Thrill Of It All – Captiva

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 175 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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    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)
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    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
    $700
    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
    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
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    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
    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
    $950
    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.
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About the Captain

Scott Williams
Captiva, Florida, United States
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207 Customer reviews
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Member since April 2021
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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 33 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

Boat specs

Hanson (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Captiva to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Children please dont play in the baitwell
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 65 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Marggie D.
Apollo Beach, Florida
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Excellent Fishing Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on September 2, 2022
We couldn’t have asked for a better fishing trip! We saw a huge bull shark, many dolphins, a sea turtle, another shark, CAUGHT...
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Stephanie W.
Strongsville, OH
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Half day with Capt Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on August 3, 2022
Took a family trip, 3 kids, 5,7,15. We had a great time. Scott was super nice and helpful. He helped all the kids and kept...
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Caroline B.
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Half day with Captain Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on July 28, 2022
Our trip with Captain Scott was awesome! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the fish and where to go to ensure we had some...
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Kevin D.
BAITING HOLLO, NY
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Half day fish with Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on February 23, 2022
Scott was awesome We Met him right at our resort so that was a piece of cake We had our family with four...
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Ross S.
Arvada, CO
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Half day catching some dinner

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 30, 2022
It seemed like Scott was good with kids based on pictures and reviews. That’s why I picked him for our charter.he was great...
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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 (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 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 – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $900 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)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

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

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

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