Sea Level Family Fishing


Charters  and  Ecotours


Real Estate Canal/Dolphin/Manatee/Photo/Shelling


We specialize in, and Prefer, Husband, Wife and Children Charters.
(That's right, Ecotours! We shell, Dolphin watch, photograph Wildlife and swim in the Gulf of Mexico too.)


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Click on the green links below for some great info
     *About Captain Dave*
Map of Lee County, Florida
Hydrographic Map of Pine Island Sound (It's worth the download time)
Game Fish Species Available By Seasons
Florida's Fish Identification Guide (Adobe Reader needed)
A Few Good Knots
Florida Marine Fisheries Page (Florida fishing records, etc.)
Shelling Sanibel and Outer Islands (color shell photo guide, how, when, where)
Today's Cape Coral, Florida Weather Report

Cape Coral Real Estate Canal and Wildlife Tours ( Boat and get the real canal facts from a local before you pick a real estate agent or buy a canal or water view lot ) (Click Here)

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Florida fishing at it's finest. Fishing Florida waters with Sea Level Family Fishing Charters is more than fun in the sun, it's a Florida fishing adventure. Sea Level Family Fishing Charters is a Florida fishing charter service that operates with only four of the best Florida fishing guides in the business. Florida saltwater fishing the waters of Sanibel Island and Pine Island Sound is something that can't be put into words, it can only be experienced. Sea Level Family Fishing Charters is a Cape Coral, Florida fishing guide service that specializes in saltwater backcountry flats fishing the waters of southwest Florida’s Pine Island Sound, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and the surrounding waters of Pine Island including, Matlacha Pass, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and all associated keys, islands, rivers and near Gulf shore waters. We are based out of beautiful Tarpon Point Marina, Cape Coral, Florida..."where Florida flats fishing is a way of life".

(We specialize in teaching your familyhow” to fish)


**A New Concept in Guide Services**

Sea Level Family Fishing Charters is a flats fishing guide service dedicated to teaching the family how to realize the joys of shallow water flats fishing. We specialize in teaching your spouse and children the fundamentals of fishing. When the family learns how to fish as an outdoor unit the more likely they will enjoy the outdoors together and more often. Years of experience has proven to us that those who always seem to have the best outdoor flats fishing adventure are those who have either never fished before or those with the least amount of fishing experience. All to often Dads and Moms are reluctant to take their children fishing because of their lack of knowledge or because they feel intimidated by the guide experience itself. Consequently, the children are denied the opportunity to learn the art of flats fishing from an experienced professional teacher and guide. Come aboard, enjoy the day, and let us teach your spouse and children how to catch fish. We prefer not only the avid fishers, but also "The Family".

*Sponsored By Sea Fox Boats and Motor Guide Motors*

2004 Sea Fox 205 Bay Fisher and 2004 150hp four stroke Yamaha Engine 11" draft (Merc shown)

Captain Dave Ribeca and his staff have worked relentlessly, over many years, to become the best and the hardest  working Cape Coral saltwater backcountry flats fishing guides that flats fish southwest Florida's Pine Island Sound, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island waters. You will see your dollars at work! Hop aboard and flats fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon or the backcountry species of your choice. You'll play hard and fish even harder.





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  Whether a Semi-Pro or Novice, You Should Know:

Sea Level Family Fishing Charters and Guide Service consists of only four professional, U.S. Coast Guard licensed, insured, and U.S. Coast Guard safety approved captains. Each captain is a member of the "Action Craft" Boat Company's Professional Guide Team and has been officially selected by Action Craft via applications and interviews. Our guide team has met the standards of the finest flats skiff manufacturer in the fishing industry, as advertised in "Florida Sportsman Magazine". We take pride in that kind of endorsement. We have fished with the best of the best. Come on down and take us out for a try.

Our Purpose:

The purpose of limiting the number of captains to four is to enable better communications between the guides as to where the fishing has been hot and where it has tapered off. It is the goal of the "guide team" to help one another and their clients produce fish through cooperation and the sharing of information on a regular basis. In short, it is in the best interest of each guide to insure the others success. Who benefits? Obviously, everyone. Especially the "paying customer". With larger guide services, that book literally dozens of captains, the elements of "cooperation" and "team work" are lost.                                                          


 Where will you fish?

We saltwater backcountry flats fish the waters of Southwest Florida's Lee island waterways. Specifically, the Calooshatchee River, the flats and keys of Pine Island Sound, Blind Pass, Redfish Pass, Matlacha Pass, Captiva Pass, famous Boca Grande Pass, Charlotte Harbor, near Gulf of Mexico waters, and Ding Darling National Wildlife Sanctuary. Southwest Florida waters are by far some of the most under fished waters in the state. The diverse wild life and estuaries are something to see. The beauty of fishing around Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Cayo Costa Island, Pine Island and the countless smaller keys and island sanctuaries cannot be put into words...

It can only be experienced!

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Cape Harbour Marina, Cape Coral, Florida

Beautiful Cape Harbour Marina is located in Cape Coral, Florida at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee river and is the proud home of Sea Level Family Fishing Charters, Guide Service and Ecotours.

Directions To Cape Harbour Marina

What will you catch?

Good flats fishing is based on many, many factors. Migration and feeding patterns, seasons, weather conditions, water clarity and temperature, tides, and daily fish behavior are just a few contributing elements that affect different fish species in different ways. However, catching fish is not difficult in our pristine waters due to the number of varied fish species and your guide's knowledge. In short, something is always biting. Snook, Redfish, Spotted Sea Trout, local and Boca Grande Tarpon, Cobia, Tripletail, Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Permit, Pompano, Shark, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, and Ladyfish are all accessible to fishermen on our flats and in our passes throughout the year.

Hop Aboard and go backcountry flats fishing, shelling or photographing the beautiful waters of Pine Island Sound, Sanibel and Captiva Island and the rest of the Lee Island coast of southwest Florida. The flats fishing is as good as it gets and your flats fishing guides are the best in the business. The shelling ranks third best in the world and our diversified estuary wildlife abounds. Bring your family or group. You don't have to be a pro to enjoy our waters. Our guides will teach you, your spouse, friends or your children the art and joy of fishing. Each of us have children of our own and have had the pleasure and fun of teaching them how to fish.


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Sea Level Family Fishing Charters,
Guide Service and Ecotours
Captain David L. Ribeca
(239) 549-8594 

Midi Music Titles:
Home Page....."On Green Dolphin Street"
About Captain Dave Page....."Paladium"
Map of Lee County Page....."Reelin' in the years"
Hydrographic Map Page....."Sailing"
Game Fish Species Page....."Lullaby of Bird Land"
A Few Good Knots Page....."On Blue Bayou"
Shelling Saninbel Island Page...."I'm so Excited" (plus more)
Directions to Cape Harbour Marina Page....."Take Five"
Rate Information Page....."Take the A- Train"


*Web page designed and maintained by Captain David L. Ribeca