SHORT DRIFT CHARTERS is located in World Famous Boca Grande, Florida and the surrounding areas.  The area is known as the "Tarpon Capital of the World" and home to an abundance of fish.  This SW Florida location offers outstanding year-round sport fishing.  The area boasts miles of beautiful beaches, calming waterways and an extensive network of Bays, Estuaries and Mangrove Islands/  Roaming these waters are many of Florida's most sought after game fish, including Tarpon, Redfish, Snook and Sharks.

Whether you are an experienced angler or just want to see what the excitement is all about, Captain Shannon Hoeckel will share his expert knowledge of the local fishing habitat and help create a true backwater and near-shore fishing experience for you and everyone in your party.

(941) 276-0095

Meet the Captain

Captain Shannon Hoeckel was born and raised on the waters around Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor, and he knows where to catch World Record Tarpon, Snook, Redfish & Sea Trout.  He is a U.S.C.G. licensed captain and full time professional guide.  Captain Shannon Hoeckel specializes in back country fishing for Snook, Redfish and Trout, wreck fishing for Goliath Grouper, exciting Shark hunts for huge hammerheads and Bull Sharks & the most exciting trophy, the Giant "Silver King." 

Captain Shannon Hoeckel will share his expert knowledge of the local fishing 
habitat and give you a fishing experience you will remember for a lifetime !


Charter Fishing Rates

1/2 Day or Full Day

Day Trips &  Night Trips Available

Back Bay Fishing  -  Tarpon Fishing

Fly Fishing

Shark Fishing  &  Sight Seeing Tours

Near Shore & Back Bay Trips

$450 Half Day

$650 Full Day - 6 hrs

Tarpon, Goliath Grouper (Jew fish) & Shark

$650 - $850

* Rates are for up to 4 anglers *

Any cancellations must be done at least two weeks
before the reserved charter starting time
or full payment is still due and any pre-payments
are non-refundable

Captain Hoeckel supplies all licenses, tackle and 
a great fishing experience.  You just bring your 
favorite beverage, water, snacks & sunscreen



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Boca Grande


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(941) 276-0095

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