Backwater Charters

15001 Punta Rassa Road
Fort Myers FL, United States

Welcome to Southwest Florida. Home to some of the finest game fish in the world. The flats and near shore fishing are teeming with Snook-Redfish-Trout-Tarpon and Ect. But only the most experienced guides can hook them for you.

A second generation fishing guide
Capt. Brent Objartel grew up on these waters. He has gained knowledge that can only be passed down or learned through decades of experience. This experience sets Backwater Charters apart from the rest.

Whether you want to enjoy a casual day on the water observing some of the beautiful wild life SW Florida has to offer, step foot onto some of the best beaches Florida has to offer that you can only get to by boat, or fight some of the toughest fish in the world. Then book your trip and come aboard Backwater Charters.

Capt. Brent Objartel


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon (Seasonal)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    Hook a famous Fort Myers Tarpon during the summertime on an unforgettable sportfishing adventure with Backwater Charters. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon (Seasonal)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    Fish for Tarpon with an experienced guide. These trips run when Tarpon is in the area on their annual migration, which brings them to Fort Myers between April and late summer.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend the full day fishing the inshore and nearshore waters around Fort Myers, targeting Redfish, Snappers, Trout, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Shelling Trip/Eco Tour
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 625
    up to 4 persons
    Enjoy cruising through the beautiful landscape around Fort Myers on this full day Shelling Trip and Eco Tour.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    6 hour day fishing for species such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, with the possibility of also tackling Sharks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Departure time depends on what we are fishing that day, and time of year. Also provide 3/4 and full days
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Shelling Trip/Eco Tour
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    Shelling Trips and Eco Tours (this is not a fishing trip).
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Flounder
  Grouper (Gag)
  Ladyfish
  Redfish

  Shark (Blacktip)
  Sheepshead
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snook

  Spanish Mackerel
  Spotted Seatrout
  Tarpon
  Tripletail

Boat Specs

Low Tide (Flats boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Pro xs engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
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 change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Fort Myers to departure site is available and 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
Checks
American Express

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

About the Captain

Brent Objartel
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Member since August 2016
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My father was a guide for 15 years. Learned what I know from him and other guides along the way
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Fort Myers Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.79 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Captain Brent put us on fish all day. He knew the backwaters like the back of his hand. I’m an avid fisherman, and was exhausted at the end of the day from fighting fish. Cant wait to go back.

Fished August 1, 2017
Brent Objartel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 3, 2017

Mike was a natural. He new what to as soon as you told him. Enjoyed every moment watching him smiling reeling in all his catches. A true angler

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Had a good time and had plenty of opportunities to catch fish

Fished July 12, 2017
Brent Objartel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 13, 2017

Had a good time with father and son. Snook bite was a little slow but had a good trout bite to finish out the trip

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Captain Brent was very professional and accommodating. We caught a lot of trout and some cat fish. Some lady fish and pecker fish but no big game fish that we really wanted. This was just down to bad luck. Captain Brent was excellent and I really recommend a trip with him.

Fished July 5, 2017
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