Rigid Fishing Charters offers an amazing experience everyone should enjoy. One of the most affordable fishing trips you can find. Captain Joe is here to take you on a lovely day out on the flats and bay in search of the excitement. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join, so don’t miss out on a chance to learn something new!

You’ll be fishing on a 20’ custom Eagle boat that accommodates up to 2 guests. This flats boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine that lets her run up to 45 knots. Besides modern navigational electronics, the boat also features a live bait tank, a cooler, and a multimedia system.

Flats and backcountry spots offer a variety of fish species to target, with some of them being Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Snook, and Jack Crevalle. If you head out nearshore, you’ll have a chance to go after different Shark species, such as Blacktip, Bull, and Nurse Shark.

Your guide covers your fishing licenses and brings rods and reels, so all you need to worry about is bringing a light snack and sunscreen. Capt. Joe also provides lures and live bait for your convenience.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid fisherman or a novice, Captain Joe will show you the utmost respect and assist you with all your needs. So what are you waiting for? Book a trip with Rigid Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $480
    The 8-hour trip gives a lot more time to fish most of the SWFL waters and enjoy the day to the fullest extent. You will have a lot more time to fish for bigger species and some nice sightseeing for what Florida has to offer.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $380
    The 6 hour trip will revolve more around the species of fish you want to catch. Start your day with some fishing action and enjoy a sunny day on the water. All fishing equipment is covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Morning Inshore Slam
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $280
    Your adventure starts at 8 am in the rich waters of SWFL in search of some of the most sought-after fish (Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper). Kids are welcome to join as well, so turn this into a family adventure you'll never forget.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $280
    Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with catching some inshore species. You can go after Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and many more. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price.
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About the Captain

Joseph Arguelles
St. James City, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2021
I've been fishing in Flordia my whole life and loved it ever since. The ocean is the love of my life and I enjoy everyday on this beautiful planet.

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Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Nurse) Nurse Shark

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Eagle (Flats boat) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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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Recent Fishing Reports

Great fishing in the past week even with
Great fishing in the past week even with
November 3, 2021
The fishing has been exellent even in bad conditions. Rain or shine we will get out there.

Customer Reviews

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3/4 Day with Joseph

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on October 23, 2021
Had a great time and we caught many species. The trout bite was on all day and we found snook, jacks and a nice cobia we weren’t...
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Morning Inshore Slam on October 12, 2021
Joseph the captain and owner was knowledgeable, always helpful and and a joy to be with
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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Half day trip with Capt. Joseph

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 31, 2021
Caught some really nice trout
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Fishing with Joseph

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Morning Inshore Slam on September 17, 2021
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Morning Inshore Slam on September 6, 2021
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FAQs about Rigid Fishing Charters

Rigid Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Morning Inshore Slam (4 hours)
  • $280 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $380 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $480 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Rigid Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Rigid Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Rigid Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Rigid Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Inshore and flats)
  • Heavy Tackle (Shark fishing nearshore)

Top targeted fish species with Rigid Fishing Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon