Short Drift Charters

Bayou Avenue
Boca Grande FL, United States

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Boat Specs

Aquasport (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1971, and restored in 2014. Powered by 150HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

22 ft
4 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
Fly Fishing

Capt. Shannon is the Owner/Operator of Short Drift Charters, and has been a full time U.S.C.G licensed Native Florida Guide for 16 years. He was born with a love for the water and has been fishing his home waters in and around Boca Grande, Englewood, and Charlotte Harbor for 30 years. Capt. Shannon specializes in Back Bay/Flats fishing for, Monster Snook, Redfish,And Trout . Near-Shore and wreck Fishing for Monster Permit,Cobia,Kingfish, Goliath Grouper,Snapper, and Grouper, to name a few. He also catches Giant Hammerhead,Bull,and Blacktips. But his favorite fish of all is the mighty Silver King/Tarpon that run right in his backyard every spring and Summer on there Spring Migration. Stopping in his Back yard of Boca Grande, the Tarpon Capital of the world!!

Capt. Shannon provides all the tackle,bait,ice,Insurance and licenses. All you need to bring is Sun Screen and what you want to eat and drink, and get ready for a fun day on the water. Fishing out of one of his Two boats, a 22’ Aquasport with a Tower , or a 24 Pathfinder with a little more shade From its T top. Both boats are top notch and all the top of the line Fishing Equipment.
Captain Shannon is Family oriented and loves taking kids and families on one of the many different types of trips available which are FLY Fishing, INSHORE, NEAR-SHORE, WRECK and BOTTOM fishing, Exciting SHARK HUNTS, TARPON Trips and also fun family SITE SEEING/ECO TOURS, SHELLING and SUNSET,Lunch and Dinner CRUISES,or Just a day on the beach Island hopping to one of the many pristine beaches in our area , then lunch at one of our world class Restaurants like Cabbage Key on one of the many Barrier Islands in our Area.

Showing you a great time on the waters He lives and works on is his #1 Priority.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Boca Grande to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Shannon Hoeckel
Boca Grande, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
I'm a 3d generation Florida Native Saltwaterman. Capt. Shannon grew up on and around the waters he fishes every day. Capt. Shannon has been a full time Charter Guide now for 15 years. He got his 1st boat when He was 12, and mowed grass for gas money to go fishing, and never looked back. Capt. Shannon has two Amazing children. So his charters are very family and kid oriented. If your looking for a great day on the water full of action and local knowledge, book one of his many trips to add memories you'll never forget!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.78 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Fishing with Captain Shannon Hoeckel was the adventure of a lifetime.  He is the ultimate professional and is an expert when it comes to Gulf Coast fishing having been born and raised in the Boca Grande area.  We saw water when we looked across the bay and the gulf, he saw the fish and would take us exactly to the spot where they were hiding.  It was an amazing experience to fish with someone who is that in tune with nature and the environment.  His stories were interesting and amusing and he was the consummate gentleman.  I would definitely recommend Captain Shannon and Short Drift Charters to anyone who wants to see the real Florida and have a great day of fishing!

Carroll Swayze • Fished July 5, 2016
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It was a good day out in the flats fishing with Capt. Shannon. We hooked many fish, but unfortunately not many keepers. However, it wasn’t for lack of efforts on the part of Shannon. He worked very hard to keep our lines loaded and in the water. It was fun for all and I’d rebook with again. We ended up with s nice bath of trout.

Sarah Watkins • Fished April 13, 2016
Shannon Hoeckel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 26, 2016

Thanks Sarah, I really had a great time with you guys. Unfortunately the Snook bite was off, So we had to resort to Trout fishing,Im glad you guys had fun flying through the maze of mangrove islands out there and you got to bring home dinner.
Thanks Capt. Shannon

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Captain Shannon is awesome! He is very knowledgable about the area and where to go for the best catch. However, the best part of the trip was how much fun he made it for our 2 boys. Our boys are 11 and 7 and they had a blast. They learned about fish and the area and had a blast catching al the different types of fish in the back bay. Highly recommend Captain Shannon and Short Drift!

Cheryl Cole • Fished April 5, 2016
Shannon Hoeckel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 26, 2016

Thanks again Cheryl, You guys were a pleasure to have gotten to know you and your family. Your boys are great and I’m looking forward to fishing with you guys again in the future.
Thanks Capt. Shannon

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  • Bayou Avenue, Boca Grande
    FL 33921, United States