AmVet Charters

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 150 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
    Half Day Trip Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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
    Special Needs Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Early morning or at Dusk!!!
  • Shared trip
    Veteran Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Attention Veterans. Come to SWFL fishing Inshore, offshore or tarpon.
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About the Captain

Dan Edwards
Placida, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since May 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Century (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha V6 engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Placida to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
PayPal
Checks
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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July fishing trip
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+9
Angler Rating
8
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
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David H.
Punta Gorda, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 10, 2017
My fishing trip was excellent his equipment was good for the fish we were catching captain Dan was very knowledgeable of the...
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Eric-michel L.
Montreal, QC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 29, 2019
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James C.
Chillicothe, MO
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VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
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Paul C.
Fort Myers, Florida
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Excellent time

VERIFIED   July 2, 2016
Captain Dan was an excellent skipper and worked diligently to make our time the best we could have.  He searched out numerous...
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Olga M.
Port Charlotte, Florida
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VERIFIED   April 5, 2017
The captain is an excellent host and very accommodating. High winds did not make the trip what we expected. He made the best...
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