Paradise Charters

Paradise Charters operates out of Fort Myers, Fl, running fantastic half and full day trips around this famous fishing nirvana. Fort Myers, on Florida’s western Gulf Coast, is as famous for its murky backwaters as for its prime access to the Gulf of Mexico, and these guys take full advantage of this fact on all their trips.

The 24 ft Tidewater center console you will be fishing from offers the best of both worlds, with a draft shallow enough to stalk the skinnier waters, but still stable enough to safely carry up to 5 anglers a few miles out to hit some reefs. The vessel was built in 2015, and is powered by a reliable 200HP Yamaha outboard. She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a livewell full of quality live bait, and rods, reels, and terminal tackle for all on board.

Paradise Charters are light tackle specialists, and tailor their whole experience around making sure you have the time of your life catching the various species the area has to offer. Whether you want to go backwater fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Pompano, or head 3 or so miles out to the reefs in search of Sheepshead, Snapper, and maybe even some Sharks, Captain Ryan will bring a lifetime of experience to every trip to make sure everyone goes home with amazing memories as well as fantastic fish!

All Paradise Charters trips come with live bait, licenses, and a cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take away at the end of the day.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $800
    up to 5 persons
    A full day on the water so you can have plenty of time to explore the murky backwaters, stop for lunch, then head out to some reefs in the afternoon, or however you prefer to spend your day! Target species include Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead and Snapper, as well as Pompano, Shark, Ladyfish and Spanish Mackerel every once in a while.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    An afternoon charter either exploring the backwaters or head out a few miles from the shore. Target species include Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead and Snapper, but you can also expect to see a variety of other amazing fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Morning
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    a morning of backwater and nearshore fishing for a variety of species including Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead and Snapper, as well as the occasional Pompano, Shark, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel and many surprising catches besides.
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Targeted Species

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
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About the Charter Operator

Paradise Charters Llc
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
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Captain Ryan is our full time backwater fishing guide. A native Floridian, he has been fishing and boating Florida waters his whole life so far. He knows how to work with the tides and loves fishing the backwaters along the mangrove shorelines, popping bait over grass beds, and casting near oyster bars. He also loves to hit up the near shore reefs and drift the passes. Ryan holds a bachelor degree in hospitality and he aims to deliver a high standard of customer service for all his passengers. He is also a certified Coastal Florida master naturalist and loves to share this beautiful paradise surrounding Fort Myers Beach with you. His friendliness and patience paired with his guide experience will provide you a great time on the water and memories to last a lifetime.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.62
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
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80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Marty R.
Westfield, MA
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Half Day trip with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   July 8, 2019
My son and I had a great morning fishing with Captain Ryan. It was our first time fishing in Florida and it was not like bass...
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Gary G.
Boca Raton, FL
 5.00
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Great time.

VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
The captain let’s you do everything. He does not baby you and if you can cast he puts you on the fish. I wanted better...
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Howard B.
Hyattsville, MD
 5.00
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 14, 2019
Great day fishing the inlet and back bay due to the seas being too ruff. Capt. Ryan put us on fish where every cast we were...
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Jeff M.
St. Petersburg, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Cristina

VERIFIED   March 15, 2019
Capt Ryan put us on the fish.  Friendly service.
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Bernard D.
Shell Knob, MO
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Fun fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 7, 2019
Hardy any fish I Southwest Florida without going 80 miles out. We had a great trip, captain Ryan got us into a lot of Bonnet...
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