MangroveMasters
MangroveMasters
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Boat ToursFishing Charters & ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Inshore and Flats fishing Charters in Sanibel and Captiva Fl. 4, 6, 8 hour trips depart daily. 2 Hour Dolphin cruises for up to 6 people @ 9:00 am, 11:30 am and 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday. 4, 6, 8 hour beach and shelling trips to Cayo Costa Island.
Sanibel Island, Florida
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Shannon A
Portland, ME29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We are a family of four with two very active 11 year old identical twin boys who have the usual attention span of a couple minutes. We booked a six hour charter leaving from the base of the Sanibel/ Captiva bridge in Fort Myers. The boys all wanted to go fishing and I wanted to go shelling. From the moment that we stepped onto the boat Captain Jack was an amazing guide and was very hands on. Six hours flew by like it was 20 minutes. He was extremely knowledgeable and kind. We caught a lot of fish and Captain Jack taught us many skills that I am sure will follow our sons throughout their lifetime. The boat was immaculate and Jack provided more than enough bait, huge cold cooler and cold water. I would recommend hiring Jack anytime and will also hire him again when we are back in Sanibel visiting family. Thank you Captain Jack and have fun playing with those dolphins! 🐬🎣🐠
Written February 18, 2020
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Thank you so much for the great review! Hope to see you again!
Written September 28, 2020
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JMS
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
WOW!!!! We were absolutely amazed by this experience! Captain Jack took us on a dolphin/manatee tour. We hoped to see these animals, but certainly did not expect it. We were thrilled to just be out on the water and enjoy a private boating experience, but were so grateful to see dolphins, manatees, and beautiful birds. Captain Jack was very friendly and we enjoyed his company as well. He went above and beyond, informing us about all of the animals and the area—he knew so much! He really put in the extra effort to make this experience extra special and to stand out. We have been on other private boat tours in the past, and they did not compare to Mangrove Masters. We would come back to experience another Mangrove Masters tour in a heartbeat! THANK YOU!!
Written December 18, 2020
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Thank you for the great review. I try to make the experience fun for the whole family!
Written March 5, 2021
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Scott C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Great experience!!!! Caught many different species of fish, snook, trout, snapper, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel. He got the dolphins to play in the boat wake. Super friendly, laid back and very knowledgeable. What a wonderful experience! Book it!
Written March 2, 2021
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Hi Scott, I was my pleasure! Glad you had a great time. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Written March 5, 2021
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Brad C
Avon Lake, OH93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Had an absolutely awesome 4 hour tour with Captain Jack today. Took our family both to a private shore for shelling and dolphin watching. Educated us on dolphins, manatees, the area and all in between. When cruising even saw a mammoth sea turtle come up. Highly recommend. Watch for the crow of shelling on the island!
Written June 9, 2021
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Great trip, you all were a lot of fun. Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review and hope to see you next year.
Written February 26, 2022
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pammyswartz
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful adventure with Captain Jack! Everything was perfect. We did the fishing and shelling excursion which was complimented by seeing other sea animals. Captain is a wealth of knowledge, a great teacher for both the novice and experienced fisherwoman or fisherman, and knows where to find the best shells too. On top of that he has a great sense of humor... we laughed the whole trip. We can't wait to go back out with Mangrove Masters again. Thank you for being a highlight of our summer Captain Jack.
Written July 24, 2020
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Thank you for taking out the time to give us a great review, we appreciate it! Had a blast, hope to see you again!!
Written September 28, 2020
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Sue C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Couldn’t ask for more. The tour with Captain Jack was wonderful and having my parents requests, just the way they asked for, was something I will keep the rest of my life. My daughter and granddaughter were both involved and Captain Jack told us exactly what would be done. I was so happy to see that everyone was so calm and learned so much about dolphins while taking our boat ride.
It was a wonderful day for all. Cant thank you enough for our tour.
Written June 23, 2022
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Hi Sue, It was my pleasure taking you and your family out. Very special day. Captain Jack
Written July 21, 2022
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jegprg1212
Philadelphia, PA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
We went out for 4 hours and had a GREAT trip! We caught many many fish and a shark! The black-tip shark was a baby and had a bonus baby Remora on it! Captain Jack knew everything about the area. He was funny and helped us catch a lot. He is a great fisherman! Such a good charter! I would highly recommend him to all! You cannot miss this experience on Sanibel! He surely was a Mangrove Master!
Written March 30, 2014
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Thank you for the great review. I had a fun time fishing and showing you around the water ways of Sanibel and Captiva. Hope to see you next year for some more fishing fun.
Written April 10, 2014
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travelingmoml
Bloomfield Hills, MI32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
Just completed a 4 hour trip. Jack was very nice, competent and friendly. I️ highly recommend and would like to do this again. He cleaned the fish we caught as an extra service.
Written November 20, 2017
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Thank you, hope to see you all on your next vacation to Sanibel. Happy Holidays.
Written November 26, 2017
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b s
Prosper, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Took my 8 and 12 year old sons to fish with Capt Jack. We're used to occasional lake/pond/freshwater fishing-so this was an all new experience for us. It could not have been better or more fun!

Capt Jack was helpful, educational, and patient as the boys learned. The boys needed help baiting their hooks, and the captain helped them with it all day long.

He was flexible-if we wanted to try a different spot with more action, or wanted to pull up anchor and see dolphins and manatees, he was up for anything.

As a captain, you need to have the skill of conversation and to make your guests feel comfortable, whether you're an experienced fisherman or a novice. Jack nailed it.

After 10 days in FL, we asked our boys what the best part was....Both said fishing with Capt Jack. We can't wait to go back-and to recommend him to anyone looking for some great fishing.

Written March 31, 2017
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Hey Brad, It was my pleasure taking you and your boys out that day. I had a great time also! Please keep us in mind in the future and would appreciate recommending us! Captain Jack
Written April 3, 2017
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Karen L
New York City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
We spent a great morning out on the water fishing with Captain Jack! Despite questionable weather conditions (cold weather and freshwater release from Lake Okeechobee), he knew of several spots where we could find some fish. Captain Jack was patient and kind with our 5 and 8 year old children and definitely taught them some new fishing skills. By the end of the trip, everyone in the family caught something! We even saw a few dolphin pods on our way in and out. Captain Jack is knowledgeable about the area and very personable and easy-going. We will definitely go again. See you next year, Captain Jack!
Written February 8, 2016
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Thanks for booking with us. I love sharing my love and knowledge of fishing, sea life and the outdoors. The kids were great! See you next year!
Written February 19, 2016
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