Shark Chaser Charters
Shark Chaser Charters
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
I am a private shark fishing charter service in Naples,Florida. I have been a charter captain for over eleven years. I am great with kids. I can take professionals to novices. I catch sharks from 2 foot long to 10 feet long and other large fish. I have a 21 foot Hewes Redfisher Flats boat, therefore you are very close to the action. I can do a 4 hour or 6 hour trips. I can accommodate up to four people. I catch from 6 inch trout to 10 foot sharks, also Goliath grouper, Sawfish ,Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and other large fish. I also do private Shelling,Site-seeing and Eco-tours as well or a combo of all.
Goodland, Florida
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2024

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Brian W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Captain John is very knowledgeable about where to find sharks. In a 5-hour trip, we caught 12 sharks, about half blacktip and half blacknose, and also had more bites that we didn't get to the boat. Captain John is very kind and accommodating to his guests, and he had a real drive for us to catch some nice sharks. This was my first time shark fishing, and my family and I will definitely be coming back in the future. 10/10, wholeheartedly recommended.
Written January 10, 2020
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Thanks a lot Brian. I appreciate the kind review. I always try my hardest, I am glad it paid off on our trip together. See you again soon. Tight lines 🎣🦈
Written January 11, 2020
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Larry R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
Had a awesome fun day with Captain John of Shark Chaser Charters. Caught the first Shark at sunrise and the 3 of us clients caught at least 10 Shark and many other species to make it a very successful day. Always a delight.
Written March 15, 2021
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Thank you Larry. It was a great day on the water. I wish every trip was like this. Glad we had a banner time.
Written May 26, 2021
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David B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Incredible day!! Captain John is an absolute master at his trade. Knows how to show you a great time (equally great with kids and adults), knows all the great spots to land great fish and sharks, and is great at teaching fishers of all skill levels how to land a big fish. We caught dozens of fish (probably 10-12 species) and a ton of sharks (4-5 species). Big haul of the day was a seven and a half foot, 250-300 pound lemon shark. Will do it again and will recommend to anyone who is looking for the best in fishing in SW FL.
Written December 20, 2021
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THANK YOU David for such a nice review. I really appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again someday. ✌🏻❤️🦈
Written March 21, 2022
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bpeters562
Lansing, MI4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Took my son fishing on the last day of 2019 - Captain John is super friendly, the boat and equipment are great, and we had non-stop action on tarpon, goliath grouper, and shark, including some truly massive fish. One of the best fishing trips ever. Will definitely be back. Brian Peters
Written January 3, 2020
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Thanks Brian, I appreciate the kind words. I was a great trip. I wish they bit like this all the time ! See you next time and thank you for choosing me as your captain.
Written January 4, 2020
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Dylan G
Bonita Springs, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
We had an awesome trip with captain John Brossard this past weekend. Every time we go out with him we catch a ridiculous amount of trophy fish. We won’t go out with anyone else. His pricing is great and he always goes out of his way to make sure everyone on the boat brings in acouple of monster sharks and fish. If I could leave him a 100/5 star review I would. Thank you for all of the amazing trips you’ve taken us out on captain!
Written November 29, 2022
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Dylan, I appreciate the really nice comments you have made. Sorry I forget your name once in a while. I will never do that again. You have become one of my regulars, and I appreciate that very much. See you next trip.
Written February 3, 2023
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Austin M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
I’ve been on a lot of guided fishing trips and have to say John was hands down the best guide I’ve ever fished with. He was great with my kids (ages 8,8, & 11), patient, friendly, and fun. We caught plenty of big fish. Basically a perfect guiding experience. My kids and I won’t forget this trip... it was one of the best days ever. We’ll be back next time we’re in the Naples area.
Written August 20, 2020
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Thank you for the nice review, It was a great day that day. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Written September 11, 2020
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David B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Second trip out with Captain John was literally unbeatable. We visited John just after an epic cold spell where the ocean water dropped from the mid seventies to the fifties. John called a couple days before to let us know that with such cold waters shark fishing might be difficult, and he offered to let us cancel free of charge. Given the incredible experience we had last time with John (300 pound lemon shark, tons of other cool sharks and fish), there was no was we were going to cancel.

