Fishing Buddy Charters

(7) In high demand!
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.

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

Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, 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: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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While on vacation from Missouri, we booked a charter with Fishing Buddy Charters. I went with my son, a friend of his from school, and my brother-in-law. Captain John was very friendly, knowledgeable, and instructive. We had a great time and caught some nice big fish. We’ll definitely be looking Captain John up again the next time we need a charter

Fished July 2, 2017
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Mike was like a friend from to minute we shook hands. Plenty of bait, big knowledge of the area. Fish on at the very first stop, I think both of use hit on first cast. We caught enough Snook to loose count. Progressive effort for size but not too progressive.

Mike was a winner, the professional up front contacts, and directions I had never seen. He texted to say he was running late trying to get bait, but he was still at the dock a few minutes early. If the weather would have been better we would have gone out again before we left Florida.

I have been on a lot of deep sea trips but had more fun and got to fish much longer on this one. Already planning the next trip with him.

Fished June 2, 2017
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John was great. He a blast.

Fished March 22, 2017
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