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“Awesome trip on the ocean!”

Native Guides Sanibel-Captiva Charter services
Ranked #10 of 20 Tours in Captiva Island
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Owner description: Come and explore the beauty of Southwest Florida on one of our Fishing / Eco-Charters through the Pine Island Sound and its surrounding areas with a local native at the helm. Owned and operated by Captain John Houston, a Sanibel native, we provide guests the opportunity to create everlasting memories while strolling the waters on the Gulf of Mexico and Old Florida. Captain John is a self-taught naturalist who is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the local ecosystem. He is a fourth-generation Floridian whose unique upbringing has provided him the platform to share his knowledge of the area’s rugged history and events the shaped our area into what it has become today. We offer a variety of charter services including private fishing trips, snorkeling adventures, eco-charters for sightseeing, birding, and shelling. Private lunch tours to waterfront restaurants in the surrounding areas and water-taxi services are also available. Open year-round!
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We arrived a little late, but Cap'n John was very accommodating and assured us we didn't have to worry. When we did arrive, Cap'n was ready to go with his first mate, Maya. We had a pretty long list of things we wanted to do, and I have to say that Cap'n John made sure we hit everything on that list and then some. We literally got within 2 feet from live dolphins, in addition to doing some great snorkeling and fishing. John and his first mate were extremely friendly throughout the entire trip, and the whole thing was very fun and comfortable. Cap'n John even has a nice cooler chalk full of ice to accommodate some sandwiches or drinks and keep them ice cold. Overall, I highly recommend Native Guides. The experience was excellent and I really don't have one bad thing to say about it. Thanks again Cap'n!

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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Captain John was awesome. He was extremely knowledgable and great with kids. We caught dinner plus some. We will definitely book again. Thanks for a fun morning!

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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Last day of hols and wanted kids to have something to remember trip by - had a great mornings fishing off bayside of Captiva . Captain John enthused kids involving them catching bait then quickly got them started fishing. All caught something either snapper, mackerel or trout. This was cleaned for us and John recommended getting it cooked last flamingo which was cool. Great trip, good guide and happy to recommend.

Thank Robbosan
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Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

Captain John took us out spur of the moment when our other tour was a no show. We went to Cayo Costa state park through a tropical path and did some great shelling with John's help! The beach there is beautiful. On the way there and back we saw dolphin, eagles, osprey and lots of other wildlife. Great tour!! Would highly recommend it over any others!!

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Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

This is the very best fishing charter we have ever been on - by far, and we've been on quite a few. Captain John knows exactly where to go to get the fish! There was a point where every single cast resulted in a fish on! It was the best day of fishing. After, Captain John filets your catch and recommends restaurants that will cook your fresh catch for you! If you enjoy fishing don't miss this charter!!!

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