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North Fort Myers can be considered the fishing capital of Florida as it's home to a variety of exotic fish and a large fishing charter fleet.
Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and Spotted Seatrout can be your next trophy.Show all fishing charters
If you’re wondering where to cast a line near North Fort Myers to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.
Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to 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.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in North Fort Myers found on our platform.
In North Fort Myers and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in North Fort Myers.Check rates & availability
April, June and September are the best months for inshore fishing near North Fort Myers.
North Fort Myers is a great starting point for offshore trips. There are a number of fishing opportunities at its doorstep, making it a true fishing paradise.
North Fort Myers fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, and many more.
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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in North Fort Myers found on our platform.
You can find more than 29 fishing charters in North Fort Myers and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in North Fort Myers.
Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.
Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.Check rates & availability
The best time to go offshore fishing in North Fort Myers are considered to be April, June and September.
North Fort Myers family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.
Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.
A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.
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.Check rates & availability
A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near North Fort Myers, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the North Fort Myers shark fishing charters.
North Fort Myers shark fishing charters will put you on Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.
Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.
Sharks inhabit inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.
The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.
$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.
You can find about 13 fishing charters in North Fort Myers and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in North Fort Myers.Check rates & availability
Sharks are active all year round in North Fort Myers, though they are more plentiful from March through October.
North Fort Myers is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share their knowledge and fishing techniques with any potential angler on their fishing charters.
Tarpon can be found in inshore waters, sallows, and bays. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.
Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.
$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50.
15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in North Fort Myers and nearby cities.Check rates & availability
The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in North Fort Myers are spring and summer. The best months are July, June, and May.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.
A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.
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.
You can book a trip with a 10-20% 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.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near North Fort Myers. Most of the fishing charters launch from: