Shallow Water Guide Service offers exciting fishing trips in the beautiful and bountiful waters of Cape Coral, Florida! The charter is operated by Captain Joey Shogren, who is a dedicated shallow water guide. He specializes in fishing for tailing Redfish, Trout, and other local species.

Capt. Joey will take you fishing aboard his 24’ Yellowfin bay boat which is ideal for both the local bays and the deeper waters offshore. She’s the ideal choice for 5 anglers looking to have a productive day. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of over 60 knots, this boat is super fast and efficient.

The vessel is equipped with all the necessary safety gear including life jackets for adults and kids, and Capt. Joey is CPR-trained. There’s also GPS and Fishfinder, which you’ll use to locate schooling fish, a wireless trolling motor to access the hard-to-reach spots, a fighting chair, a livewell, and an icebox.

When it comes to the fish, the main species that rule these waters are Redfish, Snook, and Trout. Tarpon, also known as the "Silver King," can be easily tracked down when in season, too! If you book a full day trip you’re also likely to have a chance at Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and Blacktip Shark.

Shallow Water Guide Service provides top-of-the-line Penn and Shimano rods and reels, as well as a wide range of tackle and bait. There’s also bottled water and Gatorade to help yourself to.

At the end of the trip, your catch will be cleaned and filleted for easy transport home. All you have to do it get a good night’s sleep in before the trip and get ready to fight countless fish that will bite your hook!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $900
    Spend 8 hours on the water, exploring the productive inshore fisheries right here in Southwest Florida. Capt. Joey is an expert when it comes to back bay and inshore fishing. You'll target the likes of Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon. Depending on the time of year, you can also target species including Sharks, Permit, King Mackerel, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $900
    If you happen to be in town during Tarpon season, this is a trip you don’t want to miss! Take your shot at battling it out with the mighty “Silver King” in the inshore waters surrounding Fort Myers Beach. This is a great trip for anglers looking for the true Florida experience. All the gear you need will be provided, just be sure to bring snacks and refreshments.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $650
    The 6-hour trip gives you a couple of extra hours on the water to explore even more productive areas. Capt. Joey is an expert in back bay and inshore fishing. He'll take you after Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon. You can also target other species including Sharks, Permit, King Mackerel, and Grouper depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 19 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Fish at night when the temperatures drop and the fishing is at its hottest! You'll explore the area around the dock lights and inlet passes to target Florida famous fish including Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon. This moonlight trip is seasonal and available from mid-April to mid-October.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Enjoy an action-packed morning in the Florida shallows chasing the likes of Blacktip, Bull, and Hammerhead Sharks! These fighting fish will jump, twist, and put on an all-round show in shallow waters, so have your camera ready! All gear will be provided and anglers of all skill levels are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sharks (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Enjoy an action-packed morning in the Florida shallows chasing the likes of Blacktip, Bull, and Hammerhead Sharks! These fighting fish will jump, twist, and put on an all-round show in shallow waters, so have your camera ready! All gear will be provided and anglers of all skill levels are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    Head out for 4 hours of productive inshore fishing in the back bays and surroudning waters with Capt. Joey! You'll hook into recognizable fish including Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon mainly. Gear and drinks are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    This 4-hour trip will take you fishing in the productive waters of Southwest Florida. Capt. Joey specializes in back bay and inshore fishing for the likes of Redfish, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon. He'll provide all the gear you need, as well as water bottles and Gatorade.
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About the Captain

Joey Shogren
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
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42 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2017
Having grown up in Southwest Florida, I developed a passion for fishing at a young age. As a child, I began fishing in the ponds around my home. At 5 years old, my grandfather introduced me to saltwater fishing. As a teenager, I started fishing in local tournaments and started to develop my knowledge of the surrounding waters. From there my passion grew to become my livelihood.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 61 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cape Coral to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 3, 2021
Outstanding trip, excellent equipment and ability to get on and stay on fish. Very professional and also friendly. Always wanted...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 30, 2021
His ability to find fish and get everyone involved was excellent. We highly recommend him to all who enjoy fishing for snook,...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 16, 2021
Great trip, very fun. Joey explained a lot about the type of fishing we were doing and made sure my daughter caught a big one.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 12, 2021
Great day on the water!  Nice big fish!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sharks (AM) on March 8, 2021
Shark bite was slow but had a good time, We would do it again.
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FAQs about Shallow Water Guide Service

Shallow Water Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Night Fishing (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Sharks (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Sharks (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Shallow Water Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Shallow Water Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Shallow Water Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Shallow Water Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shallow Water Guide Service include:
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon