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Address: 260 Maryland Ave, Stump Pass Marina, Englewood, FL 34224-7002
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+1 941-468-4017

Captain Van Hubbard USCG Fishing Guide since 1976 from Venice to Boca...

Captain Van Hubbard USCG Fishing Guide since 1976 from Venice to Boca Grande Florida knows the waters and habitat sharing with you the safest, most pleasurable and rewarding charter. Customized to your specific desires, yet never compromizing in safety. Inshore and backcountry sportfishing and eco tours from a 23 feet safe, comfortable Dorado bayboat. In additon to fishing from beginner to pro, we offer nature/photography tours and waterfront real estate tours. Children over age 6 with their family are welcome! Limit of 4 persons per charter.

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Family fishing with Captain Van

We went for a half day trip with Captain Van in April 2016. He was professional and totally prepared to go upon our arrival. We have 3 kids and he hustled all morning to keep... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tully, New York
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Tully, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a half day trip with Captain Van in April 2016. He was professional and totally prepared to go upon our arrival. We have 3 kids and he hustled all morning to keep the lines baited and in the water. We caught over 30 fish and we counted 14 different species. It was amazing. The kids were constantly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Was on a family vacation, visiting before the kids went back to school in Englewood, FL. Wanted to do something with our 7 and 9 year old boys and decided to look for an adventure. Found Captain Van on a web search and was a great find. Was able to squeeze in a trip on short notice. Van was very... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had the pleasure of taking a half-day fishing trip with Captain Van on August 21, 2016. He wanted to know what kind of fishing we were interested in doing, and we said we'd like the best tasting fish to eat. We had amazing luck! We almost couldn't stop catching snapper and ended up with a small barracuda as well.... More 

Thank JessicaK_MDR
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Enjoyed our trip with Captain Van! Must have caught at least 15 snook! Can't thank him enough for the best fishing trip ever! Will be back when we can keep at least one SNOOK! Thank you Captain!! R&R Burge Saint Petersburg FL

Thank vmiller405
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This morning, I took my 12- and 9-YO kids on a private charter with Captain Hubbard - it was a great trip. We caught and released over 30 snook. He was super accommodating with my kids, who had a great time.

Thank Rich C
Sandy Springs, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This was our second trip with Capt Van and both were just amazing! Capt Van is so good with the kids, has a rich knowledge of area, nature and knows where to catch fish!!! You will have an awesome experience that will be a lifelong memory.

Thank MSUSparty22
Clio, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I found Captain Van Hubbard on the internet looking to charter a fishing trip while we were on vacation. Needless to say after reading many reviews we were not disappointed. My husband and I and three kids, ages 14, 13 and 11, went and caught many fish. We caught Red Snapper, Red Mouth (Grunts), Sheephead and a Grouper. Capt Van... More 

Thank Sharon W
Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Our trip was amazing. On Dec 26th we went out. Two men - two women. Capt Van asked us what fish we wanted. He proceeded to take us out to different spots to catch the Snook, Sea trout and Jack's. We caught 7 different species of fish. More than 30 fish in under 4 hours! We saw Manatees and other... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Great fishing trip with Van Hubbard! We had 2 Dads, Grandpa and 3 boys (age 11-12). He does all the work on the fishing lines and found a couple great spots. Everyone caught fish and we had several keepers that he cleaned and we took home for dinner. Great fun and would recommend to others.

Thank Mike V
Grinnell, Kansas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Went fishing at Stump Pass and let me start by saying we caught fish, but still had quite honestly one of the most awful trip experiences ever. Here is why. Oh, and to preface this entire story, my Dad and I never once retorted to any of Van Hubbard's actions. We gave a due diligent effort to learn, despite quite... More 

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