Fish Often Charters – Sanibel

Fish Often Charters is run by Captain Victor Medico and offers light tackle inshore and nearshore fishing trips. Captain Vic has been a resident of Cape Coral since 1991 and is USCG licensed and insured. During your fishing experience you’ll get to explore the intracoastal waterways and backwater tributaries of SWFL.

You will be fishing aboard a 20’ 1988 Proline Flat Back (restored in 2016) powered by a four-stroke Yamaha 115 HP engine, designed to navigate the skinny waters of SWFL, where some of the best fishing awaits! Apart from all the necessary navigation and safety gear, the boat has live wells for storing all the bait you’ll need, as well as a i-pilot trolling motor to sneak up on unsuspecting fish.

Captain Vic specializes in inshore fishing, so you will be going into the shallow waters and flats where fish such as Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon among others can be found. Both live bait and artificial lures and jigs will be used for the best results. All types of anglers are welcome, it doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran angler or a beginner in the fishing world.

The price of the trip includes all of the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Feel free to bring some drinks and snacks for the cooler that is always full of ice. Polarized sunglasses and sunscreen is recommended for maximum comfort.

Captain Vic looks forward to making your next trip a memorable one! Just pick one of the trips with Fish Often Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    This 4-hour charter brings you a beautiful and fun-packed morning on the water. Your group and Captain Victor will be searching for Grouper, Snapper, Tarpon, Redfish, Tripletail, as well as many other lovely species that dwell in the area.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    Join this 4-hour trip if you'd like to spend a beautiful afternoon fishing for a wide variety of tasty and elusive species. You'll have the chance to target Grouper, Shark, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and many other respectable species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    If you're up for a trip longer than a half day one but still want to leave time for your other daily activities, this is the choice for you. You and the captain will be exploring the sea for 6 hours and target many different species that roam the area.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    A full day trip gives you the chance to enjoy your adventure to the fullest. Starting at 8:00 a.m., you and the captain will spend 8 hours on the water searching for all sorts of fish available, from Blacktip Shark to Goliath Grouper to Tripletail, and many more.

About the Captain

Victor Medico
Sanibel, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2021
Captain Victor specializes in inshore and nearshore fishing in SWFL. He's been living in Cape Coral since 1991 and is USCG licensed and insured. Captain Victor enjoys every day that's spent on the water and loves the chance to teach someone new how to fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Proline (Center console) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sanibel to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Matt H.
Marco Island, FL
Excellent
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Victor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 1, 2022
Captain Victor is the type of Captain that would deserve a high review even if the fishing was bad. Kind, patient,...
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Zachary P.
Fort Myers, Florida
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Half day fishing trip with victor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 23, 2022
The outing with victor was excellent - he was knowledgeable and totally focused on providing us with an enjoyable trip. He...
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Tina T.
Valrico, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day morning trip with Victor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 20, 2022
Had a great out on the water with Victor.  He was knowledgeable and patient with all of us novices.  We all caught fish and...
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Jennifer H.
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5.0 / 5
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 26, 2021
Amazing day out on the water hitting multiple spots and catching at almost all of them. Victor was very knowledgeable, friendly,...
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Todd W.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 20, 2022
Captain Vic is the man!
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FAQs about Fish Often Charters – Sanibel

Fish Often Charters – Sanibel offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Often Charters – Sanibel, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Fish Often Charters – Sanibel include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Fish Often Charters – Sanibel offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fish Often Charters – Sanibel offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Often Charters – Sanibel include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail