Skip to content
Capt. Jeff Watkins Sr.
US Coast Guard Licensed
40 yrs local fishing knowledge
SW Florida's top rated guide

Boca Grande Fishing Charter Pricing

Select from a Offshore, Nearshore, or Inshore Fishing Charter to see the pricing options available. Don't see the trip you want or have questions before booking a trip please call, email, or text Captain Jeff with any questions.

 *****Notices/News*****

***** Red Snapper season is June 1st 2024 through August 28th 2024. We don't run dedicated Red Snapper trips but on the 9hr trips you have a strong possibilty of catching them at times.

***** April 8th 2024 NOAA just anonoced Red Grouper will close July 1st

***** May 8th 2024 Inshore report. Inshore fishing has been great. Water temps are starting to warm up and so is the bite. Redfish, Snook, Trout, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, and still some Sheepshead around. Shrimp, Whitebait, Cut Bait, and Jigs are the weapon of choice. Snook & Redfish are catch and release only.

***** May 8th 2024 offshore report. Offshore bite is also great when the wind isn't blowing and we can get out. Red Grouper on the 8 hr trips have been hungry. Big Gray Snapper, Lane Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and Vermillion Snapper have been a steady bite. Triggerfish are open and have been getting some nice ones.  Kingfish will be making there run through here any time now and are a heck of a fight and great eating. Scamp Grouper, and Spanish Mackerel have been coming over the side as well.  We are brining back plenty of tasty fish for dinner. 8 hr trip recommended

*****Reminder gratuity is not included in price 20% is customary and appreciated

***** Redfish & Snook even in season are catch and release only on my charters to allow our fishery to continue to flourish. Many guides are doing the same thing as we all share the same interest in the fishery here in Southwest Floirda. We can keep a few Trout and possibly some Snapper, Sheepshead, and Pompano but thats about it for Inshore.  If your looking for a meat trip then book a offshore trip.

Policies & Procedures For Fishing Charters

  • Reservations require a deposit: $200 for Offshore & Nearshore trips, $150 for Inshore & Shark trips, and $100 for all other excursions
  • Redfish & Snook on the inshore charters are catch and release only. We can keep a few Trout and possibly any Snapper, Sheepshead, and Pompano we may get but that's pretty much it. If you're looking for a lot of fish to eat then you need to book an offshore trip.
  • The captain may postpone or cancel trip due to poor weather conditions or other reasons at his discretion. Trips cancelled by the captain will receive a 100% refund.
  • The captain will email you within 48 hrs of your reservation with an itinerary of your trip including all the details.
  • A full refund is issued for all trips canceled with at least 14 days notice. However, inside of 14 days the deposit is forfeited, and for cancellations inside of 3 days or no shows the day of the charter the full amount will be due and will be charged to the card you used for deposit.
  • Things not to bring-  glass bottles, black soled shoes, boots, firearms, nonprescription drugs, cannabis even with prescription is not allowed in Federal waters. Aerosol sun block. GPS units, smart watches, and Go Pros are not allowed aboard on all offshore & nearshore trips. Cell phones must be off before leaving dock on all offshore & nearshore trips. The Captain can take any photos for you and send to you after the trip. If on a offshore or nearshore trip and a GPS tracking device is picked up by our monitoring system the trip will be cancelled at that time and full amount will be due. If you have special circumstances like glucose monitoring or something else and need to use cell phone please discuss with the Captain before trip.
  • Things to bring-Drinks, snacks, a small cooler, a hat, rain gear, sunglasses, sun block (non aerosol), non marking white soled shoes, and Dramamine if prone to motion sickness or not sure (follow directions on the box).
  • Gratuity is not included in your trip (Customary is 20% the cost of your trip)
  • Trips depart from Gasparilla Marina. Pick up can also be arranged from Little Gasparilla docks. Please arrive 15 min prior to scheduled departure
  • If you have any questions please contact me.
  • Up to 5 guest are welcome on our offshore/nearshore trips but only 4 will fish at a time

