Spend the day with Captain Matt on a brand new 2023 30’ Sea Hunt!

Depending on conditions, you might hook into Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Grunt, or who knows what !
As a father of two young kids, I believe it’s important to get the next generation on the water. Sometimes kids don’t always have the patience for fishing. Wiith Captain Matt you can customize the trip to whatever the day brings. If fishing is slow and you want to do some cruising/sightseeing, we can change it up. It’s all about getting on the water and having a good time. On these trips, you can expect to use light tackle. This trip is a great introduction for beginners or people not familiar with fishing.

Trips with Captain Matt are fun for all ages, so get ‘em offline and onto the water! Children 12 and under are required to wear a life jacket, The Captain has a good assortment, please reach out before the trip to coordinate life jackets for the kids. Snacks are also a good idea so that nobody gets cranky on an empty belly! There will be plenty of ice, and bottled water onboard.

Your fishing machine for the day is a 30’ Sea Hunt center console with space for 6 passengers. It has all the essentials. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience.

Captain Matt will provide all necessary fishing tackle for you and live shrimp will be onboard. The charter boat covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

If you’d like to bring other drinks, there is plenty of cooler space. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now, time to hit the water with Captain Matt!



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  • Private trip
    Kid friendly, light tackle
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $600
    This trip is family-friendly. We will use light tackle to target grunts, Lane, and Mangrove Snapper within 9 miles of shore. We do not target large species or use heavy tackle.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
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Jordan W.
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Captain Matt is the BEST!

VERIFIED   Kid friendly, light tackle on February 22, 2024
This probably seems like a planted review but it’s not. We just got back from the best fishing experience of my life. Captain...
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Scott T.
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GREAT CAPTAIN, GREAT TRIP

VERIFIED   Kid friendly, light tackle on March 5, 2024
Matt was the perfect choice for a trip with my eleven and a half year old grandson. He’d never caught a fish in his life...
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Daniel N.
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Terrific interaction with kids and adults.

VERIFIED   Kid friendly, light tackle on January 2, 2024
Captain Matt was a gracious host and Captain. He explained the days progress and the importance of having a good time. Captain...
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David E.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Kid friendly, light tackle on May 22, 2024
Wonderful trip! We had a great time. Will definitely be booking again with Captain Matt!! He was awesome taking us to numerous...
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Great for families with younger children

VERIFIED   NEW  Kid friendly, light tackle on May 24, 2024
Captain Matt is the best. His boat is new and well equipped. He had us on the fish within the 1st half hour. And we were catching...
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FAQs about Captain Matt

Captain Matt offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - Kid friendly, light tackle (3 hours)

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

Trips booked with Captain Matt include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Captain Matt offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain Matt offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Matt include:
  • Grunt
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)

Meet the Captain

Matthew Watson
Naples, Florida, United States
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19 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2023
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I am a USCG licensed captain who loves spending time on the water. Join me and bring the young ones out on the water for a great adventure!

About this listing

Targeted species

Grunt Grunt
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2023. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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