Dauntless Fishing Charters

81516 Overseas Highway
Islamorada FL, United States

Dauntless Fishing Charters is veteran owned and operated by Captain Mark Gibson. He offers discounts to active duty military and veterans, and specializes in providing a service to disabled veterans and veterans with PTSD. Captain Mark has great knowledge of the local fish, and will provide a fun time to anyone who comes on the trip. Families with children are very welcome and are in for an adventure of a lifetime. He has over 30 years experience fishing inshore and backcountry.

Fishing will be done aboard his 22 foot Ranger center console boat, which was built in 2013 with a capacity for 4 guests. It is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. This speedy vessel is equipped with all the safety equipment, a GPS, and a fishinder for locating schools of fish.  It also has a wireless trolling motor with is essential when you troll the shallow waters and don’t want to spook the fish.

Dauntless Fishing Charters runs charters in the flats, backcountry, the reefs and inshore in Islamorada. Captain Mark mainly fishes out of the World Wide Sportsman Marina. He can take you fishing for species such as Redfish, Tarpon, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove and Mutton Snapper, Speckled Trout and Red Snapper among other species. Captain Mark will provide the fishing gear and a fishing license, so all you have to bring is a positive attitude and sunglasses.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 650
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 550
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be targeting all species in the area including Tarpon, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Blacktip Shark, Mutton Snapper, Speckled Trout and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    On the half day trip, you will be able to target most species available in the local waters. Targetted species can include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mutton Snapper, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, and Tarpon.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Black)
Permit
Redfish

Shark (Bull)
Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Mark Gibson
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since November 2016
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Captain Mark is a veteran with over 30 years experience fishing the inshore and backcountry waters for Redfish, Tarpon, and Speckled Trout. He provides special discounts to veterans and active duty military personnel. He is a fun and caring person who will give his all to make your trip enjoyable and memorable.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 59 reviews

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Awesome trip is the best way to describe it.
Captain Mark is as knowlagable and accommodating as they come. Called the night before to confirm our reservation and give me directions. We got on the fish as soon as we got to the fishing grounds. Gave myself and my boys instruction on what to do and to expect. Worked out better than expected. We caught a boat load of snapper….Then we went in to target some larger species. Not as much action, however we did catch a barracuda and a Lemon shark. Definatly looking forward to doing this again.

Alex Sabel
Brooklyn, NY

Fished July 5, 2018
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Fish were not very big but their was a lot of variety and action.

Fished July 4, 2018
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Captain Mike is a great guide and put us on the fish early and often.

Fished July 2, 2018
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