Cape Coral Fishing Charters

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Cape Coral: 318 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cape Coral

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape Coral, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Cape Coral

The average price for a private 4 hour Cape Coral fishing trip is US $486, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $742 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Cape Coral that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Cape Coral are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Cape Coral are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Cape Coral are:

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

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Cape Coral are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Cape Coral?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cape Coral are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $300
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $466
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $450
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $725
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $975
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,250

Fishing in Cape Coral

Home to more canals than anywhere else in the world, this Florida city is famous for its 400 miles of waterways and stunning scenery. In Cape Coral, fishing charters ready to take you on a great ride can be found with ease. With the Caloosahatchee River on one side and the Matlacha Pass on the other, freshwater and saltwater anglers alike will find everything they long for!

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, and Tilapia are great freshwater targets, as well as Carp and Alligator Gar. The numerous brackish canals running through the city are frequented by Tarpon, Catfish, Snook, and Redfish. Enjoy your day on the reefs targeting Snapper and Grouper, or keep going and the Gulf of Mexico will greet you with a myriad of opportunities! You’ll be battling some famous offshore species like Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, King Mackerel, and Cobia.

A half day trip is a great introduction to what the area has to offer, and booking a full day trip will maximize your chances of filling your bags. If you’re planning on heading further out from the shore, it’s best to book a full day or longer trip to make sure you have enough time to cover the grounds and have a good time.

Depending on what you’re up for, you’ll find a variety of fishing charters ready to cater to your needs. Up north, you’ll find great fresh and brackish water action, and the majority of saltwater charters depart from the docks on Caloosahatchee River, as well as Matlacha Pass. No matter where you go in Cape Coral, you can’t go wrong!

Rules & Regulations

Everyone fishing the waters of Cape Coral is required to have a license – freshwater or saltwater, depending on the canal. However, if you’re heading out with a registered guide on a charter boat, the licenses will be taken care of for you.

Cape Coral Fishing Seasons

January

Cape Coral is a hotspot for snowbirds, and with its relatively warm winter temperatures, it's easy to see why. Trout and Redfish are biting well on the flats. Otherwise, test your strength against a Goliath Grouper in the backcountry.

February

February is one of the coldest months of the year, and a lot of fresh and saltwater favorites will make the most of the warmer waters in Cape Coral's extensive canal system. Look for Snook, Sheepshead, and Largemouth Bass.

March

As the waters warm up, nearshore and offshore fishing improves. Cobia follow the current northwards past the local reefs and can be great fun to catch. Red Grouper move closer in and can be caught on full day trips.

April

Head to Fort Myers Beach and the back bays to catch the influx of Tarpon, which becomes the talk of the town. Hungry Snook, Trout, and Redfish emerge from their winter hideouts and cause mayhem in the backcountry and flats.

May

Tarpon fishing gets even better as they move northwards towards Boca Grande Pass. Watch out as anglers jostle to catch a Silver King 24/7. The local artificial reefs are bustling with Kingfish, Cobia, and Permit.

June

Temperatures get very hot during the day, and both fish and people tend to run for cover. Look for fish in the colder waters by creek mouths or head out to the flats to target Sharks. Offshore, the Snapper and Grouper bite is excellent.

July

This is the rainy season, and afternoon showers can come and go quickly but intensely. The best fishing is in the early morning when fish gather around jetties and piers. The offshore bottom fish bite remains very good. 

August

The fish can be lethargic in hot shallow water. Look for Snook on the flats as they travel towards the backcountry lakes, or try night fishing around deep channels and bridges in the Caloosahatchee River. Bottom fishing is good offshore.

September

September is the end of the rainy season in Southwest Florida, but there is a risk of hurricanes. The water temperatures are still hot, but cold fronts may start to appear. Look out for Redfish spawning at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. 

October

October is a transition month for fishing in Cape Coral. As the temperatures drop, Redfishing picks up. The tides are low, making flats fishing extra rewarding. At the end of the day, visit Florida's largest Oktoberfest.

November

The weather settles into its fall patterns. Cobia are migrating southwards back down the coastline, and Tarpon fishing comes to a close with the cold fronts. The Redfish bite is extremely good in the backcountry and flats.

December

This is a good time for inshore fishing – the waters are clear and January's cold fronts have not yet arrived. Catch Snook and Redfish if it's warm and big Trout if it's not. Get in the festive spirit at the Christmas Boat Parade.

