Join Reel1In for an amazing day of fishing along the mangrove estuaries. Start out of Fort Myers Beach, Florida and fish the back bays, oyster beds, mangrove shorelines, passes, and docks for a wide variety of fish. These trips are best suited for small parties under 4 people when fishing from the flats boat. You’ll have an excellent choice of inshore, river, flats, and backcountry destinations to go to. Whether you desire to fish for fun or have an experience of a lifetime, Reel1In will carefully plan your trip accordingly.

The adventure starts on a 20’ Lake And Bay flats boat. It can sit up to 4 guests and runs on a 250 HP Yamaha engine. It’s got quality navigation gear to keep you on the course all the time. It uses a wireless trolling motor for a quieter approach and is equipped with a livewell and an ice-box. Snorkeling equipment will be available at your request. On offshore boats, there will be a first mate as well to give you any assistance you might need.

Some of the diverse fish species you can catch include Mangrove Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Great Barracuda, Tarpon, Permit, Black Drum, and more. The choice of styles you can fish in is also excellent. Using light tackle, you can try your skills in bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, as well as fly fishing. Kids are more than welcome to come aboard, so why not bring the whole family and have a wonderful time together in nature.

Reel1In primarily follows catch and release policy, but make sure you call them and check for details. There will be no smoking and alcohol drinking during the trip, but welcome to bring beer or soft drinks.

You are covered for all the fishing gear, bait, licenses, as well as for water. The crew will clean and fillet you catch so it’s ready for cooking as soon as you get back home.

Come to Fort Myers Beach and let Reel1In take you on a fishing trip to remember.

To book an offshore trip, check out CruiseFishDive Spear1up or our 56’ Ocean Yacht.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Target Tarpon, Snook, Tripletail, and other tasty species of backcountry spots. This trip is great for those just learning to use a rod and hoping to catch their first fish. Bring the whole family with you and enjoy this trip together. Note that you can also start your trip at 11:30 a.m. If you have 4 or more guests, it is recommended to book a Nearshore/Offshore Fishing Experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Back Bay (PM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    Visit the calm backcountry waters and target some of the tastiest fish you'll ever catch. You only need to bring some snacks or lunch, since the captain covers everything else. This trip is perfect for beginners or families with children. If you have 4 or more guests, it is recommended to book a Nearshore/Offshore Fishing Experience.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Back Bay MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Chase the tasty species that dwell in the calm backcountry waters. You'll only need some snacks or lunch since the captain covers you for water. This trip is an excellent choice for beginners, families with children, as well as experienced anglers targeting high-quality catches. If you have 4 or more guests, it is recommended to book a Nearshore/Offshore Fishing Experience.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $900
    Avoid the heat and crowded fishing spots by taking a night trip. The captain will find the best fish to target this time of year and he'll cover you for all of your fishing equipment. Dress properly and bring some snacks or lunch. Night trips departure times may change based on tides and the fishing conditions. The captain will confirm the exact time and location based on the previous days' conditions. This boat is 4 person max.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Monster Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    This Tarpon trip is the best for one or two guests in search of monster fish! Since fish is always on the move and feed best on the moving tides, a full day trip is required to cover enough water, and try and fish both incoming and outgoing tides giving you a better chance for multiple big fish hookups. The captains are the best at what they do and not only put you on the fish but coach you through the entire experience. Departure times and locations may change based on tides and location of fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Captain's Choice
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    Visit the calm backcountry waters. If the conditions allow, you and your captain may visit other locations nearshore to have the best fishing experience possible. You only need to bring some lunch or snacks, since the company supplies everything else. This trip is perfect for beginners, families with kids, but also for the experienced angler who aim to catch prized fish.

About the Charter Operator

CruiseFishDive
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
165 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2015
CruiseFishDive is operated by Captain Mark Garcy and his staff of top professional guides. He has over 30 years of experience fishing the waters from Alaska to the Great Lakes, and the West and East Coasts of Florida. He is also a salvage diver, with years of salvage and recovery experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Lake and Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Calusahatchee River, Sanibel, Captiva
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Available on Offshore Trips
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing
Available on Offshore trips

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Available upon request.
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Y

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Water provided
First Mate
On Offshore Boats
Fishing License
Charter companies must provide this.
Lunch
Bring your lunch, no bananas!
Fly Fishing Equipment
Customer must provide

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
Vape products are allowed.
No Alcohol
Beer and wine, please no hard liquor.
Catch and Release Allowed
Recommended due to Red Tide fish kills,
Catch and Release Mandatory

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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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April fishing trip
April fishing trip
Half day fishing with captain Brian. Awesome experience!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Terry H.
Fontanelle, NE
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Half day fishing with captain Brian. Awesome experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4 on March 8, 2022
Captain Brian is top notch! he always has the right bait and, the best fishing holes Me and, my son and, grandson had a great...
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Samuel H.
Shinrock, OH
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Good time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4 on March 18, 2022
Had 2 teenagers and myself. Captain Mark took great care of us! Very knowledgeable of the area. We caught multiple fish at...
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Rob L.
LEO-CEDARVLE, IN
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4 on April 7, 2022
Had a great time!!!! Caught a lot, did not keep any but had fun catching and releasing! Super professional and easy to talk...
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Steve G.
Naples, FL
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3/4 day inshore w/ Capt Brian

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Back Bay MAX 4 on April 12, 2022
Such a great guy! Fantastic trip for Father & Son. Many fish, beautiful day. Perfect.
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William C.
Wichita, KS
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Awesome day with Capt Brian

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Back Bay MAX 4 on April 1, 2022
Awesome day on the water. Caught tons of fish. Great guide and great day. We’ll be back!!
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FAQs about Cruise Fish Dive – Reel1In

Cruise Fish Dive – Reel1In offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Back Bay (PM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Back Bay MAX 4 (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Night Fishing (5 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $200 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Monster Tarpon (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group, additional $150 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Captain's Choice (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cruise Fish Dive – Reel1In, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Available upon request.
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Y
  • Radio
  • Sonar

Trips booked with Cruise Fish Dive – Reel1In include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water provided )
  • First Mate (On Offshore Boats)
  • Fishing License (Charter companies must provide this.)
  • Lunch (Bring your lunch, no bananas!)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Customer must provide )

Cruise Fish Dive – Reel1In offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Calusahatchee River, Sanibel, Captiva)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Cruise Fish Dive – Reel1In offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Available on Offshore Trips )
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Available on Offshore trips)

Top targeted fish species with Cruise Fish Dive – Reel1In include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon