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Fort Myers: 295 fishing charters available

Saltwater Excursions

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
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trips from $500

Rippin N Reelin Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
Fort Myers
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trips from $500

Thrill Of It All

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(60 reviews)
Fort Myers
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trips from $500

Gulf Coast Charter Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Fort Myers
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trips from $550

SWFL Premier Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(163 reviews)
Fort Myers
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trips from $475

Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Fort Myers
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All In Excursions Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Fort Myers
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trips from $525

Day Shape Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Fort Myers
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trips from $500

Never 2 Nauti Fishing – Punta Rassa

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
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trips from $500

Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(293 reviews)
Fort Myers
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Fort Myers

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 $527, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $757 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Fort Myers are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Fort Myers are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Fort Myers are:

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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Fort Myers?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Fort Myers are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $534
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $754
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $913
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,100

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 25065 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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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
Can you guide and make sure they know about the weather, the tide, and water conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can you guide and make sure they know about the weather, the tide, and water conditions.
Ron  W.
Ron W. Miami Beach, FL
What ever species you want they are all here this time of year. Just have to hope they are biting.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
What ever species you want they are all here this time of year. Just have to hope they are biting.
David  P.
David P. Elizabeth, CO
It's hot. Don't leave without sunscreen and a shady hat. Otherwise, it's beautiful. Have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's hot. Don't leave without sunscreen and a shady hat. Otherwise, it's beautiful. Have fun.
Ahson  A.
Ahson A. Fort Myers, FL
Better than expected, never been in Florida this late in season. Like most northerners late March is time to go home, not anymore, I,m staying to fish!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Better than expected, never been in Florida this late in season. Like most northerners late March is time to go home, not anymore, I,m staying to fish!
Kerry  D.
Kerry D. Naples, FL
Listen to your Captain and follow his advice on what’s hot during the time you plan to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your Captain and follow his advice on what’s hot during the time you plan to fish.
Jim  D.
Jim D. Miami, FL
Absolutely!!! Zach was truly amazing - fishing knowledge, island knowledge, plus he is great with kids and adults!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely!!! Zach was truly amazing - fishing knowledge, island knowledge, plus he is great with kids and adults!!!
Tracy  S.
Tracy S. Sarasota, FL
It's a transitional time of the year and water temps really affect the species and size of fish. Not to worry though, there are lots of fish but maybe not necessarily lunkers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a transitional time of the year and water temps really affect the species and size of fish. Not to worry though, there are lots of fish but maybe not necessarily lunkers.
Corey  K.
Corey K. Grand Rapids, MI
With the right guide, catching big fish can be affordable. Snook and jack fish put up a really good fight
Excellent
5.0 / 5
With the right guide, catching big fish can be affordable. Snook and jack fish put up a really good fight
Scott  B.
Scott B. Cape Coral, Florida
Call Captain Jim Branca! Have an available back up day in case of summer weather that can crop up!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Jim Branca! Have an available back up day in case of summer weather that can crop up!
Beth  K.
Beth K. Fort Myers, Florida
Listen to the Captain Zach was so knowledgable and expert about finding and catching fish and the other birds and wildlife!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captain Zach was so knowledgable and expert about finding and catching fish and the other birds and wildlife!
Margaret  L.
Margaret L. Fort Myers, Florida
Take a sweatshirt and pop a dramamine as soon as you wake up. It gets rough at times
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a sweatshirt and pop a dramamine as soon as you wake up. It gets rough at times
Bill  H.
Bill H. Cape Coral, Florida

