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Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters

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Fort Myers FL

Ethan Hanson, Captain at Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters

Looking for an unforgettable fishing adventure in the stunning waters of Fort Myers, Florida? Look no further than Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters! Situated in the heart of Fort Myers, we are your gateway to an exhilarating day of fishing and fun.


Led by the seasoned expert Capt. Ethan, Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters is dedicated to providing you with a remarkable angling experience. Our charters offer an exciting range of options, from leisurely 4 to 8-hour trips to deep-sea expeditions, catering to anglers of all levels. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, our charters are tailored to meet your preferences and desires, ensuring a day packed with thrilling catches and great memories.


Immerse yourself in the diverse fishing opportunities that Fort Myers has to offer. Depending on the season and conditions, we target a variety of prized species, including Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and Cobia. Our skilled crew will guide you through various fishing techniques, such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, fly fishing, and spinning, guaranteeing an exciting and educational experience on the water.


Setting sail on our top-notch 23’ C-Hawk boat, you'll embark on your fishing journey in style and comfort. With ample space for up to 6 anglers, our boat is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable fishing environment. Leave the equipment worries behind – all rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the package, allowing you to focus solely on the thrill of the catch. Worried about licenses? We've got you covered! Your trip comes complete with all the necessary fishing licenses for the day, ensuring a hassle-free adventure.


At Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters, we understand that the joy of fishing extends beyond the moment of the catch. Our attentive crew goes the extra mile by cleaning and filleting your prized catches, ensuring they're ready to grace your dinner table. Additionally, our boat is stocked with refreshing drinks to keep you hydrated and comfortable throughout the journey. Have specific preferences? Feel free to communicate your needs to Capt. Ethan is always happy to accommodate your requests.


Whether you're into inshore fishing, deep-sea adventures, bay fishing, or tarpon fishing, we've got the perfect charter for you. Join us for an exceptional angling experience that will leave you hooked for a lifetime!

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Tarpon Fishing Charters Florida

Fort Myers, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters 23' C-Hawk (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Tarpon

Experience the ultimate thrill with Tarpon fishing in Fort Myers! The exhilarating battle against the Silver King, a prehistoric giant of the sea, awaits. From March to July, join the Tarpon migration for an unforgettable adventure. All necessary fishing gear and Florida fishing licenses are covered on this charter. Just pack your drinks, snacks, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Check out our availability and book now to chase this ancient marvel and create lasting memories on your fishing trip!

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Tarpon Fishing Charters Florida

Fort Myers, FL

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

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Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters Fort Myers Fishing Charters fishing Inshore

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Fort Myers Fishing Charters

Fort Myers, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters 23' C-Hawk (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia King Mackerel Redfish Snook Tarpon

Experience the ultimate Fort Myers back bay fishing charter! Our top-rated back bay fishing trips offer thrilling inshore fishing around picturesque mangrove islands and expansive grass flats stretching from Fort Myers to Pine Island. Pursue Florida's prized game fish, including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Shark, and more. Keep an eye out for delightful encounters with dolphins and manatees. Ideal for experienced solo anglers and groups of up to 6 seeking a fantastic time. Book your back bay fishing trip now and reel in unforgettable memories on the abundant waters of Fort Myers!

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Fort Myers Fishing Charters

Fort Myers, FL

Inshore

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Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters Charter Fishing Fort Myers fishing Inshore

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Charter Fishing Fort Myers

Fort Myers, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters 23' C-Hawk (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia King Mackerel Sea Trout Snook Tarpon

Embark on an unforgettable Combo Fishing Trip in Fort Myers, FL, and unlock the best of Southwest Florida's offerings. Delight in hours of fishing, followed by shelling on secluded islands and relishing a meal at a beloved waterfront eatery, all in a single day! Perfect for families, our versatile combo trips cater to diverse preferences, ensuring a fulfilling experience for everyone. Customize your adventure and inform the captain of your desires. With a Fort Myers fishing charter, you can have it all – from angling excitement to island exploration – creating cherished memories!

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Fort Myers, FL

Inshore

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Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters Charter Fishing Fort Myers fishing Offshore

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Charter Fishing Fort Myers

Fort Myers, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters 23' C-Hawk (Center console) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Crevalle Jack Gag Grouper Goliath Grouper Redfish

Join this exhilarating Fort Myers offshore wreck and reef fishing trip! Come along and explore local wrecks and reefs, unlocking a world of diverse marine treasures. From Snapper and Cobia to Grouper and King Mackerel, our offshore charters promise unmatched excitement. Please note that offshore trips are subject to weather conditions, ensuring your safety. The captain will consult the group before setting sail, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. Cast your line into the deep blue, and reel in memories that will last a lifetime with our exceptional offshore fishing experience!

