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Island Fishing & Charters in Sanibel and Captiva

Fisherman fishing at Sanibel

Perhaps best known for the Snook that prowls the inshore and shallow gulf water, Sanibel is also known for its Tarpon runs and Redfish. You can hire a skilled guide to take you offshore to fish the wrecks and artificial reefs for Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, and sharks, or into the back bays to hunt for Seatrout, Redfish, and Snook. You can also take a charter tour for a memorable adventure. Did you know that the first Tarpon ever caught on rod and reel was caught right here, in Tarpon Bay, in 1885?

A native to the region, Captain Bryan Dollar of Fish Old School has extensive experience fishing the Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Tarpon Bay Explorers has what you need to have a complete island fishing experience, including pontoon boats and motorized canoes, fishing equipment, tackle, bait shop, fishing l

(239) 472-8900

The Sanibel Boat Ramp serves as a public boat ramp that seems to be the widest and best option for novices as it is one of the widest ramps on the island and isn't usually as cro