If you’re ready to have fun fishing in Fort Myers, look no further than Goodman Charters. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain James knows them forwards and back.

Fishing around here will often see you targeting Snook, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Red Grouper, Pompano, Cobia, Permit, Lane Snapper, Goliath Grouper, and more, depending on the time of year. During the trip, you might be light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, or something more specialized in this area.

Goodman Charters is a kid-friendly charter service, so get ‘em offline and onto the water! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach!

Your boat for the day is a 24’ Bay boat with space for 6 passengers. Capt. James will supply rods and reels for you, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself. There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time!

A few items to bring include sunglasses, a hat, and sunblock (non-spray). Some drinks will be offered, but let the captain know if you wish to bring your own. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just be sure to avoid hard liquor and glass bottles. Keep in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

Now, time to hit the water with Goodman Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half day trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $575
    Inshore /nearshore up to 5 people
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $575
    Inshore/Nearshore. Up to 5 people.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $675
    Inshore/Nearshore. Up to 5 people.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $800
    Up to 5 people.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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FAQs about Goodman Charters

Goodman Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $475 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - Half day trip (4 hours)
  • US $575 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Goodman Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Goodman Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

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

Goodman Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Goodman Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

James Goodman
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2023
Meet Captain James, whose love for fishing and the oceans runs deep. Southwest Florida has been his playground since he could walk, and he picked up a fishing rod as soon as he could. He has a Marine Science degree from FGCU, and he's dedicated to understanding and protecting our precious waterways. Capt. James is driven by a desire to share the wonders of this unique area with others. He's also an experienced photographer, so you'll have amazing photos with your catch!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Blazer Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing 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 Fort Myers to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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