Fish the beautiful waters of Charlotte harbor and enjoy the local wildlife! Southern Charm Charters is here to show you the variety of fish species you can find in the area and, more importantly, how to catch them. Captain Steven has been in the business long enough to know all of the tricks you won’t find in any tutorial. Learn from an experienced guide and fill out your bucket with tastiest fish meat.

The journey starts on a 24’ Twin vee catamaran that accommodates up to 4 anglers. The boat is powered by 140 HP Suzuki engines and features safety gear and navigational electronics. There’s lots of dry storage where you can keep your belongings safe, so bring whatever you need. Enjoy a short ride to your fishing spot and start reeling as soon as you feel the bite.

Listing all fish species you can catch on this trip is an endless task, so we’ll stick to the most popular ones, such as Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Sheepshead, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and a variety of Sharks. You get to keep the catch and the captain will clean it after the trip free of charge.

Another thing that’s also included in the price is your fishing equipment. You don’t have to rent it or bring your own. As the license is covered as well, you only need to bring your snacks, drinks, and sun protection.

Relax, have fun, learn something new, and enjoy nature. Southern Charm Charters is at your service year round.



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
    $800
    Explore the inshore waters for the whole day and see how many different species you can catch in one trip. Target Snapper, Tarpon, Cobia, Snook, Redfish, Shark, and many more. The captain covers your fishing equipment and licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Spend a few hours targeting a variety of inshore species and catch your dinner. You can go after Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Tarpon, Snapper, Redfish, Snook, and many more. Bring your family or friends and enjoy a relaxing day on the water.
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About the Captain

Steven Phillips
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2020
Started fishing when I was very young. I was born with a serious disability that stopped me from playing other sports, I discovered fishing and the rest is history.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Twin vee (Catamaran) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Punta Gorda to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Such a fun catch
Made my son\u2019s first charter a great one!
Nobody got skunked on this trip.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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JOSEPH A.
Sebring, FL
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Such a fun catch

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on October 4, 2021
Caught and released many snook like this. Also caught enough snapper which captain Stephen fillet.we took these into a local...
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Tracy S.
Apopka, Florida
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Half Day trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 11, 2021
From the time we stepped on the boat until the time we stepped back on the dock, Captain Steve and his mate Paul were great....
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Rich P.
Englewood, Florida
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 22, 2021
Captain Captain Steve is very knowledgeable of places to fish and works hard to put fish in the boat had a great time caught...
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Erik H.
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Fishing with Steven

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 30, 2021
Best charter we have ever been on. They made sure our grandson caught the 1st fish Very knowledgeable and great guys
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Karen S.
Martinsville, IN
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Half day trip with Captain Steve.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 20, 2021
We enjoyed our day, Captain was very helpful and full of knowledge of the sport of fishing.
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FAQs about Southern Charm Charters

Southern Charm Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

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

Southern Charm Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Southern Charm Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Charm Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon