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4.9 / 5
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Captiva
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
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5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Sanibel
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Excellent
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Captiva

According to customer reviews, Thrill Of It All – Captiva, Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva, and Floridaze Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Captiva, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Captiva.

The average price for a private 4 hour Captiva fishing trip is $549, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $883 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Thrill Of It All – Captiva, Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva, and Floridaze Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Captiva.

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

The waters around Captiva are an inshore angler’s dream, with mile after mile of sandbars, mangroves, narrow passes, and shallow flats. Captiva fishing charters specialize in dominating this murky backcountry, guiding groups to the huge range of inshore species the area is famous for. The angling action here is enough to keep the whole family entertained, making it a popular choice for anglers of all skill levels.

These waters are so rich that you can cast your lines pretty much anywhere and expect a good fight. Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Tarpon all battle for space around Captiva and can be caught every month of the year. Head offshore, and you’ll find Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Kingfish, and other super-sized freezer-fillers.

One of the many great things about Captiva Island is that you don’t have to travel far to find world-class fishing. Half day trips will allow you to try sight fishing the local flats or go bottom fishing at the nearby honey holes. Extended trips can even let you try both! If you’re determined to go offshore, nothing shorter than a full day will do, since the best spots all require quite a boat ride. 

Shielded from the Gulf, Captiva’s charter fleet resides at various marinas found along the island’s eastern coast. However, for anyone looking for a good place to start the search for a charter, the marinas at the north tip of the island should satisfy. From here, you’ll be seconds away from both the Redfish Pass and the Pine Island Sound.

 

Rules & Regulations

There’s little you need to worry about if you’re planning on spending your trip aboard a charter boat. All registered Florida fishing charters cover fishing licenses for everyone on board and are very familiar with all the relevant season dates and bag limits. If you’re going on your own, however, be sure your information is up to date as these are all subject to change.

Captiva
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27739 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January is a great time to visit Captiva Island. Low temperatures and long low tides make ideal conditions for chasing tailing fish. The dry weather will also be a blessing offshore, where you'll find a variety of species of Grouper and Snapper, as well as some monster Kingfish.

February

Head out onto the flats to battle monster Snook, Redfish, and Speckled Trout and enjoy hours of shallow-water fun. Head offshore, and you'll get the chance to hook Red, Black, Gag, and Goliath Grouper, as well as Amberjack, Barracuda, King Mackerel, and more.

March

Temperatures slowly start to creep up in March, hitting 80 degrees in the middle of the day. Under the water, things are also heating up. The spring Cobia migration rolls into town and Snook and Redfish both start showing up in bigger and bigger numbers.

April

Large numbers of migratory Tarpon start showing up in April. They join the permanent population to give you even more opportunities of hooking one of these awesome fish. That's if you can escape the huge numbers of Trout who crowd the shallows this time of year.

May

The Ding Darling Annual Tarpon Tournament offers serious competition in a stunning setting. Battle Silver Kings worthy of the throne in this incredible nature reserve. If offshore action is more your thing, you'll find plenty of big Snapper and Grouper patrolling the reefs.

June

June is the start of the wet season in Southwest Florida. Brave the weather and the high humidity and you will be well rewarded, though. Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and Redfish all peak this time of year, so pack plenty of sunscreen and get ready for some awesome battles.

July

The annual Fourth of July Parade marches through nearby Sanibel, with plenty of activities and entertainment for the whole family. Otherwise, escape the crowds and head out for some great fishing. All the regulars are here plus Mangrove Snappers, Tripletail, and more.

August

High rainfall can make offshore charters unfeasible during the hot summer months but you will always find some action inshore. Low tourist season means plenty of room to fish, too. August is the last chance to catch the huge migratory Tarpon Captiva is famous for.

September

Summer shows no sign of leaving in September. Average highs of over 90 degrees and heavy rains don't make for the best fishing conditions. Get out early, though, and you can enjoy a calm morning before the clouds roll in. Target Redfish, Trout, Permit, Snook, and more.

October

A sharp drop in rainfall opens up offshore opportunities in October. That's just as well, because the reefs are swarming with Snapper and Grouper just begging for a bait to drift their way. The fall Cobia migration also rolls into town this time of year, which you won't want to miss!

