Nauti-Gal Fishing Adventures specializes in Offshore Fishing charters; people also call this Deep Fishing. We offer Fishing Charters from 4 ½ to 10 ½ hours in length. A lot of our Fishing is over Natural and Artificial Reefs; we have hundreds of spots to choose from. These Offshore Fishing locations are scattered around the waters surrounding Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Marco Island. Most of the time we will fish multiple spots on the same Fishing Charter.
Naples Offshore Fishing Excursions
The types of fish that you can expect to encounter on our offshore fishing charters range in size from very small to several hundred pounds and include: Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bonita, Goliath Grouper, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Sheepshead, Snapper, Snook, Cobia, and many more depending on the time of the year.
Our offshore fishing charters travel up to 45 miles offshore depending on sea conditions and length of charter. Nauti-Gal Fishing Adventures holds a set of NOAA Reef (RCG-287) and Pelagic (CHG-294) permits which allow us to fish in Federal Waters beyond 9 miles offshore. If you are thinking about booking an Offshore Fishing Charter in the Naples area it is a good idea to inquire with whoever you are thinking about booking with to make sure that they have these. If the company you choose doesn't hold one you will be limited to fishing within 9 miles of shore.
Feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions about our offshore fishing charters. Families with children and anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome! We can customize any of our offshore fishing charters to meet the needs of your individual party!
Naples Offshore Fishing Charter Rates (Up to 45 miles Offshore)
4 ½ Hour Offshore Charter $600 (Up to 4 passengers) Additional passengers $50.00
6 ½ Hour Offshore Charter $800 (Up to 4 passengers) Additional passengers $50.00
8 ½ Hour Offshore Charter $1050 (Up to 4 passengers) Additional passengers $100.00
10 ½ Hour Offshore Charter $1250 (Up to 4 passengers) Additional passengers $100.00
The above are final rates as we DO NOT charge a credit card processing fee. Should you decide to book online; our online booking agency charges a booking fee. We are a very small business and offer online booking as a convenience, but are more than happy to take reservations over the phone. Online booking is a secure way for our guests living outside of the United States to book their fishing trips. Online booking is also useful during peak season when I am not always able to answer my phone or immediately return calls. During peak season online booking allows our guests to see our live availability on our online calendar and securely book trips without having to call first. I ALWAYS encourage early booking; Please see our contact page and see how you can save up to 8% off the total cost of your charter by booking early. Occasionally we are able to put together shared charters. The more notice we have the better when it comes to shared trips.
Fishing Charter Descriptions
4 ½ Hour Offshore Charter: Our 4 ½ Hour Offshore Charter is our most popular trip! This charter can be anything from a family friendly fishing trip where we try to catch numbers of fish, or a more serious fishing trip where we target certain species. This fishing charter ventures from 3-12 miles offshore which means that most days you can still see shore. We fish a variety of natural reefs as well as man made reefs. This is not the charter to choose if you are looking to fill your freezer with fish, but generally we catch enough for dinner. Fish species that we catch on this charter include: Spanish Mackerel, Permit, Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel, Bonita, Sharks, Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Grunts, Cobia, Sheepshead, and a variety of others.
6 ½ Hour Offshore Charter: If you are looking to get out a little further than the 4 ½ Hour Offshore Charter our 6 ½ Hour Offshore Charter is a good option. We will venture up to 20 miles offshore on this charter. If we go the full 20 miles you will be just out of sight of land. The fish species we encounter differ little from those we catch on the 4 ½ Hour Offshore Charter, but the average size of the fish is a little bigger. On this charter we do catch the occasional legal Red Grouper and the snapper fishing is usually a little better than the snapper fishing on the 4 ½ Hour Offshore Charter.
8 ½ Hour Offshore Charter: There is a big jump as far as distance goes between the 6 ½ Hour Offshore Charter and the 8 ½ Hour Offshore Charter. The 8 ½ Hour Offshore Charter travels up to 45 miles Offshore. While reef fishing on this charter we can target legal sized Red Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, and Lane Snapper. While wreck fishing on this charter we can target Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Permit, and Yellow Tail Snapper. Other fish not listed above that we frequently encounter include: Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, Sharks, Bonita, and Goliath Grouper.
10 ½ Hour Offshore Charter: Generally we don't fish any further offshore on our 10 ½ Hour Offshore Charter than our 8 ½ Hour Offshore Charter. The extra 2 hours gives you more time to fish multiple areas. Our boat has a fast cruise speed of about 30 knots depending on the sea conditions, but from the dock to 45 miles offshore it is still a 2 hour boat ride. If you want to have more time to target multiple species the 10 ½ Hour Offshore Charter is a good option. Generally the biggest concern people have about booking a full day is weather. Please see our weather policy on our contact page.
We can target sharks on any of our above charters. They are more numerous during the summer months, but are present year round. If catching a shark is a priority please be sure to let me know! Please note that in the past we have allowed our guests to retain certain species of sharks, but we now have a strict catch and release policy on all shark species. Research has found that sharks are apex predators and play an important role in the ecosystem by maintaining the species below them in the food chain. Sharks also serve as an indicator for ocean health. We feel that we have much better eating fish available such as Grouper, so there is no reason to retain sharks.
Goliath Grouper can also be targeted on any of our above charters. Definitely an awesome sight to behold if you have never seen a Goliath Grouper! We find Goliath Grouper everywhere, but we find they are most prevalent on the artificial reefs and wrecks. We routinely catch them from 50-400 pounds. Goliath Grouper are protected by law and therefore must be immediately released.