Keen anglers and fishing enthusiasts will all agree – you can’t beat a day’s fishing out on the Gulf in beautiful sunshine. Fortunately, here in the sunshine state official figures* show that the Fort Myers/Naples area has 266 sunny days every year. No wonder this area of southwest Florida is considered a fishing paradise!
Charter Fishing Tours from Marco Island
Visitors and residents on Marco Island who are looking for a day of charter fishing should look no further than Sunshine Tours. Take your pick from offshore, near coastal or back country fishing with this professional company which has been in business since 1984.
Their fleet of modern fully equipped boats can be found at Rose Marina, just 15 minutes’ drive from downtown Naples. Check in at the Chickee hut and prepare yourself for a wonderful fishing trip.
Onboard you will find all the rods, bait and tackle you will need for a full or half day’s fishing along with a cooler of ice and the required fishing licenses. The experienced crew is happy to provide private or shared charter fishing trips aboard the Miss Louise II and you can count on them to find the best fishing spots for reeling in some beauties.
Sharks, cobia, barracuda, goliath grouper, snapper, mackerel and other species are frequently hauled aboard on their offshore fishing charters.
A leisurely 3-hour back country fishing trip can be enjoyed aboard the Sunshine Express which carries up to 12 passengers in shady comfort.
These trips are ideal for families or mixed groups of fishing enthusiasts with non-fishing partners. The gorgeous waters around the 10,000 Islands area of Marco Island are perfect for sightseeing, bird watching, dolphin spotting and island shelling as well as for back country fishing.
Private 25-foot charter boats with their own captain are ideal for coastal fishing and they have all the amenities you need for a fun day out, including a portable toilet! They can accommodate up to 6 passengers and you can opt for shelling, sightseeing, fishing or a little of everything – it’s your boat for the day!
Sunshine Tours for Shelling and Sightseeing
There are plenty more reasons to get out on the water and enjoy this beautiful area around Naples Bay. Shelling and sightseeing trips lasting around 2.5 hours provide plenty of photo opportunities.
Shelling trips sail at low tide to maximize the possibility of finding beautiful whole shells that wash up daily on the sandy cays and islands. Conchs, olives (small green turtles), tulips (sea squirts) and sand dollars make each trip exciting and educational for youngsters. Seeing manatees wallowing in the clear waters, or watching schools of dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat are a wonderful bonus!
If you really want to “push the boat out”, join the 90-foot Marco Island Princess for a dinner cruise, sunset cocktail cruise, or charter it for your next party. With two bars, outstanding cuisine and sunsets to die for, the Sunshine Tours crew will make any trip a memorable success.