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Our “Out There” Everglades Gulf Coast 10,000 Islands Saltwater Fishing Getaway in Chokoloskee, FL was Nov. 19-20 (Started Nov. 18 for the Wild Side 2 day experience for those who want to come early for extra night and Saturday fishing or kayak). An incredible inshore saltwater fishing experience!
Pristine fishing, miles from civilization! We call this area the Jurassic Park of fishing. Join us for an exclusive one or two-night trip for a wild and wonderfully natural fishing experience. Fish where no woman has ever been!
An isolated community at the end of Western Florida, Chokoloskee Island is an angler’s paradise. Whether fishing inside the islands or the open water of the Gulf of Mexico, Chokoloskee and the 10,000 islands offers a vast assortment of saltwater fish year ’round. Snook, redfish, snapper, trout, flounder, tarpon, sharks plus you may see manatees and porpoises! You might even see a sawfish.
If you like camping, the park has tent sites and RV Hookups, plus a bathroom/shower house. Or you can stay in their mobile homes ($115/135/night for the whole home sleeps 4-6 depending on which unit).
Bordering Ten Thousand Islands and the Gulf of Mexico, Chokoloskee is known for its fishing, bird watching and kayaking through the mangrove jungles of the Everglades. People travel from all over the world just to see the birds! It is 3 miles south of Everglades City – south of that there is nothing but nature! Chokoloskee offers an interesting history as a haven for outlaws in the early years. Accommodations are at Chokoloskee Island Park, with amazing sunsets, plus you can release snook from the dock on your off-time! On Saturday night we will have a potluck dinner and ask you to bring a dish or appetizer.
Registration (to cover our planning expenses, insurance, etc.)
$75 Regular Registration
$125 VIP Registration (for those who want to donate more to the cause, you get a goody bag)
AGENDA ( starts around 6 as we will be fishing on Saturday):
6-7 pm. How to fish the 10,000 Islands mangroves and beaches – Capt. Pete Rapps
7 – 7:30 Fishing Skills upon request, knots, lures, dehooking/release
7:30 Potluck homemade dinner – bring a dish and drink – at Chokoloskee Island Park hall
FISHING SAT. AND SUN.
$260 – Sunday Inshore fishing full day per person Approx. 8-4. If you want a shorter trip 8-2 and we can fill a boat we will do so upon request. It may be about $50 less per person. Contact us. (20% gratuity is extra bring cash for that)
Those coming for 2 nights Wild Side adventure:
Saturday fishing – choose from:
$260 – Saturday Inshore fishing per person full day approx. 8-4 (20% gratuity is extra bring cash for that)
$225 – Saturday Guided Kayak Mothership Fishing with tackle, kayak and boat transportation supplied
$175 Saturday Guided Mothership Fishing bring your own rod/reel, lures, pliers etc. Only Kayak, boat transportation and guide provided for this second option.
(20% gratuity is extra bring cash for that) If there is not enough to fill this we will contact you with options.
For fishing equipment and license is included in most cases. For Kayak you will need a fishing license.
Accommodations – Mobile homes at Chokoloskee Island Park on a marina with air conditioning and kitchen – book on your own
Ranging from $115 – 130 night plus taxes for the WHOLE mobile home, not per person! At the park, 2-6 in mobile home, some are 1 bedroom, some are two bedroom with twin beds and sleeper Futons. The mobile homes sleep different amounts of people up to six. They have a bathroom and there is an external bath house with shower you can use as well. The mobile homes are right where the boats depart and the dinner and meeting is in their community center within less than a minute’s walking distance. It’s kind of like camping with the comforts of home and you are pretty much only in the mobile home to sleep. We will provide the phone number and availability to reserve your lodging once you register and information on the mobile homes we are holding until Oct. 1. We paid a deposit to hold the room and will work that out with you. If all lodging is sold out notify us within a week of your registration date and we will refund your money. The goal is to call for your lodging immediately after you register.
Alternate Accommodations at another location: About a mile away is the Rod & Gun Club cottages. We will provide the info once you register or you can google it. We do not have any lodging there held.
Note: Fishing is on a flats boat with no bathroom however there are porta potties on some islands. Honestly, most of us just use the bucket. This is a die hard fishing experience so this trip is for the adventuresome!
Register below asap to hold your spot.