Captiva

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Captiva Fishing Charters

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Captiva: 295 fishing charters available

Thrill Of It All – Captiva

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captiva
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trips from $500

Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captiva
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trips from $500

Make A Wake – Captiva Island

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Captiva
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trips from $600

Catchin’ Jiants

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(124 reviews)
Captiva
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Catchin’ Jiants - Sanibel

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(106 reviews)
Captiva
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Santiva Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(106 reviews)
Sanibel
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trips from $500

Capt Charlies Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(32 reviews)
Sanibel
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trips from $550

Catchin' Jiants – North Captiva Island

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(15 reviews)
Captiva
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Spangler Adventures – Captiva

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captiva
trips from $600

Nauti Knots Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captiva
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trips from $700

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Captiva

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Captiva fishing trip is $578, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $866 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Captiva that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Captiva 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 Captiva are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Captiva are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $626
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $910
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,040

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 25065 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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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
A guide and/or charter fishing is well worth the money and the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A guide and/or charter fishing is well worth the money and the experience.
George  M.
George M. Cleveland, OH
If it's your first time fishing these waters, I would recommend a knowledgable guide. I would go with Captain CJ with Catching Jiants charters. He made our first time fishing here epic!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it's your first time fishing these waters, I would recommend a knowledgable guide. I would go with Captain CJ with Catching Jiants charters. He made our first time fishing here epic!
Matt  T.
Matt T. Allen, TX
Stay well hydrated, and make sure you apply sunscreen before getting there. Relax and enjoy yourself! The fish are strong, and it's exciting. Have a great time, and schedule with Captain CJ on the Catchin' Jiants!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay well hydrated, and make sure you apply sunscreen before getting there. Relax and enjoy yourself! The fish are strong, and it's exciting. Have a great time, and schedule with Captain CJ on the Catchin' Jiants!
Cindy  S.
Cindy S. Hallandale Beach, FL
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
Relax, enjoy and always remember your worst day of fishing is still better than your best day at work!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax, enjoy and always remember your worst day of fishing is still better than your best day at work!
Alison  T.
Alison T. Brandon, Florida
Bring that extra sweatshirt or jacket - it’s cool when you’re zipping across that open water!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring that extra sweatshirt or jacket - it’s cool when you’re zipping across that open water!
Diana  S.
Diana S. Fort Myers, Florida
Definitely. My hubby is a keen.fisherman, today was my first , so glad Captain CJ could keep me right allowing hubby to enjoy his day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely. My hubby is a keen.fisherman, today was my first , so glad Captain CJ could keep me right allowing hubby to enjoy his day
Anne  O.
Anne O. United States
We happened to book a day when there was one one Tilden which adversely affected the fishing but we still got into some great fish catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We happened to book a day when there was one one Tilden which adversely affected the fishing but we still got into some great fish catching.
Dean  B.  H.
Dean B. H. Cape Coral, Florida

Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 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
(65 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
(65 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
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Took a family trip, 3 kids, 5,7,15. We had a great time. Scott was super nice and helpful. He helped all the kids and kept them as interested as they could be. He was very knowledgeable about the area and different species we'd catch. We caught quite a few snapper and trout. After our trip, Scott fileted the fish for us to cook back at the resort. Highly recommend Capt Scott!
Stephanie  W.
Stephanie W. Strongsville, OH
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
It seemed like Scott was good with kids based on pictures and reviews. That’s why I picked him for our charter.he was great with the kids. He did an incredible job taking us to the fish and we had an awesome time and caught plenty for dinner.
Ross  S.
Ross S. Arvada, CO
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Our trip with Captain Scott was awesome! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the fish and where to go to ensure we had some great catches. The snapper and redfish kept us busy! I would highly recommend a trip with Captain Scott. We’re already looking forward to seeing him again next year!
Caroline  B.
Caroline B. United States
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had a great trip and are looking forward to going with Captain Scott again. The only draw back was that the upfront money paid was NOT for the Captain... So there is that. But will definitely use Thrill of it all again!
Kevin  D.
Kevin D. Sevierville, TN
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain Scott was excellent guide and put us on the fish. Very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommend!
Jacob  M.
Jacob M. Okeechobee, FL
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
It was an awesome trip with an experienced, knowledgeable captain! He put us on tons of fish and was super friendly, 10/10 overall!
Joanie  T.
Joanie T. Orange Park, FL
Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island
Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Had an amazing time fishing with Captain Wyatt! He was super accommodating to make sure we caught fish and had a great time. He knew spots to take us and we appreciated all he did. Highly recommend.
Jessica  W.
Jessica W. Tampa, Florida
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We had a fantastic day with Cody. We were hooking fish within the first 30 seconds of throwing in a line! Our son who’s 10 said he had the best day of his life. Cody is very familiar with the area. Waterways, wildlife and where the fish are!!! When we come back next year Cody will be our first call!!
Steve  B.
Steve B. Miami, Florida
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
I definitely recommend captain Cody. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and went out of his way to make it a good trip.
Bryan  R.
Bryan R. CARNES CROSSROADS, SC
Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva
Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
My family and I enjoyed our morning trip with Captain John! Nice, clean and equipped boat. We managed to get 6 fish we could take back and caught many more with the help of Captain John. We visited 4 or 5 locations with a fun speedy trip to each location. Ended our trip with a big sea trout we had for dinner!
David  H.
David H. Woodbine, MD
Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island
Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(52 reviews)
Captain kept the lines tight and was flexible to meet our needs/requests. Great trip overall!
Spencer  N.
Spencer N. Jacksonville, FL
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain Scott took my daughter and boyfriend out for their first fishing trip. They got to see a hammer head shark and caught our dinner. Great experience.
Chris  G.
Chris G. Buford, GA
Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva
Locked In Fishing Charters–Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Great day on the water. Caught monster snook and redfish. Would go again.
Bill  B.
Bill B. Cocoa, FL
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Make A Wake – Captiva Island
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Captain Cody was a very knowledgeable guide. He put us on several different species of fish and got me my first Snook. My seven year old son went with us and had a blast. I would definitely recommend booking with him.
Harrison  H.
Harrison H. Abilene, TX
Blue Line Fishing Charters LLC
Blue Line Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Booked a 4 hour trip and we caught a few trout and a snook. Only regret is that we didn't book the full day! Had a good time though, I would definitely recommend.
Savannah  C.
Savannah C. Gastonia, NC
Sir Reel Fishing Charters LLC
Sir Reel Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Logan was an awesome captain and super fun and chill vibe the entire time! He put us on some fish and made sure we were having a killer time! Took us where ever we asked to go and kept our lines baited at all times! For sure best captain Iv had on a fishing trip, I will 100% be booking him again! Boat is perfect size!
Jonathan  R.
Jonathan R. Gilbert, SC
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Thrill Of It All – Captiva
Fishing charter in Captiva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had the best day out with Captain Scott - great for families-so easy and so fun! He knows what he’s doing and makes the trip super fun!
Dana  M.
Dana M. Roswell, GA

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