The marine life of Sanibel Island is abundant and thriving. The warm waters of the gulf provide great breeding and living grounds for many species of fish including redfish, speckled trout, snook, tarpon and more. Fishing charters are available for all skill levels; don’t let the opportunity of a lifetime pass you by. Book a Sanibel Island fishing charter with one of the many knowledgeable and experienced captains today! And, be sure to check your Exclusive Promotions pack, given to all guests upon arrival at the Inn, for exclusive discounts only our guests receive from many local businesses!

Sanibel Island Fishing Charter Recommendations:

Whitney’s Bait & Tackle

Voted ‘Best of the Islands’ for fishing charters, equipment & guides, Whitney’s Bait & Tackle is the #1 source for all things fishing on Sanibel & Captiva Islands! With their complete selection of bait, tackle & apparel for all types of fishing, we’re sure you’ll be wow’ed and feel comfortable with their friendly and knowledgable staff of local & professional fishing enthusiasts. If they don’t have something you’re looking for, they can get it or point you in the right direction of where to find it. Open from 5AM-9PM, 365 days a year, stop in for rod & reel rentals, live & artificial bait, tackle, rod & reel repair, free lessons and unlimited local expertise!

Whitney’s offers four, six & eight-hour private charters for up to 6 guests who can choose from fishing, eco, shelling, lunch, wedding, sunset or a custom charter to fulfill whatever desire they have while out on the water. Their Sanibel fishing charters include bait, fishing licenses, ice & tackle. Escape the land-locked shores and cruise the waters of Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Whitney’s guides who are sure to help you #GetHookedOnSanibel & keep you coming back for more every year!


Adventures in Paradise

Established on Sanibel Island in 1986, Adventures in Paradise Cruises hopes to bring you our love of the sea: not only fishing but also dolphins, manatee, sea otters, seahorses and shelling throughout the waters surrounding Sanibel & Captiva Islands!

On their ‘Backwater Fishing Cruise‘, groups of guests are taken grass-flats fishing in an average depth of four feet, using open-faced spin reels, popping corks and live shrimp. The captain and mate will be there every step of the way to help cast, reel, and yes bait the hook. (we understand not everyone wants to handle jumping shrimp) there’s no shame in it! All of your bait, tackle, rods and license will be provided. This is a catch and release excursion.

Private fishing charters with Captain Noah are also available. Reel in Tarpon, Snook, Trout, Redfish, Grouper, Snapper, and Shark. All fishing equipment, bait, tackle and license are provided! Up to 4 passengers comfortably, with 6 passengers maximum. Custom charters are also available.



Offering inshore, deep sea & long range fishing charters, Captain Greg Hood provides Sanibel Island fishing charters for all skill levels. Catch Tarpon, Snook, Redfish & more! Captain Greg provides the boat, fuel, insurance, ramp fees, and tackle. Basically, everything you will need for a fantastic day on the water! Guests are asked to bring their own hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (please, no spray on sunscreen as it gets on the tackle and electronics), non-marking shoes, plenty of water and soft drinks, and whatever you’d like to eat. He recommends also bringing a bandana – You can dip it in the water and tie it around your neck to keep cool. And of course… Bring your camera to capture the action, there will be lots!