AmVet Charters and Fishing Rods

Charlotte Harbor
Charlotte Harbor FL, United States

No matter who you are, whether you are disabled or have no experience fishing at all, Captain Dan Edwards is ready to welcome you on board his boat. A disabled veteran himself, he knows all the tricks of the trade to have you fishing like a pro in no time!

You will spend the trip on his 22’ recently restored Century boat. Coupled with 250 HP engine and Capt. Dan’s extensive knowledge of the area, you’ll have your lines in the water very quickly. From the spring to the fall you will fish Charlotte Harbour. In the summer, you will fish the Florida Keys – Capt. Dan will follow the fish and make sure you get on them too.

If you would like to snorkel that is absolutely fine – please note, there is no snorkeling gear on the boat. You need to bring your own equipment and let the captain know beforehand that you would like some time on the trip to snorkel too.

This area is known for its great Tarpon fishing – why not test yourself against these Silver Kings. The Tarpon trips are great for people with more fishing experience. Over 60% of hooked tarpon break free after they’ve been hooked, so successfully reeling them in is a big deal. This is the ideal place to test your skills.

You will target a large range of species on these trips, such as Red Grouper, Snook, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Pompano, Blacktip Shark, and many others too. You will use a range of techniques on these trips, depending on what you are fishing for. If you wish to spearfish, please bring your own equipment and necessary licences.

You can take the man out of the military, but you can’t take the military out of the man – Capt. Dan pledges to use his knowledge learned while serving to pay attention to every detail of your trip and make sure you have a fantastic fishing experience. He is looking forward to welcoming you aboard!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Fishing and Brunch
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing South West Florida followed by Brunch at Cabbage Key. You will have your lines in the water for 4 hours, with one hour to eat at the restaurant. The travel time will be an hour.
  • Private trip
    Fishing and Dinner
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing South West Florida and Dinner at Cabbage Key. There will be 4 hours of fishing, leaving an hour to eat and an hour travel time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Fish the surrounding waters year round for Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout. You will fish the shallow grass flats and mangrove islands of Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. Departure times are flexible and will be discussed prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Fish the surrounding waters year round for Snook, Redfish and Speckled Trout. You will use light tackle spinning gear equipment among the shallow grass flats and mangrove islands of Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. Departure time is flexible, depending on the tides, and are set individually to take advantage of the prime fishing time that day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    You will use conventional tackle and live bait, which is all included in the price. You will target Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Permit, Snapper, and Grouper, all in the Florida Gulf. Don't forget your polarized sunglasses and sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip (AM) MAX 4
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Jul
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is for 4 anglers. All gear and bait are provided for, either live or artificial bait, depending on what you are targeting. Boca Grande Pass is famous for its Tarpon fishing, and you'll see why! Departure times are flexible, but you will usually head out around sunset.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip (PM) MAX 4
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Jul
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    This Tarpon trip is for a maximum of 4 people. You will be fishing with conventional tackle and live or artificial bait. This is the type of trip that makes Boca Grande Pass Tarpon fishing famous. This type of fishing is often dependent on the tide stage, so start times vary. Morning trips are generally scheduled around sunrise.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle

Pompano
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Century (Center console) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha V6 engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

About the Captain

Dan Edwards
Charlotte Harbor, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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I was raised here in Southwest Florida moving here at the age of 9. I learned to fish from a local Captain. I am a service connected disabled veteran retired from the U.S.C.G. I look forward to hearing from you but am even more excited to meet you if you do purchase a charter in beautiful Southwest Florida.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 92%

Charlotte Harbor Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.58 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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We were schedule for a off shore trip.
After a long and wet ride for inshore fishing. Did you ever have a day everything that went wrong?  That was captain Dan day!
It’s a trip I will never forget. I enjoy the outdoors and it was fun.

Fished December 26, 2017
Dan Edwards (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 28, 2017

Thank you Joe for your business. Please remember AmVetCharters in the future on the water. And yes, it was quite an adventure coming back from the reef.

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Fished October 22, 2017
Dan Edwards (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 7, 2017

Catching that bonnethead shark was incredible. Call me, I have a special offer for you and your husband.

Capt. Dan

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My fishing trip was excellent his equipment was good for the fish we were catching captain Dan was very knowledgeable of the water ways and talked a lot about the history of the area also even though I didn’t catch the intended fish the silver King we did see a lot of them. Captain Dan showed me a lot of the area to fish for many species of Fish which was great.
It was a great adventure and would recommend it to any advid Fishing person man or woman. I would definitely fish with him again soon.
Thanks Captain Dan and good luck

Fished May 10, 2017
Dan Edwards (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 11, 2017

Thank you for the kind words and Thank you for fishing AmVetCharters.

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