Ten Thousand Islands Fishing

Fishing Trips in Everglades National Park & Chokoloskee, FL

Everglades Charter Information

Charter Captain Herb Kehoe is a native Floridian with over 35 years of experience fishing the Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands, and South Florida. He has the extensive local knowledge needed to make your Everglades fishing trip the best it can be. There’s always something biting in the Everglades such as Redfish, and Finesse Charters can target species that happen to be hot at the time of your fishing excursion. Or, if you have a particular target species in mind, contact Captain Herb and he'll customize your charter’s tide and tactics to put you on the fish of your dreams.

Finesse Charters uses high quality spinning rods, reels and terminal tackle; however, if you prefer to use your own equipment, particularly fly or bait casting equipment, bring it with you. We will help you with rigging and provide you information on the recommended tackle based on your fishing preference.

What We Provide

Daily fishing charters include your bait, tackle, gear, iced cooler, all required state and local licensing, safety equipment and fish cleaning.

What to Bring

Our fishing guide provides everything you need to catch fish and have a wonderful day on the water. We provide the finest fishing tackle available, bait, lures, fishing licenses and a cooler on board for your drinks and whatever you may bring for lunch.

You and your friends need to bring what you need personally such as sunscreen, lip balm, polarized sunglasses, a hat, windbreaker/rain jacket and anything else you might need to be comfortable while on the boat.

There are no restaurants or convenient stores on the water. You will need to bring with you whatever you might want to eat and drink during your trip. There is a cooler on board the boat, so we will transfer your beverages and food to my cooler at the dock.

Don’t forget the camera. Disposable cameras work great on a boat, however if you choose to bring along your digital camera, there is some dry storage on the boat to store these items. I also carry a small digital camera on board just in case you forget to pack yours.

Please remember that flats boats have limited storage space on board. Pack just what you need for the day in a small sports bag or plastic bag that has easy access. Leave the rest in your car or at home.

Most importantly, bring along a great attitude,
a big smile on your face, and be ready to have a great day on the water.

Leave everything else up to your Captain.

Charter Fishing Rates

The rates listed below are the total cost of the trip in the Everglades based on the number of anglers. Due to the type of fishing we do, and the size of our vessel, the trip is usually limited to three anglers. If your group is larger than three, we can line up additional boats and Captains to accommodate your group.

Charter Duration

1-2 Anglers

3 Anglers

Full Day

$550

$600

3/4 Day

$450

$480

Half Day

$380

$430

If you are planning a business outing, corporate charter, or just have the need for a multiple boat charter, Finesse Charters can help. We work closely with other local captains, restaurants and hotels in the area and can accommodate your needs for business outings and group party bookings.

Reservation Deposit Required

Single day charters require a $100.00 deposit. Multiple day charters or multiple boat charters require a 50% deposit based on the total amount of the trip. Finesse Charters accepts cash, check and most major credit cards. Reserved dates will be held for ten day s to allow your deposit check to arrive.

Please make your check payable to:
Finesse Charters
P.O. Box 708
Chokoloskee, FL 34138

Credit Cards

We Accept The Following Credit Cards
For Deposits and Final Payments

Call Us: 239-695-2357

*A 2% fee applies to all credit card payments.

If you prefer, we also accept PayPal:

PayPal

*A 2% fee applies to all credit card payments.

Cancellation Policy

Understandably, things happen that might force you to cancel your trip. If you must cancel, please contact me as soon as possible so that I can try and rebook that day. Cancellations initiated by you must be done fourteen days (14) in advance of the trip date. The deposit will be refunded to you or applied to another booking date. Any cancellation done within seven days (7) of the trip date without rebooking will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.

Cancellation of a trip due to weather related conditions is at the sole discretion of the Captain. Your safety is of great concern to us. However, rain squalls appear and move rapidly through our area. If your charter is cancelled by the Captain, you will have the choice of rescheduling your trip or receive a full refund.

Reserve Your Fishing Trip Now

Some fishing seasons are busier than others, so don’t wait till the last minute to book your trip with us. The farther in advance you reserve your dates, the more likely we will be able to accommodate you. So, what are you waiting for? Fill out the booking sheet on the ''Book Us'' page, or give me a call at 239-695-2357.