★★★★★ June 16, 2019
Recently took a 3/4 day charter with Captain Jim. We started out the day catching bait with him(this is optional, but I recommend it). We fished for redfish in the morning with little luck. Jim took us to Cabbage Key for a relaxing lunch, and then Snook fishing in the afternoon. Once we found the right spot it was non-stop catching.
Jim will teach you how to fish in these waters, you will be doing all the fishing yourself. He will bait and remove the fish for you but otherwise you are the one fishing. He is patient and very knowledgeable of the area. Jim takes safety seriously and although he can't guarantee the number of fish you will catch, you can be guaranteed a great day on the water. As a bonus you will be seeing dolphins play in the wake of the boat.
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★★★★★ Feb 07,2019
We selected Jim as a guide after looking at his website and the fact that he is a veteran. We had a fabulous experience. We caught a lot of fish. Jim was very knowledgeable, took time to explain and show you how to do things. Very patient. He had excellent tackle and a clean boat. We have used other guides, but he was by far the best. We had fun “playing” with the dolphins on our way to a different fishing spot. They played in the wake of his boat. We enjoyed the day so much, that we booked him again for a half day fishing trip a few days later. We will definitely book him again when we come back to Florida.
★★★★★ July 29,2018
We had a great time with Capt. Jim on our fishing charter. We got to town late and he generously accommodated us last-minute. He was great with our 11yo and 13yo kids, very safety conscious and knowledgeable. We got a little bit of everything during our tour - speed boating, dolphin sighting, shark catching and a run through the mangroves. It is clear Jim loves what he does and is really invested in helping families love their water experiences too. We look forward to seeing him again on a future vacation.
Anthony Grisham recommends Jimbos Charters Fishing Guide.
★★★★★ September 19, 2018
Awesome guy! Very knowledgeable and caught some awesome fish! Will be fishing with him again!
★★★★★ May 15, 2019
Definitely recommend Jimbos Charters. We had a great time and an awesome experience! Lots of fish and great memories. Will definitely book again when we come back!
★★★★★ Nov 19, 2018
Great day if fishing with my 13 year old son and I! Jim is great with beginners. Very patient and we caught everything we went for! Lots of snappers, Trout and a huge Redfish. Highly Recommended!
★★★★★ August 5, 2019
The whole charter was great!
★★★★★ May 14, 2019
We have used Jim numerous times. Great Captain, knows where the fish are. Great with the kids. Would highly recommend.
★★★★★ July 30, 2019
Had a great trip on a very well maintained boat. Jimbo took us straight too the fish and we caught until the fish went off the bite. If you are in Cape Coral/Ft Meyers area let jimbo take you to some fish might even do like i did and catch a shark.
★★★★★ July 26, 2019
Perfect experience for our family. Highly recommend.
Kayla Marie Labeau
★★★★★ August 6, 2019
Had a ton of fun. Super knowledgeable captain! We even saw dolphins and manatees. This was a great way to spend the morning on the water.
Heide Horvath reviewed Jimbos Charters Fishing Guide — 5 star
★★★★★ October 23, 2018
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!
Jim had the best fishing spots! He was full of knowledge & we caught tons of fish!! We will definitely be back again!
★★★★★ Nov 20, 2018
Caught lots of fish would definitely recommend him for your fishing trip. Will book with him again on my next trip to Florida. Was definitely worth the trip. Thank you so much for the best fishing excursion we have ever been on. Highly recommend.
★★★★★ September 1, 2019
Had a great time with Jimbo today, even in the middle of a very hot day he put us on fish!
Highly recommend Jim for anyone's trip!
★★★★★ Feb 08, 2019
My father and I booked Jimbo for an afternoon recently. What a day! We planned to go for red fish but asked Jim if we could try to get a shark. We had a shark in the boat within 20 minutes. Jimbo knew everywhere to go and put us right on the fish. His boat is fully-equipped and impeccably clean.
Book a day with Jimbo. You won’t regret it. He is an awesome, knowledgeable Captain and you will also be supporting a retired veteran!
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2018
I booked a charter for my father in law and myself with Jim and we had a great time. Jim was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It was a great experience. I will book with Jim again and would highly recommend him.
