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A Typical Day on the Water

The Captain’s day begins at 5:30 AM with a stop at the bait shop, and then for fuel. The boat is launched at the Punta Rassa boat ramp by 6:30 AM. He runs out to the grass flats to throw the castnet, gathering more live bait for the day’s charters. By 7:30 he is back to the dock, cleaning the boat, and getting ready to meet customers for his first charter, which is usually 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

It is a quick ride to the fishing grounds aboard our new Ranger Bay 2400, equipped with a four stroke Yamaha 300 HP engine. Once we arrive at our first spot, all rods with be set up and baited for you. All fish will be handled by your Captain, unless of course, you want to get your hands dirty!

Once back at the dock, all fish will be expertly filleted and bagged for you to take home. As you leave the dock don’t be surprised if you pass the next group getting ready to board for their afternoon charter from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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Sanibel Custom Charters - Shelling, Lunch Cruises, Sightseeing and Eco-Tours

Shelling Trips

We offer private shelling trips to secluded beaches along the barrier islands, which are only accessible by boat. There are over 275 kinds of shells native to Sanibel and Captiva, waiting to be found. One option is to venture out to historic Cayo Costa State Park, a 2000+ acre barrier island, renowned for shelling on unspoiled, white sand beaches.  Shelling, Lunch, Sightseeing and Eco-ToursPlease note that it can take up to one hour each way cruising to and from the islands, so that must be taken into account when considering how long to book your custom charter. Also: it is illegal to remove live shells.

Lunch Cruises

Add a stop for lunch at one of the many waterfront restaurants, some of which are only accessible by boat, such as the funky Cabbage Key, known for the dollar bills which dangle from the ceiling and walls.  Some argue that iconic singer Jimmy Buffet wrote, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” after dining in this restaurant. The black beans and rice, with or without Mahi-Mahi, are famous as well!


Reserve an exclusive sightseeing charter along the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Consider relaxing as you cruise around Sanibel and Captiva, from the Sanibel Lighthouse, past Bowman’s Beach and Blind Pass, through Redfish Pass, and back along the outside of Tarpon Bay. Behold the stunning sunsets from San Carlos Bay aboard your private Sunset Cruise. Bring your own bottle. Choose your own destination.


Book a custom eco-tour. Dolphins are usually the star attraction as you tour the barrier islands. They can often be seen frolicking in and out of the boat's wake. Observe Manatees, and an occasional Sea Turtle in their natural habitats. The area is notorious for its' exotic bird life as well:

Osprey   Anhinga   Egrets   Pelicans   Roseate Spoonbills   Frigates   Bald Eagles   Herons

Custom Options

Combine different options. Divide your time as you choose. Other custom options to consider:

Birthday Parties   Photo Shoots   Business Retreats   View your Property
Marriage Proposals   Remote Island Picnics   Bereavement Cruises   Castnet Lessons







With Sanibel Custom Charters it truly is, “Your Charter, Your Way”.







Call today to reserve your Sanibel Custom Charter!

Land: 239-579-0371      Sea: 978-423-3024

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