Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters

Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters is located in Fort Myers and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Ethan will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and Cobia, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, fly fishing, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 23’ C-Hawk boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    A back bay trip, the most popular choice, features fishing inshore around local mangrove islands and grass flats from Fort Myers to Pine Island. Seeking some of Florida's most prized game fish, you'll chase Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Shark, and many others! There will also be a good chance of encountering dolphins and manatees during the trip. This charter is good for the more experienced solo fishermen to the large group (up to 6) looking to have a good time!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    A back bay trip, the most popular choice, features fishing inshore around local mangrove islands and grass flats from Fort Myers to Pine Island. Seeking some of Florida's most prized game fish, you'll chase Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Shark, and many others! There will also be a good chance of encountering dolphins and manatees during the trip. This charter is good for the more experienced solo fishermen to the large group (up to 6) looking to have a good time!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Combo trips can do it all! Head out on a combo trip and experience everything Southwest Florida has to offer, from fishing for a couple of hours to shelling on some of the most private islands to stopping at one of the region's favorite lunch spots on the water, all in one day! Combo trips are the most family-oriented trips there is to offer and will satisfy everyone's wants. Mix and match to your preference and let the capt. know!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Combo (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Combo trips can do it all! Head out on a combo trip and experience everything Southwest Florida has to offer, from fishing for a couple of hours to shelling on some of the most private islands to stopping at one of the region's favorite lunch spots on the water, all in one day! Combo trips are the most family-oriented trips there is to offer and will satisfy everyone's wants. Mix and match to your preference and let the capt. know!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore Wreck/Reef
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $696
    Offshore charters offer a different experience. Hop aboard and head out to some local wrecks and reefs, targeting some of the most diverse fish the area has to offer. Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, and many more! Remember that offshore trips are weather permitted, so the captain will run it by the group before making any moves.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Back Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    The most popular choice! This trip includes fishing inshore around local mangrove islands as well as grass flats, from Fort Myers to Pine Island. You'll chase some of Florida's most prized game fish, such as Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Shark, Trout, and many other! There's also a good chance to encounter dolphins and manatees. This trip is suitable for the more experienced solo angler to the large group looking to have a great time on the water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Tarpon fishing is hands down one of the most exciting and thrilling fish the area has to offer. There is nothing quite like battling against Silver King in hopes of landing one of the most prehistoric fish ever to swim. The Tarpon migration begins in March and runs into July. Don't miss your opportunity at chasing a true dinosaur of the sea!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    Tarpon fishing is hands down one of the most exciting and thrilling fish the area has to offer. There is nothing quite like battling against Silver King in hopes of landing one of the most prehistoric fish ever to swim. The Tarpon migration begins in March and runs into July. Don't miss your opportunity at chasing a true dinosaur of the sea!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $799
    Do it all on a combo trip! Head out and experience everything Southwest Florida has on offer. From a short fishing spell to shelling on a private island to making a stop at one of Southwest Florida's lunch spots on the water – do it all in one day! Combo trips are the most family-oriented trips on offer and will make everyone satisfied. Choose your mix and let the captain know!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Back Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Have a great time fishing inshore grounds around local mangrove islands and grass flats from Fort Myers to Pine Island. You'll target prized game fish such as Snook, Tarpon, Shark, Redfish, Trout, and many more! You may also see dolphins and manatees during the trip. This charter is a great choice for the more experienced solo angler to the large group.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore Wreck/Reef
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $897
    Offshore trips offer you a different fishing experience. Hop aboard and explore local wrecks and reefs, chasing some of the most diverse fish the area has to offer. You can target Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more species! Offshore trips are weather dependent, so the crew will run it by the group before making any moves.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $999
    Combine everything and make lifelong memories on this 8-hour adventure! From a brief fishing trip to collecting shells to having lunch on some of Florida's favorite lunch spots on the water, this trip makes it all possible in one day! Just pick your activities and tell the captain!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    Come have one of the most exciting and thrilling fishing experiences this area can offer. Nothing beats fighting for Silver King, one of the most ancient fish ever to swim. Its migration starts in March and runs into July. Use this opportunity and chase a dinosaur of the sea!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore Wreck/Reef
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,098
    Have a different fishing experience on an offshore trip. You and the crew will fish local wrecks and reefs, chasing a wide range of species. These can include Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Grouper, and many others! Keep in mind that offshore fishing is weather permitted, the captain will run it by the group before making any decisions.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,250
    Have an action-packed fishing adventure as you chase mighty Tarpon! This prehistoric fish puts up a huge fight when you try to reel it in. Its migration runs from March through July, don't miss an opportunity for chasing a true sea dinosaur!
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About the Captain

Ethan Hanson
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
39 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
A USCG OUPV and Master's License holder, Capt. Ethan Hanson is a 6th-generation angler living in Fort Myers, Florida. He has been roaming the waters of Southwest, FL for over 20 years. He is the great-great-great-grandson of Capt. Manuel Gonzalez, the founding father of Fort Myers, FL who pulled into the Fort on a boat that set sail from Spain in 1847, making it safe to say the water is in Capt. Ethan's blood. His love for the water has been evident for a long time – from mowing lawns during the summer as a young kid, making just enough gas money to take out the Jon boat hoping to catch one specimen of Snook, to growing up and winning some of the most prestige fishing tournaments in the area. Having a firm idea of what he wanted to do with his life after college, Capt. Ethan had the pleasure of working under Capt. Bill Hammond and Angela Hammond of Endless Summer Charters. There, he could not only take his skills to the next level but also he was taught how to provide his clients a true saltwater experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

C-Hawk (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
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
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
Boat
Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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The Crew!
Big Tom makes fish look smaller ?
Momma makes the fish look bigger ?
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Autumn R.
Coeur D'Alene, ID
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Half day fishing and lunch at Cabbage Key

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Combo on September 24, 2022
Our first time fishing in SW Florida and our North Idaho crew of bass fishermen was thinking maybe some bottom fishing with...
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3 Days Of Fun!!!!

4 Hour Trip – Combo on August 23, 2022
We met Capt. Ethan our First Day and Man was He Amazing!!! We went to the First spot and we had fish on within 3 minutes literally....
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Knoxville, TN
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Great Day Fishing!

4 Hour Trip – Back Bay on July 14, 2022
Capt Ethan did a great job putting us on the fish early!  First cast landed a nice sea trout!  Caught several species including...
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Justin M.
Deer Park, TX
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Half Day with Ethan Hanson

4 Hour Trip – Back Bay on July 9, 2022
Ya this is the guide YOU WANT. His boat and his equipment was top notch. We have been with several guides in different states...
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Amazing morning with Captain Ethan!

June 30, 2022
We were lucky enough that Captain Ethan had a cancellation and we were able to book a last-minute inland fishing trip with...
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FAQs about Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters

Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) (8 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Combo (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Combo (PM) (8 hours)
  • $696 per group, additional $48 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore Wreck/Reef (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Back Bay (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (PM) (8 hours)
  • $799 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Combo (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $49 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Back Bay (8 hours)
  • $897 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore Wreck/Reef (6 hours)
  • $999 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Combo (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $1,098 per group, additional $49 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore Wreck/Reef (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Radar

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

Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon