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Rates on our regular daily charters :


2023 SPECIAL: Up To 3 People, Half Day TripAll Bait, Tackle, Licenses Included: $495 Total.

You Can Do This!

One or more Sportsmen can be added  to this trip up to 6 total for extra charges.

See Rates below




Half-Day, 4 Hours for up to 3 people, Inter-Coastal Charter Trip.

Prices include Florida Fishing licenses, bait, & use of tackle all complete plus the days free endless bottled ice water. Add $75 for each Sportsman. 6 people Max.

Extended Inter-Coastal Trip -------add $150 per hour over half- day rate. 6 hours max

                    I'm on the Trailer so...Have Boat Will Travel.

We usually depart from the Bokeelia, Lee County, Lavender Ramp located at 7290 Barrancas Rd., Bokeelia, Florida. 33922

Drive West thru Matlacha and proceed on to the Circle K at Center Junction on Pine Island. Then turn right on Stringfellow Rd (North) and proceed North for approximately 6 miles to turn right on Barrancas Rd. Then, proceed 4 blocks east in the residential area to the ramp located on the Left (North) side of the road. Look for the Tida Walker Boat at the dock. 

There are clean restrooms at the ramp area.

 A $10 parking Lee County parking permit is required and may be acquired at the yellow pole in front of the office at the ramp. Place money in the envelope provided, Tear off the numbered tab and place the perforated tab visibly on your car dash, NUMBER UP. Seal the envelope and put the envelope in the slot on the Yellow steel pole. All Good.

Florida Fishing Guide Services, serving Bokeelia, Cape Coral, Pine Island, North Cap and Captiva Islands, Useppa Island, Cayo Costa Island, Matlacha, Punta Rassa, Ft Myers Beach & Boca Grande, FL.

NOTE: Add $50 for Cabbage Key or North Captiva Island Pick Up Fee or Departures.  Thanks



Includes the standard 4-hour, 1/2 Day Trip amenities

plus time for lunch

Fish 3 hours, eat at Cabbage Key. Then fish another hour.

6 people max

Not available on Saturday or Sunday



Battle the mighty Silver King and be amazed at its' ariel displays.

TARPON TRIPS -----------  4  HOURS   $600

4 people max on this trip. May be extended at $150.00 per hour

TWC Catch & Release Certificates provided for each catch.


On Our Shark Trips, Blood Stream Chum, Live and fresh cut bait are always included.


SPRING   SHARK  TRIPS -----------  4  HOURS   $600

Up to 4 people on this trip. May be extended at $150 per hour


An Earnest Deposit of $100 is required to make your reservation. The Deposit Amount is deducted from the total cost of the charter, balance due at the end of the trip. If the weather is bad, the Captain will either move the day for you or he will issue you a full re-fund.

FYI: If excessive travel is required because the bites is off, Captain Russ has been known to add a little extra time to your to trip. We want you to have a great day on the water.

We normally use live bait however, we can and do occasionally throw soft body or hard body lures at them if you like.

Tide Walker Charters can handle up to 6 people for the day.
Regular Half day trips can be Hourly Extended, see Rates.
6 people maximum

Rate includes live bait and use of our equipment, German Made Custom Super Tackle, Penn Reels
Free Bottled Ice Water. Catch & Release Certificates Provided for big catches.  

A $100 Deposit is required to book and reserve your day on the water. See note above if you missed it.

Some Daily Trips may be  extended  at  the rate of  $125 / $145 /$150 per
hour, 6 hours total max.
NOTE: Add $50 additional fee for Cabbage Key or North Captiva Island Pick Up or Departure.

We no longer make Sanibel, Captiva or Boca Grande Pick-ups. Thanks

Please don't rely on email or texts for reservations., During Season, the Captain may not get your message. Just Call Captain Russ at 239 994 7818. He may be on the water so please allow him enough time to respond. Leave a message, your call is very important to all of us.

I wish for you all a most enjoyable and productive day and I look forward to hosting you soon,

Out on the Water.

What's Included for your day's Charter?
Tide Walker Charters supplies most everything you need, including: 
* Your Florida Saltwater Fishing License & Snook Tag  ( In or out of state )
• Boat, Fuel, Ramp Fees, Insurance
• Use of Rods, Reels, Tackle, Lures, cut and Live Bait, use of artificials of all kinds, trollers and spoons.
• Use of Roto-molded Brute Cooler with lots of ice and free bottled water
Bring Your Favorite Rod if you like. I'll show you how to rig it.


You should bring the following:

• Hat
• Sunglasses
• Sun protective clothing. Bring a Jacket or Rain Suit December thru March
• Good Rubber sole  grip Shoes
• Sunscreen: Lotion or Spray it doesn't matter
• Camera
• Food, Beverages ( Sry, No Alcohol due to insurance reasons see note below)
• Cooler to take fish home in, we've got the ice.

+ Some Marinas and ramps have a daily parking fee.
*  County Parking Fee is $10.00 available at the ramp.
Captain Russ will clean and filet your fish for you to be placed in provided Ziploc bags for the trip home so bring your cooler to put them in. He always has ice for you.

* Children are always welcome. Teach them to fish now. The Tug is the Drug!
**Some children are afraid of the water, the waves or the speed of the boat. Please assess your child's comfort level with boating and tell them what to expect.  We usually don't exceed 28 mph for safety reasons. It's a busy place.

For this reason we never travel very fast with youngsters onboard. 
All Children 10 years and younger will be required by law to wear a Coast Guard approved PFD at all times.

*Due to insurance regulations, we have some CGA Life Jackets for children but we prefer that you bring your child's own PFD if they are 10 years or younger.

• What if I'm a Beginner? Bring it on. We all gotta learn sometime and Captain Russ is a great teacher.

Geico insurance mandates: "NO ALCOHOL" on board. Besides, it's early
in the day and you'll be to busy catching fish to drink. We can all have one once we get back to dock.

* ATTENTION SMOKERS: Smoking is OK but, Please be courteous and smoke down wind from the Captain. He quit years ago but it still chokes him.


Choose your pick up location:
 We do: Tarpon, Guide Pine Island Bokeelia, Florida. Shark Fishing. Snook Fishing North Captiva Island, Speckled Sea Trout Pine Island Florida
Tarpon Fishing Boca Grande, Florida, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, Ft Myers Beach Shark Fishing, Punta Rassa Snapper Fishing.
Sanibel Captiva Florida Fishing. 

                                7290 Barrancas Avenue, Bokeelia Lee County Lavender Public Ramp

                                       Cape Coral Yacht Club Public Ramp, Cape Coral, Florida

                                                           Public Ramp, Punta Rassa, FL

                                                           Pineland Marina, Bokeelia, FL

                                                     Depart from any of the locations above and more.
                                                                 Call for additional locations cause I'm mobile on the trailer
                                                                         Take Your pick
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