Looking for the BEST Sanibel Charter Captains? Look no further! Our award-winning captains are experts at what they do and will get you out on the water and #HookedOnSanibel in no time!
Our Sanibel Charter Captains
Of all the Sanibel Charter Captains, Whintey Jones is the man, they myth, the legend! Captain Whitney Jones, owner of Whitney's Bait & Tackle, is your local expert on all things Sanibel fishing!
Originally from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Whitney is the youngest of 5 in a long line of fisherman. This is not the first venture into the bait and tackle business for Jones. He owned a similar store in Kitty Hawk, N.C., before moving to Sanibel. "I came for the 12 months of beautiful weather and the great fishing year round," said Jones, who was employed at Sanibel's Bait Box for eight years before striking out on his own, again. "I am a full-time fish guy." Jones is a lifelong, passionate angler, who has built a life around fishing. Also a local guide and master rod-builder, Jones has been designing hand crafted rods for more than 20 years to catch anything from the deepest bluewater marlin to the shallowest inshore gamefish!
Captain Whitney has a 24' Pro-line - this fishing machine will get you offshore in a hurry and back home with a boat load of fish and lifetime of memories.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Sanibel Charter Captain Jarrett Jones is the nephew to Whitney & carries on the tradition of fishing in the Jones family. Jarrett operates his 23' C-Hawk flats boat for his charter guests. With a 14 degree dead-rise hull, this model shows off C-Hawk’s capabilities – giving you a better ride in rough waters. The 23 Center Console is designed to be equally at home in bays and inlets or for fishing Florida Flats.
Whether you're looking for a half, full or night time charter, Captain Jarrett is sure to get you #HookedOnSanibel! His favorite catches include sharks and tarpon!
Captain Jarrett is licensed and insured by the United States Coast Guard.
Check out Captain Jarrett's Instagram to see what he's catching!
Originally from Dover, Massachusetts, Captain Nate has been fishing the waters of Sanibel & the surrounding area for the past 10 years. Nate operates his 25' Souther Cross flats boat for his charter guests. Beamy, Stable, and Simple best describe the Southern Cross Line. Modified V with a sharp entry bow and shallow v aft, these boats can be trimmed to cut through choppy water and are stable at rest, providing a great working or fishing platform.
Whether you're looking for a half, full or night time charter, Captain Nate is sure to get you #HookedOnSanibel! His favorite catches include redfish & snook!
Captain Nate is licensed and insured by the United States Coast Guard.
Check out what Captain Nate's catching with our other Sanibel charter captains on his Instagram!
Whitney's Sanibel Fishing Store Crew
Jim is a long time friend and the store manager at Whitney's Bait & Tackle. Stop in for tips and tricks or just to have a friendly chat about all things Sanibel fishing!