Fishing for Tarpon, Red Snapper, Snook, Redfish and Trout

  • star rating  My husband and son went with Captain Kevin the third week of March. He was able to reschedule us due to poor weather conditions, and was up-front about how... read more

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    star rating  Over two days of fishing Kevin put us on the fish every time. Most importantly they had a great attitude and were willing to work hard. Their super positive attitude... read more

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    star rating  We did the near shore fishing and captain Kevin put us on non stop action. We also seen a bonus shark that went after one of our throw backs. On... read more

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  • star rating  We were in Florida for a month and this was the highlight of our trip. We caught reef fish nonstop and had 29 keepers. Captain Kevin knew where to go... read more

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    star rating  great time great guides

    limited out on grouper and snapper add a shark and numerous other fish

    We will be repeat customers

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    star rating  Captain Kevin lived up to the hype of all his reviews! We had been looking forward to this fishing charter for weeks and Captain Kevin did not disappoint. Kevin was... read more

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  • star rating  Fantastic family day fishing! - Kevin was exceptionally great. I was honestly worried we’d be going on a “tourist” charter. But he did such an amazing job explaining where we were going, why, and how... read more


    star rating  Tarpon fishing ft myers fl. - One of the best damn fishing guides I have ever had! Kevin took time to explain and show us how to hook and get tarpon next to the boat. Great... read more


    star rating  Amazing day! Amazing guide! - This was an amazing day! Kevin is not only an expert at his craft but also a genuinely good and humble person. My 12 yo son pulled... read more

  • star rating  Awesome Fishing Trip - Kevin took out our family of five (17, 14 and 12 year old kids) for a four hour inland fishing excursion in April of 2022. He was the absolute best.... read more


    star rating  Awesome! - Our family of four had a great time fishing with Kevin today! He had us catching fish in no time, and the morning flew by. Kevin is... read more


    star rating  We had an amazing day! Kevin was hilarious and a great guide. We caught more than we expected and Kevin kept us laughing most of the afternoon!

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  • star rating  Fun shelling in Captiva - We just got back from an awesome morning sightseeing/shelling trip with Kevin. We are a family of four with two teenagers. Kevin was easy to communicate with to... read more


    star rating  5-Stars aren't enough! - What a fantastic experience! We booked a day with Captain Kevin at Captiva Island Charters and all the reviews are right, only he's better! Kevin is responsive, easygoing,... read more


    star rating  50+ fish in 4 hours! - Awesome fishing charter! My Dad and I went out with Kevin to celebrate his 60th birthday and slayed red fish and snook for nearly 4 straight hours. Several times in... read more

  • star rating  Best Fishing Carter of Our Lives - My family was recently at North Captiva Island and we booked Kevin to take us fishing. My dad, both of my brothers, and I all agreed that this was by... read more


    star rating  The Best Day of Our Trip! - Our time with Captain Kevin was the highlight of our trip! I have been coming to Captiva my entire life, but this was my first time experiencing a private fishing... read more


    star rating  This trip was nothing short of amazing. Our guide (Kevin) was awesome! He was very helpful and patient. He explained all the different baits being used and... read more

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  • star rating  BEST Experience Ever!! - What an amazing experience!! Captain Kevin was excellent! Our original scheduled day got rained out and Kevin was in constant communication to keep us informed. He moved... read more


    star rating  Incredible morning on the water. - Kevin is unbelievably laid back and incredibly knowledgeable Captain. Completely stress free day for both my wife and I. Oh, and we caught a ton of fish! ... read more


    star rating  Great experience!! - Kevin was a great captain. He knew where the fish were and was extremely personable. Would fish with him again in a heartbeat. We had a little... read more

  • star rating  10 hour Snapper fishing trip - Captain Kevin and his dad-first mate did a great job of taking my family of all ages and experience out for a 10 hour Snapper trip. We were all... read more


    star rating  Fantastic Fun Charter / Capt Kevin is the BEST - Thanks to Captain Kevin for a fantastic Tarpon trip. It was such a fun and exciting trip we are already talking about doing it again. We have fished from... read more


    star rating  We had a phenomenal experience fishing with Kevin!!! He had us in the tarpon ALL DAY!
    Great boat setup, great equipment, a 10/10 experience. Kevin’s attention to every small... read more

