If you’re here to make the most of fishing in Naples, look no further than Cross Em’ Off Charters. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Jim can tell you all about them. What’s on your bucket list? Be sure to tell us and we’ll do our best to cross it off!

These waters are known for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Bonnethead Shark, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Permit, and more – with any luck, they’ll make your reel scream. You can expect to do some spinning, trolling, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Looking to get the whole family outdoors? Kids are absolutely welcome! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. Snacks are never a bad idea so that nobody gets cranky on an empty belly!

You’ll be casting lines from a 23’ Hanson Tower Boat center console that can carry up to 6 passengers. It comes with all the essentials. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is included, but it’s good to ask about this so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, just show up ready for some fishing! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish. Don’t leave home without sunblock (non-spray), bottled water, and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now, time to hit the water with Cross Em’ Off Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip - AM Back Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    We'll be fishing the backwaters of Estero Bay - grass flats, mangrove shorelines, oyster beds, residential docks and everything in between. You can expect to target Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout. If we're lucky a Tarpon may be lurking in the same areas. We'll no doubt find some Jacks, Ladyfish, Pompano and other fun fighting fish along the way. Back bay trips take place in water depths anywhere from 2-10 feet so don't worry about waves, seasickness or anything too crazy! Calm waters and great memories!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip - PM Back Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $550
    We'll be fishing the backwaters of Estero Bay - grass flats, mangrove shorelines, oyster beds, residential docks and everything in between. You can expect to target Snook, Redfish, and Seatrout. If we're lucky a Tarpon may be lurking in the same areas. We'll no doubt find some Jacks, Ladyfish, Pompano and other fun fighting fish along the way. Back bay trips take place in water depths anywhere from 2-10 feet so don't worry about waves, seasickness or anything too crazy! Calm waters and great memories!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    Reef & Wreck - 4 Hour Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    Climb aboard our Blazer Bay 2400 Hybrid and venture 2-9 miles offshore looking for snapper, mackerel, cobia, sharks, goliath grouper, and more. We'll be using chum, live bait, and bottom fishing methods to hook into some drag-screaming fish. If you'd like to fill the freezer with table fare make sure to let us know and we'll do our best to have you walking away with a nice bag of filets. These trips are weather-dependent and your captain will notify you in advance if you need to reschedule/cancel.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Marian S.
Cape Coral, Florida
Excellent
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Great Captain & Charter

6 Hour Trip – Reef & Wreck on December 4, 2023
What a great fishing experience - We totally enjoyed the trip!  We caught so many fish (we lost count lol), and had a chance...
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Robert H.
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5.0 / 5
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Captain Jim Was Amazing

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip - PM Back Bay on April 10, 2024
We did a four hr inshore trip and Captain Jim was amazing. He worked extremely hard to “get us on the fish” and we caught...
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Nate P.
Zionsville, Indiana
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Great Time and Great Fishing

6 Hour Trip – Reef & Wreck on December 17, 2023
I had an incredible day with Capt. Jimmy.  We were on the fish from the time we dropped a line in the water until we had to...
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Kyle S.
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We WILL Be Back

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip - AM Back Bay on April 18, 2024
We booked for a group of 5 from light experience with fishing to very little and Captain Jim HOOKED US UP! Great experience,...
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Leigh H.
Fort Myers, Florida
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Great day w Capt Jim

Half Day Inshore Trip - AM Back Bay on December 2, 2023
Caught 7 different species in Estero Bay topped off with a big redfish to make our day! Capt Jim made sure we all had fun and...
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FAQs about Cross Em' Off Charters

Cross Em' Off Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Inshore Trip - AM Back Bay (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Inshore Trip - PM Back Bay (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Reef & Wreck - 4 Hour Half Day (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Cross Em' Off Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor MinnKota 112lbs Thrust
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cross Em' Off Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All tackle is provided and top of the line. )
  • Live Bait (Shrimp, pilchards, and more. )
  • Lures (Soft plastics, plugs - let us know what you want!)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Let us clean your catch and have it for lunch!)
  • Fishing License (Fishing license is provided by captain. )

Cross Em' Off Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Estero Bay, Wiggins Pass, New Pass, Big Carlos Pas)
  • Nearshore Fishing (1-9 miles Offshore fishing reefs and wrecks. )
  • Reef Fishing (Targeting Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Sharks, and more)
  • Wreck Fishing (Goliath Grouper, Sharks and other large predators )
  • Flats Fishing (Snook, Redfish, Trout and Tarpon!)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Get skinny in rivers and creek mouths!)

Cross Em' Off Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (We provide all the tackle needed! )
  • Heavy Tackle (Penn Senator 9/0 for the big fish!)
  • Bottom Fishing (Snapper, grouper, and cobia.)
  • Trolling (For spanish and king mackerel )
  • Spinning (3000-6000 series Penn reels provided. )

Top targeted fish species with Cross Em' Off Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Charter Operator

Cross Em' Off Charters
Naples, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2023
Capt. Jim is born and raised here in Bonita Springs. He’s fished these waters for over 20 years and will work hard to put you on the bite. Come create memories aboard his 24 foot hybrid bay boat and cross one off your bucket list!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Estero Bay, Wiggins Pass, New Pass, Big Carlos Pas
Nearshore Fishing
1-9 miles Offshore fishing reefs and wrecks.
Reef Fishing
Targeting Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Sharks, and more
Wreck Fishing
Goliath Grouper, Sharks and other large predators
Flats Fishing
Snook, Redfish, Trout and Tarpon!
Backcountry Fishing
Get skinny in rivers and creek mouths!

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
We provide all the tackle needed!
Heavy Tackle
Penn Senator 9/0 for the big fish!
Bottom Fishing
Snapper, grouper, and cobia.
Trolling
For spanish and king mackerel
Spinning
3000-6000 series Penn reels provided.

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
MinnKota 112lbs Thrust
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
All tackle is provided and top of the line.
Live Bait
Shrimp, pilchards, and more.
Lures
Soft plastics, plugs - let us know what you want!
Catch cleaning & filleting
Let us clean your catch and have it for lunch!
Fishing License
Fishing license is provided by captain.

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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