Big One Charters, LLC

Spend the day with Big One Charters, LLC and find out what fishing in Southwest Florida is all about! Captain Mike Sharpe will be your guide, allowing you to benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

Great Barracuda, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Pompano, Redfish, speckled Trout, Sharks, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Gag Grouper, Snook, Tarpon, and more inhabit these waters, depending on conditions.

During the trip you might be spinning, popping, trolling, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

If you’re traveling with the family, you will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Children under 12 must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. You’re welcome to bring snacks, beer and soft drinks. No hard alcohol please!

Your fishing machine for the day is a 2022, 32’ Center console with capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with a GPS trolling motor, the latest state of the art electronics, and everything else you need for a productive day on the water.

All rods and reels are high quality and maintained in excellent condition.

There’s no need to buy a fishing license, so you can drive right over and come aboard without any hassle! Keep in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. Simply ask and your captain can tell you more.

A few items to bring include sunglasses, bottled water, and sunscreen (non-spray). If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but no hard liquor or glass bottles.

Remote pickup can be arranged. Contact Capt Mike.

And that’s it! Your fishing trip with Big One Charters, LLC is just a click away.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 day fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $750
    3/4 day trips focus on the inshore flats, mangrove channels, and nearshore reefs out to 9 miles offshore. Species we may target on these trips, depending on season and conditions, include Snook, Redfish, Snappers, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Cobia, Barracuda, Bonita, Sharks, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Asst. Jacks, Ladyfish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Permit, Pompano, Sea Trout, and others.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Tarpon Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $900
    Same as a full day trip, but limited to Fort Myers, Sanibel areas. Boca Grande Pass trips require a full day.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $950
    A full-day trip allows us to fish more places and go to where the target fish are, even if they’ve moved out of the Sanibel area. A full-day trip may include fishing areas up to 50 miles away from the Sanibel boat launch, if needed, to find the best fishing. This is the trip if your goal is a trophy Snook, Redfish, or Shark or you want to fill up a cooler with tasty fish.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Sierra Mackerel
    Sierra Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Aug 30
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $1,050
    We fish various Tarpon hot spots from the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River to the world famous Tarpon capital of the world, Boca Grande Pass. Our technique is to anchor or drift live and dead baits such as Pinfish, Ladyfish, crabs, Mullet, etc.. Note: Tarpon are extremely strong fish and can reach weights of 150 pounds or more. Good physical health and strength is required to land these beasts.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Ryan S.
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Beautiful day on the water with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   Morning half day fishing on April 18, 2024
Mike was an awesome guide with plenty of great stories, and plenty of helpful tips for out on the water. We targeted...
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Nicholas M.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Knowledgeable Captain whom goes out of his way!

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Half Day Trip (AM) on April 2, 2024
Captain Mike was awesome and we had the best experience catching saltwater fish with lures ever. Mike hosted my family Parents,...
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Patricia R.
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Great Captain and day

VERIFIED   NEW  Morning half day fishing on July 6, 2024
Captain Mike was a great captain who was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. We would recommend him to others and book with...
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Chris W.
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Great trip

VERIFIED   3/4 day fishing on April 24, 2024
The trip was a great time. The captain was knowledgeable to put us on the fish right away. Very patient with us and our teenage...
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Jason J.
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Best trip fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 day fishing on June 4, 2024
Had a great time fishing with captain Mike. If you love fishing he is the captain you should pick. Great boat, awesome time....
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FAQs about Big One Charters, LLC

Big One Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 day fishing (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour – Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Big One Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar

Trips booked with Big One Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fileting and bagging your fish at the end of the trip is included in the cost of the trip.)
  • Fishing License (Fishing licenses for all guests are included in the trip price.)

Big One Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Big One Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Big One Charters, LLC include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Mike Sharpe
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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14 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2024
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Fishing has been my passion since I can remember. My first recollection is of my dad tying a line to a long stick with a hook baited with a worm and piece of a stick for a bobber. We pulled in sunfish, trout and catfish that day and I was hooked for life. I think that is actually my earliest memory. I was 3. After school I spent 36 years climbing the corporate ladder and raising a family, but I fished frequently and passionately, covering the Pacific from Panama to Alaska, the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and many other destinations around the globe. Upon retirement from corporate life in 2022, my wife and I relocated to Fort Myers, FL to live in the middle of some of the best fishing in the world. I now spend most days fishing and exploring the the bountiful inshore, nearshore and offshore waters of SW Florida. What inspires me most as a charter captain is teaching people to fish. I have caught many fish in my lifetime; the most fun for me now is to see other's land an epic fish. The excitement in a child's eye when they see a hooked snook fly out of the water is priceless.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Eduardono (Center console) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
32 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
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Wireless Trolling Motor
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fileting and bagging your fish at the end of the trip is included in the cost of the trip.
Fishing License
Fishing licenses for all guests are included in the trip price.

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
We love to take kids fishing. We do require that kids under 12 wear a lifejacket while on board. Keep in mind: the bathroom is a bucket, the boat has a canopy, but otherwise, it is open to the elements. Sun, wind, and rain. Protect them accordingly.
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 5% charge will apply.

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