Tie One On Charter

Tie One On Charter specializes in outstanding deep sea fishing adventures in Southwest Florida! Captain James, the company’s owner and operator, will take you fishing in the federal waters surrounding Sanibel for an array of reef and pelagic species.

He holds a special Federal Reef and Pelagic Permit, which allows him to harvest fish in federal waters. You’ll cruise out and travel up to 75 miles out to some of the most productive fishing grounds in this part of the Gulf of Mexico.

Hop aboard a 32’ 2017 Custom Century center console. This spacious boat can accommodate up to 6 anglers and comes powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engines. The vessel is outfitted with top-notch Raymarine electronics, a fiberglass T-top for shade, a full head, and other professional accessories.

Before you start casting, your captain will take you through the basics. Beginner to pro, everyone will be able to test their skills using a range of techniques including bottom fishing, jigging, and drift fishing.

Your potential target list includes a variety of Snapper, including Red and Yellowtail Snapper, as well as Gag and Red Grouper, Porgy, Barracuda, and Triggerfish. If you’re fishing in the wrecks, you’ll also be targeting Amberjack, Cobia, and King Mackerel.

All trips come with top-of-the-line quality gear and tackle. This includes Penn, Daiwa, Shimano, and Newell rods and reels spooled with PowerPro Braid, as well as circle hooks. The captain will clean your catch at the end of the trip so that you can have it for dinner later.

Bring any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and set out for the Florida fishing adventure of a lifetime with Tie One On Charter!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This trip will see you fishing 30–75 miles offshore over the course of 9 hours. You'll target a range of delicious and hard fighting fish including a variety of Snapper and Grouper, as well as Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and Cobia. All of your gear is provided. Make sure to bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going all day long.
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About the Captain

James Branca
Sanibel, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2017
Captain James Branca fell in love with the water at a very young age. His SWFL fishing repertoire includes the waters from Marco Island, Naples, Sanibel, and Captiva Island to Bonita Springs and Ft. Myers Beach. Capt. James specializes in targeting Snapper and Grouper, as well as many other reef fish. Captain James holds a Federal Reef and Pelagic Permit, which allows him to legally harvest reef fish in federal waters.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Century (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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BEST Charter we have every been on!!!
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Christy M.
Miramar, FL
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BEST Charter we have every been on!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 7, 2020
Absolutely, the BEST! Jim and Alex are beyond attentive and hospitable…... they made us feel like we’ve known them...
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Joseph J.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Awesome charter! Captain Jim & Alex are amazing!

VERIFIED   May 17, 2020
My wife and I booked a charter with Captain Jim to celebrate our anniversary. Capt. Jim was great at communicating ahead and...
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Scot W.
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
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Casey B.
Fairfield, OH
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Full Day Offshore

VERIFIED   September 8, 2018
We had an awesome time with Captain Jim and Alex. He contacted me multiple times prior to our trip just to touch base and give...
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Robert G.
Fort Myers, Florida
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Full day

August 8, 2017
This is the easiest review for me.  I have booked charters all over the country.  Small boats, big boats, 3 day trips,...
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