Port Sanibel Marina

Romantic Fishing in Southwest Florida

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If you want to surprise your significant other, don’t feed them a fancy dinner or buy them a bundle of roses. Instead, take them on a fishing charter.

Endless ocean dancing for miles with the sea breeze blowing through your hair you as you explore new areas of Southwest Florida, together…Now, that is romance!

Fishing Charters for Couples

Have you ever gone fishing around Sanibel and Captiva Island? Whether you are a beginner or a veteran angler to the area, our fishing charter captains at Port Sanibel Marina are experienced and familiar with the area’s best and most beautiful fishing spots.

Couple caught and released hammerhead shark fishing with Endless Summer Charter Capt. Matt on Sanibel Island.

Couple caught and released hammerhead shark fishing with Endless Summer Charter Capt. Matt on Sanibel Island.

Types of Fish to Catch Together

Depending on the season, you can expect to reel in a variety of game fish including:

  • Redfish
  • Snooke
  • Shark
  • Tarpon
  • King Fish
  • Grouper
Couple catches redfish with Endless Summer Charters on Sanibel Island.

Couple catches redfish with Endless Summer Charters on Sanibel Island.

Charter packages come fully-equipped with fishing gear and live bait. However, you are also welcome to bring your own gear.

Romantic Fishing Spots near Sanibel

Do you want to know more about the area? See what Southwest Florida has to offer by joining us on a charter or taking a boat rental to these “Romantic Fishing Spots near Sanibel”:

Pine Sound Island

The seclusion of Pine Sound Island located near Captiva Island offers boaters beautiful views and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. A popular spot for anglers who enjoy saltwater flats and fly fishing, Pine Sound Island is full redfish, snook and spotted seatrout. iStock_000026224347_Small


Local Mangroves

When fishing near local mangroves, you are likely to spot a manatee or dolphin. Local mangroves are frequent in many local fishing spots around the island. They are also full of fish, especially snook. If you are looking for tropical scenery and great fishing ask us about the best mangroves to fish from in the Sanibel Island area.


Areas around mangroves are swarming with game fish in Sanibel Island.

The Sanibel Causeway

Neighboring the Lighthouse Restaurant and Port Sanibel Marina is the Sanibel Causeway, a local landmark and fishing hot spot.

Sanibel Causeway And Bridge in Southwest Florida

Sanibel Causeway And Bridge in Southwest Florida

Although the Causeway’s concrete structure doesn’t offer much scenic appeal. Its fish population is promising if you are looking to reel in an epic catch. In fact, this summer a man from Cape Coral made national news for reeling in a 552-pound goliath grouper under the Sanibel Causeway in a kayak. If he caught that from a kayak, imagine what you can reel in with the help of an expert charter captain.

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge


Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge offers fishing and scenic experiences for boaters.

Beyond plentiful shallow-water fisheries, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge offers boat access to scenic views and variety of wildlife including manatees, dolphins and the its infamous bird population.

According to Florida Sportsman Magazine, the fishing can be fantastic within refuges variety of environments, including:

  • Creeks
  • Bayous
  • Impoundments
  • Grassflats
  • Oyster bars
  • Mangrove thickets

The refuge would be the perfect place to explore in a boat rental. Just remember to maintain a slow speed because the entire refuge is a minimum wake zone to help protect endangered manatees. In addition to Florida state laws, there are specific refuge regulations for fishing and crabbing for anglers to follow. For more information, call (941) 472-1100 or click here for the online map and rule pamphlet.

Charter and Rental Information for Couples

In case you want to make it a double date, our fishing charters can also accommodate couples, as well as groups. After all, fishing together is always, better! If you would rather venture around Sanibel Island alone, book a boat rental or try kayak fishing together.

Couple snook fishing aboard Southern Instinct Charters.

Couple snook fishing aboard Southern Instinct Charters.

Book your next romantic fishing adventure today online or call us at (239) 437-1660.


About Port Sanibel Marina

Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina is a beautiful "Old Florida" style marina offering boat rentals, boat storage, kayak, paddle boards and canoe excursions in the Fort Myers, Florida area.

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