Hey Mon Sanibel
Hey Mon Sanibel
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Hey Mon Sanibel provides trips and cruises in and around Sanibel and the Pine Island Sound area. Included activities are fishing, shelling, birding, sunset and canal cruises, bar and restaurant cruises. Our trips have a maximum of six people all of whom are your friends or family. Fishing is great! Also consider calling Captain Peter to take you to a remote beach for shelling. Give us a call and we’ll do our best to get you out on the water! Quick note on Ian: We are open and actively taking people out and around. Fishing and shelling are as outstanding as ever.
Sanibel Island, Florida
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mode747
Cleveland, OH7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
While our family was staying on Sanibel it was really fun to meet up with Peter and spend an enjoyable half day on the water. At the beginning of the trip Peter asks you what you want to do and then works very hard to give you what you want. How can you ask for more than that? We asked for the kids to have a chance to catch a bunch of different varieties of fish. By the end of the trip we had caught many types of fish including Redfish, Grouper, Speckled Trout, Catfish, Pinfish, and more and also saw some incredible wildlife including a baby Manatee. We highly recommend anyone looking to get out on the water while staying on Sanibel to reach out to Peter.
Written June 8, 2020
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ZoomDoggy
Minneapolis, MN52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This was my second excursion with Captain Peter on Hey Mon Sanibel, and it was absolutely just as spectacular as the first one a year ago. We didn't go fishing this year, but enjoyed a glorious sunset canal and bay cruise. I loved photographing the wildlife along the way: Pelicans, Osprey, little green herons, pileated woodpeckers... and DOLPHINS! We spotted a pod of dolphins frolicking in the bay, and after watching them play among themselves for a while, Capt Peter knew exactly how to entice them to chase our wake! What fun! Peter was a perfect host, easygoing and happy to accommodate whatever we felt like seeing, and I would recommend a cruise on Hey Mon any time. In fact I did recommend this to a nice couple I met the very next night at a restaurant on Sanibel! I hope to return again next year!
Written March 17, 2021
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Kelly S
Ocean Shores, WA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
After a cruise to Nassau and Bimini, then renting a car to spend a couple of days in Key West, then driving to Sanibel, a fishing trip sounded exhausting.

But I’m sooo glad we went! It was the best day of our trip so far! Captain Peter was an excellent guide. He picked us up at the Causeway Park and zipped us around to different spots to fish. It was pretty windy, so the fish weren’t biting much, but we did catch some. I even caught a puffer fish that Peter gave to me to hold while my husband took pictures. The fish was then released unharmed. Most of my catches were too small, but this was my first-ever fishing trip, and now I kinda get the appeal. It is a thrill to feel that tug on the line.

An extra special treat was seeing a school of dolphins. Peter started up the boat and the dolphins played in the wake, jumping around. Even if I hadn’t caught a single fish, playing with the dolphins was worth the whole trip. We also saw three manatees!

Peter also explained about the different islands we were seeing, pointed out places of interest and made restaurant recommendations. The following day, we met up with Peter to get our cleaned catch.

We started our trip at 8:30 and Peter dropped us off at about 1:00. I thought that the cost was more than reasonable, and I hope we gave him a sufficient gratuity…he was worth every penny, plus. If we ever come back to Sanibel (I sure hope so!), I’d book Captain Peter again in a heartbeat.
Written March 31, 2022
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ZoomDoggy
Minneapolis, MN52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I enjoyed a perfectly delightful half-day excursion with Hey Mon Sanibel, cruising the Gulf, sightseeing, and doing some light fishing around the Sanibel Lighthouse, then a little angling and birding around the mangroves by Tarpon Bay. I haven't cast a fishing line since I was a child, and Captain Peter was quite patient with me, despite my repeated attempts to reel the wrong direction. Heh. We caught a few Atlantic mackerel, despite my poor fishing skills. The sheepsheads foiled us, but I enjoyed taking photos of some of the local birds hunting and coming in to roost for the evening. Our excursion ended just at sunset, and the sky and light reflected on the water put on a lovely display to cap off the experience. I highly recommend Hey Mon Sanibel to get out on the water for a beautiful change of scenery!
Written March 23, 2020
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Thank you for the kind words and the pictures! So glad we were able to get you out on the water. Hope to see you next year. Until then, stay healthy!
Written March 24, 2020
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Babs London
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We have done so many of these individual fishing boat trips over our holidays....and I can say without a doubt, Peter and Hey Mon are the best we've ever done!

