Mangrove Expedition Charters

Spend a day exploring the fish-rich waters of Placida, Florida and have a great time fishing with Mangrove Expedition Charters. Placida’s inshore and nearshore waters, as well as its reefs, flats, and wrecks, stand as a great opportunity for making a great catch and having lots of fun on the water. Captain Nicholas Jaynes is a lifelong angler who will make sure you have the best possible experience, so join him and have a great time fishing in Placida!

Your trip will start on a 23’ Andros Cuda 23 bay boat that can accommodate up to 4 anglers. It runs on a 225 HP Suzuki four stroke engine, uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio electronics needed for a safe and efficient trip. The boat’s got a flybridge, features a multimedia system and wireless trolling motor, and is equipped with a livewell.

The species you and the captain can target include Gag and Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Bonito, Little Tunny, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, as well as Redfish. To attract them, you can bottom fish, troll, jig, drift fish, and even bow fish, all using light and heavy tackle. If you want to, you can keep all the fish you catch and take it home. Also, kids are welcome to join aboard, so feel free to bring them as well.

Captain Nicholas will take care of everything you’ll need for your trip, from fishing gear and bait to licenses to lunch and drinks.

Pay a visit to Mangrove Expedition Charters and enjoy some great time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    Plan your sea adventure with Captain Nicholas and have lots of fun chasing fish for 8 hours. Your targeted species will vary based on the conditions but they will include Snook, Trout, Redfish, as well as other nearshore species. Full day trips can include stops at the beautiful sand bars. Based on your wishes, you can enjoy delicious lunch at one of the local marina restaurants.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    You'll depart at 8:00 a.m. and spend 6 hours targeting Tarpon out of Boca Grande Pass. There's nothing you should bring on your trip as Captain Nicholas supplies everything, including all the fishing gear, licenses, lunch, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Discuss your trip with the captain and spend 6 fun hours inshore and nearshore. The species you'll target will depend on the conditions but you can expect to chase species such as Redfish, Snook, Trout, and all nearshore species. Depending on your preferences, you can enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants at the marina.
  • Private trip
    Sun and Fun day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    This is a fishing minimal trip with eco tours sandbar stops and all the fun. Spend your day relaxing on a sandbar with included floats or take the family sightseeing or both. Fishing can be included, minimal time will be spent on fishing focus. Please leave me details in a message and we can make stops at the state parks along the way. This trip is more guided to seeing the waterways of Florida and enjoying the outdoor exploring
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    Let’s plan your next adventure on the four-hour day trips, inshore and nearshore. The targeted species will depend on the conditions but generally include Redfish, Trout, Snook, as well as all nearshore species. Depending on your needs, you can have lunch at one of the local marina restaurants.
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About the Captain

Nicholas Jaynes
Placida, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2020
Captain Nicholas Jaynes is a USN veteran and current firefighter/paramedic in Longboat Key. He was born and raised in Florida and has been fishing its waters since he was a kid. Captain Nicholas has a passion for the water as well as helping people explore and cherish Florida’s nature, water, and marine life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Andros (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 225HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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FAQs about Mangrove Expedition Charters

Mangrove Expedition Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Sun and Fun day (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mangrove Expedition Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Mangrove Expedition Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Mangrove Expedition Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Mangrove Expedition Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Mangrove Expedition Charters include:
  • Bonito
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout