GoliathFishing - Fort Myers Beach

As far as GoliathFIshing is concerned, novices and veteran anglers are very similar in one thing - they both expect a professional charter service. A good fishing charter is one that provides an experience to remember. Captain Marko is there to ensure you have a smooth run, whether you’re angling for Redfish or searching for the mighty Tarpon.

You will be riding out on a 23’ Epic Boats center console made in 2017. It’s a competent all-around boat, and its 175HP Suzuki engine makes it great at traversing both inshore and nearshore waters. It contains all the necessary navigation and safety equipment one would expect from a modern boat, including a fishfinder, EPIRB, and even smaller lifejackets for the kids.

If you’re going to Fort Myers during summer, chances are you’re going Tarpon hunting. Captain Marko will be ready to help you out as catching the Silver King is no small feat. Other fish you may encounter are Snook, Redfish, Goliath and Gag Grouper, Permit, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Being a member of Okuma’s pro team, Captain Marko is also passionate about his gear and makes use of only the best equipment available.

Locals know Captain Marko from his various appearances in magazines, on TV, as well as radio. This is someone who has been fishing his whole life and has a wealth of fishing knowledge to share. He will provide you with all the necessary things for a proper trip, so it’s up to you to bring some snack, drinks, and get ready to spend time doing real fishing.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    A good choice for a boys or family trip, the focus here on targeting inshore species in the area including, if in season, Redfish, Snook, Sharks, Tarpon, and my favorite Goliath Grouper. If you like fishing, but if you're strapped for time but like to fish, why not do a half day? All times and locations can be negotiable upon booking.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    A good choice for a boys or family trip, the focus here on targeting inshore species in the area including, if in season, Redfish, Snook, Sharks, Tarpon, and my favorite Goliath Grouper. If you like fishing, but not getting up too early, this is the trip for you.If you're strapped for time but like to fish, why not do a half day? All times and locations can be negotiable upon booking.
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About the Captain

James Marko
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
54 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2017
Captain James Marko is a 100 Ton USCG licensed captain who has fished his whole life. Captain Marko graduated with a marketing degree but decided to stick to his home grown roots and establish himself as one of the most popular captains in this area. He has guided countless customers to the fish they only dreamed of catching. He loves taking kids out, beginners and experienced anglers. Captain Marko has been featured on National Geographic and has gone viral several times for catches of a lifetime and research he's does locally on the fishery. So what are you waiting for book Captain Marko to chase fish from 500 to 5 pounds depending on what type of adventure your looking for.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Epic (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

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 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Paul F.

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VERIFIED   NEW  May 27, 2020
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Gavin K.
San Juan
 5.00
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VERIFIED   February 28, 2020
Awesome captain, epic boat with first class gear and bait. The captain took the time to net a ton of live baits before we arrived...
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Cynthia L. G.
North Fort Myers, Florida
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VERIFIED   November 16, 2017
Captain Marko and Captain Mako Mike are two of the best people I’ve ever met.  My husband and I had the most amazing...
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Jaime K.
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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Half day trip with James Marko

VERIFIED   April 13, 2018
If you want to catch sharks this is the guy to hook up with!!!  Was a great experience!!!  Would go again!!!
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Andy S.
Leipsic, OH
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VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
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