Thrill Of It All
Thrill Of It All
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
My son and I enjoyed reeling in several different types of fish with Captain Scott. Extremely knowledgeable of the area and had us reeling in fish all morning. Would highly recommend Captain Scott if you are in the Ft. Myers, Captiva, Sanibel area!
Gretchen  P.
Gretchen P. Lehigh Acres, Florida
Captain Catch'Em
Captain Catch'Em
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
I had an amazing time. Isaiah is knowledgeable and hard working. He helped us along the way. Caught some good fish too. Highly recommend!! You won’t be sorry.
Jill  T.
Jill T. Gibsonton, Florida
Captain Catch'Em
Captain Catch'Em
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Went out today with Capt. Isaiah - booked a last-minute afternoon trip. Had an excellent time!! I’ve been out with multiple fishing guides and Isaiah is one of the very best. He’s a very helpful guide, awesome boat, has great equipment, is professional and put us on the fish! We will definitely be back. I wouldn’t hesitate to book a trip.
Nathan  H.
Nathan H. Lehigh Acres, FL
Captain Catch'Em
Captain Catch'Em
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Me and my dad had a great fishing experience with Captain Isiaha. He took us out to Pine Island Where we caught a couple different fish. We caught Lady fish, Trout, Jacks, Snapper, Snook and Grouper. He is very helpful and experienced. I would definitely go on another trip with him.
Chris  H.
Chris H. Cape Coral, Florida
Captain Catch'Em
Captain Catch'Em
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
The captain put us on a lot of fish, He had some great fishing spots for snook, red fish , snapper and sheepshead
Veronica  S.
Veronica S. Miami, Florida
Captain Catch'Em
Captain Catch'Em
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Outstanding experience, overall best charter I’ve ever booked with hands-down, would recommend it to anybody!!!outstanding experience, overall best charter I’ve ever booked with hands-down, would recommend it to anybody
Richard  D.
Richard D. Miami, Florida
Captain Catch'Em
Captain Catch'Em
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Had a great time and caught my first inshore slam! would definitely recommend.
Mason  B.
Mason B. Fort Myers, Florida
Fish Chaser Charters LLC
Fish Chaser Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
This trip will be remembered for the rest of my life! Captain Chase and Zach were awesome and were very helpful. Definitely worth the money! We went right where he knew we would catch fish and we definitely did.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Bellevue, WI
Sanibel Fishing Adventures
Sanibel Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
We had a great time fishing and boating with Captain Jamey. He is very knowledgeable about the fish we are catching, we learned a new way of fishing. We saw lots of dolphins. If you're looking for a serious fishing trip, or just looking to head out to the ocean for a good time. Captain Jamey is there to make sure you're trip is what you want. We will definitely be back for more. Soon!!!
Cynthia  K.
Cynthia K. NO FORT MYERS, FL
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Had a blast we caught alot sharks and started the trip with a nice Hammer Head the best experience I've had fishing on any charter
Kevin  V.
Kevin V. Yadkinville, NC
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Our first time fishing on the flats. It was an amazing day! Far exceeded our expectations! Captain Dillion was enthusiastic knowledgeable and FUN. Great experience, definitely recommend! If we’re back in the area we’ll definitely book again. Tim & Kris (WV)
Tim  W.
Tim W. Morgantown, WV
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
I had the opportunity to fish with Capt. Miguel on the afternoon of September 15. Our trip was originally set for an earlier day but the weather forecast was not working for us. Today was overcast, a good day for fishing. Having never fished in salt water before, Miguel gave me an excellent experience, and was very knowledgeable of the area. I caught some fish, and had a real enjoyable time.
Gary  W.
Gary W. United States
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Fantastic trip. Dillon went all out to find the fish and he found them! Great fun.
Russell  D.
Russell D. Mechanicsville, VA
Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters
Capt. Bill Walker's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Captain Bill was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the area and fishing. Would definitely recommend him. My friends and I had a great time. Til next time.
Courtney  P.
Courtney P. San Diego, CA
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
We had an amazing trip with Dillon!! He led us to all the hot spots for the fishing we wanted to do!! So knowledgeable and helpful!! Thank you !!
Kenneth  H.
Kenneth H. O'Fallon, MO
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
I’ve fished with many guides in my 73 years. Capt Miguel is incredible. Within 2 hrs I had a grand slam of reds,specs and snook. Then he hooked me up wit over seven Tarpon strikes. That was just day one…we went out again. He loves what he does and it shows. If you’re headed to south Fla …he’s your guide.
Felix  R.
Felix R. Bellaire, TX
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Excellent communication. Showed up on time. Captain was friendly and down to earth. Boat was clean and squared away. Asked us for preferences then got to it. Caught limit for trout and then went for a trophy. Very evident Dillon knew the water and decent spots. He was also adept at teaching novices about casting and hooking fish. We all had a relaxed and fun trip and would definitely recommend Captain Dillon.
Lee  W.
Lee W. Windermere, FL
Make A Wake – Sanibel Island
Make A Wake – Sanibel Island
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Great captain, very experienced and put us on the fish we wanted to target. Wonderful experience, highly recommended.
Laurence  R.
Laurence R. Pasadena, TX
SWFL Premier Charters
SWFL Premier Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
Despite challenging fishing conditions today, Nick demonstrated his real knowledge of fishing and the gulf to ensure that our son had the best day out on the water. Highly recommended and look forward to a return trip with better fishing conditions…!
Saleem  M.
Saleem M. Greenwich, CT
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain Dan was a top-notch guide! My son and I caught plenty of fish, and the action was consistent. He did a great job with my son, and kept him engaged with different tackle and techniques in the spots we fished throughout the trip. I would not hesitate to give him a call next time we are in the area. Thanks Captain Dan!
Rob  M.
Rob M. Homestead, FL

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