Experience a Sanibel Island Fishing Charter

Sanibel Island is known for tons of fun outdoor activities, from suntanning to shell collecting to simply splashing in the water. One of the best ways you can get everyone outdoors, however, is by booking a fishing charter! The whole family can get involved in Sanibel Island fishing, no matter the experience level. Best of all, you can grab an awesome charter just minutes away from our Sanibel Island rentals! Here are four of our favorite companies to book a charter on Sanibel Island.

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Native Guides

Native Guides Captains John Houston and Colin Carpenter provide some of the most exciting fishing charters in the area. You’ll be taken throughout the stunning waters of Southwest Florida, and your captains know just the place to catch whatever kind of fish you’re looking for. The staff will provide you with live bait (typically caught that morning!) and equipment, and the boats are always comfortable and shaded to keep you cool. Once you’re done, your captains will clean and filet your fish so you can cook them up for dinner!

Please contact Native Guides for more information about booking times and prices.

Captain Shawn Kelly Fishing Charters

Captain Shawn Kelly takes his fishing charters all throughout the Southwest Florida waters, and your whole family will love the comfort of the boats! You’ll be given the opportunity to catch tarpon, snook, ladyfish, snapper, grouper, amberjack, and so much more. Varieties vary between seasons, but you’ll always have the chance for a great catch! All charters are family friendly with a fun and light-hearted environment that keeps everyone happy.

To request a charter, please fill out a request form on their website.

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KingFisher Charters

At KingFisher Charters, you and your crew will be in the capable hands of Captain Pat. This company offers multiple types of fishing charters, including inshore trips, nearshore reef and wreck trips, tarpon and shark trips, eco-tours, and private charters. You’ll spend at least two hours on the water, though many trips are six hours or longer. Your trip will include licenses, equipment, bottled water, bait, and more! Captain Pat is completely experienced on the water, and any trip you select can be totally customized to your desires. These charters are a great opportunity to see Sanibel Island wildlife!

Charter prices can vary anywhere from $250 to $1,250. Visit their website to learn more.

Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team

If you’re looking for a private guided fishing trip, the Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team has you covered. They’ve got several trips for you to choose from, so there’s sure to be something that fits your group. You can select the two-hour “Afternoon Delight” trip if you have small children, or for the more serious angler, go for the eight-hour “Filled to the Gills” excursion. You’ll receive bait, tackle, and fishing licenses with your booking, and you’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks. With so many different trips, you might find yourself returning to try them all!

Charter prices vary from $250 to $900 with a la carte pricing available for additional hours. Contact Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team for more information.

To find the best Sanibel Island fishing spots, a charter is the way to go. You’re guaranteed to spend an exciting day on the water with your loved ones. Once you’ve done your fair share of Sanibel Island fishing, you can head back to your rental to gear up for dinner or relax for the next day of sightseeing. Our Sanibel Island condo rentals provide the ideal accommodations for any group on vacation. Contact us today to learn more about our full range of rentals!



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