Everglades Backwater Fishing Tours
Marco Island – Florida Everglades Fishing Guides – Captain Phil DeVille
he Florida Everglades is a fishing paradise. There are more than 100 different species of fish living in this beautiful region of southwest Florida. The Florida Everglades / Gulf of Mexico is a sporting adventure that is truly unforgettable. The thousands of mangrove islands makes this area difficult to navigate. Fortunately, there are several certified, fishing guides available that know the waters and how to catch fish and view wildlife. This is prime south Florida fishing waters but before you fish call an experienced Naples / Marco Island Florida fishing guide. The Everglades – South Florida Fishing Charters and Captains below will provide everything you need for a safe, successful backwater Florida fishing experience.
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Florida Everglades Fishing Charters
Capt. Phil DeVille – 10,000 Islands Backwaters - Everglades National Park Fishing Tours, Port of the Islands, Naples, FL | 239-293-5480
Share Captain Phil's passion for the Ten Thousand Islands - Florida Everglades charter fishing trips. Fish for Snook, Red Fish, Trout, Snapper, Flounder and more from a 17' Mitzi Skiff Flats Boatfish. Over 15 varieties of edible fish and great sport fishing. Up to 189 species of birds may be seen in a single trip. View alligators, crocodiles, osprey, eagles, dolphin, and manatee.
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Sunshine Tours and Charters, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL | 239-642-5415
Sunshine Tours offers the best in Offshore, Back Country and Near Coastal Fishing, Island Shelling and Sightseeing aboard one of our four fishing boats. Since 1984, Sunshine Tours has provide unsurpassed on-the-water experiences for locals and visitors alike. Shared and private fishing charters available.
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Outgoing Charters - Captain Jesse Hill, Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Port of the Islands, FL | 239-825-6283
At Outgoing Charters the customer comes first. Whether it's family fun or hardcore fishing, Captain Jesse Hill is a 4th generation native guide who will cater to your specific wants and needs. Light tackle, back country fishing in Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands. Fish for redfish, snook and more. You'll enjoy a comfortable boat with quality gear. Captain Jesse's ultimate goal is to exceed your expectations.
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The 10,000 Islands of the Florida Everglades can be confusing once you get between the mangroves. The myriad of waterways can cause the inexperienced boater to become disoriented – besides a seasoned fishing guide knows that waterways, the proper baits to use and what fish are biting where. Therefore, I suggest you book a half-day or full-day fishing guide to take you on your Florida fishing journey.
Our Florida Everglades fishing excursion was with the amicable and experienced Fishing Captain Phil DeVille. Phil’s genuine love the Everglades became apparent within the first few minutes of our journey. Phil has been fishing the Florida Everglades for decades. A native of Florida’s Gulf Coast, he operates out of Port of The Islands Marina located south of Marco Island on US Route 41. Port of the Island Marina is a county owned park. It is about 12.5 miles east of Collier Blvd.
The anticipation of your catch is one of the most exciting aspects of fishing the 10,000 Islands backwater.
Florida Wildlife Viewing
Watching a giant Tarpon swirl in the shallow water was one of many unforgettable moments in the Florida Everglades. The birding and wildlife of the Everglades is amazing. Up to 189 species of birds may be seen in a single trip. Bottle-nose Dolphin, Alligaters, Crocodiles, and Manatee also live in these waters.
What to Bring
Captain Phil DeVille provided just about everything we need – bait, tackle, licenses, ice, net and extra gear. Your catch will even be cleaned and put on ice for you. When booking our fishing trip it was suggested we bring along a camera, rain gear (which was not needed), sun block, insect repellant, a hat, sunglasses, snacks and beverages. Double check this list before get into the boat. Extra camera batteries are good idea also. The scenery is spectacular.
Contacting Captain Phil
If you would like to share Captain Phil’s passion for the Florida Everglades reach him by telephone or email. Captain Phil DeVille is a fully licensed and insured Charter Boat Captain with a US Coast Guard Master Seamans license, registered with the National Parks Service as a fishing guide. Tell him Marco Island Living sent you. Call 239-293-5480. Contact us, to feature your Marco Island fishing, boating, charter boat or other business, in Marco Island Living, Marco’s Internet Magazine.