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Boca Grande Fishing Charters

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Placida FL

John Kelso, Captain at Boca Grande Fishing Charters

Meet Captain John Kelso, the seasoned and passionate guide behind Boca Grande Fishing Charters in beautiful Boca Grande, FL. With a deep love for the water and extensive fishing knowledge, Captain John is your key to thrilling angling adventures in this scenic Gulf Coast destination.


Step aboard with Captain John Kelso, the charismatic guide at the helm of Boca Grande Fishing Charters in the idyllic setting of Boca Grande, FL. With Captain John's extensive knowledge and an unwavering passion for angling, every trip becomes an opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse world of Gulf Coast fishing. Cast your line for a captivating variety of fish species, each offering its own unique challenge and thrill. Chase the spirited redfish, seek the elusive snook, and match wits with the feisty trout, and even lock horns with the formidable bonnethead sharks. However, your voyage with Captain John goes beyond catching fish. It's an immersive experience that connects you with the rich aquatic ecosystem, the serene beauty of the Gulf, and the heart-pounding excitement of reeling in your prized catch. Captain John's guided fishing trips, ranging from 4 to 8 hours, cater to both novice anglers eager to learn and seasoned pros looking for new challenges. 


Whether you're an aspiring angler or a seasoned pro, Captain John's tailored fishing trips, ranging from 4 to 8 hours, cater to your level of expertise and your desire for excitement. These trips ensure that every guest has the chance to chase after the fish that are biting, creating memories that will last a lifetime in the serene waters of the Gulf. So, come aboard and let Captain John Kelso take you on a fishing journey where your dream catch is just one cast away, and the thrill of the adventure is as memorable as the catch itself


Step aboard our meticulously restored 1986 Aquasport Bay boat, which received a full rejuvenation in 2018. With a powerful 200HP Honda engine propelling it to a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, this 24-foot vessel is the epitome of speed and adventure. Accommodating up to four passengers, it offers a perfect blend of comfort and exhilaration for your on-water experiences.


Don't miss the boat on the adventure of a lifetime! Join Captain John Kelso for an angling adventure you'll cherish forever. Book your Boca Grande Fishing Charter today, and let the thrilling stories of the Gulf become your own.

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Trips Available with Boca Grande Fishing Charters

Boca Grande Fishing Charters 4 Hour Trip – Inshore fishing Inshore

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4 Hour Trip – Inshore

Placida, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Aquasport (Bay boat)24' Aquasport (Bay boat) Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Crevalle Jack Redfish Sea Trout Snook

Join Captain John of Boca Grande Fishing Charters for an exhilarating half-day fishing experience, available both in the morning or afternoon. These 4-hour are perfectly tailored to fit your schedule, ensuring you have ample time to target sought-after species like snook, trout, redfish, jacks, snappers. With Captain John's expertise and quality fishing equipment provided, you'll be well-equipped for a memorable angling adventure. Enjoy action-packed fishing in the stunning waters of Boca Grande, Florida.

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Boca Grande Fishing Charters 4 Hour Trip – Inshore fishing Inshore

4 Hour Trip – Inshore

Placida, FL

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Boca Grande Fishing Charters 5 Hour Trip – Inshore fishing Inshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

5 Hour Trip – Inshore

Placida, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Aquasport (Bay boat)24' Aquasport (Bay boat) Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Crevalle Jack Redfish Sea Trout Snook

Join Captain John of Boca Grande Fishing Charters for an exhilarating half-day fishing experience, available both in the morning or afternoon. These 5-hour are perfectly tailored to fit your schedule, ensuring you have ample time to target sought-after species like snook, trout, redfish, jacks, snappers. With Captain John's expertise and quality fishing equipment provided, you'll be well-equipped for a memorable angling adventure. Enjoy action-packed fishing in the stunning waters of Boca Grande, Florida.

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Any Trip
Boca Grande Fishing Charters 5 Hour Trip – Inshore fishing Inshore

5 Hour Trip – Inshore

Placida, FL

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Boca Grande Fishing Charters 6 Hour Trip – Inshore fishing Inshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

6 Hour Trip – Inshore

Placida, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Join Captain John of Boca Grande Fishing Charters for extended half-day fishing excursion spanning 6 hours. These flexible trips are customized to accommodate your preferences, and you can depart at a time that suits your schedule. Whether you're after snook, trout, redfish, jacks, or snapper. With Captain John's expertise and top-notch gear, your day on Boca Grande's bountiful waters promises success and excitement. Create unforgettable memories chasing your dream catch in Florida's Gulf paradise.

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Boca Grande Fishing Charters 6 Hour Trip – Inshore fishing Inshore

6 Hour Trip – Inshore

Placida, FL

Inshore

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Trip Description

Boca Grande Fishing Charters Tarpon Trip fishing Inshore

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Tarpon Trip

Placida, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Targeted Fish Species: Tarpon

Spend the day fishing the Boca Grande Pass and the beaches targeting Silver King. Your captain will cover your fishing equipment and license. Seasonal trip available from April 1 to July 1.

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Boca Grande Fishing Charters Tarpon Trip fishing Inshore

Tarpon Trip

Placida, FL

Inshore

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Trip Description

Boca Grande Fishing Charters 8 Hour Trip – Inshore fishing Inshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

8 Hour Trip – Inshore

Placida, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Aquasport (Bay boat)24' Aquasport (Bay boat) Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Crevalle Jack Redfish Sea Trout Snook

Join Captain John of Boca Grande Fishing Charters for a full-day fishing excursion spanning 8 hours. These flexible trips are customized to accommodate your preferences, and you can depart at a time that suits your schedule. Whether you're after snook, trout, redfish, jacks, or snapper. With Captain John's expertise and top-notch gear, your day on Boca Grande's bountiful waters promises success and excitement. Create unforgettable memories chasing your dream catch in Florida's Gulf paradise.

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Any Trip
Boca Grande Fishing Charters 8 Hour Trip – Inshore fishing Inshore

8 Hour Trip – Inshore

Placida, FL

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Fishing Territory

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Ratings & Reviews Summary

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July 23, 2024

Captain John is amazing! BEST fishing charter experience ever!

July 23, 2024

It was a great experience! Captain John Kelso knows the waters, Tim

July 23, 2024

We had the most amazing experience!!!! Captain John Kelso is by far the most experienced Captain we have fished with!!

July 23, 2024

Took my son out fishing with Boca Grande Fishing Charters and we had an amazing time. John took us out exactly where the fish was, in no time we had snooks on the hook ready to reel them in. Definitely recommend!

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July 23, 2024

Captain John Kelso is the fishing wizard of Boca Grande! He led us on a treasure hunt through the waves, and we hit the jackpot every time. We'll be back for more aquatic magic!

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July 23, 2024

Captain John Kelso made our fishing dreams come true. His secret fishing spots are like hidden treasure chests filled with trophy catches. Unforgettable adventure

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