  • star rating  Capt Kevin put us on pods of Tarpon right away! Almost had the grand slam! Two tweens thought he was “Great”. Got the slam - trout, reds, snook! Highly recommend... read more


    star rating  Had a blast! Took my wife and two boys. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Captain Kevin was great, he's very knowledgeable, attentive, helpful, and works hard to find fish. Would... read more


    star rating  Captain Kevin is absolutely fantastic and family friendly. He took me and my 9 year old out for a half day of King&Spanish Mackeral plus some Bonita. We caught lots... read more

  • star rating  We had an awesome day with Captain Kev! Kids loved it and we caught a ton of fish. Non stop action in the morning with Jacks, mackerel, bluefish, trout, etc,... read more


    star rating  If you’re looking for a great family trip with a quality human and angler, Kev is your guy. We would have had a great time even if we didn’t... read more

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    star rating  Capt Kevin put us on sheepshead and mangrove snapper. His equipement is first rate...rods/reels/boat. A very good skipper. We had a lot of fun and fish for... read more


Inshore Fishing

Inshore or Back Bay Fishing as some people refer to it is some of the most fun fishing around, providing multiple opportunities at Florida's most sought after game fish. We mainly target Snook, Redfish, Trout and Tarpon depending on the time of year. South Florida Outfitters welcomes experienced anglers and beginner's alike.

Our inshore fishing boat is a 2014 Pathfinder HPS powered by a single Yamaha 250 SHO outboard. The boat is rigged with a 10" Garmin GPS/Chart plotter/Fish finder. The boat has ample dry storage as well as a T-top to provide shade from the Florida sun. There is plenty of cooler space for your drinks and snacks as well as any fish you would like to keep to eat.

Offshore Fishing

Offshore, or Deep Sea Fishing as some know it can be very rewarding when it comes to table fair and putting your strength to the test. If you want to experience a thrill of a lifetime, there is nothing like running 50 mph across the open ocean and battling with some of the strongest fish around.

Most targeted species include: Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Black Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Permit, Yellow tail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, American Red Snapper and Lane Snapper.

Our offshore boat is a 36 foot Contender center console powered by triple Mercury 250 Verado Outboards. The boat is rigged with top of the line Garmin electronics as well as twin VHF radios, Sirius Satellite Weather/Radio, and a EPIRB. This rig will get you to the fishing grounds fast and comfortably allowing the most fishing time possible to fill your cooler with as much fish as you can eat.

We offer multiple different trips; please keep in mind that the further offshore we go the longer the trip must be to account for travel time. We fish anywhere from 9 to 90 miles offshore.

What’s included in your fishing Charter?

Fishing Licenses, Tackle, Bait, Spinning Rods, Ice & Cooler, Fish Cleaning Services

What should I bring on my fishing charter?

Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat, Snacks, Sandwiches, Soda, Water, Beverages, Small Cooler, Camera.

Where do you offer fishing charters?

Sanibel Island, Captiva, Cape Coral, Pine Island, Fort Myers, and Fort Myers Beach

Meet Captain Kevin

Captain Kevin has been fishing the inshore and offshore waters surrounding Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral and Fort Myers for just shy of twenty years giving him the knowledge and experience to make your charter truly memorable.


  • 4 hours - $600
  • 6 hours - $850
  • 8 hours - $1100
  • Pricing is per group of up to 4 people

Deep Sea/Offshore

  • 8-Hour - $2100
  • Overnight (30 Hours) - $4500 (must call for booking)
  • Pricing is per group of up to 6 people
    8 Hour Offshore trips are available August 26- May 31


  • 4 hours - $550
  • 6 hours - $750

Tarpon (seasonal)

  • 6 hours - $950
  • 8 hours - $1250
  • 10 hours - $1400
  • Pricing is per group of up to 4 people

Red Snapper Season June 1 - August 25

  • 10 Hour - $2500

Jurassic Park (200' or deeper)

  • 14 Hour - $3500

Saltwater Trips

Whether you want to experience a relaxing cruise on the water, enjoy a water front dinner, hunt for shells on some of the most beautiful beaches in the state or experience the fishing trip of a lifetime; South Florida Outfitters can accommodate all requests and we will make it our goal to ensure your trip is unforgettable.

Where We Launch

We can pick you up from three convenient locations. After you book, the Captain will call you to arrange the most convenient pickup location.

15001 Punta Rassa Rd, Fort Myers

6001 Maria Dr, St James City

5400 Plantaion Rd, Captiva

4401 Point House Trail, Captiva