Next AvailableJul 15

Book with Ron

Guides > Captain Ron Gauthier

Explorer Fishing Charters

5 13 reviews Identity Verified

Sarasota FL

Ron Gauthier, Captain at Explorer Fishing Charters

Experience the ultimate Sarasota fishing adventure with Explorer Fishing Charters. Capt. Ron invites you to embark on a thrilling fishing charter into the bountiful waters of Sarasota, where you'll have the opportunity to reel in some of the most exciting deep-sea monsters. With Capt. Ron's extensive local knowledge and exceptional fishing skills, you're in for an unforgettable angling experience.


Within a short 20-mile range from shore, Sarasota offers a diverse range of angling opportunities. Prepare to encounter a variety of species, including Kingfish, Permit, Barracuda, Red and Gag Grouper, African Pompano, Tripletail, Hogfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Sharks, and who knows what else? The possibilities are endless, and every fishing trip is a unique adventure.


For those seeking even more offshore excitement, Explorer Fishing Charters can take you up to 60 miles into the Gulf, where you can target the fish that are in season and ready to bite. The open waters of the Gulf present boundless opportunities for avid anglers.


When you book a trip with Explorer Fishing Charters, you'll have the pleasure of stepping aboard a 28’ Contender boat, providing ample space and comfort for up to 6 anglers. This well-equipped vessel is powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, capable of cruising at an exhilarating speed of 60 knots. With top-notch GPS and fishfinder technology, you can expect a clear image of where the fish are congregating, enhancing your chances of a successful catch. Explorer Fishing Charters also provides a selection of quality equipment, ensuring you have everything you need for a great day on the water.


All fishing trips include the use of Crowder rods, Penn and Shimano reels, live bait, and lures, so you can focus on the thrill of the catch. When you return to shore, Capt. Ron and the crew will clean any keeper fish for you, saving you the hassle. Simply bring your food and drinks, relax, and enjoy your fishing adventure to the fullest.


Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice looking to explore the waters, our charters provide an opportunity to connect with nature and reel in some of the most sought-after species in the area. Book your fishing trip today and get ready for an unforgettable day of fishing in Sarasota's prolific waters.

Show more>

Upcoming Availability

Trips Available with Explorer Fishing Charters

Explorer Fishing Charters Sarasota Fishing Charters fishing Offshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

Sarasota Fishing Charters

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Explorer Fishing Charters 28' Contender (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Great Barracuda King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Red Grouper Red Snapper

Embark on an exciting offshore fishing charter with Explorer Fishing Charters, featuring a thrilling 4-hour excursion! Dive into the deep blue and set your sights on a variety of prized species, including Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Red Snapper, and many others. Our experienced crew and top-notch equipment ensure a successful and memorable fishing adventure. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, this offshore trip promises excitement and the opportunity to reel in impressive catches. Book your trip today and experience the thrill of offshore fishing like never before!

See More Details

Upcoming Availabilities

Any Trip
Explorer Fishing Charters Sarasota Fishing Charters fishing Offshore

Sarasota Fishing Charters

Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Explorer Fishing Charters Fishing Charters Sarasota fishing River

Available Trip Times + Cost

Fishing Charters Sarasota

Fishing - River

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Explorer Fishing Charters 28' Contender (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Florida Gar Largemouth Bass Snook Tarpon

Experience an exhilarating airboat fishing charter in the serene beauty of the Peace River. Whether you're an avid angler or a fossil enthusiast, our airboat tours offer a unique adventure. Glide through the pristine waters as you cast your line, targeting a variety of freshwater species. Alternatively, embark on a fossil hunting expedition, where you can uncover prehistoric treasures hidden beneath the river's surface. Our airboat excursions provide an unforgettable combination of nature, adventure, and relaxation. Book your airboat fishing charter today!

See More Details

Upcoming Availabilities

Any Trip
Explorer Fishing Charters Fishing Charters Sarasota fishing River

Fishing Charters Sarasota

River

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Explorer Fishing Charters Sarasota Florida Fishing Charters fishing Offshore

Available Trip Times + Cost

Sarasota Florida Fishing Charters

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Explorer Fishing Charters 28' Contender (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Blackfin Tuna Great Barracuda Greater Amberjack King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish

Join us on an unforgettable offshore fishing adventure with Explorer Fishing Charters. Our 8-hour excursion promises an exhilarating journey into the deep blue waters of Sarasota. Prepare to target a diverse range of species, including the prized Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Red Snapper. We will guide you to the best spots, ensuring a thrilling day of angling. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, our offshore trip offers a chance to reel in some of the ocean's most sought-after treasures. Book your offshore fishing adventure today!

See More Details

Upcoming Availabilities

Any Trip
Explorer Fishing Charters Sarasota Florida Fishing Charters fishing Offshore

Sarasota Florida Fishing Charters

Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Available Trip Times + Cost

Trip Description

Fishing Territory

FAQs about Explorer Fishing Charters

Ratings & Reviews Summary

5.00
out of 5
Based on 13 ratings
100%
recommended
recommended
Based on 13 recommendations
5
13
4
3
2
1

July 15, 2024

Captain Ron is the fantastic. We had the best offshore experience- caught lots of fish. Can’t wait to go back. If you are near Sarasota - book a day with Ron ! Erik gave him a 10/10 !!

Read More

July 15, 2024

Been fishing with Ron over 15 years and it's always been an amazing trip

July 15, 2024

Captain Ron and Nellie were awesome! We had a great time and caught a lot of fish. We cant wait to come back and fish again. If you are looking for a great fishing charter call Captain Ron!

Read More

July 15, 2024

Captain Ron proved to be exceptional. His vessel was equipped with twin 250-horsepower engines, allowing us to reach offshore locations swiftly and maximize our fishing time. Despite a slightly windy morning, the ride remained remarkably smooth. We began by trolling, resulting in impressive catches of barracuda and tuna. As the wind subsided, we switched to live bait. Captain Ron went the extra mile, teaching my children how to catch live bait on our way out, adding an educational dimension to our fishing trip. Our adventure continued with more exciting tuna and barracuda action, enhanced by shark sightings and encounters with massive sea turtles. Upon our return, Captain Ron demonstrated the art of harvesting incredible tuna filets, skillfully trimming them to sushi-grade perfection. We left with not only fresh fish but also invaluable cooking tips. Without a doubt, this four-hour fishing experience was the best we've ever had.

Read More

July 15, 2024

Our second outing with Captain Ron was just as fantastic as the first! Captain Ron's extensive knowledge of fishing, the local area, and his dedication to ensuring a successful catch make every trip unforgettable. Whenever we find ourselves in the area, Captain Ron will be our first choice. You won't find a more skilled and enjoyable captain for your fishing experience.

Read More

July 15, 2024

Had an amazing time fishing. Despite challenging conditions and a slow day on the water last week, the captain ensured we located the fish. I'll definitely opt for his services again in the future.

Read More