Explore the beautiful Fort Myers with Shallow Water Guide Service. Captain Joey Shogren will take you fishing the creeks and shallow back bays, famous for a variety of inshore fish. The season is open year round, so you can join whenever it suits you. Whether you’re after your biggest, tastiest, or very first fish, you’ll find it here!

The trip takes place aboard a 24’ Yellowfin boat that accommodates up to 5 guests. This bay boat is perfect for shallow water you’ll be fishing at, and provides a smooth and comfortable ride. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, the boat will get you to your fishing spot fast. She also features a livewell for the bait, a cooler for your catch, and a fighting chair.

Fill your bucket with Redfish, Snook, Trout, or Tarpon, which are the most popular species around here. You can also target King Mackerel, Permit, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Blacktip Shark, and Mangrove Snapper. Each fish can be caught with a different technique, so you can test out what works best for you.

Capt. Joey always makes sure you have top-notch fishing equipment ready on the boat, including Shimano and Penn rods and reels, artificial lures, live bait, and drinking water. If you love the taste of fish, he’ll clean your catch, so you can prepare it later on. The tastiest dinner is the one you’ve caught yourself!

Shallow Water Guide Service is here to make your day of fishing an unforgettable one. It’s only a few clicks away.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $900
    This 8-hour adventure will take you fishing the back bay and inshore waters of Fort Myers. Target Trout, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Kingfish, and Tarpon when in season. Your fishing equipment is fully covered. Just bring some snacks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $900
    If you're lucky enough to be in town during the Tarpon season, don't miss out on this opportunity! Target Silver King inshore with Capt. Joey for 8 hours and see if you're up to the challenge! When it comes to Floridian fishing experience, it can hardly get better than this!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $650
    Target Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, King Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, and Shark. There's enough time for different targets, it all depends on what time of year you're here. Soft drinks and fishing equipment are covered by the captain, so you only need some sunscreen and snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    This is a seasonal nighttime trip for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, around dock lights, and inlet passes. Avoid the crowded fishing spots and beat the heat by fishing under the moonlight. Fishing at nights offers some of the best fishing in the area.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Target Blacktip, Bull, and Hammerhead Sharks! They are amazing fighters and catching any of them is always fun. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, so you only need to bring some snacks and sun protection. And don't forget to charge your camera for some action photos!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Nothing better than an action-packed morning in the Florida shallows. You'll go after Bull, Blacktip, and Hammerhead Sharks. They fight hard, so you need to do fight back even harder. Make sure your camera is ready for some trophy photos!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    On this short trip, you'll be targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly. You can also go after Mackerel, Grouper, Shark, and Permit. Each day on the water is different and you never know what's going to bite. Kids are welcome too, so make this an adventure for the whole family.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    The four-hour long trip will take you fishing the waters of SW Florida. Captain Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing. Targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly. You can also target other species including Sharks, Permit, King Mackerel, and Grouper depending on the time of year.
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About the Captain

Joey Shogren
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
38 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
Having grown up in Southwest Florida, I developed a passion for fishing at a young age. As a child, I began fishing in the ponds around my home. At 5 years old, my grandfather introduced me to saltwater fishing. As a teenager, I started fishing in local tournaments and started to develop my knowledge of the surrounding waters. From there my passion grew to become my livelihood.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 4-stroke HPDI engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
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 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Fort Myers Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Half day shark trip with Captain Joey
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Joseph L.
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Half day shark trip with Captain Joey

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 8, 2021
We fished for shark for about 2 hours due to one of my sons becoming a little seasick, but in that time, we hooked 7 sharks...
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Sheldon A.
Appleton, Wisconsin
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Morning shark trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sharks (AM) on February 10, 2021
We had a great time. We were on the sharks right away. My son loved the trip and got to catch a six foot black tip. Captain...
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Warren, MI
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Heck of a Half Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sharks (PM) on January 5, 2021
What can we say… absolutely a great day on the water. Captain Joey was on it the entire trip from helping a 83 y/o have a...
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Cambridge, MN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 24, 2021
This trip was awesome!  The Captain had us on fish immediately and kept us on them all morning!  Would highly recommend Shallow...
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Charles L.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Half Day Trip #Awsome

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 16, 2021
Great Guide, Great Boat. Put us on Fish the whole time. Great Trip Most Definitely a must for florida fishing.
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FAQs about Shallow Water Guide Service

Shallow Water Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Night Fishing (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Sharks (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Sharks (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Shallow Water Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Shallow Water Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, Gatorade)
  • Fishing License

Shallow Water Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Shallow Water Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shallow Water Guide Service include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail