Boca Grande's Premier Inshore and Offshore Fishing Guide
Captain Jeff Watkins has what it takes to get you fish in Boca Grande, Florida.
Captain Jeff is a top rated Boca Grande fishing guide, he grew up locally and has been fishing the waters of Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Lemon Bay, Pine Island Sound, and The Gulf Of Mexico all his life. He knows these waters like the back of his hand and specializes in providing fun engaging fishing charters and above all making lifelong memories. If you are looking for a day on the water you will remember for years to come, look no further. Choose Captain Jeff as your Boca Grande Fishing Guide.
Capt. Jeff is one of a few SW Florida Captains that has all the required permits for charter fishing in federal waters (past 9 miles) in the Gulf Of Mexico. As a result this allows you to LEGALLY get out where the big fish live with Captain Jeff as your offshore fishing guide.
Design Your Perfect Trip
There is a whole range of trips Captain Jeff can provide as your offshore or inshore fishing guide. You could target the world famous Boca Grande Tarpon, hunt for huge toothy predators like sharks and barracudas, get in the water with an enormous Goliath Grouper, stalk the backcountry in search of Redfish, Snook, or Trout, or also head to the offshore reefs and wrecks to catch some delicious table fare or battle with the giants. The choice is yours. Boca Grande sunset, beach, and eco tours are also available. Custom trips are available, too.
Eco & Family Friendly Fishing
The catch and release approach for inshore fishing is strongly supported by Captain Jeff to help keep the local ecosystem flourishing. However, he is willing to clean your catch if you prefer (as long as the season is open). He welcomes anglers of all experience levels aboard his boats, and kids are especially welcomed. Some of Captain Jeff’s fondest memories are fishing with his children. Let him help you make memories with your kids, too.
Southwest Florida Region
We are located near Englewood, Venice, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Boca Grande, Placida, and Gasparilla Island for fishing charters and other tours.
We fish the waters surrounding Boca Grande. Whether you are a local or visiting from out of state. So what are you waiting for? Reserve your spot with Anchors Away Charters today!
What People Are Saying . . .
"If you want a successful fishing trip, this is the guide you want. Captain Watkins knew exactly where to go to find the grouper we were looking for. His attention to detail is amazing and the boat was immaculate."
"Capt Jeff is very professional and knowledgeable (he knows his stuff!) . Every spot we went to we got fish. Only downside is we were sore the next day from catching all the fish!"
"Captain Jeff did not disappoint. He was patient and had us on fish the whole time. The kids had a great time with nonstop action."
The Inshore and Offshore Boats
The Right Boat for The Right Trip
What makes Anchors Away Charters unique is that Captain Jeff has two boats to fish from. Having multiple boats, this Boca Grande fishing guide will always be able to show you the best that the local area has to offer, regardless of the conditions. So, whether you are on an inshore charter navigating the intricate backwaters on his 18 foot Shallow Sport tunnel hull or heading offshore on his 2018 26 foot Parker center console, you will have an edge over the majority of the other charters in the area.
Safety & Equipment
Safety is a #1 priority with Captain Jeff therefore on the offshore boat you will find type 1 offshore life jackets with the required whistle & light, first aid kit, VHF radio, Epirb Gps location device, satellite phone, spot satellite messenger, NOAA GPS monitoring system, and all the required flairs and other safety equipment. Remember you get what you pay for and safety & experience is priceless!
Also Both boats are fully equipped with top of the line fish finding electronics, Power Pole shallow anchoring systems (Shallow Sport), Yamaha outboard motors, and top quality Shimano fishing tackle. Captain Jeff provides plenty of bait and artificial lures to get you catching the fish. Bait, tackle, fishing license, and a cooler with ice for your snacks and drinks are all included.