Tarpon Magic Charters

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Tarpon Magic Charters invites anglers and families to come enjoy a day of world-class fishing, sightseeing, or shelling on the pristine waters off Sanibel, Captiva and nearby barrier islands. Whether you’re an experienced angler looking for a challenge or someone who just wants to go shelling and take in the sights, Captain Rob will be able to provide an experience best suited for your individual needs.

Let Captain Rob guide you from his 24’ custom-built Bay Boat, perfect for cruising the nearshore and Back Bay waters with larger groups or families with kids that want a higher sided boat. For those who want the challenge of sight casting in the flats, Captain Rob also has a 16’ polling skiff available that is made to carry one or two anglers.

These water provide endless miles of pristine beaches and mangrove island waterways for you to enjoy. The fish are plentiful and include species such as Tarpon, Trout, Snook, Redfish, Goliath Groupers, Red Groupers, and more besides.

If you’re here to just relax, Captain Rob has you covered as well. Have lunch at one of the by-boat-only restaurants like world famous Cabbage Key, all while you collect shells and gaze at the countless number of birds and wildlife like sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees that frequent these waters.

All trips start and end at Port Sanibel Marina where you have access to bathrooms, showers, coffee and free parking with security unless another pick-up location is arranged. Captain Rob will clean and package your catch in ice after the trip. All tackle, licensing, bait, lures, water, and ice are included in your trip.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    Recommended for anglers who want to put in a full day of fishing for Tarpon, Snook, or Redfish on light spinning or fly, where technical casting is necessary. Recommended time for a split trip of fishing in the morning, then shelling on Cayo Costa, a remote island with world-class beaches full of shells. Then a trip to Cabbage Key for lunch and scenic ride back to the marina at the end of the day. Departure times may vary depending on tides and what type of trip you are doing. Must leave from Marina.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    If half a day is just too short, we recommend the 3/4 Day Trip, as it offers more time and flexibility for the trip you want to have. Especially recommended for Barrier Island shelling and lunch combos if you are looking for something other than fishing. Departure times may vary depending on tides and what type of trip you opt for. All trips will leave the marina with no charge. Other pick-up places sometimes have a fee which you will have to pay if you wish to be picked up there.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Get up early and prepare for a fast-paced trip. This trip usually involves fishing for Trout, Snook, or Redfish. Departure times can vary depending on tides and what type of trip you opt for. All trips will leave the marina with no charge. Other pick-up places sometimes have a fee which you will have to pay if you wish to be picked up there.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    For those who don't want to get up at dawn, an afternoon fishing trip is just the thing. Enjoy fishing for Trout, Snook, Redfish, and whatever else you manage to find. Most people elect to fish for whatever is biting best at the time. Departure times may vary depending on tides and what type of trip you are doing. All trips will leave the marina with no charge. Other pick-up places sometimes have a fee which you will have to pay if you wish to be picked up there.
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About the Captain

Robert Reed
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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11 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2015
With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, Captain Robert is someone with a vast amount of fishing knowledge that he is willing to share with his guests. He spent most of his youth learning the ins and outs of trying to make a King Salmon or Rainbow trout bite his line, and now he is more than able to provide others with pointers on how to do it.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)
Redfish

Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custom-made (Bay boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
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Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Half day with captain Rob
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Scott B.
Independence, KY
 5.00
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Full Day with Capt Rob

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
Capt. Rob was outstanding.  I had two young daughters with me and he made it enjoyable for everyone.  We lost count...
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Brett P.
Carlton, MN
 5.00
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3/4 day trip fishing and shelling

VERIFIED   April 1, 2019
We had a great day on the water.  Caught a few ladyfish and mackerel and then shelling on Cayo Costa.  I think the...
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Charles B.
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with captain Rob

VERIFIED   NEW  July 22, 2019
We caught several species of fish. Great time with captain Rob on our outing.
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Tom B.
Montezuma, CO
 5.00
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 25, 2019
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Justin H.
Philadelphia, PA
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   January 20, 2019
Captain greeted us on time took us to hot spots and as soon as we had our lines in we were hooking fish.
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