Captain Paul’s Yacht Charters invites you to explore the beautiful waters of Southwest Florida and enjoy one or more activities offered. Captain Paul is a laid back charter operator who wants everyone aboard his vessel to have a relaxing and fun time, and he’ll give his all to providing you with a memorable experience.

Aboard his 44’ Marine Trader motor yacht you’re in for the luxury treatment. Powered by 2 165 HP Volvo engines, you’ll gently drift along the inshore waterways taking in the sights. She comes complete with a saloon with a TV, kitchen with a fridge, as well as 2 staterooms and 2 bathrooms for your convenience.

You’ll hit the inshore waterways targeting Sharks by chumming and bottom fishing these shallow waters to entice these monsters of the sea. You’ll get to use the latest Penn gear, and if you catch something tasty, you’ll receive it cleaned and prepared to take home at the end of the day.

In safer waters, get your masks on and go snorkeling, The ultimate way to see what’s hiding below the blue line and get up close and personal with the marine life. You’ll be provided with bags to collect shells, too, and Capt. Paul is happy to teach your kids about the different kinds that they catch.

Choose your destination and let the captain know what you’d like to see. He’s known these waters for years and has a wealth of knowledge to share. The boat has a large cockpit where kids can even get to steer the helm! The whole family is welcome aboard and Capt. Paul will ensure you all enjoy.

Captain Paul’s Yacht Charters is ideal for special occasions such as small parties, weddings, and intimate burials at sea. No trip is too much for Capt. Paul, so just get in touch through FishingBooker, and it can be arranged.

Tax included in the prices.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $700
    A 3/4 day trip is a popular choice as it gives you enough time to mix it up a little bit. Go fishing for spectacular inshore species, and have some time for swimming, snorkeling, or shelling. You can even contact the captain to arrange small parties and other gatherings.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $600
    Get ready to explore these waters for plenty of world-famous species. Let the captain know if you'd like to indulge in some snorkeling with the beautiful creatures under the sea, or shell, or anything else.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $500
    Stay in the inshore waters and fish for Sharks and other nearshore predators. Feel free to mix it up and let your captain know if you'd like to go swimming, snorkeling, or shelling.

About the Captain

Paul Stiso
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
118 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2017
Captain Paul is a retired NYCPD Sargent of the Scuba Team. He runs relaxed trips and is comfortable if people don't want to fish .We CATCH AND RELEASE. .Having run site-seeing charters, dolphin-watching, and shelling trips since 2000 in the area, he understands that people want different things. He wants to make you feel at home. I love everything about the water, above or below it."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Ray Ray
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Marine Trader (Motor yacht) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 165HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 7 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
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
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
81%
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David W.
NO HUNTINGDON, PA
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4 hour Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 29, 2021
We had a great time. Captain Paul was very nice as was his first mate Mark. The boat was perfect for the family especially...
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United States
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Hours of fishing, snorkeling and swimming!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 18, 2021
My family had a wonderful time with Captain Paul and his mate Ann!  Very accommodating for a diverse family with varying interests. ...
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Lori P.
East Tawakoni, TX
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Awesome day with Captain Paul and 1st mate!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 26, 2021
Wow, this guy is amazing! He ask what we wanted to do, we wanted to do it all and we did! Fishing was so cool, each of the...
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Riverview, Florida
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 17, 2021
Our family had a lovely trip with Paul and crew! They were so accommodating of our family, respectful to let us relax, and...
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Another Great Trip!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 26, 2021
This was our 2nd trip with Captain Paul.  We started off the morning with a relaxing and scenic cruise from Cape Coral to...
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FAQs about Captain Paul's Yacht Charters

Captain Paul's Yacht Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Paul's Yacht Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen (With a Fridge)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Paul's Yacht Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Captain Paul's Yacht Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Captain Paul's Yacht Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Captain Paul's Yacht Charters include:
  • Ray
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Spanish Mackerel