Laurels
Best Fishing
Guides in
Naples
2017

Why These Fishing Guides?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored fishing guides on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best fishing guides in Naples, FL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A&B Charters

Since 1977, A & B Charters has provided fishing charters, sport fishing charters, and deep sea fishing trips in Naples and Marco Island. All boats are new, comfortable, and equipped with all necessary USCG safety equipment. The fleet can accommodate large groups, small groups, and split groups upon request. All bait, tackle, ice, coolers and fishing licenses/permits are included but feel free to bring a rod, water, and lunch for the day.

Naples, FL(239) 263-8833

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Captain Joey D Charters

Fully insured, USCG licensed and with twenty-five years of fishing experience, Captain Joey D Charter's offers fishing charters and nature tours in the Naples waterways. The 22-foot boat accommodates four guests plus the Captain. Catch and release is practiced but upon request, Captain Joey will help clean and bag any catches desired to be taken home. Targeted fish include Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, Trout, and Pompano.

Naples, FL(239) 293-6451

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Deep Sea Charter Company

Deep Sea Charter Company is based out of Naples and offers near shore and deep sea fishing excursions under the guidance of Captain Tommy Robinson. Captain Robinson, together with his 25 years of experience and his custom built boat, "Sea Legs," provide ample comfort for six passengers during half, three-quarter, or full day ventures. Tackle, ice, bait and licenses are provided but bring your lunch, sunscreen, and favorite rod. Private sightseeing excursions and night trips are also available upon special request.

Naples, FL(239) 263-8171

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Double R’s Fishing and Tours Company

Double R’s Fishing and Tours Company has been providing Florida charter boats, nature tours, and fishing services to locals and tourists in Naples, Marco Island, the Florida Everglades, and nearby Gulf Coast areas. All of their Captains are USCG certified and have experience fishing in these regions anywhere from ten to thirty years. Knowledgeable and family friendly, the team is comfortable with small groups, novices, and experienced fisherman. Custom trips are always available. Trip Advisor has awarded this business a certificate of excellence every year since 2012.

Naples, FL(239) 642-9779

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Down South Charters

Down South Charters is owned and operated by Captain Mike Schmidt providing anglers with personalized fishing tours in the Everglades and 10,000 Islands area. Mike's twenty-one-foot vessel is designed specifically for the narrow waterways he explores. Captain Mike specializes in Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and various other native fish. Half day and full day rates are available, and Down South provides all necessary fishing gear. Military veterans receive a ten percent discount on all bookings.

Naples, FL(239) 595-0781

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Enterprise Charters

Captain Rich Russell And Captain Russell Grim helm Enterprise Charters offering year-round excursions in the waters of Marco Island, Naples, and the 10,000 Islands. Enterprise provides offshore ventures in the Gulf of Mexico while Enterprise II operates sightseeing, shelling, and fishing excursions in the in the backwaters and nearshore waters of Marco Island. All you need is whatever you would like to eat or drink while on the boat as all other supplies are provided.

Marco Island, FL(239) 269-7192

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Finseeker Guided Adventures.

Finseeker Guided Adventures is owned and operated by Jennifer Wolter. Jennifer specializes in fly-fishing, light tackle saltwater flats fishing charters (kayak or land-based), and kayak eco-tours. Guided eco-tours or fishing charters are available for families/groups and typically explore (and fish) the estuaries, flats, and back bays of Naples, Ft Myers, and the Everglades/Ten Thousand Islands. Mobile kayak rental is also available serving Naples, Marco Island, Everglades, and Fort Myers.

Naples, FL(239) 682-3134

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Fishing Solves Everything

Owned and operated by Captain Glen, Fishing Solves Everything offers fishing excursions (with an emphasis on backwater fishing) sightseeing, bird watching, eco-tours and shelling trips. Tours take place in the waters of Marco Island, Naples, Goodland, the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park. Custom trips and trips tailored to children are available. Booked excursions include bait, tackle, and ice. Captain Glen holds a USCG Captain’s License, is fully insured, and certified in adult and child CPR, First Aid and AED.

Goodland, FL(239) 208-0923

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Fishybizness Charters, LLC

Fishybizness Charters, LLC operates out of Naples and provides chartered backwater, offshore, and sightseeing fishing excursions. Captains Kevin Condon and Vic Vazquez are both USCG certified and have combined fishing experience that totals over 50 years. The Fishybizness vessel can accommodate up to six people and has many modern amenities to ensure a comfortable trip. The team provides all tackle and licenses. Any fish caught on open water will be filleted, cleaned and bagged.

