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**** Hurricane Ian Update **** Our boat was NOT damaged in the recent storm. Still in PERFECT condition! Cabbage Key is now OPEN ! (Great stop for lunch/Drinks and exploring) Let's build YOUR perfect day on the water! The captain has been boating the SW Florida area waters for the last 20 years, and knows where all the hidden gems are. From recreational fishing, to sandbars, to private (Boat access only) islands/beaches and some of the best waterfront dining and sunset cruises, you will only experience the best the area has to offer. We can meet up with other boats on the sandbars for party time, or find a secluded private beach with total peace and quiet or anything in between. Or just do it all, the choice is yours. Feel like getting close to dolphins ... no problem, when you know where to look, and how to make the most of the experience. (We consistently have them coming right up to the boat and jumping - see photos). What makes us different ?? The customized VIP experience we provide on each and every charter to ensure you have a unique boating experience! We provide and set up for you if you choose the beach experience .....Beach chairs, beach umbrellas, a small table, a blender for frozen drinks, a bluetooth Premium Sound Bar to take on a pristine beach or sandbar, as well as floaties, coozies, football, and a Frisbee. If weather permitting (No strong winds) we will take 4K quality drone pics of you and your group to remember your AWESOME day on the water. The VIP experience is what you and your group will remember for years to come, and what really counts! The boat has a cabin to escape to when needed if the weather changes and plenty of dry storage for your items that need to stay dry, and USB phone chargers as well (Apple and Android charge cables supplied). Twin engines power this deep V boat to provide a comfortable dry ride as well as to ensure safety, reliability and peace of mind. The large built in cooler will be filled with ice and bottled water for the day, and you are welcome to bring your favorite beverages (Alcohol allowed - 21 and over) and food. The boat is equipped with a GPS and the latest fishfinder technology as well as a "Premium" Bluetooth audio system. There is also a freshwater shower at the back of the boat (not enclosed) to rinse off the salt water at the end of your adventure. You can also change clothes in the cabin, as it is private with the door closed. So what are you waiting for ??? Let's plan YOUR day to remember! New in 2022! There is now a 120 volt BLENDER in the cabin for making frozen drinks. (You bring the ingredients, we have the ice) Nothing like a nice frozen margarita or rumrunner as you cruise the waterways. Also, we just updated to a PREMIUM sound system with bluetooth, so you can play YOUR music with concert hall sound and clarity! The flooring (Decks in marine terms) have also been upgraded to soft EVA Teak which features no-slip for safety, and cushion for comfort. (Makes a big difference) This is a personal vessel that is pampered and very well maintained, as opposed to a working commercial boat. You will see/feel the difference. If you want to learn more about this boats attributes, Google search " Robalo R245 Review". It is Yacht quality, maintained to perfection, and rides smooth and dry in any conditions encountered. For those that are concerned, the captain is fully Covid vaccinated. No masks required. (Totally your option) Fuel (Gasoline) is not included in the quoted rate and is charged ONLY for what you use at the end of the charter. (Currently at $4 per gallon paid by cash - $5 by Credit Card) This keeps the pricing fair for everyone and allows you to pick the destination(s) on your wants/needs. Each and every charter is different and unique. Please send me as many details as possible to provide you with an accurate quote. We take into consideration the # of guests and their specific expectations. We do 1/2 days as well. Sometimes we can even accommodate last minute bookings with just a few hours notice. Submit your request, and we will get back to you ASAP.
This is the BEST way to see the sites! Fred will give you many suggestions ahead of time, and help plan whether you want a quiet, or busier adventure. We had great communication prior to trip. Although we had our input as to our likes, we trusted Fred to plan the day. He did not disappoint. We had dolphins swimming in our wake. Explored Cabbage Key, saw tortoises, then off to spend leisure time on a quiet beach. There, Kyle set up beach chairs and umbrella, Fred helped blend up some frosty drinks. AND they are just overall really nice guys. Fun to visit with and very knowledgeable about the area, with many facts about the gulf. We would definitely do this trip again!
You will not regret booking Captain Fred’s Charter. A 30+ year captain and veteran and it shows. Excellent recommendations for the charter and other local suggestions. Fred and his son helped us unload from car and at stops and reload the car after the trip. Very friendly, hospitable people. Do not hesitate to support this father son duo. We will chartering with Fred again!
What a great day with Fred and son! They know all the spots and where to take you. Super flexible with your itinerary and dedicated to ensure you have the best day out on the water in captiva! We had the best time and will be back to hang out with Fred and son any time we make it back to the west coast! Highly recommend!
Captain Fred was wonderful and it was an incredible experience! Can’t wait to go out again!
Excellent experience, very friendly , helpful, great with our kids. Highly recommend!
My love for the water goes back to my active duty in the US Navy. I had the privilege of being behind the helm and controls of a 500' US military war ship. From there it has been all fun on the water. I have ventured into the Bahamas by private boat from Miami, and all over the Florida keys as well. (Survived the Bermuda Triangle MANY times....lol) I enjoy fishing, scuba diving, cruising, and just hanging out at the sandbars meeting new people. My Spanish is limited, but gets better with a little practice. Looking forward to making your day on the water, the best it can be!
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ALL quoted rates are "Plus Fuel Used" which is currently $4.00 per gallon cash or $5.00 when paying by credit card. The boat is equipped with an accurate Yamaha factory fuel flow gauge. You pay only for what you use. If you want to stay local the charge will be very low .....only a few gallons to the nearest sandbars or dolphin encounter areas. Let me help you build the perfect trip and route based on your budget and expectations. Each and every charters is different and unique. Please send me as many details as possible to provide you with an accurate quote. We take into consideration the # of guests and their specific expectations.