Boca Grande Fishing Charters offers light tackle fishing charters in and around Boca Grande. These waters are known for some of the best inshore fishing possible, and are also called the “Tarpon Capital of the World,” so you won’t want to miss out on the opportunities available here. Captain Shane Smetak is a full-time guide who has fished these waters for over 15 years, who is passionate about what he does, and is keen to teach you his skills.
You’ll be fishing aboard a 24 mako bayboat that was completely redone in 2023.
Anglers of all levels are welcome and the captain will be only too happy to help you develop the skills to reel one in. There’s nothing Capt. Shane likes more than to see the joy on someone’s face when they make their first catch. All rods, reels, bait, lures, and light tackle are provided so that you’re in the best position to reel one in. He also invites all specialized fly fishershermen aboard to do battle with the Silver King (Tarpon) among other gamefish.
With such a range of trips on offer, you have no excuse for not experiencing the fruitful and beautiful waters of the Boca Grande. With catch and release mandatory, these trips all offer excellent fun and thrill-seeking opportunities for all ages. Boca Grande Fishing Charters is waiting to whisk you away, so get booking and get on the water.
Rods, reels & tackle
FAQs about Boca Grande Fishing Charters
- $325 per group - Sunset/Dolphin tour (2 hours)
- $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backcountry (4 hours)
- $450 per group - Beat the heat Backwater (4 hours)
- $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Tarpon Half Day (6 hours)
- $1,200 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Tarpon Full Day (8 hours)
- Fighting Chair
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Fishing License
- Fly Fishing Equipment
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Fly Fishing
- Black Drum
- Jack Crevalle
- King Mackerel (Kingfish)
- Spanish Mackerel
- Spotted Seatrout
About the Captain
|2 Fishing Reports|
|ID & License verified|
|49 Customer reviews|
|Response time within an hour|
|Member since April 2016|
About this listing
Mako (Bay boat) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.
Types of fishing
You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
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