Best Fishing Getaways in Florida

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Looking to get away? What you need to do is research fishing getaways in Florida today. Plan a trip to Captiva Island today at Jensen’s Marina!

By Randy Hauck | April 1, 2021

Are you looking to get away to Florida but want to try something different? We suggest planning fishing getaways in Florida to relax and get out on the peaceful Gulf of Mexico. There’s nothing quite like the view of Southwest Florida and Captiva Island from a boat. 

Fishing getaways in Florida are the perfect vacation to experience Florida on the water. You can take advantage of fishing, picnics on the water, sunsets and wildlife watching all from the boat. Captiva Island is the perfect fishing getaway option for your next Florida vacation. 

Check out our tips below for the best fishing getaway experiences. 

What Part of Florida Has the Best Fishing? 

The first thing you want to know is which part of Florida has the best fishing. That’s a tough question. While we believe Southwest Florida has the best fishing experience for you, we’ve compiled a list of Florida fishing getaways in Florida that are worth your time one day: 

  • Captiva Island
  • Sanibel Island
  • Fort Myers
  • Cape Coral
  • Jacksonville
  • St. Augustine
  • Daytona Beach
  • Sarasota
  • Tampa Bay
  • Panama City

What Florida Islands Have the Best Fishing?

The barrier islands offer the most beautiful locales to experience sun, surf, sunsets and most importantly, great fishing opportunities. Check out these islands for some great offshore fishing opportunities: 

  • Captiva Island
  • Cayo Costa
  • Sanibel Island
  • Cabbage Key
  • Marco Island
  • Amelia Island
  • Gasparilla Island
  • Little Gasparilla Island
  • Anna Maria Island
  • Longboat Key
  • Cedar Key
  • Key Biscayne
  • The Florida Keys

Romantic Fishing Getaways in Florida

Are you looking for the perfect romantic fishing getaway ideas in Southwest Florida? We offer the following ideas: 

Schedule a Fishing Charter With Your Partner

Fishing should be a sport for everyone, including couples. Just seeing the sunsets and the peace that comes with being out on a boat should make you wish you had your partner with you on your fishing trip. Schedule a fishing charter with a professional fishing charter captain to find the most beautiful spots for fishing with your partner.

Types of Fish to Look For With Loved Ones

deep sea bass fishing
  • Grouper
  • Snook
  • Redfish
  • King Fish 
  • Tarpon
  • Shark
  • Deep Sea Bass

Romantic Fishing Spots in Southwest Florida

We have the inside scoop on some of the most romantic fishing spots and locales to consider: 

Pine Island Sound

Pine Island Sound is a beautiful spot near Captiva Island for boaters to enjoy views and sunsets. There is plenty of snook, redfish and trout in Pine Island Sound. 

The Sanibel Causeway

Direct the boat over to the area of The Sanibel Causeway to enjoy some fishing under a local landmark that also is primed with fish. 

Fish in the Mangroves

Pick a spot in the middle of the mangroves with your loved one to experience fishing in the quiet of Florida Nature. Look for dolphins and manatees while you enjoy the lush tropical scenery. Ask your charter captain for a good spot in the Florida mangroves. 

Weekend Fishing Getaways in Florida to Look For Today

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The best weekend fishing getaways in Florida to look for are the ones that have an Old Florida Feel. We are talking marinas that have stood the test of time, opportunities for boat rentals and charters and a place to relax at a nearby cottage. That’s why we highly recommend Jensen’s Marina™ on Captiva Island!

What is the Best Month to Fish in Florida?

Every month is the best month to fish in the Sunshine State. The real answer to this question is, which fish is best to catch during which month of the year because it’s fishing season all year long. Here’s the results: 

  • Cobia fishing season is November through April. 
  • Snapper season is year round, with the best time to catch from March through May. 
  • The best time to catch Blue Marlin is April through May. 
  • Catch a Yellowtail all year long, with the best months from April through June. 
  • Wahoo fishing season is year round.
  • Tarpon fishing season is year round, with the best months from June through October. 
  • Grouper fishing is best from November through March. 
  • Catch a Kingfish from December through March. 
  • Sailfish season is year round, with the best time of year from December through March.
  • Catch tune year round, with prime months lasting from December through February. 

Where is the Best Saltwater Fishing in Florida? 

The best spot for fishing getaways in Florida is just south of Captiva Island near Sanibel Island. Enjoy fishing in that area around Blind Pass and the southern tip of Pine Island. 

Where Can I Find Captiva Fishing Tournaments? 

Captiva Island and the surrounding area is a fishing mecca and we have the tournaments to prove it. For instance, every year in June the area hosts The World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament and Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament. Ladies get out their pearls and hit the water for their fishing tradition, which is traditionally held the day before Mother’s Day in May. These tournaments are so popular that boats sit all over the pass and you can walk across the boat decks from one island to another!

The World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament has been so popular over the years because it is held in Boca Grande Pass, where tarpon and other lege species of fish father to feed on smaller schools of fish as the water flushes out from the estuary. It’s a fisherman's dream spot! While Captiva Pass and Redfish Pass are also great fishing spots, Boca Grande Pass has been a tarpon fishing hotspot for decades. U.S. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush have all fished this area. So have Charles Lindbergh, J.P. Morgan, Al Capone, Zane Grey and others. 

Where Can I Find Experienced Captiva Island Fishing Charters? 

We highly recommend taking advantage of Captiva fishing guide opportunities at Jensen’s Marina™ for a great fishing experience. The local fishing captains know the best fishing getaway spots and make sure you come home with a haul you can be proud of for years to come. 

The fishing guides we work with at Jensen’s Marina™ can help you find everything from champion-size Tarpon to a calmer, more relaxed experience off the beaten path. You can plan an early morning before sunrise trip or be out on the boat at sunset reeling in your last catch of the day. 

Find Florida Fishing Vacation Boat Rentals

You just have to rent a boat to make a Florida getaway happen. What kind of fishing getaway do you want? We offer the following boats at Jensen’s Marina™ to help you make your boat reservation:

Pontoon Fishing Boat

Pontoon boats work best for large fishing parties. A 24-foot pontoon boat with a 115-horsepower accommodates up to 12 people and can hold a lot of fishing gear. 

Center Console Boat

Center console boats are a great choice for groups of smaller fishing parties or for those looking to go fishing just as a couple. You can rent an 18-foot center console boat that holds up to five people and the center console boat accommodates your needs well. 

Boston Whaler Boat

An 18-foot Boston Whaler with a 150-horsepower Yamaha four-stroke motor is another good Florida rental boat choice. This boat holds up to six people and has a 1,000-pound weight capacity for all of your fishing getaway needs. 

Captiva Cottages for Fishing Getaways in Florida

captiva cottages for fishing getaways in florida

Ready for the perfect fishing getaway in Florida? Look no further than Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages.™ Come enjoy a slice of Old Florida with your partner. We offer quaint Captiva cottages right at the marina and all the marina amenities you need. Wake up in the morning, grab your coffee and take a few steps to your Florida rental boat for a day on the water. At the end of the day, come back to the marina, freshen up at your cottage and enjoy a relaxing evening watching the sunset, eating your fresh catch in the barbecue area and enjoying a cocktail under the tiki hut. Contact us today to book a cottage and make your marina reservation!

Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina and Cottages™

15107 Captiva Drive
Captiva, FL 33924

(833) 668-7768
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