About Us

Captain Ed’s Charter Boats have been a mainstay at Bonita Bay since 1989. Captain Ed had always loved being on the water and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings that SW Florida has to offer. Sadly, Captain Ed passed away in 2005 but his legacy lives on in Captain Ed’s Charter Boat Services. Come on out on the water with us and experience the sheer beauty of nature on these wonderful waterways!


You should bring polarized fishing glasses, sunscreen, non- skid shoes, camera, hat, rain gear/clothing to fit the weather and food/snacks/beverages of your choice.
You are allowed to smoke on board with care and beer, wine and alcohol is permitted if consumed responsibly by those of legal age. When possible, please no glass bottles.
You may bring a cooler on board, however we have a large cooler aboard each of our boats that is filled with ice that can accommodate all the items you wish to keep cold.  In addition, we supply a fish box cooler that keeps your catch on ice for you.
We certainly do!  Upon your return to the dock, our Captains and Mates will filet your catch, bag it and give you a bit of ice to transport your catch home.  Be sure to bring a small cooler to transport your catch and be sure to ask our Captains on suggestions of how to cook different species of fish that you caught!
Our meeting point is on Dock “B” at Bonita Bay Marina, which is located directly in front of Backwater Jack’s restaurant. Bonita Bay Marina is located at 27598 Marina Pointe Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
If you are paying via a major credit card, you can pay over the phone with one of our booking agents by calling 239-293-4133 and they will email you a confirmation and receipt.  If you are paying by cash or check, you can simply pay your Captain at the conclusion of the trip.


It is customary to tip your Captain at the conclusion of the trip if you feel he or she met or exceeded your expectations.  Common in the 20% range, sim
You do not! Captain Steve covers the fishing license for everyone in your party.
We supply the very best in current model Sewell Custom Rods and Daiwa reels, the freshest live bait and the most effective tackle. If you have a preference to use your own rods and reels, feel free to let us know if you would like to bring them aboard.
Depending on the time of year, it is common to see dolphins, manatee, brown pelicans, white migratory pelicans, ibis, herons, roseate spoonbills and plethora of other wildlife.
There is a bathroom on board all our boats.
Cancellation Policy:  To ensure your safety, we reserve the right to cancel or terminate a charter and that is the discretion of our Captains, crew and management team.  All trips that are refunded in whole or in part due to safety concerns related to weather.

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