Anchors Away Charters – Offshore

Anchors Away charters invites you to spend a sunny Florida day on the waters surrounding Boca Grande. The air is clear and crisp and the fishing bite is as hot as the weather. Specializing in inshore and offshore fishing, Captain Jeff has spent over 35 years fishing southwest Florida and now he’s bringing his love for water to you.

If you’re heading offshore, you’ll be fishing aboard a 2021 33’ Parker center console. The boat is powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines and features top of the line fish finding electronics along with first-rate Shimano tackle.

Whatever your skill level, preference, or idea of a day of fishing is, Captain Jeff can customize your charter for you. He is one of the few Boca Grande captains that hold a Federal Fishing Permit. This means you can go beyond the 9-mile limit, catch bigger fish, and target a wider variety of species. If a shorter trip is where you want to start your charter journey, Captain Jeff can still get those Shimano fishing rods bent on an inshore or nearshore trip.

Hunt for huge toothy predators, get in the water with an enormous Goliath Grouper, or head to the offshore reefs and wrecks to catch some delicious table fare or battle with the giants – the choice is yours. Capt. Jeff provides plenty of bait and artificial lures to get you on the fish you have always wanted to catch.

All trips are family-friendly and will provide memories to last a lifetime! Safety is Capt. Jeff’s number one priority, he’s USCG licensed, certified in CPR and First Aid, and his vessel is outfitted with all the necessary safety equipment.

Book with Anchors Away Charters today, you won’t be disappointed!

If you’re interested in his inshore and backbay trips, just check out his second listing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    On this trip you will be heading out 30+ miles into the Gulf of Mexico and bottom fishing as well as a possibility of trolling over many of the reefs, wrecks, and rock ledges where you will be fishing for a variety of fish including Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Barracuda and the occasional Mahi and Tuna. These fish will wear you out so be ready for a great day of fishing out in the Gulf Of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    On this trip you will be heading out 30+ miles into the Gulf of Mexico and bottom fishing as well as a possibility of trolling over many of the reefs, wrecks, and rock ledges where you will be fishing for a variety of fish including Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Barracuda and the occasional Mahi and Tuna. These fish will wear you out so be ready for a great day of fishing out in the Gulf Of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    On this trip, you'll be fishing up to 30+ miles offshore on some of the many reefs & rock ledges. Get ready to go bottom fishing as well as possible trolling for species such as Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, and many more. This is an action-packed trip with a very consistent bite and great table fair fish. A great trip for the whole family to.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    On this trip you'll be fishing up to 25 miles offshore on some of the many reefs & rock ledges. Get ready to go bottom fishing as well as possible trolling for species such as Red Grouper, Gag Grouper,Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, King Fish, Cobia, and many more. This is an action-packed trip with a very consistent bite and great table fair fish. A great trip for the whole family to.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This offshore trip is great for groups that want to experience offshore fishing while staying a little closer to shore, enjoying the Gulf of Mexico, and catching some fish for dinner as well. On this trip, you'll typically be fishing 15-20 miles out. At this distance, typical catches include Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Grunts, and many others. Please take note at this distance not all the fish will be keepers but you'll usually bring home enough for some dinners.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this trip, you will be fishing around 9-12 miles offshore. This is a great trip if you just want to catch some fish and have a great time out on the water. You're not going to catch that 10 lb grouper at this distance but you can catch Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Key West Grunts, Squirrelfish, Red Grouper (normally shorts), and at times Cobia, Amberjacks, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerel. Normally you'll bring some home to eat as well!
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About the Captain

Jeff Watkins
Placida, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2016
Captain Jeff is a top rated Boca Grande fishing guide, he grew up locally and has been fishing the waters of Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Lemon Bay, Pine Island Sound, and The Gulf Of Mexico all his life. Therefore he knows these waters like the back of his hand and specializes in providing fun engaging fishing charters and above all making lifelong memories. If you are looking for a day on the water you will remember for years to come, look no further. Choose Captain Jeff as your Boca Grande Fishing Guide. Captain Jeff's objective is to give you the best fishing experience possible, and a great time out on our beautiful waters. He is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, insured, and also one of only a few Captains in the area that possess NOAA Federal Reef & Pelagic fishing permits which allow you to legally fish in federal waters which is past 9 miles . I look forward to putting my years of experience to work for you!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)

Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 62 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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:
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Visa
Mastercard
American Express
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Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.99
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Venetta J.
Alafaya, FL
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4 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   August 13, 2020
We had a wonderful time on our 4 hour trip. Captain Jeff was kind, thoughtful, and made sure we had a wonderful time. We caught...
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Bissell, IL
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VERIFIED   July 14, 2020
Amazing, captain!
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Fort Myers, Florida
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May 5, 2018
My two sons and I did a combination trip. 4 hr inshore/back country & a 4hr nearshore all in the same day. On the inshore...
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Rockford, MI
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6 hour offshore

VERIFIED   April 16, 2019
Both Capt Jeff & his first mate were fantastic. Kept us updated on the weather conditions & answered any questions...
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Englewood, FL
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VERIFIED   March 24, 2019
Three generations including one six year old had a great trip with Captain Jeff. The fish were plentiful offshore and Captain...
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