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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    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 – Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    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!
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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 2018. 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
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Charlotte Harbor 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
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%

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Rating Summary
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4.58
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
25%
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David Houseworth
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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Joseph Griglak
Brandon, Florida
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Half day trip with captain Dan!

VERIFIED   December 26, 2017
We were schedule for a off shore trip. After a long and wet ride for inshore fishing. Did you ever have a day everything...
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Paul Cohen
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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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 Martinez
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Half day with Capt. Dan

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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Gary Kozusko
Brandon, Florida
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PM trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   April 28, 2017
We had a great time ,caught several fish in different areas
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