Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters

Explore the waters around Cape Coral with Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters! This lifelong fisherman has finally decided to share his talent and knowledge with clients by starting a charter business. Join him at any time of the year, as the action never stops in these waters!

The Caloosahatchee River and Pine Island Sound offer opportunities for Snook, Redfish, and many other species that can be targeted within just a few minutes of the boat ramp. Whether you’re interested in searching for a trophy fish to fight or just want to have a day enjoying the wildlife the intercoastal waterways of Lee county are ready to please!

Or maybe you want to try your hand at an in-shore slam?! These trips offer a full day of fishing with sights set on the big 3 in the area, Snook, Redfish, and Trout. Run the bay area and utilize multiple fishing styles, artificial lures, natural baits, and target the habitats that hold some of the hardest fighting (and best tasting) fish around!

The adventure starts on a 17’ Ranger that accommodates up to 2 guests. This bass boat is powered by a 117 HP Mercury engine and reaches a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. The boat also features a fishfinder, GPS, and a live bait tank.

Capt. Mike will take care of all fishing equipment and he also covers your fishing license. Just pack some food and drinks for the day and you’re ready to go.

Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters welcomes you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $495
    Just a few minutes from the boat ramp, you'll have a chance to target the best inshore species of the area – Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Trips run for 4-5 hours, and many times can be extended by request.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – The Inshore Slam!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $695
    Go after Redfish, Snook, and Trout and see if you can best the boat record of 75" total combined length! The captain can also launch from multiple locations in the area and adjust start times to fit your plans. All of your fishing gear and licenses will be waiting on board. All you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Offshore Experience!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $995
    This trip is the real deal! You’ll get to experience the thrill of going after some of the biggest, and most powerful fish southwest Florida has to offer! We’ll start the day by catching and preparing multiple types of bait from near the launch area, then take a ride out to some of the area's artificial reefs where you could catch the fish of a lifetime! Goliath Grouper, Cobia, Tuna, and King Mackeral, along with the tastiest of reef fish like Snapper and Triggerfish. Weather permitting, up to 4 guests.
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About the Captain

Michael Kayrouz
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
183 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2021
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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
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat specs

Scout (Bay boat) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

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 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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 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
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 124 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Goliath grouper
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Jack G.
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore Adventure on June 30, 2022
We had an awesome day with Mike this morning. Mike put in the work early and caught bait before we even met up with him. We...
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Dustin F.
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It was a late morning bite today.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore Adventure on June 21, 2022
Had fun fishing with Captain Mike today.  The bait did not want to cooperate first thing in the AM.  No problem for Captain...
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Mark L.
Cape Coral, Florida
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5 hr morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore Adventure on September 23, 2022
Captain Mike was an amazing guide,  both extremely knowledgeable and professional.  He started off our morning off by cast...
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Sean A.
Whitefield, United Kingdom
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Awesome fishing trip with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore Adventure on April 15, 2022
What a day! This was our first time fishing and Captain Mike made sure we would never forget it. He talked us though the basics...
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Jodina P.
Cape Coral, FL
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore Adventure on September 21, 2022
I booked this trip for my husband and his friend. They went yesterday and had the time of their lives. Mike worked hard to...
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FAQs about Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters

Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $495 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore Adventure (4 hours)
  • $695 per group - Full Day Trip – The Inshore Slam! (8 hours)
  • $995 per group - Full Day – Offshore Experience! (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout