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 30’ Parker center console. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine 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.



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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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.
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About the Captain

Jeff Watkins
Placida, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
21 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

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Parker (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Mandy B.
Rockford, MI
 5.00
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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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Offshore trip with Captain Jeff

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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GREAT EXPERIENCE

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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6 hour tarpon trip on 05/20/2018

VERIFIED   May 20, 2018
Capt. Jeff and first mate Alex were outstanding. Equipment and boat were first rate. First charter for wife and...
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We booked a sunset cruise with Capt Jeff (see previous review) and were pleases with our experience that we booked a fishing...
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