Inshore Excursions LLC - Matlacha

Pine Island Road
Matlacha FL, United States

Inshore Excursions offers saltwater fishing charters around some of Southwest Florida’s most prestigious waterways. If you’re hoping to spend your hours immersed in backcountry fishing, you’re at the right spot. Here, you can catch Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, and much more.

Your guide for the day is Captain Mike Grispo. Area-native, Capt. Mike knows these waters intimately and has the skills to make your trip just great. The anglers who join him will be exploring the meandering mangrove shorelines searching for the fish that hide nearby. The action can get scorching hot in a blink of an eye, and you will need your best skills to actually get the fish.

Captain Mike can take up to two anglers. You will be fishing from a 19’ Mako flats boat, powered by a 90 HP Mercury engine. The boat is rigged with GPS, a fishfinder, features a live bait well, and a wireless trolling motor. As you go exploring the flats and shorelines, you will see how well the boat can move around the spots where a bigger boat might get stuck.

Capt Mike’s trips run year round, and the fish bite solidly most of the time. Some seasons vary and may prove more productive, but fishing will be as equally as interesting. You will be using live bait mostly, but if you like, you can toss some artificial baits as well. Fly fishermen are also welcome, just need to bring their gear. Imagine getting a Tarpon on fly — wouldn’t that be a trip to remember!

You can be a pro angler or a first time fisherman, a kid or a grown up, Capt. Mike will gladly take you on the water. He will provide the fishing gear, the fishing license, lures, and live bait. You should pack a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable clothes and footwear, make some snacks and bring refreshments, and head out. Also, bring along your camera.

If trips from Matlacha don’t work for you, just scroll down and click on Captain Mike’s name. He departs from other places around the area. Don’t miss out on an inshore excursion to remember!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    This full day trip is great for hardcore anglers or adventurous first-timers. You will have enough time to fish around the waters of Matlacha. The target species include Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, and more. Captain Mike will take care of the license and will supply the fishing gear. You should bring snacks and refreshments, sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. You will explore the inshore waters and the captain will clean your catch. Fly fishermen are welcome to join the chase.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    Morning fishing is a great way to kick start your day. Especially when you go around Matlacha waters fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and other local specialties. This half day trip is great for kids or novice fishermen. The captain will supply the fishing gear and the license, you will need to bring snacks, drinks, a camera. Put on comfortable clothes, sunblock, a cap, and sunglasses. You will scout the inshore waterways while enjoying the morning hours around the rich landscape.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    Afternoon hours can also prove to be quite lucrative for fishing. You will join Capt. Mike ad go after Snook, Redfish, Trout, and other local species. This half day trip is a good starting point for minors or first time anglers. The captain will provide the fishing gear and the license. Bring snacks, drinks, and a camera. Wear comfortable clothes, sunblock, a cap, and sunglasses. Don't forget to hydrate and be ready to join the action.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

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 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

About the Captain

Michael Grispo
Matlacha, Florida, United States
Member since August 2016
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Captain Michael runs fishing trips around the inshore waters of Florida. With starting points in Matlacha, Cape Coral, Bokeelia, Sanibel, and Captiva, Capt. Michael can customize your inshore fishing experience to be a memorable one. You will be joining him in search of the fish that inhabit these productive fisheries. Captain Michael knows the area well and can accommodate anglers of all levels of expertise. 'I have had a love for fishing my entire life and I enjoy sharing it with others while making a good living.'
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Dan Hillman
Apollo Beach, FL
 4.67
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Great trip with Capt. Mike Grispo

VERIFIED   July 29, 2018
We booked a trip on a hot day in late July at Matlacha with Mike. He was a great guy to fish with and obviously loves to fish...
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Norman Young
Westbury, NY
 5.00
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Day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   August 31, 2018
Mike is a great captain, highly recommended and loves what he does.  Besides being cool he was very friendly and patient. ...
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Patrick Scher
Roanoke, IN
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 15, 2018
I and my grandson were very happy with Captain Mike.  He had a great knowledge of the area and taught my grandson new...
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Ami Glover
Gravette, AR
 5.00
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Morning half day with captain mike

VERIFIED   August 10, 2018
He put us right on the fish. I had a bite on the first cast. Later on I caught 8 snook in a row.  Had a great time. The...
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Michael Jaschke
Munich, BY
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Captain Mike will make your day

VERIFIED   April 23, 2018
We did two trips with Mike. Tides where weak and there was quite a bit of wind - not optimum for fishing. However Mike put...
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