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Address: 15183 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number: 239-822-3337
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Description: 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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Great time!!!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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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

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

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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Newtown, PA
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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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You never know what you're going to get when you shell out big bucks for a service far from home, that you book from a website without a personal recommendation. Well, let me assure you, if you are in that boat, that Native Guides and Captain John Houston is the absolute best! John took me, my wife, my eleven-year-old daughter... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

John Houston is an excellent guide. He took my mother, my 10 year old son, and me on a great trip for lunch to cabbage key ( of jimmy Buffett "cheeseburger in Paradise" fame) and then on to shelling at Cayo Costa state park. He was great with my son, helping him fish and showing him how to dive for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our group of four adults did a 4 hour afternoon boat excursion with Captain John. The boat was equipped with a cooler and ice for our beverages. We started out of the marina and Capt John pointed out a manatee as we were leaving. Then it was off to snorkel/shell/sightsee and have lunch at Cabbage Key. John is clearly very... More 

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Address: 15183 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number: 239-822-3337
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Captiva Island

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