Inshore Excursions LLC - Sanibel

Inshore Excursions takes you out on inshore fishing trips around Sanibel, FL. Known for its sand beaches that hoard sea shells from the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel has a lot to offer to people going around its inshore and nearshore waters as well.

Fishing here is great year round, especially if you’re fishing for Redfish, Snook or Spotted Seatrout. Tarpon are more prominent in springtime and summer, but you won’t miss a lot whichever day you choose to come. There are several hotspots to explore, including Tarpon bay, as well as various flats that lie towards the Matlacha Pass.

Captain Mike is a local angler who has grown up in the area. He has fished these waterways countless times, and knows how to navigate around them. On his 19’ Mako flats boat, Mike can access some of the spots that might not be that accessible to big boats, which means you will have a lot to explore. The boat is powered by a 90 HP Mercury engine, has a trolling motor and a live bait well, stores life jackets, and is rigged with the navigational electronics. Up to two anglers can come onboard. The boat is stable and can move well around these waterways.

Once you hop onboard, Capt. Mike will take you around for some fine inshore fishing. You will mostly be using live bait, but at request, artificial lures can be used. Both will be provided onboard, along with the gear. Fly fishermen are welcome to join the chase and try to get the fish to go after the fly.

As for the things you need, pack some food and refreshments, bring a hat, sunblock, and sunglasses. Put on comfortable clothes and footwear, pack your camera, and you’re good to go. Captain Mike will be more than glad to welcome you onboard, regardless of your skillset. He will supply the fishing gear, and will also take care of the fishing license.

If you’ve fished here before and want to explore a bit further around the area, check out where Capt. Mike departs from. Scroll down and click on his name to learn more.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    This trip will give you a lot of time to explore the waters off Sanibel. Bays, flats, and meandering mangrove shorelines are your course, with Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and Trout your main targets. You will get the fishing gear. Capt. Mike will gladly accommodate anglers of all levels. Pack food, drinks, bring along sunscreen, a hat, shades, comfortable clothes and footwear, and a camera. The trip is great for experienced anglers or more bold fishermen who want to have their whole day out on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    Sanibel has many lucrative fisheries to explore. This morning trip is a great start. To get to know these waters, Capt. Mike will take you out around these waterways. You will be targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and others. The trip is suitable for novice anglers or minors. The gear is supplied onboard, so get your cap, camera, sunscreen, and shades, and come prepared to fish. The captain will provide the license, all you've got to do is enjoy the moment and try to get the fish to bite.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    Sanibel fishing spots offer nice fishing in the afternoon hours as well. If you want to get Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and other species, Capt. Mike will help you out. You will join him on his flats boat and explore these fisheries. The trip is suitable for less experienced anglers or kids. The gear is provided onboard. Pack a cap, camera, sunscreen, and shades, and come take part. The captain will provide the permit, all you've got to do is enjoy the moment and try to get the fish to bite.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Redfish
Sheepshead
Snook

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mak (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sanibel to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal

About the Captain

Michael Grispo
Sanibel, Florida, United States
Member since August 2016
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Captain Michael runs fishing trips around the inshore waters of Florida. With starting points in Matlacha, Cape Coral, Bokeelia, Sanibel, and Captiva, Capt. Michael can customize your inshore fishing experience to be a memorable one. You will be joining him in search of the fish that inhabit these productive fisheries. Captain Michael knows the area well and can accommodate anglers of all levels of expertise. 'I have had a love for fishing my entire life and I enjoy sharing it with others while making a good living.'
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Response rate: 100%

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4.84
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Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jeff T.
Fort Myers, FL
 5.00
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Full day trip with Capt Mike Grispo

VERIFIED   May 17, 2019
I am an experienced fisherman, so I insisted on using artificial lures. We threw topwater and swimbaits for a while. We saw...
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VERIFIED   NEW  June 25, 2019
I would definitely recommend a trip with Captain Mike!  Great guide!  Fun and personable!  We picked an extremely...
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Big Lake, Minnesota
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VERIFIED   April 6, 2019
I am an avid fisherman, both freshwater and salt - I have fished many charters over the years. Captain Michael was very confident...
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April T.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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VERIFIED   February 19, 2019
We had a great time. Captain Mike was a great host for our trip. Made sure we stayed on the fish all day. I would highly recommend...
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Shawn L.
Miami, FL
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VERIFIED   July 4, 2018
My son and I went out with Mike in the morning and the fishing was slow, but Mike did an excellent job trying to get us on...
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