Island Time Adventures bring friends and family closer. The natural beauty and wildlife of the backcountry mangrove islands are captivating. Dolphins, manatees, turtles, and a wide variety of birds are some of the wildlife you may view.

For Captain Dave, it’s all about having fun, making memories, and catching fish. He enjoys fishing with beginners and seasoned anglers alike also younger anglers are most welcome. Capt. Dave will help you experience the many methods and tactics of lite tackle inshore fishing. Casting to the mangroves, jigging the bottom, trolling and topwater action are all part of the adventure.

Hop aboard a 22’ Seahunt Bay boat with a 150 HP Yamaha engine that provides a smooth, safe, fast, and dry ride. Plenty of room for 3 adult fisherman or a family with 2 adults and up to 3 children. Also a toilet for emergencies. Water and icebox come provided.

You’ll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper using artificial lures and live bait on light tackle. Some days, fishing is so good you can catch 10 or more different species.

All trips start with a safety briefing to make sure all passengers are comfortable and safe. Captain Dave will meet you at the agreed upon pickup point ready to go fishing. All rods reels and tackle are provided. Live bait and artificial lures will help you catch a variety of fish. Water and a large cooler for your lunch and drinks are provided.

Island Time Adventures welcomes you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Island
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    Captain Dave will plan the trip around you and your passions. Fishing, wildlife viewing, sight seeing, frolicking on sandbars, shelling on the pristine islands North Captiva and Cay Costa only accessible by boat. Bring a picnic lunch or dine at one of the many waterfront restaurants.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Island and River
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    Explore the unique area of the Caloosahatchee River, Sanibel, and Pine Island. Plan your adventure with Captain Dave. Pick your passion be it fishing, finding dolphins and manatees, beachcombing, or lunch at many of the waterfront restaurants.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Custom
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    You're the boss on this trip, so choose your adventure. Combine fishing, sightseeing, shelling, enjoying dinner on the water, and more. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $350
    This is your adventure Target Snook, Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and many more. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and show you the best ways to catch fish. You get to keep it after the trip, and he'll also clean it for you free of charge.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    Fishing among the Mangrove Islands in the scenic backwaters of Ft Myers Beach. Targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, and many more. With lots of tasty fish to catch, you'll be happy to know that you keep the catch.
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About the Captain

Dave Eliasson
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
46 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2021
Island Time Adventures is Veteran run and owned. I've always been an avid fisherman. I have been fishing the Ft Myers area since childhood. Full time here for the last 11 years and have enjoyed the challenge of inshore fishing using lite tackle. There is nothing like the excitement of someone catching their first quality saltwater fish with that screaming drag. Having 4 children and 6 grandkids, I have lots of experience in fishing with beginners and expert anglers alike. Visualize fishing with your grandpa.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Seahunt BX22BR (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Paul P.
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Captain Dave is great!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Custom on May 8, 2021
I would rate the trip 5/5 on all counts but the fish weren’t cooperating this day.  We did catch a few whiting and mangrove...
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Mary S.
Kansas City, KS
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Half day fishing trip with grandson

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 13, 2021
I scheduled a short two day trip to visit my grandson in Naples, Fl and told him that I would love to go fishing in the gulf....
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DeLand, FL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 23, 2021
Captain Dave was absolutely fantastic. Being a Florida native, we chose his boat to get away for a few hours while visiting...
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Great day with Captain Dave

Full Day Trip – Island on February 8, 2021
My brother and I spent the day with Captain Dave in the back bay behind Ft. Myers Beach and had a great time. He knew all the...
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Half Day trip with Capt Dave

Half Day Trip (AM) on December 1, 2020
My husband and I highly recommend spending a day on the water with Capt Dave! We were renting a home on Ft Myers Beach and...
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FAQs about Island Time Adventures

Island Time Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Custom (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Island and River (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Island (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Island Time Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Emergency use)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Island Time Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (water)
  • Fishing License

Island Time Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Island Time Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Island Time Adventures include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail