Cape Coral is a premier boating location in Southwest Florida with over 400 miles of canals with access to the Caloosahatchee River, Gulf of Mexico, and more!

While we can’t wait to hear about your boating adventures in Cape Coral, we want to make sure you are set up with the right boat for the area first. There are different boat types best suited for Cape Coral waters, and here, we cover our top choices based on your fishing preference. These boats also have many features for those who prefer to cruise and sunbathe.

Inshore Fishing

Cape Coral has some shallow waters, which makes purchasing a bay boat a great choice for the inshore fisherman.

But we understand that even if you are passionate about inshore fishing, you still might want to get out into the Gulf occasionally. That is why we recommend the Robalo 246 Cayman SD. This boat offers the versatility you are looking for and it is ideal for offshore adventures and coastline cruises, too.

As an additional perk, the Robalo 246 Cayman SD is much roomier than you may be used to with a bay boat. The Sky Deck and ample deck space make this a top-notch choice for taking the whole family (or all of your friends) out to enjoy the fantastic fishing of Cape Coral.

If you ever looking for boat dealers in Fort Myers to get a walkthrough of the Robalo 246 Cayman, contact Fish Tale Boats. We do in-person and virtual tours upon request. We will be happy to answer all your questions.

two man navigating a Robalo boat

Gulf Fishing

In case you are planning on spending more time in the Gulf than the nooks and crannies of the Cape Coral canals, you’ll want to consider a boat with a bit more freeboard. A center console boat is what you need.

Moreover, if you are looking to have spacious comfort with functionality, the Robalo R242 Explorer is the obvious choice. This boat has abundant storage with a large casting deck and built-in livewells.

Another option is the Grady-White Fisherman 236. It is a great fishing boat featuring an oversized cockpit, fish boxes, rod and tackle storage, and a livewell. This boat stands out of its class as it offers more comfort and reliability than many other 23-foot center console boats.

Get Your Dream Boat Today

Fish Tale Boats is one of the few boat dealers in Fort Myers and near Cape Coral to have Robalo and Grady-White boats for sale. We also carry Chaparral boats and luxury Premier Pontoons all visible on our inventory page.

We would be happy to answer any questions regarding the models we have available and more! Give us a call today or fill out an online form and a representative will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!