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Fishing charters in Captiva, FL

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Whether you are looking for a fly fishing trip or a nearshore fishing adventure, Captiva fishing will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and Spotted Seatrout can be your next trophy.

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Inshore fishing charters in Captiva

Captiva is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

You can reel_in Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Captiva.

You can find 41 fishing charters in Captiva and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Captiva are considered to be April, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Captiva

Captiva is a great starting point for offshore trips. There are a number of fishing opportunities at its doorstep, making it a true fishing paradise.

Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, and Blacktip Shark can be your next trophy.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Captiva found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Captiva and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Captiva.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Captiva are considered to be April, June and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Captiva

Captiva family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to build relationships with the members of your family. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

The beautiful inshore waters of Captiva allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Captiva

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Captiva. Captiva shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

Depending on the season, you can catch Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

In Captiva and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Captiva.

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Best time for shark fishing in Captiva

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Captiva are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Captiva

Captiva is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Captiva guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs would be the ideal fishing bait.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Captiva and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Captiva

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Captiva. The best months for Tarpon fishing are July, June, and May.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can reserve a trip with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Captiva?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Captiva. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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