Backwater Charters

Captain Brent Objartel of Backwater Charters invites you to Fort Myers, home to one of the best fishing grounds in Southwest Florida. As a second generation fishing captain, he grew up fishing these plentiful waters and acquired knowledge that’s essential for putting his clients on top of the hottest bite in no time. That’s exactly what sets Backwater Charters apart from other fishing charters.

Join Captain Brent on his 22’ custom Low Tide flats boat, perfect for inshore expeditions. Thanks to its wide beam, this inshore beauty can cater to up to four anglers fishing without tangling lines or bumping elbows. It’s powered by a 250 Mercury Pro XS® motor that ensures a smooth and stable ride to the best fisheries.

A wireless trolling motor, fishfinder, and GPS are there to maximize your chances of landing your desired catch in record-breaking time. You’ll also have a live bait tank and ice-boxes at your disposal.

Backwater Charters will take you after Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Trout, Flounder, and even Tarpon and Sharks. The captain will show you all the tried-and-true drifting, spinning, and bottom fishing tips and tricks and you’ll master your cast at the end of your trip.

He’ll provide top-quality fishing gear, from Key Largo and G. Loomis rods to spinning reels by Okuma Inspira and Shimano spooled with Power Pro Line. You’ll have your live bait prepared before the trip, and your catch cleaned after the trip.

There’s no minimum age so don’t hesitate to bring your kids, just make sure to bring your own life jackets if they’re younger than 8. You can leave everything else to the captain – he’ll make sure your adventure is entertaining and unforgettable.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon (Seasonal)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 31 Jul
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    If you want to reel in a famous Fort Myers 'Silver King' during summertime, go on an exceptional adventure with Backwater Charters. All the necessary gear will be covered by the charter.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon (Seasonal)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 31 Jul
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    Fish for Tarpon with an experienced guide by your side. 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
      FREE Cancellation 3 days 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
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This 6-hour trip will see you fishing for species such as Redfish, Trout, Flounder, with the possibility of also tackling Sharks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days 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 you'll be fishing that day and the time of the year. The list of your potential targets will include Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and even Sharks.
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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
Ice Box

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 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
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. Everything I know I learned from him and other guides along the way. Fishing is a family tradition, with my father as a founder of Lee County Professional Guides Association, and an uncle and cousins as professional captains. When I'm not on the water, I'm working as a firefighter at the Bayshore Fire Department.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.81
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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3\/4 day with Captain Brent.
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Wes Gouty
Bedford, IN
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
We had a great time! Capt. Brent had everything we needed for a day of fishing fun!  We will be going with him again next...
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Gene French
North Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Fishing with Capt. Brent Objartel

VERIFIED   April 18, 2017
Great Capt. and a very clean boat and fishing gear. He worked with my 1st time fisherman grandson and made for a great experience....
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Michael William Bonita
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 5.00
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3/4 day with Captain Brent.

VERIFIED   August 1, 2017
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...
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Gary Bigley
Sutton, Massachusetts
 5.00
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Tarpon fishing with Captain Brent.

VERIFIED   April 19, 2017
Great captain. We didn’t catch a Tarpon, but that’s how it works when you target the big ones. Still a fun day...
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David Brandos
San Diego, California
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VERIFIED   December 28, 2016
Brent was fantastic, he came prepared having got up early to get bait ahead of time. He clearly knows the region and has his...
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