Welcome to Airborne Outdoors

Airborne Outdoors Fishing Charters with Captain Chris Fanelli is a Veteran owned and operated saltwater fishing charter service based out of Southwest Florida.  Come enjoy a custom guided fishing trip with family and friends in and around the waters of Boca Grande and the Charlotte Harbor.  Airborne Outdoors offers you superlative light tackle, heavy tackle and fly fishing trips inside of these beautiful estuaries.   

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The Charlotte Harbor is a pristine estuary that is home to bountiful species of game fish.  These grass flats and back country are sought after by all anglers for its fishing year round.  Tarpon, Snook and Redfish are among the most commonly targeted species.  Other species commonly caught include: Sharks, Trout, Tripletail, Cobia, Black Drum, Flounder, Mackerel, and Sheepshead,.  Charlotte Harbor boasts almost 300 square miles of mangrove lined shoreline with hundreds of islands.  It includes almost three hundred miles of man made canals, and thousands of acres of shallow grass flats.

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The world famous Boca Grande pass is most notable for it's world class Tarpon fishing.  Every spring, thousands of hungry Tarpon embark on their annual migration to make their yearly spawn.  The Charlotte Harbor is fed from the north by two rivers; the Peace River and the Myakka River.  All of this water leads out to the Gulf of Mexico through the Boca Grande Pass.  This geographical anomaly presents a perfect gathering spot for the massive schools of big Tarpon.  Boca Grande is labeled the "Tarpon Capital of the World".  Anglers from around the world come to this area to test their skills and patience against the silver king.  An amazing experience for any angler, beginner or advanced.  Given the challenge at hand, a professional guide is more than recommended for a successful day on these waters.  You can try your hand with the finest light tackle or fly fishing for the silver king.

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Your fishing adventure will always be custom tailored to your fishing needs by the Captain.  Airborne Outdoors can host any number of anglers in your party with the help of other boats and other local full time guides in the area.


24' Lake & Bay
2008 Custom built 24' Lake & Bay Backwater


Get the friends and family together and join Captain Chris Fanelli and go chase some amazing game fish in southwest Florida.  Airborne Outdoors offers inshore, nearshore and Tarpon fishing charters and cruises.  All ages are welcome aboard for a wonderful day on the water.  In these pristine waters you can expect a large variety of fish.  Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sharks, and many other species.  All fishing trips are private trips.  Do you want to go fly fishing? 'Deep Sea' fishing or offshore fishing?  The trips can be custom tailored to fit your needs.

From the dock, you will head out into the beautiful waters.  There you can target anything from Snook to Grouper. Trips with Capt. Chris will see you fishing around mangrove islands, sand flats, and artificial reefs.  These waters are teeming with fish, but that’s not all.  You’re likely to come across some dolphins and manatees, so bring a camera!

Airborne Outdoors operates out of several locations.  You have the option to meet Captain Chris in Boca Grande, Pine island, Placida or Punta Gorda.  He can accommodate anglers of any skill set and will gladly help make your day memorable.

Your vessel for the day is a 24’ Lake and Bay Backwater.  With the capacity of up to six people, she is a perfect choice for families with kids. The boat is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha SHO engine and features all the modern amenities you need for a successful day on the water such as Raymarine electronics, Dual 10' blade Power-Pole®, a Kysek® ice chest, 2 live wells, Minn Kota® wireless trolling motor and stores a range of fishing equipment at your disposal for a professional and enjoyable fishing experience.

On the morning of your trip, all required fishing gear will be ready onboard, along with waters and ice. You should bring whatever you would want to eat and drink based on the length of your trip.  Always make sure to bring a camera, sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen.  There's always a chance of rain out there, so I recommend bringing a jacket.  

However you want to spend your day on the water, Capt. Chris will have a trip to suit your needs. Choose between fishing, watching dolphins play, taking in a sunset by boat or collecting shells on the local islands.  You can also take a night time tour through the canals looking at the christmas lights displays.