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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $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
12 Fishing Reports
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22 Customer Reviews
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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) Great Barracuda
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

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

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

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
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Alex B.
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A great day on the water!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 20, 2021
We had a great experience with Captain James and Alex fishing offshore.  This was our first time fishing off Sanibel and Captiva,...
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Full Day Trip - One of the best!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 6, 2021
We booked a full day with Capt Jim and his first mate Alex. They were one of the best crews we have ever had and we have done...
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Lyle R.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Awesome grouper trip with tie one on!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 7, 2021
Great trip out with captain Jim on his custom boat.  Boat was FAST!  Got us to the fishing grounds and maximized our fishing...
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Svitlana K.
Orlando, Florida
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Best offshore fishing 🎣

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 17, 2021
This was our second time with this team! Always so much fun!
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 12, 2021
Had a great time and caught lots of fish.  The day went as planned and it couldn’t have been better.
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FAQs about Tie One On Charter

Tie One On Charter offers the following trip to customers:
  • $1,200 per group, additional $150 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Tie One On Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Raymarine)
  • Fishfinder (Raymarine)
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Tie One On Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks ( Bottled water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tie One On Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Tie One On Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tie One On Charter include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)