Flats Fish’r Charters - Sanibel

Sanibel Causeway
Sanibel FL, United States

Flats Fish’r Charters provides guided inshore fishing trips to all anglers, from old hands to those just starting out. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Captain Blake knows how to conduct a satisfying fishing trip for those who fish with him.

Blake’s boat is a 17 footer, outfitted with navigational electronics such as GPS and Fishfinder, with enough room to take 3 anglers fishing with him. Although he specializes in fly and conventional fishing, particularly sight casting for Snook, Captain Blake also offers a variety of other water-based activities, such as wildlife tours, lunch cruises, and shelling excursions.

As for fishing, Captain Blake tackles the backcountry waters of the Island of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers and Pine Island Sound. A body of water this large is best explored on paced longer trips. His common targets include game fish that Southwest Florida is famous for, such as Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, the Silver King (Tarpon), and many others that make fishing in these waters a year-round event.

Captain Blake provides tackle for both the conventional spin fishing, as well as fly fishing. Live bait and lures are included in the price, as is cleaning and bagging your catch following the fishing trip. Cold bottled water is also included, and guests are free to bring their own drinks. Fishing licenses are taken care of by the Captain for all his passengers. The only things you absolutely need to bring are sunglasses and a smile.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 750
    up to 3 persons
    The best way to explore every nook and crevice in Sanibel. Take your time and explore the islands of Sanibel, Captiva, and the backwaters of Pine Island Sound. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 3 persons
    If you want more time to explore the islands and backcountry, then this is the trip for you. Look out for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and more. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Eco Cruise - NO FISHING
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    For those looking to take a break from regular fishing, Captain Blake offers guided shelling, Dolphin and Manatee excursions. See what else the waters of Sanibel have to offer. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    There's nothing more relaxing than a short fishing trip in the afternoon. Fish the best spots for Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Redfish and more. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    When going flats fishing, shorter trips can also be very productive. Fish for Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Redfish and more. Captain Blake's your man if you're up for some spinning or fly fishing. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Eco Cruise - NO FISHING
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    Fishing is not all Sanibel has to offer, you know. Captain Blake offers guided shelling, Dolphin and Manatee excursions on his “Rolls Royce of Flats Boats.” Departure times are negotiable.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Egret (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Blake Matherly
Sanibel, Florida, United States
Member since August 2014
12
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Captain Blake got hooked on fishing with his dad as a young boy, and never looked back. With more than 30 years of experience behind him, he's become a real expert in the craft and is always willing to pass on the knowledge he's learned. Light tackle fishing in shallow waters is his specialty and favorite pastime, be it regular spinning or fly fishing.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 88%

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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100%
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Thomas Johnson
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Blake

VERIFIED   April 17, 2018
My husband and I had the best fishing time with Capt. Blake.  He’s a top notch professional fishing guide. ...
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Jeff Camp
Auburn Hills, Michigan
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 11, 2018
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Michael Gigliotti
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Many Trips with Captain Blake

March 21, 2017
I have fished about 10 times with Captain Blake and I can safely say that he is my favorite fishing guide I’ve ever fished...
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 5.00
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Full Days and Half Days with Capt. Blake

April 18, 2017
I have been fishing with Blake for years & it has always been an awesome experience.  We have always targeted snook...
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Naples, Florida
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October 20, 2017
I’ve been on many charters over the years and since we found Captain Blake we have only used him. The total experience...
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