We just got back from a half day fishing extravaganza with Captain Pete and it was AMAZING! The boat and equipment was on point! We started our day with some dolphin watching for the Wives and they were sold from that moment on! He gave phenomenal instruction to those who were less experienced and managed to get everyone on the boat reeling in FISH! His demeanor, humor, professionalism and integrity were spot on. If you are looking for the best Captain to go fishing with, it's Captain Pete! You know you have one of the best guides when he is getting phone calls from other guides asking him where he is hooking up with the fish! What a great time, Thank you Sir for memories that will last a life time!!!!!
Thanks Captain Root. You made my first fishing trip in Naples a memorable one! Redfish, Whiting, Lizard Fish, Convict Fish, Lady Fish and several others I have forgotten. What a trip! I knew we were in good hands when you were demonstrating the technique and you caught one on the first cast. Your knowledge of the local wildlife and surroundings made it even more enjoyable. I definitely recommend this charter service.
Capt Peter Root is a great choice for a fishing guide in the Naples area. I have been out fishing with Pete on several occasions whilst on vacation in Naples over recent years and have always enjoyed the experience. He has good local knowledge, a flexible friendly manner and he puts in maximum effort to produce a successful outcome. This has resulted in some memorable fishing trips for both myself, a fairly experienced angler, but also for my daughter and wife who are new to the sport.
We are returning to Naples for the xmas period and are all looking forward to our next trip with Capt Pete!
My father in law has a house in Naples and we went on a trip with Captain Root. What a kind, genuine, funny man. He took us to the fish and had us hooked up quickly! Instantly baited our hooks and took care of tackle issues within seconds. What a trip. We'll be back. I highly recommend Naples Custom Fishing Charters and Captain Peter Root!
Best fishing trip of my life! Captain Peter Root came very highly recommended from a friend of mine. He did an awesome job. He was super knowledgable and well prepared. We're going to make this an annual trip with Captain Root from now on
Captain Pete was absolutely amazing. He was filled with knowledge of the area keeping the adults and kids entertained for hours. He had my kids casting in no time. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This fishing charter is time well spent while in the Naples area!
Hands down the best fishing trip I have ever had! Captain Root has the Naples fishing waters wired. Not only did we catch fish, we got a first class education on wildlife, boats and the local fisherman community...Captain Root has a relaxed way of handing people and fish and it lead to a fabulous experience. I'v already booked my trip for next year!
We had the greatest time with Capt Pete. The trip was very low-key, relaxing, and full of fish. Pete makes a half day feel like 2 full days. Highly recommended for anyone looking to get into fishing in Naples!

My first fishing experience with Captain Pete Root came as a retirement gift from my children. He is a hard working and personable guide, whose labors begin long before you arrive at the dock, when he is out gathering baitfish, and end as he fillets your catch. Quick to pass on fishing information which you can use, whether fishing the backwaters with him, or in the surf or canals, he takes on the mantle of an old friend, whose company you look forward to sharing. He is a gentleman who spares no effort in trying to make your trip a pleasant experience.
Fantastic experience - highly recommended!
My wife and I along with our two boys (ages 9 and 7) joined Captain Pete for a morning fishing trip and it was the highlight of our week in Naples! We had virtually no prior fishing experience but thought it would be a great way to have the boys try it while at the same time getting a chance to enjoy some time on the water and it exceeded our expectations! Captain Pete was attentive and helpful in every way and was eager to teach everything we needed to know to have a great trip. We caught many different species and Pete explained the unique characteristics of each one. All of us can’t wait to go out again and I guarantee we will be calling Pete the next time we’re in Naples. We recommend you do the same!
Incredible Experience!!
Captain Root is an incredible guide/host. My wife, I and 3 kids (ages 12,14,15) had great time and caught lots of fish. His knowledge of fish, birds and local facts made it a very educational experience as well. Definitely the best experience we’ve had on the water as a family!
Non Stop Action, What a great time!
What an amazing weekend! I have fished for over 45 years and this trip has been exceptional! I can't say enough about captain Root, we highly recommend him! Some guys are just out there doing a job, taking you out to catch what ever fish you come across. The difference with captain Pete is that he is a true guide. Not only does he have an intimate knowledge of the different species, but he knows their habitat and were to find them. My wife and kids were couldn't stop talking about all the fun we had. Pete is so good with the kids he really had them involved throughout the whole experience. We can't wait to go back, it’s not only a fishing trip but memories that stay with us for lifetime! My only regret is that Trip Advisor just allows 5 stars instead of 10. 

Thank you Capt

Rob & Beth
Captain Pete's fishing charter rocks!!!
Our family had the pleasure of experiencing a charter fishing trip with Captain Pete Root! Do you not miss out! Book today! He's incredibly knowledgeable, super funny, very kind, and a phenomenal fisherman/ guide! Thanks Captain Pete! 👍😁

We enjoyed our time with Captain Pete so much, we went again 5 days later!!! We were not planning on going on 2 charters, but we had so much fun, it was worth it!!! Great fun fishing with a great, funny, nice guy who loves what he does and it shows! He was great with our 12 year old son, teaching him all kinds of facts about the fish we were catching!! We will be back for sure! Save yourself some review reading time and book with Captain Pete, you will not be disappointed!!
Illinois people fishing in Naples, FL

Captain Pete
My Wife and I took our 6yr old son fishing with captain Pete and what can i say, it was a blast. Pete knew just where to go to catch fish. We caught so many fish we lost count. We definitely will be booking again on our next trip. Two thumbs up!

Trip Advisor June 2019
Recent Fishing Trip to Naples
If you want the best "backwater" guide around, your only choice is Pete Root - Naples Fishing Charters. My 14 year old and I caught 7 different species of fish, with my son having a "backwater slam" on his first day! Pete was very knowledgeable of the waters and the locations of fish. He has great prices and was a great teacher, so for young or old fishers, Pete is your guide!
A must for anyone visiting or living in Naples

I have never written a review before as I never thought one was excellent enough to warrant one, however I believe Captain Pete warranted a 5 star review. I have gone on charter fishing trips through out the United States and many times in Florida. I can honestly say that Captain Pete is hands down my favorite Charter captain. Every spot he takes me to was very close so you do not have much travel and more time to fish but also every spot we went to we caught multiple fish. By the end of the day I caught a couple dozen snook, redfish, jack, catfish, and ladyfish and unfortunately twice as many fish that got off the hook. Their was never a dull moment fishing with captain Pete. He is knowledgeable, patient, and an overall delight to be around. Not only did he provide an outstanding fishing adventure but the next day when I asked for information on who we should use to go dolphin watching he was kind enough to take me and my family dolphin watching that day and even though we offered to pay he did not charge a single dime. I have again gone on countless fishing excursions but no one has ever done or even offered that before