★★★★★ May 03, 2019
Jim is a fantastic captain! He put us on huge snook right away, then took us out to several hot spots for Red Drum, Taron, and Snapper. Hes also very knowledgeable and social, great for a family trip or just for an amazing day of fishing you'll never forget!!
★★★★★ Feb 07, 2019
Jim was a very knowledgeable captain, we caught fish the entire duration of our trip. Took home an entire cooler full of fish. Knew exactly where the fish were biting.Great captain, great boat.
Sue Lanter -
★★★★★ June 30, 2018
Fishing with Captain Jim was the highlight of our week in Cape Coral! Jim was a terrific guide -- very knowledgeable and accommodating for our group who ranged in age from 10 to 68. The boat was clean and tidy, and all of the equipment was in excellent condition. We caught sharks, several Spanish mackerel, andeven a sting ray! As a bonus, we got to go out with Jim early in the AM to round up the bait. Highly recommend!
★★★★★ Nov 23, 2018
Had so much fun with captain Jimbo, he is experienced and knowledgeable about each fish & how to catch them @ the correct bait etcz. Will definitely book again next year when we’re here in Fl again !!
★★★★★ May 13, 2019
Met Jim in 2015 and have fished many times.But today 5/13/19 was the best day ever - we caught at every point - this is was a half day of great weather - catching - talking and enjoying ourselves. Thanks for this day Jim sue and I are grateful for all you have done today
★★★★★ Jan 07 2019
Fished the other day with Capt Jimbo for the 5th time and as always he put me on some great fish!! Got me a nice Snook!!
★★★★★ Mar 07, 2019
Had a great time. Caught a bunch of fish, even with tough weather conditions. Would highly recommend. I will book again.
★★★★★ May 15, 2019
This was an awesome experience and I would highly recommend this fishing tour. Jim was very safe & and awesome guide. We caught lots of fish!
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2019
My father in law and I went out with Captain Jim. We had a great time! Captain Jim had us on fish right away. As soon as the bite slowed down we were off to another location and right back on the fish. I can’t wait to come back and book another trip.
★★★★★ August 21, 2019
Captain Jimbo is the man! We had a great fishing trip thanks to him; he was kind and super helpful. Highly recommended!
★★★★★ July 29, 2018
Detail and Safety Oriented Knowledgable Local Guide
Booked by phone on Saturday afternoon, on the boat by Sunday morning. Cap't. Jimbo was prompt, filled with bait-fish and ready to go as we rolled into the parking lot. His boat was very near immaculate and well-equipped. My brother and his young son were visiting from the United Kingdom, and my nephew had never experienced saltwater fishing. "Jimbo" got on us on the fish pretty quickly and proceeded to give our guests some tips on technique as they fished the edges of the nearby mangroves. Before long, snapper, snook, and sea trout were on the menu !
Jim is a personable gentleman with an eye for detail - the little details that helped our young novice land several "keepers" within an hour of leaving the dock. He continually offered advice and encouragement to our guests, moving about as needed and continually monitored the skies for approaching thunderstorms. We fished and laughed and conversed until Mother Nature let us know it was time to head back, and then the real fun began. The fact that his boat is outfitted with top-of-the-line padded non-slip surfaces was a plus, and added to the barefoot fishing experience. Our sandals were off at the dock and packed away safely for our 1/2 day on the water.
As we hurried back toward land, the "dolphin races" began as a pod of 3 or 4 dolphins seemed to be surfing in the wake of the boat, staying with us for what seemed like 8-10 minutes of sheer joy. Captain Jimbo made sure to keep the boat at a pace the dolphins and the guests enjoyed as we watched them leap over the wake... it was a few minutes of magic that created father/son memories that will (literally) last a lifetime - like something out of a movie.
Capt. Jimbo is a Master of Multi-Tasking, as well. Navigation, weather, baiting hooks, giving fishing lessons, watching for signs of fish activity, and carrying on a running conversation with his guests takes a special talent that other guides would do well to emulate. He's just, plain good - highly recommended.
★★★★★ August 7, 2019
Jim is an excellent fishing guide. He have used him twice and each time we had fish in the line right away. He was excellent with my 6 yr daughter who had never fished before. He is knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend.
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2018
Great charter Capt! Put us on the fish immediately, boat had plenty of room and comfortable. Definitely going out with him again.