Looking for an adventure that's way out over the edge? 
Let's go offshore in search of the fish of a lifetime!

This is deep sea fishing at it's finest!


At Southern Instinct Charters, we offer some of the best fishing and shelling experiences the gulf waters of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island have to offer. We specialize in helping you find the fish of lifetime, heading deep into the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Want to battle a Tarpon; the famous ‘silver king’? What about big deep sea pelagic species like Grouper, Wahoo, Tuna, Red Snapper, Amberjack or Cobia? Whatever you’re looking for, we can accommodate you or your family with a variety of fishing charters, shelling trips and sightseeing tours.

The Fort Myers area offers some of the world’s best fishing and if you're willing to travel a little deeper into the Gulf of Mexico, you can find the most sought after target species in the world! We’re also privileged to have some of the most beautiful wildlife and pristine scenery here in Ft. Myers; especially around the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. If you’ve never seen Southwest Florida from the water, you are missing out!

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We have been out three times with Captain Ryan. Every time we have caught fish! He is responsible for my love of fishing in SW Florida. If you want to fish and have a great time, call Captain Ryan!
— Lisa in Fort Myers, FL

If you’re planning a visit to Fort Myers, Sanibel Island or Captiva, a fishing charter is a perfect, fun-filled activity for the whole family! And for those who aren’t as enthusiastic about fishing, we can stop off and go shelling on remote, pristine, white-sand beaches, or pack a picnic lunch for a trip to Cayo Costa. We can watch dolphins, pelicans and manatees and stop off for a cheeseburger in paradise on historic Cabbage Key. Whatever you want to do while you’re visiting Fort Myers, we can make it happen!



Still have questions?


Take a look around our site and if you still have questions about booking a nearshore or deep sea fishing charter or another adventure here in the Fort Myers area, please don't hesitate to contact us! We'll customize a trip just for you. Let us know, we'd love to hear from you and help you in any way that we can. You can also find a list of FAQ on our Contact page.