Some of our adventurous Offshore Fishing Charter clients wish to cruise further west into the Gulf to hunt for reef and deep sea species. If you want to take your vacation to the next level, then you’ve got quite a few reasons to seek the services of a Deep Sea Fishing Charter Captain. Our trips add a sense of adventure to your Sanibel, Fort Myers or Captiva vacation.

Targeted Offshore Species


offshore fishing

The Fort Myers area has over 200 offshore reefs deployed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Fort Myers Lee County. There are several shallow-water man-made reefs in close proximity of our shores where we often find some wonderful edible fish like mangrove snapper, sheepshead, or maybe a cobia.


Permit Fishing

Captain Tadem has built a reputation for sight casting permit offshore. He loves the thrill of the chase and there is nothing like seeing a school of permit tailing in deep water. These amazing creatures have a keen eyesight so we use light tackle and long leaders to ensure they eat our baits.

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.