You can always expect outstanding service when Catchin’ Jiants is concerned. Their captains, C.J Floyd and Jordan Dunn were voted ‘‘Best Fishing Captain of Sanibel and Captiva Islands” for 3 years in a row (2019, 2020, 2021)! They invite you down to Sanibel to explore its fantastic angling opportunities in comfort and style. Both captains love fishing with kids of all ages, so bring your whole family and have a trip to remember!

Hop on board a 26’ Gillikin center console. This boat features plenty of fishing space for up to 6 anglers. A large, removable bimini top provides ample shade on hot summer days, and you can always expect the boat to be iced down so you don’t need to haul your own coolers on board. This vessel is also fitted with electronics, modern technologies, and the finest tackle.

The local backwaters are a top Tarpon fishing destination, and you can expect to have your skills put to the test when these fish make blistering runs and dance on the water with gill shaking jumps! These “Great Silver Kings” are often followed by an entourage of apex predators, including Giant Greater Hammerheads Sharks, Bull Sharks, and Tiger Sharks. Additionally, you can see many Dolphins, Manatees and birds in the area, which will make your trip even more interesting and fun!

Should you choose to head offshore instead, you’ll have a chance to hook into Redfish, Permit, Barracuda, Little Tunny, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, a variety of Rays, and the legendary Goliath Grouper—to name a few.

Customize your fishing adventure and let your captain know which species you’d like to target. From trolling to bottom fishing, handline, jigging, popping, and spinning techniques, Catchin’ Jiants can do it all.

Whichever fishing adventure you choose, you will be provided with everything you need for a successful and productive day on the water. All you need to do is just bring your own drinks and snacks.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    This trip is the perfect option for serious anglers looking to hook the Tarpon of a lifetime! You'll get to spend more time out on the water, which means you'll really up your chances of battling your very own Silver King. Up to 6 anglers can come aboard, but 4 can fish at the same time.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,250
    This 8-hour adventure allows for plenty of time to battle your own "Silver King", so come see what these waters hold! Up to 6 guests can come aboard, but only 4 lines can be in the water at once, so please keep this in mind if traveling with a large group.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    This eight-hour adventure is right what the doctor ordered. Bring your family and friends onboard and venture up to 25 miles out for Grouper, Barracuda, Little Tunny, Cobia, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,000
    Come and hook your very own "Silver King" on this 6-hour adventure! You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle and your fishing license. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard, but please be aware that due to local regulations, only 4 lines can be in the water at any given time.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    This trip can start as early as 8 in the morning. You will be exploring the beautiful waters of Sanibel. The list of your potential catches includes Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Little Tunny, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Customized (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 20 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Let the team customize your trip to meet your very specific needs. Spend the day the way you want. Fish close to shore, head to the nearshore waters and have fun. You can catch anything from Grouper to Little Tunny, Jack Crevalle, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Customized (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy some fine angling and customize your trip to meet your wishes. Fish inshore or nearshore, learn a new technique or master your cast. Target anything from Jack Crevalle to Redfish and Snook.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This afternoon trip will take you fishing the prolific waters of Sanibel, Florida. You will be checking the bite not too far from shore, going for Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Grouper, and many more.
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About the Captain

Catchin’ Jiants
Captiva, Florida, United States
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191 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2016
Our Captains know fishing to be "a way of life", "a pre-determined destiny, a calling" – "a VOCATION”. We will proudly do whatever it takes to ensure our islands fisheries are here for the generations to come. Capt. Jordan (dad to son Weston, 9 months) as well as Capt. CJ with his wife, Trisha (parents to Steele, 10 yrs) can’t imagine raising their kids anywhere other than on the water being able to provide the same opportunities they were given as children which both hold near and dear. Our Captains are reliable, safe, honest, loyal & daymakers! They love kids and enjoy teaching them. Catchin’Jiants puts their heart and soul into making every trip worth their name. Fishing is the heartbeat of our family and we carry our attitude of gratitude for your business and We absolutely love what we do!! You will feel like the only charter on the water as they aim to please and provide an unforgettable experience time after time for your family!!!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Hogfish Hogfish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custom Gillikin (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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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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Full day trip with CPT Jordan & Hudson

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 27, 2021
Amazing fishing trip comprised of gorgeous scenery among the islands of Captiva. Cabbage Key, and Pine Island. CPT Jordan was...
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3/4 day trip with Captain Jordan

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 25, 2021
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Four hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Customized (AM) on October 5, 2021
Our two teenagers, my husband and my dad had such a great trip. We did an 8am to 12pm trip and really appreciated the efforts...
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Half day morning trip with Captain Jordan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Customized (AM) on September 5, 2021
We are a family of four inexperienced fisherman. Captain Jordan made it fun for everyone. He was very patient, he answered...
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Best fishing trip ever!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 18, 2021
I would absolutely recommend this trip to any family member, friend, or acquaintance. Captain CJ is an excellent fisherman...
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FAQs about Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel

Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Customized (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Customized (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Tarpon Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Tarpon Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - Extended Full Day Tarpon Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (On as needed basis)
  • Fishing License

Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Hogfish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon