Floridaze Fishing Charters – Bokeelia

If you plan on fishing in Bokeelia, look no further than Floridaze Fishing Charters. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Brandon can tell you all about the local fishery.

These waters hold game fish like Snook, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Tarpon, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Blacktip Shark, Black Drum, and more with any luck.
You’ll target your catch by spinning, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Looking to get the whole family outdoors? Kids are absolutely welcome! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. Snacks are never a bad idea so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty belly!

Your day begins aboard a 22’ Pathfinder bay boat that can carry up to 6 passengers. It has a fighting chair and all the essentials. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, as well as lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

It’s always wise to bring sunglasses, sunblock (non-spray), bottled water, and a hat. Drinks are included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

And that’s it! Your fishing trip with Floridaze Fishing Charters is just a click away.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sightseeing, Dolphin and Beachgoers
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $300
    Our area is famous for alot of things and some of those include our nature and out scenic beaches and waterways. Come aboard and see our beautiful beaches, slip your shoes off and walk through the sand looking for beautiful shells, coral and sand dollars. Dolphins are plentiful in iur area and they aren’t shy, take a trip out on the water and meet the smartest mammals in North America, they will be the highlight of your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    Come aboard and fish inshore mangrove islands, oyster bars, grass flats and backcountry waters Southwest Florida is famous for. We will target common inshore species including Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, and much more.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $500
    Come aboard and fish inshore mangrove islands, oyster bars, grass flats and backcountry waters Southwest Florida is famous for. We will target common inshore species including Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, and much more.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $700
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    US $800
    Fight the giants our area is most famous for, the Silver King. People travel from all over the globe to get an opportunity to fight these giants. Our area is named the Tarpon capital of the world for good reason, Southwest Florida is the number one stop in the migration for Tarpon. Congregating by the thousands, preparing for the spawning season and eating all they can.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    Come aboard and fish inshore mangrove islands, oyster bars, grass flats, and backcountry waters Southwest Florida is famous for. We will target common inshore species, including Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, and much more.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    US $1,000
    Fight the giants our area is most famous for, the Silver King. People travel from all over the globe to get an opportunity to fight these giants. Our area is named the Tarpon capital of the world for good reason, Southwest Florida is the number one stop in the migration for Tarpon. Congregating by the thousands, preparing for the spawning season and eating all they can.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Chantel C.
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Best charter out there!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 28, 2024
Brandon was amazing, there was 6 of us that went out, he was so fun and easy to get along with but also so passionate and hard...
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 16, 2024
Brandon was such a great guide. His boat and gear were all in great condition and setup perfectly. He is so patient and helpful...
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Marc G.
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Amazing experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 9, 2024
A full day of fun fishing. CPT Brandon’s experience on the water shows as he was able to to quickly put us onto our targeted...
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Richard F.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 28, 2024
Told him what I wanted to accomplish and he got it done. Made my grandson a very happy fisherman. Which is what I wanted to...
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Dan S.
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Windy but fun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 9, 2024
We had a very windy half day trip with Brandon so the fish bite could have been better but Brandon worked pretty hard to find...
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FAQs about Floridaze Fishing Charters – Bokeelia

Floridaze Fishing Charters – Bokeelia offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Sightseeing, Dolphin and Beachgoers (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Floridaze Fishing Charters – Bokeelia, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Floridaze Fishing Charters – Bokeelia include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (I always try to have bait before the trip begins unless it is a special request to go catch bait with me prior to the trip. Your time is valuable and should not be used catching bait. )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (I clean and bag all fish no extra charge. )
  • Drinks (I supply bottled water and sports drinks in most cases. Customers are welcome to bring anything else they’d like to drink. )
  • Fishing License (My charter license covers all guests, no need to buy a license. )

Floridaze Fishing Charters – Bokeelia offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Floridaze Fishing Charters – Bokeelia offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Floridaze Fishing Charters – Bokeelia include:
  • Black Drum
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Brandon Douberly
Bokeelia, Florida, United States
25 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
28 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
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Fishing these waters is not only a job for me but a passion, and I work tirelessly to track fish throughout the year to ensure my guests have the best day possible. I am a 7th generation Floridian and the 3rd generation to fish these waters. Since the time I could hold a rod, I have fished the same waters I bring guests out to. Guiding has been a dream of mine since I was a child. It is the only job I have ever had that I never snooze my alarm, even as much as I value sleep.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
I always try to have bait before the trip begins unless it is a special request to go catch bait with me prior to the trip. Your time is valuable and should not be used catching bait.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
I clean and bag all fish no extra charge.
Drinks
I supply bottled water and sports drinks in most cases. Customers are welcome to bring anything else they’d like to drink.
Fishing License
My charter license covers all guests, no need to buy a license.

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Bokeelia to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
I have kids on the boat of all ages, if you are comfortable holding a baby most of the day they are welcome on my boat. I even have room for a booster seat if need be.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Endless Summer
Endless Summer
July 9, 2024
We are here in the dog days of summer, heat waves and strong fish are the name of the game during this season. Tarpon are still hanging around, providing for some of the best fights any angler could ask for. Mangrove snapper have made their way inshore for their summer invasion. Summer is time for snapper fishing and they are personally one of the best table fare our waters have to offer. At this time you cant go anywhere inshore without finding mangrove snapper ready to eat whatever you throw in their vicinity. Redfish and snook keep doing their thing hiving us some fun action on beaches, bars and mangrove islands. Reds have been particularly active and schooled up in alot of our common fishing areas. Bait is perfect right now, great size for whatever you care to fish for.
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