Fischer Charters - Fort Myers

Punta Rassa Boat Ramp
Fort Myers FL, United States

Look no further than Fischer Charters for an experienced local guide who can show you the very best of what Southwest Florida has to offer to fishing fanatics. Captain Zach Fischer and his brothers grew up living and fishing in Sanibel and Captiva, and they have learned their craft from the best there is: their father was the head guide out of South Sea Plantation for 40 years.

Your fishing charter will be spent aboard a sturdy Century 240is center console. Featuring top of the range electronics by Garmin, a Minn Kota iPilot trolling motor, and a T-Top for shade, this boat is ready and raring to tackle the local flats, bays, and passes.

While Captain Zach lives and breathes fishing, he is also keen to show you around the area he grew up in. He can take you and your group on a relaxing cruise to the local car-free islands and show you around the local sights and natural wonders.

If fishing is more your thing, then you have also come to the right place. Fischer Charters will help you sight cast to Redfish and Tarpon, fish the flats for Snook and Trout, troll slowly for Kingfish, or even battle a Silver King. Just let them know what you want to do and they will provide the equipment and techniques you need to have an unforgettable experience.

As charters get booked up quickly, make sure to book well in advance to secure your chosen date (especially in Tarpon season!). Remember, it is often more enjoyable to fish on weekdays when there are fewer boats on the water.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Fish the flats, bays, passes, and nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico on this full day trip. Target fish include Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Permit, Shark, Kingfish, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and more - this is your best chance to catch as many as possible!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 475
    each additional person
    Fish the flats, bays, passes, and nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico on this full day trip. Target fish include Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Permit, Shark, Kingfish, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and more - this is your best chance to catch as many as possible!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fish the flats, bays, passes, and open waters of the Gulf of Mexico with one of the best fishing teams there is. On this trip, you will have plenty of time to go after your target fish, or to just see how many different species you can catch. With everything from Kingfish, Tarpon, and Sharks to Trout, Redfish, and Snook available in these waters, you are bound to have a trip to remember.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip - Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fish the bountiful waters around Sanibel for species such as Redfish, Snook, Kingfish, Tarpon, Permit, Snappers, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip - Morning
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fischer Charters is your premier charter service for Sanibel, Sanibel Island, North Captiva, Pine Island, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. On a half day trip, you can fish the flats, bays, passes and nearshore waters in the Gulf of Mexico for Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Trout, Grouper, Kingfish, Shark, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel and many more fish species that either live in SW Florida all year round or are migrating through the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    Lunch And Sight Seeing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 5 persons
    This trip will take you to the historic Cabbage Key Island, which is made up of 100 acres of tropical vegetation surrounding the historic restaurant. From the restaurant's open air porch that is placed atop a 38 ft tall Indian shell mound, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Pine Island Sound. This island has no paved roads - cars are not aloud. What you will find instead are enticing nature trails, jaw-dropping views, a space to relax and, of course, the World Famous "Cheese Burger in Paradise".
  • Private trip
    Shelling And Sight Seeing Cruise
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 5 persons
    On this trip, you will travel to the beaches of the barrier Islands of North Captiva or Cayo Costa. These beaches can only be accessed by boat and, as they are Florida State Park beaches, they are beautiful and unspoiled. They are known around the world for their incredible shelling, and you will be able to explore them, as well as snorkel, swim, and bird watch, on this relaxing charter.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Century 240is (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 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

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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

About the Captain

Zach Fischer
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
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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
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 42 reviews

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Fished July 15, 2018
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Fished July 7, 2018
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Great time. Caught fish 5 minutes into the trip and lasted all day. Some good honey holes. Had a great time with Captain Fischer. He knows the waters and is a great guy!

Fished July 6, 2018
Zach Fischer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2018

Thanks for the kind words Mike. Had a great trip with you and Cade. You guys caught some really nice fish. Hope you enjoyed eating them as much as catching. Tell Cade good luck with his baseball tournament today. He did an amazing job horsing that gag grouper off the bottom with 15lb test.

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