Fischer Charters - Captiva

Fischer Charters is a family company whose foundations are firmly grounded in the fishing charter business in Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Captain Zach Fischer was born and raised on Captiva Island, and he has been fishing the local waters all his life. His father was the head guide out of South Seas Plantation and spent 40 years guiding people under the Florida sun. Now, Captain Zach and his two brothers have followed in their father’s footsteps to share their own knowledge and passion with their guests.

Whether you want to fish or to explore the local beaches around Captiva, you will be comfortable on board the Fischers’ 25’ Century center console. This recently refurbished boat features a whole range of up to date amenities and safety features, and it even has a bluetooth stereo system that will let you fish and cruise to a soundtrack of your choice. Top of the range fishing features are fitted on the boat, with Garmin electronics and an innovative Minn Kota iPilot trolling motor in place to get you to the very best fishing spots.

Captain Zach grew up totally immersed in the fishing charter world, and he was out catching bait for his father as soon as he could walk. This has given him a wealth of experience that is very hard to find. He and his brothers know how to catch fish in these waters! Join them to try your hand at sight fishing for Redfish, perusing the flats for Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and Shark, battling with a Tarpon in the Gulf and Boca Grande, trolling for Kingfish, and drifting for Snook and Redfish in the passes.

Due to the amazing weather and fabulous fishing year round, Fischer Charters’ calendar is always crowded. To ensure availability of the dates of your choice, booking at least two to three months in advance is recommended during the spring and summer months (not necessary). Book early for Tarpon charters as the season is short and these dates are the first to go. Remember, it’s often better to fish on weekdays to avoid the crowds.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Your premier charter guide service for Captiva and beyond, Fischer Charters welcomes you to come fishing with them. Test your skills in the flats, passes, bays, and the Gulf of Mexico, and hook anything from a Snook to a Shark, with many more in between!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    A six hour trip fishing for a wide variety of fish, such as Snook, Permit, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Snappers, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Groupers, and many more in the flats, passes, bays, and Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip - Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Take the afternoon out and enjoy a fun fishing trip with Southwest Florida's premier guide service. Let them know what you are hoping to target and they will pull out all the stops to make your dreams come true, as long as the fish you are seeking are in the area at that time of year, of course! There is always a wide variety of fish species available in these waters, and Fischer Charters will guide you through the best techniques for hooking a keeper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip - Morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    WE ARE YOUR PREMIER LIGHT-TACKLE FISHING GUIDE SERVICE FOR CAPTIVA, Sanibel Island, North Captiva, Pine Island, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach . Fish the flats, bays, passes and Gulf of Mexico for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Shark, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel and other inshore and offshore varieties that either make SW Florida their home or are migrating along in the Gulf of Mexico.
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About the Captain

Zach Fischer
Captiva, Florida, United States
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Member since December 2016
I was born and raised on Captiva Island. Yes that’s right… an Island native. I’ve spent most of my entire life fishing off the waters of Captiva, Sanibel & Naples. My father was the head guide out of South Seas Plantation. He has recently retired after a historic career of over 40years (That’s a lot of time in the SW Florida sun). My older brother and I were helping him catch bait since the time we could stand. When we were younger we would spend our free time on his charters learning from the best of the best. This enabled both of us to outfish 90% of the guides on the water by the time we were 10 years old. When I was just 11 I received my first boat. Having this boat enabled both of us to venture out on our own to apply new techniques and find new fishing spots. My family and I take tremendous pride in the first hand knowledge we’ve established over a lifetime on the waters off SW Florida. My 2 brothers and I are now guiding the waters and sharing our passion with our gues

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Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Century (Center console) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Half day with captain Zach
Half day with captain Zach
Once in a lifetime snook!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Doug M.
San Juan
 4.67
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VERIFIED   NEW  November 18, 2019
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Don C.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
We had a wonderful time with Captain Zach catching snook, jack, and snapper. Will definitely call him again on our next trip...
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William H.
Marietta, Georgia
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
Took us all over Captiva and Sanibel. Geeat day!
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William H.
Marietta, Georgia
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VERIFIED   May 29, 2019
Had a great time! Zach put us right on the fish. Going back tomorrow.
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Darrold S.
Farmington, UT
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VERIFIED   May 31, 2019
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