BonitaFish Charters

BonitaFish Charters is a family-owned boat charter available for near coastal and backwater fishing, scenic cruises, private charters, as well as dolphin and sightseeing trips. Captain Eric is waiting for you in Bonita Springs, Florida to take you to some of the area’s best fishing spots and make sure you have a day to remember. He’s a veteran angler who knows how to make your trip fun and put you on the fish, so join him aboard and have a great time on Florida’s lovely waters!

Your adventure takes place on a Sea Pro V2300 with a Mercury 200 that can sit up to 6 guests. It’s rigged with modern fishfinder, GPS, as well as radio electronics that allow for safe and efficient movement on the water. The boat has also got a livewell to provide live bait.

There’s a wide choice of interesting species you can target on your trip. To name just a few, there’s Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Bonnethead Shark, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Redfish, and many more. You’ll be bottom and popper fishing on light tackle in order to attract your prey. You can keep your catch if you want to but feel free to release it as well. Kids are welcome.

Captain Eric will take care of all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and fishing licenses, so you should only bring whatever food and drinks you like. If you decide to keep your catch, the captain can clean it and bag it for you at no extra charge.

Come aboard with BonitaFish Charters and enjoy a wonderful day of fishing in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Come enjoy a morning fishing trip that runs from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. You'll fish the backwaters and near coastal waters of Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, and Estero Bay. Captain Eric also offers custom trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 30
    $450
    Spend an afternoon on the water fishing from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and have a lovely time on Florida's backwaters as well as near coastal grounds. The areas you'll fish include Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, as well as and Estero Bay. Custom trips are also available.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Family Boating Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $615
    Plan your own day to include fishing, beach, shelling, swimming, and sightseeing. 5 hours up to 6 persons for $600, $15.00 per person to add fishing. When prompted for the number of persons, only indicate the number of persons that will be fishing. Departure times are flexible.
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About the Captain

Eric
Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
27 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2021
Captain Eric is a USMC veteran and a retired LEO living in Southwest Florida since 2017.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
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
PayPal
Checks
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
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (77)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Frank S.
Arlington Heights, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 22, 2022
Ok. Let’s be real. All you ask of your guide is to put you in the situation to catch fish. Eric did that every time. Eric...
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Diana S.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip with Caot Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 29, 2022
My family had a wonderful morning fishing with Captain Mike! The boat was well equipped, and he gave us all a nice refresher...
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Todd F.
Burnsville, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 4, 2022
Had a great day fishing with Captain Eric. I didn’t have much (if any) experience fishing, but Captain Eric was patient,...
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Mike O.
St. Louis, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Day in the Back Bay

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Family Boating Day on March 20, 2022
Captain Eric is a really nice man. He’s patient, engaging and wildly interesting. Just ask him about his life and you’ll...
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Verra R.
Fort Myers, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on December 28, 2021
Captain Eric was a gracious host for our morning fishing adventure. He was a great guide and provided a variety of riggings...
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FAQs about BonitaFish Charters

BonitaFish Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $15 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Family Boating Day (5 hours)

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

Trips booked with BonitaFish Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

BonitaFish Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

BonitaFish Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with BonitaFish Charters include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting