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Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters

Fort Myers Beach Fishing Charters


Voted "Best Fishing Captain" by the Observer and Breeze Newspaper of Fort Myers Beach, voted "Best Fishing Charter" by Gulfshore Life of Southwest Florida, and voted "Traveler's Choice" by Trip Advisor. You're guaranteed THE BEST when you fish with Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters!


Choose from Four, Six or Eight hours of exciting Back Bay Fishing Charters, where you'll target Red fish, Sheepshead, Snapper, Snook, Trout, and more! Specialized shark trips are offered in the summer months.

Book your back bay adventure with one of our favored captains on Fort Myers Beach today!


Choose to spend anywhere between 6 and 10 hours on one of our  Near Shore Fishing Trips. You'll be targeting Snapper, King Fish, Grouper, Tarpon, Permit, Sharks and more. Book your Near Shore charter off the shorelines of Fort Myers Beach today!


Bask in the beauty of one of Southwest Florida's captivating sunsets from the comfort of our 27' Carolina Skiff on our Sunset Tour. 

Sit back and relax as you ride along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach, taking in the magnificent scenery of Florida's nature while watching dolphin, manatee and other beautiful sea life play on a Dolphin charter. 

Carolina Skiff Fishing Charter boat on Fort Myers Beach

Our Boat

Before Hurricane Ian attacked in 2022, Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters proudly boasted two boats within our fleet. Unfortunately, our beautiful 24' Mako did not survive the wretched storm that deeply devastated all of Fort Myers Beach and most of Southwest Florida. Fortunately, we were very relieved to discover that our fearless 27' Carolina Skiff rode through the hurricane like it was just another day in the back bay of Fort Myers Beach. It took us a few days to find her after the storm, but we finally located her in the parking lot of an apartment complex a few blocks down the beach strip. Talk about LUCK!  After a thorough inspection, we were delighted to know our Skiff only suffered minor cosmetic scratches and we have since made those repairs. We treat our boats like a part of the team because we depend on them every day. Our Skiff especially holds a special place in our hearts. As one of Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charter's original boats, she has been with us for over a decade and she's still going strong. Without our Skiff, we wouldn't be Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters! This spacious boat offers plenty of room to accommodate up to 6 passengers aboard our private fishing charters and sunset tours. Call Captain Rich today to book your fishing excursion.

We offer charters for the following: Back Bay/Back Country Fishing, Nearshore Fishing & Sightseeing Tours

During our back bay charters, we target: Red Fish, Snook, Trout, Pompano, Sheepshead, Snapper, Black Drum  and more.
On our Near Shore Fishing Trips, we target: Snapper, King Fish, Grouper, Tarpon, Permit, Shark, and more.

On our fishing charters, we use a few techniques for catching fish: Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Spinning, Popping, Trolling & Bottom Fishing

Our Guarantee

We are Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters

We have worked together to build a thriving charter business based on honesty and integrity. We believe in running a family-friendly company because we know firsthand that nothing is more important than our loved ones. That's why, when you choose to embark on our fishing trips, we guarantee that our dedicated staff at Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters will give you nothing less than their full commitment to attention and professionalism.

When it comes to fishing, there are a lot of factors that play into creating the experience of a lifetime. Unfortunately, natural circumstances such as weather and tide are major contributors which we have no power over. If Capt Rich discerns that conditions are not suitable for your scheduled fishing charter, he will give as much advanced notice to cancel or reschedule as possible. You will not be charged for any trips that are canceled as a result of reasons that are out of our control.

If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your excursion, we encourage you to contact us so we can have the opportunity to work towards making your experience better. Our family business thrives on returning customers who consider us to be one of the best fishing charters in Fort Myers. We strive to give you more than your money's worth in experience when you step aboard Luck o' The Irish Fishing Charters, because we value having an honest and dedicated reputation. If you receive anything less than a great experience, we would like to personally hear about it.


Fish with the Best!

Luck o’ The Irish Fishing Charters is home to the most thrilling back-bay and near shore guides in Southwest Florida. Our captains are renowned for their fun and friendly nature, catering to anglers of all ages. We strongly believe that fishing should be an adventure experienced by everyone, and we guarantee that once you step aboard our boat, you'll be HOOKED! We have a knack for transforming "non-fishers" into passionate anglers.

Our charters offer some of the most affordable private fishing tours in Fort Myers, FL, and we operate year-round. With our competitive rates and exceptional captains, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Sit back, relax, and let us handle all the work while you enjoy the thrill of fishing.

Summer Shark Fishing Trips

Calling all adventure seekers! Get ready to experience the adrenaline rush of shark fishing like never before. With its clear waters and abundant shark population, Fort Myers Beach offers the perfect playground for an epic fishing expedition. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, our expert guides will ensure you have an exhilarating and safe experience. So grab your snacks and drinks, gather your friends and family, and get ready to reel in the catch of a lifetime. Don't miss your chance to become a true shark hunter off the stunning shores of Fort Myers Beach!

Mallory R | Google

We couldn't be happier with this charter! Captain Rich was great and very prompt communicating while booking the trip and confirming it beforehand. Our guide, Kenny, was also awesome! He was very patient and extremely helpful. He knew where the fish were and was very knowledgeable, kind, and respectful. We had a blast! We love to fish and came all the way from Wisconsin/Michigan. We caught a lot of fish. We saw a lot of dolphin and even a manatee! This was an experience that we will remember forever. They're professional and also make it so fun. It felt especially good to support their local business while they and their community continue to thrive after Hurricane Ian a few months ago. They are definitely doing everything right."

Chris Y | Facebook

This is the second time my daughter and I have gone out with Luck o’ The Irish. I have to say they came through again. We went out with Captain Joe this time and he could not have been more accommodating. Not only did he take us to spots where we caught fish, but he took the time to show my daughter, who is 9, everything he could about fishing in the Back Bay. She had an awesome time and I know she will talk about it for a long time! Thank you Captain Rich and Captain Joe for making our stay in Ft. Myers memorable.

Alexis B | Trip Advisor

"Captain Rich asked if we wanted to go out for sunset and it was amazing. He was incredibly nice, fun, and we were able to enjoy the most beautiful sunset. Our 2 year old had the best time as well and he was so sweet to her! We would recommend Capt Rich & Lock o' the Irish Charters hands down!"
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