Inshore Fishing Charter & Nearshore Fishing Charters in Ft. Myers, Boca Grande


Inshore and Nearshore Fishing Charters for snook, redfish, seatrout (speckled trout), flounder, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, tarpon, grouper and other fish species. Fishing guide for all waters in Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Cape Coral, and surrounding areas, including the Gulf of Mexico.

Southwest Florida is one the greatest fisheries in the world! The diversity of waters -bays, rivers, surf, gulf – offers many species of fish to catch and wildlife to observe. You could see sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and many different types of birds.

Veteran owned and operated, Captain Al has 50+ years fishing experience. With his 25' Sea Hunt center console fishing boat, he promises to provide you with the fishing trip of a lifetime! Your satisfaction and enjoyment is the goal with every trip, and Captain Al dedicates his guide service to his brother Chuck and seeks to honor his memory.

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Inshore Fishing

Inshore Fishing

(Available Year-Round)

A trip filled with fun and excitement catching various fish species such as snook, redfish, sea trout (speckled trout), black drum, mangrove snapper, flounder, and sheepshead. Depending on tides, time of day, weather, and other conditions, Captain Al will guide you to the fish and show you how to catch them!

We’ll be fishing around mangrove shorelines, oyster bars, jetties, and sand bars in the bays and inlets around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Matlacha, Pine Island, and Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande, and other locations.

All trips are for up to 3 persons. A 4th may be added for $75.

  • Half Day (4 hours) $475
  • Partial Day (6 hours) $675
  • Full Day (8 Hours) $875

Pro-Series Inshore

(Backcountry / Tarpon / Shark)

A trip for anglers wanting to try it all in one day! This 8-hour fishing adventure requires special preparation, depending on the time of year, species targeted, baits, and presentations utilized. Captain Al will guide you to his unique spots around the mangrove islands and backcountry of SW Florida for the best action!

This unique fishing charter will target snook, redfish, seatrout (speckled trout), tarpon, and some close offshore species (weather permitting).

It’s an exciting, full-day fishing experience that will test the agility and ability of all anglers for the “fishing trip of a lifetime.” This charter has a maximum of 3 persons.

  • 1-2 Persons  $1000
  • 3 Persons     $1100
Tarpon Fishing Charter

Tarpon Fishing Charter

(April through July)

Tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida is fantastic, some of the best in the world! People come from all over to catch a “Silver King” as the tarpon migrate and spawn along Florida’s Gulf Coast every May through July.

It’s a real thrill to tackle one of these beautiful tarpons, which can weigh over 200 lbs and leap several feet into the air! It’s not uncommon to hook into several that weigh over 100 lbs in a single day.

Catching tarpon requires specialized tackle, bait or lures, and techniques. It is an unforgettable experience every extreme angler should try!  Maximum of 3 persons.

  • Half Day (4 hours) $675
  • Partial Day (6 hours) $875
  • Full Day (8 Hours) $1000
captain for hire

Captain For Hire

(On Your Vessel, By The Hour)

Hire Captain Al on your boat for instructions on boating safety, navigation, fishing techniques, and fishing locations to ensure your every trip is a success.

Captain Al will see to it that you are aware of Coast Guard safety regulations and the versatility and capabilities of your boat when navigating the waters of SW Florida.

He will share his fishing secrets, including techniques and locations. You will learn to ‘fish the tides’ for maximum accessibility of your vessel to numerous coastal areas, when, where, and how to catch fish every time you try.

Only $85 Per Hour (Minimum 4 Hours)


Sightseeing Tours

(Available Year-Round)

Experience the beauty of Southwest Florida from the water!

Cruise along the bays, rivers, mangrove islands, and inlets, visit hidden beaches and sandbars, and see various wildlife such as manatees, dolphins, shorebirds, herons, eagles, ospreys, turtles, and more!

All trips are for up to 3 persons.

  • Half Day (4 hours) - $350
  • Partial Day (6 hours) - $500
  • Full Day (8 Hours) - $650

What We Provide:

Fishing Boat

A 2024 25 ft. Sea Hunt BX 25 Boat is comfortable and fast and runs in only inches of water to allow us to get to those remote fishing locations. Equipped with a Yamaha 300 and a T-top with misters to keep you cool and out of the hot Florida sun. Two 10’ Power Pole Blades and Move trolling motor to get the job done right.

