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15183 Captiva Dr., Captiva Island, FL 33924-6017
+1 239-822-3337
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Best day ever

Captain John asked us at the beginning of the trip what our goal was. We told him dinner would be... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Jacob Z
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Captain Colin is great!

We chartered a fishing boat for 4 hours this past weekend. We had the pleasure of going out with... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
Barry E. H
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Come and explore the beauty of Southwest Florida on one of our Fishing / Eco-Charters through the Pine Island Sound and its surrounding areas with a local native at the helm. Owned and operated by Captain John Houston, a Sanibel native, we provide guests the opportunity to create everlasting memories while strolling the waters on the Gulf of Mexico and Old Florida. Captain John is a self-taught naturalist who is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the local ecosystem. He is a fourth-generation Floridian whose unique upbringing has provided him the platform to share his knowledge of the area’s rugged history and events the shaped our area into what it has become today. We offer a variety of charter services including private fishing trips, snorkeling adventures, eco-charters for sightseeing, birding, and shelling. Private lunch tours to waterfront restaurants in the surrounding areas and water-taxi services are also available. Open year-round!
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Captain John asked us at the beginning of the trip what our goal was. We told him dinner would be great, but having fun catching fish was the important part. Boy did he deliver. My wife hadn't caught a fish since she was a child....More

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Reviewed 30 May 2016

We chartered a fishing boat for 4 hours this past weekend. We had the pleasure of going out with Captain Colin on his boat. It was a great time. We caught lots of fish and had an amazing time. Captain Colin is very nice, personable...More

Thank Barry E. H
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We took a 4-hour trip with Captain John. Our boys, age 13,12 and 7, wanted to try fishing and see some dolphins and manatees. All their wishes were fulfilled! This is their first time trying fishing. John found a good spot and taught the boys...More

Thank May L
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We booked a 4 hour tour with Captain Colin - there were 6 of us including 2 kids (ages 7 and 4). We had a great time, Colin was very accommodating to all of us, especially the kids. He got everyone setup for fishing, took...More

Thank Dana K
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Our family of 5 had a great afternoon with Captain Colin. He took care of putting the bait on the poles, casting for anyone who wanted him to, carefully watching for bites and telling the kids when to reel-in (this was huge as we usually...More

3  Thank SHFABE
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Booked a four hour tour with Captain Colin last week and it was the highlight of our trip to Captiva. Colin is extremely knowledgeable and was excellent with our two young children (5 and 19 months). Colin took us up to Cabbage Key and then...More

Thank mnirish
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Wow! Took a tour with Captain Colin Carpenter that far surpassed our expectations! We booked on very short notice and told Captain Colin that we wanted to see wildlife...especially birds and dolphins...and go shelling and boy did he deliver! We had Pelicans flying alongside our...More

Thank Bobbie M
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We arrived a little late, but Cap'n John was very accommodating and assured us we didn't have to worry. When we did arrive, Cap'n was ready to go with his first mate, Maya. We had a pretty long list of things we wanted to do,...More

1  Thank wolfhunterxx
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Captain John was awesome. He was extremely knowledgable and great with kids. We caught dinner plus some. We will definitely book again. Thanks for a fun morning!

Thank SouthCarolinaRed72
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Last day of hols and wanted kids to have something to remember trip by - had a great mornings fishing off bayside of Captiva . Captain John enthused kids involving them catching bait then quickly got them started fishing. All caught something either snapper, mackerel...More

Thank Robbosan
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Looks like you've already made the trek to South Seas. How did it go? We went on a fishing charter last year with Capt. John Houston and while travelling to a fishing spot, we had dolphins racing us and jumping in our... More
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