Knowing that shark fishing would be difficult and that the weather would be beautiful, John took me and my two sons (9 and 11) offshore to fish. On our way off shore we made a stop in a beautiful spot where we caught literally dozens of lady fish while dolphins played and frolicked alongside our boat. Then we went offshore to two incredible spots where we literally caught a dozen Goliath grouper. My kids were going absolutely bonkers. We even managed to catch a shark.

John was great with me and great with the kids. A master of his craft, there is no better fishing experience in south west Florida. We will do it again for sure!!
Written January 9, 2023
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David, Thank you for your kind words, I am always my own worst enemy, because I feel that people will not enjoy if we don’t catch tons of sharks, but I know sometimes it’s what’s out there and the beauty of everything really works out. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again someday.
Written February 3, 2023
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Brad S
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Worth every penny! John was a blast to fish with. We have 16 & 19 yr old boys and had a great time. Mom was a trooper as she cringed every time John as he butchered up another bait and flung it out to sea. Blood, guts, and slime…. But it worked! John knew the spots, the water current, and the type of bait. We were only out there 20 minutes before we heard the first bail start whining with that adrenaline toned tune! There’s nothing like it. What could be on? My son Jack caught a 62 inch Shark right away. Next we lost a couple, but the action was hot and intense right out of the gates. 10 minutes later it was my turn… boom! I knew right away that I had a large shark on. It just kept running and running away with the line. I heard John say several times behind me “that’s a nice one..that’s a big one”…. I just wanted to see it and every time I thought I would, the beast just took off running again. I literally was fatigued from fighting it. With my boys cheering me on, eventually the fish tired out and we were able to bring it to the side of the boat to tag it and release it. It was too big to bring it aboard!
Honestly would have been happy with just a 3 ft shark. But after a lengthy of battle, we finally pulled it up to the boat. 7ft long Lemon Shark. 250 lbs. wow! Moved to another spot and after about 30 minutes of chumming and waiting we heard another bail start whining! My son Adam jumped to it and followed John’s teaching- set the hook, and after several laps around the circumference of the boat battling the shark, he too landed a beautiful black tip shark about the same as his brothers! We are from Wisconsin and have never experienced anything like this before. Muskie fishing is the closest- but still no match. It was the highlight of our vacation easily. To me and my boys, this was as amazing as seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time. So thankful for this experience!!
Written July 31, 2021
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DrLid
New York City, NY5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This was our second trip out with the man, the myth, and the legend, Captain John Brossard. Once again, it was a GREAT day!
Caught everything from Catfish to Black Tips to a large Lemon Shark. Weather was about as perfect as you could hope for. For this trip, my son brought a couple of his friends with him, one of which who had never fished before (&?!and wouldn’t you know it, HE was the one to catch the large Lemon SHARK!) Well, as has been written in so many of the prior 5 STAR reviews, Captain John was very patient, explained everything, and answered all questions asked. Add in his carbonated personality, and you have yourself the perfect vibe for a day of “Shark Chasing “. Make your decision easy, read a few of his reviews, and then contact Captain John Brossard.
You’ll be happy that you did!
Written May 1, 2021
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Thank you very much Dr. Lidsky, always fun to have some New Yorkers on the boat. You guys always enjoy the nice Florida weather. You have a great kid by the way. See you next year I hope.
Written May 26, 2021
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Ambassador596095
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had a group of fisherman very excited to catch a shark. John was great keeping us busy catching bait while we waited for the big ones! Everybody caught sharks and it was a super fun time chasing down the big ones. He was knowledgeable and friendly and we had a great day. Highly recommend this tour!
Written February 24, 2020
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Thank you for the nice comments. I enjoy making people’s day. I really appreciate this.
Written February 25, 2020
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