Capt. Johnny Riggs

3192 Matecumbe Key Road
Punta Gorda FL, United States

Captain Johnny Riggs provides inshore and nearshore fishing charters and cruises from the sunny shores of Punta Gorda, Florida. All ages are welcome aboard for a wonderful day on the water fishing for Sharks to Snook and everything in between.

Captain Johnny Riggs fishes aboard a 24 ft Proline center console that can comfortably take up to four guests. Restored in 2016, this boat features all the modern amenities you need for a successful day on the water, such as Hummingbird electronics, a shallow water anchoring system and a trolling motor for a professional and enjoyable fishing experience.

However you want to spend your day on the water in the Punta Gorda area, Captain Johnny Riggs will have a trip to suit your needs. Choose between watching dolphins play, taking a relaxing sunset cruise, collecting shells on the local islands, and fishing for species such as Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snappers, Sharks and huge Goliath Grouper.

Captain Johnny provides all the gear, water, and ice you need for a successful trip and will also clean your keeper fish for you on return to the shore.

Captain Johnny Riggs provides inshore and nearshore fishing charters and cruises from the sunny shores of Punta Gorda, Florida. All ages are welcome aboard for a wonderful day on the water fishing for Sharks to Snook and everything in between.

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  • Tarpon Fishing Trip 12 Hour
    12 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1095 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Tarpon Fishing Trip 8 hour
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 845 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 8 Hour Fishing Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 795 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 8 Hour Bay / Near Shore Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 795 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • US$ 650 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 6 Hour Tarpon Fishing
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 6 Hour Fishing Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 595 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 5 Hour Fishing Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 545 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Restaurant Hopper
    6 hour trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 495 private charter
  • 4 Hour Fishing Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 445 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • US$ 395 private charter
  • Dolphin Cruise (No Fishing)
    3 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 295 private charter
  • Sunset Cruise
    2 hour trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    US$ 195 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Proline (Center console) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Up to 9 miles offshore
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
Permit
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Bull)
 
Shark (Hammerhead)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Speckled Trout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Hummingbird
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Hummingbird
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Hummingbird
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Hummingbird
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Punta Gorda to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
Laws apply
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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.

About the Captain

Johnny Riggs
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
Captain Johnny Riggs is a Military Veteran with many years service. He feels lucky to have been born and raised in Punta Gorda and to have been able to spend his formative years and those that followed fishing these warm waters. In Captain Johnny's words: "It's home and the best place to fish ANYWHERE!" Captain Johnny is happy to tailor each and every trip he offers to his customer and enjoys every minute of guiding.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.99 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews

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We had a blast with Captain Johnny! We caught a ton of fish, watched dolphins, and had a great overall experience. He took time in the morning to make sure we had the right bait. It was a hot day, and the boats around us were having a tough time, while we were dragging them in. He is a great time, attentive, and entertaining. He made sure the experience was up to our expectations. If you don’t have a good time, it’s your own fault! This trip was worth every penny, and we’ll DEFINITELY book again!! Thanks Captain Johnny :)

Fished August 13, 2017
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Had a great time with Captain Johnny Riggs! Caught a lot of fish .. had a lot of laughs and communication was top notch! Looking forward to the next time!  While we were busy catching fish, the captain made sure that he took memorable photos for us. Thanks again Johnny!  Al, Wayne, Collin ,and Albert - your new friends from NJ!

Fished June 24, 2017
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Fished June 15, 2017
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