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Dr. Lee Weiss


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





Dr. Thomas J. Albert

TJ Albert

Captain Rapps really knows ……  Every time we have gone out fishing, Captain PeteRapps has put us on lots of fish and we had a great time!  I’ve learned so much about what kind of fish likes certain types of bait,  and the most important lesson has been how to “Bow to the King” (Tarpon).  I confidently recommend Captain Rapps to anyone who wants to catch a lot of fish!

DR. Thomas J. Albert
Naples, FL


Scott O'Connor

Scott Oconnor

Captain Rapps knows when to go (moon phase, tide, time of day and time of year) where to go (he's has a fantastic understanding of the complete fishing arena), and what bait was best for each area or type of fish we were catching. EXCELLENT RESULTS! I would recommend his charters to anyone who wants to enjoy an outdoor fishing excursion in Chokoloskee and Everglades City.

From beginner to veteran, Capt Pete Rapps will give you as much (or as little) attention as you need in order to make your excursion enjoyable and memorable. Even the scenery was amazing in the Everglades National Park. If you have the time between landing can take some gallery quality photographs of the natural beauty of Florida.

Scott O’Connor
Naples, FL


Ingrid Gilbert


My husband, Jasen, and I have wanted to catch Tarpon for years. After 2 unsuccessful charters with other “local experts”, I am sad to say we went home without catching a thing…that is until we decided to Charter with Captain Rapps Charters. We met Pete while we were both on vacation to the keys and hooked up for a day of some Tarpon Fishing in Bahia Honda State Park.
We had an incredible day on the water! Not only did Jasen and I each catch a tarpon (both were approximately 100#), we had an amazing sighting of about 3 pods of dolphins. They came so close to the boat that one actually bumped my flip flop while I was tapping the water to try and get their attention! Talk about exhilarating!
We have our trip booked already for next season with Captain Rapps! Thanks Pete, for being so helpful and accommodating!!

Ingrid Gilbert,
Naples, FL/Northampton, MA


Greg Scalogna

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I just want to thank you again for a great time. This was by far the best fishing trip I ever had. Chris was really impressed with you. He enjoyed your coaching and could not believe how hard the snook fight. You must have put us on 40 Snook.

Being from the concrete jungle, I had no idea how beautiful the Everglades National Park was, even after living in Florida for over 20 years.

I can't wait to do this again. You can't beat fishing with great friends, great guide, I should say the best guide I ever fished with, and a ton of laughs. I can't say enough about what a great time we had.

Greg Scalogna,

Naples, FL