Catchin’ Jiants

(40) In demand!
Captiva Drive
Captiva FL, United States

Catchin’ Jiants Charters departs daily from Captiva, Florida. Captain C.J. is one of the few local guides with a Master Captain’s License, and he strives to give his guests a fishing experience they will cherish forever. If you want to have the waters all to yourself – look no further!

You will be fishing aboard a very rare and spacious 26’ Gillikin center console, which comes powered by a brand new 300 HP Yamaha engine. The boat can comfortably accommodate up to six anglers and is equipped with up-to-date navigational electronics, including a GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio. More the merely capable, this vessel caters to your comfort like no other. A removable bimini top can provide shade for more than half the boat on blistering summer days. On the other hand, Capt. C.J. will be happy to take it down if you’re eager to enjoy a little sunbathing.

Catchin’ Jiants offers half 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. These fish are accompanied by a variety of Sharks and other game fish that provide no end of fighting action.

Offshore, you’ll find an assortment of Snappers, Barracuda, Redfish, Flounder, King and Spanish Mackerel, massive Goliath Groupers, and much more. Captain C.J. uses a lot of fishing techniques, from light and heavy tackle to trolling, bottom fishing, handline, spinning, jigging, and popping. He welcomes anglers of all ages and will help you land a memorable catch no matter your level of experience.

Your trip will include 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. The boat is always iced down, so there’s no need to bring your own coolers on board.

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


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    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
    Customized Charter AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    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 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    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
    Half Day Trip AM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip can start at 8 in the morning or 1 in the afternoon - the choice is yours. You will be fishing in the beautiful waters of Captiva, Florida.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip can start at 8 in the morning or 1 in the afternoon - the choice is yours. You will be fishing in the beautiful waters of Captiva, Florida.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

  Hogfish
  Jack Crevalle
  Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  Redfish

  Shark (Hammerhead)
  Snapper (Cubera)
  Snook
  Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day 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.
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

About the Captain

CJ Floyd
Captiva, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
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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%

Captiva Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.86 out of 5 stars from 40 reviews

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We spent a half-day with Captain Floyd. The boat was nice and the equipment was teed up for us and it was the good stuff. I wanted my son and son-in-law to have a good time. C.J. took us several places and we caught grouper, catfish, mackerel, a shark and a ray; a good variety. The captain kept us hooked up with bait and fixed our tangles quickly and without complaint. He was very knowledgeable. We would love to do it again!  It was convenient to be picked up in Captiva!  I highly recommend Captain C.J.

Fished May 19, 2018
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This was by far the best fishing charter experience I’ve ever had. It all started with me inquiring about Catchin Jiants online and CJ’s wife, Trisha, got back to me right away and helped me book the trip. She was so nice and helpful. The day of the trip she even called to say CJ might be five minutes late but he was actually right on time. Nice of her to call! CJ was great because he wasn’t like usual cheesy captains, he was very chill and professional. He had very informative answers and was super easy going. Oddly enough we snagged a bird?!?!!!! I was scared but CJ calmly took it off the tangled line. It was always my dream to catch a shark and we caught two! My friend, husband, and I all had a great time. We will be back to North Captiva and definitely will use Catchin Jiants again. Thank you Trisha and CJ!!!!

Fished May 12, 2018
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My friend and I had a great time fishing with CJ! His tackle and live bait was all you could ask for.  We had lots of action where we fished. Overall, we had a great time and CJ is a fantastic guide and inshore fishing with anyone else would be hard to beat.  We’ll definitely fish with CJ again!  Mike McCormack and Tom Brown

Fished May 11, 2018
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