Catchin’ Jiants Charters departs daily from Captiva, Florida. Capt. CJ Floyd and Capt. Jordan Dunn are among very few local guides with Master Captain’s Licenses. They were voted Best Fishing Charter and Captain for 3 years in a row (2019, 2020, 2012). Known for their dedication, the captains strive to give their guests a fishing experience they’ll cherish forever.

You will be fishing aboard a spacious 26’ Gillikin center console powered by a brand new 300 HP Yamaha engine. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers, and it features top notch, up-to-date navigational equipment, and gear. Both the boat and the captains cater to your comfort like no other. A removable bimini top provides shade for more than half the boat on blistering summer days and is easily removed for all of those who like to bask in the Florida sunshine!

Catchin’ Jiants offers half, 3/4, and full day charters, with your choice of inshore and offshore fishing grounds. Tarpon “roll” abundantly in these inshore waters, never failing to disappoint anglers with their great size and stamina. Going offshore, you’ll find an assortment of Snapper, Barracuda, Redfish, Flounder, King and Spanish Mackerel, massive Goliath Groupers, and so much more.

The captains, as well as the mates, use many different fishing techniques. They welcome anglers of all ages and will help you land a memorable catch no matter your level of experience. As an added bonus, you’ll often see dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and birds on your trip.

Step aboard and leave your worries behind. All licenses, rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures are included. Harvestable fish are graciously filleted for the freshest dinner life has to offer. The captains love recommending some of our islands’ best chefs!

Customize any trip with Catchin’ Jiants for the most memorable day you could dream of. Welcome aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    This trip is the perfect option for serious anglers looking to hook the Tarpon of a lifetime! You'll get to spend more time out on the water, which means you'll really up your chances of battling your very own Silver King. Up to 6 anglers can come aboard, but 4 can fish at the same time.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,250
    This 8-hour adventure allows for plenty of time to battle your own "Silver King", so come see what these waters hold! Up to 6 guests can come aboard, but only 4 lines can be in the water at once, so please keep this in mind if traveling with a large group.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    This package is ideal for a group of friends or a family. Catchin' Jiants can customize your trip to suit your needs. You will be able to fish inshore or nearshore to target the best species the waters of Captiva have to offer.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 1
    $1,000
    Come and hook your very own "Silver King" on this 6-hour adventure! You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle and your fishing license. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard, but please be aware that due to local regulations, only 4 lines can be in the water at any given time.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    This trip starts at 8 in the morning. You will be fishing in the beautiful waters of Captiva, Florida, targeting a range of species including Cobia, Grouper, Barracuda, and more!
  • Private trip
    Customized Charter AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Let Catchin' Jiants team fit your needs! Depending on how you want to spend your day on the waters of Captiva, you can choose to go fishing inshore, nearshore, or head a bit offshore. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Customized Charter PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Let Catchin' Jiants take you on an unforgettable journey! Depending on how you want to spend your day, you can choose to go fishing inshore, nearshore, or even head offshore. Feel free to bring your own drinks and nibbles.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This trip starts at 8:00 in the morning. Enjoy fishing in the beautiful waters of Captiva, Florida, where your target species range from Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, and many more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This trip starts at 1:00 in the afternoon. You will be fishing in the beautiful waters of Captiva, Florida where you will come face-to-gill with many fish including Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and more!
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About the Captain

Catchin’ Jiants
Captiva, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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191 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2016
Our Captains know fishing to be "a way of life", "a pre-determined destiny, a calling" – "a VOCATION”. We will proudly do whatever it takes to ensure our islands fisheries are here for the generations to come. Capt. Jordan (dad to son Weston, 9 months) as well as Capt. CJ with his wife, Trisha (parents to Steele, 10 yrs) can’t imagine raising their kids anywhere other than on the water being able to provide the same opportunities they were given as children which both hold near and dear. Our Captains are reliable, safe, honest, loyal & daymakers! They love kids and enjoy teaching them. Catchin’Jiants puts their heart and soul into making every trip worth their name. Fishing is the heartbeat of our family and we carry our attitude of gratitude for your business and We absolutely love what we do!! You will feel like the only charter on the water as they aim to please and provide an unforgettable experience time after time for your family!!!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Hogfish Hogfish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Gillikin (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer Reviews

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Catch intended fish
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Full Day Trip (split)

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 13, 2021
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Half day trip with Captain Jordan

VERIFIED   NEW  Customized Charter PM on October 14, 2021
We had an amazing time with Captain Jordan. He put us on the fish all day…caught our first one within seconds of dropping...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 14, 2021
For our FIRST charter adventure ever Captain Jordan was one of best experiences of the trip.! He made us feel like one of the...
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Customized Charter AM on June 8, 2021
Captain CJ was the perfect choice for my family as he was confident and took us on the perfect morning fishing trip.  Spent...
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First saltwater fishing trip with Captain CJ!

VERIFIED   Customized Charter PM on June 9, 2021
We could not be happier with our trip! We told Captain CJ what we wanted to do and he got us into some great fishing! From...
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FAQs about Catchin’ Jiants

Catchin’ Jiants offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Customized Charter PM (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Customized Charter AM (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Tarpon Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Tarpon Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Extended Full Day Tarpon Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Catchin’ Jiants, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Catchin’ Jiants include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (On as needed basis)
  • Fishing License

Catchin’ Jiants offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Catchin’ Jiants offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Catchin’ Jiants include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Hogfish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon