Catchin’ Jiants

Captiva Drive
Captiva FL, United States

Catchin’ Jiants Charters departs daily from Captiva, Florida. Captain C.J. is a responsible guide and a qualified Master Captain, who thrives to give his guests a fishing experience they will cherish forever. Catchin’ Jiants provides a friendly atmosphere for anglers of all ages and skills. If you want to have the waters all to yourself – look no further!

You will be fishing aboard a very rare and spacious 26 ft Custom Carolina center console, which comes powered by a 225 Yamaha engine. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers and is equipped with up-to-date navigational electronics, including a GPS, a fish finder, and a VHF radio. There is also an ice-box and a live bait tank.

Catchin’ Jiants offers half and full day charters. Depending on your personal preferences, you can fish inshore, nearshore, and up to 25 miles offshore. You will have a chance to target a great variety of species, including Mahi Mahi, Great Barracuda, Goliath Grouper, Hogfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Redfish, and many more. Captain C.J. uses a lot of fishing techniques, from light and heavy tackle to trolling, bottom fishing, handline, spinning, jigging, and popping.

Your trip will include your fishing licenses, rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. As well as that, your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home.

Customize your trip with Catchin’ Jiants and have a memorable day out on the beautiful waters of Captiva. Welcome aboard!

Catchin’ Jiants Charters departs daily from Captiva, Florida. Captain C.J. is a responsible guide and a qualified Master Captain, who thrives to give his guests a fishing experience they will cherish forever. Catchin’ Jiants provides a friendly a


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 900 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip AM
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip PM
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Customized Charter PM
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Customized Charter AM
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person

About this listing

Boat Specs

Gillikin (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 25 miles
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Great)
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Hogfish

 
Redfish
 
Shark (Bull)

 
Shark (Hammerhead)
 
Shark (Lemon)

 
Snook
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Enclosed use for an emergency
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Enclosed use for an emergency
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
On as needed basis
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
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.

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

20% 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, Checks.

About the Captain

CJ Floyd
Captiva, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
Capt. CJ knows fishing to be "a way of life"... "a pre-determined destiny, a calling" ... "a VOCATION"... He's more aware than ever about the environment and sustaining fisheries to ensure his son, Steele (5 yrs old), has the same opportunities and foundations for memories that he's been blessed to have. Capt. CJ grew up "Country" and is a simple man with very Southern Style core values. He's "easy like Sunday morning", says Mrs. Floyd. She describes fishing as "not what he does... it's who he is. Who he's always been". She loves that about him. She describes Captain C.J. as reliable, dependable, honest and loyal like no other. His heart and soul go into making every trip worth his name. He takes much pride in being Captain C.J. of Catchin' Jiants. It's the heartbeat of his family. He loves what he does! You will never feel like he's "working". You will feel like the only charter on earth as he aims to please and provide an unforgettable experience!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.91 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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We had a perfect day with Captain CJ. Lots of double hook ups and a few triples.Our 4 year old granddaughter loved the dolphins that came up to swim in the wake!  She said “It’s like they know captain CJ and his boat”.

Fished October 11, 2017
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Despite some factors over which Captain CJ had no control, dirty water, windy weather, we had a great mornings fishing catching one or two species, too small to keep, which wouldn’t have been on our list if the weather and water was different.  Would definitely recommend Captain CJ.  His local knowledge of the areas we fished was second to none.

Fished October 6, 2017
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Awesome experience with action all day!! Caught the boat fill on Red Snapper and had some fun catching and releasing Grouper that were also taking our bait. After two hours we went to a great spot to catch some makeral and lady fish. Caught fish all day. Captain CJ is great. He has enormous experience, knows the spots and how to catch them. We appreciated his friendliness and his interaction with everyone in our group. He became a part of our group and our experience. Thanks

Fished August 22, 2017
CJ Floyd (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 23, 2017

Thank you for taking your time to write such a great review.  I had a great day with you all and look forward to fishing again soon.  Friday’s still looking like a possibility for catching the big ones if you’re up for it. We really appreciate you choosing Catchin’ Jiants Charters.  Hope dinner was tasty.

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