Tie One On Charter

Tie One On Charter specializes in outstanding deep sea fishing adventures in Southwest Florida. Captain James, the owner and operator, will take you fishing the Federal waters for an array of reef and pelagic species.

Captain James holds a special Federal Reef and Pelagics Permit, which allows him to harvest fish in Federal Waters. On your day out, you will cruise out of Sanibel Island and travel up to 75 miles out. Take your friends, family or fishing buddies with you to share the adventure. On your way to the hottest fishing grounds, you will be able to sit back, relax, sip your favorite drink, and admire the beautiful view of the coastline. As soon as you arrive to the spot, it will be fish on!

Before you make your first cast possible, your captain will guide your through the basics. Beginner to pro, everyone will be able to test themselves in bottom fishing, jigging or drift fishing, as well as fishing with light or heavy tackle.

The list of your potential catches includes Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Porgy, Barracuda, and Triggerfish. When fishing the wrecks, you will be targeting Amberjack, Cobia, and King Mackerel.

Tie One On Charter will take you out aboard a 32’ 2017 Custom Century center console. This spacious boat can accommodate up to six anglers and comes powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha four-stroke onboard engines. The vessel is outfitted with top-notch Raymarine electronics, a fiberglass t-top for shade, a full head with wink, and other professional accessories.

All trips come with quality gear and tackle by the leading brands. You will be provided with Penn, Daiwa, Shimano, and Newell rods and reels spooled with PowerPro Braid, as well as circle hooks. The captain will clean your catch, so that you will be able to test it for dinner later.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    This trip will see you fishing 30-75 miles offshore for several types of Snapper, Grouper, and Triggerfish. You will also be able to target King Mackerel, Amberjack, and Cobia.

About the Captain

James Branca
Sanibel, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since Julio 2017
Captain James Branca fell in love with the waters at a very young age. His SWFL fishing repertoire includes the waters from Marco Island, Naples, Sanibel, and Captiva Island to Bonita Springs and Ft. Myers Beach. James specializes in targeting Snapper and Grouper, as well as many other reef fish. Captain James holds a Federal Reef and Pelagics Permit, which allows him to legally harvest reef fish in Federal Waters.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Century (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha F300 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Great day with Capt. Jim and Alex
Great day with Capt. Jim and Alex
Great day with Capt. Jim and Alex
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100%
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Chris N.
Fort Myers, FL
 5.00
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Great day with Capt. Jim and Alex

VERIFIED   Julio 18, 2019
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Donald M.
Fort Myers, FL
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VERIFIED   Abril 12, 2019
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Casey B.
Fairfield, OH
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Septiembre 8, 2018
We had an awesome time with Captain Jim and Alex. He contacted me multiple times prior to our trip just to touch base and give...
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Robert G.
Fort Myers, Florida
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Agosto 8, 2017
This is the easiest review for me.  I have booked charters all over the country.  Small boats, big boats, 3 day trips,...
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David M.
Winter Haven, Florida
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Great experience. .

Agosto 22, 2017
From the moment we got on Capt.Jimmy’‘s brand new boat fully equipped with all electronics, we had a blast..it...
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