Fishhunt Charters

775 South Copeland Avenue
Everglades City FL, United States

Fishhunt Charters runs the most amazing fishing adventures in the gorgeous Everglades National Park. The charter is owned and operated by Captain Wayne Krystopa who has over 30 years of experience as a fishing guide. He loves going out on the water with guests of all fishing experience and is willing to teach you anything you need to know.

You will fish aboard his 18 foot Mako skiff, which was built in 1993 and is extremely well maintained. It is powered by a 140 HP Suzuki engine with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, and has a capacity for 2 guests. The boat is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder which will be used to locate the best fishing spots, and it has all the necessary safety equipment including life jackets and a CPR-trained crew. You will also find an anchoring system and an icebox aboard this boat, which is ideal for storing the catch.

Fishhunt Charters will take you fishing in the Everglades National Park which is home to Ten Thousand Islands, the Florida Panther Reserve and roughly 200 fish species which have been documented in these waters. You will be targeting the best fish for the season, such as Black Drum, Permit, Redfish, Cobia, Ladyfish, Pompano, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon and Tripletail, among other species. Captain Wayne has all the gear you will need including rods,  Penn reels, PowerPro lines, live and artificial baits, and a fishing license. Captain Wayne will also clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    This trip can be either inshore and/or nearshore fishing for species such as Redfish, Permit, Cobia, Permit, Pompano, Black Drum, Tripletail, and more. Tackle and bait supplied. No fishing license required. Ice and drinking water supplied. Fish cleaned.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum

Spotted Seatrout


Boat Specs

Mako 18-1 (Skiff) originally built in 1993. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

18 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

About the Captain

Wayne Krystopa
Everglades City, Florida, United States
Member since November 2016
A native of South Florida, Captain Wayne has a passion for fishing and hunting. He has over 30 years working in the guide fishing industry and loves every day spent on the water with his guests.
Response time: 24 hours
Response rate: 50%