Capt. Paul Hobby Fishing Charters

18 ft
Boat length
Up to 3
Passengers
Captained
This boat is rented with a captain
66%
Owner’s response rate

The boat

Sanibel Island and Fort Myers fishing charters and guide service cover all types of flats fishing from fly casting to 100 lb. tarpon to silently poling 8-inch deep water for redfish. Fishing the inshore waters of Pine Island Sound and the surrounding area can be extremely rewarding. This area encompasses Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. As your guide, I, Captain Paul Hobby, have the knowledge and experience necessary as a Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Island fishing guide for over 25 years, to make it happen. I am a full-time fishing guide in the Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Fort Myers, Florida area. I SPECIALIZE in fly fishing inshore and near shore waters as well as using spinning/light tackle

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Amenities

Stereo
Stereo Aux Input
Bluetooth audio
Cooler / Ice chest
Anchor
Fish Finder
Depth finder
GPS
Radar
Sonar
VHF Radio

Specifications

Year
2018
Length
18 ft.
Make
Maverick
Model
18 Mirage HPX "V" w/F150HP Yamaha
Capacity
3
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Boat owner
Paul
Paul
I am Capt Paul Hobby, a full time fishing charter guide in the Sanibel Island and Fort Myers, Fl area. I specialize in fishing inshore waters using Fly and spin (conventional) fishing tackle. My typical fishing charter is 1 to 3 anglers fishing a 1/2, 3/4 or full day. All levels of fishing experience can be accommodated for, from completely novice to someone experienced in sight casting to fish. This is a "have fun" no pressure type of fishing. Most serious anglers put enough pressure on themselves and do not need any added pressure form his guide. If you bring me a "fat free" cupcake, I will never mention any blown cast or missed opportunities. We typically fish in water depths of 7 inches to 8 feet. Since we are not fishing "offshore" , but rather inshore waters, the wind is rarely a factor especially considering the numerous mangrove islands that break up wind and waves. Therefore, there is never a worry about someone getting seasick or becoming uncomfortable. Because of the extremely shallow waters we frequently fish on, I use a boat that is specially designed for a shallow draft and it has a zero "hull slap" type of designed. That means if we are sight casting to fish, we can easily get into casting range and the fish never knows we are there. That is a huge advantage over the typical boat because fish have become more wary with all the added fishing pressure over the recent years. I have over 20 years of actual guiding experience in the Fort Myers/Sanibel Island area and I am a 4th generation Floridian and native of Fort Myers.
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  • Response rate: 66%
  • Avg. response time: < 24 hours

Things to know

Allowed on boat

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  • Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start date.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 2-5 days before the booking start date.
  • Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start date are non-refundable.
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This boat belongs to a Commercial Owner, an independent boat rental company. A Commercial Owner is an independent, Boatsetter-approved boat rental company who provides their own insurance to their guests.


A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

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If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.