Join Flat Top Charters for an amazing trip in the inshore waters and flats of Fort Myers. As a lifelong resident of S.W. Florida, Captain Mark has been fishing the waters of Lee County, including Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, Caloosahatchee River, Estero Bay, Sanibel Island, and Captiva Island for over 50 years, of which 20 years as a charter guide! It’s his passion to be able to use his knowledge and experience of fishing the local waters, both inshore and nearshore, to others and provide an enjoyable experience to all.

You’ll be fishing on a 22’ American Marine Sports that accommodates up to 3 guests. This bay boat is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and reaches the speed of 35 knots. The boat is equipped with Simrad navigational electronics and modern safety gear. You’ll also find MinnKota wireless engine, 3 live bait tanks, and a cooler.

There’s a variety of species you can go after, with some of them being Jack Crevalle, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Tripletail. If you head out to slightly deeper spots, you’ll be able to go after Goliath Grouper and Barracuda.

All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price, as well as water with ice. Feel free to bring other beverages and food, and don’t forget your sun protection.

If you are wanting to fill your bucket list with what these inshore waters have to offer, then give Flat Top Charters a call and let’s get it done!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    This short adventure will take you after Snook, Redfish, and Trout to name a few, while Tarpon is seasonal! It's recommended to release your catch but you can keep it if you're planning to eat it.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $700
    You'll be fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, and many more. Tarpon are seasonal! All fishing equipment is included in the price. You only need to bring your snacks and sun protection.
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About the Captain

Mark Westra
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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17 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2022
I grew up with fishing being a big part of my life, family owned and still in business today, Lehr's Economy Tackle has been around since 1956 in North Fort Myers, Florida. Lehr's Economy Tackle is one of the oldest tackle shop in the area and was the first fly fishing shop in the S.W. Florida.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

American Marine Sports (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Caloosahatchee Rver
Inshore Fishing
Lee County Waters
Nearshore Fishing
Lee County Waters
Flats Fishing
Pine Island Sound
Backcountry Fishing
Sanibel

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Simrad NSS EVO3
Fishfinder
Simrad NSS EVO3
Live Bait Well
3 Live wells 30 gal. 20 gal. 15 gal.
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota 112 lb. thrust 36 volt
Ice Box
Yeti Cooler
GPS
Simrad NSS EVO3
Fishfinder
Simrad NSS EVO3
Live Bait Well
3 Live wells 30 gal. 20 gal. 15 gal.
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota 112 lb. thrust 36 volt
Ice Box
Yeti Cooler

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
St. Croix Rods, Diawa, Shimano & Penn Reels
Live Bait
Live Shiners & Shrimp
Catch cleaning & filleting
When utilizing boat ramp with cleaning station
Drinks
Cooler of ice with bottle water
Fishing License
Covers up to 4 persons fishing
Fly Fishing Equipment
Loomis rods, Cortland reels

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
If desired
Catch and Release Allowed
Recommended

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day morning trip with Capt Mark
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Rod M.
Estero, Florida
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Half Day trip w Capt Mark Westra

4 Hour Trip on March 23, 2022
Have fished with Mark for 10 years so we must be satisfied.  Usually have 2 or 3 on the boat which is perfect for the fishing...
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 hour trip with Capt Mark

4 Hour Trip on April 13, 2022
We told Capt Mark we wanted to catch fish and he did not disappoint! In the first hour we seat had caught enough mackerel and...
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Michael R.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Half day morning trip with Capt Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on June 13, 2022
Fantastic experience!  We were catching fish within minutes of cutting the engine.  Caught several large snook, trout, mackerel,...
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Trent B.
Owasso, Oklahoma
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Full Day Trip with Captain Mark Westra

6 Hour Trip on March 1, 2022
Fished quite a bit with Captain Westra back in the day, but it had been awhile.  Too long!  Been out with him twice in the...
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Hell-of-a -day on the water

NEW  4 Hour Trip on June 14, 2022
Mark was a top-notch guy, with tremendous knowledge of the fish and area. Caught lots of fish, some true trophies, and good...
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FAQs about Flat Top Charters

Flat Top Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Flat Top Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Simrad NSS EVO3)
  • Fishfinder (Simrad NSS EVO3)
  • Live Bait Well (3 Live wells 30 gal. 20 gal. 15 gal.)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota 112 lb. thrust 36 volt)
  • Ice Box (Yeti Cooler)

Trips booked with Flat Top Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St. Croix Rods, Diawa, Shimano & Penn Reels)
  • Live Bait (Live Shiners & Shrimp)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (When utilizing boat ramp with cleaning station)
  • Drinks (Cooler of ice with bottle water)
  • Fishing License (Covers up to 4 persons fishing)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Loomis rods, Cortland reels)

Flat Top Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Caloosahatchee Rver)
  • Inshore Fishing (Lee County Waters)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Lee County Waters)
  • Flats Fishing (Pine Island Sound)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Sanibel)

Flat Top Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Flat Top Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail