Testimonials

Joe Minutolo

Joseph Minutolo

Captain Pete Rapps knows what bait to use, has high quality fishing gear, and always has new gear ready when line broke off. He is an expert in live bait gathering and has great cast net throwing abilities. The Sterling flats boat is always clean & organized, and loaded with all the necessary equipment. He is patient and willing to teach. With Capt Pete, we always catch a wide variety of fish, which gives me confidence in the captain and his abilities. Having a satellite telephone onboard made me feel safe. We always have fun with Capt Pete, it is the best fishing experience.

Joe Minutolo

St. Pete Beach, FL

 

Kate Lima

Captain Pete Rapps, brother jeff and kate lima

One could say that life is made out of experiences.  And I want to tell you about a great one I had last summer, when my husband and I had the pleasure of going fishing with Captain Rapps.  The first thing we noticed was his clean and organized boat, fully equipped with high quality equipment.  His undeniable knowledge of the waters was soon made quite obvious to us.  Our trip started with some basic instructions, and then we were off!  It was time to gather our bait for the day.  Captain Rapps not only knew what bait to use, but the best spot to find it!  Our day continued and we caught lots of fish!  But I must tell you that I was most delighted by his patience with a novice “fisherwoman” like myself, his ability to teach, and his willingness to help when I found myself “stuck!”  I even experienced the thrill of fighting a huge Tarpon!  Later in the day, I hooked a large Snook.  Captain Rapps once again helped me and coached me all the way through.  Even when I thought I had lost it, he was able use his experience and strategic fisherman’s ability to boat the beauty!  We absolutely had a great time and can’t wait to go back!

Kate Lima
Phillipsburg, NJ

 

Charles (Chip) Stayton

Chip Slayton Sea Trout

I have lived in Florida full time now for 10 years and I fish at least two days a week.  My best fishing adventures have been with Captain Pete Rapps out of Chokoloskee.  His knowledge of the 10,000 islands is so complete that we have always caught fish - large and small - and had a good time.  From catching live bait, learning a new hook-up, or trick to get the big one in the boat.  We have caught just about every fish out there….. Snook, Reds, Trout, Mackerel, and more! Captain Pete always keep his boat in tip top shape and has several rods set up for back up in case you get broke off or spooled by something unexpected, like a big bull shark.  This is why the most memorable fishing I have done has been with Captain Pete Rapps.  If you want a trip you will remember, give it a try!

You will be hooked too!!

Charles (Chip) Stayton
Naples, FL

 

 

Joel Gravina

Joel gravina Flounder everglades rapps captain

I have fished with Captain Rapps a multitude of times with my wife, clients, and friends. Captain Rapps, not only knows his way around one of the most beautiful parts of the world, but he manages to put us on the fish every time too! Whether I am looking for a hardcore fishing trip with the guys until the sun goes down, or a leisurely trip with my wife including some sight seeing, he delivers. We have caught many species including redfish, flounder, stingray, jacks, pompano, sheepshead, jewfish, trout, and lots of snook, including him getting my wife a beautiful 36" snook! Being out with Captain Rapps is not only a hoot, but we always feel safe, and get to use the best equipment. He is accommodating, polite, and knows what he's doing. We've been out with other guides, but always call Captain Pete Rapps first. Simply put, Captain Rapps is the finest fishing guide I've ever fished with.


Joel Gravina
Naples, FL

Dustin Rinaldi

Captain Rapps was the best captain I have ever had fishing, and I am not
kidding. Not only does he have a very likeable personality, more importantly he really knows the Chokoloskee waters. The boat and gear are new and top notch.  We have caught a little bit of
everything…  Pompano, Snook, Mackerel, Trout, Ladyfish, Jacks, and more.  He even hooked me up with a shark that was 150+ pounds. That was incredible! I would highly recommend Captain Pete Rapps to anyone that wants to catch fish in the Everglades. It will be a great experience that you
will never forget!

Dustin Rinaldi
Naples, FL