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.


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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 4 persons
    Spend 4 hours fishing the beautiful backwaters of Estero Bay, Sanibel Island and Pine Island Sound for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Grouper, Trout, Flounder, Pompano, Mackerel and more. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, live bait, fishing licenses, as well as fish cleaning and filleting.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

John Simoneau
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
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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: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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4.77
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Vce Hartsook
Columbus, Ohio
 4.67
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 2, 2017
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...
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Richard Levada
 5.00
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Great time with Capt. John

VERIFIED   January 2, 2017
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...
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Dave Walker
United States
 5.00
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   July 2, 2017
While on vacation from Missouri, we booked a charter with Fishing Buddy Charters. I went with my son, a friend of his from...
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Joe Jocsak
Naples, Florida
 5.00
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Omg great day

VERIFIED   August 14, 2017
Man Captain John knows he is after. The spots the fish. He hit it sll
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Paul Juszkiewicz
Cape Coral, Florida
 5.00
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6 hours with captain John

VERIFIED   July 27, 2017
Amazing family experience with captain John
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