Dauntless Fishing Charters

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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 brand new 22’ Ranger bay boat, which was built in 2019 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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you'd like to spend 8 hours fishing for your favorite inshore superstars, this is the trip for you! In the cards is anything from Red, Mangrove, and Mutton Snapper, Redfish, and Speckled Trout to Sharks, Tarpon, and Permit.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $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
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $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 the Captain

Mark Gibson
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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101 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2016
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. I especially love to teach and fish with kids. It is always amazing to watch as they light up when catching big fish!

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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 226 (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. 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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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.

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Customer Reviews

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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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James S.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Full Day Trip with Captain Mark Gibson

VERIFIED   June 19, 2019
Booked a full day trip with Captain Mark Gibson.  We had a great time, and caught fish at every stop.  I have fished...
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Michael C.
Port Charlotte, FL
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6hr. Trip with Capt. Mark

VERIFIED   June 5, 2019
Had a wonderful trip with Captain Mark. He spent a lot of time with my 14yo grandson making sure he had a quality experience....
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Ronnie N.
Marathon, FL
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Fantastic and fun day of fishing with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   June 3, 2019
We had the pleasure of fishing with Captain Mark on our recent trip to the Florida Keys and would highly recommend this captain...
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Jennifer H.
Allegan, Michigan
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Half Day Trip Better Even Better Than We Expected!

VERIFIED   April 2, 2019
We did a great deal of research before deciding to book with Dauntless. What won us over, and set him apart from the countless...
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Key West, FL
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Thanks to Capt. Mark Gibson

VERIFIED   NEW  July 24, 2019
This was the best fishing trip ever for me and my two 12- and 14-years old boys. We had lots of fun, a great and successful...
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