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Address: 15183 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number: 239-822-3337
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Want to experience a true view of south west Florida through the eyes of a...

Want to experience a true view of south west Florida through the eyes of a native? Join Captain John Houston on one of his customized guided tours into the heart of Old Florida. Born and raised on Dinkins Bayou of Sanibel Island, John spent his childhood exploring the surrounding waters and educating himself on its ecosystem. Being a fourth generation Floridian, He has had the rare opportunity to learn firsthand how the rugged local history has shaped Southwest Florida into what it is today.

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Would do it again in a heartbeat!

Booked a four hour tour with Captain Colin last week and it was the highlight of our trip to Captiva. Colin is extremely knowledgeable and was excellent with our two young... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a four hour tour with Captain Colin last week and it was the highlight of our trip to Captiva. Colin is extremely knowledgeable and was excellent with our two young children (5 and 19 months). Colin took us up to Cabbage Key and then shelling on Cayo Costa where we had the beach to ourselves. He was quick to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Took a tour with Captain Colin Carpenter that far surpassed our expectations! We booked on very short notice and told Captain Colin that we wanted to see wildlife...especially birds and dolphins...and go shelling and boy did he deliver! We had Pelicans flying alongside our boat and then plopping down in the water right beside us as well as anhingas,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We arrived a little late, but Cap'n John was very accommodating and assured us we didn't have to worry. When we did arrive, Cap'n was ready to go with his first mate, Maya. We had a pretty long list of things we wanted to do, and I have to say that Cap'n John made sure we hit everything on that... More 

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south carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Captain John was awesome. He was extremely knowledgable and great with kids. We caught dinner plus some. We will definitely book again. Thanks for a fun morning!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Last day of hols and wanted kids to have something to remember trip by - had a great mornings fishing off bayside of Captiva . Captain John enthused kids involving them catching bait then quickly got them started fishing. All caught something either snapper, mackerel or trout. This was cleaned for us and John recommended getting it cooked last flamingo... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Captain John took us out spur of the moment when our other tour was a no show. We went to Cayo Costa state park through a tropical path and did some great shelling with John's help! The beach there is beautiful. On the way there and back we saw dolphin, eagles, osprey and lots of other wildlife. Great tour!! Would... More 

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

This is the very best fishing charter we have ever been on - by far, and we've been on quite a few. Captain John knows exactly where to go to get the fish! There was a point where every single cast resulted in a fish on! It was the best day of fishing. After, Captain John filets your catch and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was our second time out with John. He's professional, friendly, and patient with younger anglers. Patient with older rookie Pine Island casters like me. The tide was so low I thought we would not catch anything, but John took us to a spot where we immediately starting hitting sea trout. We caught several for one heck of a meal... More 

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nashville,tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a must do! Everything you would look for in a guide. We did a sight seeing and shelling excursion, but will do fishing our next trip. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Captain John had us on the fish early and often! The four of us must have caught 15 fish a piece with 7 total keepers. John was always ready to bait the hooks and tell us where to cast. We told him our goal was dinner for 12 and he made it happen for us. He filleted the fish perfectly... More 

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