Divergent Fishing Charters

Head out to a thrilling fishing trip with Divergent Fishing Charters and explore the abundance of the waters around Florida! Captain Doug Goodman makes it his business to put you on fish and what’s more, he enjoys doing it.

Come aboard a 25’ Pathfinder that will be your reliable ride for the day, rigged with a 300 HP Yamaha engine and the capacity to take out up to 4 anglers. The vessel is a thing of beauty and brand new, well-suited for inshore and nearshore fishing. It has quality Hummingbird navigational equipment to find the best bite, as well as the reliable fishing gear to reel in your next trophy. Live bait and an assortment of lures are also available.

On his boat, Capt. Doug can accommodate both die-hard fishermen and novices who are still finding their sea legs. Depending on the time of the year, your guide will know exactly where to take you around Englewood, FL to have a bountiful trip. Whether you’re going after Tarpon or chasing Snook, you’re going to have a blast. Red Snapper is the most welcome sight when it’s in season, and Cobia, Redfish, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerel are also on your catch list.

Your first mate will have your catch cleaned, filleted, and ready to be cooked according to your favorite recipe. For all his help, tips are encouraged and appreciated. The crew makes it their priority to help you with everything, from baiting your hook to reeling the fish in.

Divergent Fishing Charters specializes in organizing fun-filled fishing adventures for children. As long as your little ones are 5 and older, you’re welcome to bring them along for the day. Capt. Doug loves teaching kids how to catch their first fish and seeing their excitement and smiles. Hop aboard and let the memorable family fishing escapades begin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon 3 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    Come aboard for a day of excitement and excellent Tarpon fishing with Capt. Doug! With 6 hours to explore inshore and nearshore Englewood waters, you're in for a memorable adventure. This seasonal trip is available from April–July, when is the best time to go after your next personal Tarpon trophy. Bear in mind that these beautiful and feisty fish are always released. Remember to pack plenty of food and drinks, you're going to need them to keep your strength up. This trip is for 3 anglers max.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing 3 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    The Silver King awaits! If you're in the mood for some first-class battles, then Tarpon fishing is the way to go. These acrobatic fighters are in season from April until the end of July, and you can hook some real monsters. Capt. Doug has decades of experience of going after Tarpon, and on this trip, you'll chase this prestigious fish for 6 hours. Don't forget some food and refreshments. This trip is for 3 anglers max.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 6-hour expedition is available all year because around Englewood, fish never sleep! Meet up with Capt. Doug and let him show you around some of the productive fishing grounds in the area, where anything from Cobia and King Mackerel to Snook and Redfish can be on your to-catch list. Red Snapper fishing is also very good when it's in season. Come aboard with your favorite drinks and food and head out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon (AM) (3 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Spend your morning fishing for Tarpon. These prehistoric beasts will put up the toughest of fights and provide you with a memory of a lifetime. This is a trip for a maximum of 3 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon (PM) (3 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    You might not like to get up early but it doesn't mean you can't go fishing. Head out in the afternoon and face the Silver King in an angling showdown. This is a trip for a maximum of 3 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    Spend your morning going after all the inshore favorites on the abundant Englewood waters! When you book this trip, you get 4 hours of fishing with Capt. Doug to lead the way to Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and Snook, just to name a few. Pack some snacks and drinks, everything else is provided.

About the Captain

Doug Goodman
Englewood, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Septiembre 2018
Captain Doug Goodman has been exploring his love of fishing for over 35 years and he's got the knowledge to prove it. He's been a USCG captain since 2015, but he started fishing much earlier and his passion only grew over time. Not only does Capt. Doug know how to put you on the fish, but he's also very pleasant and every trip with him is a joy you'll want to repeat.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Christina S.
Englewood, Florida
 5.00
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Captain Doug was amazing.

Febrero 11, 2020
Captain Doug helped our 8 year old earn his cub scout requirement badge “A Bear goes Fishing” during our vacation. ...
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Ned B.
San Juan
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Fishing with Capt. Doug

VERIFIED   Marzo 14, 2020
This was a very enjoyable fishing trip.  It was a last minute booking since we were in Florida for Spring Training and...
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Bobby B.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Fun trip with multiple options

VERIFIED   Marzo 13, 2020
Captain Doug was very professional and fun to have host us. Safe, clean and fun experience on a great boat. He was focused...
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Mike D.
Charleston, South Carolina
 5.00
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Full Day with Capt. Doug

Enero 7, 2020
Capt. Doug gave us a complete run down of where everything was, including safety procedures, before heading out on an awesome,...
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Robert A.
Palm Coast, Florida
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Enero 1, 2020
What a wonderful time…. boat, equipment and Captain all top notch. Doug went out of his way to ensure an enjoyable time....
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