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Native Guides Sanibel-Captiva Charter services

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About Native Guides Sanibel-Captiva Charter services
Come and explore the beauty of Southwest Florida on one of our Fishing / Eco-Charters through the Pine Island Sound and its surrounding areas with a local native at the helm. Owned and operated by Captain John Houston, a Sanibel native, we provide guests the opportunity to create everlasting memories while strolling the waters on the Gulf of Mexico and Old Florida. Captain John is a self-taught naturalist who is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the local ecosystem. He is a fourth-generation Floridian whose unique upbringing has provided him the platform to share his knowledge of the area’s rugged history and events the shaped our area into what it has become today. We offer a variety of charter services including private fishing trips, snorkeling adventures, eco-charters for sightseeing, birding, and shelling. Private lunch tours to waterfront restaurants in the surrounding areas and water-taxi services are also available. Open year-round!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain John and Captain Colin took our family of 10 on a wonderful charter tour of the barrier islands. Both men were knowledgeable about marine life and the coastline, delighting passengers both young and old. The shelling experience was terrific, and we were lucky enough...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Fished and shelled with Capt John, so impressed I immediately booked a second trip. Captain Colin was terrific as well. What a great group. Serious local knowledge.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Norman S
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

In celebration of my husband’s 53 birthday! We took a 4 hour tour with his folks and Aunt and Uncle. (Ages 50-75). Perfect day for the 6 of is with lunch to Cabbage Key and then shelling at Cayo Bay. We saw dolphins swimming right...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

My family had a fantastic 4-hr charter with Captain John on a beautiful December day. Wonderfully accommodating from the first call to make a reservation. We didn’t plan on doing much fishing, but my boys enjoyed it so much we spent a great deal of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank BrigettL
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Captain John asked us at the beginning of the trip what our goal was. We told him dinner would be great, but having fun catching fish was the important part. Boy did he deliver. My wife hadn't caught a fish since she was a child....More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Jacob Z
Reviewed May 30, 2016

We chartered a fishing boat for 4 hours this past weekend. We had the pleasure of going out with Captain Colin on his boat. It was a great time. We caught lots of fish and had an amazing time. Captain Colin is very nice, personable...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Barry E. H
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We took a 4-hour trip with Captain John. Our boys, age 13,12 and 7, wanted to try fishing and see some dolphins and manatees. All their wishes were fulfilled! This is their first time trying fishing. John found a good spot and taught the boys...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank May L
Reviewed March 22, 2016

We booked a 4 hour tour with Captain Colin - there were 6 of us including 2 kids (ages 7 and 4). We had a great time, Colin was very accommodating to all of us, especially the kids. He got everyone setup for fishing, took...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Dana K
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Our family of 5 had a great afternoon with Captain Colin. He took care of putting the bait on the poles, casting for anyone who wanted him to, carefully watching for bites and telling the kids when to reel-in (this was huge as we usually...More

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank SHFABE
Reviewed February 8, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Looks like you've already made the trek to South Seas. How did it go? We went on a fishing charter last year with Capt. John Houston and while travelling to a fishing spot, we had dolphins racing us and jumping in our... More
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