Charlotte Harbor Charter Company

3192 Matecumbe Key Road
Punta Gorda FL, United States

It hardly gets much better than southwest Florida’s Charlotte Harbor if you’re up for world-class saltwater sportfishing. With a rich choice of inshore and offshore fishing opportunities, you can choose to spend your fishing trip bait casting the mangroves or trolling the open harbor. Whatever you opt for, you’re almost guaranteed to catch a big one!

When fishing with Charlotte Harbor Charter Company you’ll focus on hooking a Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Grouper, Snapper or one of the many other saltwater species that inhabit the bountiful Florida waterways. The areas around Placida/Gasparilla Sound, Pine Island Sound and the Peace River produce some of the most sought-after game fish in the world, and you could be a part of it. Try a heart-pounding hour-long battle with a Tarpon or enjoy floating around the mangrove islands, searching for the variety of fish that call these waters home.

Your trip can be scheduled to leave from the Burnt Store Marina on Burnt Store Road south of Punta Gorda or the Pink Elephant on Boca Grande, depending on your preferences

Capt. Ron and his team at are so confident you’ll catch a fish during the flats and backcountry trips that they offer a fish guarantee: if you don’t catch fish on these trips you won’t pay a dime.

Come experience what Charlotte Harbor has to offer while spending an incredible day fishing with Captain Ron Jones and Charlotte Harbor Charter Company. Anglers are responsible for providing their own food and drinks. They can either bring their own cooler or the company can supply one


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Nothing beats a full day on the water, fishing until you drop! Whether it's inshore or further out, you'll have a great time going after species like Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and more. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A longer trip means more time spent fishing, so it's pretty much a win-win! You can either seek out deeper waters or just check out all the best inshore fishing spots. Most common species found here include Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    A six-hour trip provides you with the option to either reach deeper waters or just spend more time inshore. Expect to fish for the likes of Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Shorter trips still provide you with plenty of time to explore the bountiful fishing opportunities found in the inshore and backcountry water. You'll be targeting the likes of Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Snook, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    If you're looking to avoid the early-morning rush, why not take a more leisurely approach with an afternoon trip? There's plenty of Redfish, Snook, Trout, and others to go around!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custom built boat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2011. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

About the Captain

Ron Jones
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Member since October 2015
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Capt. Ron is a 4th generation fisherman in Charlotte Harbor. Born and raised in Charlotte County, the backcountry waters were his backyard as a kid. He has fished the bayous of the harbor and the Gulf of Mexico for over 30 years, and as he learned to fish in the company of several generations of fishermen, he developed a deep knowledge of the best techniques for targeting fish in the area.
Response time: 18 hours
Response rate: 73%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Excellent Captain, makes the whole trip worth it.

Fished July 8, 2018
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This is our second year with Captain Ron. He is great!  He never stops working.
We will be booking again next year!

Fished April 3, 2017
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