Join Maxed Out Charters and experience inshore and flats fishing in the Pine Island area in Florida! Trips leave from Matlacha, and will take you to various hotspots in the shallow waters between Sanibel and Placida. Captain Billy Williams is a local who’s been fishing all his life, so you can be sure he’ll take you all the secret spots.

Their 23’ Skeeter is a brand-new 2019 edition center console boat, powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, and equipped with GPS, fishfinder and VHF radio. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers. There’s a live bait tank, and an icebox, and the wireless trolling motor will help you sneak up on those fearful specimens.

The crew offers flexible 4 and 6-hour inshore and flats fishing trips, targeting a variety of species that call these waters their home. You’ll encounter species such as Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Black Drum, Mackerel, Pompano, Trout, and Sheepshead.

For the more adventurous, they also run day or night Shark trips, as well as spearfishing trips. You can combine fishing with a sunset and Dolphin cruise, and enjoy your day soaking in the beautiful natural world of the area. If you want to explore the underwater world, you can also do some scuba diving.

All trips include the use of rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait and lures. There will be water, ice, and a fishing license ready for you. The crew will be happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day, so you can take it straight to the table.

Stop planning and join Maxed Out Charters now for your new fishing adventure and make some memories under the Florida sun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    AM 4 hr – Inshore/Flats
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $500
    This is a 4-hour inshore and flats fishing trip, targeting Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and more. Trips include the use of rods, reels, and tackle, live bait and lures, water, ice, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore/Flats (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $500
    Avoid the midday heat, depart around 2 p.m. and spend the next 4 hours fishing the productive inshore waters. The bite is usually as good and sometimes even better than the morning.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore/Flats
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $700
    Spend 6 hours on this trip exploring the inshore waters and flats, targeting Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and more. Every trip includes the use of rods, reels, and tackle, live bait and lures, water, ice, and fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore/Flats
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    We use light tackle and go fishing around the Mangrove Islands and flats for a whole day. You can expect to target species like Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Snapper.
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FAQs about Maxed Out Charters

Maxed Out Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - AM 4 hr – Inshore/Flats (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore/Flats (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore/Flats (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore/Flats (8 hours)

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

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

Maxed Out Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (From Boca Grand to Sanibel )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 9 nm offshore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Grass flats shallow water 2-8’)
  • Backcountry Fishing

Maxed Out Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Maxed Out Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Billy Williams
Matlacha, Florida, United States
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262 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
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Maxed Out Charters is run and operated by Captain Billy Williams. He was born and raised in Fort Myers and has been fishing all his life. Captain Billy has been running charters since 2012 and fishing is his passion. He loves being on the water and sharing his knowledge with both beginners and experienced anglers.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
From Boca Grand to Sanibel
Nearshore Fishing
Up to 9 nm offshore
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Grass flats shallow water 2-8’
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Sonar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 106 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Fishing Trip with Capt. Billy
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Angler rating
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
94%
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Ryan B.
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour Christmas Eve charter

VERIFIED   AM 4 hr – Inshore/Flats on December 24, 2023
We had a great time fishing with Capt. Billy and his son. Caught redfish, sheepshead, snapper, drum, grouper in a variety of...
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Dan G.
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Knocked them dead!

VERIFIED   AM 4 hr – Inshore/Flats on November 17, 2023
Had our best day on the water in the 14 years of fishing Florida. Booked a four hour charter with 3 in our group - Caught an...
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Perry A.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Will definitely use them again

VERIFIED   NEW  AM 4 hr – Inshore/Flats on April 12, 2024
Was slow at first. But they found the fish. Caught over 30 fish. Not all keepers. Great boat.  There will be a next time with...
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Wesley H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great day on the water with Billy and Justin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore/Flats (PM) on March 12, 2024
We were spoiled with two great captains today. We caught dinner early, then went to other fishing grounds to try our luck....
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Rich K.
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Maxed Out Charters puts fish in the coolers!

VERIFIED   AM 4 hr – Inshore/Flats on February 17, 2024
Bill and Justin were great hosts and guides. They put us where the target fish were, taught everyone how to bait and...
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