About Time Fishing And Island Excursions

Come and experience the plentiful waters that surround Florida’s Fort Myers with About Time Fishing And Island Excursions! Captain Tj Haley is the man behind the helm of this charter. With over a decade of Floridian fishing experience under his belt, he’s the perfect person to help you target some of the area’s most famous fish, from Snook to Cobia and more.

Capt. Tj may have started casting his line in Florida in 2006, but he’s been fishing for much longer than that. Born in Ohio, he grew up exploring the state’s plentiful waters before deciding to relocate to Fort Myers. Now, he uses his lifetime of angling experience to run a variety of trips in the Sunshine State, for anglers of all skill levels and ages.

Capt. Tj will have you targeting a whole host of impressive species on your trip. Newer anglers and families with little ones can opt for half day adventures. Spend less time on the water and go after inshore fish such as Snook, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout!

More experience under your belt? Spend longer on the water to hook the "Silver King" (Tarpon), huge Redfish, hard-fighting Cobia, and Snapper species. If there’s a specific species you’d like to target, or fishing technique you want to try, let your captain know. He’s more than happy to customize your trip to suit your needs.

All of Capt. Tj’s trips take place on board his 23’ Ranger bay boat, capable of accommodating up to 6 anglers. She’s decked out with top-quality navigational and safety gear. Just make sure you request children’s life vests in advance if needed. Your captain also has an onboard cooler with ice for any snacks and drinks you’d like to bring along.

You’ll be provided with top-quality Penn, Shimano, and St. Croix fishing equipment, as well as a fishing license that covers your whole group. All that’s left is to slather on the sunscreen, and hop aboard About Time Fishing And Island Excursions. It’s "About Time" for your unforgettable angling adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $900
    If you want to experience everything that a Fort Myers fishing experience has to offer, join Capt. Tj on this full day adventure. You'll get to spend 8 hours going after some world-famous fish, including favorites such as Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Cobia. Your captain will make sure you're provided with all the fishing gear you need, as well as a fishing license. Just bring along some snacks and drinks to keep your energy up!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $500
    If you're an early bird, join your captain on this adventure and target Fort Myers' morning bite! You'll generally be going after inshore species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, and the majestic "Silver King" (Tarpon) when in season. Capt. Tj welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels aboard, and will make sure you're decked out with top-quality fishing gear and a license. Just bring your favorite snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    If you'd like to treat yourself to a lie-in before your fishing trip, join Capt. Tj on this 4-hour afternoon adventure. You'll generally be targeting Fort Myers' inshore favorites such as Speckled Trout, Snook, Tarpon, and Redfish. Your captain welcomes anglers of all ages on this trip and will include all tackle, bait, licences, and instruction. Just bring along your favorite snacks and drinks, as well as sunscreen!
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About the Captain

Tj Haley
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2020
Captain Tj Haley has been fishing these waters over 20 years, so it's fair to say that he has the perfect amount of local experience to take you on the trip of a lifetime! Originally from Ohio, he grew up fishing for some of the state's most famous fish, including Walleye, Perch, and Bass, before deciding to relocate to Fort Myers and experience the angling opportunities on offer here. His favourite thing about his job is getting customers on fish, and seeing their reactions when they hook their dream catch!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bay boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha F250 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Fishing was great, Cpt T.J. was awesome!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 3, 2021
We had a wonderful time with Cpt. T.J.  He had a great set up, super knowledgeable, great boat driving! If you need a good...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 30, 2021
Captain TJ shared a lot of local information with us and answered all of our questions. Very personable and showed everyone...
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FAQs about About Time Fishing And Island Excursions

About Time Fishing And Island Excursions offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with About Time Fishing And Island Excursions, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (Fore and aft livewells)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (And cooler with ice for drinks and snacks)

Trips booked with About Time Fishing And Island Excursions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St Croix and Penn rods, Shimano and Penn reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

About Time Fishing And Island Excursions offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

About Time Fishing And Island Excursions offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with About Time Fishing And Island Excursions include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon