Captain Shawn Kelly's Tarpon Snook Redfish

Captain Shawn Kelly's Tarpon Snook Redfish

Captain Shawn Kelly's Tarpon Snook Redfish
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About
My name is Captain Shawn Kelly. I’ve been a Professional USCG registered Captain for more than 16 years. For the last 10+ years, I have dedicated my career to the waters of Pine Island Sound with a special focus on Sanibel and Captiva. I am proud to call the historic Jensen’s Twin Palms Marina home, however we can pick you up wherever you’d like from Captiva, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Pine Island or North Captiva. I’m an avid fisherman, a husband and a father who has experienced the great opportunity to teach my son, but also hundreds of other kids how to fish. We fish year-round from Ft. Myers Beach to the famed Boca Grand Pass and everything in between. With more than a decade on these waters, we know when and where to find fish. Our goal is to make your trip as memorable as can be for you, your family and your friends.
Captiva Island, Florida
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2023

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Paradise268628
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Not sure what defines the best guide but Captain Shawn picked us up on our dock, was super easy to have a conversation with, worked great with my 11 year old an put us on fish almost immediately. We caught 60 fish combined including nice size,trout, Jacks, Ladyfish, and Blues wirhin 3 hours. Heade back toward our dock and stopped and landed 2 shark before storms forced us home. Highly recommend for novice or experienced anglers.
#tightlines
Written June 19, 2020
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Mandi L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Captain Shawn provided an amazing fishing experience!!we had 3 adults and 3 kids and he was extremely patient. He knew all the good fishing spots and we caught approximately 80-90 fish, including a small shark. I would definitely recommend Shawn!
Written July 30, 2020
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Charly M
Saint Louis Park9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Once in a lifetime experience! Captain Shawn couldn't have been nicer and got us on the fish right off the bat. He truly under promised and over delivered. We had 4 lines zipping with Bonita and King Mackerels within 1 minute of hitting his spot. Ended up bringing in 5 or 6 Bonita, 10 or 15 trout, and a handful of other fish. The highlight of the trip for all of us was fighting a 7-8 foot sand shark for a good 30 minutes, and getting him up to the boat. Just an unreal experience. We were out with 2 Dad's and 4 kids and Captain Shawn couldn't have been nicer or more patient. I can't reccomend him enough. We have video of the shark that is out of this world, but I don't know how to upload it.
Written December 9, 2020
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Richard
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Was in Sanibel for Tarpon fishing June 1st and Shawn was able to put us on the Tarpon even though the season had slowed down. We had 6 strikes, including my first cast of the day and I was finally able to land a fish.
Awesome trip.!!!
Written June 15, 2020
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Curtis Chambers
Captiva Island, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Best fishing trip ever out of Captiva. Capt Shawn Kelly know EXACTLY where to go and catch fish. The four of us each caught plenty of fish, ended up with 22 keepers and at least that many we decided to release. Equipment was all in great condition, not a single hitch with the trip (except for the rain that chased us in about 15 minutes early. Definitely booking with Shawn when we return for another trip in April.
Written February 6, 2021
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Laura N
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Capt. Shawn took our family of 3 on a last minute fishing trip last week. We had our 5 yr old son with us who was unsure at first. Capt. Shawn was simply amazing with putting our son at ease. He was very knowledgeable, patient, and had us on fish the whole time. We caught a lot of fish and he even cleaned a few for us to take to a local restaurant to be cooked for dinner. He went out of his way to make sure our son was able to catch a “Jack” fish. We saw many dolphins, had 2 manatee’s swim right up to the boat and my husband was able to catch a almost 6 ft shark. We all agree, our fishing trip with Capt. Shawn was the best part of trip. We will book with Capt. Shawn when we return to Sanibel.
Written August 16, 2020
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Tricia L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We went out with Cap't Shawn in July '21 for our daughters 13th birthday. He was such a fun guy to be with! He took us "all the places" where he knew we would catch some fish. Then towards the end of our tour, knowing our girl is an avid fisherwoman, he took her out to catch a "big one" and boy did she! A 6 ft bull shark! This was the most fun we have had on the water. On the return, Cap't Shawn helped us filet our fish that we took to the Lazy Flamingo and had a great dinner. Although we know shark catching is not the norm, the day was AMAZING. 5 stars for Cap't Shawn!
Written June 7, 2022
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Kjetil O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Best fishing trip of my life! We were immediately catching Spanish mackerel like crazy... about 30 in total. Also brought in a 15-pound Bonita. For the last hour, he set us up to go for tarpon, which I had never done before. At the end of the trip, I brought in an 80-pound tarpon... the fish of a lifetime. Captain Shawn was fun, enthusiastic, helpful, and encouraging throughout, and we will definitely be back!
Written March 27, 2020
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Travelingmomof2boys
Jacksonville, FL234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
I have to admit that I was a little worried at first. Shawn was quite on the phone and when we first got on the boat. That did not last! 😂 He was so much fun, played some great music for us and most importantly, put us on lots of fish. He was less pleased with how the day turned out than we were. We all had a blast! Thank you Captain!
Written August 18, 2020
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Amy J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Captain Shawn was excellent. He took myself and 2 others on a fishing trip this week; while we vacationed at Cape Coral. He put us right on the fish. He was very knowledgeable of the area and where the fish were including what they were feeding on. He was very professional and accommodating. The winds were faily high the day we went with the waters a little choppy; but he was still right on the fish and we caught several. We had a great time.
Written March 31, 2023
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