Some of Florida’s best inshore fishing is waiting for you in the shallow flats surrounding Pine Island! Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters offers opportunities to catch multiple species of game fish and enjoy spotting stunning wildlife including manatees, dolphins, and bald eagles. A day out on the water is a great way to experience what SW Florida is all about!

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 17’ Ranger bass boat. This vessel is powered by a 115 HP Mercury engine and reaches maximum cruising speeds of 30 knots. This boat features GPS, a fishfinder, and a live bait tank. The capacity is limited to 2 guests only, so you can count on more of the captain’s attention compared to other charters.

Come out to enjoy the scenic shallow flats for a day of fishing and wildlife viewing! Catch multiple species throughout the seasons with artificial and live bait, which is provided alongside all of your fishing equipment and safety gear. Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and the occasional Red Drum are common on these quick trips!

Do you want to beat the heat and make it back for lunch?! With great local restaurants within walking distance of the drop-off location, you can enjoy a morning of fishing and be back in time to enjoy beautiful and fun Matlacha with family and friends!

Please come prepared with sunscreen, plenty of water to drink, and be ready to have some fun in the Florida sun. Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters is at your service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bay/Flats
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $395
    Enjoy the beauty of the bay and the flats while targeting some of the tastiest species in the area. Catch Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Sheepshead, Redfish, Trout, and many more. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half day, In-Shore Slam!!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $295
    Take this trip for the opportunity to best the boats record of 78-1/2” total combined length for the “In-shore Slam!” Snook, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout are the big three, and to catch them all in one outting is quite the adventure! We’ll use different tactics, and both artificial and natual bait presentations to increase the odds of putting them all in the boat! Catching a trophy class fish in one of the three will give you memories to last a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Morning Escape
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $245
    Start your morning off with some fishing action and get back to the marina in time for lunch – hopefully, one caught by you! Go after Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and the occasional Redfish. Gear and fishing licenses are included. All you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Michael Kayrouz
Matlacha, Florida, United States
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Member since May 2021
Captain Mike started fishing when he was a kid and spent every moment on the water. Finally, he decided to share his experience with other people and started a charter business. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, stepping out for a day with him in Cape Coral is sure to be a memorable experience. Welcome aboard!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bass boat) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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.
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Chris W.
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Great time with Capt. Michael!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Morning Escape on June 30, 2021
I took my daughter on her first inshore fishing trip with Capt. Michael. We did the 3 hour trip and I wasn’t sure how many...
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Arlen S.
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Fantastic Day of Fishing with Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Bay/Flats on June 5, 2021
My wife and I have been on numerous charters across America and Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters sets the bar VERY high. His...
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7 year old son's DREAM TRIP

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Morning Escape on July 16, 2021
Captain Mike was patient, knowledgeable, and fun.  We will definitely go on another trip with him next time!
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Brian H.
NO FORT MYERS, FL
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One of the best fishing trips me and son had.

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Morning Escape on June 10, 2021
He knew exactly where all the spots where and helped us with everything. Almost caought a 30 pounder cant wait to go back
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3 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Morning Escape on May 21, 2021
Great experience for a great price. Makes the experience more than just a fishing trip. Caught a 10 pound jack cravalle!
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FAQs about Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters

Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $245 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Morning Escape (3 hours)
  • $295 per group - Half day, In-Shore Slam!! (4 hours)
  • $395 per group - Full Day Trip – Bay/Flats (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Upon request)
  • Fishing License

Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Michael Kayrouz Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel