Family Friendly Fishing in the 10,000 Islands

We specialize in "Family Friendly" fishing charters in the 10,000 Islands from Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Goodland, Marco Island, & The Everglades National Park in Southwest Florida.

Redstrout1What does the perfect day of fishing look like to you?

Is it you and your spouse, kids, or grandchildren... You and the guys from the office or buddy from the golf club... A large corporate event requiring multiple boats.. or just you by yourself?

 We've got you covered!

Fish the beautiful Ten Thousand Islands and the Everglades National Park with our fleet of professional guides. 

Discover your own hidden oasis in the calm back country and near-shore shallow water places that few people will ever see for themselves. On many trips you will see some amazing wildlife up close including porpoise, alligators, manatees, roseate spoonbills, and osprey. In addition to some of the best fishing, many of our guests have said that viewing wildlife up close was equally memorable.


Van sayler fishing charter chokoloskee everglades city marco island goodland naplesEveryone in your party will have an exciting and memorable day on the water with us!

Everyone is welcome... from guys to ladies & children to seniors. Make memories with your family that last a lifetime! There is no thrill like seeing your child or grandchild hook and catch their own fish... and what a relaxing way to spend the day with someone you love.

Whether you're an experienced angler or you've never casted a fishing rod before, our team will always make you feel like a pro. Our captains are polite, easy-going, enjoy teaching, and are great with children.  We all use the highest quality professional boats. They are very clean and rigged with the latest and greatest tackle and creature comforts. Check out our Fleet page and you will see the quality that sets us apart. 

Our captains goal is to make Kevin Daly and family everglades city chokoloskee fishing charters marco island goodlandsure that you and your guests have a great time on the water. We guarantee that. That's why our team is always in demand - please check out our Trips Advisor reviews and ratings.
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Fish for Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Speckled Sea Trout, Tripletail, Permit, Pompano,
Shark, Cobia, Snapper, Mackerel, and more.

With our strategic locations in the heart of the 10,000 Islands and also the Everglades National Park, we have access to a network of campsites, so restrooms are typically within a few short minutes from just about anywhere we fish. We will gladly customize your outing to fit your individual wants and needs.

TJ Jeff Rowell black drum chokoloskee everglades goodland fishing chartersOur charters launch from Chokoloskee Island, Everglades City, and Goodland which are all a close drive from Marco Island and Naples, and just 90 minutes from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.

But there's a catch (and I don't mean the ones on your hook):

Even with our group of available captains, our charter schedules fills up fast! If you don't book your ideal date now, it may be gone when you come back, so don't wait!

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Our charters begin from several convenient locations in the heart of the 10,000 Islands

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1) Chokoloskee Island Park & Marina: 1150 Hamilton Lane, Chokoloskee, FL

2) Everglades City Rod & Gun Club: 200 Riverside Drive, Everglades City, FL

3) Goodland Boating Park: 740 Palm Point Drive, Goodland, FL



CLICK HERE to check availability and book online today!

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  • 2016-2017 Charter Rates
  • What we Provide
  • Plan
  • Items to Bring
  • Where to Stay

Booking Calendar and Menu for Everglades City, Chokoloskee, & Goodland Charters

Instructions: First select a date, then scroll through the services offered to check availability and make your booking.


Fish with Capt Kurt, Capt Brandon, Capt John, Capt Jeff, Capt Austin, or Capt James. (Prices for up to 3 passengers. Add $50 for a 4th) passenger)
4 hour charter $450*
6 hour charter $550*
8 hour charter $650*

* Adding a 4th passenger is $50 extra to cover tackle & bait.

* OFFSHORE CHARTERS: Add $100 for any offshore charters to cover additional fuel and bait

* NOTE FOR 4 PASSENGERS GROUPS... Although most of our boats can hold up to 4 passengers, and we take that many people out often, it does limit what we fish for and where we can fish. There is a lot of casting involved with the type of fishing that we do. 4 passenger crews will be fishing the flats and open areas where everyone can fish at the same time, away from the mangrove shorelines.

Tips: Tipping your captain for great service is customary in the fishing charter business, and is most certainly appreciated. Typically it's about the same as gratuity for great service in a restaurant, generally 15%-20%.

Deposits, Cancellations & Payment

Cancellation Policy:
We take your charter very seriously and we all work hard for hours prior to your trip scheduling and preparing. A $100 deposit is required to book your charter. Cancellations are extremely rare. If your captain cancels because of inclement weather, mechanical problems, or illness, prior to the trip, the customer will receive a full refund, or can apply their deposit towards an alternate date if desired. If a customer cancels the trip, giving at least a 72 hours notice, they will receive a full refund. A customer who is a "no show" (more than 20 minutes late) or does not give us at least a 72 hour notice, will forfeit their deposit.
Winds predicted above 25mph or rain chances above 80% on within 2 hours of your charter are reasons for delay, re-scheduling, or cancellation.

Only deposits can be made with credit cards. Your balance due the day of the charter is preferred in Cash. Our rates reflect a 4% cash discount... if a credit card is used to pay charter balance, we cannot apply the 4% discount.



We provide on each charter:

• Bait
• Cooler and ice
• Top of the line spin gear and tackle
• All necessary fishing licenses, insurance, & fuel.

Plan in advance: It is best not to wait untill the last minute to book your charter. It is common for us to have bookings and reservations for several weeks or months in advance.  If your schedule allows, let us look at the moon phase, tide charts, weather predictions, and a few other factors to give you the best scenario to fulfill your dream. For your convenience we have an online charter availability and booking calendar. It is fast and easy to select your date and charter times using the online booking calendar. 

Items you should bring on your fishing charter :

Cash is preferred to settle charter balance and for any captain's gratuities. Although cash is preferred, Checks can be accepted too. Our rates reflect a 4% cash discount... if a credit card is used to pay charter balance, we cannot apply the 4% discount.
• Hat, sun protective clothing, & sunglasses (preferably polarized)
• Camera
• Sun Screen
• Food & Drinks (Please do not bring a cooler... we will provide a clean cooler with ice for you)
• Rain gear if necessary
• Non-Skid boat shoes  (It is preferred that you do not wear marking soles please)
Please keep your items to a minimum. Stowage space is very limited.

Most of our customers stay at the below places when fishing with us on our Everglades City and Chokoloskee Charters in the 10000 islands. Click on their names to be directed to their web pages.


THE IVEY HOUSE HOTEL: If you are wanting to stay in a nice and clean hotel room, with breakfast served, swimming pool, and ammenities, then I recommend THE IVEY HOUSE HOTEL in Everglades City. It is just a few minutes from the docks. Please be sure to tell them you are there to fish with Captain Rapps Charters both when booking and when checking in. They will take good care of you!

Chokoloskee Island Park: If you are wanting a rental efficiency or a tent or RV lot rental, Please be sure to check out our friends at Chokoloskee Island Park. CLICK HERE for a link to their rental site.