Explore the waters, beaches and wildlife of Sanibel Island.

MangroveMasters –

Sanibel Island Fishing Charters and Dolphin Cruises

Join MangroveMasters as we…. 

Explore the beaches of Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, and Fort Myers on a private, family-friendly fishing charter or dolphin cruise!

We are dedicated to spreading the art of inshore fishing and knowledge of the Sanibel & Captiva Florida waters. When looking for ‘Things to do’ in Sanibel or Fort Myers be sure to add a MangroveMasters excursion to the list! You will be sure to experience the true SouthWest Florida boating lifestyle and vacation like a local.
MangroveMasters will create lasting memories for you and your family through private and personalized fishing charters, dolphin cruises and Sanibel beach boat trips. Under the guide of Captain Jack Boutchyard, a USCG Certified Master Captain and Florida native, you can visit the areas (and its inhabitants) of Redfish Pass, Bokeelia, Pineland, and many more.

As a family owned and operated business, we strive to make each fishing charter or dolphin cruise as memorable and entertaining as one of our own family outings! Being out on the Gulf of Mexico waters, circling around Sanibel Island and Captiva is a truly remarkable experience you will not want to miss on your next trip to Fort Myers, FL.


True Nature

Explore the waters, beaches and wildlife of Sanibel Island by boat with Captain Jack of MangroveMasters. Each excursion offers private, personalised charter services that will take you through the backwaters of SouthWest Florida. Family friendly things to do in Sanibel include:

  • Sanibel Island Fishing Charters
  • Dolphin Cruises
  • Beach and Shelling Excursions

Sanibel Island Guided Fishing Charters

Sanibel and Captiva guided flats fishing charters explore the grass flats, oyster bars and mangrove islands from Redfish Pass to Tarpon Bay for fish of all species. Captain Jack offers knowledgeable hands on, guided fishing charters for fishermen of all experience levels.  From Trout fishing on the grass flats, to observing tailing Redfish at low tide, each trip is tailored to your preferred species or style of fishing.

Common inshore fish species:

  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Snapper
  • Grouper
  • Shark
  • Triple Tail
  • Sheepshead
  • Trout
  • Pompano
  • Permit

Give Captain Jack a call and he will be glad to discuss your trip today.
(239) 410-0890

[email protected] 

Rates: Flats Fishing Charters

Length Price
Half Day (4 hrs) $600.00
3/4 Day (6 hrs) $900.00
Full Day (8 hrs) $1,200.00

**Deposit Required

​Rates are for up to FOUR anglers Add $50.00 for each extra person up to 6 total.

Parties of more than 6, or large groups please call for multiple boat rates.

Trips include: fishing license, bait, tackle, rods and bottled water. Captain Jack also takes pictures of you and your catch during each trip and is happy to email them to you free of charge!

We strongly recommend you bring sunblock, sunglasses, camera, towel and additional food and beverage if needed. Please refrain from bringing aerosol sunblock as it is harmful to the vessel’s upholstery.


Sanibel Captiva Island Dolphin Cruise

A 2 hour Private Dolphin Cruise around the waterways of Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island. Keep a sharp eye out and you will see some of Sanibel’s most treasured mammals, the Dolphin.

While on your private Dolphin Cruise, be sure to bring your camera as dolphins are notorious for playing in the boat’s wake! They trail, jump and leap as you sail along. Our boat is equipped with rear seating for a front row seat to this truly spectacular show! You will not regret adding a family dolphin cruise to your itinerary when visiting Sanibel Island or Fort Myers Beach.

Cruises depart Monday through Friday at
9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Rates are $300.00 for up to 6 people.

Advanced Reservations are Required. Looking for alternate times? Call us!

You can reserve your cruise by calling 239-410-0890

Sanibel Island’s Inhabitants: Dolphins and Manatees

Dolphins and Manatees around Sanibel Island have a reputation for being very curious, friendly, social mammals. Captain Jack has observed this personally for years. It has always been MangroveMaster’s rule that our presence does not entice or harass them. We watch them feed and play in their natural environment from a safe distance.

On many occasions, we have observed them playing in the boat wake. The young dolphins love to jump and play. On several trips we have observed them playing with floating mangrove seeds and leaves as if they were toys. Also, manatees feeding on turtle grass as they float over the grass beds. So come along and enjoy an Eco-Friendly Sanibel Island Dolphin Cruise with MangroveMasters and observe dolphins and manatees in their natural habitat.


Sanibel Island Beach and Shelling Excursions

Sanibel Island is one of the top destinations in the world for shelling. So much so, locals dubbed the art of bend at the waist while scouring the shores as the ‘Sanibel Stoop’. On a MangroveMasters beach and shelling excursion you will have the opportunity to visit some of Sanibel and Captiva Island’s most exclusive beaches (some only accessible by boat) and search for our area’s native gems. So bring your shell bag and sunscreen and let’s do the Sanibel Stoop!

Please Call for Rates. Make a Sanibel and Captiva Beach and Shelling Excursion truly unique and memorable by adding lunch by boat to your reservation! Captain Jack will include a trip to a water front, local restaurant in certain trips. Contact us for more details!

For reservations call (239) 410-0890


What our customers are saying

  • "Captain Jack was the best..And the tour was well worth the money and more....We had a great time and to say what a great time we had is putting it mildly...HIGHLY RECOMMEND...GREAT DAY....."

  • "Captain jack is great- very committed to excellent service and very flexible schedule wise. my kids and I had a blast and saw beautiful dolphins. Will def be back for dolphin cruise or one of his fishing trips........"

  • "Capt Jack was the greatest...It was a tour filled with eco info...The dolphins were everywhere, they even followed the boat twice and continually danced during this time...This was all due to Captain Jack's expertise.....The Captain was personable and welcomed continuous questions...This tour was soooo worth while..."

    Sandi and Larry
  • " I can not begin to tell you what a wonderful time I had on a half day trip with Captin Jack. His knowledge of the area and his relationship with the the animals in and around it added a specialness you won't get just anywhere. His smaller boat accommodates four people which allows for a more intimate experience then one of the bigger 50 person boats. If your in the area and want to to anything like shell finding, dolphin watching, or fishing, I would highly recommend Captin Jack and Mangrove Masters!!!!"

  • "Great Time! This was purchased for the purpose of a gift for my daughter's 13th birthday. Our party of four enjoyed the trip more than we could have imagined. The Captain is knowledgeable, courteous and provided a great tour. My daughter at 13 enjoyed seeing dolphins of all sizes and ages up close and observing them in there own habitat. Mothers and baby’s swimming playing and feeding as well as individual pods coming together allowing the baby’s to mingle with other baby’s while the mothers watched and joined in. This was an awesome memory for my daughter and our friends to have and share for years to come. I am no stranger to beaches and boating but would say by far this was the best gift and experience on the water. You will enjoy this novice or not!"

    Happy Customer

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Terms and Conditions

MangroveMasters accepts all major credit cards.

– Deposit required at the time of booking (deposit amount varies dependent on charter).

– Cancellations that occur within 48 hrs of charter date, or in the case of no shows, forfeit the deposited amount.

– Weather related interruptions will result in rescheduling, based on availability. If charter cannot be rescheduled the deposited amount is refunded.

– Prices subject to change without notice.