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Address: 4765 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone Number: +1 239-247-8288
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Paradise Charters would like to welcome you aboard our 2014 Tidewater. We...

Paradise Charters would like to welcome you aboard our 2014 Tidewater. We offer backwater fishing, nearshore and offshore. We also have dolphin tours, sightseeing, shelling and sunset tours. We can specialize any trip to meet your needs. It is our goal at Paradise Charters to make sure you have a safe, fun and memorable time. We sail out of the beautiful Snook Bight Marina that is behind the Publix grocery store which is mid island. From beginners to pros, let's go!

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Great day fishing! 33” - 30 # Crying Gag Grouper- it’s called a Crying Gag because season closed 12/30/15. Also biggest Gag Shawn has caught on his boat this year. Not to brag... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great day fishing! 33” - 30 # Crying Gag Grouper- it’s called a Crying Gag because season closed 12/30/15. Also biggest Gag Shawn has caught on his boat this year. Not to brag, but I also hold the record for the largest Black Tip Shark on the boat. 40”- 50 # Goliath Grouper- just a baby but it was fun... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Paradise Charters is a top notch service.... Not only did we catch I monster snook as well as 36 other fish covering 11 species we also learned so much about the ecosystem around us. The captain answered question after question about things we saw, the boat, his life, and why he loves what he does so much. I will be... More 

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Thank KCBeau
mamacita333, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this review

Hey Beau, I had such a great time with you and your wife! You made an amazing catch that day on that snook....congratulations. Looking forward to seeing you next time. Thanks so much Capt. Shawn Tight lines and good fishing! More 

Warkwickshire, England
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a great trip out with Cap'n Sean, weather was perfect and Sean was super friendly informative and helpful. We landed plenty of fish to take home and eat....and even Sean got excited with the unexpected catch...a 4' hammerhead! Thanks so much Sean - Dick and Mark hope to fish with you again soon!

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Thank MarkyD
mamacita333, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this review

Hey Mark, I had such a great day on the water with you and Dick. Yall did a great job. It was super fun fighting the shark on light tackle. So glad yall had a good time. I couldn't do what I do without great people like yourselves. Thanks so much! Tight lines and good fishing. Capt. Shawn More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This was my 2nd time back with Capt. Shawn, first time was with my son and we caught over 100 fish that day. This time I decided to take my wife. We had a great time fishing and caught 12 species of fish. I caught a trophy Florida Snook, a sting ray and Hooked into a total of 5 Gigantic... More 

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Thank Joe S
mamacita333, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this review

Excellent day of fishing. Joe, I had such a great time with you and Shelby. That was an outstanding catch. We are so fortunate to have such a great fishery here in Florida to be able to share with wonderful people like yourselves. Thanks so much. Tight lines and good fishing. Capt. Shawn More 

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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I have never been fishing in the ocean until a few weeks ago. It was a wonderful adventure being on the open waters and catching 14 different species. Initially we wanted to stay in the back bay because I have never been out in the ocean on a boat, but the weather was cooperative and the waters were calm, so... More 

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Thank Annie D
mamacita333, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this review

Hey Annie, I had such a great day with you and your husband. It is always great to have honeymooners. I am so glad that yall had fun and that you enjoyed your fish. Tight lines and good fishing. Capt. Shawn More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Had a charter scheduled with Captain Shawn and knew because of the heavy rains and changing temperature that fishing was going to be challenging. When we arrived, Captain Shawn gave us a run down on the plan for the day. Hit the docks for red fish on the outgoing tide, on to the pass for drift fishing for mangrove snapper,... More 

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Thank willlieb
mamacita333, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to be on the water with yall. I couldnt do what I do without wonderful people like yourselves. Looking forward to our next charter. Tight lines and good fishing. Capt. Shawn More 

Ottumwa, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I have been on several charter trips and this was by far the best. I went with my wife and father, not only did we catch fish but we experienced professional and courteous service from Captain Shawn. He was always right there with bait or the net to haul in our catch. His knowledge of the area and its history... More 

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Thank Scott H
mamacita333, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this review

Hey Scott, I had an amazing day with y'all! I gotta commend you on fighting the goliath grouper on light tackle, you did a great job as well as everybody else did on the boat that day. I am so glad you enjoyed the outing and the restaurants. Tight lines and good fishing! Capt. Shawn More 

Lake Worth, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

My wife and I booked a 3/4 day trip with Capt. Shawn which far exceeded our highest expectations! The clean, well maintained boat and professional humorous and very informative captain made the trip exceptional! We wanted fish for 8 people.....From the first to last drop, we caught fish! We boated 14 diff species from flounder to spanish mackerel(+70 fish). We... More 

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mamacita333, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this review

I had such a great time on the water with you and your wife. I am so fortunate to do what I love to do which is spend time with great people and catch lots of fish! Thank y'all so much. Tight lines and good fishing! Capt. Shawn More 

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Found Paradise Charters on Trip Advisor and after reading reviews decided to give a call. Spoke to the Captains wife about what I was looking for and scheduled a charter for the next morning. She was very polite and gave a rundown on rules of the boat and payment methods. No Beer, cigarettes, marking sole shoes, bananas and no credit... More 

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2 Thank Bryce C
mamacita333, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this review

Hey Bryce, I had such a great day on the water with you and your son! One of the best parts of what I do is being able to interact with young people and there families and seeing smiles and memories that will always last! You had such a wonderful son and I am so glad yall had such a... More 

Lagrange, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband Tom and son Patrick, spent a day with Captain Shawn and there faces when it was over and even now when the speak about it is priceless! Captain Shawn gave them history, explained all about different fish. They cannot wait till next year! They caught a ton of fish and raved how hard captain Shawn worked to find... More 

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1 Thank Dora A
mamacita333, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this review

Hi Dora, I had a great day on the water with your husband Tom and your son Patrick! They were great anglers and great guys! Thank yall so much! Tight lines and good fishing! Capt. Shawn More 

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