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

The average price for a private 4 hour Fort Myers fishing trip is $525, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $755 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Fort Myers that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Fort Myers are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $350
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $532
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $733
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $918

Hop aboard a Fort Myers fishing charter for some of the best fishing Florida has to offer! Located on the stunning Caloosahatchee River, with Charlotte Harbor and the Estero Bay within easy reach, it’s easy to see why Fort Myers is an inshore fisherman’s paradise. The Matlacha Pass and the Pine Island Sound are at your fingertips, and Gulf waters are a short boat ride away.

If you’re looking for a Backcountry Slam (catching Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout in a day) you’ve come to the right place! The shallow waters are home to Tarpon as well, which is a true Fort Myers staple. A half day trip will give you enough time to explore these shallow waterways, or you can opt for a specialized trip targeting a specific species like Tarpon or Sharks.

The waters around the reefs and wrecks of the Gulf get pretty deep – and the deeper the water, the bigger the fish! Visit them for a chance to battle big Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. Make sure to book a trip that will have you spend a full day or longer on the water in order to really maximize your chances of breaking some records.

To enjoy this prolific fishery, hit the docks of the Caloosahatchee River at Fort Myers Shores for your pick of charters ready to take you out. You can also head to the nearby Punta Rassa or Fort Myers Beach where there’s never a shortage of charters.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re planning on hiring a professional charter, you don’t have to worry about the fishing license, as the captain will provide it for you. Since there are specific regulations when it comes to certain species, hiring a reputable guide is the best way to ensure you’re fishing legally.

Fort Myers
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Enjoy southern Florida's mild winters on a January fishing trip in Fort Myers. Look for Trout and Redfish on the open flats and backcountry. Stone Crab season opens, inviting Tripletail around the marker buoys for a great light tackle fight.

February

Trout fishing remains very good, with Snook becoming more active towards the end of the month. The local reefs are home to tasty Sheepshead, giant Black Drum, and Gator Trout.

March

March in Fort Myers is a transitional month. Cobia start to appear around the local reefs, Permit can be found, and Red Grouper are caught offshore. Watch out for Spring Break crowds and windy weather.

April

April sees the gradual beginning of the Tarpon season, as the Silver King starts to move to the back bays and Fort Myers Beach. There is great topwater action on the flats and backcountry, with Gag Grouper, Cobia, and Permit nearshore.

May

Tarpon fishing really starts to heat up, with large schools congregating in about 20 feet of water about one to three miles from the coast. Snook gather on the beaches. This month is all about variety with great action nearshore too.

June

The weather starts to get hot and the rainy season sets in until September. Mid-day fishing concentrates on colder waters by creek mouths or targeting Sharks on the flats. Offshore, Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia are biting.

July

The weather gets even hotter, making fishing best around the jetties and piers early in the morning or in the channels and passes later in the day. Tarpon is migrating northwards but still very much available from Fort Myers.

August

Fishing for Snook and Tarpon starts to taper off around the beaches, although Snook may be caught on the flats as they travel towards the backcountry lakes. 

September

Fort Myers becomes less crowded in September as families take the kids back to school and hurricanes threaten. Water temperatures are still warm, so look for deep holes and shade, targeting Redfish, Snook, and Trout.

October

The main focus for Fort Myers fishing in October is Redfish. Big ones. They start to spawn in inlets and river mouths at this time of year. Sight fishing on the flats is exceptional, thanks to very low tides. Cobia starts coming south again.

November

The Redfish spawn continues, with excellent fishing available. Temperatures gradually start to drop, remaining extremely comfortable for fish and anglers. Big Trout start to show up on the flats and the Snook are getting fat.

December

With weather in the mid 70s and clear beaches, it is easy to see why winter is the high season for fishing in Fort Myers. This is the start of winter fishing, with flats fishing being phenomenal for Redfish, Trout, and Snook.

