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.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

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.

24 ft
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
Drift Fishing


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

Trip Includes

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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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


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:
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
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%

Bokeelia Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.63 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Two of us went out with Captain Walker of Tide Walker Charter on March 2. We caught 71 fish, 5 species.  Had probably another 100 to 120 bites. None large, but a whole lot of fun!

Russ provided good instructions, excellent service, and interesting commentary about the area we fished. He also taught us some new techniques. If the fish weren’t biting in a spot he didn’t waste our time, but moved us on to another spot.

We’ll be back

Fished March 2, 2018
Russ Walker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 4, 2018

Thank you Steve and Roger. I’ll look to seeing you again. It was my pleasure to serve as your Florida guide. Every Trip is an Adventure. Tide Walker Charters

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Good time was had by all

Fished January 10, 2018
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Fished December 31, 2017
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