About Good Time Fishing Charters

A great catch with good vibes

Questions? Check out the FAQs!

Captain Mike

Captain Mike

"It's all about providing a memorable experience on the water for all ages!"

Hey everybody! I am originally from Connecticut, and am a former Coast Guardsman. I worked on an ice breaker in New York Harbor before getting a transfer here to defrost on Ft Myers Beach as part of the Search and Rescue team. After my service with the Coast Guard I decided to stay in Fort Myers Beach. I began guiding in 2003 and am our primary fishing guide. I am a certified Coastal Florida Master Naturalist and am a closet birder lol. Over the years, I have been fortunate to have built up a long list of clients and many return customers. I now book up months in advance and love what I do!

My patience and hard working ethic contributes to my success as a guide and I work great with all ages and skill levels. I am very knowledgeable of the local waterways and wildlife and will to my best ability provide you and your family with an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Captain Cristina

Captain Cristina

"I love sharing my marine life knowledge and helping our customers interact with nature in such a positive way!"

Hey! I’m Cristina and am a Florida native originally from Jacksonville, Fl. Currently, I am battling it out with stage 3 rectal cancer but I still run tours when I can! If you have a good word for me please feel free to share. I do my best to make you feel like you are going boating with friends when you are on my tour. I began developing dolphin eco tours near Fort Myers Beach for Good Time Charters in 2006 with a goal and mission to offer authentic eco tour experiences, that educate the public in a fun and affordable way. I also own Fort Myers Beach Yoga llc and am an aerial performer so I stay very busy but love what I do. I have a degree in Biology from the University of North Fl, conducted most of my research in the FL Keys and the Bahamas, and worked for local and state govt agencies for a total of 9 yrs during which time I got transferred here to Fort Myers Beach. I love to travel often, and have been to most of the States, as well as abroad to Costa Rica, Honduras, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Australia, British Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Family Bahamian Islands. Travel is life for me!

Crowned Buzzard Queen 2006 of Goodland, FL, I am also a certified Florida Master Naturalist, an aerialist performer and instructor, have volunteered with local biologists in Estero bay to conduct rookery monitoring as well as volunteer on local Environmental Advisory committees. I have a candid sense of humor, am told I’m a wealth of knowledge about the local fish, wildlife, and environment, and make for a fun and insightful experience!


We just went for our 2nd trip with Captain Mike. He knows his stuff and makes sure you have a good time. I strongly suggest Good Times Charters. We saw dolphins, manatees, and even a shark. The shelling on shell island is amazing.

- Amanda (Google Review)

I have never seen dolphins in the wild before… I saw a good amount of dolphins and even some jumping beside the boat on this tour The captains were friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you for adding to my Florida experience 🙂

- Madeleine (Google Review)

It was awesome. Christina was very knowledgeable. Saw a beautiful sunset, tons of birds, a manatee popped up briefly and of course dolphins. It was a very relaxing evening. Thank you Capt. Mike and Christina!

- Kim (Google Review)

The Captain was very helpful and my nine year-old caught a bunch of fish with his help. I highly recommend Good Time Charters!!

- Bill (Google Review)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our fishing charter is allowed up to 6 passengers. That is a strict Coast Guard rule. If you show up with more than 6, only the best looking 6 will get to go.

Aside from an awesome time, our fishing charters include bait, tackle, fishing license and fish cleaning. We will assist you as much or as little as you like, from casting, baiting, and landing. You just bring food, drinks, and sunscreen.

Vessel “Tina Maria” is a fiberglass power trimaran. She is 31′ long with a flat deck, boasts twin 250 hp engines and is very stable. There is a bathroom and partial shade on board. There are seats available for up to 6 passengers and plenty of room for coolers.

Yes, it is and we also have a restroom, and partial shade on the boat for your comfort.

Most importantly, bring sunblock! This is the Sunshine State after all 🙂 . Bring your favorite food and drinks. We have coolers on the boat for your use, but feel free to bring your own cooler also. Rain gear is a good idea in the summer months (June-September) if you have it.

Yes, our charters and boat are very family friendly for all ages.

Our charters depart from Snook Bight Marina, 4765 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 – Directions

The marina is directly behind Publix Supermarket – simply pull into the Publix entrance off of Estero Blvd, and drive through the parking lot on the right side and you’ll see the marina!