Fishbowl Charters

For all your saltwater adventures

About Us

Our charters are based on the belief that our customers' need to have fun. And we are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would like to welcome you to take a trip and have the time of your life. Fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout and Snapper or just enjoy all the wildlife. We do night trips for those who love a dark adventure (Snook, Tarpon and Shark). Fishing for snook in the dock lights can be as good as it gets. Captain Jeff Shatto was raised on Pine Island and has been fishing Matlatcha, Bokeelia, Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande, Pine Island Sound and Sanibel for 20+ years and he is a USCG licensed captain.

If you are looking to see all the critters (Dolphin, Manatee, Birds, etc.) you will love one of our Eco tours. We can stop for lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants. It makes a nice break on the hot days. For those of you who own a boat and would like a licensed captain to help with all the technical stuff (how to navigate our waterways, rules of the road, throw a cast net, find bait, etc.) we will be happy to help.

We are located in Cape Coral, Florida and we charter all of the surrounding area (Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Boca Grande, Pine Island, Matlacha, Charlotte Harbor, Captiva Island and Cayo Costa). As a professional fishing guide I will take you where the fishing is at its best. Fort Myers is a great place to see Manatee.

Cayo Costa is a state park only accessible by boat and remains one of SW Florida's best kept secrets.

Redfish Pass located between North Captiva and Captiva is offering some of the best fishing around.

Charlotte Harbor is a vast labyrinth of mangrove lined creeks, bays and waterways. You could fish your whole life in the mighty harbor and still not see it all.

Boca Grande and its world famous Tarpon fishing not to mention some of the biggest Snook on the planet and the Hammer Head Sharks get in on the action as well. When a 200lb Tarpon is bitten in half you know it's a big shark. The best way to prevent this from happening to your trophy fish is to free line the spool in hopes the Tarpon can out maneuver the big shark.

Matlacha Pass is a world of its own. The south end of the pass is home to Hells Gate and local knowledge is a must. This is a great place to hunt for Redfish. The north end of the pass is home to the Indian Fields

also a great place to hunt Redfish, Snook, Trout and Black Tip Sharks.

Below you will find prices. Please feel free to request help planning trips. You will want to fish the best tides and moon phases. We will do our best to provide you with the best trip possible. Sometimes the best time is when you have time. A bad day on the water is better than a good day at work. If you have any questions please feel free to email [email protected] and he will get back to you in a timely manner. Thanks again for visiting.

1/2 Day Fishing $250.00 for 2 anglers; add $50.00 for the 3rd

1 Full Day Fishing $400.00 for 2 anglers; add $50.00 for the 3rd

1/2 Day Eco Tour$200.00

1 Full Day Eco Tour $350.00

We provide all fishing license, gear, tackle and ice.

USCG Safety Equipment on board.   


539 SE 3rd ST

Cape Coral, FL 33990


[email protected]

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