Fishing Buddy Charters

18400 San Carlos Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach FL, United States

Fishing Buddy Charters are based in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Captain John is a very experienced captain who will guide you around the prolific backwaters of Estero Bay, Sanibel Island and Pine Island Sound. Keep your eyes out for exciting species that live around these waters, such as Manatee, Dolphin, Sea Turtles, Shark, Rays, Pelicans, Bald Eagles, Egrets, Osprey, Herons and more.

You will head out on a 20’ Scout center console boat that is powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, and is navigated by GPS and fishfinder. Suitable for up to four anglers, it features a spacious deck and large fishing platform, allowing everyone to move around easily, and find a prime fishing position. The boat is also fitted with wireless trolling motor, live bait tank, and multimedia system to make the day even more fun.

Fishing Buddy Charters offer four and six hour trips, and will get you hunting species such as Snook, Redfish, Grouper, Tarpon, Trout, Flounder, Pompano, Mackerel and more. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, live bait, fishing licenses, as well as fish cleaning and filleting. You are welcome to bring a small cooler with drinks and a pack lunch, or if you prefer, it is possible to stop at any one of the waterside oases for a quick bite and drink.

Fishing Buddy Charters can organize pick up from Bowditch Point Park on Fort Myers Beach, Punta Rassa Boat Ramp in Fort Myers, the Sanibel Island Boat Ramp or the Yacht Club in Cape Coral.

Fishing Buddy Charters are based in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Captain John is a very experienced captain who will guide you around the prolific backwaters of Estero Bay, Sanibel Island and Pine Island Sound. Keep your eyes out for exciting species t


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Boat Specs

Scout (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Grouper (Broomtail)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Jack Crevalle

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Blacktip)
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snook
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Speckled Trout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

John Simoneau
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
Captain John was born in Saint Petersburg, Florida. As the youngest of four, and the only boy in the family, he used to escape the chaos at home by spending every day in his personal paradise - Tampa Bay. He began fishing as a six year old, and would spend all day out on the water, often getting in trouble for staying out past dinner time. This led to the company’s tagline: ‘Fish Till You Drop!’. His love of fishing continued into his teens, and after a career in IT, he decided to leave the corporate world behind to become a Professional Charter Captain. He loves living his dream every day out on the water, and strives to provide all his customers with the greatest fishing experience.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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John was great. He a blast.

Fished March 22, 2017
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Fished February 19, 2017
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Capt. John I want to thank you for a very good time, my grandson had so much of a good
time the next time he comes down he wants to go out again. I myself had a good time, you
made us feel comfortable and both you and your wife were so friendly. You and your wife are very good people
The experience I had with you makes we want to take up fishing again. Thank you again and I am definitely
keeping this email address and when my grandson comes down we will be getting in touch with you.

THANK YOU
Richard Levada

Fished January 2, 2017
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