Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters

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
    Full Day Trip - Coastal / Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    On this trip, you will be heading 3 - 9 miles out depending on the seas. Your targeted species will include Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Tripletail, and Cobia some reef and pelagic species using live bait. You will fish until 3:30 and head back to shore.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Back Bay
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    On this charter, you will be fishing within 10 miles from shore, targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    This is a morning trip that will take you targeting Trout, Redfish, and other species inshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Enjoy an afternoon on the water, fishing for Trout, Snook, Redfish, and more.
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About the Captain

Bill Walker
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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52 Customer Reviews
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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

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Tripletail Tripletail

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Rebecca J.
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8 hour trip with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Back Bay on June 11, 2021
Captain Bill was very knowledgeable and kind. He took us out to a couple ship wrecks. We could see Barracuda but they were...
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Coastal / Nearshore on July 16, 2021
We highly recommend using Captain Bill for your fishing trip. He put us on fish as soon as we left the dock. We caught a handful...
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Full Day Snook & Tarpon Trip 4/16/21

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Coastal / Nearshore on April 17, 2021
We had an amazing day out on the water with Captain Bill.  Very knowledgeable and hard working captain.  We really wanted...
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Half Day Trip With Captain Bill

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 26, 2021
This was a super awesome experience for me and some of my relatives that we will never forget. We caught so many fish that...
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A great morning!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 12, 2021
We had a fantastic morning fishing! Bill was knowledgeable and very helpful! We caught quite a few and different types of fish. ...
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FAQs about Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters

Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Full Day Trip - Back Bay (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip - Coastal / Nearshore (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