Pontoon Boat Tours invites you on their boat for a fun day of fishing or cruising in Fort Myers Beach in Florida. This charter is made for pleasure and relaxation, and the crew who operate it are experts at providing such experiences.

They can take you and your group of friends and family on an unforgettable ride in the calm waters of Estero Bay and further out.

If you go for the fishing, you will do so in the calm waters from Hurricane Pass to Big Carlos. This area hosts a variety of shallow water fish such as Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, Pompano, and more.

The crew will provide the necessary fishing gear which includes live baits, and a fishing license. Besides the captain, there’s also a first mate present on each trip.

Pontoon Boat Tours also offer Sightseeing and Sunset cruises which last 2 hours and can be extended if the captain and crew are available.

You will go out aboard a 33-foot Maurell deck boat powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine. This engine makes it ideal for cruising and will also get you to your designated fishing grounds efficiently. The boat also features a restroom for your convenience. 

Pontoon Boat Tours was an idea of two local fishermen with a wish to provide locals and tourists a getaway on the calm waters of Estero Bay and share their Love of the waters. Both have over 30 years of fishing the waters at Ft Myers Beach. Their Captain has over 15 years of experience. They are US Coast Guard Certified, licensed and insured.

This is a very family friendly charter operated by a crew who are able to provide a lot of information and facts about the local culture, area, wildlife and more.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Afternoon
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    Our afternoon Fishing Charter is 4 hours. We fish the calm water of the Estero bay at Fort Myers Beach. We've been catching grouper snapper flounder pompano Jack and many other fish species. We provide coolers for your caught fish as well as a separate cooler for your beverage of choice. Bring snacks and sunblock and maybe a hat. We also have a restroom on board for convenience. At the end of your charter if our crew has provided you with a great afternoon please reward them with a monetary gratuity.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Morning
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    This is a 4-hour Fishing Charter in the Calm Waters of the Estero Bay at Ft Myers Beach. Total fish time is usually 2 to 2 and a half hours and may be longer. Includes poles, bait, and fishing licenses. There are coolers on board for your beverages and snacks as well as a separate cooler for caught fish. If you have a great time on one of our cruises, kindly reward our captain and crew with a monetary gratuity. Please call us and provide information so we can better serve you. We appreciate all feedback.
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About the Captain

Mike Mcquinn
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
271 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
Pontoon Boat Tours opened in 2016. The owners and Captains are very knowledgeable of the Ft Myers Beach area. The owners have lived and fished the waters for over 40 years. We are Family friendly and enjoy doing private charters. We are service providers that want you to have a fun and relaxing day on the calm waters of Estero Bay. Our goal is happy customers. If you need a special event planned on the boat just ask we can accommodate, Birthdays, Holidays and even Weddings and Vow Renewals. We always want you to enjoy your day so let us know what we can help you with. Our Captains are all licensed and APCA Members. Our boat is licensed and insured as well as inspected yearly by the United States Coast Guard. Our team are professional, knowledgeable and very much enjoy their jobs and providing a great experience. Always remember fishing is fun and boating is better. Everyday on the water is different it’s kind of like a box of chocolates, you never know what Fish your going to get.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit

Boat specs

Maurell (Deck boat) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
14 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Calm Waters along the mangroves
Nearshore Fishing
Keeps You in the calm waters of the Estero Bay
Flats Fishing
Grass Flats For Trout when tides are good
Backcountry Fishing
Matanzas Pass Estero Bay

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Mangrove Fishing For Snapper Red & Snook
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Catch Will Vary- Pompano, Snapper, Grouper & Trout

Amenities

Toilet
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Cooler provided with Ice

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
It is recommended to add gratuity for fish cleaning
Snacks
We have light snacks on board for your convenience
Drinks
water bottles provided
First Mate
Fishing License
License covers 10 to fish at a time

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
Our Boat is perfect for Children of all ages
You Keep Catch
We will filet fish at the end of trip
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 271 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Hillary L.
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Half Day fishing trip with Mike and Michelle

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Afternoon on March 14, 2022
There were two families on this fishing trip. Mike, Michelle and Darlene were awesome. They kept our hooks baited with shrimp...
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Half day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Morning on July 21, 2022
We went with a large group of 4 adults and 6 kids ranging from 8-14 and they all had a blast. The crew was very patient helping...
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Excellent half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Morning on October 19, 2021
This trip was by far one of the best fishing experiences we’ve had in the Estero Bay area. The whole family had a blast,...
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Verra R.
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Family Fishing Adventure

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Morning on August 13, 2022
Our fishing trip with Captain Mike and Michele was fun for the entire family group, with plenty of fishing action and sights...
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Half day trip with Captain Mike and Michele

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Morning on June 20, 2022
We had a great time fishing with Mike and Michelle. They are knowledgeable about the area and help to guide us to many fish....
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FAQs about Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach

Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip - Afternoon (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip - Morning (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Cooler provided with Ice

Trips booked with Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (It is recommended to add gratuity for fish cleaning)
  • Snacks (We have light snacks on board for your convenience )
  • Drinks (water bottles provided)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (License covers 10 to fish at a time)

Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Calm Waters along the mangroves )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Keeps You in the calm waters of the Estero Bay)
  • Flats Fishing (Grass Flats For Trout when tides are good)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Matanzas Pass Estero Bay)

Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Mangrove Fishing For Snapper Red & Snook)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing (Catch Will Vary- Pompano, Snapper, Grouper & Trout)

Top targeted fish species with Pontoon Boat Tours Ft Myers Beach include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Whiting