Spangler Adventures - Captiva

Spanglers Adventures offers an incredible range of trips designed to let groups enjoy every aspect of this incredible shallow-water playground. Charters range anywhere from two to 10 hours, running at times to suit you to make sure you have the best experience possible.

Spend the morning exploring the local waters and learning about their incredible wildlife and history in a sightseeing tour or grab a rod for an awesome inshore fishing trip, targeting Snook, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Tarpon, and Sharks.

Up for something a little bigger? Goliath Grouper are about as big as they come, with monsters weighing well over 100 pounds patrolling the local bays. Captain Alan specializes in targeting these massive brutes and runs trips going after the biggest and meanest out there.

No matter what you do, his 23’ Carolina Yachts center console is the perfect place to do it. She features modern Garmin electronics and a brand new Minn Kota trolling motor, which lets you get deep into the skinny waters and right on top of the fish.

The vessel was built in 2018, making her one of the newest and most reliable boats around. Her ample space and high sides make her great for family groups, while her tall tower and all-round fishability is great for more experienced anglers looking to sight-cast the flats.

Whether you want the fight of your life or a relaxing day out, Captain Alan will work with you to build your perfect trip. All Spanglers Adventures charters come with ice, water, bait, and quality fishing tackle. Just show up, jump aboard, and you’re ready for an awesome day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Spend the whole day on the water, fishing the local sandbars, grass flats, and shallow bays for a huge range of inshore species. The variety of fish which inhabit these waters is simply staggering: Speckled Trout, Redfish, Tarpon, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Snook – the list just keeps on going!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Goliath Grouper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    If the idea of battling a 100-plus-pound Grouper in a few feet of water send chills down your spine, this is the trip for you. Forget Sharks, Goliath Grouper are the real monsters in these waters, and this trip will get you on the very biggest out there.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Goliath Grouper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Spend the afternoon battling monster Goliath Grouper in the shallow bays around Cape Coral. These are some of the biggest and most impressive fish around, and this is one of the best places in the world to catch them.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    With a couple more hours on the water, you can hit a greater range of habitats to target an even more diverse range of species. Alternatively, you can head straight to the most productive areas around and fill the boat with enough fish to feed an army.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Spend the morning fishing the local sandbars, grass flats, and shallow bays in search of the huge Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and more which inhabit this angler's paradise.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Head out for an afternoon of awesome fishing, targeting the incredible range of species which call this area home. Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Trout can all be found here, as well as Permit, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and various species of Shark.
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About the Captain

Alan Spangler
Captiva, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
104 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2017
My passion for fishing began when I was a child. I played baseball throughout the week and always looked forward to fishing on the weekends with my dad. As I got older my love for fishing grew. My first job was working at a local bait and tackle shop. I then saved up enough money for my first boat in high school. I started guiding family and friends to catch fish and I knew from that point I wanted to pursue my own business as a charter captain. I took classes to earn my master captain's license. Since then I have been very fortunate with my business. Every day I look forward to sharing my passion with my customers and in the process we create memories that last a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina Yachts (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy 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
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 4.5% fee.

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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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Brad A.
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Half Day trip with Captain Alan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats (AM) on April 22, 2021
We had a great day fishing with Captain Alan!  It was our families first trip to Florida and picked Spangler Adventures for...
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OUTSTANDING 6-hour trip with Captain Alan Spangler!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats on July 29, 2021
Captain Alan was terrific!  During our six-hour inshore trip we caught DOZENS of fish including lots of snapper, grouper and...
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Excellent 6 hour trip with Captain Alan

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats on March 2, 2021
Our family of five had an excellent day on the water with Captain Alan! Started off with some near shore fishing and were catching...
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Awesome trip with non-stop action

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats (AM) on February 6, 2021
We went out of Captiva Island on a foggy and cool morning and Captain Alan suggested an inshore trip over backcountry snook\redfish. ...
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Great Half Day trip with Captain Alan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats (PM) on March 24, 2021
We had a great trip with Captain Alan.  He picked us up at the Bayside Marina at South Sea and got us on fish very quickly. ...
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FAQs about Spangler Adventures - Captiva

Spangler Adventures - Captiva offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Goliath Grouper (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Goliath Grouper (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Inshore/Flats (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Spangler Adventures - Captiva, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (65 gallon livewell)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Brand New Minkota Ulterra Automatic Deploy )
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Spangler Adventures - Captiva include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Eupro rods, Florida fishing products reels)
  • Live Bait (Prepared ahead of the trip.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Cooler on board with ice and waters )
  • Fishing License

Spangler Adventures - Captiva offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Spangler Adventures - Captiva offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (Goliath grouper fishing )
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Spangler Adventures - Captiva include:
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout