High Tide Fishing Charters

Incredible inshore fishing awaits with High Tide Fishing Charters. Based out of Punta Gorda, FL, you’re just a stone’s throw from the stunning waters of Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande. These fishing grounds are famous all over the world for their diversity of exciting and delicious fish – come and see for yourself.

Let Captain Justin Snauffer show you around. A native to Charlotte Harbor, he’s been fishing these waters since he was old enough to hold a rod. With over 25 years of fishing experience, he’ll take you to every nook and cranny of these productive waters, making sure that you get on top of all the big fish.

Up to 3 guests are welcome aboard the 22’ Shoalwater flats boat. Built specifically to fish the shallow waters, you’ll have no problem navigating the flats and backcountry, as well as the deeper nearshore waters. Whizz off to the sweet spots at speeds of up to 40 knots, thanks to the 140 HP Yamaha engine. When you get there, the wireless trolling motor will help you get up close to the spooky fish without making a peep!

Using live bait, you’ll try to entice the bite of some tough-fighting and delicious fish to take home with you. Get ready to do battle with Snook, Redfish, Sharks, and even Tarpon when in season, along with Sheepshead, Trout, Snapper, and many more. Use all your strength and skills to guide these monsters to the boat, claiming a coveted victory that will make you the envy of anglers everywhere.

At the end of your trip, the captain will clean and prepare your catch, so that you head home with a tasty treat. During the trip, you’ll be given water to stay hydrated, but feel free to fill the onboard cooler with your own drinks and snacks.

All the gear you’ll need will be provided, so all you have to do is dress appropriately and hop aboard High Tide Fishing Charters. Come and experience some of the world’s finest inshore fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Don't miss out on the Tarpon season! Get out on the productive inshore waters of Charlotte Harbor and see why the "Silver King" is so sought-after by anglers everywhere. Using live bait, you'll try to lure the bite of this huge beast, before setting into a tough, lengthy battle to guide him to the boat. You'd better be ready for an intense struggle and some heavy lifting in what will be the fight of your life.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Make the most of western Florida's productive inshore waters. Out of Punta Gorda, you'll have access to some of the world's best fishing grounds as you target a range of exciting and delicious fish. Using live bait, try going after Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, and even Sharks, as you test your fishing skills against some strong species. Along the mangroves, flats, and backcountry, you'll be at one with nature, with your rod for good company.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    From the end of spring through early summer, the famed "Silver King" will make his way along western Florida's inshore waters. This tough-fighting monster is a prize for anglers everywhere, so get ready to do battle and claim your rewarding catch. Strong and determined, you'll need to use all your strength and skills to reel in one of these big boys.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Explore the famous backcountry, flats, and mangroves of Charlotte Harbor on this 4-hour trip. These waters are home to a range of thrilling game fish, including Snook, Redfish, and even Sharks. Try to entice the bite of these ferocious beasts, along with some delicious Trout, Sheepshead, and more, and get ready for an exciting day on the water.

About the Captain

Justin Snauffer
Punta Gorda, Florida, Estados Unidos
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Diciembre 2018
Born and raised in Charlotte Harbor, Captain Justin has fishing in his DNA. These productive waters are known all over the world, so it was only natural that Capt. Justin took up fishing at a young age. He's always loved being on the water and has been fishing here for over 25 years – running professional fishing trips since 2011. He's happy to welcome anglers of any ability aboard to see why these fishing grounds are so revered.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Shoalwater (Flats boat) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 140HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Punta Gorda to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.78
out of 5 stars from 3 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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Michael L.
Brookline, MA
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Enero 31, 2020
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Jerry N.
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VERIFIED   Marzo 17, 2019
Justin treats the resource as if he is a part of it. I have only been fishing for 57 years, but, he’s going to provide...
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Philip S. L.
Isabella, MO
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VERIFIED   Marzo 16, 2019
Captain Justin Snauffer gave us a great trip,  We caught aprox. 18 fish, and Justin worked very hard making this a great...
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