Policies & Procedures For Tours & Cruises

  • Tour and Cruise reservations require a $100.00 deposit
  • The captain may postpone/cancel trip due to poor weather conditions or other reasons at his discretion. Trips cancelled by the captain will receive a 100% refund.
  • The captain will email you within 48 hrs of your reservation with an itinerary of your trip including all the details.
  • A full refund is issued for all trips canceled with at least 14 days notice. However, inside of 14 days the deposit is forfeited, and for cancelations inside of 3 days or no shows the day of the charter the full amount will be due and will be charged to the card you used for deposit.
  • Things not to bring-non prescription drugs, glass bottles, black soled shoes, firearms, aerosol sun block.
  • Things to bring-Drinks(alcohol is allowed), snacks, a small cooler, a hat, rain gear, sunglasses, sun block (non aerosol), non marking white soled shoes
  • Trips depart from Gasparilla Marina. Please arrive 15 min prior to scheduled departure. Pick up can also be arranged from the Little Gasparilla Island Docks as well
  • Gratuity is not included in your trip (Customary is 20% the cost of your trip)

Bait, tackle, fishing license, ice, fish cleaning, and a great time are all included!

Rich results on Google's SERP when searching for 'Fishing Charters"

Offshore Fishing Charters

On our Boca Grande offshore fishing charters, we will take up to 5 guests but only 4 will fish at a time. Trips range from 20-60 miles out depending on the length of the trip you choose, so the ride out can range from a 45 min - 2+ hrs (depending on the length of your trip and the sea conditions). We will be bottom fishing, as well as possibly trolling and drifting bait. The Gulf Of Mexico offers a wide variety of fish and structure so, as a result, our offshore fishing charters can send us fishing over rock ledges, reefs, and wrecks. Our target species depending on the trip consist of Snapper (Mangrove, Red, Lane, Vermillion, and Yellowtail) also Grouper (Red, Gag, Black, and Scamp). Additionally, other possible species include Trigger Fish, Cobia, Mahi-Mahi, Barracuda, Porgies and many more. Fish size and species can also be impacted by the distance of your trip, therefore If you have any questions please look at the trip details page which will explain the different trips or contact Capt. Jeff.  Book Today!!!  

 

Boca Grande Nearshore Fishing Charters

Nearshore Fishing Charters

Our Boca Grande nearshore fishing charter we take up to 5 guest but only 4 will fish at a time. This is a trip for the group that wants to experience offshore fishing but wants to stay a little closer in. You will still enjoy the Gulf Of Mexico and catch some fish as well.  On these trips typical catches include Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper,  Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Grunts, and Squirrel fish. In addition, Shark, Bonita, Kingfish, Barracuda, Cobia, Permit and Amberjack are possible catches. Also at this distance please take note as we will not mislead you as some other charters do. This is not considered a true offshore trip where we go far and deep. And you aren't going to catch keeper Grouper or the bigger Snappers on these trips. The fish are smaller the bite is sometimes slower and not all keepers but we normally get a few for dinner and it's always a great time on the water. If you have any questions please look at the trip details page which will explain the different trips or contact Capt. Jeff

 Book Today!

Boca Grande Inshore Fishing Charters

Inshore Fishing Charters

Our guided Boca Grande inshore and back country fishing charters allow up to 2 people to fish the shallow protected waters in and around Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Trips for up to 4 guest can be arranged running our bigger boat. Contact Captain Jeff for details on these trips.  We primarily fish the mangrove shorelines and the abundant grass flats of Florida's beautiful southwest coast. Our objective is catching Redfish, Snook, Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and more. On these trips. Artificial baits and lures, as well as live and cut baits, are used depending on the fish bite and your angler skill level. Since we remain in protected waters, these trips also offer plenty of opportunities to experience the beauty of our undeveloped shorelines. As a result, we will encounter an abundance of wildlife that makes these waters home, including egrets, bald eagles, ospreys, dolphins, manatees, and much more. If you have any questions please look at the trip details page which will explain the different trips or contact Capt. Jeff

 

Book Your Boca Grande Fishing Charter Today