The world-renowned waters of Fort Myers attract anglers of all skill levels, from complete beginners to experienced fishermen. If you are looking for a perfect charter in Southwest Florida, give Capt. Bill Walker’s Fishing Charters a try!

Children and families are welcome to join in the adventure. You will be fishing with a professional captain who prides himself on being always ready to go the extra miles to give his customers the trip they expect.

You will be fishing the inshore waters, mangrove islands, shallow flats, and passes up to 10 miles offshore. Capt. Bill specializes in light tackle fishing for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, Tripletail, and Trout, as well as various types of Sharks that can be found in the open bays, channel, or edges.

While if you are up to a challenge, let the captain take you even further out for Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, and various pelagic and reef species. The choice is yours!

Capt. Bill Walker’s Fishing Charters operates a 24’ Key West bay boat, fresh on the water in 2017. This vessel comes powered by a 250 HP Yamaha SHO engine, which allows it to cruise at a top speed of 40 knots. The boat can accommodate 4 anglers who can fish at the same time.

Enjoy a fast and dry ride to the fishing grounds and get ready to catch the fish of a lifetime. All bait, tackle, license/permit, and gear will be supplied by the captain.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    This is a morning trip that will take you targeting Trout, Redfish, and other species inshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $425
    Enjoy an afternoon on the water, fishing for Trout, Snook, Redfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Season
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Jun 15
    $500
    The Tarpon season runs from mid-April through mid-June.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Back Bay
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    On this charter, you will be fishing inshore targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon Season
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 15
    $800
    The Tarpon season runs from mid-April through mid-June.
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About the Captain

Bill Walker
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
80 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2017
Captain Bill Walker is a Florida native professional angler who is dedicated to providing his clients an excellent service and show them how fishing is done. He began fishing when he was 10 and has over 17 years of experience guiding the inshore waters of Southwest Florida. Being a local, Bill knows the hottest fishing holes and spots around. Capt. Bill specializes in light tackle fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Key West (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Simrad
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn rods and reels, Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Offshore 10+, backbay 4
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Tarpon always, others depending on season

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 80 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (78)
Half day snook trip
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Angler Rating
75
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Kelly D.
Cape Coral, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip in the morning was awesome.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2022
Captain Bill kept us on fish the whole trip. This was our first inshore fishing trip. No time wasted traveling offshore, lines...
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Kathleen H.
Cape Coral, FL
Excellent
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Experience:
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Fishing trip with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 13, 2022
Captain Bill was fantastic! Today was a big day for our family where my husband, son and father-in-law were able to fish together...
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RICHMOND C.
Forest Hills, TN
Excellent
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Overall

Great Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 27, 2022
I would definitely book with Bill again. We booked a 1/2 day trip and were pulling in trout and snook about 10 minutes after...
RICHMOND C. recommends Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters
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Matt R.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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A++

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 8, 2022
Captain Bill is great. He has years of experience and knows the area. We limited out on trout, caught some snapper and snook....
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Wayne H.
Kittrell, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Bill

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Back Bay on November 26, 2022
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FAQs about Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters

Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Season (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip - Back Bay (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip – Tarpon Season (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn rods and reels, Shimano )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail