Testimonials

Scott Newsome

Scott_Newsome1
My brother, his girlfriend and I booked a trip with Captain Rapps last Sunday. The day started out with a short run offshore to net some live bait. Captain Rapps knew right where to find them. After filling the livewell we set out for one of Pete's secret hot-spots. On the way, we were stopped by a Florida Wildlife Conservation officer for a spot check. After checking the boat for the required paperwork and safety equiptment, the friendly officers told us that Captian Rapps boat was the most ship-shaped vessel they've checked in a long time! With smiles we said our good-byes and we were on our way. We winded our way around what seemed like endless Islands, thru creek like channels and vast bays. Just the ride alone was worth the trip. Needless to say, we caught a ton of fish! Trout, Ladyfish and Reds. I mentioned that I wanted to catch a Snook. So we were off to another one of Pete's hot spots. We boated more huge slot size and over slot size Snook in 3 hours than I have seen in a lifetime! I have never seen anything like it!I am a Snook Fanatic now! Thank you Capt Pete for some awesome memories!


Scott Newsome,
Lake Wallenpaupack, PA

Paul Wicklund

PJW
I have gone fishing with Captain Rapps on many occasions and he always amazes me with his knowledge, his skill, and most of all his genuine love for fishing. We are now good friends and the time flies as we talk and angle for the next big one. We have explored many areas of the 10,000 Islands with Capt Pete and the best thing is that he always takes us to different places which keeps us looking forward to the next trip. From reeling in big Redfish and Snook, to great dinner fish like Sea Trout, Sheepshead, and Snapper, to fun active fun fish like Mackeral and Ladyfish, Capt Pete aims for a nice variety and makes it a lot of fun no matter what the conditions. I look forward to every trip!

Dr. Paul Wicklund,
St. Paul, MN

Capt. Chuck Simpson, President Gaff Magazine

Parker_and_Capt_Rapps
Pete,
It was such a pleasure meeting you yesterday and thank you so much for your patience with my son Parker - your are his hero! I have fished with a lot of guides over the years, you have the right attitude and personality to go far ...  you get it and many guides don't. The guide business is about entertaining.
 
Capt. Chuck Simpson
President, Gaff Magazine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ray Fino

Ray_and_K
Without a doubt, Capt. Rapps is the best capt. I've ever gone out with. He genuinely cares about his clients and works hard to make every trip from Chokoloskee / Everglades City both pleasant and memorable. He is a true professional and a lot of fun to be with. My 9 year old grandson thinks he's cool and gets him a few sharks on every trip. My buddies really enjoy his company too. I can't say enough good things about Pete - he's the best !

Ray Fino
Naples, FL

Dr. Lee Weiss

LW01

I recently had the pleasure of a fishing charter with Captain Pete Rapps.  I have gone with many fishing charters in this area, however, this time I had a special need that Captain Rapps fulfilled so well.  I wanted to expose my grandchildren who were ages 5 & 6 to fishing for the first time.   I was concerned that they would get bored easily and not have a good experience.  I decided to book the charter from Chokoloskee for only a half day and actually expected that we would come back earlier as I thought that my grandchildren would not have the attention span to stay out too long.

I was amazed how Captain Rapps understood the need of making the kids really enjoy their first fishing experience.  From the moment they got on his boat, Captain Rapps focused all his attention on keeping them busy and involved with all the aspects of boating, fishing and the marine life around them.  The kids were totally amazed and enthralled the entire trip.

To my amazement , we got on the boat at 8 Am and did not return to the dock until 3:30 and even at that late hour, the children kept saying:  "we don't want to go back.....we want to fish more"

It was a pleasure to be with not only an excellent guide, but an individual who goes out of his way in all respects, to please his clients.  I am anxious to go with Captain Rapps again in the future and be catered to as he catered to my grandchildren.

Dr. Lee Weiss
Fort Lauderdale, Florida