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4.8 / 5
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Bonita Springs, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Bonita Springs

The average price for a private 4 hour Bonita Springs fishing trip is $486, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $637 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Bonita Springs that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Bonita Springs provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Bonita Springs are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $375
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $560
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,000
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $855

Bonita Springs is located on the southern end of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve. With miles of shoreline and mangrove forests, the bay is a prolific inshore fishery. Add easy access to several nearshore and offshore reefs, and you’ll begin to see why Bonita Springs fishing charters offer so much variety!

Estero Bay provides a year-round home for many exciting inshore species. The lush mangrove forests serve as a hatchery for Snook and hold a population of resident juvenile Tarpon. In addition to these, you’ll also hook into other inshore favorites such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, and more.

Inshore fishing, however, is just one part of what Bonita Springs has to offer. Stillwater enthusiasts will be pleased to know that you can fish for Peacock and Largemouth Bass if you explore the freshwater canals. These trips are a great option for windy days.

Those looking for more of a challenge may want to hit some of the nearshore reefs and wrecks. Along the reefs, you can find delicious Tripletail, Grouper, and Snapper, as well as tough-fighting Sharks, Barracuda, and Cobia.

Half day trips will allow anglers to get a great taste of the inshore waters. You’ll usually fish the Estero Bay or the brackish Imperial River, making these trips perfect for families or beginners. If you’re interested in fishing the deeper waters, setting aside a few extra hours will give you time to hit the M.A.Y. and GH reefs.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing aboard a saltwater fishing charter, you won’t need a fishing license, but anglers above the age of 16 will need one when targeting freshwater species. Many species are heavily regulated, so make sure to get informed on the current regulations before setting out.

Bonita Springs
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 27939 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The start of the year is a great time for Spotted Seatrout. Targeting Redfish can also be productive during this period. Pulling crab pots nearshore could put you on some Tripletail.

February

It’s still too cold for Snook to show up, but you can get plenty of Sheepshead this time of year, especially near Big Hickory Island.

March

This is when the waters will finally start to warm up, and they’ll usually be in the high sixties. Plenty of big Seatrout, Redfish, and Spanish Mackerel are yours to find.

April

April is when Snook arrive in large numbers, and it’ll stay that way right up until October. Guides will start doing Snook night trips around this time.

May

Around May, Tarpon might start showing up in local waters in bigger numbers. If so, do your best to hook the Silver King and experience the fight of a lifetime.

June

Summer is probably the best time to fish in Bonita Springs. The waters are filled with everything from Tarpon to Snapper, and you may find Sheepshead lurking around the passes.

July

The Snook bite is still running strong in the heat of summer. Fishing the nearshore reefs may hook you up with some Grouper and Snapper too.

August

If you’re lucky, there still might be some stubborn Tarpon that have stayed in the area, but even if that’s not the case, great fishing can still be had both inshore and offshore.

September

As the waters continue to cool, you can expect Redfish to show up in much larger numbers, while Sharks are making their way closer to inshore waters.

October

This is when fish start to migrate south for the winter, but it’s still a great time to target Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Trout, and more.

November

Early winter is when Tripletail and Cobia start popping up, so get ready to do some trolling for absolutely delicious fish.

December

Redfish and Trout are huge in the backwater, while you can find a good number of Grouper, Snapper, and Sheepshead over at the reefs.

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Absolutely!! My first time fishing salt water & it exceeded my expectations
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely!! My first time fishing salt water & it exceeded my expectations
Baylee  M.
Baylee M.
I have fished here for a couple years and depending upon the season there is always a great mix of fish. Bring sunscreen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I have fished here for a couple years and depending upon the season there is always a great mix of fish. Bring sunscreen
Josh  F.
Josh F.
Had a great time but it certainly was hot!! Would like to try the same thing during the fall or spring.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a great time but it certainly was hot!! Would like to try the same thing during the fall or spring.
Juliet  B.
Juliet B. Punta Gorda, Florida
A half day was a good experience, we were on fish about every stop, Capt Fred did a great job. June is rainy, and can be hot. The 1/2 day was good.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
A half day was a good experience, we were on fish about every stop, Capt Fred did a great job. June is rainy, and can be hot. The 1/2 day was good.
Jack  A.
Jack A. Southington, CT
The hotter and sunnier it is, the better you can see the peacock bass in the freshwater canals. I was told they spawn in the heat of the summer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The hotter and sunnier it is, the better you can see the peacock bass in the freshwater canals. I was told they spawn in the heat of the summer
David  A.
David A. Wheelersburg, OH
Fish the flats and mangroves in estero bay with Living the dream charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish the flats and mangroves in estero bay with Living the dream charters.
Gary  T.
Gary T. Bourbonnais, IL
It was hot so be ready for it. bring plenty of water, big hat and plenty of sun screen(before you get in the sun).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was hot so be ready for it. bring plenty of water, big hat and plenty of sun screen(before you get in the sun).
Randy  B.
Randy B. Miami, FL
Bay and inland ocean fishing is great because it is not so weather and wind sensitive as deep sea fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bay and inland ocean fishing is great because it is not so weather and wind sensitive as deep sea fishing.
Bruce  H.
Bruce H. Naples, Florida

