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 250 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.

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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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.
  • 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
    $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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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!
  • 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
    $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.
  • 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
    $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!
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About the Captain

Tyler Carner
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
333 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 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

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
Drinks
Water
Fishing License

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 Fort Myers to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
For species that are in season
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Snook and Tarpon

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 331 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Timothy G.
Saginaw, MI
Excellent
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3/4 day trip with Capt Tyler

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 24, 2022
We had a great experience with Captain Tyler. Everything was top shelf, from the boat, rods and tackle, bait, and most of all...
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Trevor S.
Duluth, MN
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Tyler

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 22, 2022
Best charter fishing experience I’ve ever had. We’ve been doing charters with other captains for 5 years, and from now...
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Matt C.
Fairport, NY
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3/4 Day Trip with Captain Tyler

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 24, 2022
Mentioned I was an experienced angler looking to catch some bigger snook and redfish and we did just that. Landed multiple...
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Hal A.
New York, NY
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5.0 / 5
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Tarpon fishing with captain Carner

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing on June 18, 2022
He took us to the perfect locations. We saw literally hundreds of tarpon breaking the surface. Thrilling and inspiring sights....
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Ronald C.
Magnolia, TX
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6 hour trip with Capt. Tyler

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 10, 2022
Captain Tyler provided an EXCELLENT adventure.  Our first request was to help us put some fish on our dinner table..  We...
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FAQs about Indigenous Charters

Indigenous Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $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
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

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

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

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