Captain Fred Gowdy

  (16 years experience)


Fred Gowdy Charters


Bonita Springs, FL

Fly FishingDeep Sea FishingDrift FishingGood with Large GroupsGood with FamiliesGood with Kids

Captain Fred Gowdy is an experienced captain out of Bonita Springs. He has over fifteen years of experience. Captain Fred offers trips inshore, nearshore, and offshore trips, running a 20' Carolina Skiff and a 24' Everglades. These two state of the art boats allow your captain to put you on fish fast and in comfort. 

With opportunities to target snook, tarpon, redfish, snapper, grouper, barracuda, jack crevalle, tripletail and blacktip sharks in the saltwater and peacock and largemouth bass in the freshwater. Fred Gowdy Charters will provide plenty of chances to catch fish!

Guide Boats

20' Carolina Skiff

Capacity: 4 Guests



Capacity: 6 Guests


Guide Territory


Gulf of Mexico


Estero Bay

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, each guide controls their own cancellation policy. This guide will allow you to cancel up to 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the set timeframe given by the guide, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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