Sanibel Fishing Charters

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Sanibel Fishing Charters

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Sanibel: 310 fishing charters available
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Sanibel, Florida are:
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The average price for a private 4 hour Sanibel fishing trip is $570, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,175 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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Sanibel fishing charters offer visiting anglers access to one of the best inshore fisheries in the country. This lucky island is surrounded by endless mangroves, grassy flats, oyster bars, and murky bayous. All just a short boat ride away, this variety of rich fishing grounds means that the hardest thing about fishing here is going to be choosing where to wet your lines!

The island is a true playground for inshore fanatics and boasts an impressive list of prized species year-round. Whether it’s Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout – perfect for novice anglers – or tougher targets like Snook, Permit, Pompano, and Tarpon, the area’s experienced captains will put you on some excellent action within minutes of setting off.

A half day trip here has a good shot of giving you one of the most productive mornings of your fishing career. In the winter, the long low tides and clearer waters can give you a solid six hours of shallow-water sight casting bliss. In the summer, a broad range of species come barreling into town, and if you’re in pursuit of your next trophy catch, a full day trip is worth the money.

The fierce competition around Sanibel breeds skilled, dedicated captains and guides whose families have often been working these waters for generations. From Redfish Pass to the Sanibel Lighthouse, you’ll be able to find charter boats anywhere on the island. Simply decide where you’d like to go and book a charter nearby to maximize your fishing time.

Rules & Regulations

All registered Sanibel fishing charters will include licenses for everyone onboard. If you’re striking out on your own though, you will need a saltwater fishing license for anyone aged 17 or over. Also, keep in mind that certain species have strict bag limits and seasons so be sure to get informed before booking your trip.

Sanibel
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27959 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January may be "low season" for many inshore species, but that means little in an area with such great fishing as Sanibel! Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Ladyfish are all here year round, so go get 'em!

February

The low tides and rainfall make flats fishing great this time of year. There are plenty of great fish to target, and the water clarity makes for some unbeatable sight fishing.

March

The first schools of migratory Tarpon roll into town in March. The low rainfalls also make for perfect sight casting. This all rolls together to make some of the best Tarpon fishing you could ask for!

April

The Edison Big Snook Tournament kicks off at the beginning of April, with anglers arriving from all over to enjoy the great catches and fun fishing atmosphere the event promises. Why not give it a shot?

May

May is peak Tarpon season and is the time for the Ding Darling & Doc Ford Tarpon Tournament. Sign up for the chance to catch the biggest Silver Kings and being rewarded for your efforts.

June

June is an awesome time to head out past the shallow flats and hit the local reefs instead. You will be met by a ton of tasty Grouper and Snapper, and will have a great time catching them!

July

The Tarpon are still biting strong well into July, and the Redfish, Snook, and Trout are all going crazy, too. This makes it a great time for almost any style of angling if you don't mind a bit of rain.

August

Many of the migratory Tarpon start to move off in August, but can still kick around way after this. August is the hottest and wettest month of the year in Sanibel, so sight casting may be rained out on the flats.

September

The sheer variety of species you can target in September is staggering: Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Pompano, Sheepshead, Ladyfish - it's surprising there's any space left in the shallows!

October

By October the very last of the migratory Tarpon move on, but it is still peak season for big Snook. Fancy something a little different? Try heading to slightly deeper waters to target Goliath Grouper!

November

Pompano hit the water in big numbers in November, so why not join them? You will also find plenty of Spanish Mackerel, as well as great catches of all the permanent species.

December

low rains, low tides, and lower temperatures make for dream conditions in December. The whole family will love relaxing on Bowman's Beach while you enjoy the great fishing right alongside them!

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Plan a second day of fishing if you have time. Great experience.Wonderful location.Captain Mike picked us up at the boat dock at Tween Waters on Sanibel where we were lodging. No wasted time getting started.Every minute counts when your having this much fun.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Plan a second day of fishing if you have time. Great experience.Wonderful location.Captain Mike picked us up at the boat dock at Tween Waters on Sanibel where we were lodging. No wasted time getting started.Every minute counts when your having this much fun.
Ronald  P.
Ronald P. Fountain, Colorado
Plan a full day and spend the money! Be flexible and Let the captain do his thing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan a full day and spend the money! Be flexible and Let the captain do his thing!
Bill  T.
Bill T. Pompano Beach, Florida

Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(37 reviews)
Capt. Charlie was professional and so very patient with all of us as we snagged our lines on roots and in the trees. He made sure we all caught a snook and red snapper. He was an excellent tour guide. I would recommend Capt. Charlie for any one who wants a fishing trip in the Sanibel/Captiva area.
Debra  O.
Debra O. Kansas City, MO
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Charlie is amazing! He is very likable and knows where the fish are! Book a trip with him today you will not regret it!!
Kelly  B.
Kelly B. Mishawaka, IN
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(37 reviews)
Moved around. Caught a bunch of fish. Capt Charlie loves to fish and brings great energy. We had a great day!
William  O.
William O. Sanibel, Florida
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had a great trip! Captain Charlie is very knowledgeable and willing to teach newbies the ropes of inshore fishing. The boat and equipment were of really good quality. There were three in our group ages 18-70 and everyone had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend!
Jessica  B.
Jessica B. Atlanta, Georgia
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Charlie was amazing, we caught so many fish. My 9 year old daughter had an amazing time fishing we even got to shell on north Captiva. I would recommend this to anyone.
James  B.
James B. Prairie Village, KS
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Highlight of our whole trip out here. Captain Charlie put us on to 35+ fish in a four hour timeframe. Lots of snook, trout, snapper and even a bluefish. My nine-year-old son and I would highly recommend this charter. He did a great job.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Fort Myers, Florida
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We booked to put meat in the cooler. Since Snook and Redfish were catch and release only, we opted for snapper and trout. Captain Charlie knew where to fish, and got it done. Thanks again!
Ronald  S.
Ronald S. Fort Myers, Florida
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Great time, caught many fish including trout and Snapper keepers. My grand nephew Aiden even caught a snook and out fished us all. Capt. Charlie as on top of it and love the 10 minute rule... If no bites in 10 minutes, move on, which rarely happened.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Boynton Beach, FL
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Charlie kept us busy fishing! Good experience with three kids on board. Spent some time on the beach searching for shells while he caught bait and then got into snook, snapper, and trout.
Jordan  S.
Jordan S. Jamestown, TN
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Great trip . Charlie put us on the fish right away. Caught plenty of fish and saw some dolphins and a shark also.
Kevin  I.
Kevin I. Iron River, MI
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain Mike was knowledgeable and worked hard to put a catch together for us.
John  P.
John P. Fort Myers, Florida
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Wind was a challenge but Captain Charlie did a great job of finding us fish, cleaning our catch and providing a great experience very enjoyable day recommend Captain Charlie’s Charter Ken and Matt from Wisconsin
Kenneth  L.
Kenneth L. Madison, WI
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had a great time today with Captain Mike. Caught some fish. Saw lots of entertaining wildlife including dolphins, an assortment of birds and even manatees. Kids and adults all had a great time. We will be back for another fishing adventure soon.
Lisa  Z.
Lisa Z. Duluth, MN
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(38 reviews)
Caught kingfish, snapper, lady fish, sea trout, snook and a sting ray! Went with my 3 boys ages 12,10 and 8. At the beginning, I was hoping for a little more explanation of the potential fish we were to catch and possibly an explanation as to the different techniques to catching different species. Overall, a great experience with clearly, a knowledgeable captain!
Adam  F.
Adam F. Oak Grove, MN
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Charlie showed us a great day! On time, friendly, safe and knowledgeable
Shannon  M.
Shannon M. Spokane, WA
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Great day fishing with captain charlie. Got us on the fish right away. So helpful with the family. Made the day so enjoyable. We cant wait to go again
Donald  T.
Donald T. Manasquan, NJ
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Great trip! Within 2 hours landed numerous Snook, snapper, trout, mackerel, and catfish. Highly recommend.
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. United States
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We got to the dock a little early and Captain Charlie was ready to go. He put us on the fish pretty quick. We caught trout, mackerel snapper and snook. It was a great trip!
Lonnie  E.
Lonnie E. Streetman, TX
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Very good
4.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Scott was knowledgeable and efficient. Some of us would have preferred to cast their own lines but I can understand Scott’s desire to put the bait in the best place. He was a little short on friendliness but has only been guiding for 3 months. Overall it was a Good experience.
Bob  F.
Bob F. Grand Junction, CO
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fish On Adventure – Sanibel Island
Fishing charter in Sanibel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
My wife, daughter and myself enjoyed are day fishing. Nice boat, nicer captain. I would recommend a day on the water, with Fish On Adventure.
John  S.
John S. United States

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