Barefoot Charters Inc

Barefoot Charters is located in South Ft Myers /Ft Myers Beach/ Sanibel   / Captiva   and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Joseph aims to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let him know what you’re after! Depending on the trip and species, you’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, drift fishing, popping, and spinning. You’re looking at 4 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll usually go after the likes of Redfish, Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Shark, and Tripletail, depending on the weather and time of year.

Your adventure begins on board a 23’ Parker boat that can fit a maximum of 6 anglers.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses for your trip. You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip.

Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Barefoot Charters Inc.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Hop Skip & Jump Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $475
    Chance to get out on the water . Start time can vary
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Hop Skip & Jump morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $475
    Chance to get out on the water . Start time can vary
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half day 4 hrs Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $600
    Start time may vary
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day 4 hrs Inshore Morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $600
    Jigs , top water and cut bait for trout and redfish
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    5 hour Give yourself little
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $700
    Fishing, site seeing, nature tours, bird watching, and this will give yourself a extra hour of relaxing.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    5 hour Give yourself little extra
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $700
    Start times may vary
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 day 6 hr Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $800
    Great for relaxing and enjoying a sunset after a day of fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    3/4 day 6 hr Inshore afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $800
    Start times may vary
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,000
    This is the trip to not only get out and fish but maybe even stop and grab some food and drinks.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Good experience
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Jenifer W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Day with Captain Joe!

VERIFIED   Half Day 4 hrs Inshore Morning on March 23, 2024
We live in Florida, but we were vacationing in Fort. Myers and we wanted to charter a fishing trip.  I went through FishingBooker...
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Aaron C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Family day for everyone.

VERIFIED   Half day 4 hrs Afternoon on March 7, 2024
I took my wife, sister, and my 3 kids (ages 9,8, &4). Everyone on the boat had great success fishing, and we saw manatees and...
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Michael R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Half Day 4 hrs Inshore Morning on July 21, 2023
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Brian B.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Joseph

VERIFIED   Afternoon Half day trip on May 29, 2023
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Charles Z.
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Barefoot Charters is the Best

VERIFIED   NEW  Half day 4 hrs Afternoon on April 29, 2024
Capt Joe knows the waters and the best spots for fishing the waters around Pine Island and Sanibel Island. We had a great time...
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FAQs about Barefoot Charters Inc

Barefoot Charters Inc offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $475 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Hop Skip & Jump Afternoon (3 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Hop Skip & Jump morning (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half day 4 hrs Afternoon (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day 4 hrs Inshore Morning (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 hour Give yourself little (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 5 hour Give yourself little extra (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 day 6 hr Inshore (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 day 6 hr Inshore afternoon (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Barefoot Charters Inc, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Barefoot Charters Inc include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (No charge for cleaning. I even have some spices for you to try)
  • Fishing License (Licenses is included )

Barefoot Charters Inc offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (NA)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Barefoot Charters Inc offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Barefoot Charters Inc include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Hogfish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail

Meet the Charter Operator

Barefoot Charters Inc
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
23 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2023
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
One of the first things I tell people when they get on the boat... "Think out loud." Although we're known for some of the best fishing grounds in Florida, it's not just about fishing. There is shelling, wildlife, oyster bars, sand bars, and grass flats. There is lots of wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, birds, otters and so much more. There are places to swim and cool off as well as some really good fishing spots. Some like to fish, and some like to shell. I say why not do both? I have spots where some can shell on a secluded beach while others can fish close by. Our saying has always been "We leave the serious fishing to the other captains, we go out to have fun!"

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Boat specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
NA
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
No charge for cleaning. I even have some spices for you to try
Fishing License
Licenses is included

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Kids are welcomed . Let get them hooked on fishing and boating
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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