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Native Guides Sanibel-Captiva Charter services

15183 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6017
+1 239-822-3337
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Best fishing charter ever!!!!!

This is the very best fishing charter we have ever been on - by far, and we've been on quite a few... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2014
Sue B
Dallas, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Captain John had us hooking them immediately

This was our second time out with John. He's professional, friendly, and patient with younger... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2014
Newtown, PA
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15183 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6017
+1 239-822-3337
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Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

This is the very best fishing charter we have ever been on - by far, and we've been on quite a few. Captain John knows exactly where to go to get the fish! There was a point where every single cast resulted in a fish...More

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 15 December 2014

This was our second time out with John. He's professional, friendly, and patient with younger anglers. Patient with older rookie Pine Island casters like me. The tide was so low I thought we would not catch anything, but John took us to a spot where...More

3  Thank palmster
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is a must do! Everything you would look for in a guide. We did a sight seeing and shelling excursion, but will do fishing our next trip. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.

3  Thank jodireeves
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Captain John had us on the fish early and often! The four of us must have caught 15 fish a piece with 7 total keepers. John was always ready to bait the hooks and tell us where to cast. We told him our goal was...More

Thank NickNailor
Reviewed 29 September 2014

You never know what you're going to get when you shell out big bucks for a service far from home, that you book from a website without a personal recommendation. Well, let me assure you, if you are in that boat, that Native Guides and...More

Thank glennberger
Reviewed 10 August 2014

John Houston is an excellent guide. He took my mother, my 10 year old son, and me on a great trip for lunch to cabbage key ( of jimmy Buffett "cheeseburger in Paradise" fame) and then on to shelling at Cayo Costa state park. He...More

1  Thank Julia B
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Our group of four adults did a 4 hour afternoon boat excursion with Captain John. The boat was equipped with a cooler and ice for our beverages. We started out of the marina and Capt John pointed out a manatee as we were leaving. Then...More

3  Thank KCScottRN
Reviewed 5 June 2014

We visited Sanibel Island in April and really enjoyed our boat tour with Captain John. He not only was a wonderful, knowledgable guide, but he was also personable and fun. My twin teenage sons enjoyed talking to him and learning from him, as did I....More

1  Thank TRHfamily2014
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The front-desk at our hotel recommended "Native Guides" when we asked about snorkeling. Captain Johnny took us snorkeling, shelling and wildlife spotting (dolphins and manatees). Reservations required. We called two days ahead and booked a 3 hour tour. They provided snorkeling equipment. We brought (soft)...More

1  Thank WboroMA
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This was my first trip to Captiva and I figured while I was here I might as well try my hand at catching a tarpon. I found captain Houston by asking some locals. John is a guy you'd want to be friends with, I could...More

1  Thank PeterOEllis
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Paul O
I have a different question regarding charters & Dolphin cruise and watching. I love Trip Advisor and reading these great reviews which are a lot of charter fishing trips. My question is we are staying at South Seas Captivia with our family of 5 in a month and my youngest has a Dolphin friend at the Research center that was B-day gift sponsor a Dolphin. She is really upset we can not go visit her and I thought it would be an awesome surprise to book a 4 hour Dolphin/ wildlife trip. Does this charter cater to more searching and viewing up close dolphins and wildlife?
10 March 2015|
Response from Tim T |
Looks like you've already made the trek to South Seas. How did it go? We went on a fishing charter last year with Capt. John Houston and while travelling to a fishing spot, we had dolphins racing us and jumping in our... More