Fishing in Chokoloskee & Everglades City

Welcome to Captain Rapps' Charters & Guides: We offer Family Friendly fishing charters from Chokoloskee, Everglades City, & the Ten Thousand Islands of The Everglades National Park.

Redstrout1Have you been looking for that perfect "easy going" & "enjoyable day" of fishing the 10,000 islands of the Everglades National Park? Fish with  Captain Pete Rapps and his fleet of professional guides. We cater to those with experience or not, and people with special needs.  Between our thorough knowledge of the Everglades area, and our polite and easy going demeanor's,  I know that you, your spouse, friends, children, & grandchildren will have an exciting and memorable day on the water with us.

You will immediately feel the stress leaving your body from the moment we depart from our dock and you begin your professionally guided charter with Captain Pete Rapps or any of the first class captains in our fleet. As you begin to travel through a mesmerizing maze of red, black, and white mangroves, you will be reassured and rewarded with complete confidence that you have made the absolute correct choice in selecting Captain Rapps Charters. You have begun a real adventure in the 10000 Islands of the Everglades National Park through some very special back country places that few people will ever know or see.

Red5Everyone is welcome from male to female, children to seniors, and novice to experienced anglers. We are in the Everglades National Park and will have access to the many campsites that have port a potties, so restrooms are typically within a few short minutes from where we fish. I will gladly customize your outing to fit your individual wants & needs.

We typically depart from Chokoloskee Island & Everglades City, Florida on our fishing trips, which is just 30 - 45 minutes south of Marco Island and Naples, & just an hour and 1/2 from Miami and Ft Lauderdale.  We cover many miles of Ten Thousand Islands in the most beautiful remote back country water in the world. See porpoise, alligators, manatees, Osprey, Roseate Spoon bills, Eagles, and a variety of other wildlife on the way to catch Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Grouper, Tripletail, Pompano, Shark, Cobia, Snapper, Mackerel, and more.

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Our charters begin from two convenient locations in the heart of the Everglades National Park

1) Chokoloskee Island Park and Marina: 1150 Hamilton Lane, Chokoloskee, FL

2) Everglades City Rod and Gun Club: 200 Riverside Drive, Everglades City, FL

Check availability and book online below, or call Captain Rapps Charters today! 239-571-1756

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  • 2012-2013 Charter Rates
  • What we Provide
  • Plan
  • Items to Bring
  • Where to Stay

Booking Calendar for Chokoloskee & Everglades City Charters

Place your mouse on the EXACT DATE you are interested in and CLICK. A "Drop down"of booking choices

for that day will appear below the calendar. Follow booking instructions below

* All prices are for up to 3 passengers. Some of our other captains can take a 4th passenger for an additional $50.

* Online booking instructions

1) Click desired date on calendar and select desired available time slot.
2) Then click button that reads "ACCEPT BOOKING"
3) Then click button that reads "REVIEW RESERVATION"
5) Then click button that reads "ACCEPT BOOKING".
6) Then click button that reads "PAY DEPOSIT" Just one time.
7) You will then be directed to the page where you can enter credit card info. after all credit card info is accepted,
click "Return to Captain Rapps, LLC." and you will be generated an automatic confirmation email. *



Fish personally with Capt Pete Rapps
1/2 Day charter $450
3/4 Day charter $550

Fish with Capt Brandon, Capt Kurt, Capt John, or Capt Bob
1/2 Day charter $400
3/4 Day charter $500
Full Day charter $600

Fish with Capt Gary
1/2 Day charter $325
3/4 Day charter $450
Full Day charter $550

* Captains Brandon, Kurt, John and Bob can take up to 4 passengers. (See notes below)
* Captain Pete Rapps can take up to 3 passengers.
* Captain Gary can take up to 2 passengers
 * All above rates are for charters with up to 3 passengers.
 * Adding a 4th passenger is $50 extra to cover tackle & bait.
* Add $100 for any offshore charters to cover additional fuel and bait

Just a "heads up"... Although some of our boats can hold up to 4 passengers, we consider adding a 4th passenger to be a handicap to you and the others in your group. There is a lot of casting involved with the type of fishing that we do in the Everglades, and 4 people casting from one boat can prove to be frustrating.  We are also limited to fishing open areas away from the mangrove shorelines.

Tips: Tipping your captain for great service is customary in the fishing charter business, and is most certainly appreciated. Typically it's about the same as gratuity for great service in a restaurant.

Deposits, Cancellations & Payment

A $100 deposit is required to book your charter. If your captain cancels because of inclement weather, mechanical problems, illenss, or another necessary reason prior to the trip, the customer will receive a full refund, or can apply their deposit towards an alternate date if desired. If a customer cancels the trip, giving at least a 72 hours notice, they will receive a full refund. A customer who is a "no show" or does not give us at least a 72 hour notice, will forfeit their deposit.

Deposits can be made with credit cards. Your balance due the day of the charter is preferred in Cash. Our rates reflect a 4% cash discount... if a credit card is used to pay charter balance, we cannot apply the 4% discount.


We provide on each charter:

• Bait
• Cooler and ice
• Top of the line spin gear and tackle
• All necessary fishing licenses, insurance, & fuel.

Plan in advance: It is best not to wait untill the last minute to book your charter. It is common for us to have bookings and reservations for several weeks or months in advance.  If your schedule allows, let us look at the moon phase, tide charts, weather predictions, and a few other factors to give you the best scenario to fulfill your dream. For your convenience we have an online charter availability and booking calendar. It is fast and easy to select your date and charter times using the online booking calendar. 

Items you should bring on your fishing charter :

Cash is preferred to settle charter balance and for any captain's gratuities. Although cash is preferred, Checks can be accepted too. Our rates reflect a 4% cash discount... if a credit card is used to pay charter balance, we cannot apply the 4% discount.
• Hat, sun protective clothing, & sunglasses (preferably polarized)
• Camera
• Sun Screen
• Food & Drinks (Please do not bring a cooler... we will provide a clean cooler with ice for you)
• Rain gear if necessary
• Non-Skid boat shoes  (It is preferred that you do not wear marking soles please)
Please keep your items to a minimum. Stowage space is very limited.

Most of our customers stay at the below places when fishing with us on our Everglades City and Chokoloskee Charters in the 10000 islands. Click on their names to be directed to their web pages.


THE IVEY HOUSE HOTEL: If you are wanting to stay in a nice and clean hotel room, with breakfast served, swimming pool, and ammenities, then I recommend THE IVEY HOUSE HOTEL in Everglades City. It is just a few minutes from the docks. Please be sure to tell them you are there to fish with Captain Rapps Charters both when booking and when checking in. They will take good care of you!

Chokoloskee Island Park: If you are wanting a rental efficiency or a tent or RV lot rental, Please be sure to check out our friends at Chokoloskee Island Park. CLICK HERE for a link to their rental site.