Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon are one of the top of the hit list when it comes to sport fishing. The elusive silver king can be found in highest numbers in the waters of Sanibel and Captiva Islands between mid April and the end of June. However we start targeting them as early as the beginning of March.

Permit/Offshore Fishing

The nearshore fishery provides a home to numerous species of gamefish and cooler fillers. When it comes to a fight that can’t be compared, Permit are one of our favorites. Their strong slim profile provides a platform for a long and powerful fight. If you want dinner species that also put up a great fight, Gag Grouper, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, and Kingfish are the way to go!

Inshore Fishing


Our inshore estuary is a great home for gamefish much as monster snook and redfish for the catch and release anglers. If you are looking to bring home dinner with the family, snapper, trout, pompano, and sheepshead are an excellent option to feed your whole crew!

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.