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Sanibel Custom Charters

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Sanibel Island, FL, USA
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About Sanibel Custom Charters
Sanibel resident Captain Brandt Symes is year round, professional guide offering private inshore fishing charters, shelling trips, lunch cruises, sightseeing and Dolphin tours. From novice to die-hard angler, we fish the shallow backcountry of Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island Sound for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and more. We genuinely enjoy taking all kinds of families fishing! LGBT friendly. Fully licensed and insured.
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Robert A wrote a review Mar 2020
Meadville, Pennsylvania3 contributions
We spent four hours with Brandt and Sanibel Custom Charters. He has a beautiful comfortable boat and knows places to go find all kinds of fish. He is helpful to all on board whether experienced fishermen or not. We enjoyed our conversations with Brandt in periods when the fishing was slow We caught however a lot of fish and a variety of fish and overall had a great time.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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JulieK wrote a review Sep 2019
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We have used Sanibel Custom Charters 2 different times, and this last trip did not disappoint. Captain Brandt is friendly, knowledgeable, and so much fun to fish with. From booking to the end of our trip it was super great experience. I would recommend them for your private fishing charter for sure. Thanks for making our day fun!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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GeorgeJMA wrote a review Aug 2019
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands36 contributions4 helpful votes
I made a reservation for a 6 hour trip for me and two of my kids (18 and 25 years) from Europe. This was very easy and adequate information was given by Carolynn, the captains wife. However, on that specific day the captain decided the weather was inadequate to go out. Quality and security are very important for this organisation. On another day we went out and had a wonderful time with captain Brandt. An experienced skipper who knows the area very well and has patience and great didactic skills for unexperienced fishermans. I would ( and will) book him again!!! PS a 6 hour trip surely is not to long, a 4 hr trip is too short to my opinion
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Carolynn S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Custom Charters
Responded Aug 20, 2019
Thanks George. Capt Brandt was happy to finally get you out on the water, and our patience paid off! That 33" catch and release Snook Eva caught was quite impressive...my son was jealous!!! A four hour charter does go by quickly, and it is the best family outing! It would be great if book another six hour charter when you come back to the area.
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jaredsmith22 wrote a review Aug 2019
Las Vegas2 contributions4 helpful votes
My family booked with Brandt and his son for a half day. Couldn’t have been better. Wife and two kids (6 and 9) went out and caught Mangrove Snapper all morning. Watched 20+ manatees swim around our boat while we had a great time. They kept the kids outfitted with rods and bait the entire time (not an easy task). Professional outfit and warm friendly service. Would definitely book again.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Carolynn S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Custom Charters
Responded Aug 12, 2019
So glad you had such a great experience! Capt. Brandt genuinely enjoys taking families fishing! Come back and see us next time you are in the area!
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amy b wrote a review Jun 2019
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Our family spent the week on Sanibel and were looking for a few hours of quality fishing. Captain Brandt delivered. While we didn't catch a huge number of fish, everyone had a chance to reel one in, and Captain Brandt was patient, knowledgable, and friendly. We had a great time and will definitely visit again. Thanks for a great day!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Carolynn S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Custom Charters
Responded Jun 20, 2019
We genuinely enjoy taking families fishing. It is such a perfect way to spend quality time together, making memories!
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