Airborne Outdoors – Boca Grande

Explore the waters around Boca Grande and the Charlotte Harbor with Airborne Outdoors Fishing Charters! With trips available year-round, the action never stops. This charter is owned and operated by US Army veteran Captain Chris, who’s been catching fish in the area for years. He decided to share his experience and passion with other people and help each guest get their slice of paradise.

You will be fishing on a 24’ Pathfinder boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This custom-built vessel provides a smooth and dry ride, no matter what fishing spots you visit. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine and Minn Kota wireless trolling motor. There’s also a Kysek cooler to keep your drinks and snacks fresh and cold.

The backcountry spots and flats offer lots of opportunities and you’ll have a chance to target Redfish, Shark, Tripletail, Cobia, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Snook, and many more. And let’s not forget the Silver King! Tarpon is the sole reason some anglers come to this area and spend countless hours on the water.

Each trip can be custom-tailored to meet your needs. Let the captain know how you imagined your day and he’ll do his best to help you land the fish of your dreams.

All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. You only need to come prepared to have an awesome day.

Anglers of all skill levels are welcome! Take a trip with Airborne Outdoors Fishing Charters and find your new passion.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $650
    This half day of fishing is great for beginners and families with kids. You'll target a variety of inshore species, such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, and many more. This is a catch and release trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $800
    Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico around live bottom, reefs, and wrecks. Maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Spend 4 hours targeting a variety of Shark species. The captain will supply all fishing equipment for the day. Join regardless of your fishing experience. All anglers are welcome. 4 anglers max.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $850
    Explore the inshore waters and target a variety of species. You will pursue Redfish, Snook, and Trout. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join. Just pack your food, drinks, and sun protection. This is a catch and release trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    6 hours of tarpon fishing in the Tarpon Capital of the World, Boca Grande, FL. Max of 4 anglers. Departure time will depend on the tides the day of your trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Goliath
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    Spend 6 hours targeting Goliath Grouper. The trip is priced for 3 anglers. All anglers are welcome.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $950
    Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico around live bottom, reefs and wrecks. Maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    Spend 6 hours targeting a variety of Shark species. The captain will cover all fishing equipment for the day. Join regardless of your fishing experience. All anglers are welcome.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,050
    This full day of fishing is great for beginners and families with kids. You'll target a variety of inshore species, such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tripletail, Cobia, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30
    $1,150
    Eight hours of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico around live bottom, reefs, and wrecks. A maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shark
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    Spend 8 hours targeting a variety of Shark species. The captain will cover all fishing equipment for the day. Join regardless of your fishing experience. All anglers are welcome. There are several locations to stop into for lunch the day of your trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,150
    Tarpon is the king of these waters and there's a good reason for it. Test your patience and skill with this fish and earn your bragging rights. All fishing equipment is included in the price but you're always welcome to bring your favorite rod. The departure time will depend on the tides on the day of your trip. 4 anglers max. A lunch break will be taken during the day.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    Ten hours of Tarpon fishing in the Tarpon capital of the world, Boca Grande, FL. Max of 4 anglers. Departure time will depend on the tides the day of your trip. A lunch break will be taken during the day.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Silver King!
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,550
    A full day of Tarpon fishing in the Tarpon capital of the world, Boca Grande, Florida. The trip is priced for a group of up to 4 anglers. The departure time will depend on the tides on the day of your trip. There will be a lunch break taken during the day.
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About the Captain

Chris Fanelli
Boca Grande, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2021
Captain Chris has been fishing the area his whole life. He specializes in catching Tarpon and going after different inshore species. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join his trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River 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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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A lot of Fisch
A lot of Fisch
4 hrs with Captain Chris
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Michael B.
Port Charlotte, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with captain Chris

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on February 2, 2022
Let me start by saying Chris’s communication was fast and friendly. His boat was immaculate and very current. He worked hard...
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Mark E.
Meire Grove, MN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome day on the water

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on March 14, 2022
Captain Chris is an excellent guide.  He has great equipment that he keeps very clean and tidy. You can tell he has a great...
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Kevin R.
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Had the best time shark fishing!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shark on December 29, 2021
Captain Chris is a great guy and very knowledgeable guide. We went shark fishing and caught 2 7’ long sand sharks, tagged...
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Gavin K.
OSBORNVILLE, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Go with this guy if you wanna catch some serious stuff.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shark on February 22, 2022
Literally exactly what your looking for, water is blue tropical beautiful. Can’t beat the view, the boat is well kept, clean...
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Brian C.
Hillsborough, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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4 hrs with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore on March 10, 2022
Captain put our group of 4 on the fish!  He did a great job and I would highly recommend his charter.  I will be booking...
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FAQs about Airborne Outdoors – Boca Grande

Airborne Outdoors – Boca Grande offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Goliath (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Shark (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Shark (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Tarpon (10 hours)
  • $1,550 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Silver King! (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Airborne Outdoors – Boca Grande, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Spearfishing Equipment

Trips booked with Airborne Outdoors – Boca Grande include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Reaper)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Airborne Outdoors – Boca Grande offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Airborne Outdoors – Boca Grande offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Airborne Outdoors – Boca Grande include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail