Welcome to Livin’ The Dream Fishing Charters, where Capt. Larry Birt will help you live your fishing dreams! Marco Island, the Goodland area and the world-famous 10,000 Islands are within reach with Capt. Birt. He’ll make sure you have the best time fishing in his areas of expertise: nearshore waters, calm backwater and the nearshore wrecks.

Make yourself at home aboard a 22ft Blackjack Boat, powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and maximum speed of 50 knots. With a speed like that, you’ll be fishing inshore and nearshore the most beautiful waters in Florida before you know it. The boat can take up to 3 people. There’s a GPS, a Minn Kota wireless trolling motor and an ice box to keep your fish and your drinks cool.

No matter your skill level, Capt. Birt will help you have the best time fishing. He’ll provide you with a Penn Tackle and a fishing license. There’s also a live bait tank, and it’s up to you to choose whether you want the Captain to prepare it before or you want to catch it during the trip. In case you decide you want to keep what you caught, catch cleaning is included in the price. There’s no age limit for children, just don’t forget to bring life jackets for your young crew members. With 20 years of experience, Capt. Birt is eager to help you fish and he wants to make sure you get to experience what he’s experienced being a fisherman all his life.

With Capt. Birt by your side, you’ll go after fish inshore and nearshore, with a variety of species you can catch: Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon and Pompano, among others. Capt. Birt especially enjoys teaching and improving fishing technique, so whether you want to improve your angler skills or you’ve always wanted to try but never had the chance, Livin’ The Dream Fishing Charters is the right choice.

Relaxed atmosphere, a chance to explore some hidden gems most people never get to see and pure fun is what this trip is going to be about, all you need to do is bring some snacks and sunscreen!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $550
    An afternoon adventure for up to 3 people (no age limit) who are looking for a relaxed and fun day fishing in the nearshore and backwater areas. Target species include Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout and Pompano but there´s many others that you can expect on this half day trip with a captain who´s only goal is to ensure you have an amazing day fishing no matter your age or level of experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    A morning of nearshore and backwater fishing with an experienced Captain, and a chance to visit wrecks a few miles from the shore. Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout and Pompano are the target species if you´re looking for an entertaining day on board. If you prefer to spend a day relaxing, or if you want to take your family for a fun activity together (no age limit for children), this adventure is for you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    This 6h long trip will take you fishing in nearshore and calm backwater areas, with an experienced Captain familiar with local and hidden fishing spots by your side. This is a trip for up to 3 people (no age limit), with any level of experience. You can expect to catch Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout and Pompano, among other species. If you want a relaxed day on board, someone to teach you or your kids how to fish, or if you’re looking for an adventurous fishing day, fishing license and gear awaits you.
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About the Captain

Larry Birt
Marco Island, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
43 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2020
Captain Birt is an experienced captain who has been fishing for over 20 years, watching and being around fishermen for as long as he can remember. Since he is a local, he´ll be delighted to help you discover some of the best fishing places and secret spots where he´s also learnt to fish. He´s specialized in nearshore and calm backwater areas, sometimes also exploring the nearshore wrecks. He loves teaching families (especially kids!) how to fish and helping those who already have some experience improve. Since he´s fished his entire life, being a Captain and sharing the joy of fishing has always been on his bucket list, and now that he´s retired, he´s finally able to spend the entire day doing what he loves the most – having a blast on the water and making sure all guests – of all ages and levels of experience – get hooked on an adventure that lasts a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Boat specs

Blackjack (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
4-5 miles offshore
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
before or during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
no age limit
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
catch and release is encouraged

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Jennifer C.
Duluth, MN
Excellent
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Morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) on May 18, 2022
We had a great time fishing with Captain Larry Birt this morning! He took us to some of his favorite spots, we caught several...
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Susan T.
North Massapequa, NY
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Great time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) on December 10, 2021
Captain Larry was welcoming and knowledgeable. He was also very patient as I am a beginner. He made sure that both my husband...
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Mark R.
Philadelphia, PA
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Half Day trip with Capt. Larry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) on March 9, 2022
Had a GREAT trip with Capt. Larry aboard “Living the Dream”. Conditions weren’t ideal but that didn’t stop the Capt...
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Dean O.
Pompano Beach, FL
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) on July 2, 2022
Very patient and knowledgeable. Great guide.
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Kristin W.
Sterling, VA
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Half day trip with Larry Birt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) on April 19, 2022
Great day on the water with an excellent captain who knew the waters. The conditions weren’t the best, but we were still...
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FAQs about Livin' The Dream Fishing Charters

Livin' The Dream Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Livin' The Dream Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Livin' The Dream Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn )
  • Live Bait (before or during the trip )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Livin' The Dream Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing (4-5 miles offshore )
  • Backcountry Fishing

Livin' The Dream Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Livin' The Dream Fishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Tarpon