Have a beautiful fishing experience with Dragonfly Charters as you explore the scenic inshore and nearshore waters, flats, and the backcountry of Florida. Captain Mike Moran will meet you in Cape Coral and take you on a fun and enjoyable trip to the area’s grounds rich with many respectable fish species. The captain is a lifelong angler with lots of passion for the water and he knows how to provide a successful trip. Join him aboard and have a day to remember!

Your boat for the day will be a 16’ SaltMarsh flats boat that can fit 2 guests. It runs on a 70 HP Yamaha engine and uses GPS for better navigation. It has got a livewell in order to provide you with live bait.

The species you, your companion, and the captain will be chasing include Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Tripletail, Sheepshead, Redfish, Cobia, and more. In order to attract them, you can use spinning, popping, and fly fishing, all on light tackle. You’re free to keep the fish you catch as well as to bring your kids aboard.

Captain Mike supplies all the fishing equipment, live bait, lures, as well as licenses. Before you depart, just make sure you have some snacks and drinks with you.

Spend a day fishing in this part of Florida and have a great time catching fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half day afternoon trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    US $400
    The same price for 1 and 2 anglers. You'll fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and anything that swims in these beautiful waters. We will be fishing Matlacha, fl!! Pick up will be 12-1 PM. Matlacha park 4577 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha, FL 33993!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day morning trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $400
    The same price for 1 or 2 anglers. You'll fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and anything that swims in these beautiful waters. Pick up location 4577 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha, FL 33993!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    The same price for 1 and 2 anglers. You'll fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and anything that swims in these beautiful waters.pick up location 4577 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha, FL 33993!!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
    The same price of 1 and 2 anglers. You'll fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and anything that swims in these beautiful waters.
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Rob L.
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Fantastic day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day morning trip on June 24, 2024
My wife and I had a blast fishing with Capt.Mike at Dragonfly Charters. Not only did we catch fish, Red drum and Trout...
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Kyle L.
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day morning trip on September 26, 2023
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Matthew C.
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Fantastic Day On The Water

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day morning trip on July 8, 2024
Best charter I’ve ever had. Captain Mike went so far beyond any expectations I had that it’s hard to find the words to...
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Jeremy J.
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on June 18, 2024
We had high winds which made it hard to move around and left only certain place we were able to fish and Mike still got us...
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Andy F.
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Half Day Trip With Capt Mike

Half Day morning trip on January 1, 2024
My son and I spent the morning fishing with Mike. I have been on many guided fishing trips but this was by far the most enjoyable. ...
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FAQs about Dragonfly Charters

Dragonfly Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group - Half day afternoon trip (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - Half Day morning trip (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Dragonfly Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Dragonfly Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Spinning rods included)
  • Live Bait (If we are using live bait, bait will be caught before you hop on to go fishing! Bait is included in price, and we will not spend your time catching bait!!)
  • Lures
  • Fishing License (We offer every license you will need while fishing with Dragonfly charters!!!! No need to purchase a license!)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

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

Dragonfly Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dragonfly Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Mike Moran
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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126 Customer reviews
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Member since October 2021
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Captain Mike got his first Jon Boat when he was 11 years old and living in Fort Myers Beach. He absolutely fell in love with the salt water, mangroves, and wildlife. He's been fishing these waters for 28 years and still learns something new every day. The captain believes that’s the fun in it and that we'll never figure Mother Nature out.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

SaltMarsh (Skiff) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Spinning rods included
Live Bait
If we are using live bait, bait will be caught before you hop on to go fishing! Bait is included in price, and we will not spend your time catching bait!!
Lures
Fishing License
We offer every license you will need while fishing with Dragonfly charters!!!! No need to purchase a license!
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 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
Kids are always more than welcome!!! Any age!!!
You Keep Catch
Client(s) clean and filet their own 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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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