MEET THE CAPTAINS

Capt. Bill Hammond

USCG Master, Owner, Endless Summer Charters

sanibel fishing chartersIf Bill wasn’t already born here in SW Florida he would have eventually made it here. He and his wife Angela, who coordinates the charters for Endless Summer Charters, love the life of the islands of Fort Myers and Sanibel and love sharing that knowledge with their customers. Their daughter, Summer, works as First Mate on family charters and loves getting the kids involved in education of this area’s wildlife.

Bill’s father, the namesake for Hammond Stadium, the spring training baseball stadium for the Minnesota Twins here, moved the family here from Sarasota when Bill was a small boy.

As the lead captain at Port Sanibel Marina he has managed the fishing guides there since 2005 and works as a consultant for them.

In 2015 Bill won the E Award for Excellence in Hospitality from the Lee Co. Visitors and Convention Bureau, aka, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel for Best Attraction in Lee County. Capt. Bill also consults with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on our fisheries and works with the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust for Permit and Tarpon conservation.

Capt. Bill likes telling a tale or two from stories that have been passed down through generations of family members going back to the 1800’s. Bill loves giving the experience of S.W. Florida to those that have never been here and a new perspective to those who have.

Being a full time career Sanibel fishing guide, who is on the water 300+ days a year, you are guaranteed the best fishing experience available. He continually furthers his education as a captain and guide and has gained his USCG 100 ton Master’s license and holds fishing seminars in the Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach & Sanibel Island areas.

 

Capt. C.J. LaFauci

USCG Captain, Endless Summer Charters

Captain C.J. has been fishing both coasts of Florida his entire life. Being brought up in a family of fisherman he naturally took the reigns as a young boy and hasn’t stopped.

Capt. C.J. is absolutely eaten up with passion and the progression of sport fishing. He says that the love he has for sportfishing will never fade. “You’ll never know everything but you sure can try.” is C.J.’s motto.

C.J. has compiled a well-rounded resume working both commercial and charter boats. Just about every day he has to himself he hones his craft recreational fishing. Having such a diverse knowledge of fishing has enhanced his time on the water.   This has helped him to become a very knowledgeable fisherman that knows what it takes to get the rods bent and earn his client’s respect and put smiles on everyone’s faces.

Growing up here in S.W. Florida has afforded C.J. to have natural knowledge that many don’t have the opportunity to have.

There’s nothing more rewarding to C.J. than showing people a good time in his backyard of S.W. Florida. He is definitely one of the hardest working captains out there and it shows.

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

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