Who we are

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Kickin’ Tail Charters is a locally owned and operated fishing charter service based out of South West Florida. We are fully USCG licensed and insured. Kickin’ Tail has been offering Marco Island, Naples, 10,000 Islands, Isles of Capri, Everglades National Park and surrounding areas the best fishing for over 20 years.

Cap't Todd Godwin and his wife Ashley
SWFL Native Fishing Charter Guide

Todd Godwin was born and raised in Naples, Florida and grew up fishing the waters of South West Florida from Pine Island to the Florida Keys. Todd is passionate about chartering fishing trips for both residents and visitors to Marco Island, Naples and the surrounding communities. He prides himself on offering a higher level experience for our customers and includes everything that you could possibly need for your fishing adventure. Todd’s passion for fishing was handed down from his Father, Grandfather and brothers while fishing the waters in his youth.


Captain Todd Godwin is happily married to Ashley, his wife of 32 years. They share two sons, Joshua who is currently serving in the US Navy… and Jacob who also is an avid fisherman and charter captain. In Todd’s off time you will find him competing in local fishing tournament events with his wife and son. He is also an avid gardener, hunter, diver and enjoys all the beautiful amenities that South West Florida has to offer.


Going the extra mile using only top quality fishing gear and tackle including boats and electronics, Todd cast nets live bait every single morning. Captain Godwin is focused on preserving the waters and properly fishing our area to make sure that the fishing and the habitat are there for generations to come. Speaking of the future… Todd’s son Jacob is following his father’s footsteps as well. Captain Jacob Godwin runs Destination Fish Charters and often works alongside for group trips. Did you know that we offer group trips from 1 to 10 boats?

Kickin' Tail is Proudly Sponsored by:

We take fishing very seriously and are proud of our sport. These brands have made it official and sponsored Kickin’ Tail Fishing Charters / Captain Todd Godwin. 

Kickin’ Tail Fishing Charters is a locally owned and operated business based out of beautiful Marco Island, Florida.