Captain Paul's Yacht Charters

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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. Phil 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
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    The longest trip on offer allows you to combine a range of activities during the day. You'll fish for excellent inshore fish, then head to some safer spots where you can get close to the fish underwater by snorkeling, shelling, or even swimming. Get a real feel for Western Florida's inshore waters.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    The whole family is welcome aboard to try some fishing, to learn to swim, and to have a fantastic day on the water. Western Florida has it all to offer, from excellent inshore fish species, to wonderful waters to snorkel, to shelling opportunities. The captain will do whatever it takes to make you happy on this extended full-day trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    A full day trip gives you the opportunity to split up the day how you choose. Bottom fish these shallow waters for exceptional inshore species, before cooling off in the water. The whole family can enjoy with a spot of shelling, snorkeling, and even swimming. Just speak to the captain beforehand.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Decide for yourself what best suits you and your family. Learn or practice your fishing skills going after the range of inshore fish available in the shallow waters, including Sharks. You'll have enough time to find a safe spot and go snorkeling or shelling, too. Just get in touch with the captain to tailor your trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    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
    up to 6 persons
    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.
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About the Captain

Paul Stiso
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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30 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2017
Captain Paul is a retired NYCPD Sargent of the Scuba Team. He runs relaxed fishing trips and is comfortable if people don't want to fish. 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. When fishing, though, he chums to go after Sawfish, Goliath Groupers, and Sharks. His biggest catch is a 9' Sawfish near the Sanibel Bridge. He says: "I've been fishing since before I was born. I love everything about the water, above or below it."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Ray Ray
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
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Girls trip, great time, safe, knowledgeable and entertaining captain
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Dave W.
Hamilton, ON
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Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   February 16, 2020
Came to Cape Coral for a week getaway with our adult children. Booked the charter to do something different.  Paul and...
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VERIFIED   NEW  May 26, 2020
Great trip for kids and families. Lots of room and a rock-solid, big boat for those worried about sea-sickness. Great value....
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Great day with Captain Paul and Kelly

VERIFIED   February 14, 2020
Fantastic day of overall fun. Paul and Kelly were super family friendly and engaging with the kids. Boat has all the amenities...
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Dean & Deena Hayes
Fort Myers, FL
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Great Day!

VERIFIED   March 4, 2020
Captain Paul gave us a wonderful day!  His boat was clean and well stocked.  He helped my grandson catch his first...
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Ann K.
Punta Gorda, FL
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Awesomne Day On the Water

VERIFIED   January 7, 2020
Five of us had a great day on the water!  Paul and Kelly made us feel welcomed and made our trip enjoyable. Very knowledgeable...
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