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Native Guides Sanibel-Captiva Charter services

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Captiva Island, FL, USA
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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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Leigh S wrote a review May 2022
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Best fishing experience to date! Colin Carpenter was amazing - knowledgeable, personable, put us on snook, mackerel and trout. Beautiful morning in Captiva!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Anne S wrote a review Feb 2022
Albany, New York17 contributions11 helpful votes
Captain Colin Carpenter is the best! We spent the afternoon fishing with him in the Pine Island Sound. Weather was perfect, water was sparkling and the fish were biting. Our group of 3 caught approximately 25 fish and one small shark. Colin is lots of fun, the boat is comfortable and clean. Colin helps the novice fisher people bait, cast and retrieve their catches. He also cleans your fish and sends you home with the fish on ice.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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D.902927 wrote a review Dec 2021
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Had a nice day fishing with Captain John. It wasn't a super productive day in terms of catching fish to eat. Caught lots of variety but only one (a bluefish) was a keeper. John kept moving around and trying different things to give us better chances to find fish. We used a combo of live bait and lures. We were able to completely customize our day. We did a half day trip. We took our fish to the Lazy Flamingo for them to cook it for us that night. My little guy who was super excited to go fishing is the one who caught the bluefish and was thrilled to try it for dinner! A successful day! John is very entertaining also.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Travel R wrote a review Nov 2021
Rochester, Minnesota1533 contributions276 helpful votes
They know where to go depending on you want to do. I am a planner and sort of wish our itinerary was more planned out in advance, but it’s hard to do when things are weather dependent. We went shelling wildlife watching and ate lunch at cabbage key. 6 hours made the time comfortable, wouldn’t recommend less. They brought cleaner snorkel gear in case we needed it. They had bags for shells. Not a ton of shade on the boat, we didn’t need it, but would t have had it.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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William C wrote a review Jul 2021
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My son and I had the time of our lives in fishing in Costa Rica with Captain Trevor and First Mate Johnny. It was a great day made even better by Johnny’s incredible hospitality in letting us stay at his very comfortable home the night before so that we could get an early start.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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