Peter is skilled at the boat and at the fishing, but almost more importantly, he got to know us quickly, understanding what we were looking for (chilling, learning a bit about the area and fishing without any stress). Immediately he noticed that one of the two of us wasn't too interested in casting... without even noticing, Peter began casting every time, while we shared stories of life, jobs, Sanibel and everything inbetween. It was absolutely perfect, genuinely, the best fishing trip we've ever taken.

Hey Mon is the best priced charter and the value for experience is incredible. Ah, and did I mention we caught enough for two nights of fish tacos on the grill?!

Genuinely, there is no one else we will go with next time we're in Sanibel. Book Peter now if you can get a slot!
Written May 6, 2021
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kleenfreek
Nebraska136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We had an excellent morning on the water with Captain Peter. He picked us up at the causeway park and we tried fishing at many spots, with quite a bit of luck. He has a vast knowledge about the area and fishing in general, which was nice. We appreciated that our trip with him was not break-the-bank expensive, he tried hard to get us onto the fish that we wanted to catch, and he cleaned what we wanted to keep to eat. It was also nice to be able to get on the boat without a worry. He had everything provided that we needed and great gear to use. It was a highlight of our trip, for sure!
Written May 31, 2022
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Chris H.
Lewistown, PA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
My daughter, son-in-law, and I spent a morning fishing with Captain Peter this week. He picked us up right on time and after a quick introduction, had us on the way to our first spot. Peter provided great instruction to those of us who hadn't fished with circle hooks before; we were quickly hooking up soon after! We hit a few additional spots on the creeks before heading to Ding Darling to finish up. Peter never stops! He's watching each person to offer encouragement or instruction, quick to help with baiting a hook, and a wealth of knowledge about the area. Each of us on the trip rated it the highlight of a great vacation. We're returning to Sanibel next year and we'll be booking with Captain Peter again!
Written July 25, 2020
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Gwyn P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We booked Captain Peter for a half day fishing trip and we are so glad we did! This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Sanibel. Captain Peter had everything ready to go; all we had to do was show up and fish! We explored several areas and caught a good amount including trout, sheepshead, snapper and even a puffer fish! We asked to keep our catch and he even fileted and bagged them for us. He gave us island history, restaurant recommendations and great fishing tips we will also be taking home. If we ever find ourselves back in the area, we will be repeat customers!
Written January 23, 2022
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jay c
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Went on a half day guide fishing adventure with Captain Peter. He immediately had us on the fish and caught fish throughout the day. Put us on redfish, sheepshead, trout, mangrove snapper, and pinfish. We had a few keepers to bring home to eat. Captain Peter was especially attentive with our son who thrived with Peter’s knowledge and wisdom to catching fish!!! Captain Peter was super patient and very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife, and fish. If we ever get back to the Sanibel area I will definitely plan too book another trip with Hey Mon Sanibel !!!
Written December 23, 2020
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So glad you had a great time! We hope you have a happy holiday season and that we see you again!
Written December 29, 2020
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Steven H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Another amazing trip with captain Peter. Not only were we on fish all day but he did an amazing job making sure the 4 of us all had lines in the water at all times. Caught somewhere around 10 different species and a good mix of eating fish and fun fighting fish.

We’ve used him a couple times now and both were great experiences, will definitely be meeting up with him again in the future!
Written October 4, 2020
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We sure appreciate the positive words! Thank you. We sure look forward to seeing you again!
Written October 18, 2020
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