Salty Fishing Charters

You want to catch fish and have a great time, look no further! Captain Daniel Medina, owner and operator of Salty Fishing Charters, is dedicated to being the best at catching fish and Having a great time! He runs a variety of trips to suit you, your group, and your budget.

Capt. Dan is a full-time guide who spends 200 to 300 days a year on the water. He knows where the fish are and takes pride in regularly putting clients on their fish of a lifetime. With over 26 years of experience and 3 small kids of his own, Capt. Dan has the patience and knowledge to help get you and your little ones “hooked for life”.

You will be fishing aboard a 33’ World Cat catamaran. They provide an AMAZING ride to and from the fishing grounds due to their unique hull design.  She is also over 10 feet wide, providing an extremely stable platform. It is equipped with modern Garmin and RayMarine electronics and is fully-equipped to Coast Guard requirements. The boat’s T-Top provides tons of space to escape the sun and there is a toilet located in the forward cabin.

The Gulf of Mexico is home to a wide variety of different species of fish. It is most known for great bottom fishing, which can include many different types of Groupers, Snappers, Sharks, Mackerel and more. One of our favorites is the hard pulling amberjack, also known as the reef donkey. They will make your reel drag scream! Pound for pound one of the hardest fighters!  

Salty Fishing Charters provides high-quality rods and reels (mostly Penn and Star), bait, ice, bottled water, fuel, fishing licenses, and a great experience. Just bring polarized glasses, a hat, sunscreen, and whatever food or drinks you’d like for the day.

Don’t forget to pack a cooler in the trunk and some gallon sized Ziplock bags as Capt. Dan will fillet your catch for you after the trip. He is also happy to point you towards local restaurants that can cook your fresh catch or share his favorite recipes for home cooked deliciousness!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip – The Gladiator
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    18 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,400
    up to 6 persons
    These trips are not for the faint of heart! We may venture up to 100 miles from shore in search on that true trophy fish! The trips are 18 hours and give us the opportunity to fish both the sunrise and sunset bite. Departure times vary. Groups of up to 6.
  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    14 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,050
    up to 6 persons
    These trips allow us to get out deep and target some of the more exotic species in our gulf of mexico waters. These trips are extremely popular and required for targeting the highly coveted AMERICAN RED SNAPPER during the months of June and July. With the american red snapper, we may also have the opportunity at other species such as red grouper, gag grouper, true Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Giant Porgies, Vermilion snappers, and many more. Depth of water is generally 140 feet and deeper.
  • Private trip
    10-12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    These trips get us out to fish in deeper water where we see some trophy sized fish. Depth of water is generally over 100 feet! Target species may include Red Grouper, Lane snapper, vermilion snapper, Mangrove snapper, kingfish, porgies, amberjacks, cobia, african pompano, gag grouper, barracuda, sharks and many more! Trip is from 10-12 hours long.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip you will target Red Groupers, a variety of Snappers, Amberjack, and others. The trips will head out to the great deep wrecks, natural reefs or rock ledges. These trips are very entertaining for kids and adults alike!
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About the Captain

Daniel Medina
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
43 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2016
As a native Floridian, I have always drawn towards the water. My most fond memories growing up all involve having a rod in my hand. Form an early age, my excitement for the trips would keep me awake in anticipation of the next days adventure.. As I grew older my passion only grew. While we had lots of success, the days of little to no success would drive me crazy and pushed me to practice my craft and try to learn more and more. Fishing to me is not just a passion, it is a way of life. Plus, the views out of my office are pretty sweet. I traded in a job wearing a suit and tie to spend my days on the water, teaching and educating anglers. I often get told this is the biggest grouper, snapper, amberjack, etc etc Ive ever caught. This puts a genuine smile and grin on my face. It is something I strive to do, and take pride in doing regularly.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Lane)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

World Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.97
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Barbara F.
Batavia, NY
 5.00
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Christmas Eve with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   December 24, 2018
Captain Dan was friendly and extremely helpful throughout our entire trip. He worked hard to make sure we caught some keepers...
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Patrick L.
St. Cloud, MN
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Full day with captain Dan

VERIFIED   March 23, 2019
On time, put us on fish right away.
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Bill H.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Great experience with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   March 11, 2017
Experienced, professional, educational,  helpful, patient and friendly are the words to describe Captain Dan. As...
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Susan G.
Fort Myers, FL
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6 fantastic Hours With Captain Dan

VERIFIED   June 16, 2018
Captain Dan was friendly, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. We all felt immediately comfortable. The boat was in great...
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Frank M.
Keystone Heights, FL
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Fishing with Daniel

VERIFIED   April 3, 2018
Very knowledgeable of water and targeted species of fish. Personable and helpful in assisting anglers to land more fish. Willing...
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