Captain
Ryan Silva

Member since April 2015

Fort Myers, United States

Background
I have fished the waters of swfl my whole life. I love fishing and it is my passion. There is nothing better than watching a kid catch his dream fish and seeing the smile on their face. This is why I have chosen this career of being a charter captain.
Techniques
I mainly use live bait or cut bait, depending where we are and what we are fishing for. Live bait has great action in the mangroves and oyster bars to attract the fish we are looking for. Where cut bait gets the smell out. Also will use artificial.

Hey, I'm Captain Ryan Silva

Fort Myers, United States
Background
I have fished the waters of swfl my whole life. I love fishing and it is my passion. There is nothing better than watching a kid catch his dream fish and seeing the smile on their face. This is why I have chosen this career of being a charter captain.
Techniques
I mainly use live bait or cut bait, depending where we are and what we are fishing for. Live bait has great action in the mangroves and oyster bars to attract the fish we are looking for. Where cut bait gets the smell out. Also will use artificial.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

 
Fort Myers
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US$ 375

Customer Reviews

4.94 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I would recommend SW Florida Fishing and Eco. My friend and I wanted to experience a couple of different things that afternoon. I looked into numerous other charter companies, but no one else would allow us to “build” our own itineray. We asked that the first two hours we would attempt to look for manatee. The second two hours we asked to do some saltwater fishing. Our Captain agreed and we were off. He was able to not only find us a manatee, he was able to find us a Mom and calf!! It was amazing. We were able to see and photo them for more than 15 minutes. Once WE wanted to leave, he asked us, he headed to his fishing grounds. We asked for nothing too choppy, and if that meant we did not catch any, so be it. He immediately knew where to go to catch fish in calm waters. Everyone caught a couple of fish of different varieties. I would recommend this charter service to anyone, but especially a family. He is willing to work with you on what YOU want, not just what the company thinks you want. Fabulous. Our next trip down to Florida will include a charter with him again. His knowledge was stellar, and if he can put up with my constant questions and comments, then he can handle an inquisitive 8 year old!! Thanks again.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Captain Ryan was thoughtful enough to call the day before and forewarn us that the weather conditions weren’t ideal for fishing, and he offered to move our fishing excursion to a date later in the week. Unfortunately, our schedule wasn’t as flexible and we chose to follow through with fishing despite the colder, windy conditions. We still caught some nice fish - mangrove snapper and sheepshead, and even better we had a nice dolphin show while we were waiting for the fish to bite! Captain Ryan has a lot of knowledge to share, was very helpful, and professional.

Fished January 2016

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Ryan Silva (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Thank you Melissa, I enjoyed having you guys on the boat and I am glad that you had a great time!

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Although we didn’t ” kill em” on the water with numorous catches, we did spot a shark, saw Dolphins and visited several spots on our half day trip.  I, as an ametuer fisherman, enjoyed getting to know captain Ryan and was amazed of his wealth of knowledge of the waters.

Fished August 2015

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Replied to this review on Monday, August 31, 2015

Thank You, hope you and your wife had a good time, I Enjoyed having you both on the boat.  We still caught a good amount and large variety of fish including Snook, Snapper, Trout, Ladyfish, Jacks, and Shark. Hope to see you on a return trip one day.
Thank You,
        Capt. Ryan Silva

Went fishing on Thursday, May 28, 2015

I had the best time fishing out on the water for different types of fish! Captain Ryan Silva was very knowledgeable about everything we were doing from where and how to catch fresh bait, what the tide was doing, and where to catch different types of fish at the right times. He also gave me a lot of advice for shore fishing. I would recommend this for anyone and everyone.

Fished May 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, April 24, 2015

Absolutely amazing day on the water with a fabulous and knowledgable captain, Ryan. We went in search of wildlife and we found it and we got some amazing photos. We followed some Dolphins that were playing in and out of the water and he got us close enough to have an amazing experience. Thanks Captain Ryan!!!

Fished April 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Had an amazing trip! Captain Ryan put us on lots of fish. He was also very polite and really took care of us. It was real hot out but his shade from his t-too had kept us cool.

Fished June 2015

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Ryan Silva (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Thank you for choosing your charter with me! It was great having you!

Went fishing on Monday, May 4, 2015

Capt. Ryan Silva put me in the fish! There wasn’t one minute I wasn’t having a ball! And it was just Snook, it was Redfish Huge snapper and even jumped some Tarpon! It was the Best fishing experience I personally have ever had! And I highly recommend it!

Fished May 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 20, 2015

It was a day I will cherish for years to come.  My daughter invited me to go fishing with Captain Ryan.  We caught a bunch of fish and I had a great day visiting with my daughter.  Captain Ryan put us on fish and treated us like family.  We will do it again soon!!!

Fished June 2015

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Ryan Silva (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Thank you for choosing SW Florida Fishing & Eco Adventures! I enjoyed having you both on the boat! I’m glad you guys had a great time and I hope to see you again!


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ryan knew all the best placed to hook up.. My friends and I. Had a great time. And will return..fun fun fun..

Fished June 2015

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Ryan Silva (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Thank you for choosing SW Florida Fishing & Eco Adventures! I enjoyed having you on the boat! Hope to see you again!


Went fishing on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Had a great time with my family. Captain Ryan really knew what he was doing and put us on lots of fish. I would definitely recommend booking a charter with him.

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 14, 2015

The first time I went fishing with Captain Ryan was probably the best fishing trip I have ever had. We caught a ton of snook and snapper. He showed me how to bait my hook, how to cast right under the docks and right up near the mangroves without getting the line stuck in the branches. When I reeled in the snook he helped me take it off the hook and showed me how to hold the fish without hurting it. My favorite part was when I put the snook back into the water and it would hold onto my thumb for a few seconds before swimming off. Captain Ryan did a great job teaching me how to fish with live bait. I really enjoyed my experience on this fishing charter and plan on doing it again. I definitely recommended him if your looking for a nice, friendly, intelligent, helpful charter guide that really knows his stuff.

Fished May 2015

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