Cape Coral

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Cape Coral Fishing Charters

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Cape Coral: 304 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cape Coral

According to customer reviews, Dragonfly Charters, Send It Charter Fishing, and Day Shape Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape Coral, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Cape Coral.

The average price for a private 4 hour Cape Coral fishing trip is $488, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $874 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Dragonfly Charters, Send It Charter Fishing, and Day Shape Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cape Coral.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Redfish, and Mangrove Snapper. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Heavy Tackle. Inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27708 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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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.
Isaac  A.
Isaac A. 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.
Matthew  R.
Matthew R. 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 !
Randall  S.
Randall S. 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.
Michael  C.
Michael C. 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.
Robert  D.
Robert D. 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.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. 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.
Randy  S.
Randy S. 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.
Michael  W.
Michael W. 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
John  V.
John V. Coral Springs, FL
Take a guide out and learn. The fishing was not difficult to learn if you have any type of fishing background
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a guide out and learn. The fishing was not difficult to learn if you have any type of fishing background
Christopher  K.
Christopher K. Seymour, CT
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.
Pat  M.
Pat M. Blaine, MN
Just come with an open mind. Fishing here is different than where we're from. Different fish, different tackle, etc. Listen to your captain and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just come with an open mind. Fishing here is different than where we're from. Different fish, different tackle, etc. Listen to your captain and have fun.
Wesley  B.
Wesley B. Albion, NY
Expect to catch plenty of reds , specs , snook & tarpon that are showing up .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect to catch plenty of reds , specs , snook & tarpon that are showing up .
Josh  P.
Josh P. Hillisburg, IN
Read up on your fish, hood the bottom and get ready to jerk, reel and eat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Read up on your fish, hood the bottom and get ready to jerk, reel and eat!
Andrew  P.
Andrew P. Willow Street, PA
Get in touch with jump on charters and Captain Benny. You will be very happy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get in touch with jump on charters and Captain Benny. You will be very happy
Scott  C.
Scott C. Shawnee Hills, OH
So many different fish to catch. Just cast your pole in and you will get a bite in no time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
So many different fish to catch. Just cast your pole in and you will get a bite in no time
Stephanie  L.
Stephanie L. Batavia, OH
Fishing Booker is a great place to start. Read the reviews...make sure they are recent. Do some research of what's in season (if you want dinner!) And pick one and go with it...! You will most likely get a knowledgeable Capt. with great fishing experience. Cheers!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing Booker is a great place to start. Read the reviews...make sure they are recent. Do some research of what's in season (if you want dinner!) And pick one and go with it...! You will most likely get a knowledgeable Capt. with great fishing experience. Cheers!
David  L.
David L. Macomb, MI
Find a good Captain and hope for the best. A nice day on the water beats a lot of alternatives.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good Captain and hope for the best. A nice day on the water beats a lot of alternatives.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Grapevine, TX
Call your captain ahead of time before booking - so much depends on the tides.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call your captain ahead of time before booking - so much depends on the tides.
Blake  P.
Blake P. Midvale, UT
As firsttime Cape Coral fishermen in December we enjoyed the comfort of the larger boat we booked.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As firsttime Cape Coral fishermen in December we enjoyed the comfort of the larger boat we booked.
Will  T.
Will T. Palatine, IL

