Explore Boca Grande – the “Tarpon Capital of the World” – or the Gulf of Mexico with Fin Crazy Charters. Your guide will be Captain Ryan Riegsecker, who has over 20 years of experience fishing these waters. He’s a passionate angler and he’s determined that you have a fun time on board.

Join him on his 24’ Hanson center console boat, powered by a 150 HP Suzuki engine, getting you to the fishing grounds fast. The boat boasts a wide beam and plenty of room for 4 anglers. It has a tower and rocket launcher, as well as GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, and a live bait tank. With its shallow draft and wireless trolling motor, you’ll access skinny waters with ease.

You’ll use a range of fishing techniques such as bottom fishing, jigging, spinning, and trolling. Either Capt. Ryan or his first mate will show you how to exploit each method to its potential.

Join them on one of their trips, all of which include rods, reels, and terminal tackle, lures, and live bait. You’ll go after Snook, Redfish, Trout, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, Tarpon, Barracuda, Cobia, Permit, Tripletail, and Pompano.

For those fish that you are allowed to take home with you, the captain provides a cleaning and filleting service. Remember the wonderful experience over a hearty, delicious meal that always tastes better when you know you earned it.

With such a range of trips, Fin Crazy Charters appeals to everyone, so hop aboard and start reeling in as many fish as possible today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    This trip is all about filling up the boat with fish. You'll head out onto the deep seas targeting a range of exotic fish in the Gulf. Don't be surprised if you catch Mackerel, Grouper, Cobia, and Snapper to bring home for dinner.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 30
    $1,200
    When in season, you'll get to hunt the nearshore waterways and bays off the western Florida coast for the prized "Silver King." Every angler wants to get his hook into one of these, and you'll be no different in the world's hottest Tarpon-fishing spot.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    The Gulf is full of reefs and wrecks that will provide you with an excellent opportunity to catch many fantastic species during this 6-hour trip. Target Mackerel, Grouper, Cobia, and Snapper, among others, as you explore these rich and famed waters.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 3)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    You'll stay in the rich nearshore bays and inlets that lead from Englewood down to Boca Grande. Famed as one of the world's best inshore fishing spots, it has the largest gathering of Tarpon during the season, so time it right, and you may get lucky. Otherwise, you can target a whole range of game and table fish, such as Snook, Snapper, Grouper, Tripletail, and Permit.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Head towards some offshore reefs and wrecks to hunt some of the Gulf's famed species. Snapper, Grouper, Cobia and many other delicious and beautiful fish inhabit these waters, and you'll be looking to hook in as many as possible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 3)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Weather-permitting, this trip will take you up to 9 miles offshore, fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and many more. This trip is for a maximum of 3 anglers.
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About the Captain

Ryan Riegsecker
Englewood, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
67 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2016
Captain Ryan Riegsecker has over 20 years of experience fishing the waters in and around Englewood, Florida. He spent a number of years working with a charter captain in the area, before making the decision to acquire his own captain's license and start Fin Crazy Charters. If you're looking for a fun and productive day on the water, then join this energetic and knowledgeable captain aboard his beautiful boat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hanson (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Englewood to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Lauri G.
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Amazing day of fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 3) on May 30, 2021
Ryan was an amazing captain.  We caught a ton of fish and he totally accommodated what we wanted to do.  My husband wanted...
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Margoe P.
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3/4 day with Capt Ryan

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on August 3, 2020
Very professional! Called to give us a heads up that winds might be high and if we had a back up day. Very much on top of the...
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Fantastic day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 3) on May 29, 2021
We had a great time on the water with Captain Ryan! The boat was clean, and the fishing was better! We will definitely call...
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Half day with captain Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore on July 31, 2020
Had a great day with captain Ryan and his first mate Trey. They were both Johnny on the spot giving us everything we needed...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 3) on June 8, 2021
We had a great trip caught another of fish was a great day!!
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FAQs about Fin Crazy Charters

Fin Crazy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 3) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (MAX 3) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Crazy Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Fin Crazy Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fin Crazy Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fin Crazy Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Fin Crazy Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail