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Gulf Coast Marine Excursions

#12 of 50 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Fort Myers Features Animals
9044 Cypress Dr S, Fort Myers, FL 33967-3229
+1 239-240-1128
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A truly great adventure, dolphins running with the boat, jumping, so much fun. Captain Derrick is... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
New York City, New York
Diverse catch, fun day

Our half-day trip with Captain Derrick Whitaker was outstanding! We varied locations, baits, and... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Joe H
Cary, North Carolina
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9044 Cypress Dr S, Fort Myers, FL 33967-3229
+1 239-240-1128
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

A truly great adventure, dolphins running with the boat, jumping, so much fun. Captain Derrick is very knowledgeable and we combined the dolphin tour with a shelling expedition. He brought us to a remote and beautiful coast line that we had to ourselves, a true...More

Thank FrankLaz
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Our half-day trip with Captain Derrick Whitaker was outstanding! We varied locations, baits, and fishing techniques to catch five species (mangrove snapper, puffer (!), jack crevalle, gag grouper, and sheepshead). It would have been six but I lost lost a big snook- which still pains...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My boyfriend and I booked a half-day inland fishing trip with Captain Derrick back in December and it was an absolutely amazing day! Captain Derrick is extremely knowledgeable and will do everything in his power to make sure you catch a ton of fish. We...More

Thank Kelseyyy93
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I booked a half-day fishing charter on GCME for my wife, father-in-law, and me after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. There is a reason Capt. Derrick does not have any negative reviews. He's really a good guy who is extremely knowledgeable about fishing in the...More

Thank SailChicago2217
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Spending time with Captain Derrick Whitaker is a must-do for any family heading to Fort Myers/Sanibel area! We had four hours, including the boat ride to Captiva Island State Park and time 'shelling'. On the boat ride, Captain Derrick shared his knowledge of the waters,...More

Thank MariaPZ229
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My family and I had a great day out with Captain Derek. From the very beginning you could tell Derek knows his stuff and South Florida and cares about the ecosystem and the waters there. His Grandfather ran a fishing camp there for many years...More

Thank pinstripepat
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

When fishing with Captn Derrick, this is what is constantly being shouted. Be worked his butt off for us. Everyone caught many fish. Matter of fact, we just finished our black tip shark my daughter caught this morning. He said it would be delicious, right...More

Thank Bret F
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Having used many fishing guides on Sanibel and Captiva over the years, Derrick really excels at giving you the best fishing experience possible. Extremely adept at finding the best spots along the coast or near docks, there is never a dull moment. We hooked some...More

2  Thank palmster
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Having had previous charter fishing experiences that were less than satisfactory, I wanted to make sure this time things were done the right way. All the positive reviews Captain Derrick has have been well earned and deserved. He put us on fish, but even more...More

Thank esjay99
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Captain Derrick was very good and knew exactly where the fish were. We had a wonderful time. He was also excellent with the young kids. We will definitely look him up again next year.

Thank Amanda Z
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