Steady Fishing Charters

When it comes to fishing in the Everglades, Steady Fishing Charters’ name says it all! And steady is what you’re gonna get.

Join Captain Travis, who’s been fishing the Everglades his whole life. As a 4th generation fisherman, he’s seen all that these backcountry and creeks have to offer and knows how to use them best.

Fish aboard a 24’ Skeeter boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. She’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and features navigational electronics and a live bait tank. There’s a bimini to keep you in shade and lots of storage space for your belongings.

You’ll explore local inshore and backcountry waters, with your main targets being Tripletail, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Snapper, and more. As no fish is the same, you’ll use different techniques to catch them and see which one works best.  Catching fish is only half the fun. After the trip, your captain will clean your catch, so you can count on a tasty meal, be it at a restaurant or at your home.

Capt. Travis recommends bringing snacks and food, which you can store in the cooler. Your fishing equipment is fully covered. Children 6 and under are required to wear USCG approved life jackets, which your guide provides, but for the comfort of the children, it’s recommended bringing your own.

A day of fishing with Steady Fishing Charters, Capt. Travis asks only one thing - to have lots of fun.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    Bring your friends or family along and enjoy the beautiful Everglades water together. Target Snook, Redfish, Trout, and many more! The captain will cover your fishing equipment, you just need to bring some snacks and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    This 6-hour trip will take you after Tarpon, Snapper, Tripletail, Redfish, Snook, and more. There's no need for previous fishing experience and you can learn everything you need on the spot.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    Spend a whole day fishing with an experienced guide and catch the most delicious inshore fish. Target Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Tripletail, and many more. Your captain covers licenses and fishing equipment. You just need some snacks and sun protection.
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About the Captain

Travis Freeman
Everglades City, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2020
I myself have had the pleasure of growing up here in Everglades City born and raised as a 4th generation fisherman. I have been fishing my whole life from fishing the backcountry and creeks of the Glades as a very young boy with my grandfather to fishing the nearshores of the Gulf both recreationally and commercially. When you come for a day of fishing the only thing I ask is that you have fun and of course catch fish and by the end of the day I like my clients to be my friends.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Lady fish
The long and windy road
The long and windy road
+7
Angler Rating
10
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Cheryl G.
Marco Island, Florida
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Capt. Travis - The Best

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 10, 2022
Two retired couples spent a wonderful half day trip with Travis.  Besides being well versed in the area and fishing, he shared...
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Jason V.
Tampa, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 1, 2022
Great day on the water capt worked hard to keep us on the fish. Capt was great with my 12 year old son we can’t wait to do...
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Dawn L.
Hopkins, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Day on the water

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 17, 2022
Capt Travis was a great guide that worked hard to keep us on the fish. We caught multiple species and was even able to keep...
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Jerry W.
Bellevue, WA
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Travis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 27, 2022
Good trip, it was fun. Caught fish, but not the kind we would have liked. Only two fish were edible. Captain Travis did an...
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CHARLES S.
Watersmeet, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Travis

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 30, 2022
Travis is a great guy and knows the waters well.
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FAQs about Steady Fishing Charters

Steady Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Steady Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Steady Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Steady Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Steady Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Steady Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail