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
    GLADIATOR
      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

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 40 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

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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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.

About the Captain

Daniel Medina
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
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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...
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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Susan Glennon
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 Mathis
Keystone Heights, FL
 5.00
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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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Jeff Hess
Bedford, PA
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Halc day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 10, 2018
Great fun.  Caught several different types of fish.  Ran into some Bonito fish feeding and had a blast.
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Reinhold Fuchs
Niederreißen, Thuringia
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VERIFIED   March 24, 2018
My husband and his friend have had the best fishing day ever with captain Dan. They will remember this trip for ever. Captain...
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Bill Holland
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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