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Captain Van Hubbard Fishing Charters

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Address: 260 Maryland Ave, Stump Pass Marina, Englewood, FL 34224-7002
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+1 941-468-4017

Captain Van Hubbard USCG Fishing Guide since 1976 from Venice to Boca...

Captain Van Hubbard USCG Fishing Guide since 1976 from Venice to Boca Grande Florida knows the waters and habitat sharing with you the safest, most pleasurable and rewarding charter. Customized to your specific desires, yet never compromizing in safety. Inshore and backcountry sportfishing and eco tours from a 23 feet safe, comfortable Dorado bayboat. In additon to fishing from beginner to pro, we offer nature/photography tours and waterfront real estate tours. Children over age 6 with their family are welcome! Limit of 4 persons per charter.

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Fun for girls, too!

We went on a half day trip with 4 teenage children (15 & 16 year olds, 2 boys and 2 girls). Everyone had a great time. Captain Van was a patient teacher and helped everyone keep... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Sarah C
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went on a half day trip with 4 teenage children (15 & 16 year olds, 2 boys and 2 girls). Everyone had a great time. Captain Van was a patient teacher and helped everyone keep their lines in the water and actively catching fish. We caught so many fish that we had a fantastic fish fry for eight and... More 

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Capt. Van Hubbard was patient and kind with our boys. We got several snapper to bring home! He even tried to catch something big for the boys. We were unsuccessful but the boys had a good time trying. We were also able to see dolphins along the way.

Thank Lacy K
Decatur, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We took Captain Van out twice during our stay in Englewood FL during February 2017. This guide is professional, prepared and knows where the fish are. Two different kinds of trips (off-shore and in-shore) were two great mornings. I would highly recommend having Capt. Van show you where the fish are.

Thank jtmalachowski
Tully, New York
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We went for a half day trip with Captain Van in April 2016. He was professional and totally prepared to go upon our arrival. We have 3 kids and he hustled all morning to keep the lines baited and in the water. We caught over 30 fish and we counted 14 different species. It was amazing. The kids were constantly... More 

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Was on a family vacation, visiting before the kids went back to school in Englewood, FL. Wanted to do something with our 7 and 9 year old boys and decided to look for an adventure. Found Captain Van on a web search and was a great find. Was able to squeeze in a trip on short notice. Van was very... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had the pleasure of taking a half-day fishing trip with Captain Van on August 21, 2016. He wanted to know what kind of fishing we were interested in doing, and we said we'd like the best tasting fish to eat. We had amazing luck! We almost couldn't stop catching snapper and ended up with a small barracuda as well.... More 

Thank JessicaK_MDR
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Enjoyed our trip with Captain Van! Must have caught at least 15 snook! Can't thank him enough for the best fishing trip ever! Will be back when we can keep at least one SNOOK! Thank you Captain!! R&R Burge Saint Petersburg FL

Thank vmiller405
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

This morning, I took my 12- and 9-YO kids on a private charter with Captain Hubbard - it was a great trip. We caught and released over 30 snook. He was super accommodating with my kids, who had a great time.

Thank Rich C
Sandy Springs, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This was our second trip with Capt Van and both were just amazing! Capt Van is so good with the kids, has a rich knowledge of area, nature and knows where to catch fish!!! You will have an awesome experience that will be a lifelong memory.

Thank MSUSparty22
Clio, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

I found Captain Van Hubbard on the internet looking to charter a fishing trip while we were on vacation. Needless to say after reading many reviews we were not disappointed. My husband and I and three kids, ages 14, 13 and 11, went and caught many fish. We caught Red Snapper, Red Mouth (Grunts), Sheephead and a Grouper. Capt Van... More 

Thank Sharon W

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