Blind Date Charters

Capt. Tom Katz Fort Myers, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

The world-renowned waters of Fort Myers attract anglers of all skill levels, from complete beginners to experienced fishermen. If you are looking for a perfect charter in Southwest Florida, give Blind Date Charters and Captain Tom Katz a try!

Captain Tom Katz is the owner of Blind Date Charters. He operates his charter out of Fort Myers, Florida. Captain Tom has fished the Gulf waters of Florida his entire life. Becoming a charter Captain and showing others the beauty that Southwest Florida has to offer is his dream come true. Watching people reel in fish, relaxing on the boat, and creating memories that will last a lifetime is the best part of his job. Captain Tom and his wife are both charter Captains and every chance they get, they take their own kids out on the water.

Your day of fun will have you hopping aboard a 32’ center console powered by dual 300HP Yamaha engines. This vessel perfect for an all-day ride. Captain Tom’s vessel is outfitted with a live well for fresh bait, outriggers, and modern marine electronics such as a GPS, radar, and a fish finder. USCG approved safety gear is also supplied. Children and families are welcome to join in the adventure. You will be fishing with a professional captain who prides himself on being always ready to go the extra miles to give his customers the trip they expect.

Blind Date Charters is SWFL’s choice for all your aquatic adventures! Some of their packages include local sight-seeing tours, manatee tours, dolphin tours, inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, offshore fishing and much more. On their fishing trips you and your guests will be supplied top of the line rods, reels, tackle, and lures as well as the fishing license and fresh bait. No matter what package you choose, you can be sure that Blind Date Charters knowledgeable Captains and mates will provide a first-class experience on your adventure.

Florida offers a very unique fishery year-round. From the backwaters to the offshore wrecks, seasons and the temperature of the Gulf waters dictate what Blind Date Charters will have you targeting. You’ll have your rods bending with African Pompano, Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Pompano, Red Snapper, Tarpon, Tuna, Yellowtail, Amberjack, Black Grouper, Hogfish, Mutton Snapper, Porgy, Sharks, Triggerfish, Wahoo, Cobia, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Permit, Red Grouper, Sheepshead, Tripletail, and Yellowfin Grouper. After your successful day on the water with Blind Date Charters, the First Mate will clean and fillet your catch.

Book your trip with Blind Date Charters and Captain Tom Katz of Fort Myers, Florida for a fishing adventure that is sure to leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

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  Launch Location

16991 Florida 31, Fort Myers

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Trips start at $650

6 Trips

1-6 guests

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2017 32' Center Console

300 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

3-HOUR SHARK TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 10:00am (3 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

If you are searching for heart pounding acting with the monsters from the deep blue then this is the trip for you.

Includes:
drinks,

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private

ISLAND TOUR

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 10:00am (3 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Island tours are the perfect fit if you're in the mood to relax with a slight need for speed. From cruising the back bays to sprinting out front of the beautiful Southwest Florida beaches. This trip fills the need to soak up the sun and enjoy the salt filled air.

Includes:
drinks,

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private

FISH N FUN TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip is perfect for the couple or family who wants to experience the fun of fishing while also taking time relaxing at the beach! This trip starts out with action packed fishing inshore or nearshore. We will fish for three hours and then head in to the beach to eat lunch and swim. Pack your lunchbox (and cooler to fill with your catch) and meet us at the dock!

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drinks,

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OFFSHORE 8-HOUR

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Head up to 40mi off the coast of Fort Myers to load up your cooler with seasonal fish! You can expect to catch Red Grouper, Black Grouper, Yellowtail Snappers, Mutton Snappers, Mangrove Snappers, Amberjack, Barracuda, and more on these trips!

Plenty of Ice & bottle waters
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EXTENDED OFFSHORE ADVENTURE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 5:00am to 9:00pm (16 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Are you the thrill seeking type that has a desire for line tugging, drag ripping fish? Well you're in luck, form Groupers, Snappers, Amber jack, Tuna, Shark, Barracuda, and more. This is the trip for you! Navigating offshore to deep ocean wrecks, reefs, and ledges we know when to fish and where to fish in our local Gulf waters. Quit waiting and lets book now!!! "Tight Lines"

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drinks,

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AMERICAN RED SNAPPER -16+ HOURS

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 5:00am to 9:00pm (16 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

American Red Snapper is the most sought after fish that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. Pound for pound these are one of the tastiest fish in the water. The Gulf season is June 1 - August 1, so If you want sunny days and great fishing the endless fishing opportunities in the Gulf waters off Fort Myers are calling you!

Includes:
drinks,

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Fish Species

African Pompano
Amberjack
Banded Rudderfish
Barracuda
Black Grouper
Cobia
Grouper
Hogfish
King Mackerel
Lesser Amberjack
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Permit
Pompano
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sharks
Sheepshead
Tarpon
Triggerfish
Tripletail
Tuna
Wahoo
Yellowfin Grouper
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Tom Katz

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

32

Year Built

2017

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

300 HP