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Address: 260 Maryland Ave, Stump Pass Marina, Englewood, FL 34224
Phone Number: +1 941-468-4017
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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.

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Snook fishing trip

Enjoyed our trip with Captain Van! Must have caught at least 15 snook! Can't thank him enough for the best fishing trip ever! Will be back when we can keep at least one SNOOK... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
vmiller405
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our trip with Captain Van! Must have caught at least 15 snook! Can't thank him enough for the best fishing trip ever! Will be back when we can keep at least one SNOOK! Thank you Captain!! R&R Burge Saint Petersburg FL

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This morning, I took my 12- and 9-YO kids on a private charter with Captain Hubbard - it was a great trip. We caught and released over 30 snook. He was super accommodating with my kids, who had a great time.

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This was our second trip with Capt Van and both were just amazing! Capt Van is so good with the kids, has a rich knowledge of area, nature and knows where to catch fish!!! You will have an awesome experience that will be a lifelong memory.

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Clio, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

I found Captain Van Hubbard on the internet looking to charter a fishing trip while we were on vacation. Needless to say after reading many reviews we were not disappointed. My husband and I and three kids, ages 14, 13 and 11, went and caught many fish. We caught Red Snapper, Red Mouth (Grunts), Sheephead and a Grouper. Capt Van... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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Thank Mike V
Grinnell, Kansas
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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 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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 

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Osprey, Florida
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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 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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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 

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