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
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    We understand you may not want to spend all day out on the water, but still want to get out and catch some fish! On these trips, we try to target the current "hot bite". This might mean fishing for grunt, lane, mangrove, and yellowtail snapper on a nearshore ledge, trolling for bonito and kingfish off the beach, catching sharks, or fishing on one of our nearshore wrecks trying to catch giant goliath grouper. These trips are great for families looking to bend a rod and get a taste of our offshore fishery.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Reef Meat
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    On this trip, you’ll spend time targeting Red Grouper, Lane Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and other reef species. This is a great trip for anglers looking to bend a rod and bring home some meat, or catch and release if that’s what you’d like to do.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Wreck Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    Focus on bigger fish that are mostly catch and release! Goliath Grouper, Barracuda, Amberjack, Giant Sharks, and others will have your reels screaming! Seasonal catch can include African Pompano, Permit, Cobia, and Snapper. This trip is designed for the sportsman who wants to fight big, powerful fish as opposed to bringing home the meat. However, there’s always a chance to catch something you can put on the dinner table.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Trophy Hunter
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,500
    On these trips, you'll spend your time targeting Big Groupers (Red, Gag, Scamp, and Black), American Red Snapper (when in season), Vermillion, Lanes, Giant Porgies, the occasional Blackfin Tuna, and much more. Because you'll have more fishing time, it will give you the chance to catch multiple species and hunt for that true wall-hanging trophy! On these trips, you may fish up to 75 miles offshore! The trip lasts 10-12 hours.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Red Snapper Deep Trophy
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $2,800
    These are 12-hour trips that focus on the beautiful, highly sought-after American Red Snapper! We often see other pelagics and big bottom dwellers on these trips! You have chances at Gag Grouper, Black Grouper, Scamp Grouper, and so much more!
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About the Captain

Daniel Medina
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
44 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
20 Customer reviews
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Member since June 2016
Born and raised in South Florida, I have always had an affinity for water and drawn to it. My most fond memories growing up all revolve around playing sports and having a rod in my hand. Form an early age, my excitement for fishing trips would keep me awake in anticipation of the next days adventure.. As I've grown older and maybe a little wiser, my passions have only grown. 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

World Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 300HP YAMAHA engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
up to 100 miles offshore
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
we have 3! We believe in redundancy!
Fishfinder
We have 2 seperate units on board!
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
PENN, Shimano
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
bottled water
First Mate
on a case by case basis
Fishing License
all applicable licenses included

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
please call me if you have children
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Emily S.
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8 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Reef Meat on February 8, 2021
This is our second time choosing Captain Dan and salty fishing charter! We will continue to do so! He puts you on the fish...
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Melanie G.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Excellent
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8 hour trip- 5 people

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on February 11, 2020
Great day on the water!  We had 3 adults and 2 kids (5&11).  Started off hot with a big grouper and some snapper.  When...
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Don M.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Full day trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 7, 2020
We were worried that the full moon was going to make fishing slow but Dan moved is around and put us on the fish and we came...
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Beth B.
Cape Coral, FL
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Full day with captain Dan

VERIFIED   10-12 Hour Trip on June 26, 2020
Great family outing- educational, comfortable and adventurous….. captain Dan worked hard to get us on the fish. Highly recommend...
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Bill H.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Great experience with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on March 11, 2017
Experienced, professional, educational,  helpful, patient and friendly are the words to describe Captain Dan. As...
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FAQs about Salty Fishing Charters

Salty Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,350 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Offshore (6 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Reef Meat (9 hours)
  • $2,000 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - 9 Hour Wreck Fishing (9 hours)
  • $2,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Trophy Hunter (12 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - 12 Hour – Red Snapper Deep Trophy (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS we have 3! We believe in redundancy!
  • Fishfinder We have 2 seperate units on board!
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Salty Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (PENN, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (bottled water)
  • First Mate (on a case by case basis)
  • Fishing License (all applicable licenses included)

Salty Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (up to 100 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Salty Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)