When planning time on the water, your captain is one of the most significant factors in your experience. Captains must know the water, surroundings, ecosystem, wildlife, and sea life. In addition, they must prioritize safety, communicate effectively, and have the ability to entertain guests! 

At Peace River Charters, you’ll find seasoned captains working in the tourist attraction industry for years! They’re as knowledgeable as they are fun and will guarantee you’ll walk away with plenty of fun facts and memories to last! Read on to learn more about our Captains of the Month for 2023 so far.

Captain John Casady

John was born an adventurer. Making his debut on Earth during Hurricane Donna in 1961, John knows how to shake things up and keep it interesting! He went on to race stock cars in Florida for nearly 30 years! 

In addition to leading adventures on the Peace River, John competes in fishing tournaments and spends time hiking. He’s even hiked 800 miles of the Appalachian Trail!

John’s best pal, his Chihuahua Jes, is never too far behind him. Join Captain John on your next tour for guaranteed great stories and expert knowledge of the Peace River.

Captain Mike Murray

Captain Mike, aka Mangrove Mike, grew up in Port Charlotte and brings excellent local knowledge and expertise to the fantastic Peace River team. When asked about his favorite hobbies, Captain Mike says there’s only one: fishing!
Join Captain Mangrove Mike for a fishing charter and let him show you the best fishing
holes on the river!

Captain John Socha

Captain John originally hails from New Hampshire but has lived in Ft. Myers for 25 years. In addition to his five years with Peace River Charters, John has owned a bait and tackle shop since 2005!

Captain John’s knowledge of the river and fantastic sense of humor make him a perfect captain for your next Peace River Charter

You’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience with our top-notch Captains! We’re located in DeSoto County, just a short drive from Sarasota, Venice, North Port, and Myakka City. Reserve your tour today.