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Sanibel and Fort Myers Fishing Charters
Let Captains Bill Hammond, Matt Johnson and John DeFranco with ENDLESS SUMMER CHARTERS show you some of the best back bay, offshore, Tarpon & near shore fishing in SW Florida! Catch Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Shark, Mackerel, Trout and so much more in the waters of Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers & Fort Myers Beach! Whether you are an avid fisherman or a family with kids, our captains have the experience for all. Don’t take our word for it, check out our TripAdvisor reviews for Sanibel Island Fishing Charters & Tours!
At Endless Summer Charters we not only offer fishing charters but eco-tours. sunset cruises and sight-seeing tours. A combo charter is a nice way to spend the day by combining fishing, shelling, and a trip to lunch at Cabbage Key Inn or one of our other island restaurants. Our typical combo trip includes inshore & backbay fishing, some shelling on Cayo Costa or North Captiva, birdwatching on the many mangrove islands of Pine Island Sound, observing Dolphin or Manatee while touring Pine Island Sound near Sanibel and Captiva Islands.
Tarpon fishing also has it’s own season and are typically here April through August. People travel from all parts of the world to fish the “Tarpon Capital of the World”. The first tarpon landed with hook and line was here in Tarpon Bay near the shores of Sanibel Island. There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush of catching the renowned Silver King!
As an alternative, year round night snook charters or night shark trips in May-September are perfect for someone that wants to catch big fish without the heat of the day. Kids love it and our average shark varies from 24″ to 6 ft. It’s also a beautiful way to take in the sunset and see a few dolphin too.
At Endless Summer Charters we love sharing our passion for fishing and our love for the islands of SW Florida. As natives of S.W. Florida our captains are full time professional guides. Our captains have the local knowledge to give you the very best experience possible no matter which charter style you choose.
Our top of the line 25′ Shaefer tower boat, our 25′ Blue Wave Pure Bay and our 24′ Key West bay boats are the perfect boats for backwater and Sanibel flats fishing AND they allow us to go off-shore when the Tarpon or King Mackerel are running. They’re r perfect for a little Grouper or Triple-tail fishing on calm days. Our boats have t-tops for shade on those hot, sunny days. You’re really getting a lot of boat for the money and we can comfortably accommodate up to six passengers inshore and four offshore.
Sanibel & Fort Myers Fishing with Endless Summer Charters
Our main boarding location is Port Sanibel Marina. We also offer multiple pick-up locations on Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Island, Sanibel Harbor Resort, North Captiva, Cape Coral & Pine Island by special arrangement.
Some of Florida’s finest saltwater fishing occurs in Southwest Florida. This area of Florida has some of the best back country, flats and near shore fishing in the state, using light tackle, it’s angling at its best. Florida’s extensive network of bays, mangrove islands and tidal creeks that permeate the region present angling challenges to the accomplished angler as well as the novice. There are thousands of miles of shoreline, oyster bars and thousands of acres of sea-grass flats that attract an abundance of saltwater fish.
For the adventurer or true sportsman, Tarpon fishing for the prized “Silver King” is it. Capt. Bill, Capt. John and Capt. Matt have the experience and “know how” to help you land that trophy. During season in Sanibel there is nothing like Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande pass! Did you know the first tarpon taken on rod and reel was caught just minutes from Port Sanibel Marina?
Roaming the inshore waters are four of Florida’s most sought after game fish, the Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and the Spotted Sea Trout. Thousands of anglers come to Southwest Florida each year for the chance at a Grand Slam, catching a fish of each species in a single day. In addition to fishing, Florida’s wildlife helps to provide an extraordinary aesthetic experience.
Offshore (some call it Deep Sea) we have many Grouper species, snapper, kingfish, shark, etc. You may be lucky enough to catch the mighty Goliath Grouper while fishing with our guides!
If Capts. Bill, John or Matt are not available for the date you’ve chosen we can also book any of the Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina Charter Fleet. All the captains we refer are USCG, licensed and insured.
Sanibel Island & Fort Myers Eco-tours and Sightseeing Tours
Not interested in fishing? We run shelling tours to the outer islands including the pristine islands of Cayo Costa and North Captiva, where you just may be the only ones on the beach! Find the illusive Junonia shell and we’ll put you in the Sanibel Island news!
Shelling not your thing? Plan a day of sightseeing or historical tour. While on our Sanibel eco-tours, also known as wildlife tours, watch the dolphin jump and play in the wake of the boat, search for the endangered manatee and sea turtles and then stop for lunch at historical Cabbage Key for a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and a Cabbage Creeper, their famous cocktail.
Birdwatching to stop and photograph birds of prey including bald eagles, osprey, & golden eagles as well as wading birds like snowy egrets, great white egrets, great blue herons, white ibis, and roseate spoonbills is popular. We will do everything we can to get you up close while protecting our natural and beautiful wildlife in SW Florida.
We are one of the few licensed boat tours to guide you throughout the waters of the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge where birds nest in their natural habitat.
We are proud of our Sanibel Island fishing tour TripAdvisor reviews! Please go to TripAdvisor for the latest in reviews for Endless Summer Charters!
We have gone out with Endless Summer Charters three times now and all three times were OUTSTANDING! Both Captain Bill and Captain Matt are fantastic people that bend over backwards to try to make your experience a good one.joev464 - Little Rock, AKCould not have been better!
My brother and I will never forget our day on the water with Capt. Bill. We had an amazing time. I had high expectations and they were blown away. It was the perfect day!!David Anderson Sr - Atlanta, GAMemory of a Lifetime
Our day on the water was flawless. The boat was clean and our Captain was very professional, congenial, and knowledgeable.Karen J. - Wildwood, FloridaBest time ever with Endless Summer Charters
Capt. Matt with his passion and knowledge of the area filled our day with amazement. Fishing for Tarpon and the fight of a lifetime, the manatees with their gentle nature, walking the beach shelling, and ending the day in a wonderful display of a dolphin pod surrounding the boat. We could not have asked for more and hopefully we'll make this trip again.Robin D. - Madison, WisconsinOur best day!
We went out twice because we had so much fun the first time! Both Captain Bill and Captain Matt are so knowledgeable and did their very best for us. We caught 8 fish in 45min in water conditions that were not very favorable..... Not bad, right? We can't wait to go out again!Sanishell - Sanibel, FLSo wonderfu
2/11/18Charles M.What a morning with Capt Bill!
Endless Summer Charters will not let you down! We've been out with Capt Bill several times and each trip is fun, exciting and loaded with adventure! We caught 5 different species of fish on our last outing, cleaned & fileted beautifully by our captain. Our dinner that night was delicious especially our 6 lb. Pompano! Can't wait until our next charter!