Make A Wake – Sanibel Island

If you’re looking for a fun day of inshore fishing in Florida, look no further than Make A Wake. Captain Cody has a lifelong experience in catching fish and guiding charters, and he can accommodate guests of any skill levels. Whether it’s your first time with a rod or you already have a few trophies in your record, you can have an amazing time!

Join Capt. Cody on his 23’ Panga boat, which offers a comfortable and smooth ride. There’s enough room for 3 guests, so bring your friends and family. Kids need to be at least 4 years old, and life vests for them are provided. Capt. Cody is great at teaching the little ones how to catch their first fish and he can keep them entertained during the whole trip.

If you want to start slow in the calm water, target Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, or Tripletail inshore. You can visit the flats and backcountry, or head out further, to the reefs and nearshore spots. There you can go after Cobia, different types of Grouper, and Snapper. The catch is yours to keep, so you’ll leave the dock with tasty, fresh, fish fillets.

When it comes to fishing equipment, you’re fully covered. The captain can also bring fly fishing gear if you request it in advance. There’s fresh water on the boat but feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks.

It doesn’t matter if you’re coming to catch your first fish, try out different fishing techniques, or simply enjoy the surroundings - with Make A Wake, you can have it all. Just choose the date!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $795
    price breakdown
    $795
    Spending more time on the water means you'll be there during the tides and ready for the fish rush hour. Use this to catch different species or test out which technique works best. Target Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, and more.
  • Private trip
    Reef Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Target all kinds of Snapper and Grouper, Cobia, Permit, and more. Capt. Cody will take you up to 9 miles offshore, where you'll be able to go after bigger fish specimens. You can join even if you're a beginner!
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Start your day targeting Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and Tripletail. This trip is great for beginners or families with kids. It's a chance for everyone to learn something new, regardless of their skill level. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Check out what fish hides in the grass flats and see if it's easier to catch them here! The captain will cover your license and equipment. If you're a fly angler, make sure to request the equipment in advance.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Start your day exploring the nearshore waters of Punta Rassa and get back to the marina right on time for lunch. The captain will clean your catch free of charge, so you can take it straight to a restaurant and enjoy your well-earned meal!
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Try your luck fishing the passes and see what bites! Target Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, Trout, and many more. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment in advance, so you only need to prepare snacks and drinks. The catch will be cleaned for you after the trip, with no extra charge.

About the Captain

Cody Snead
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
19 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2020
Captain Cody has been fishing since he was a boy, but started to do this professionally in 2006. Born and raised in Florida, he's a second generation of fishermen. He realized that people love to go fishing, but they don't have the ability to do it on their own, so he decided to make it easy for them. He taught many people how to fish, especially children. It's always an exciting experience when they catch their first fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Permit Permit

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Panga (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 115HP 115 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Nan K.
Huntington Beach, California
 4.67
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Super morning fishing with Cody

Backwater Trip (AM) on October 29, 2020
Make A Wake captain Cody did a great job taking three of us on a half day fishing trip near Santibel Island.  He was prompt,...
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Mandy A.
San Juan
 5.00
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6 hour Family fishing excursion

Nearshore Trip (AM) on May 24, 2020
Cody did an awesome job!  We had 3 kids one being 3 years old trying to entertain, and he did awesome! Laid back and wanting...
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Longmont, CO
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September 11, 2020
The wheeze and I had a great time with Cody today Louise’s 1st time out fishing on the ocean she caught a good amount...
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Jennifer C.
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Cody

Nearshore Trip (AM) on August 8, 2020
My family had an amazing fishing trip with Captain Cody. It was the highlight of our vacation. Cody was very informative not...
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Matt W.
Cape Coral, Florida
 5.00
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6 hrs with Cody

Nearshore Trip (AM) on July 10, 2020
Great guy; very knowledgeable on the local fishing and history. Flexible and puts you on the fish! Boys liked him (young and...
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