Fishing Charters

These are Captain C.J.’s specialty. If you love to fish, eager to learn, looking for a relaxing day or a day of extreme fishing, you have found your forever fishing guide!

Catchin’ Jiants departs daily from Captiva Island, Florida.

Exceptionally skilled at fishing, Captain C.J. knows everything there is to know to ensure our local waters deliver.
Our barrier islands give you the luxury of inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing. Fishing with Mr. Catchin’ Jiants (C.J.) himself is sure not to leave you wondering where and how his name came about.

Night & Day Shark Fishing

Either by boat or land, these customized charters are your chance to encounter the experience of a lifetime. Practicing responsible catch and release techniques and over 15 years of handling, your charter can partake in very valuable and much needed research of sharks. We promise safety and great responsibility as you engage in unlocking the mysteries of the most feared and misunderstood species swimming these waters. Children and all ages are welcome. This charter is an amazing opportunity to sharks, scientists, anglers and spectators.


The most enchanting and captivating islands are again, only accessible by boat or small aircraft. Taking a tour of the islands is sure to give you an entirely different yet attractive vantage point as well as the opportunity to experience the true beauty that each island has to offer.

Shelling Adventures

Captiva is LITERALLY made up of shells. Stacks, mounds and often oodles of shells accumulate on some of the most pristine and untouched beaches of our barrier islands. Often times, the best islands for shelling (i.e. Cayo Costa and North Captiva) are only accessible through way of boat or small aircraft.  Weather, tide and other factors play a role in the best shelling locations daily.  Catchin’ Jiants has all the necessary equipment you need for these astounding excursions.  Just climb aboard to find your very own treasures of the sea.

Customized & Combo Trips

Pick your day in paradise! Help us to make your day the most memorable experience for every person aboard. We encourage you to ask for what fits your needs and not to hesitate in doing so.

Sunset Charters

Two hours
*times depend on season and actual sunset time

Captiva sunsets are boldly alluring. Dusk brings serenity and beautiful surprises. Captain CJ and his family consider these sunsets among one of God’s Most Glorious Treasure’s. A glimpse through His Majestic Eye that can only be experienced personally. We encourage everyone to witness this first hand.

Powered by a 225 Yamaha engine, equipped with the most up to date technology, crafted of the highest quality, Catchin’ Jiants can spaciously accommodate 6 guests very comfortably.

About Our Charters

Catchin’ Jiants Charters is proud to operate all of our charters from our rare, one-of-a kind, completely custom center console built by Gillikin Custom boat builders.  In 2003, from Harker’s Island North Carolina, Gillikin produced a few smaller versions of their standard custom sportfishing boats. We are very lucky to own one with you in mind. The large Carolina flair provides a sharp entry into the water keeping you dry! 


We are passionate about the beauty of our waters and barrier islands. Many islands surrounding us are accessible only by boat. It would be our pleasure to take part in this experience of a lifetime. We want you to enjoy for yourself and all of the surrounding islands.  Especially the untouched that so few have had the opportunity to enjoy. We can customize any trip to meet your every need.

Lunch Cruises

Many great restaurants surround us. Experience island fare at

North Captiva:
Mango’s Café & Grill

Cabbage Key
Cheeseburger in Paradise

Boca Grande
Eagle Grille
Pink Elephant