BonitaFish Charters
BonitaFish Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain Eric was great finding a few spots that led my family to get a bunch on the line. Had a lot of fun and enjoyed the dolphins hanging around us at each spot. Can’t wait to call him again next time we’re down
Carlo  C.
Carlo C.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1
Just Livin The Dream Charters 1
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Captain Jeff of “just livin the dream charters” was awesome. First class treatment from beginning to end. If you want to charter a fishing trip while visiting Naples Fl or the surrounding area, look no further
Steve  B.
Steve B.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
This fishing trip was so memorable, the whole family had a great time! Captain Christy is very knowledgeable about fishing the area. Not only did we learn a lot but she took us to many spots and we caught fish in all of them, a huge variety too! Captain Christy was upbeat, patient, and encouraging through the whole trip while captaining the boat, baiting hooks, taking fish off, she is remarkable. Go on a fishing trip with "Livin the Dream" you'll be happy you did!
Lisa  K.
Lisa K.
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Captain Ellison was the best! We caught just about every fish he said we would & had the greatest time. Will definitely be back next time I’m in Florida & would 10/10 recommend!! Thankful I came across his charter.
Baylee  M.
Baylee M.
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(247 reviews)
If you’re looking for a great, reliable, easy going local guide that knows his way around you have found him! Hit a couple places and landed them all. And the price was on point! Would definitely book again
Josh  F.
Josh F.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Great experience; Captain Christy was a delight and extremely knowledgeable.
Mike  S.
Mike S.
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(76 reviews)
We had a great time and we’re really well looked after by Capt Ellison who choose some beautiful places to fish and helped us with our lines. An amazing day out
Pip  M.
Pip M.
Tango Down Fishing
Tango Down Fishing
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
The trip started out pretty well, as we were able to land five snook in one spot, but then it slowed down as the time passed. Still, I got a good time with Duke and he recommended coming during the day, so I shall the next time I am in the area. Not sure when that is but it will be much later when things warm up again. Definitely would recommend as if you do a trip with Duke, you support our veterans.
Drew  P.
Drew P.
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Everything was fantastic! we had a great time on the water catching fish. The captain took us to some of his secret spots to fish. And was super helpful with teaching our group and helping our little guy to fish. Very family friendly and highly recommend.😁
Keith  J.
Keith J.
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Enjoyable morning on the water. Unfortunately was too choppy to stay offshore but headed inland and caught tons of Snook and some Redfish. Captain was very helpful and knowledgeable. Overall a great time, looking forward to next time!
Lisa  D.
Lisa D.
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Just Livin The Dream Charters 2
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Could not say enough positive comments about our trip . Best ever, highly recommend . Cpt. Christy was outstanding . best trip ever
Pat  C.
Pat C.
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(247 reviews)
10/10 will book again with this experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly captain. We enjoyed our trip. He knew some awesome spots and you can tell that Captain Fred really puts in the effort and thought to ensure you get the most out of your experience. -Billy
Billy  K.
Billy K. Odessa, FL
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(247 reviews)
The three of us booked the 4 Hour Peacock Bass Trip with Capt. Fred on Sep 19th and had a great time. Captain was very professional & knew where and when to get the fish. He even supplied a Bonus Tarpon! Would definitely use Captain Fred again!
Steve  B.
Steve B.
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Ellison,hit limit on speckled trout,tried for grouper,showed us some nice sights in Estero bay,definitely recommend him for fishing,very professional
Julio  B.
Julio B. Miami, FL
Tango Down Fishing
Tango Down Fishing
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Weather worked against us, but Capt Duke put me on some trout. Very knowledgeable captain and familiar with the the waters. I highly recommend an outing with Capt Duke - he was a pleasure to be with and was willing to share his knowledge for a great fishing experience.
Tim  R.
Tim R. Maple Heights, OH
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(247 reviews)
Great time on the water with Captain Fred. Super knowledgeable and great teacher. Will book again when in the area.
Kevin  F.
Kevin F. CONCORD FARR, TN
Saltyhookfishing Charters
Saltyhookfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Capt. was professional, friendly and attentive. He was good with my son and his friend and made them a priority which was the most important part of the trip for me. The boat and tackle was in great condition, comfortable and got us to some Snook and Trout right off the bat. Look up Capt. Torrey for a fun day of fishing.
Drew  O.
Drew O. Belle Isle, FL
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Captain Cribb toured us around for hours, put us on top of fish at EVERY secret spot, took pics for us, and schooled us the finer points of fishin, castin, baitin. He told funny stories all the while, and even filleted our catch at end of trip. We couldn’t have made a better pick for our inland fishing excursion! We will definitely get down this way another time….may even plan our next trip just to do it all again…but ONLY with Captain Ellison!
Darren  S.
Darren S.
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
We’ve done shark fishing before, but nothing like this! We won’t do anyone else but Ellison!!! They were amazing, we were hands on, and they taught us a lot! Amazing personalities, made it so fun! Totally ? worth it!!!
Marci  R.
Marci R. Milford, IN
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fred Gowdy Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(247 reviews)
Fred Gowdy did a great job of putting us on fish! Would recommend to anyone who gets the chance to go!
Robert  M.
Robert M.

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