Catchin' Jiants – North Captiva Island

Explore the beautiful waters off the coast of North Captiva Island, and have a wonderful time with Catchin’ Jiants! Captain C.J. is a very experienced guide who’ll put you on the fish in no time. Having won the “Best Fishing Captain of Sanibel and Captiva Islands 2019” award, you can be sure of the captain’s skills and passion.

You’ll get on board his spacious 26’ Gillikin center console boat, powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers, so bring your friends and family and have a productive trip in these fish-rich waters. The bimini top will provide you with shade so you can relax and fully enjoy your day.

All the equipment will be provided for you on board, as well as fishing licenses, live bait, and lures. If you’d like to take the fruits of your labor home for a nice dinner, the captain will be happy to clean and fillet your catch. There’s plenty of storage on board, and there’s no need to bring your own cooler.

There’s a variety of fish species that call these waters their home, and you can use different techniques depending on your ambitions. Some of the target species include Snapper, Redfish, Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Snook, and Shark. There’s rich wildlife in the area, so expect to see a lot of dolphins, manatees, and different species of birds!

If you’re up for a challenge, you can book one of the specialized Tarpon trips, and tick the Silver King off your bucket list. Kids are welcome on board, so feel free to turn this into a great family experience. Make sure to bring some snacks and drinks to stay refreshed throughout the trip, and bring some sunscreen so you can relax and enjoy your time.

Make your own adventure and join Catchin’ Jiants for an unforgettable time on the blue waters of North Captiva Island.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Extended) – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    up to 4 persons
    + $200
    each additional person
    This is a great option for serious anglers looking to get the Tarpon of a lifetime! Spend 10 hours on the water and catch your own monster Silver King. All the equipment will be provided for you. 4 anglers can fish at the same time on this trip. Make sure to pack some sunscreen, some snacks and drinks, and come have a memorable fishing experience!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,250
    up to 4 persons
    + $200
    each additional person
    Spend a whole day on the water trying to reel in your own Silver King and tick it off your bucket list. All the equipment will be on board, as well as a fishing license. Due to local regulations, only 4 lines can be in the water at any given time. Bring some snacks and drinks, some sun protection, and come have your own Tarpon adventure!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This package is ideal for a group of friends or a family. You will target some of the prized species in the productive waters of North Captiva Island. The target fish include Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Shark, and Snapper. The crew will provide all the fishing gear, just bring some sunscreen, snacks, and drinks, and come explore these beautiful waters!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 1
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $200
    each additional person
    Tick the Silver King off your bucket list on this 6 hour trip. You'll have all the equipment you need on board, as well as a fishing licence. Note that due to local regulations, only 4 lines can be in the water at any given time. Bring some snacks and drinks, some sunscreen, and come on this Tarpon fishing experience!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend 6 hours exploring the beautiful waters of North Captiva Island. You'll be testing your angling skills against creatures like Grouper, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Cobia, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, and Shark. There will be equipment for you on board, so all you need is some sunscreen, and you're off to a great adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get out on the water and start fishing in the early morning. Enjoy fishing in the beautiful waters of North Captiva Island, Florida, where you'll target a variety of species. The target fish include Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, and Shark. The equipment will be provided for you, just bring some sunscreen, and get ready to enjoy your day in these productive fishing grounds!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Customized
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Let the crew make a custom trip for you to fit your needs! Depending on how you want to spend your day in the North Captiva Island area, you can go inshore, nearshore, or head a bit offshore. The target fish include Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, and Shark. The crew will provide all the equipment, just bring some sunscreen, and get excited about your day on the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You can get some more sleep, and go out on the water in the afternoon hours. You will explore the beautiful waters of North Captiva Island, reeling in a variety of species including Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Snapper, Tarpon, Redfish, and Shark. The crew will provide all the equipment, just bring sunscreen, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Customized
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Get out on the water in the afternoon and customize your trip however you want! Depending on your wishes for how you want to explore the North Captiva Island area, you can go inshore, nearshore, or a bit offshore. You'll target fish like Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Tarpon, and Shark. All the fishing gear will be provided, just make sure to bring sun protection, and get ready for your new fishing adventure!
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About the Captain

CJ Floyd
Captiva, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
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121 Customer Reviews
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Member since Diciembre 2016
Capt. CJ knows fishing to be "a way of life"... "a pre-determined destiny, a calling" ... "a VOCATION"... He's more aware than ever about the environment and sustaining fisheries to ensure his son, Steele (5 yrs old), has the same opportunities and foundations for memories that he's been blessed to have. Capt. CJ grew up "Country" and is a simple man with very Southern Style core values. He's "easy like Sunday morning", says Mrs. Floyd. She describes fishing as "not what he does... it's who he is. Who he's always been". She loves that about him. She describes Captain C.J. as reliable, dependable, honest and loyal like no other. His heart and soul go into making every trip worth his name. He takes much pride in being Captain C.J. of Catchin' Jiants. It's the heartbeat of his family. He loves what he does! You will never feel like he's "working". You will feel like the only charter on earth as he aims to please and provide an unforgettable experience!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish

Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Cubera)
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Gillikin (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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