Naples, FL(239) 280-7260

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Naples Extreme Family Fun Spot

Naples Extreme Family Fun Spot has been offering backwater and offshore fishing cruises since 2003. Each charter includes boat rental, a licensed Captain, fuel, bait and tackle, and fishing permits. Monthly specials are available online, and a ten percent military discount is always available. Extreme Family Fun Spot was voted number one by Naples Daily News in watersports rentals and additionally rents out boats, bikes, Segways, kayaks, and paddleboards.

Naples, FL(239) 774-0061

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Naples Fishing Charter's - Marco Island Fishing

Captain Mark mans the helm at Naples Fishing Charters - Marco Island Fishing with twenty-five years of experience guiding and fishing the Naples waterways. Backcountry fishing trips offer explorations of the Everglades, 10,000 Islands, and Rookery Bay with a specialized focus on Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sharks, Pompano, Trout and other saltwater species. Captain Mark enjoys spin, plug, and fly fishing and it USCG certified.

Naples, FL(239) 450-9230

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Naples Salt Water Fishing

Naples Salt Water Fishing provides offshore fishing charters near Naples and focuses specifically on Snook, Tarpon, Redfish and various other fish depending on the season. Captain Tony Fontana offers half, three-quarter and full day rates that include all licenses, permits, bait, tackle, water and ice. He will also help clean and bag any fish caught upon arrival back at the dock.

Naples, FL(239) 280-6246

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Pale Horse Fishing Charters

Pale Horse Fishing Charters is owned and operated by military veteran, Billy Norris. A Southwest Florida native, Captain Norris has a degree in Marine Biology and has fished the Naples, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers areas his entire life. Specializing in giant snook, tarpon, and sharks, fishing charters available are Nearwater, Backwater, and Night Fishing. Rods, reel, and tackle are included in the pricing, and a ten percent discount for military and emergency responders is always available.

Naples, FL(239) 285-7710

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Port of Naples Marina

Port of Naples Marina has a professional fleet of eight independent Captains who offer a broad range of chartered fishing excursions. They are year round and include light tackle fishing, offshore and deep sea fishing, sightseeing and sunset cruises. Featured Captains include Grand Slam, Ms B Haven, Fish Hunter, Fish-n-Fever, Alabama, Solo Lobo, and A&B. On-site is Captain Pete’s Bait and Tackle shop that stocks all fishing rental needs.

Naples, FL(239) 774-0479

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Say What Fishing Charters

Say What Charters is owned and operated by Captain Alex Garland. Captain Alex has fished the Gulf of Mexico for over twenty years and concentrates on Nearwater and Backwater trips in the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico. All boat rates include rods, reels, tackle, ice, federal and state fishing permits, and cleaning of all fish. The fishing vessel "Say What" is equipped with all proper USCG safety compliances, a full bathroom, and covered cabin seating. Captain Alex holds USCG qualifications and is also a member of the North Atlantic Charter Boat Operators Association, a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, and the Marco Island Charter Captains Association. Say What Charters is recommended on Trip Advisor.

Marco Island, FL(239) 249-9271

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Six Chuter Charters

Six Chuter Charters is a fleet of six boats in Marco Island offering backwater fishing, offshore fishing, shelling, and sightseeing. Captain Shaun Chute and his experienced guides provide safe, knowledgeable, and scenic tours in Naples, Marco Island, the 10,000 Islands and into the Gulf of Mexico. The combined fishing experience of all Captains exceeds 100 years, and Captain Chute received his Master's Captain's License from the USCG in 1993. Six Chuter Charters has a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

Marco Island, FL(239) 389-1575

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Southern Viking Charters

Based in Naples, Southern Viking Charters offers near shore, backwater, deep sea, and fly fishing excursions. Owned and operated by Captain Zeke Schryver, all charters are insured and licensed. Tackle, bait, gear, ice, drinks, and permits are a part of every tour. Deep sea tours include meals. Custom tours and cruises are available. Captain Zeke places a focus on conservation and is a member of the Florida Guides Association

Naples, FL(239) 682-7286

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Sunshine Tours

Sunshine Tours has been providing the Marco Island area with Back Country Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Island Shelling, Sightseeing trips since 1984. The Sunshine Express offers smaller, group excursions with all the rods, reels, licenses, bait and a licensed Captain. The ninety-foot Marco Island Princess offers sunset cruises, lunch and dinner tours, and special event bookings. Reservations recommended. Sunshine Tours has received the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

Marco Island, FL(239) 642-5415

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Tarpon Tamer

Captain Phil Haley operates the Tarpon Tamer and offers backwater and offshore fishing adventures for the entire family and experienced fishermen. He is a licensed USCG Captain and has over fifty years experience fishing these local areas: Naples Bay, 10,000 islands, and the Everglades. The vessel is inspected to meet all safety measures and safely holds a crew of six people. Captain Phil provides all necessary rods, reel, bait/tackle, and offers a ten percent discount for first-time bookings.

Naples, FL(239) 340-3474

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