Semper Fi Charters

Placida
Placida FL, United States

Semper Fi Charters is owned and operated by Captain James Hensler and is based out of Placida, Florida. Captain James is a former marine, who goes up and beyond to provide you with an exciting fishing experience on the inshore and nearshore waters in this area.

Join him aboard his 23’ Ranger center console boat, which is powered by a 225HP Yamaha outboard motor and a wireless trolling motor, enabling you to get into shallow fishing hot spots with ease. It’s wide and spacious bow offers a perfect fishing platform for up to four anglers, and the vessel also comes fitted with a fighting chair to help you reel in any hard-fighting species. Other features include GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, live bait tank, and an ice box for storing your snacks and drinks. 

Semper Fi Charters specialize in a range of techniques, and Captain James can show you how best to hook your target species using methods such as light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing and others. His half and full day trips will get you chasing Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Amberjack, Black Drum and more, depending on the season and fishing grounds. Trips include the use of rods, reels and tackle, live bait, fishing license, cleaning and filleting of your catch, as well as bottled water.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Jul
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    Come and spend half a day chasing Tarpon! Trip departs both morning and evening. Price includes the use of rods, reels and tackle, live bait, fishing license, cleaning and filleting of your catch, as well as bottled water.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip Morning
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 31 Jul
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    Come and spend half a day chasing Tarpon! Trip departs both morning and evening. Price includes the use of rods, reels and tackle, live bait, fishing license, cleaning and filleting of your catch, as well as bottled water.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 450
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Join this full day trip to fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Snapper. Trips include the use of rods, reels and tackle, live bait, fishing license, cleaning and filleting of your catch, as well as bottled water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Black Drum
  Redfish
  Snook

  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha F225 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 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

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

About the Captain

James Hensler
Placida, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
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I was an avid bass fisherman in Ohio and tournament fished for several years! After moving to Port Charlotte 10 years ago I started fishing Redfish and Tarpon tournaments. I owned Blacktip bait and tackle for 6 years and several customers asked about charters. I got my Capts Lic and the rest is history! I give thanks to many loyal clients who fish with me several times each year and look forward to meeting new clients!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Placida Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

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Great experience, During booking Captain James recommended against fishing the day we had to book and we still caught about 30 fish including enough sea trout to feed 8 people. 1 of my guest was an experienced fisherman who has used many charters and hie Captain James was 1 of best captains he has fished with.

Fished April 5, 2017
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