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Native Guides Sanibel-Captiva Charter services

15183 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6017
+1 239-822-3337
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Great trip!!

Captain John took us out spur of the moment when our other tour was a no show. We went to Cayo... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2015
msu81
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Okemos, Michigan
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Best fishing charter ever!!!!!

This is the very best fishing charter we have ever been on - by far, and we've been on quite a few... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2014
Sue B
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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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Want to experience a true view of south west Florida through the eyes of a native? Join Captain John Houston on one of his customized guided tours into the heart of Old Florida. Born and raised on Dinkins Bayou of Sanibel Island, John spent his childhood exploring the surrounding waters and educating himself on its ecosystem. Being a fourth generation Floridian, He has had the rare opportunity to learn firsthand how the rugged local history has shaped Southwest Florida into what it is today.
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15183 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6017
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Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

Captain John took us out spur of the moment when our other tour was a no show. We went to Cayo Costa state park through a tropical path and did some great shelling with John's help! The beach there is beautiful. On the way there...More

1  Thank msu81
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

This is the very best fishing charter we have ever been on - by far, and we've been on quite a few. Captain John knows exactly where to go to get the fish! There was a point where every single cast resulted in a fish...More

1  Thank Sue B
Reviewed 14 December 2014

This was our second time out with John. He's professional, friendly, and patient with younger anglers. Patient with older rookie Pine Island casters like me. The tide was so low I thought we would not catch anything, but John took us to a spot where...More

3  Thank palmster
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This is a must do! Everything you would look for in a guide. We did a sight seeing and shelling excursion, but will do fishing our next trip. Very knowledgeable and accommodating.

3  Thank jodireeves
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Captain John had us on the fish early and often! The four of us must have caught 15 fish a piece with 7 total keepers. John was always ready to bait the hooks and tell us where to cast. We told him our goal was...More

Thank NickNailor
Reviewed 28 September 2014

You never know what you're going to get when you shell out big bucks for a service far from home, that you book from a website without a personal recommendation. Well, let me assure you, if you are in that boat, that Native Guides and...More

Thank glennberger
Reviewed 9 August 2014

John Houston is an excellent guide. He took my mother, my 10 year old son, and me on a great trip for lunch to cabbage key ( of jimmy Buffett "cheeseburger in Paradise" fame) and then on to shelling at Cayo Costa state park. He...More

1  Thank Julia B
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Our group of four adults did a 4 hour afternoon boat excursion with Captain John. The boat was equipped with a cooler and ice for our beverages. We started out of the marina and Capt John pointed out a manatee as we were leaving. Then...More

3  Thank KCScottRN
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We visited Sanibel Island in April and really enjoyed our boat tour with Captain John. He not only was a wonderful, knowledgable guide, but he was also personable and fun. My twin teenage sons enjoyed talking to him and learning from him, as did I....More

1  Thank TRHfamily2014
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The front-desk at our hotel recommended "Native Guides" when we asked about snorkeling. Captain Johnny took us snorkeling, shelling and wildlife spotting (dolphins and manatees). Reservations required. We called two days ahead and booked a 3 hour tour. They provided snorkeling equipment. We brought (soft)...More

1  Thank WboroMA
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Paul O
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Looks like you've already made the trek to South Seas. How did it go? We went on a fishing charter last year with Capt. John Houston and while travelling to a fishing spot, we had dolphins racing us and jumping in our... More
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