Explore the waters around Captiva, Florida and have a wonderful fishing experience with Thrill Of It All! You and Captain Scott Williams will head out on the inshore, nearshore, as well as backcountry waters of Captiva and have fun trying to reel in a great catch. Your captain is an easygoing and experienced angler who knows well the area and will surely take you to the fish. Join him aboard and have a great time in Florida!

Your trip starts on a 23’ Hanson bay boat that can sit up to 6 anglers. It’s powered by a 150 HP Suzuki engine with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots and uses modern GPS and fishfinder technology for safe and efficient navigation. The boat also features a livewell.

The species you can go after include Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Bull Shark, and more. You’ll catch them using bottom fishing and spinning on light and heavy tackle, and you can choose whether you’ll keep or release them.

Captain Scott will take care of all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, as well as snacks, drinks and fishing licenses. If you want, he can also clean and fillet your catch at no extra charge. Before you start your trip, just make sure you have your fishing licenses.

Welcome aboard and have lots of fun fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Jul 1
    $1,100
    The prized game fish Tarpon starts to make its yearly migration track up the coast to the area in the springtime where they will spawn through the mid to late spring and slowly leave the area. As you get closer to the summer months, Tarpon ranges from 80 to 200 pounds and is pound for pound a strong, prized game fish with acrobatic jumps and long exhausting fights. This trip is catch and release only. You'll fish the whole day sun ep to sun down
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 1
    $900
    Specifically targeting sharks, this trip will see you and the captain go after prized Bull Shark. You'll have all the fishing gear ready for you on the boat and the captain will also provide snacks, drinks, as well as catch cleaning, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Jul 1
    $900
    The prized game fish Tarpon starts to make its yearly migration track up the coast to the area in the springtime where they will spawn through the mid to late spring and slowly leave the area. As you get closer to the summer months, Tarpon ranges from 80 to 200 pounds and is pound for pound a strong, prized game fish with acrobatic jumps and long exhausting fights. This trip is catch and release only.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Spending 8 hours on the inshore waters of Captiva gives you ample fishing opportunity to fill your coolers with various game fish. Captain Scott provides you with all the fishing gear, catch cleaning, snacks, as well as drinks, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 1
    $700
    On this trip, you and the captain will specifically target Bull Shark. You'll depart at 8:00 a.m. and enjoy the chase for 6 hours. Captain Scott takes care of all the fishing gear as well as catch cleaning, snacks, drinks and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    On this trip, you'll spend 6 hours inshore and fish for many prized game species. Captain Scott will cover you for all the fishing gear, snacks, drinks, and will also clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip and provide you with a fishing license. The departure time is 8:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $650
    Starting at 12:30 p.m., you and Captain Scott will go after many different game species that roam the inshore waters of Captiva. You'll have all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, as well as snacks, drinks, and fishing license waiting for you on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    This trip gives you 4 morning hours of inshore fishing. You and the captain will be targeting game species starting at 8:00 a.m. The trip includes all the rods, reel, terminal tackle, live bait, as well as drinks, snacks and fishing license. At the end of the trip, the captain can also clean your catch for free.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
    Go after various inshore game species and have a great time fishing the waters of Captiva. You and Captain Scott will leave the dock at 12:30 p.m. and fish for 4 hours. He provides you with all the fishing gear, snacks, as well as drinks and fishing license. You can also start the trip at 2:30 p.m.
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About the Captain

Scott Williams
Captiva, Florida, United States
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77 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2021
Captain Scott has been fishing his entire life. For years, friends and family encouraged him to become a guide, so guiding and becoming a captain was something he contemplated for years and years, At 32 years old he finally took the leap and started his own business guiding, doing all sorts of various tours. He's lived here in South West Florida for 30 years and knows the area very well, and he'll go out of his way to ensure that his clients' needs are taken care of. Captain Scott puts the extra effort every day in ensuring his boat and equipment are well maintained and remain clean and safe for his customers. The captain is personable and enjoys chatting with his guests. He appreciates the time you take to consider his charter and invites you to book a trip and join him on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hanson (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Mark W.
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Captain Scott - knows his craft

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on June 22, 2021
We hooked up with Scott after we messed up where to meet- he’s shot across the bay to pick up us so we didn’t lose the...
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Aimee M.
Miami, FL
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4 hr morning trip w/ Captain Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 23, 2021
My son and I went out with Captain Scott for 4 hours on 7/23/21–we had a great time! Ended up bringing home trout, mangrove...
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Jim S.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 30, 2021
Captain Scott is a very knowledgeable and friendly fisherman. We had a great time on the water. He knew where to go to find...
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Scott M.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4hr. Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on June 19, 2021
My sons and I were first time salt water fishermen.  Capt. Scott put us on some fish early.  He was good at sharing some...
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Marshall A.
Benton Harbor, MI
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Morning trip with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 10, 2021
Was a good experience.  Kids had a blast even though the fish didnt want to bite as much today.  Captain Scott took us around...
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FAQs about Thrill Of It All – Captiva

Thrill Of It All – Captiva offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Extended Full Day Trip – Tarpon (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Thrill Of It All – Captiva, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Thrill Of It All – Captiva include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Thrill Of It All – Captiva offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Thrill Of It All – Captiva offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Thrill Of It All – Captiva include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon