There are few charter services more in-tune with the waters of Southwest Florida than Fischer Charters. Captain Zach Fischer and his brothers have been living and fishing in this area all their lives, and they have been catching fish here ever since they could walk. With an expert charter fisherman as a father, they have managed to build up a wealth of knowledge that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Book a trip with the Fischers, and you can choose between chartering the boat for a relaxing cruise to the local shell-covered islands or going on a rod-bending fishing adventure. Fischer Charters will guide you to the Silver King or to the World Famous Cheese Burger in Paradise. It’s up to you!

You will be fishing aboard a 27’ World Cat boat that can take up to six people. The catamaran has recently been fitted with new safety equipment and fishing amenities, and has everything you need to stalk Redfish, troll for Kingfish, drift the passes for Snook, or practice any other inshore and nearshore fishing technique you would like to try.

As Southwest Florida is a very desirable fishing destination all year round, it is recommended that you book your trip with plenty of time to spare if you want to secure your favorite dates. Fischer Charters also suggest fishing during the week if you would like to experience the waters without so many other people around.



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
    $950
    Spend a whole eight hours on the water, fishing for whatever species you most want to catch. In the local passes, bays, flats, and open waters you can find a whole range of different fish species that are fun to catch whatever your experience!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $750
    Fish for a whole range of species in the world famous Fort Myers area. Make sure to book well in advance if you want to fish in Tarpon season - these dates get booked out very quickly!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip - Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Fish the inshore and nearshore waters around Fort Myers with some of the most experienced captains in the area. On this trip you could hook up on anything from Tarpon to Sharks, with a whole range of other fish species available as well all year round.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip - Morning
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Fish the bays, passes, inshore waters and the Gulf of Mexico with one of Fort Myers' premier charter services. On a half day trip you can catch species such as Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Snappers, Sharks, and many more fish species.
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About the Captain

Zach Fischer
Fort Myers, 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 Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

World Cat 27TE (Catamaran) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 225HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 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
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 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

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Lu S.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Excellent experience with a great guide!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip - Morning on July 18, 2021
Zach was very knowledgeable about the equipment and the locations. We have gone with many guides over the years but he was...
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Todd B.
Tampa, FL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Fishing Trip on June 5, 2021
Zach was extremely knowledgeable of the local waters. We fished multiple areas on the inside and were able to land a variety...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip - Afternoon on April 24, 2021
Had great time in very windy conditions.  Fish weren’t biting a ton, but good time overall.  Captain Zach very knowledgeable...
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Jisel A.
Fort Myers, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip - Morning on May 1, 2021
This was the most perfect gift. Captain was very nice and even taught new strategies. We were all very impressed and he didn’t...
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Orlando, Florida
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VERIFIED   Shelling And Sight Seeing Trip on May 8, 2021
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FAQs about Fischer Charters - Sanibel

Fischer Charters - Sanibel offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Fishing Trip - Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Fishing Trip - Morning (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Fishing Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fischer Charters - Sanibel, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin (Side scan, HD))
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Can be provided if notice given)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (Blutooth Stereo )
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota iPilot)
  • Ice Box (YETI)

Trips booked with Fischer Charters - Sanibel include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • Fishing License

Fischer Charters - Sanibel offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Pine Island Sound)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Artificial and Natural ledges)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Pine Island Sound)
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fischer Charters - Sanibel offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Fischer Charters - Sanibel include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon