!
I love the spot on redfish plus the color in the tail.
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Pat M.
Jacksonville, Florida
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I would recommend SW Florida Fishing and Eco. My friend and I wanted to experience a couple of different things that afternoon....
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Melissa K.
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 5.00
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VERIFIED   January 5, 2016
Captain Ryan was thoughtful enough to call the day before and forewarn us that the weather conditions weren’t ideal for...
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Alley L.
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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May 14, 2015
The first time I went fishing with Captain Ryan was probably the best fishing trip I have ever had. We caught a ton of snook...
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Luke P.
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Best time on the water!

May 28, 2015
I had the best time fishing out on the water for different types of fish! Captain Ryan Silva was very knowledgeable about everything...
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Sylvia G.
Cambridge, Ontario
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Eco tour

April 24, 2015
Absolutely amazing day on the water with a fabulous and knowledgable captain, Ryan. We went in search of wildlife and we found...
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