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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Marco Island

Marco Island Limits And Trophies

100% (1)
28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Marco Island

Backwater Big Boys

27 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Marco Island

Marco Island Offshore Hook-Up

32 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Marco Island

Limits And Trophies 50-80 Miles Offshore

28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Marco Island

Marco Island Dinner Dash

24 ft 1 - 4 People $

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Marco Island Charter Fishing

1 - 6 People $$

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Theirs nothing more rewarding then to catch your own fish and to eat it fresh. This 4-hour trip will take you to fish the inshore waters. Its perfect for anyone who is hoping to have a great day on the water. We will try our BEST to fill the cooler with keepers so you can enjoy your fish with guests that are visiting! Read More

Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Naples

Hook 'em For Dinner

24 ft 1 - 4 People $

A four-hour fishing trip in Estero Bay or deep sea fishing off Fort Myers Beach offers an exhilarating and serene experience. Estero Bay, a picturesque aquatic preserve, presents a tranquil backdrop for inshore fishing. Anglers can expect to hook a variety of species such as spotted seatrout, redfish, and snook, amidst the lush mangroves and shallow waters. The experience is both relaxing and exciting, perfect for beginners and seasoned fishermen alike. For those seeking a more adventurous excursion, deep sea fishing off the coast of Fort Myers Beach is an absolute thrill. As you venture into the Gulf of Mexico, the deeper waters host a diverse array of fish including grouper, snapper, king mackerel, and possibly even a shark. The four-hour journey is filled with anticipation as you cast your line into the deep blue, waiting for that big catch. The open sea offers a sense of freedom and adventure, making every moment unforgettable. Both experiences offer a chance to enjoy the beauty of Southwest Florida's marine environment, guided by experienced captains who know the best spots and techniques for a successful outing. Whether you're surrounded by the calm waters of Estero Bay or riding the waves in the Gulf, these fishing trips promise a memorable adventure filled with scenic views and the thrill of the catch. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Myers Beach

1/2 Day Fishing 4 Hour (Discounted Weekday)

27 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Head out with Captain Ariel (AKA: Captain DJ) to explore the maze of beautiful mangroves, backcountry flats, and shallow-water honey holes that make the Florida Everglades one of the top fishing destinations in the world! On these 4, 6, or 8 hour trips, there are plenty of fish to go after. Your trip with DJ could see you reeling in Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Black Drum, Tripletail, and more. With such a variety of species, you will need a mix of quality equipment to get the most out of your day. That’s exactly what you get, with the option to spin, jig, pop, drift fish, bottom fish – you can even bring your fly rod along if you want to! Captain DJ’s 23’ C-Hawk boat was born to dominate these shallow waters. Fresh off the line in 2021, the boat can carry four guests out in comfort and at speed. Captain DJ offers a variety of trip durations to fit any schedule or budget, with four, six, and eight-hour charters at starting times customizable to suit you and your group. Children of all ages are welcome on board, and life vests will be provided for them. All rods, reels, lures, and licenses are included, as is the cleaning and filleting of all your fish. Just bring your food, drinks, sunscreen, and shades. You’ll find plenty of excitement already waiting onboard! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Chokoloskee

Everglades Super Slam

100% (5)
23 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Join Captain Justin for a fishing adventure you won’t soon forget! Capt. Justin has been guiding trips on his local waters here in Fort Meyers for over over 14 years and knows how to get you on top of the fish you’re after. You’ll be casting off of a 25’ Seahawk, powered by a speedy 300 HP Mercury engine. She’s equipped with top-of-the-line electronics, a live well, two powerpoles, and a wireless trolling motor for when you need to slow things down and get stealthy! She can accommodate up to 6 anglers and children are always welcome aboard. The Fort Meyers/10k Islands area is one of the best-known fishing destinations in Southwest Florida, owing to its plentiful year-round fishery. Depending on what you’re aiming for, you’ll go after anything from Redfish, Snook, and Trout, to Tarpon and Snapper. Capt. Justin will supply everything you need for a productive day of fishing, including rods, reels, and tackle. He’ll also provide bottled water, though you’re free to bring any other snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy. At the end of the day, he’ll clean and bag your catch for easy transport home. Have the true Florida inshore experience with a seasoned local guide aboard with Captain Justin! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Fort Myers Beach

Inshore Insanity

25 ft 1 - 5 People $$

The ideal package for a great opportunity at loading the coolers up with keeper-sized Grouper, Snapper, and much more. Fish up to 50 miles out near artificial reefs, air force relay towers, as well as natural ledges. You'll chase keeper size Snapper, Grouper, Tripletail, Kingfish, Mackerel, and Barracuda. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Full Day Offshore

28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Myers Beach

3/4 Day Custom, Fishing, Beach, Dolphins, Exploring

27 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Marco Island

What are the best fishing charters in Marco Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 34 trips in Marco Island, and the most popular trips in the area are Marco Island Limits and Trophies guided by Joseph, Backwater Big Boys guided by Chris, and Marco Island Offshore Hook-Up guided by Tanner.

Our guides in Marco Island are rated a 4.98 out of 5 based on 2526 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Naples, Chokoloskee and Everglades City.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Marco Island? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Marco Island.

What types of fishing charters are common in Marco Island?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Marco Island as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Marco Island are: 1. mangrove snapper, 2. snook, 3. redfish, and 4. speckled trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Marco Island are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but drift fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Marco Island fishing charters cost?

in Marco Island prices can range anywhere from an affordable $450 to $3,000, but the average price for a half day trip in Marco Island is $609. The average price for a full day trip in Marco Island is $1,160.

What month is best for fishing in Marco Island?

