Cape Coral Fishing Charters

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Cape Coral Fishing Charters

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Cape Coral: 310 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 $489, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $895 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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cape Coral are:
  • 1-hour fishing trips – $200
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $478
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $450
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $722
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $943

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 27959 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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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.
Christopher  C.
Christopher C.
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.
Chris  R.
Chris R.
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
Salvatore  C.
Salvatore C.
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
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

Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
We went fishing today with Captain Joe. Joe loves being on the water, and knows where the fish are. We got briefed on what to, and what not to, expect. We had a great day. I lost count on how many species we boated! Saltwater fish fight way harder than their freshwater counterparts. Debby caught every fish! That’s the fish story, anyway.
Debby  R.
Debby R.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Great fishing experience. We all caught fish. He knew where the fish were. Good sense of humor. Will go again when family here again. Thanks Joe!
Paula  C.
Paula C.
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Was a awesome trip out! Tons of fish and many species as well! Definitely. Memorable for our group and everyone loved it!!. Definitely recommend going with him again!!
Nick  T.
Nick T.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain Paul took my family out fishing yesterday. We did the 5 hour trip, and we had such a great time. We caught over 50 fish (pompano, trout, ladyfish, blue fish, jack crevalle). Captain Paul was very nice, knew a lot about the area, professional and accommodating. His boat was clean, and had everything we needed. I highly recommend going out with Captain Paul if you’re looking for a fun fishing trip!
Jennifer  C.
Jennifer C.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Thank you Captain Paul for making my son’s birthday! We caught plenty of spotted trout and lady fish!
Holli  F.
Holli F.
Dragonfly Charters
Dragonfly Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Captain Mike was patient knowledgeable and alot of fun. Going to book again with him in February.
Gregory  J.
Gregory J.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Had the boat for a half day trip. Caught some fish but most were too small or not in season. Lost a possible keeper to a piling and another to a dolphin but a really nice trip nonetheless!
Ricky  D.
Ricky D.
Dragonfly Charters
Dragonfly Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Mike is so good I'd like to keep it a secret. Best Saltwater fly fishing guide I've had in over twenty years saltwater fly fishing. Conditions were tough due to a cold front with Snook and Redfish very spooky. But we kept at it and started to catch plenty of Snook as sun came out and water warmed. Mike was as excited as I was seeing fish and then starting to land them. Lovely guide to fish with and I would throughly recommend you book him.🚣‍♂️🎣🐟
Ramon  O.
Ramon O.
Baited Hook Fishing Charters
Baited Hook Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
We didn’t have the best weather but we had a good time fishing - with a great Captain. We did catch fish unfortunately we didn’t catch any keepers the day we went out but that’s part of the fishing trip experience!
Kirk  S.
Kirk S.
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Captain Miguel knows where to go to have a great trip. My boys and I had one of the best trips ever! Highly recommend
Jeremy  D.
Jeremy D.
Baited Hook Fishing Charters
Baited Hook Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Boat was nice and Captain Mike was great. He took us to 5 or 6 different spots to fish. The 4 of us in my group caught about 30 fish in 4 hours. Would definitely repeat.
Eric  H.
Eric H.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Captain Joe was a great guide and knows the local waters. We were catching when others weren’t. Very personable great guy great guide highly recommend.
David  S.
David S.
All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters
All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
From the first minute to the last minute, Al had us cranking and bending rods all day long! He knows where to go, and what bait to use! Top-notch experienced overall just doesn’t get any better! Highly recommend!
Ellis  G.
Ellis G.
Blind Date Charters
Blind Date Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Fishing started a little slow due to the tides. Captain was relentless in the search of fish and ultimately put us on some of the biggest Pompano I have ever seen. Also learned we could eat puffer fish and the captain cleaned all the legal fish for us to have a tasty dinner!
Seth  S.
Seth S.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
He was really great with my kids and we caught a lot of fish. Would definitely go again!
Dustin  W.
Dustin W.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Great time! Caught multiple species of fish. Will book another trip next time in Cape Coral. I did the 4hr trip, however I recommend the 6hr trip for perfect amount of fishing due to motoring to different fishing holes.
Craig  F.
Craig F.
Dragonfly Charters
Dragonfly Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Captain Mike is a gem! My son and I had an absolute blast! Lots of fish, lots of laughs! All around GREAT day! Highly recommend!! (even though my son out-fished both of us) 🎣
Dave  A.
Dave A.
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Best 4 hours of fishing in my life. We had three of us who each cought at least 25 fish a piece. Captain Miguel was the best Charter Captain that we have ever used. Not only were we catching fish all day but several times all three of us had one on at the same time. We Cought Reds, Sheepshead, Grouper and even a puffer fish. Thank you Captain Miguel for being such an awesome Captain and a totally classy guy.
Jeff  P.
Jeff P.
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Andy took myself and my family out on a foggy morning to his secret fishing hole. Great day.
James  S.
James S.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain Paul was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We caught several different species of fish including a stingray. We also spotted dolphins and A pair of Roseate Spoonbills. We thoroughly enjoyed the day!
Debbie  D.
Debbie D.

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