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Capt. Ariel Cabrera

Light Tackle & Fly Fishing The Everglades & 10,000 Islands

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NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!

 Capt. Ariel Cabrera has dedicated over two decades to constantly exploring the vast expanses and innermost reaches of the Everglades via skiff and canoe. 

Captain Ariel gained his initial experience as a mate on sport fishing yachts. He later earned a P.A.D.I. Divers certificate, which led to years of underwater exploration in the South Florida area and the Florida Keys. In 1998, Ariel began his career as a professional backcountry guide, specializing in fly and light tackle fishing. In addition to his years of experience, Captain Ariel is a United States Coast Guard-licensed captain and a commercially insured Everglades National Park-permitted fishing guide.

At the heart of Captain Ariel's career is a lifelong passion for teaching and fishing. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he gratefully instructs those willing to take up the art of fly casting. He is currently an active member of the Florida Outdoor Writer's Association (FOWA) and has been featured prominently in the Miami Herald.

Captain Ariel is professionally associated with Old Florida-Nautilus Fly Reels, St. Croix Fly rods, D.O.A. Lures and many others.

Coverage Area:  Naples, Marco and the 10,000 Islands/Everglades National Park.

Species Targeted:   

Backcountry: Tarpon, Redfish, Giant Snook, Trout, Shark and Permit

Offshore: Shark, Grouper, Snapper,  Cobia, Permit, Barracuda, Kingfish &



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Methods:  Light tackle spinning, plug and conventional tackle.  Artificial lures & bait.  Deep dropping, drifting, trolling and casting.

Maximum Anglers:  One on the 16' Gheenoe, Two on the 18' Hells Bay & Four on the 22' Mako


Guided Gheenoe Fishing:
Fish the "no motor zones" in remote areas that are accessible by canoe only. These places receive light fishing pressure from other anglers so the fishing is typically excellent. Snook, redfish, tarpon, and sea trout are common in these waters. These trips are tailored to the experience, abilities, and requests of the client, so please call for pricing. Space is limited to one angler.


Skiff Fishing:
Fish for a full or 3/4 or 1/2 day in an 18-foot Hell's Bay Skiff equipped to handle all possible fishing challenges in the area. The unparalleled maneuverability and shallow draft of this vessel allows our charters to access areas that are off limits to other watercraft. Safety is our main concern aboard the skiff, and we are equipped with the latest communications gear, from VHF radios to mobile satellite phones. Tackle, bait, and other equipment are also provided.


Near-Shore / OffShore:
A fishing trip on a deep-vee 21-foot boat to a Gulf of Mexico shipwreck is unforgettable. Enormous Goliath grouper will test your strength and stamina. You can also expect to find lots of free-leaping tarpon, loggerhead turtles, and emerald green water. Permit, cobia, tripletail and mackerel are plentiful as well.


 Reserve  Capt. Ariel Cabrera today for the Absolute Best in Light Tackle & Deep Sea Fishing!


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