Fish Whistle Charters is located in Punta Gorda and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Nick will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, Cobia, and Spotted Seatrout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, fly fishing, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a Skeeter SX2250 boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat comes with an ice-box, dual power poles, and a wireless trolling motor.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Fish Whistle Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $500
    Captain Nick will take you on a 4-hour trip to Florida's fish-rich waters. You'll enjoy the lovely nature and have a fun time chasing Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and more. The trip starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $500
    Have a lovely afternoon on the water. You and Captain Nick will go after Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tripletail, Redfish, and other fine species. You will leave the dock at 1:30 p.m. and spend 4 fun hours on the water.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip–Nightime Snook & Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    US $650
    This is one of the most fun trips the captain offers. Nighttime provides better temperatures and fewer boats, meaning more comfortable fishing. You and the captain will go around the canal's stalking lights that are covered in Snook. A great trip for kids or people who enjoy using artificial lures. This is also one of the easiest ways to catch Snook on fly. Trips with 20+ Snook caught are common.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    Six fun hours on the water await you. Captain Nick and you will leave the dock at 8:00 a.m. and go after many different inshore species. Some of them include Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and Tripletail. Everything you need for the trip will be taken care of by the captain.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $800
    Spend even more time on the inshore waters of Florida and chase Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and more. You and Captain Nick will depart at 7:30 a.m. and spend 8 fun hours on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Tarpon Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 30
    US $800
    Focusing solely on tarpon, these trips offer an experience like no other.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Big Snook/Tarpon/Goliath Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    US $1,000
    If you are wanting to tango with some monster fish this is the trip for you! please reach out to the captain beforehand as each one of these trips is different. Have you been wanting to get a 500+ lb goliath? Or a 40-inch snook? Or a massive tarpon this area is famous for? Shoot me a message and lets get a trip planned out!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Big ole TARPON
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Great time and great memories
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Appropriate for children
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Second time out with Nick

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on February 21, 2024
This was our second time and second year fishing with Nick. Both times were a great experience and would fully recommend this...
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Anthony L.
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Big ole TARPON

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on May 19, 2024
My capital Nick was very knowledgeable and out going. He knew it was my birthday and he made my birthday dreams come true....
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Samuel M.
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Fish, Fish and more Fish

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 14, 2024
We had a great time on the water catching Fish with Captain Nick. He hustled to keep bait on our hooks. He was right there...
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Anthony L.
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Great time and great memories

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on May 3, 2024
Captain nick was cool as hell and put us on fish all trip , showed us all the trips and tricks to catch them . Had a great...
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Doug S.
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Awesome fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 17, 2024
Capt Nick was amazing from the start.  Got us on fish right away,  very knowledgeable of the area and moved us from spot...
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FAQs about Fish Whistle Charters

Fish Whistle Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip–Nightime Snook & Tarpon (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Half Day Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Big Snook/Tarpon/Goliath Grouper (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Whistle Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Whistle Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Yes, we use live bait on all our trips. Everything is included with the price.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Yes, if customers wish to keep their catch, as long as they are legal size and within season, I will fillet at the end of each trip. )
  • Drinks (We provide a cooler with ice and water. If customers wish to bring food or other drinks they are welcome to do so. )
  • Fishing License (We have all required licenses for these trips. Just hop on!)

Fish Whistle Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fish Whistle Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Whistle Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Nick Knowlton
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
47 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
Join Captain Nick in Punta Gorda, Florida and have a beautiful time fishing the area's varied and rich waters.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Skeeter (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Yes, we use live bait on all our trips. Everything is included with the price.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Yes, if customers wish to keep their catch, as long as they are legal size and within season, I will fillet at the end of each trip.
Drinks
We provide a cooler with ice and water. If customers wish to bring food or other drinks they are welcome to do so.
Fishing License
We have all required licenses for these trips. Just hop on!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Kids are always welcome aboard
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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