Sundancer Charters

Owned and operated by Capt. Shawn O'Brien and his wife Ruth, Sundancer Charters is based out of Snook Bight Marina on Fort Myers Beach. They serve the coastal and inland waterways of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, and Naples. Capt. Shawn first came down to Southwest Florida in 1991. Capt. Shawn holds a 100 ton Masters rating from the United States Coast Guard. He has over 25 years of experience in all of the area’s waterways from Boca Grande down to Marco Island. He has boated across the state between the East and West coast of Florida through Lake Okeechobee and from the Panhandle down to the Keys. As a former United State's Marine, safety and proper procedures are his most important processes each day. Sundancer Charters is a member of the SWFMIA (Southwest Florida Marine Industry Association) and the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Ruth is always available to take care of everyone aboard and attend to their needs as First Mate. Shawn and Ruth are also members of the Cape Coral Sail and Power Squadron. They love living on the water, the lifestyle, and especially sharing it with others aboard their vessel the Irish Wake.

Capt. Shawn & Ruth O’Brien Owner-Operators

Capt. Shawn & Ruth O’Brien Owner-Operators

Snook Bight Marina is a great location and facility to base our charter company. There is a Publix grocery right in front of the marina in case you need to pick up anything before your charter. We always have ice, water, cooler space, and anything else we predetermined with your charter aboard the Irish Wake.


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