Nearshore Fishing Charters

1 to 9 Miles Offshore

nearshore permit


Please Note. All fishing charters are NOT the same. We have over 20 years guiding experience, 50 plus tournament wins and use only the best equipment. Guaranteed fish!! That’s what we do!

January – March

4 Hours          $ 450*
6 Hours          $ 650*
8 Hours          $ 800*

April – July

6 Hours $750**
12 Hours $1400**


4 Hours          $ 450*
6 Hours          $ 650*
8 Hours          $ 800*

*No Fish-No Pay Guarantee!!! If you don’t catch a gamefish on one of my backcountry/flats trips the trip is free! Guaranteed! No questions asked!*

 **  Due to high demand for Boca Grande Tarpon Fishing we only run 6 hour trips from April thru July and these trips are $750. They run from 7:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-8:00pm.**



Light/Heavy Tackle, Live and Artificial Bait

Nearshore Boca Grande fishing charters generally only require 10-20lb class tackle but 50-80lb tackle is commonly used to land the big boys. Top of the line Shimano spinning and conventional reels are matched to G-Loomis and Shimano rods and spooled with Power Pro braided line for the ultimate nearshore fishing rigs.


King Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel
Goliath Grouper
Little Tunny

*Communication is an important part of each charter that ensures Capt. Danny provides you with a courteous, professional, enjoyable and memorable fishing experience. As a result if you require access to facilities, have special needs or want to target a specific fish please let him know. Remember, you normally catch more fish if you go after what is biting. So, to help make your trip a success, please communicate your wishes and needs to the captain prior to the trip

**Please remember that the availability of certain species depends on tides, season, weather and amount of fishing time invested.

Ready for some nearshore action?

Nearshore Boca Grande fishing charters offer some of the most thrilling angling experiences in Southwest Florida. The term “near-shore” generally refers to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico a short distance out from shore, usually still within sight of land. Captain Danny offers fishing charters off the coast of Charlotte Harbor for Cobia, Kingfish, Gag Grouper, Permit, Red Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail snapper, Amberjack, Spanish mackerel, False Albacore (bonito), Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Barracuda, and many varieties of shark, even an occasional Blackfin Tuna or Sailfish.

Charlotte Harbor mixes its fertile water with the open Gulf of Mexico feeding the massive schools of baitfish that hang off the mouth of the harbor year round. With such a tremendous amount of bait readily available, the Southwest Florida Gulf waters attract predatory fish of all size and species. Near-shore trips are not deepsea trips. They are run in a bay boat, in only calm conditions, and stay relatively close to shore. This will have no impact on the quality or quantity of fish caught. Nearshore Boca Grande fishing charters are some of the most active and consistent fishing charters that Florida has to offer. The action is fast and furious out in the open water, so weather you are a beginner, seasoned pro, or avid fly fisherman, there is fishing out there that fits your abilities.

The shark fishing is truly first class out there as well, with Hammerhead Sharks, Bull Sharks, Spinner Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Brown Sharks, Nurse Sharks and Lemon Sharks just to name a few.

Bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper is a sure way to get some great eating fish. For those of you that love to hear screaming drags, it is hard to beat the Gulfs pelagic fish such as Kingfish, Bonito, Mackerel, Jacks, Dorado and Permit. They feed close to the surface, fight tremendously hard and can make for unbelievably fast action. Sometimes the action is as fast as you can keep your lines rigged up on fish from 5 to 40 pounds.

The open Gulf is much more protected than the Atlantic so there are a lot more days Captain Danny’s charters can get out there and take advantage of the great fishing the Gulf has to offer. If it’s too rough though, the good news is his charters are only a few minutes away from some of the best flats fishing in the country so there are always good alternatives.

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