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Great if you’re not looking to target a big fish but want to catch a lot everyone caught 10+ fish in our short 4 hour trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great if you’re not looking to target a big fish but want to catch a lot everyone caught 10+ fish in our short 4 hour trip.
Tyler  H.
Tyler H.
Make sure to bring sunscreen and water. Good sunglasses and a sunshirt is also recommended.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to bring sunscreen and water. Good sunglasses and a sunshirt is also recommended.
Connor  S.
Connor S.
Fishing in Fort Myers was amazing. I’ve been fishing many times and fishing there was one of the best experiences I’ve had.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in Fort Myers was amazing. I’ve been fishing many times and fishing there was one of the best experiences I’ve had.
Rick  D.
Rick D. Potomac, MD
Florida is always tricky when it comes to the weather. But if you get the chance to fish I would highly recommend it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Florida is always tricky when it comes to the weather. But if you get the chance to fish I would highly recommend it.
Ronald  K.
Ronald K. Lake City, FL
Hot but fun - great way to spend a morning to.relax and forget about work :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hot but fun - great way to spend a morning to.relax and forget about work :)
Carl  M.
Carl M. Fort Myers, Florida
Great experience, calm water and plenty of fishing spots. Capt. Charles Fishing Charter is the man to see...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience, calm water and plenty of fishing spots. Capt. Charles Fishing Charter is the man to see...
Eric  K.
Eric K. Frankfort, OH
Request Capt Dillon at salt water excursion as your guide, he works really hard to make your trip a good one memorable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Request Capt Dillon at salt water excursion as your guide, he works really hard to make your trip a good one memorable.
Calvin  F.
Calvin F. Bristow, OK
If your fishing in the Ft Meyers area in the spring stay around the Mangroves as they are plenty of fish to be caught and a large variety active!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your fishing in the Ft Meyers area in the spring stay around the Mangroves as they are plenty of fish to be caught and a large variety active!
Paul  S.
Paul S.
Sun screen and a great attitude. Can't get down if you aren't catching fish. Just keep at it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sun screen and a great attitude. Can't get down if you aren't catching fish. Just keep at it
Adam  A.
Adam A. Appleton, WI
Look at the fishing reports for the time of year you are planning on coming to select a target species
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at the fishing reports for the time of year you are planning on coming to select a target species
Scott  W.
Scott W. Tampa, FL
Do your homework and get the right captains. Read the reviews and ask questions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your homework and get the right captains. Read the reviews and ask questions.
Erick  B.
Erick B. Highland Charter Township, MI
Get out on the water with one of the many very professional captains and give it a try. Truly a memorable experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out on the water with one of the many very professional captains and give it a try. Truly a memorable experience.
Brien  S.
Brien S. Minneapolis, MN
Book the whole 8 hour trip, so you have a better chance of catching more fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the whole 8 hour trip, so you have a better chance of catching more fish.
Bryan  Y.
Bryan Y. Auburn, ME
Spend the extra money and use a guide to learn the techniques for each species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spend the extra money and use a guide to learn the techniques for each species.
Terry  D.
Terry D. Fort Myers, Florida
Charter a trip with someone who knows the waters first. You'll learn a lot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a trip with someone who knows the waters first. You'll learn a lot.
Elizabeth  H.
Elizabeth H. Glenview, IL
Watch the weather patterns and try to get a few warm days in a row to make the snook more active. Still early forTarpon and the normally reliable sea trout are still recovering from the red tide last year so maybe next year might be better it you prefer that species. We had a great time catching lady fish when the water temps dipped and put the snook off their feed. Be prepared for some wind this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather patterns and try to get a few warm days in a row to make the snook more active. Still early forTarpon and the normally reliable sea trout are still recovering from the red tide last year so maybe next year might be better it you prefer that species. We had a great time catching lady fish when the water temps dipped and put the snook off their feed. Be prepared for some wind this time of year.
Jon  S.
Jon S. McLean, VA
Try the inland fishing in the shallows to site fish along the Mangroves, you never know what may be leaving in the shadows of each cast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try the inland fishing in the shallows to site fish along the Mangroves, you never know what may be leaving in the shadows of each cast.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Ringle, WI
Look over the available trips, read the reviews carefully, check out the local fishing web sites to see what is running and be aware of the weather and conditions (same as anywhere you want to fish).
Very good
4.0 / 5
Look over the available trips, read the reviews carefully, check out the local fishing web sites to see what is running and be aware of the weather and conditions (same as anywhere you want to fish).
Fred  B.
Fred B. Fort Myers, Florida
Pay attention to the tides and weather if you can. Captains like Mike are very knowledgeable about the area and can give you valuable information to help plan yoir fishing trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to the tides and weather if you can. Captains like Mike are very knowledgeable about the area and can give you valuable information to help plan yoir fishing trip.
Erik  H.
Erik H. Eldersburg, MD
Fishing is fishing--sometimes you have a good day and sometimes you enjoy the view. In our case we had a lot of action but the fish were just short of keepers. But it was a nice day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is fishing--sometimes you have a good day and sometimes you enjoy the view. In our case we had a lot of action but the fish were just short of keepers. But it was a nice day.
Gary  M.
Gary M. Naples, FL

Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers
Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Captain Billy tried really hard to make our day on the water as awesome as possible. Even though the fish were picky we did catch a bunch and had a great time. We would definitely recommend him.
Lon  D.
Lon D.
Just Livin the Dream Charters 3
Just Livin the Dream Charters 3
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We would 100% charter with Capt. Christy again. We had a great day on the water. The boat was comfortable with room to move around. And the port a potty was a plus!
Sandy  G.
Sandy G.
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(266 reviews)
He's considerate, knowledgeable, flexible, and exactly what I was looking for. Stop browsing reviews and just book him.
Zach  S.
Zach S.
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(349 reviews)
We had a great time. Our guide was knowledgeable and made this a trip to remember. We will definitely be back the next time we're in Florida.
Liz  R.
Liz R.
All In Excursions Fishing Charters
All In Excursions Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(43 reviews)
Captain Ben was awesome and put us right on fish first thing in morning and gave us a great day fishing
John  B.
John B.
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(349 reviews)
Went in December so not the best month for fishing especially right after a little cold snap but we did catch some fish. Captain Jack was very knowledgeable about the area and kept moving us around to locate fish. He was very nice and helpful! I would recommend him and would use him if I come back.
John  D.
John D.
Tarpon Magic Charters
Tarpon Magic Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
Captain Robert was the best guide he was an experienced guide and we definitely have him again
BRIAN  F.
BRIAN F.
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
Went above and beyond to make sure we caught fish. Very knowledgeable about the area and where to catch different species.
James  K.
James K.
Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Punta Rassa
Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Punta Rassa
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Captain Gerry took us about 15 minutes from the dock and we were into fish as soon as our lines hit the water. We fished for multiple species and had a wonderful exciting morning with a great Captain. Hope to fish with him again on our next visit to Cape Coral
Dennis  M.
Dennis M.
SWFL Premier Charters
SWFL Premier Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
Nick is a fantastic captain, he knows the area and will get you into fish. He gets excited when you’re catching fish and is very understanding when you’re snagging on mango trees. We had an awesome experience and will definitely fish with Nick again.
Charles  K.
Charles K.
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(349 reviews)
Had a great time between catching grouper and snook. We also learned about the area and just had an overall great time. Would book again for sure.
Laurie  W.
Laurie W.
Tarpon Magic Charters
Tarpon Magic Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
Captain Robert knows what he is doing! Very knowledgeable about the area and the local fish. You will catch fish!!
Eric  P.
Eric P.
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
Captain Dillon was fantastic. We had a great time. Boat was clean. Lots of bait. Put us on fish during a difficult windy rainy day of fishing!
Jewell  P.
Jewell P.
Tarpon Magic Charters
Tarpon Magic Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
Captain Reed was FANTASTIC!!! We all had an awesome day, and just finished our fish dinners ! Doesn’t get any fresher than this!
Lisa  B.
Lisa B.
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(86 reviews)
this is your guy. We had action all day. Numerous redfish and trout. Limited on both. Too early for big snook. A great day.
Grant  D.
Grant D.
Gulf Coast Charter Service
Gulf Coast Charter Service
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
He spent a lot of time preparing for us. We had an elderly going with us with knee problems. He made sure to pick the best dock for the conditions of the water that day. While fishing he was a huge help giving advice for our inexperienced fishers. We did inshore fishing for 4 hours and everyone caught a shark as well as 10+ other fish. If you’re looking for a great captain and an amazing experience this is where you should go.
Tyler  H.
Tyler H.
Tarpon Magic Charters
Tarpon Magic Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
I booked a fly fishing lesson for my son. Rob helped him figure it out. Unfortunately, no fish on the fly rod, but caught some with the spinning reel. Then a young dolphin showed up to enjoy the company. It was a good time and my son says he’d love to go again.
Scott  D.
Scott D.
Tarpon Magic Charters
Tarpon Magic Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
My daughter (who didn’t even want to hold a pole) caught a whole lot of fish…everybody (all 4 people) on the boat did. Then the restaurant, dolphins, and manatees were amazing! The captain knew exactly what he was doing.
Scott  D.
Scott D.
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(266 reviews)
Captain Charlie is a very nice guy and gave us a wonderful day between Sanibel and Captiva. He was very patient and his tips got us some fish. We had fun and recommend Captain Charlie at any time.
Michael  R.
Michael R.
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(126 reviews)
We booked the afternoon trip with Capt. Dillon and he put us on the fish the entire 4 hours, we caught trout, snook, and even a sting ray, you never know what you'll get with a fishing charter but Capt. Dillon is the real deal. We also got lucky and Capt. Dillon found a couple of Dolphins that he enticed to jump around the boat. GREAT AFTERNOON! Thank you again Capt. Dillon
Jay  B.
Jay B.

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