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What anglers said about fishing in Cape Coral

Winter time can be a little slow with wind and target species being easy to find so just bear in mind what time of year it is when booking
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Winter time can be a little slow with wind and target species being easy to find so just bear in mind what time of year it is when booking
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
If younwant guided help and learning about what andcwherevto fish, do this boat tour first! We booked a 6 hour and it was not too long.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If younwant guided help and learning about what andcwherevto fish, do this boat tour first! We booked a 6 hour and it was not too long.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Not the most exciting harvest, but beautiful nonetheless. Cold weather makes the fish sluggish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not the most exciting harvest, but beautiful nonetheless. Cold weather makes the fish sluggish.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
We caught lots of fish. But from what I've heard when the water is warmer in the spring/fall the fishing is insane
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught lots of fish. But from what I've heard when the water is warmer in the spring/fall the fishing is insane
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
It’s a little different than fishing up north. I am used to fishing with J hooks and setting the hook. We used circle hooks and we had to learn to reel only and not set the hook. Captain Joseph did a great job teaching us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a little different than fishing up north. I am used to fishing with J hooks and setting the hook. We used circle hooks and we had to learn to reel only and not set the hook. Captain Joseph did a great job teaching us.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Weather temp in December is hit and miss but but if that doesn't bother you then this is the place to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather temp in December is hit and miss but but if that doesn't bother you then this is the place to go.
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Weather can be the factor most days but when it cooperates you’ll have a great day on the water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Weather can be the factor most days but when it cooperates you’ll have a great day on the water.
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Offshore fishing 60 to 70 miles out. 10 or 12hr trip will give you the best chance to catch the bigger fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Offshore fishing 60 to 70 miles out. 10 or 12hr trip will give you the best chance to catch the bigger fish.
Exit Strategy In/Offshore Charters
Exit Strategy In/Offshore Charters
Listen to the Captain. Deal with weather not behaving & you’ll catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain. Deal with weather not behaving & you’ll catch fish.
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Hire an experienced Captain like Mike Moran at Dragonfly Charters to guide you and put you on the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire an experienced Captain like Mike Moran at Dragonfly Charters to guide you and put you on the fish
Dragonfly Charters
Dragonfly Charters
I would recommend leaving early, or going in the beginning evening. It gets really hot out and the sun is brutal.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend leaving early, or going in the beginning evening. It gets really hot out and the sun is brutal.
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters Winchester, IN
I recommend a early morning trip while it is cool out. Also recommend a multi species trip so you can have a great day on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend a early morning trip while it is cool out. Also recommend a multi species trip so you can have a great day on the water.
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral SASSAMANSVLLE, PA
Get you a great charter with Reel Fishing SWFL CHARTER and go have fun and catch fish ! Lots of local fishing as well in the canals and spillways !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get you a great charter with Reel Fishing SWFL CHARTER and go have fun and catch fish ! Lots of local fishing as well in the canals and spillways !
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters Versailles, KY
When booking your trip, make sure you confirm the booking with the captain directly. Captain Scott Williams (from "Thrill of it All" charter company) confirmed the booking then canceled at the last minute leaving us to scramble to find a replacement charter. I'm grateful to Captain Roland Wilock of "Day Shape Fishing Charters" for taking us on such short notice and giving us a memorable experience. HIGHLY recommend Day Shape Fishing Charters.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
When booking your trip, make sure you confirm the booking with the captain directly. Captain Scott Williams (from "Thrill of it All" charter company) confirmed the booking then canceled at the last minute leaving us to scramble to find a replacement charter. I'm grateful to Captain Roland Wilock of "Day Shape Fishing Charters" for taking us on such short notice and giving us a memorable experience. HIGHLY recommend Day Shape Fishing Charters.
Day Shape Fishing Charters
Day Shape Fishing Charters Tenafly, NJ
Careful of the weather, as we had to move days due to storms, and ended up being on choppy water near the end of our trip making snapper fishing difficult.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Careful of the weather, as we had to move days due to storms, and ended up being on choppy water near the end of our trip making snapper fishing difficult.
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral Cape Coral, Florida
Plan a half day trip if you are taking your kids for the first time. This gives you plenty of time to catch multiple fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan a half day trip if you are taking your kids for the first time. This gives you plenty of time to catch multiple fish.
Maxed Out Charters 2
Maxed Out Charters 2 Powder Springs, GA
Always be prepared for changes in weather and conditions. Expect fishing and you’ll be satisfied. Especially fun when you never know what you might pull out of those waters.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Always be prepared for changes in weather and conditions. Expect fishing and you’ll be satisfied. Especially fun when you never know what you might pull out of those waters.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing Kelso, WA
Book with Captain Mike and Dragonfly Charters, He is knowledgable, friendly, a great teacher, and will work non stop to get you on fish. Great guy, great fisherman and Captain. We will be back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Mike and Dragonfly Charters, He is knowledgable, friendly, a great teacher, and will work non stop to get you on fish. Great guy, great fisherman and Captain. We will be back.
Dragonfly Charters
Dragonfly Charters Ludlow, MA
Great experience. I hadn't gone fishing in years. This experience made me realize what I've been missing
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great experience. I hadn't gone fishing in years. This experience made me realize what I've been missing
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing Coral Springs, FL
Spotted Seatrout fishing was great, but April 1st was a little early for Tarpon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spotted Seatrout fishing was great, but April 1st was a little early for Tarpon.
Jump On Charters
Jump On Charters Blaine, MN

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Cape Coral?