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Fort Myers, FL

Offshore

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Ratings & Reviews Summary

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July 23, 2024

Ethan made our family outing a blast, despite challenging local fishing conditions. Despite scorching water temperatures nearing 100 degrees, Captain Ethan's expertise led us straight to hidden Snook and Redfish havens. Our lines were soon tugged by monstrous fighters, some of the most intense battles I've ever experienced. We even reeled in a couple of sharks! Throughout the trip, we marveled at diverse fish species, birds, and mammals. Opting for the extended 6-hour excursion, a tad ambitious for my wife and phone-bound daughters, Ethan proved a master at engaging kids with enthralling tales and wildlife wisdom. He kept their interest afloat, a stark contrast to trips with uninspiring captains that dampen the day. Ethan's infectious personality could have transformed adverse conditions into a disastrous trip. A great personality can overshadow any fishing haul. We could've stayed out all day with him, his dynamic engagement even overshadowing the fish we caught. The day could have been bleak, considering the circumstances. Yet, Ethan's attitude turned it into a triumph. We caught more fish than we dared hope for, albeit with effort. Amidst fellow charters reporting dismal catch rates, we reeled in several. Reel Sanibel was the right choice; we put in the work, and so did Ethan. Luck smiled on us, even with bananas onboard. Reel Sanibel made us feel at ease and engaged, turning tough fishing into cherished memories. Remember, fish won't leap into your boat. Invest time and embrace the elements for happiness. My trepidation about my teens' excitement vanished – thanks, Ethan!

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July 23, 2024

Captain Ethan proved to be an amiable, knowledgeable, and adaptable host. Despite the aftermath of recent hurricane Ian and the challenges posed by red tide, which impacted the fishing conditions and location (due to damaged Punta Rassa boat ramp), Ethan adeptly navigated the circumstances. He provided alternatives and recommendations to align with our preferences – prioritizing edible catches over trophy fish due to fishing regulations. Please note that a $40 parking fee applies at the boat ramp pickup area. Despite the hurdles, we enjoyed a delightful time, successfully reeling in trout and a mackerel.

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July 23, 2024

Concerned about weather, my family received a considerate outreach from Ethan, offering a pre-trip cancellation option before our hour-long drive. The experience surpassed expectations; Ethan orchestrated everything seamlessly. Notably, he engaged wonderfully with my daughters. Should the opportunity arise, I'll undoubtedly rebook with Ethan. Heartfelt thanks for a memorable trip that brought immense enjoyment to my family.

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July 23, 2024

Captain Ethan exhibited flexibility regarding the precise timing and location. Upon arrival, he briefed us on the itinerary, and we promptly set off. At the initial spot, the moment my 9-year-old son's line touched the water, he began reeling in the first of numerous catches that day! Our haul included Trout and several Snook. Captain Ethan provided expert guidance, enhancing our overall experience. Another water excursion with him is eagerly anticipated. Suitable and enjoyable for all age groups!

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July 23, 2024

Venturing into SW Florida's fishing scene for the first time, our group of bass enthusiasts from North Idaho anticipated bottom fishing with squid. However, our expectations shifted when we encountered the unique realm of cut bait. Captain Ethan Hanson led us on an extraordinary water-bound journey. With his abundant knowledge, patience, and amiable demeanor, coupled with top-notch equipment on his impressive vessel, we were in for an unforgettable day. Snook, redfish, and trout were our triumphant catches, accompanied by insightful wildlife and area tidbits. As the tide rose, we drew near the mangroves, reeling in impressive redfish. A delightful twist emerged as dolphins graced us with an unexpected visit, heightening everyone's spirits. Though lunch at Cabbage Key leaned towards the pricey side, the experience was undeniably valuable. This is a trip etched in our memories, and we're eager to reunite with Captain Hanson and Reel Sanibel for another exceptional excursion.

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July 23, 2024

My inaugural voyage with a boat captain exceeded all expectations. Captain Ethan's expertise and skill led to a day filled with abundant catches. Countless Snook, including a remarkable 39-inch specimen, and a 10-pound Redfish were reeled in. This fishing expedition stands as one of my most cherished memories. Undoubtedly, Captain Ethan is a true gem in his field.

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