Gulf of Mexico Grouper and Snapper

Exit Strategy Fishing charters offers one of the fastest and most comfortable 6 pack boats in SW Florida. Departing from Matlacha, Cape Coral and Fort Myers for easy acess to Florida’s Gulf of Mexico offshore waters.
Captain Skip Johnson will guide you to the area’s reefs, and wrecks for a great angling experience.

The boat you will be fishing from is a very roomy and comfortable 30’ Robalo center console that can accommodate up to 6 passengers, the vessel provides a private bathroom with a freshwater sink and flushing toilette and powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines to take you to the fishing spots with speed and confort.
Rigged with the finest electronics, Dual large screen GPS/Fishfinders with side and down scan sonar, VHF radio, autopilot, radar AND Spot Lock trolling motor anchoring system, the boat will locate and most importantly, precisely stay on top of the fish and structure the fish live in, as well as safely and comfortably navigate Floridas beautiful waters.

To name just a few of the many respectable and tasty species you can catch on your trip, there’s Red and Gag Grouper, Lane, Mangrove, Mutton, Red and Vermillion Snapper, Grunts, Porgy, Flounder, Cobia, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Triple Tail, Goliath Grouper, Amberjack and more.
You will catch them by bottom fishing with high quality spinning rods with Penn Battle III 5000 reels and/or Shimano two speed conventional rods and reels, all fishing poles, bait and tackle included, We will even bait and remove fish from your hook if you’d like.

You can keep any open season legal sized fish and take it home, fish cleaning and zip lock bagging at the end of the day is included. 
We welcome and cater to the entire family and your trip includes everyones fishing licenses, just bring plenty of food, drinks, proper clothing, hats, sun glasses and sunscreen.
There is a cooler onboard with ice, please do not bring large items, tackle boxes, ice chests or alcohol onboard.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Gulf Of Mexico
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    Bottom fishing reefs and wrecks in the Florida state waters in the Gulf of Mexico. On windy rough days we may fish Charlotte Harbor, the harbor has very deep areas and frequently produces good fishing as well.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip-Gulf of Mexico
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Bottom fishing Florida state waters up to 9 nautical miles offshore on wrecks and reefs. On rough windy days, you may fish the deeper areas of the Charlotte harbor which frequently produces great fishing as well.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Gulf of Mexico
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,450
    Our most popular trip! Bottom fishing Florida state waters up to 9 nautical miles offshore on wrecks and reefs. On windy rough days, we may fish the deeper areas of charlotte harbor which frequently produces great fishing as well.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf Of Mexico
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    This is the extended trip for the serious angler to maximize your fishing day. You'll be fishing wrecks and reefs up to 9 nautical miles offshore. On windy rougher days, we may fish the deeper areas of Charlotte Harbor which frequently produces good fishing as well.
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About the Captain

Skip Johnson
Matlacha, Florida, United States
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9 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2021
I was born into a commercial and charter fishing family. I chose to charter on my own once I was licensed as well as fished the Bassmaster Professional Tours.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Snook Snook

Boat Specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

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
No Alcohol
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
83%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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6 hour tour

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Gulf Of Mexico on December 30, 2021
Capt. Skip and Seth created an awesome experience for our family! From the moment you step into the boat you know they are...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Gulf Of Mexico on November 22, 2021
We had a great time!  Captain Skip is very personable and makes sure to take you where the fish are, and will move around...
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Gulf Of Mexico on January 6, 2022
Had a wonderful and amazing time catching fish with Skip. He provided the perfect trip for our group of six, with half of us...
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Fishing with Skip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip-Gulf of Mexico on January 20, 2022
Everybody had a great time and caught plenty of fish! Skip was awesome, he put us right on the fish. His boat and equipment...
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6 hour gulf of Mexico trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Gulf Of Mexico on January 10, 2022
We had a great time fishing! Got perfect weather, caught tons of fish that was filleted for us, caught a shark, mother in law...
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FAQs about Gulf of Mexico Grouper and Snapper

Gulf of Mexico Grouper and Snapper offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Gulf Of Mexico (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip-Gulf of Mexico (8 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Gulf of Mexico (10 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Gulf Of Mexico (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Gulf of Mexico Grouper and Snapper, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Gulf of Mexico Grouper and Snapper include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Gulf of Mexico Grouper and Snapper offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Fishing Charlotte Harbor on windy days)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Gulf of Mexico Grouper and Snapper offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gulf of Mexico Grouper and Snapper include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Snook