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Sanibel Custom Charters

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Sanibel resident Captain Brandt Symes is year round, professional guide offering private inshore fishing charters, shelling trips, lunch cruises, sightseeing and eco-tours. From novice to die-hard angler, we fish the shallow backcountry of Sanibel...more
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495 E Lake Rd, 15001 Punta Rassa Road Fort Myers, FL 33918, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4319
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

From booking with Carolynn to a day on the water with Brandt this was a fantastic trip. My friend and I each took our two boys for their first on the water fishing trip. Capt Brandt was awesome with the boys and helped them with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Captain Brandt S, Owner at Sanibel Custom Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Making memories is what it's all about!

Reviewed April 13, 2018

We are from Wisconsin vacationing in Sanibel, and I wanted to take my kid boys ages 9 and 11 fishing. This charter had great poles and bait, all we needed to do was show up! A great afternoon which included seeing some of the outside...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Captain Brandt S, Owner at Sanibel Custom Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Glad you had a good time, even though fishing was slower than usual for us. Hope to get you back out on the water next year!

Reviewed March 31, 2018

I cannot say enough about our experience. Carolyn was so efficient and detailed that we were set up for success from the beginning. Brandt did the best job handling our 5 person crew. All of us catch something. Everyone was happy and laughed so much....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Carolynn S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Custom Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thanks Sandy! I heard it was a fun trip. Perfect Girls Day! Come back soon! Capt. Brandt and Carolynn

Reviewed March 22, 2018

In Fort Myers for the week and booked a last minute trip for myself and my teenage son. Called the day before, and spoke with Carolyn. Set-up was easy. Fast forward to the next morning. It is 6:45am, I am getting ready and preparing to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Carolynn S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Custom Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you. That means a lot. We treat people the way we would like to be treated. Not a novel concept... but it works. Give us a call next time you plan to be in the area. We'd really like to get you out on...More

Reviewed February 6, 2018

Brant is one of those captains who make it a pleasure to fish with. This was my second trip to Sanibel Island and before booking flight or renting car and condo, I checked with Sanibel Custom Charters FIRST. Boat and equipment are TOP Quality and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Carolynn S, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Custom Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

Thank you! That really means a lot! Hope you come back again!

Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Had a group of 4. Very accommodating and personable. Had cold water bottles & a cooler for our comfort. Had 2 left handed fishermen & adapted the fishing poles, as such. Fun & very informative. Highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

My boyfriend our five year old little girl and I all had a so much fun! thanks Captain for being so great with our little shy one! Each of us caught fish, saw manatee pop their noses up, a sting ray glide by and mostly...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We chartered an inter coastal fishing trip for 5 adult women. It was awesome! Our guide was Brandt Symes. I think he is the fish whisperer. We did a 4 hour trip and we caught at least 50 fish, most were big enough to keep...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Captain Brandt S, Owner at Sanibel Custom Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thank you! Ladies Days are always great fun. Come back again soon!

Reviewed July 3, 2017

We took a charter with Sanibel Custom Charters with Captain Brandt. We are a family of 5 with 3 children aged 14, 8 and 6. It was the highlight of our vacation and plan to make a family tradition every year when we come............Lord willing...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

We asked for a 6 hour combination shelling/eco/fishing experience. Contact was through the Captain's wife, who gave very clear directions on where to go, what to bring, etc. Captain Brandt was dedicated to seeing that we had the best, most informative, and enjoyable time possible,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Captain Brandt S, Owner at Sanibel Custom Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2017

So glad you had a good time! Next time we'll get you out to Cabbage Key, in addition to fishing. Nothing quite like dining on your personal catch of the day! Capt. Brandt and Carolynn

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You can view or rates on website. Our rates remain the same throughout the year. Thanks
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