Southwest Florida fishing charters & ecotours

Daily inshore or nearshore fishing charters servicing Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral, & Matlacha.

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Join Jackpot For The Best Fishing Experiences In The Fort Myers Area!

Nestled along Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Fort Myers area (including Sanibel and Captiva Islands) is a fisherman’s paradise thrilling anglers of all ages and skill levels. With its extensive network of estuaries, bays, passes, and the Gulf of Mexico, the area provides many unique opportunities for highly sought after gamefish including tarpon, snook, redfish, permit, sharks, grouper, and more depending on seasonality.

Jackpot Fishing & Ecotours offers back bay trips for shallow water species, nearshore fishing for permit, snapper, sharks, & more, tarpon fishing charters, and night fishing charters for whatever’s biting! Our charters start out of Sanibel/Fort Myers Beach area with convenient waterfront pickups also available. Captain Jack has poured 15 years of passion into these waters and loves putting his clients on fish!

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a first-timer, fishing near Fort Myers promises an unforgettable adventure among natural beauty and action-packed fishing.

Call, text, or email Captain Jack Swedberg for daily availability!

Four-Hour Charters Starting At $500

Which Charter Is Right For You?

We’re currently offering 4 different fishing charters ranging from 4-8 hours.

Learn more about the details of each trip and reach out with any questions!

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Fishing In SW Florida

Southwest Florida offers anglers a true paradise for fishing enthusiasts, with its diverse ecosystems and abundance of species to catch. The Fort Myers area, in particular, is a prime destination for fishing adventures. Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico and surrounded by estuaries, rivers, and coastal mangroves, Fort Myers provides an array of fishing opportunities for both beginners and seasoned fishermen alike.

Inshore & nearshore fishing near Fort Myers, Florida, allows anglers access to the shallow coastal waters, estuaries, and backwaters that provide the perfect habitat for a variety of inshore favorites. Snook, a premier game fish known for their fighting prowess, are a top draw for anglers seeking thrilling battles. Redfish, with their distinctive copper-colored tails, roam the shallows, creating another sought-after target. Spotted Seatrout, sporting beautiful speckled patterns, are plentiful in the grass flats and channels, providing excellent sport, consistent action for kids, and delicious table fare.

Tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida, and especially in the Fort Myers area, is a world-class experience that offers anglers an unparalleled opportunity to target the magnificent “Silver King.” Fort Myers serves as a prime destination for tarpon enthusiasts due to its strategic location along the Gulf of Mexico and proximity to various estuaries and backwater systems. The tarpon season typically peaks from April to July when these migratory giants pass through the area in large numbers. These powerful game fish are known for their impressive size and acrobatic leaps, and should be on every angler’s bucket list!

5-Star Rated

For my son’s 13th birthday we had Captain Jack take a group of my son’s friends fishing. They had a blast. Captain Jack knew all the best fishing spots and educated the boys on how to bait and cast their lines. As a result we had a very successful fishing day.

When I asked my son what was his favorite part of the day, he replied…..


I would highly recommend using Jackpot Fishing and Ecotours.”

Caroline A. | June 2023

Jackpot Fishing & Ecotours

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