November

There's a lot to be thankful for if you're visiting Captiva in November: cooler weather, less rain, and none of the crowds that high season brings. Add to that some great fishing from the shallowest flats to the deepest reefs and this could well be the best time of year to visit.

December

If you're looking to escape the cold winter weather and celebrate the festive season in style, Captiva Island is a dream destination. The reefs are packed with tasty fish and the calm flats make for perfect sight casting. No wonder it's such a popular destination.

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Heat can affect your catch .. best if you you are aware of the moon ? cycle best around full moon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Heat can affect your catch .. best if you you are aware of the moon ? cycle best around full moon
Michael  E.  M.
Michael E. M. Dallas, TX
When the water starts warming up in mid-February, our Captain says more species of fish are active.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When the water starts warming up in mid-February, our Captain says more species of fish are active.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Madison, CT
It’s HOT. Helps if you have some kind of shade. Fishing in Captiva is great year round, but better in the cooler months!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s HOT. Helps if you have some kind of shade. Fishing in Captiva is great year round, but better in the cooler months!
Aimee  M.
Aimee M. Miami, FL
Take a fishing charter captain, they know where the fish are and what bait to use.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a fishing charter captain, they know where the fish are and what bait to use.
Dominick  M.
Dominick M. Jeannette, PA
Great fishing unfortunatly snook is out of season but I always live the catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing unfortunatly snook is out of season but I always live the catch
John  H.
John H. Valrico, FL
Caught a 150+lb tarpon, jack cravelles, lady fish, snook, redfish, spanish mackerel, trout, bluefish, mangrove snapper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Caught a 150+lb tarpon, jack cravelles, lady fish, snook, redfish, spanish mackerel, trout, bluefish, mangrove snapper.
Randy  O.
Randy O. Arlington, Texas
Come wiht an open mind, don't set your goals too high, otherwise you could dissapoint yourself on a slow day. We were having a good time catching baitfish, then got blown away when we went out to catch sharks!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Come wiht an open mind, don't set your goals too high, otherwise you could dissapoint yourself on a slow day. We were having a good time catching baitfish, then got blown away when we went out to catch sharks!
Tiffany  F.
Tiffany F. Fort Myers, FL
Sanibel is a great place to fish. Of course, like anywhere, it's important to learn what's biting that month and the best way to catch your targeted species. When in Rome...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sanibel is a great place to fish. Of course, like anywhere, it's important to learn what's biting that month and the best way to catch your targeted species. When in Rome...
Kurt  F.
Kurt F. New York, New York
From previous experience fishing in January can be very good, but we had a very windy day with a lot of rough chop and a south-easterly wind.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
From previous experience fishing in January can be very good, but we had a very windy day with a lot of rough chop and a south-easterly wind.
Anthony  D.
Anthony D. Penfield, NY
Highly recommend it. The water was crystal clear. Friendly locals and great food. What more is there to ask for. Cant wait to come back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend it. The water was crystal clear. Friendly locals and great food. What more is there to ask for. Cant wait to come back.
Amarilys  P.
Amarilys P. Cape Coral, Florida
Captiva is a great location for kids to go fishing. Lots of options and plenty of good fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captiva is a great location for kids to go fishing. Lots of options and plenty of good fish.
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. Fort Myers, FL

Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Great morning , got our limit and learned a lot. Great captain and great equipment . 5 stars
George  K.
George K. Bellevue, KY
Spangler Adventures – Captiva
Spangler Adventures – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Brand new boat, great equipment and great captain and guide. Would book again and again .
George  K.
George K. Bellevue, KY
Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva
Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
We came down to Captiva with two families. The other dad and I, along with our three boys, all under 10, had a great experience with Captain John! It was hot, which may have hurt us a little in our fishing, but we still caught a lot of sea trout, some catfish, some snapper and grouper, and Captain John was great in conversation and in patience with our young sons. Would definitely recommend!
Charlie  P.
Charlie P.
Spangler Adventures – Captiva
Spangler Adventures – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
CPT Alan read the boat perfectly, interacting with 4 teenagers and myself and my wife perfectly. He put us on fish immediately and we caught far more than we kept which resulted in 3lbs of the most amazing snapper ceviche and trout and snapper tacos to feed 13, and a few leftovers. Two thumbs up for CPT Alan.
Todd  J.
Todd J. Atlanta, Georgia
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
We caught a mixture of fish, we could have caught snook all day! Really enjoyed bending reels and the captain was knowledgeable about where to catch fish. It was a good time and definitely recommend.
Christopher  K.
Christopher K.
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Great Captain, very accommodating, knowledgeable of the waterways and where to find fish. Worth the trip.
Rich  R.
Rich R. Land O' Lakes, FL
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Cody is very knowledgeable. All three of us got an Inshore Slam: Redfish, Snook and Sea Trout. Great time! Will go out with them again.
Tommy  H.
Tommy H. Cape Coral, Florida
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
My daughter and I booked a trip with Capt. Dayron who took us out on a half day excursion. The man did not disappoint and provided everything needed to fish around the island. Would definitely recommend 😉👍
Greg  Q.
Greg Q. Lehigh Acres, Florida
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
Captain Dayron knew exactly where we needed to be with the heat being unusual making it a tough bite. Provided terrific options and advice to enhance the catch . 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Michael  E.  M.
Michael E. M. Dallas, TX
Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva
Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
We were able to schedule immediately and he even helped us accommodate all our family! It was a great experience and we had a wonderful dinner of trout and mackerel…11 total! Highly recommend 💙
Amanda  L.
Amanda L. Pembroke Pines, Florida
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
My kids had a blast. My son caught a massive Redfish and my little boy caught a spotted sea trout. My husband caught a bluefish and they saw dolphins and many other things. Great time with Cody for sure
Jamie  C.
Jamie C. Princeton, LA
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
It was so fun out on the boat. The captain was spectacular and a get person to hang around. He ultimately made the trip super fun. We got to see a lot i different wild life like dolphins, sharks, and manatees while fishing! Overall a great trip and will do again.
Josie  R.
Josie R. Zimmerman, MN
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
As soon as we got to the first spot we started catching fish. Excellent half day out on the water and great experience!
Erik  J.
Erik J. Maumee, OH
Spangler Adventures – Captiva
Spangler Adventures – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Great time by all, All 4 of us caught fish. Super time on the water. Captain was a hospital host. Fantastic trip. !!!!!
John  T.
John T.
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Great day on the water with Capt. Cody! Solid boat and equipment, more importantly Capt Cody was very personable and obviously has a passion for fishing and being out on the water. He took us to some great fishing spots where we caught a lot of fish. Overall a great trip and I’d highly recommend Capt Cody. Will definitely fish with him again the next time we are in SW Florida.
Glen  L.
Glen L. Miami, FL
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
We had such a great time with Captain Dayrun! He was so good with our 9 and 11 year old kids! He knew all the right places to fish and we quickly switched to a new spot if the fish weren’t biting. Everyone caught plenty of fish. He was great with our relatively novice crew. Highly recommend. Thanks Dayrun!
Ethan  E.
Ethan E. Atlanta, Georgia
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Spent two days with Scott taking us to all the good spots to fish. Highly recommend him as your captain.
Butch  L.
Butch L. Cincinnati, OH
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Great fishing trip. Scott was a great captain and guide. I highly recommend this trip.
Steve  W.
Steve W. Sandy, UT
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
We couldn’t have asked for a better fishing trip! We saw a huge bull shark, many dolphins, a sea turtle, another shark, CAUGHT a shark and a stingray, a spider crab, and many many catfish, snook, snapper, and trout! Scott was amazing. So knowledgeable about every single species we saw or caught, very accommodating, friendly, and professional! The boat was super clean and filled with drinks, snacks, and bait! Highly recommended!! 🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟
Marggie  D.
Marggie D. Apollo Beach, Florida
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Top Slot Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
Dayron gave us a great experience. Spent extra time with us when we started catching fish.
Cory  L.
Cory L. Saint Michael, MN

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