Southwest Florida Backwater Fishing With Capt Shawn
Enjoy fishing in Naples Florida aboard his 19 feet ""Knotty Ad-Vantage" Center Console for up to 2 people. Rate as low as $100 per hour. Our boat comes with ice, water, fuel, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses. Rates: • $600 per day • $100 per hour Deposit: • $100 What To Expect Onboard: The Vantage is the true king of open water skiffs. It is the driest skiff in existence due to the first over-sized spray rails in the industry and with rough water handling and security of large bay boats, will get you to the fishing grounds and back more comfortably than any competitor skiff. When you are ready to fish, she was designed from the ground up to be easy pole and have the amazing stability to stand on. The Vantage is the true king of open water skiffs. It is the driest skiff in existence due to the first over-sized spray rails in the industry and with rough water handling and security of large bay boats, will get you to the fishing grounds and back more comfortably than any competitor skiff. When you are ready to fish, she was designed from the ground up to be easy pole and have the amazing stability to stand on. -East Cape Skiffs The huge casting deck of this 19 foot East Cape Vantage VHP has plenty of room to fish two anglers or hold plenty of fly line for the perfect cast with the buggy whip. Full Kevlar construction strengthens the hull while shaving about 300 lbs compared to other Vantage models, enabling her to float in about 8 inches of water. While she is rated for a 175 horsepower motor capable of pushing her to mid 60's mph, this one has been outfitted with a lightweight, yet very torquey, Evinrude 115 H.O. Lowrance HDS electronics with side imaging, Minn Kota trolling motor, Power-Pole Blade, Stiffy Push Pole, a Yeti cooler/casting platform, Odyssey batteries, and a huge live well round out the ultimate shallow water fishing package. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 2 guests
- Fishing Boats
Captain Shawn here! I specialize in light tackle, near shore and backwater, guided fishing charters around beautiful Naples, Marco Island, and the Ten Thousands of Islands. Artificial or live bait. Big rods to 6-pound test. Tailing Redfish on the flats, Snook in the past, Tarpon off the beaches, and 200 pound Goliath Grouper and trophy Permit on the wrecks. I do it all, and love it all! I’m a self-professed fishing addict!I’ve moved from Pennsylvania to Louisiana, to California, to Illinois, to New Jersey, to New York, to Ohio, to Texas, and now to Florida, and I cannot cure myself. I’ve even had moves within those moves and can’t shake this problem. There seems to always be some water, a rod, and reel nearby, and some fish of some species that need to be caught. I need some help, and perhaps some professional counseling!In all serious now, I have moved that many times in my life, and I have lived in that many places, but they were all due to growing up in a household with my Mother, my younger Sister and whose Father seemed like he was always a move ahead of us, a real“corporate gypsy”. This was tough growing up leaving friends behind, meeting new ones, learning the lay of the land, and the mentalities of the people. However, now looking back, I had opportunities that most kids never received. I caught my first fish, a Blue Cat, in the Mississippi, at three years old, and have been hooked since. I’ve caught Bass and Blue Gill in every golf course I could sneak onto, or anywhere I could drive any type of transportation too. I’ve trolled for Marlin in Maui, Dolphin in the Gulf stream, and Roosterfish in Costa Rica. I’ve caught “Bull” Reds and “Doormat” Flounder in the Carolinas, and Blues and Stripers on the Jersey Shore. I’ve fished for Walleye and Smallmouth in the Finger Lakes of New York and taught myself to cast a fly for Trout in the many small streams all throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. I know it sounds like I’ve only fished my whole life, but I was also an avid downhill skier, and a fairly decent golfer all through high school until I hit college.I graduated from Alfred University in 1996 with a B.S. in Business Administration. My parents actually believed I majored in Fraternity. I even met my very loving and understanding wife there, even though we didn’t marry until 2008. I’ve had a few various jobs coming out of school, until I fell into, and was trapped by, the restaurant business while living in Ohio. I guess it was the social attitude of fraternity life that lured me. I didn’t see any room for serious advancement in my career there, hence, my move to the booming hospitality economy of Naples in 1999. I’ve been General Manager of several, well-known, restaurants in town, and even bought one with my family in 2003, only to sell before the economy collapsed. The hospitality business was great to me and met some wonderful people along the way, however, the long hours and late nights were paying its toll on family life, and we now have an unbelievable son to look out for. It was time for a career change!I had now been fishing the waters of Naples, Marco Island, Estero Bay, and the Ten Thousand Islands regularly for Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Trout, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Sharks, and more since I’ve moved here. I’d even occasionally hit Pine Island Sound and make a yearly trip to the keys for the myriad of aquatic offerings. I had entered several local tournaments over the years and finished with better results each one. With some serious persuasion from some friends, and after fishing 5th in the Southern Back Water Series Redfish Tournament Grand Championships, and fishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, in a few charity tournaments the same year, I had the confidence in my fishing ability to take it to the public. I’m now a fully licensed and insured USCG Captain and have been guiding full time now for the past 6 years. I couldn’t have made a better decision to do what I truly love to do. Actually, I’m feeding my addiction every day now! I get the same enjoyment watching someone catch their first species, or that fish of a lifetime, as though I was on the rod myself. I love to share what I know with anyone, even fellow guides, and make it a point to learn something new every day. I take pride in the fact that I offer the best equipment available to my customers, as it is the same equipment I use personally. They always say, “Any day on the water is better than no day on the water at all”, and I’m blessed to have the ability share that with people from around the world now.Hope to see you all on the water! Tight lines and great fishing everyone!
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Fishing gear
- Fish Finder
- Wheel steering
- Outboard Engine
- Chart Plotter
- Single Engine
- Fuel type: Gas
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 7 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Cancellation: Reservation for cancellations are only refundable with minimum 7-day notice or if the guided trip is to be canceled by the Captain, at his sole discretion, due to some safety concern, inclement weather, or other unforeseen un-fishable conditions.