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We can take you to

Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island

Captiva Island

Captiva Island

Fort Myers & Bonita

Fort Myers Beach

and more!

Trip Types

Are you a seasoned angler who wants to fish from sunrise to sunset? Or maybe you’re looking to bring your family on an adventure that offers a little bit of everything, from fishing, to shelling, to island-exploring, and more

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Fishing

Go fishing with Capt. John Gauntt, who has over 20 years of experience

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Shelling

Find and collect shells from Florida's most beautiful beaches

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Island Adventure

Family adventure that offers everything, from fishing, to shelling, to island-exploring

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Fishing trips. Night or day.

Fully flexible to you: Want to fish for world-famous species (Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Tripletail, Cobia and more)? Interested in just half a day or do you want to fish from sunrise to sunset? Is night fishing for monster shark on your bucket list? Or perhaps you want to break for lunch at a water-access-only restaurant? Whatever you like, we will make it your trip! (All gear, bait and fishing license included)

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4 hours minimum
Day Fishing
Night Fishing

23’ Robalo bay boat
200HP Yamaha engine
Cruising speed 45mph

All gear is included
Top-notch rods and reels
Bait & tackle
Fishing license

Shelling excursions.

Let Capt. John Gauntt take you to the best shelling spots on the west coast of Florida. Shelling gear will also be provided when needed.

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Island adventures.

Fish, shell, and explore the boat-access-only islands of SW Florida to your heart's content! See dolphins, manatees, birds and incredible sunsets. Dine at water-access-only restaurants. Find giant conch shells. Go to a deserted island and play, picnic, or tie up a hammock! This excursion is fully customizable. You dream it up. We will make it happen!


4 hours+ for Shelling
8 hours+ for Island Adventure

23’ Robalo bay boat
200HP Yamaha engine
Cruising speed 45mph

All gear is included
Shelling gear
Life jackets for all ages

Pricing

Below are our most updated prices

Day Fishing

$125 / hr

4 hours minimum

  • Gear and bait included

Night Fishing

$200 / hr

4 hours minimum

  • Gear and bait included

Shelling

$100/ hr

4 hours minimum

  • Gear included

Island Adventure

$1000

8 hours+ trip

  • Fish, shell, and explore
The prices above are for 4 people trips.
An additional fee of $100 per extra person will be applied for the day (6 guests maximum).
There will be an additional one-time $100 added to the above prices for trips targeting Shark and Tarpon due to the additional expenditure of those trips.
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Our Captains


Captain John Gauntt

Captain John

Anglers Choice

Licensed

20+ years experience

Captain John Gauntt has been fishing the backcountry and nearshore waters of Southwest Florida for over 20 years. With his expert knowledge spanning anywhere from the 10,000 Islands to Boca Grande, you’re sure to catch some impressive fish – and the memories of a lifetime, too! He prides himself on offering any trip you could dream of, from full-on fishing trips packed with angling action to a family–friendly shelling excursions, to nighttime jaunts that target some seriously impressive fish. Your trip can be completely customized to suit your wants and needs, so let him know what you want to do! Capt. John is also a certified regional forecast guide for Saltstrong (saltstrong.com), where he gives weekly fishing reports and forecasts – So he knows where to take you to get your drag screaming!
What's the best part of his job? Simple: doing his favorite thing in the world! He's a lifelong fisherman who loves nothing more than being on the water, spending time with guests of all ages and angling abilities, and reeling in SW Florida’s world-famous species.


Captain Josh

Captain Josh

Licensed

10+ years experience

Captain Josh Santangelo joined the Day 5 Charters team in 2020 but has been fishing the backcountry, nearshore and offshore waters of Southwest Florida for over 11 years. He is well-versed fishing anywhere from the Naples to Boca Grande, so you’re sure to catch some awesome fish – and the memories of a lifetime with him too! Both Captain Josh and Captain John are known for offering any trip you could dream of, from full-on fishing trips packed with angling action to a family–friendly shelling excursions, to nighttime wrestling matches with huge sharks. With Captain Josh Your trip can be completely customized to suit your wants and needs, so let him know what you want to do! Capt. Josh was born in Roatan, Honduras where he grew up catching barracuda, king fish and giant sharks! His favorite thing ever is to get your drag smoking! What's the best part of his job? He loves to see other people reeling in the biggest fish of their life, and seeing all the smiles the day on the water brings. If Captain Josh isn’t fishing or boating for work, he’s fishing or boating for fun. He gets to do his favorite thing in the world every day! And he’s stoked to get to share it with you!


Captain Derrick

Captain Derrick Duncan has been fishing in southwest Florida since he could walk. Born and raised here, Captain Derrick’s roots run deep, from his great grandfather growing up in the shadow of the light house on Sanibel, to his other grandfather building one of the iconic fish houses in Pine Island Sound. This long family history of fishing in and around the coast of Southwest Florida helps him to know right where the fish are and he’s sure to put you on them, just let him know what you want to catch! Derrick’s goal is for you to have a great day on the water. From reeling in the biggest fish you’ve ever caught to searching for shells on a remote island, Derrick wants you to experience the area he has always called home.
What is the best thing about Derrick’s job? When you have the experience of a lifetime and have a story to tell for years to come! The only thing he loves more than catching fish is watching other people catch fish!


Captain Parker

Captain Parker Gauntt grew up fishing the waters of Southwest Florida with his brother, Captain John, where he has learned to target some of the most sought-after species in North America. Whether you’re fishing inshore or nearshore, he will help you get to where the bite is hottest! Captain Parker wants to make sure that your adventure with Day Five is personally tailored to you and your family, whether it be the perfect Island getaway, a day of chasing down hard-hitting sport-fish, or staying out all night with Florida’s apex ocean predators, he is dedicated to giving you the trip of a lifetime. Captain Parker loves working with guests from all walks of life and levels of experience, from first-time fishers, to veteran anglers, his goal is to make sure you’ve got the gear, skills, and know-how to land that once-in-a-lifetime catch! Captain Parker’s favorite sound in the whole world is a screaming drag, and he knows exactly where to find the monsters that make it. If he’s not fishing with guests, he’s fishing with his brothers or his own children, raising the next generation of dedicated, die-hard anglers!

Fort Myers Beach Location

Our boats run out of the beautiful Fish Tale marina on Fort Myers Beach

Meeting Place: Fish Tale Marina

Address: 7225 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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* We can accommodate local/home dock pick ups (accommodation and additional fee contingent on distance from Fish Tale Marina). Call to inquire.

Phone: (239) 994-4027