True Florida Expeditions

Your day with True Florida Expeditions is all about fun. Your expedition is tailored to your request. Therefore your day may be a trip up the Peace or Myakka rivers, Gator creek or through the extensive coast line of Charlotte Harbor. In addition, Captain Leighton will take the opportunity to point out the amazing wildlife in the Charlotte Harbor estuary. He will share his knowledge about a wide range of wildlife and Florida history. Spoonbills, ibis, herons, pelicans, manatee and bald eagles are a few of the species you may encounter as you explore Charlotte Harbor. So expect to relax and spend a wonderful day on the water.

Up to 2 guests are welcome aboard the 17’ Pathfinder flats boat. A light and shallow-hulled vessel, she was built specifically for the skinny waters. You’ll whizz across the water tops to get to the fishing grounds, before settling on the spots that other boats just can’t reach! You’ll have all the gear needed for a productive day out, and Capt. Leighton will even provide water and Gatorade for you to stay refreshed.

Get ready for a thrilling day out, whatever you choose to go after, as you put your bottom fishing or fly fishing skills to the test against some of Florida’s most-loved fish.

Sheepshead, Trout, Snook, and Redfish are just some of the creatures you’ll find in the shallower waters. When the season hits, you’ll get to take advantage of one of the world’s biggest Tarpon runs, and have an intense battle with one of these beasts!

At the end of your trip, your captain will clean and fillet any catch you’d like to take home, so make sure that you come aboard ready to fill the boat. All you need to do is bring some snacks aboard and settle in for a fun-filled day with True Florida Expeditions. Come aboard and make the most of Boca Grande’s rich waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate Depósito no reembolsable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Over the course of 8 hours, you'll explore the wealth of inshore fishing grounds on offer in Boca Grande, getting your fish on against some truly prized fish. Snook, Redfish, Jacks, Cobia, Sheepshead, Pompano, Trout and a whole range of Sharks will be biting, so get ready for an action-packed day putting your angling skills and physical strength to the test.
  • Private trip
    Wading Trip
    Low rate Depósito no reembolsable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    **Client must be in good health and be prepared to walk or wade. **Liability release is required to participate on this trip. **Must be in good health for this expedition.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate Depósito no reembolsable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Discover the riches of Boca Grande's shallow waters as you spend 4 hours going after the range of exciting and delicious fish that call these waters home. Test your skills against some of the strongest fish out there, as you bottom fish or fly fish the flats and backcountry. With an experienced guide you'll have everything you need to land beauties such as Snook, Redfish, Jacks, Cobia, Sheepshead, Pompano, Trout, and even Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Night)
    Low rate Depósito no reembolsable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Discover the riches of Boca Grande's shallow waters as you spend 4 hours going after the range of exciting and delicious fish that call these waters home. Test your skills against some of the strongest fish out there, as you bottom fish or fly fish the flats and backcountry. With an experienced guide you'll have everything you need to land beauties such as Snook, Redfish, Jacks, Cobia, Sheepshead, Pompano, Trout, and even Sharks. This is a strictly Fly-Fishing trip
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About the Captain

Leighton Ingram
Boca Grande, Florida, Estados Unidos
1 Fishing Reports
Response time 10 hours
Member since Abril 2016
Before pursuing his passion as a full time captain and commercial fisherman, Captain Leighton Ingram worked in a corporate career for 13 years, only to spend his free time on the water. His family has been in Florida since the early 1880’s and he is a second generation guide. When his family settled here they were part of the growing agriculture and citrus industry. The family eventually moved to become part of the community on Gasparilla Island, and at one time owned the historic Journey’s End property on 18th street. To this day, Leighton has family residing in Boca Grande, Florida. He is a member of the Boca Grande Guides Association, and a U.S Merchant Marine. His extensive fishing experience has brought him to live in places from Destin to the exclusive Ocean Reef Club where he lived four years. He currently resides in Punta Gorda, Florida with his four children. When the captain is not on the water, he is an avid reader and writer; he likes cooking for his friends and family.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Flats boat) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2004. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
American Express
Checks

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