Captain Sandy provides private trips to the coastal beaches for fishing, cruising, snorkeling, and shelling. Chase various inshore species or fish the beaches and passes, which is especially fun for kids who just want to catch fish. Also, cruise to waterfront restaurants for live music, dancing, and eating! Captain Sandy also provides transportation for scuba divers to local wrecks and reefs. Spearfishing is legal in state waters. Pick your day and have a memorable time fishing in St. James City, Florida!

The captain’s smooth-riding 27’ Glacier Bay 2770 Isle Runner catamaran with cabin allows you to enjoy the water without getting bounced around. It can seat up to 6 guests and runs on twin 150 HP Yamaha outboards. It uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, as well as radio technology for safe and efficient navigation. The boat has a portable toilet, showers, and a bed. You can also use the onboard refrigerator and livewell.

The species you can target on your trip include Red Grouper, Mangrove and Lane Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum. Using light tackle, you can jig, pop, drift fish, and even spearfish. Feel free to bring your kids on the trip so they learn how to fish and have fun. You can keep the fish you catch.

For the trip, you should bring your snacks and drinks. Captain Sandy covers you for the regular fishing gear but not for spearfishing. She can also clean and bag your catch when the trip is over.

Come spend a day with Captain Sandy and have a memorable fishing journey in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This trip includes everything the 4-hour trip does but lasts for 2 hours more! Don't forget your sunscreen, hats, beach towels, and camera. All of the area's coastal beaches are dog-friendly as well! All the fishing tackle is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    4 hours of fun in the sun! Enjoy a mix of fishing, beaches, restaurants, shelling, dolphins, snorkeling, and cruising. The trip includes bait, tackle, and knowledge for those who want to learn more about enjoying the boating life. Bring your own snorkeling gear, snacks, and drinks. A freshwater shower, refrigerator, toilet, beach umbrella, chairs, and cabin are all provided for your comfort. You'll fish out to 9 miles off the shore. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to enjoy the water!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Scuba Diver Driver
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $160
    The captain can take up to 4 certified divers to your favorite reef or wreck. Check out some Goliath Grouper with a scuba-certified, knowledgeable captain up top to manage the boat. Her license covers spearfishing in state waters out to 9 miles. A freshwater shower, easy ladder, freshwater gear rinse, tag line, and assistance on/off the boat are provided. Please bring your credentials in addition to your spearfishing equipment. There is a $3 per mile fuel surcharge. 8 tank storage limit.
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About the Captain

Sandy Fink
St. James City, Florida, United States
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9 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2021
Captain Sandy has got 23 years of boating and fishing experience and is a certified scuba diver.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Glacier Bay (Catamaran) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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John P.
Cape Coral, Florida
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1 full day, 1 half day.

3/4 Day Trip on July 24, 2021
I booked 2 fishing trips with Captain Sandy last week, July 23 and 24, one trip was a half day inshore and the second trip...
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BRUSHY FORK, WV
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 7, 2021
It was probably too windy and choppy to be out, but it was the only day we had so we went for it. My son-in-law ( his 1st time...
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Markleville, IN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 10, 2021
Captain Sandy do her absolute best to put us on the fish. Even though the fishing wasn’t great she was so fun and so kind...
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Darien, CT
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 30, 2021
Great day on the water with Captain Sandy. Great mix of fishing and swimming. Highly recommend and definitely plan to book...
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3/4 Day Trip on July 18, 2021
Had a great day out on the water with Captain Sandy. Caught my first grouper! Great day and great experience!
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FAQs about Captain Sandy

Captain Sandy offers the following trips to customers:
  • $80 per person - 3 Hour Trip – Scuba Diver Driver (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Sandy, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Plus EPIRB and stereo system)
  • Bed (The cabin provides protection from weather)
  • Live Bait Well (For inshore and nearshore fishing)
  • Refrigerator (You can bring your own cooler as well)

Trips booked with Captain Sandy include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License (Up to 4)

Captain Sandy offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Available trips for divers )
  • Wreck Fishing (Available trips for divers)

Captain Sandy offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing (Bring your own gear)

Top targeted fish species with Captain Sandy include:
  • Black Drum
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spotted Seatrout