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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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.

About the Captain

Zach Fischer
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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205 Customer Reviews
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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

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
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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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Katherine S.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Zach Fischer

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip - Afternoon on December 26, 2020
Our fishing experience with Captain Zach was amazing! He was super friendly and excited to help us catch the best fish! Captain...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip - Afternoon on April 25, 2021
We will book with Captain Zach any day of the week! He went above and beyond. Hooked up on a big tarpon, Spanish mackerel,...
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Another great outting.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Fishing Trip on February 27, 2021
On this trip we cover a lot of water, caught a lot of different fish and had a great time, as each trip we have taken with...
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Half day trip for the boys

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip - Morning on May 15, 2021
They caught quite a few fish and loved the capitan.  They were ready to go back the minute they got home
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip - Morning on March 27, 2021
We had a great time.  No really big fish, but we did catch fish, captain Zach knows his fishing.  Would go again
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FAQs about Fischer Charters - Fort Myers

Fischer Charters - Fort Myers 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 $50 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)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Fishing Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fischer Charters - Fort Myers, 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 (Yetti)

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

Fischer Charters - Fort Myers 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 - Fort Myers 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 - Fort Myers include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon