Book your next trip with Indigenous Charters and fish the waters of southwest Florida with Captain Tyler Carner. He’s a third-generation, southwest Florida native who has been fishing these waters for 20 years. Let his experience and local knowledge guide you to a great day on the water!

His charter boat is a custom 24’ Southern Cross bay boat powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine. On board you will find the latest electronics, including Simrad GPS and Fishfinder, a Minn Kota trolling motor, and a 10’ Power Pole anchor system. Captain Tyler also offer Fly Fishing Charters on board his 2018 Hells Bay Skiff.

Pine Island Sound and the surrounding waters offer some of the finest sport fishing in the world. Whether fishing the mangroves for giant Snook and Redfish or off the beach chasing down the elusive Silver King, Capt. Tyler guarantees to put forth 100% of his efforts to ensure you have the most successful day of fishing possible.

Having fresh live bait is key to catching these big game fish. Capt. Tyler will be awake before the sun is up to catch the freshest live bait possible for your custom fishing charter.

You’ll be using the highest quality fishing equipment, with reels from Shimano spooled with Power Pro braided lines matched with Star Stellar Lite rods. Capt. Tyler only uses high-end rods and reels to give you the best chance of staying hooked up to that fish of a lifetime.

Indigenous Charters provides a fishing license and pickup service from waterfront facilities. You may keep your catch and Capt. Tyler will clean and fillet it for you.

Join him on the beautiful waters of southwest Florida for a day of fun and adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4hr Fly Fishing Inshore 2 person
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $550
    Capt Tyler specilizes in fishing the flats and backcountry for snook, redfish, and tarpon. You will be fishing out of a Hells Bay skiff built specifically for fly fishing the shallow waters of southwest florida. All gear and tackle provided
    Types of fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $550
    Spend 4 morning hours exploring Florida's shallow waters! You'll hook into the likes of Redfish, Snook, Trout, Flounder, Grouper, and more. A fishing license and top of the line gear are provided. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're ready to go.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $550
    Spend an afternoon on the water and chase a variety of inshore fish on this 4-hour adventure! You'll fish for Snook, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Top of the line gear and a fishing license is provided. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    6hr Fly Fishing Inshore 2 person
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $650
    Capt Tyler specilizes in fishing the flats and backcountry for snook, redfish, and tarpon. You will be fishing out of a Hells Bay skiff built specifically for fly fishing the shallow waters of southwest florida. All Gear and tackle provided
    Types of fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Combo Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $750
    Combo trips can do it all! Head out on a combo trip and experience everything Southwest Florida has to offer, from fishing for a couple of hours to shelling on some of the most private islands to stopping at one of the region's favorite lunch spots on the water, all in one day! Combo trips are the most family-oriented trips there is to offer and will satisfy everyone's wants. Mix and match to your preference and let the capt. know!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $750
    With more time on the water, you can catch more fish. Spend 6 hours fishing for Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Snapper, and more. A fishing license and quality gear are provided. All you'll need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    8hr Fly Fishing Inshore 2 person
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $900
    Capt Tyler specilizes in fishing the flats and backcountry for snook, redfish, and tarpon. You will be fishing out of a Hells Bay skiff built specifically for fly fishing the shallow waters of southwest florida. All gear and tackle provided
    Types of fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 7 - Jun 30
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $900
    This 4-hour trip is all about the Silver King! You'll be provided with state of the art equipment to up your chances at success. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and head out!
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Near Shore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $1,000
    Offshore charters offer a different experience. Hop aboard and head out to some local wrecks and reefs, targeting some of the most diverse fish the area has to offer. Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, and many more! Remember that offshore trips are weather permitted, so the captain will run it by the group before making any moves.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    8 Hour - Combo Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $1,000
    Combo trips can do it all! Head out on a combo trip and experience everything Southwest Florida has to offer, from fishing for a couple of hours to shelling on some of the most private islands to stopping at one of the region's favorite lunch spots on the water, all in one day! Combo trips are the most family-oriented trips there is to offer and will satisfy everyone's wants. Mix and match to your preference and let the capt. know!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
  • Private trip
    8 Hour - Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $1,000
    Take full advantage of the productive inshore waters and spend 8 hours fishing with Capt. Tyler! You'll hook into the likes of Redfish, Trout, Snapper, and Tarpon when in season. State of the art gear and a fishing license is provided. Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you're ready to go!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 7 - Jul 1
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $1,100
    Want to up your chances of hooking a Silver King? Give yourself a couple of extra hours on the water and put Capt. Tyler's top-notch gear to use to make it happen. All you'll need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Near Shore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 3 persons
    US $1,200
    Offshore charters offer a different experience. Hop aboard and head out to some local wrecks and reefs, targeting some of the most diverse fish the area has to offer. Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, and many more! Remember that offshore trips are weather permitted, so the captain will run it by the group before making any moves.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 7 - Jun 30
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $1,200
    Spend the day chasing Florida's most sought-after inshore species: the Tarpon. You'll spend 8 hours using Capt. Tyler's top-notch gear to make a dream catch happen. Bring drinks and snacks to keep your energy up and you're ready to go!
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 354 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Paul L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

INDIGENOUS CHARTERS...Definitely a best choice for a guided trip!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour - Inshore Trip on December 9, 2023
Captain Tyler took me and my four friends out for a great six-hour trip. We caught MANY large, speckled seatrout. Several exceeded...
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Jayme B.
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Must Do!

VERIFIED   6 Hour - Combo Trip on March 5, 2024
This fishing trip was more than we could have asked for! We caught so many fish! Captain Tyler is not only very knowledgeable...
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Joseph P.
Excellent
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Capt. Tyler knows where to find the fish and how to catch them!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on February 16, 2024
My 9 year old son and I fished with Capt. Tyler yesterday. We were on fish all day. Tyler moved quickly when the bite slowed...
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Dave B.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour - Inshore Trip on April 7, 2024
Our guide, Tyler Carner was a great guy, knowledgeable, on time and worked hard to put us on fish both days we went out with...
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Brent W.
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First timers, but not our last!!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour - Combo Trip (AM) on March 20, 2024
Our family had a great time. Tyler was a terrific captain and guide very professional and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about...
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FAQs about Indigenous Charters

Indigenous Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group - 4hr Fly Fishing Inshore 2 person (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 6hr Fly Fishing Inshore 2 person (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour - Combo Trip (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour - Inshore Trip (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 8hr Fly Fishing Inshore 2 person (8 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour - Near Shore Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour - Combo Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour - Inshore Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Near Shore (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Indigenous Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Indigenous Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Star Stellar Lite rods with Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (No charge for fillet )
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License (All licensing included )

Indigenous Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Indigenous Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Indigenous Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Tyler Carner
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
354 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2017
Captain Tyler Carner is a southwest Florida native with 20 years of fishing experience as well as an active duty member of the U.S. Coast Guard. There are few captains that can rival his experience on the water. He specializes in backcountry fishing, where he often targets Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Trout.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Southern Cross (Bay boat) originally built in 2023. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Star Stellar Lite rods with Shimano reels
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
No charge for fillet
Drinks
Water
Fishing License
All licensing included

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cape Coral to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
5 and up
You Keep Catch
For species that are in season
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Snook and Tarpon

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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