We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 260 Maryland Ave, Stump Pass Marina, Englewood, FL 34224
Phone Number: +1 941-468-4017
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Captain Van Hubbard USCG Fishing Guide since 1976 from Venice to Boca...

Captain Van Hubbard USCG Fishing Guide since 1976 from Venice to Boca Grande Florida knows the waters and habitat sharing with you the safest, most pleasurable and rewarding charter. Customized to your specific desires, yet never compromizing in safety. Inshore and backcountry sportfishing and eco tours from a 23 feet safe, comfortable Dorado bayboat. In additon to fishing from beginner to pro, we offer nature/photography tours and waterfront real estate tours. Children over age 6 with their family are welcome! Limit of 4 persons per charter.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Four score

Our trip was amazing. On Dec 26th we went out. Two men - two women. Capt Van asked us what fish we wanted. He proceeded to take us out to different spots to catch the Snook, Sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Ralph C
,
Englewood, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Englewood, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Our trip was amazing. On Dec 26th we went out. Two men - two women. Capt Van asked us what fish we wanted. He proceeded to take us out to different spots to catch the Snook, Sea trout and Jack's. We caught 7 different species of fish. More than 30 fish in under 4 hours! We saw Manatees and other... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ralph C
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great fishing trip with Van Hubbard! We had 2 Dads, Grandpa and 3 boys (age 11-12). He does all the work on the fishing lines and found a couple great spots. Everyone caught fish and we had several keepers that he cleaned and we took home for dinner. Great fun and would recommend to others.

Helpful?
Thank Mike V
Grinnell, Kansas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Went fishing at Stump Pass and let me start by saying we caught fish, but still had quite honestly one of the most awful trip experiences ever. Here is why. Oh, and to preface this entire story, my Dad and I never once retorted to any of Van Hubbard's actions. We gave a due diligent effort to learn, despite quite... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Ray G
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My dad and I came down from Ohio and Indiana. Captain Van took us on a half day trip. His experience and comfort as a captain is easy to see when you are on his boat. Within 2 hours of the first line hitting the water we had more fish than we could possibly eat. I would recommend him to... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank roadking2948
Osprey, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I took my 11-year old son for his birthday, along with his older 13-year old brother, to fish with Captain Van. We had a fantastic time fishing in the flats around Palm Island/Stump Pass. Captain Van is a long-time veteran with the area, and knows how to fish the area cold. He arrived after catching his own bait, and took... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Andrew N
Huntersville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My 16 year old loves the water and fishing. Capt. Van took us on our first fishing charter and we both had a great time! We went to several different sites, had lots of hits and landed two trout (too small to keep) and one 5 lb red fish (which tasted terrific!!). My son said he would definitely like to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank T-ABadour
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I spent a great morning today with Captain Van. He was ready and waiting for us at the dock and it within minutes we were at the spot and my daughter caught a Jack on the first cast. We (she more than me) caught more than our fair share of snapper and she landed a big snook.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Justin A
Fullerton, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My buddy and I spent a day fishing with Capt Van, It was first class from the start. Captain Van was waiting for us on the dock with the engine running and the bait tank filled. We were on the spot in just a few minutes, with the snook popping and snapper everywhere. Capt Van was patient, teaching us the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Mark M
Mooresville North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Capt. Van Hubbard met us at the WannaB Resort dock. He was very friendly and was a great coach to Tom and I that had never fished for snook. His bait tank was full of fresh caught pilchards or white fish bait. We started fishing immediately and with his coachng we quickly landed lots of small snook.As the tide turned... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank LMintzer
Blairstown, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the second year in a row that my family spent the day fishing with Captain Van and we were not disappointed. We highly recommend him.

Helpful?
Thank Cindy L

Travelers who viewed Captain Van Hubbard Fishing Charters also viewed

Englewood, Southwest Gulf Coast
Englewood, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Englewood, Southwest Gulf Coast
Englewood, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Captain Van Hubbard Fishing Charters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Captain Van Hubbard Fishing Charters staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?