The most popular season for fishing in Marco Island is spring, and most anglers book their trips 28 days in advance.

Do I need a Marco Island fishing license and what are the bag limits in Marco Island?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Marco Island don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Marco Island. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Marco Island Fishing Overview

Marco Island, a barrier island in Southwest Florida, offers a unique angling experience for those seeking to explore both offshore waters and the stunning backcountry. With access to the Ten Thousand Islands and the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island provides a variety of angling opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere.

For those interested in inshore fishing, the Ten Thousand Islands and Rookery Bay offer a diverse range of fish species, including Tarpon, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Pompano, and Sheepshead. With just a few minutes from the dock, even a half-day trip can yield excellent results.

For those interested in offshore fishing, the Gulf of Mexico offers a variety of fish species, including Tripletail, Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks. Deep sea fishing trips, which take you 20+ miles from shore, offer the chance to catch Cobia, Amberjack, Permit, and Barracuda, as well as huge Snapper and Grouper. Full or extended full day trips are recommended for the best experience.

Numerous charters depart from popular locations such as Caxambas Park, Rose Marina, and the Calusa Island Marina, with captains offering a variety of trips suited to anglers of all ages and skill levels. Fishing licenses and local rules and regulations will be provided by the charters. Combo trips, which combine fishing with shelling or sightseeing, are also popular.

Marco Island Inshore Fishing

Marco Island is surrounded by mangroves, flats, sandbars, jetties, and piers that harbor an abundance of inshore fish species. These are the perfect spots to target speckled trout, redfish, drum, ladyfish, pompano, snook, tarpon, and sheepshead. Many of these fish have a cult following or are on angler’s bucket lists. If either is true for you then Marco Island is the perfect place for your next trip.

Head to the backwaters and experience some of the best snook, redfish, and seatrout fishing in the state. Although pompano is less of a glamorous fish than tarpon and snook, they provide some of the most exciting fishing you can have on light tackle. This hard-charging fish is a member of the jack family and is exceptionally good to eat. If you love to throw flies, Marco Island is a great place to test your skills and target inshore fish that will give you a run for your money.

In the summer, there is nothing better on the paradise coast of Florida than tarpon fishing. This is what everyone is after and Marco Island is one of the best places to catch one. You'll have a good chance to catch a tarpon over 100 pounds but if the tarpon won’t bite, the snook will. Snook are a fantastic south Florida fish and this area has a ton of them in the mangroves. Both of these powerful fish can grow to giant proportions and are sought-after trophy fish.

Marco Island Nearshore Fishing

Further from shore, various species of grouper and snapper congregate near deep structures, and you can try your luck by dropping baited lines down to their feeding grounds. If you want something more fast-paced, head out and troll near reefs for Spanish mackerel, kingfish, and cobia. These fish explode on lures, fight hard, and grow into giants, all things that make the nearshore fishing in Marco Island second to none.

Popular Types of Fishing In Marco Island

The most common types of fishing charters in Marco Island, Florida are offshore, backwater, and nearshore fishing charters. Offshore fishing charters take you out to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where you can catch big game fish like tuna, mahi-mahi, and sailfish. Backwater fishing charters take you through the mangrove-lined waterways of the Ten Thousand Islands, where you can catch snook, redfish, and tarpon. Nearshore fishing charters take you to the reefs and wrecks just off the coast of Marco Island, where you can catch grouper, snapper, and amberjack.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Marco Island include snook, redfish, tarpon, grouper, snapper, amberjack, tuna, mahi-mahi, and sailfish. Marco Island fishing charters often visit landmarks like the Dome House and Cape Romano, which are popular spots for fishing and sightseeing. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Marco Island fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Marco Island

Marco Island, Florida is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundant waterways and diverse marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Whether you're looking for a peaceful day of shore fishing or an exciting fishing charter adventure, here are some of the best places to fish in Marco Island:

1. Tigertail Beach - This popular beach offers great shore fishing opportunities for a variety of species, including snook, redfish, and tarpon.

2. Caxambas Pass - Located at the southern tip of Marco Island, this pass is known for its excellent fishing charters and is a prime spot for catching grouper, snapper, and other deep-sea fish.

3. The Ten Thousand Islands - This vast network of mangrove islands and shallow flats is a haven for anglers seeking redfish, snook, and trout.

4. The Marco River - This scenic river is home to a variety of fish species, including snook, tarpon, and sheepshead, and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

5. The Gulf of Mexico - With its crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life, the Gulf of Mexico is a top destination for deep-sea fishing charters targeting species like kingfish, tuna, and mahi-mahi.

Other Things To Do In Marco Island

While Marco Island fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this beautiful Florida city. Take a scenic boat tour of the Ten Thousand Islands, explore the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, or visit the Marco Island Historical Museum to learn about the area's rich history. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of opportunities for kayaking, paddleboarding, and hiking in the nearby parks and nature preserves. If you're looking for a more relaxing day, head to the beach and soak up the sun at Tigertail Beach or South Marco Beach. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious seafood at one of the many local restaurants.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day fishing offshore with Joseph (Joey) and his first mate Felix. It was a dad and lads trip for me and my two boys Joel 13 and Blake 11. Joel very keen to go, Blake not sure what to expect. They both had the time of their lives. We had a truly memorable day that will last a lifetime. From minute of booking and confirmation the service was 5 stars. The boat was immaculate and comfortable. Joey ensured our welfare was cared for with ice cold waters on board and sun lotion. We came away with catching plenty of fish in good sizes and also have a story of the big one that got away. We will 100% book again and recommend Joseph as your captain. What a great day fishing Wayne, England, Uk

    Wayne H. with Joseph F. of Marco Island, Florida

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