We recognize that hundreds of SWFL fishing guides and charter captains have been impacted by Hurricane Ian, personally and professionally. With the collapse of the island tourism infrastructure, typical charter business operations have been affected, however, we’ve established an Emergency Disaster Relief Fund that allows us to create new work opportunities for you to take advantage of.
There’s no shortage of work to be done and people who need relief. If you’re a licensed, full-time guide or captain residing in Lee, Collier, or Charlotte County, and are willing and able to use your unique skills and abilities to serve our devastated communities, we invite you to sign up.
Eligible guides are added to a rotating directory and are paired up with clients as opportunities are secured. A CFCW team member will coordinate arrangements with you directly.
Funds are used to employ fishing guides for available and necessary services that benefit SWFL’s healing and recovery, including:
Removing debris from waterways, mangroves, and beaches.
If your boat is inoperable due to Hurricane Ian, you may conduct three (3) clean-up efforts on land.
Fishing charters to support mental wellness for Hurricane Ian first responders.
Support universities and organizations with water quality research, monitoring, and testing.