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Paradise Charters

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“captain ryan”(16 reviews)
“fish”(91 reviews)
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"We had Ryan as our guide, and he was outstanding. He is young, knowledgeable, and very good at his job. We hit a bunch of spots and caught fish everywhere we went. Highly recommended!"-Chase. We get these reviews often. Come out and find out why...more
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4765 Estero Blvd, Snook Bight Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3923
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Reviewed yesterday

Captain Ryan showed us a great time and some lovely marine life while fishing the back waters near Ft. Myers Beach. I had some friends visiting from Europe who wanted to fish and while we did not catch a ton (user errors mostly - no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time fishing. Captain Ryan had some great spots where the fish were jumpin... when they weren’t hitting he would move and find a different place. Was able to keep one catch and taking to a restaurant that will cook it up for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wanderer516126
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Captain Ryan Herford took us on an exciting adventure!!! Manatees, dolphins and many birds!!! He also took us to an island where we did some fabulous shelling!!! We chose the 3 hour cruise. Highly recommend this!!!! Ryan knows a lot about the area and the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KansasFamily2014
Cristina D, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you so much for the feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed your charter with Ryan!

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Had a nice morning with captain Ryan and two couples back bay fishing. Kinda hot and fishing was slow. Caught a few, kept one and saw a lot of dead fish from the red tide. None of this was on the charter of course but...More

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Cristina D, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for the feedback! We prefer live shrimp as well but it was not available. Sorry the fishing was slow during your charter. I know Capt Ryan did everything he could to get you on fish. Thank you for joining us and we hope...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018

We did the four hour private backwater fishing charter on March 30th. We had an amazing day! Ryan is a tremendous, knowledgeable, patient, kind, hard working guide who put us on the fish all day. My wife and I went with our two kids and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mark F
Cristina D, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you so much for the great feedback! I am so happy you had fun fishing with your family! Catching your dinner is so fun. Hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We did a half day of fishing. Had a great day. Caught lots of different kinds of fish. Ryan was very helpful and knowledgeable. He cleaned the fish and sent us to a resturant to have them cook it for us. We will do this...More

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Cristina D, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hey Stephanie! Thank you so much for the feedback! It was so nice to meet you and your friends. You guys were so much fun and Ryan said he had a great time with you on the boat. So happy you enjoyed your catch! best,...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018

Our group enjoyed a 3 hour wildlife tour with Capt. Ryan that totally exceeded our expectations. We saw a variety of local birds which Capt Ryan was prepared to share very interesting information about. Osprey nesting, Night Herons, Great Heron, Egrets, Pelicans, Ibis,just to name...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Linda F
GoodTimeTours, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you so much for leaving feedback about your charter! Capt Ryan is wonderful isn't he? I am so happy you enjoyed your outing with him. Best Cristina

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Our group of four had a marvelous four hour chartered trip with our captain, Ryan. He was extremely patient with us and a knowledgeable resource for our amateur crew. The mangroves we went to yielded numerous fish (pompano, trout, and puffer fish) and provided a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Indynotes
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Captain ryan was awsome!! There was 4 of us and all new to fishing he was soo nice and patient! Due to disability hard time casting and he casted dor me with a smile i never had to ask! Very knowledgeable learned a lot about...More

Thank Quest223199
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Captain Ryan is very chill and laid back. He is knowledgeable and got us on a bunch of fish. We caught silver trout, pompano, copia?, Speckled trout, two different types of pufferfish, a stingray, squirrel fish, sheepshead, and a few others! He was easy to...More

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28 December 2015|
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Response from mamacita333 | Property representative |
Fishing is great in March! We catch several species...snapper, sheepshead, macks, trout, pompano, etc...and shark will start moving in too with warmer waters. Tight lines and good fishing!
21 December 2015|
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Response from Joe S | Reviewed this property |
You can keep the fish. Like any fish there are limits on certain species. You can also eat them on your trip. We brought them back to the house and had them for supper 2 nights. There are also restaurants that you can take... More