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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    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
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Evening top water Max 2 fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $500
    We will start out in the back country throwing top water for Snook , Trout , Redfish , Tarpon and Jacks As it gets dark we will fish dock lights for a wide assortment of fish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Custom
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $500
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Island and River
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $600
    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
    Full Day Trip – Island
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    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.
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About the Captain

Dave Eliasson
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
163 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
Emergency use
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 163 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Dan M.
Cedarburg, WI
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Superb guide and Service

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 25, 2022
I booked last minute and Captain Dave could not have been easier to work with. From arranging a pickup location to finding...
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TRISH L.
Naples, FL
Excellent
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Morning run with captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2022
Our family spent 4 hrs on a bright Sunday morning with captain Dave. 2 college aged sons and 2 parents. It was literally perfect....
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Patricia W.
Scheller, IL
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Great experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 11, 2022
Captain David is an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable of the area. I was full of questions , with this being my 1st time...
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Laura J.
Riverview, Florida
Excellent
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Captain Dave August Morning Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Island on August 15, 2022
Captain Dave was very knowledgeable of the area and assisted each fisher with equipment and answered any questions. We were...
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Whitney W.
Medford, MN
Excellent
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Half Day Trip with Kids!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 5, 2022
Island Time Adventures was incredible! He was patient with our five and nine year old and kept them on their toes while we...
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FAQs about Island Time Adventures

Island Time Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Evening top water Max 2 fishing (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Custom (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Island and River (6 hours)
  • $750 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