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Your Saltwater Sport Fishing Destination

Naples offers some of the best saltwater sport fishing in Southwest Florida. Offshore excursions into the Gulf of Mexico and fishing the backwaters, canals and estuaries in the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands provide a variety of options that will surely fit the fishing interests from a novice to the most experienced angler. To ensure a successful fishing trip, many look to hire an experienced local fishing guide as they will know the where fish are congregating, can provide the most appropriate gear, and can give valuable tips to give you your best shot at a trophy fish.

There are many types of fishing guides. Some specialize in a particular area, others in a certain technique or by the type of fish you would like to catch. Naples has some very experienced guides, many of whom are endorsed by the members of the boating industry and tackle manufacturers, and some write fishing columns for local media, have won numerous tournaments and some even host television shows or have been the featured guide for a particular episode.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, it’s important to make sure your guide is a licensed captain with the U.S. Coast Guard and that they are full time guides or captains. Most will provide gear and tackle, but if you like, ask if you may bring your own. Certain guides also provide additional provisions like ice and water, but it’s always best to double check. Prices will vary depending on length and type of trip, how many anglers are going and other considerations, so it’s best to get all the specifics before booking.

During the winter season in Naples or open season for particular species, the serious angler may need to book fishing guides early, even up to a year in advance. Remember to check cancellation and refund policies just in case you have to cancel due to personal reasons or for unforeseen events like unsafe weather conditions.

We have included a list of private fishing guides and marinas in Naples that offer charters. Florida has a website called and an official fishing guide association. Naples offers some of the most luxurious properties that you can dock your boat in your backyard and go fishing from morning to night. If you are considering visiting or moving to Naples please contact me, Trey Wilson, at 239.595.4444 or, I know a number of properties that will suit your personal needs. If you would like a list of the fishing guides in Collier County I would be glad to send that to you as well.

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