Florida Attitude Charters

Looking to explore Florida’s world-famous inshore waters for the chance to hook some saltwater superstars? Come down to Fort Myers and join Captain Matt Kelliher aboard Florida Attitude Charters. The name says it all – Capt. Matt is a native Floridian fisherman through and through! He can’t wait to use his years of experience to help you reel in the catch of your dreams on an angling adventure that offers a truly local touch.

Capt. Matt has fished all over, from the Bahamas to Cape Cod. He’s well-acquainted with many different fishing grounds, but none of them beat the waters he grew up with! He loves the diverse fishery that this part of Florida has to offer, as well as the species on offer. Whether you want to add some local flair to your family vacation, or are looking to hook the Redfish of your dreams, Capt. Matt can’t wait to introduce you to these flats and back bays.

You’ll be cruising inshore waters on a 20’ Florida Fisher flats boat, perfectly built to tackle narrow mangroves and seriously shallow waters. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers, and is decked out with top-of-the-line navigational and safety gear. On board, you’ll also find a wireless trolling motor, so you’ll be able to sneak up on your dream catch without spooking the fish! Capt. Matt has just one request – no black soled shoes on the boat.

As for the species on offer, it’s a real “who’s who” of Floridian favorites! What you’ll catch depends on when you want to travel. If you’re looking to hook huge Redfish, join Capt. Matt during the morning or daytime. Want to battle the hard-fighting Snook? These fish come out at night, so join your captain on an evening trip! When it comes to the “Silver King” (Tarpon), a longer trip will give you plenty of time to win the fight against this feisty fish.

Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, as well as fly fishing equipment – but feel free to bring your favorite rod. Join Florida Attitude Charters for an exciting angling adventure, local-style!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    If you want to spend plenty of time out on the water and hook the catch of your dreams, join your captain for this 8-hour trip. You'll be exploring a variety of waters, including the back bays and flats that Florida is famous for. You'll have the chance to battle hard-fighting Tarpon and Snook, as well as reeling in Redfish, Tripletail, and more. Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, and fly fishing gear – but your captain recommends bringing along your favorite rod! Fishing license included.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    If you want to hook that world-famous Floridian favorite, the "Silver King" (Tarpon), your captain recommends joining him for this 6-hour trip. You'll have the chance to cruise the flats and back bays for this hard-fighter, as well as a variety of other species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, and more. Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality rods and reels, including fly fishing equipment – but feel free to bring your own! Your fishing license is also included. All ages welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Join Capt. Matt for this 4-hour trip that'll see you cruising Florida's world-famous flats and back bays for some saltwater superstars. You'll have the chance to hook huge Redfish, hard-fighting Snook, Flounder, and plenty more. Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels, including fly fishing gear. Want to bring your own? There's room on the boat for your favorite rods and reels! Your trip also includes a valid fishing license. Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Night)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    If you're looking to battle hard-fighting Snook, this evening trip is the one for you! Your captain will take you to Florida's famous flats and backcountry, where you'll have the chance to reel in this much sought-after species, and whatever else is biting. Your captain will provide top-of-the-line rods and reels, including fly fishing gear – you're welcome to bring your own, if you have a favorite rod! Your trip also includes a valid fishing license for all guests. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    This 4-hour afternoon trip will see you targeting some of Florida's world-famous inshore waters, including the flats and back country. They're home to a huge host of impressive species, so get ready to reel in anything from Speckled Trout, to Snook, to Redfish, and plenty more. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, and a valid fishing license. Want to fly fish? Your captain will provide all the gear you need, but you're welcome to bring along your trust rods and reels! All ages welcome.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Redfish
Snook
Speckled Trout

Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Florida Fisher (Flats boat) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
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PayPal

About the Captain

Matthew Kelliher
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Member since August 2015
Capt. Matt has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod: his best friend's grandfather owned a bait and tackle shop, and the two of them practically lived there! He started running charters when he was 18, and met loads of customers through the bait shop. Capt. Matt was born and raised in Sanibel and has fished all over from the Bahamas to Cape Cod – it's safe to say he's well-acquainted with a huge variety of fishing grounds, but, for him, nothing beats Florida's fantastic fishery! As well as years of knowledge and experience, Capt. Matt also has some serious bragging rights under his belt – he's reeled in Goliath Groupers weighing up to 700 pounds, and participates in a lot of tournaments. He loves taking guests out to battle a variety of world-famous Floridian favorites, and his favorite part of the job is meeting people from all over the world – and helping them hook the catch of a lifetime!

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