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
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 7 - Jun 30
    $1,100
    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!
  • 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
    $950
    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
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    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
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 7 - Jun 30
    $750
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    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 (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    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.
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About the Captain

Tyler Carner
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
262 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) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

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
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 Fort Myers to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Keith B.
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Half day in shore trip with Captain Tyler

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 25, 2021
From the moment we met captain Tyler we knew we chose a good charter. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, made us...
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Half Day Trip - 4 hrs - 8:00am to 12:00

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 1, 2021
We used Capt.Tyler /Indigenous Charters last year and had a blast. Booked him again for this year and he did not disappoint...
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Half Day Inland

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 21, 2020
Tyler was amazing. If you are looking for a guide in Fort Myers area you must book with Tyler at Indigenous Charters. The...
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Half Day in December - Great day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 18, 2020
Captain Tyler was awesome. We happened to schedule on a chilly day and he reached out to help with scheduling so we could avoid...
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Kevin L.
Fort Myers, FL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Tyler

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 6, 2020
Looking for a charter? Well look no further! We needed a charter for my brother in law coming to town and stumbled upon Captain...
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FAQs about Indigenous Charters

Indigenous Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,100 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