Fishing Licenses

We furnish all required fishing licenses.

Experienced Captain

US Coast Guard Licensed and Insured

Fishing Equipment/supplies

‘State of the Art’ St Croix rods and Florida Fishing Products reels equipment. Lures, Bait, etc.


We provide coolers and ice for your foods and beverages.

What to Bring:


Depending on the length of the trip, bring your refreshments and snacks to satisfy your needs.

Sunscreen And Hat

Bring both of these for any seasonal charter, as even in the cooler winter months (November-March), when the weather cools from our extreme summer heats, one can experience a severe burn from both the sun and the winds.

Polarized Sunglasses

Amber is the best, but any will work just fine.

Suitable Clothing

The temperature can range anywhere from the upper 40’s to the upper 70’s in the winter months (November-March). In the spring and fall, from the upper 50’s to the mid-’80s, and in the summer, from the low 70s to the upper 90s. Light, airy layers work best to provide comfortable provisions allowing for weather changes during the day.


Comfortable with light, non-marking soles to prevent slipping and damaging our boats.


  • One of the most relaxing fish booking trip to date. Al is passionate in being on the water and it shows. He is very reliable and knowledgeable on the recent fishing rules and regulations and he focused on all kinds of birds and fishing equipment. I caught my personal best, Jack, some reds and many seatrout and mangrove snapper. Looking forward to our next fishing trip with him again!

  • What a great experience! This was my first time and I caught a bucket full of fish! Al was very patient and he's definitely the reason for my success yesterday. It was worthwhile... I can't wait to go out on the sea again!

  • Great charter! We had such an amazing time, the captain was very knowledgeable, helpful and an expert. We caught a some nice trout and a Jack. We recommend to anyone looking for a great day out on the water.

  • It was an awesome experience with the captain Al. He took me out and he got me on some nice fish. Great fishing equipment as well, we will definitely go back with him.

  • Al was an excellent guide. He was very informative and kind. Al had so much patience in him with use being a first time client. Highly recommended!

  • I would give 10 stars! which is not available here. We caught such bucket full fish and to top it off we were entertained by a dolphin most of the time. He was such a great guide. He is a conversationalist, we experienced it beyond your imagination and it was a pleasure. Clean and new boat also! Can't wait to go again. Thank you again Al for the memories and the shirt!

  • We had an awesome first trip with the great guide. Captain Al knew exactly where were supposed to catch fish, and had as reeling them for only 15 minutes. The boat was very neat and he had all the equipments we need. He's super friendly and passionate. He explained everything so he could teach the fishing techniques. Can't wait to go on fishing again!

  • We had such a great time. The captain was very knowledgeable, kind and friendly. He shared his fishing technique and other facts abou the area. This fishing tale adventure will be kept! We are looking forward on bringing more friends and family on charters in the years to come. Thanks!

  • Captain Al was great and we had such a great time! We caught a lot of fish. He chopped our keepers for us. The boat was neat and it was a comfortable atmosphere. Thank you!!!!

  • We were aiming for a half day trip and my son wanted catch as many species as possible. As a result, we caught seven various fishes. The captain was very assistive, he worked so hard to maintain our line in the water. He also knew hot spots to fish in the ocean that we immediately catch species, there were active fishing and not surrounded by other boats. Captain Al was also very passionate for fishing and has a generous demeanor! We had lines out in the water most of our scheduled time range. He encouraged interactive participation without being pushy or rude like I've experienced with other charters. He was super patient with my son and I, so we felt secure on the waters. It was absolutely one of the best charters I've booked. Captain Al take into consideration our goals for the trip, it was perfectly met! I will definitely book in this charter next we went back!

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In Memory Of Chuck

Chuck is my younger brother, and I lost him to cancer in 2019. We shared a passion for fishing and boating, instilled in us by our father over 50 years ago. Our love of the ocean and the relaxation fishing brings have helped me deal with the pain of losing my brother.

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