Dragonfly Charters
Dragonfly Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Captain put us on the tarpon we were trying to catch we just couldn't keep em on the line! Great trip! Will be returning! Took us around site seeing as well. Very knowledgeable able the area!
Christopher  P.
Christopher P. Alva, Florida
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Great day , very nice a d professional. Was extremely By the book with fishing and conservation rules and laws which we appreciate very much .Would definitely recommend Capt Joe.
Mark  D.  L.
Mark D. L. Fort Myers, FL
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
The captain was excellent great equipment and in fish the whole time would go back and fish with him again thank you for a wonderful day
Mike  S.
Mike S. Gunnison, CO
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
We went out with Captain Miguel on a Saturday afternoon and had a great time! We will be back again.
Andrea  D.
Andrea D.
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(185 reviews)
This trip was a highlight of our vacation from New England! Our trip with Captain Paul and first mate Pete included myself, my husband, our three kids (23,13,9) and my mother. Normally my daughters take quite a while to warm up to people, I was shocked at how quickly they liked and talked with these two gentleman! We caught fish, swam, learned about the area and saw tons of dolphins. It was an amazing day and I highly recommend chartering with them!
Sara  M.
Sara M. Orange, VT
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(117 reviews)
Captain Miguel took us on a hunt for snook and shark while catching over 25 sea trout. Two keeper trout and a mangrove snapper. Captain was very knowledgeable and helpful. Saw manatee, shark, dolphin.
Doug  H.
Doug H. Plymouth, MI
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
Capt. Miquel. Was fantastic!! Put us right in fish from the 1st drop. Was very helpful and went above and beyond helping my 13 year old cousin! I would definitely book with him again and recommend him to everyone!! Great Job Capt.!!
Michael  L.
Michael L. Cape Coral, FL
Jump On Charters
Jump On Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
My son and I had such a great day out with Captain Benny. We hit multiple destinations and caught SO MANY fish! All different kids, too. There was never a dull moment- we were constantly catching and baiting and casting and FIGHTING those big fish! Captain Benny was great- super helpful and even knew lots of local history. I HIGHLY recommend this company and Benny. He even kept us out an extra hour at no charge b/c we found a spot with GIANT fish that were biting. A real class act!
LAURA  F.
LAURA F. Fort Myers, FL
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
This was our second trip with Captain Miguel. We had a great time. The trip was mainly for our grandchildren (aged 9 and 10), and Captain Miguel was extremely attentive to the youngsters, teaching them to cast, baiting their hooks, and providing appropriate commentary about the fishing and area. I look forward to booking future trips with him. Highly recommended!
William  D.
William D. Fort Myers, FL
Jump On Charters
Jump On Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
What a fantastic day. Capt Benny had us on fish all day and great with my lad. I would highly recommend Benny knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you
Steve  J.
Steve J. Lehigh Acres, Florida
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
What a great trip. Pushed back due to rain but that didn’t stop us. We were in great areas for fishing and were able to add a couple hours as well. Great trip.
Nathan  G.
Nathan G. Pittsfield, MA
Captain Catch'Em
Captain Catch'Em
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Great morning fishing Captain Isaiah put us straight on the fish. Best part of the trip my sons face when he hooked a Tarpon and lost it though. I would highly recommend Isaiah good Captain and worked hard to teach my son. Thanks for a great morning!!!
Steve  J.
Steve J. Cape Coral, Florida
Jump On Charters
Jump On Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Excellent half day with Captain Benny. Lostcoynt of fish caught. Would highly recommend.
Jeremy  M.
Jeremy M. Le Claire, IA
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
We took a short morning trip with Miguel and Brad. They found a spot and put us on some fish really quickly. They helped us bait and and cast and regaled us with plentiful fisherman stories. Great guys, fun to talk to; experienced and professional. We had our two kids (12 & 10) and Granny with us - Fun for the whole family!
Mike  I.
Mike I. Grand Blanc, MI
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(185 reviews)
Captain Paul and his first mate Pete were simply fantastic. They were so accomodating to us. We loved their knowledge of the area, fishing spots and conversations. Can’t wait to join them again.
Martha  F.
Martha F. Neenah, WI
Exit Strategy Offshore Charters
Exit Strategy Offshore Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with these guys ! Captain really went the extra mile actually 100 miles in total to make sure we got our catch ! Thanks Again
Kaleb  S.
Kaleb S. Cape Coral, Florida
Jump On Charters
Jump On Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Benny is a great Captain, great experience, time flew!! Price was as good as the experience.
Alex  J.
Alex J. Holmes, PA
All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters
All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Captain AL did his best to put us on fish all morning long. We didn’t get into any huge battles but did catch a couple of trout large enough to provide dinner, which AL filleted for us. The previous night was a super moon, and the day was exceedingly hot (in the mid nineties as we headed back in at noon!) and we still managed to reel in scores of fish! We would book this again, thanks captain AL!
Gary  A.
Gary A. Rockford, Illinois
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Captain Joe was excellent at finding good fishing spots, fun to talk to, and great at helping up set up and unhook gosh. He also cleaned the fish we kept for us. We caught a big variety of fish including a couple of sharks; saw dolphins and manatees along the way. Overall excellent experience and captain. Would recommend.
Whitney  G.
Whitney G. Miami, Florida
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Captain Paul's Yacht Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(185 reviews)
It was a great day on the water with Caption Paul. Our family has been going out on his boat for years and we’ve never disappointed. This time Caption Paul went the extra mile to help celebrate my granddaughters birthday.
Linda  E.
Linda E. Coon Rapids, MN

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