Fishology Fishing Charters
Fishology Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
This is the first time we've done a fishing charter in Florida before being from Minnesota and would definitely recommend booking with Craig at fishology. We caught a number of different species from, sea trout, snapper, snook, lady fish sheepshead, grouper. He had live bait all ready, fishing poles were all set and met us at an easy location we drive too
Shawn  S.
Shawn S.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
We had a wonderful time with Captain Joe. His boat was clean and comfortable. He was knowledgeable about where to take us, didn’t stay in one place long if we weren’t catching anything. Definitely booking with him again when we are in the area next year.
Wayne  M.
Wayne M.
All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters
All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
This was a phenomenal trip with a very good captain that knew everything he needed to know, and then some His boat was immaculate and powerful to get where we needed to go quickly . He was very patient with the new fisherman and helped both of us a lot .
Michael  C.
Michael C.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Our morning on the water with Captain Joe was terrific. He took us straight to the fish and made sure we were kept busy landing Tarpon, Snook, Jack and Sea Trout. Unfortunately the morning came to an end all too soon, but we will always have a fantastic memory of fishing in Florida. I would highly recommend Captain Joe, and will certainly book with him again if I get the chance.
Joe  S.
Joe S.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
My wife I and two young daughters had a very enjoyable time out with Captain Paul. He made us feel right at home on his boat. He was very accommodating and even taught us about the area and wildlife. We landed sea trout, jack crevalle, lady fish and pompano. Paul filleted the pompano for us. We ate them for dinner-they did not disappoint! Thanks Captain Paul for having us! We will see you next time!
Allan  K.
Allan K.
Day Shape Fishing Charters
Day Shape Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Captain Roland was very professional. He made sure everyone in our party caught a fish! He is an outstanding down to earth guy! Well mannered and kind hearted. We are definitely going to be coming back in a few months and telling our friends and family to book with him. Outstanding! From Buffalo, NY. Greg, Owen and Amanda
Amanda  S.
Amanda S.
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Super guy, super guide Andy put us on a variety of fish continuously at multiple locations Highly recommend Jon
Jon  M.
Jon M.
Feelin' The Mojo Fishing Charters
Feelin' The Mojo Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Captain Sean was great. He put us on fish and gave instructions on techniques to use. Great trip.
Timothy  B.
Timothy B.
Feelin' The Mojo Fishing Charters
Feelin' The Mojo Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Sean is knowledgeable, personable and can put you on fish. He knows where to find the different species. He was even able to get dolphins to follow the boat. I would recommend.
Jenni  M.
Jenni M.
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
If you are in south Florida and want to go fishing. Reach out to Captian Andy Santana with Hooked4life Charters. Had a fantastic full day on the water catching many fish. Thank you Captain Andy! Jerry
Jerry  H.
Jerry H.
Changes in Latitude Charters
Changes in Latitude Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(371 reviews)
We did the 3/4 Day and from the first spot to the last spot we caught fish. Captain Brian was fun, knowledgeable, and we will be back. If you are looking to catch fish don't look anywhere else!!!
Gary  M.
Gary M.
Spangler Adventures - Cape Coral
Spangler Adventures - Cape Coral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Captain Alan was awesome! Knew where to find the fish and was so personable and attentive to our whole group! Would highly recommend Spangler Adventures !
Rebecca  P.
Rebecca P.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Didn't catch a lot of big fish, but had lots of bites and smaller ones to reel in. Sea trout was what our son wanted to catch, and we did. We did take home some filets to cook. Captain Paul was very knowlegeable about the area, history and the birds and fish! We got an eco tour in addition to the fishing. A beautiful day on the water.
Steve  S.
Steve S.
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Captain Andy showed us all around North Captiva island and everything in between. Tough day on the water given wind and the season but he still put us on some Sheepsheads, Snook, and a couple other fish. He was adamant about staying after it and being patient. Our small group had a great time and I would definitely recommend him to others when looking to book a charter in the area.
Jw  S.
Jw S.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Best guide ever, put us on fish while we enjoyed the dolphins around us, our grandkids were sooo excited!!!
Stephanie  O.
Stephanie O.
Feelin' The Mojo Fishing Charters
Feelin' The Mojo Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Capt Sean was knowledgeable and very capable. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks Captain.
Robert  E.
Robert E.
Indigenous Charters
Indigenous Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 reviews)
We had a great time! Enjoyed Tyler educating us on the different fish and techniques. Caught some unique fish. Will definitely come back again!
Chip  C.
Chip C.
Day Shape Fishing Charters
Day Shape Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Capt. Roland was a really nice man. Had a lot of fun facts and took us straight to the fish. Totally enjoyed the trip.
Michael  J.
Michael J.
Changes in Latitude Charters
Changes in Latitude Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(371 reviews)
We booked the morning and afternoon time slots as there where eight of us wanting to fish. Brian was fantastic, he was patient with our first time fishers and was a great guide and captain. Our boat was catching fish and others around us where not! Everyone had a great time and I would highly recommend Changes in Latitude Charters. We caught some beautiful spotted ocean trout (had them for supper) and even a puffer fish.
Kerry  P.
Kerry P.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
My Son In-law and I had a great trip with Capt. Joe on Feb 22nd, he continued to move to make sure we were always on the fish. Look forward to booking with him again.
Kurt  S.
Kurt S.

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