Covert Operations Fishing Charters

Captain Darrin Covert of Covert Operations Fishing Charters has been providing charter fishing trips around the waters of the Gulf for the past decade and has been fishing in the area for the past 35 years. He loves showing his guests the fabulous inshore fishing that southwest Florida has to offer and provides flexible and informative fishing trips for everyone from the novice to the most avid of anglers.

Capt. Darrin’s 24 ft Morgan is perfect for fishing the flats in the area. With an unusually wide berth, it provides ample opportunity to move around and provides a very comfortable and dry ride. A shade canopy over the center of the boat ensures all anglers are safe and comfortable even in the heat of the Floridian summer.

Covert Operations Fishing Charters target all the desirable game fish that can be found in the inshore areas of southeast Florida, including Redfish, Trout, Snook, Shark and Tarpon. They fish with live bait and Penn and Shimano tackle, the use of which is included in the price of the trip. At the end of the day, they will even clean and fillet your catch for you to take home for a tasty dinner.

Captain Darrin is a USCG licensed and insured captain who has been fishing the areas around Pine Island, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Cayo Costa for three decades. His extensive knowledge of the local area and its many inshore fish species will benefit all anglers who come aboard, whether they have never before felt the thrill of catching a fish before or are experienced fishermen.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Special Tarpon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Jul
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    Target Tarpon in season (high season runs from May to July). There is a limit of four anglers for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Fish for Redfish and more in the beautiful waterways of Pine Island Sound.
  • Private trip
    Shelling Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip
    US$ 380
    up to 6 persons
    This is a relaxing half day shelling trip, great for families and those who want to have fun on the water. Please note this trip does not include fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Morgan (Center console) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 225HP yamaha V6 engine.

24 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.


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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Darrin Covert
St. James City, Florida, United States
Member since January 2016
Captain Darrin has been fishing the waters of Sanibel Island, Pine Island, Captiva Island, and Cayo Costa for 3 decades and has devoted his life to learning all he can about the inshore species that inhabit the area.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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