Spend a relaxing day with Make A Wake! Captain Cody has been fishing the area since he was a kid and now he’s here to share his knowledge with you! The trips are available year round, so you can join any time you want. You can start your adventure from Captiva Island, Fort Myers, or Sanibel.

The captain welcomes you on his 23’ Panga boat that accommodates up to 4 anglers. Equipped with the latest navigational electronics, safety equipment, and a live bait tank, you’ll have everything you need for a great day of fishing.

This area is famous for its variety of inshore and nearshore species. You can catch anything, from huge Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon, to Spotted Seatrout, and different types of Grouper and Snapper. Your daily targets can be adjusted to your skill level, so you can start with something that’s easier to catch and progress to fish that’s more demanding. This is a great opportunity for the kids to catch their first fish and start loving the outdoors.

You get to keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you free of charge. He’ll also cover your fishing license and equipment. You only need to bring sunscreen, snacks, and drinks of your choice.

Make A Wake makes every fishing trip unique, as everything is adjusted to your needs. This unforgettable adventure is only a few clicks away!



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
    $800
    This full day adventure will give you the best opportunities for a great catch. Since you'll spend more time on the boat, you'll be fishing during multiple tides. Target Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, Trout, Tripletail, Snook, Tarpon, and more.
  • Private trip
    Three Quarter Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Target all kinds of fish including Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, and more. Capt. Cody will take you inshore and nearshore, where you'll be able to go after more fish species. This trip is great for experienced anglers and beginners!
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Let Capt. Cody take you backwater fishing mangrove tree lines and grass flats. Target Tarpon, Redfish, Tripletail, Snook, and more. The best thing is, you don't need to be an experienced angler! The captain loves teaching novices how to catch fish, so you'll learn everything you need to know during the trip.
  • Private trip
    Backwater Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Explore the local grass flats and see if you can spot the fish before the captain. It's fun for the kids and a great way for them to learn the basics. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, you just need to bring some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Target various species of Snapper and Grouper, Speckled Trout, and more. Try out if bottom fishing feels good, or switch to other techniques.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Fishing the outer islands will get you bigger fish if you're ready to take the challenge. Target various types of Snapper, Grouper, and more. This trip is still suitable for beginners, so don't hesitate to join! The captain will cover your fishing equipment, license, and drinking water.
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About the Captain

Cody Snead
Captiva, Florida, United States
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74 Customer Reviews
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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

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
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
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

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

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Garrett M.
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Wonderful Experience!

VERIFIED   Nearshore Trip (AM) on July 18, 2021
Captain cody was everything and more! He picked us up from captiva south seas resort promptly and on time which was fantastic! ...
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Todd E.
Brandon, FL
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EXCELLENT GUIDE & FAMILY FRIENDLY

VERIFIED   Three Quarter Day Trip on June 1, 2021
My 11 year old daughter and I had booked a 3/4 day trip with Cody aboard his beautiful center console Panga…. It was perfect...
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Clearfield, UT
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VERIFIED   Three Quarter Day Trip on July 24, 2021
My wife, myself and my teenage son booked a fishing trip and couldn’t have been happier with who we went with. Everything...
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Exceeded expectations

VERIFIED   Nearshore Trip (AM) on October 17, 2021
picked us up at our rental house dock on Captiva.  Capt. Cody was very patient and fun with my family.  we had a very good...
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VERIFIED   Nearshore Trip (AM) on August 23, 2021
Exceptional Guide! Loves fishing… Cares about clients… Adjusts fishing for all (17, 11, & 9 year old...
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FAQs about Make A Wake – Captiva Island

Make A Wake – Captiva Island offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Backwater Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Backwater Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Nearshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Nearshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Three Quarter Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Make A Wake – Captiva Island, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Make A Wake – Captiva Island include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, Sodas)
  • Fishing License

Make A Wake – Captiva Island offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Make A Wake – Captiva Island offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Make A Wake – Captiva Island include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail