Tide Walker Charters

13920 Waterfront Drive
Bokeelia FL, United States

Tide Walker Charters are based in Cape Coral, Florida, and run fishing trips at Pine Island, Boca Grande, Cape Coral, Bokeelia, and Matlacha. Captain Russ has more than 37 years of experience in the field and is an accomplished artist and public speaker in addition to being a savvy fisherman. Beginners and children are always welcome as Captain Russ is always happy to introduce more people to the exciting world of fishing.

You will be fishing on a 24’ VIP Bay Stealth center console boat that is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. In addition to all the necessary safety and navigation equipment, it also sports two live wells, as well as a 10’ Bimini Top to provide you with enough shade during the hot summer days. As of October 31, 2017, Tide Walker Charters have caught over 18,000 fish on this boat, so it definitely gets the job done.

Your regular fishing trip will involve sailing up to around three miles out to catch fish such as Snook, Pompano, Redfish, Grouper, Mackerel, Tarpon (when in season), and more. After the trip, Captain Russ will clean and fillet any fish you catch, place them in a ziplock bag, and provide you with some ice for the trip home.

The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and lures, bait, as well as a valid saltwater fishing license and Snook tag. A Yeti type cooler can be found on the boat to store any drinks you might want to bring and includes lots of ice and free bottled water. All that’s left for you is to bring a pair of sunglasses and a smile so the trip can begin.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Get up early and prepare yourself for a real action-packed fishing adventure! You will be fishing for inshore and nearshore waters for Pompano, Redfish, Grouper, Snook, Tarpon (when in season) among others. Fishing gear and licenses are included in the price. Marina Parking is $15.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Pompano
Redfish
Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

VIP Bay Stealth (Center console) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2008. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
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 4% fee.

About the Captain

Russ Walker
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
9
25
Local in Cape Coral, from offshore to intercoastal, from Texas Coast, Louisiana, both coasts of Florida to the Keys, he has fished it. Captain Russ has spent more than 35 years fishing and is happy to share his knowledge with all who are interested. Apart from fishing, he is also an accomplished public speaker, as well as poet and painter besides.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.63
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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100%
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Steve Bruchman
Orlando, Florida
 4.67
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Half day trip with Captain Russ Walker

VERIFIED   March 2, 2018
Two of us went out with Captain Walker of Tide Walker Charter on March 2. We caught 71 fish, 5 species.  Had probably...
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Scott Cavell
Ellenton, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with Russ

VERIFIED   December 31, 2017
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Nick Richards
Fort Myers, Florida
 4.33
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Fishing with Russ

VERIFIED   January 10, 2018
Good time was had by all
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Dale Goby
United States
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 23, 2017
Very knowledgeable about the area and fish. He did a great job to make our experience enjoyable and fun as well. Captain truly...
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Kimberly Guenther
Serbia
 5.00
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Can't say enough goods!

May 30, 2015
I cant say enough goods about our trip.  We didn’t catch anything large enough to keep, however we caught a lot...
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