the captain

At Catch Me If U Can Charters our goal is to offer our customers the very best in Fort Myers fishing charters and outdoor excursions. If you are visiting the Fort Myers, Sanibel Island or Captiva Island area please consider booking your fishing charters, shelling tours, dolphin tours or wildlife sightseeing trips with the most dedicated, professional local guides on the water.

about your guide

captain tadem stewart

A second generation guide that has devoted his life to learning and mastering the art of hunting down and targeting sport fish such as Tarpon and Permit. His dad was a guide for 18 years and passed on his passion for fishing onto Tadem.

Tadem is devoted in helping his clients catch the fish that they’ve been dreaming of and will do what it takes to achieve that goal.

Shelling Charters and Sightseeing Voyages

      Sanibel and her neighboring barrier cays are some of the most extreme shelling locations on the planet. Being a barrier island, Sanibel’s most uncommon characteristic is its east-west situation in the Gulf of Mexico. Sanibel’s land mass sits vertical to the mainland coast as opposed to sitting parallel to shore like nearly every other barrier island. This distinctive situation ensnares shells which are pushed north by dominant gusts and tidal motion.

      Shells become easy to find as the surface of the water recedes when north winds rush across the island. The most popular shelling times are usually December, January and February, however, summer gales often reveal enormous numbers and assortments of shells, much to our delight.

      Catch Me If U Can guides will show you remote beaches where you’ll discover the natural history of Southwest Florida and intimately investigate the sea’s mysterious secrets that ends up on our beaches. Learn for yourself the beachcombing method distinguished by the bent over posture of its participants and referred to as the “Sanibel stoop.” From corals to anemones, jellies and nettles to bivalves and shelled mollusks, each aspect of a living beach has its own tale to tell.