Blind Date Charters

Blind Date Charters is SWFL’s choice for all your aquatic adventures! Some of our packages include, local sight-seeing tours, manatee tours, dolphin tours, inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and much more.

Our fleet includes an 18ft flats boat, to get you close to the Florida mangroves, and a 32ft center console for a comfortable all-day ride. Our experienced Captain’s and mate’s will provide a first class experience on your next adventure. Our goal is to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.



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  • Private trip
    American Red Snapper - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,800
    up to 4 persons
    + $325
    each additional person
    American Red Snapper is the most sought after fish that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. Pound for pound these are one of the tastiest fish in the water. The Gulf season is June 1 - August 1, so If you want sunny days and great fishing the endless fishing opportunities in the Gulf waters off Fort Myers are calling you!
  • Private trip
    Offshore Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,200
    up to 6 persons
    Are you the thrill seeking type that has a desire for line tugging, drag ripping fish? Well you're in luck, form Groupers, Snappers, Amber jack, Tuna, Shark, Barracuda, and more. This is the trip for you! Navigating offshore to deep ocean wrecks, reefs, and ledges we know when to fish and where to fish in our local Gulf waters. Quit waiting and lets book now!!! "Tight Lines"
  • Private trip
    Offshore (8 Hour)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing right off the coast of Fort Myers and Sanibel offers a unique opportunity for all anglers, from a family trip to a day with friends, our nearshore fishery never disappoints. Snapper and grouper are just a few species that our Captain's anticipate you'll reel in on your charter with Blind Date Charters.
  • Private trip
    Fish and Fun (5 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is perfect for the couple or family who wants to experience the fun of fishing while also taking time relaxing at the beach! This trip starts out with action packed fishing inshore or nearshore. We will fish for three hours and then head in to the beach to eat lunch and swim. Pack your lunchbox (and cooler to fill with your catch) and meet us at the dock!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Shark adventure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 15
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    If you are searching for heart pounding acting with the monsters from the deep blue then this is the trip for you.
  • Private trip
    Island tour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Island tours are the perfect fit if you're in the mood to relax with a slight need for speed. From cruising the back bays to sprinting out front of the beautiful Southwest Florida beaches. This trip fills the need to soak up the sun and enjoy the salt filled air.
  • Private trip
    Nearshore 4 Hour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing right off the coast of Fort Myers and Sanibel offers a unique opportunity for all anglers, from a family trip to a day with friends, our nearshore fishery never disappoints. Snapper and grouper are just a few species that our Captain's anticipate you'll reel in on your charter with Blind Date Charters.
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About the Captain

Tom Katz
Fort Myers, Florida, Estados Unidos
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
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Member since Julio 2019
Capt. Tom here, I've fished the Gulf waters of Florida my entire life. Becoming a charter captain and showing others the beauty that Southwest Florida has to offer is my dream come true. Watching people reel in fish, relaxing on the boat, and creating memories that will last a lifetime is the best part of my job. Fun fact: my wife and I are both charter captains and we enjoy taking our kids out for a day on the water whenever we get a chance!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sportsman 312 (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 300 engines.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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5.00
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Artak T.
Fort Myers, Florida
 5.00
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Happy day....

VERIFIED   Enero 2, 2020
If you want a lot of fish I guess better to go to the store and buy a ton for the money. If you want a ton of fun, you got...
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David P.
Davenport, IA
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Full day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Marzo 17, 2020
We got started a little late, but once we got on the water the fishing was great. We had a fantastic experience and I highly...
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Diciembre 31, 2019
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John W.
Pittsburgh, PA
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Fishing with Tom

VERIFIED   Noviembre 29, 2019
Tom was an awesome captain . I would love to do another trip w him . He was friendly n interacted well w all of us . 5 starts...
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James S.
Wayne, MI
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Great day

VERIFIED   Diciembre 8, 2019
Head a great day with Captain Tom!  Had us working all day.  Got a little wet on the way back but it’s fishing, ...
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