FantaSea Charters

If you’re looking for an exciting family bonding experience in Naples, how about a deep sea fishing trip with Captain Kermit Haines? FantaSea Charters provide a variety of fishing packages to choose from, suitable for both small and large groups of prospective anglers. These trips are great for both experienced anglers and those who’ve never held a rod in their hands.

Captain Kermit’s boat is a 25’ Ocean Runner center console that’s powered by a pair of 225 HP Mercury engines. It sports the latest in navigational electronics and fish finding technology, making sure you’re on the fish at all times. With enough room for up to 6 anglers to fish comfortably, feel free to bring the rest of the family along for the ride. There’s also an ice box on board to cool the catch of the day, along with one for your drinks.

FantaSea offers both deep sea and nearshore fishing trips, where you’ll have the opportunity to target a variety of game fish, including Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Snook, Permit, Spanish Mackerel, and many others. All tackle is provided, along with the appropriate lures for the species in season.

Florida fishing licenses for all passengers are included in the trip price, along with complimentary cleaning, bagging and filleting of the catch after the trip. Make sure to pack a pair of polarized sunglasses and some sunscreen, and feel free to bring snacks if you like. Get on the water with Captain Kermit and make your fishing dreams a reality.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    On a standard trip, you will be bottom fishing with Squid, Threadfin, Sardines, and live bait. Captain Kermit normally anchors on natural rock bottoms or shipwrecks. Slow trolling is used when needed, as well as drift fishing when it's favored. You will target snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, and more. The tactics used will depend on what's in season at the time.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    A 6-hour trip strikes the perfect balance if the half day is too short for you, and the full day a bit too long. Expect to be targeting some of the most exciting nearshore and offshore species in the area: Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Permit, and more besides. Rods, reels, and tackle are all included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    If you don't have enough time for a full day trip, this one is pretty much the same, just shorter. You won't be able to go as far offshore because of time constraints, but you'll be targeting the same fish species: Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Permit. It's just enough time to catch a monster or enjoy the beach.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Afternoon trips are a great option for anyone who's not much of a morning person. This half day trip is very similar to a full day one, just shorter. While you won't be able to go as far offshore as you would on a longer trip you'll be going after the same species: Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Permit.
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About the Captain

Kermit Haines
Naples, Florida, United States
2 reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 31 hours
Member since May 2015
I was born into fishing. I am a 4th generation Kermit and have lived and fished in Naples FL since I was 8 years old. After working in the resort and hospitality industry for 6 years I decided to live my dream and fish. I could only assist other captains with charters for so long until I became one myself. I quit my hotel career and began to live what I call the Dream Life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Permit
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Ocean Runner (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 225HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Full day with Captain Kermit Haines
Full day with Captain Kermit Haines
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Oscar R.
Greenville, South Carolina
 5.00
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Super Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 15, 2016
My three sons and I went to our first fishing trip to start a family tradition and we have a great time. Kermit, our captain,...
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Gery B.
Sarasota, FL
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VERIFIED   April 4, 2018
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