Salty Fishing Charters

Cape Coral Yacht Club
Cape Coral FL, United States

Captain Daniel Medina, owner and operator of Salty Fishing Charters, is dedicated to showing you the best of what Southwest Florida fishing has to offer. 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 takes pride in regularly putting clients on their fish of a lifetime.

You will be fishing aboard a 33’ World Cat catamaran. It is equipped with modern Garmin and Furuno electronics and is fully-equipped to Coast Guard requirements. For added safety, the boat also has a VHF radio, an EPIRB, and a two-way satellite messenger onboard.
The boat’s T-Top provides tons of space to escape the sun and there is a private head inside the center console. Large bean bags make even long runs comfortable. Captain Dan also has a pair of the highly sought-after NOAA Reef and Pelagic Permits, allowing him to legally harvest fish in federal waters.
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”. Salty Fishing Charters strives to deliver the most enjoyable experience possible, whether you have never been fishing before or you’re an “old salt” yourself.

Capt. Dan also understands some people are looking for that hardcore angling experience. He can hook you up on hard-pulling reef donkeys (Amberjack), or bottom-digging Firetruck Red Grouper. Mangrove, Lane, Vermilion, and Yellowtail Snappers make regular appearances, and during seasonal runs, Cobia and King Mackerel are also on the cards.

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 your shades, a hat, sunscreen, and whatever food or drinks you’d like for the day. Don’t forget to pack a cooler in the trunk, as Capt. Dan will fillet your catch for you after the trip.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    18 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 1800
    up to 6 persons
    If you're seriously itching for some serious angling, this is the trip for you. It will take between 18 and 24 hours, and departure times depend on the weather and other factors. This fantastic overnight trip will take you out over 100 miles offshore, in the search for that dream fish. Limited to 4 anglers for comfort.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 150
    each additional person
    This trip gives us time to get to deeper water and target many of the cove covetted gulf species. Species like amberjacks, grouper, American red snapper, gag grouper, and many more. it gives us time to target multiple species. it is your best bang for you buck!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 125
    each additional person
    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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    These trips are very versatile, offering great fun for kids and adults alike. A lot of action, fun for new and old anglers. The main species targeted are Snappers, Porgies, Grunts, Groupers, and anything else you come across. Departure time varies from 6 - 7 AM depending on the time of the year.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This trip is a great opportunity to start your love affair with the sea! Go out and catch Snappers, Grunts, Porgies, and others. Depending on the season you can also catch Mackerel, Sheepshead, or other exciting species. Departure times vary on the time of year.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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 40 knots.

33 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

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

About the Captain

Daniel Medina
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
My first stint at guiding came back when i lived in Miami/Homestead, FL. I was working in bank management, but found myself literally eating, breathing and living fishing. I would take friends out who had taken well known guides, and we would have equal or greater success. As many as 4-5 times a week, I would get out of work, take off my tie, and change in my car, heading to do some night fishing. I would fish a few hours, head home, clean the gear and fish, and do it all over the next day. I realized that if you truly loved what you do, you could do it forever. I got out of banking. I went and obtained my captain's license, and guided Biscayne Bay and Flamingo. I did this until we left Miami due to family medical issues where we moved to Ocala. We stayed for a year and a half in Ocala before I just couldn't take being away from the saltwater. We moved to Cape Coral so I could attend Marine Mechanics school. It was only a matter of time before the itch to guide again returned...
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.97 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Great fun.  Caught several different types of fish.  Ran into some Bonito fish feeding and had a blast.

Fished July 10, 2018
Daniel Medina (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 12, 2018

Thanks for the review! It was fun keeping the rods bent one after the other! Hope you guys enjoyed the snapper, porgy and mackeral tacos! -Dan

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Captain Dan was friendly, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. We all felt immediately comfortable. The boat was in great shape and we sped out 15 miles to start off the day. He consistently put us on fish and was somehow always there to pull the fish off the hook or replace bait. We all enjoyed our day and would love to do it again.

Fished June 16, 2018
Daniel Medina (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 17, 2018

Thanks For the kind words! It was a pleasure having you,  Dale, Dillon, Jason and Jo Anne aboard for the day. Hope you guys had a great fish fry!

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Very knowledgeable of water and targeted species of fish. Personable and helpful in assisting anglers to land more fish. Willing in to teach interested parties the interpretation of chart plotter fish finder to help them use their own equipment later. All in all a most pleasant day was spent with Capt. Daniel on the water.

Fished April 3, 2018
Daniel Medina (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 5, 2018

Frank, it was a pleasure having you and your family aboard. You guys put the hurting on them! Lots of porgies and snapper… Look forward to having you out again!

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