With Callion Fishing Charters, some of the fantastic angling opportunities that the waters of Marathon have to offer will be all yours. With decades of fishing experience and local knowledge, Captain John Callion will provide you and your family with a fun-filled adventure.

You will spend your day on a 25’ SeaVee center console, built in 2017. This is a seaworthy boat with a 200 HP Suzuki engine and enough room for up to 4 adult anglers and one kid. It is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder to save you time while searching for fish. There is also a livewell, which will be loaded with bait to make your hooks irresistible and an icebox to keep the catch fresh during the day.

Callion Fishing Charters has tailored a variety of packages that range from 4 to 8 hours on the water. Each trip can be customized to meet your specific angling needs. Battle the “Silver King” Tarpon anytime from February through April or spend your day fishing for anything from Bonefish and Permit to Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Spanish and Kinch Mackerel, and even various types of Sharks.

All trips include the use of bait, rods, and lures, and as well as quality fly fishing equipment if needed. The captain will also cover the licenses for you and your party and will clean the keeper fish when you’re done catching.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $800
    Live bait Tarpon fishing as seen on TV with Bill Dance. March, April, May, June, July, are the peak months to target large Tarpon with a high success rate! If you’ve never tired it, it is a MUST! The afternoon Tarpon trip is equal to if not better than the morning charter. You'll start fishing at 4:00 PM and fish until 8:00 PM. This is your opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime close to shore and enjoy a picture perfect evening as the beautiful Florida sun sets in the background.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    This is a four-hour fishing trip that will target Tarpon, Snapper, Barracuda, Shark, and other species depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    This is an afternoon trip that will target your choice of species. From February until April, you will be able to target Tarpon with live bait.
  • Private trip
    Morning Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $800
    Live bait Tarpon fishing as seen on TV with Bill Dance. March, April, May, June, July, are the peak months to target large Tarpon with a high success rate! If you’ve never tired it, it is a MUST! To take advantage of Tarpon when they bite the best, you'll get an early start and begin your trip typically around 6 AM.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Spend the day catching BIG SHARKS. Typically very shallow water and all visual! Tons of fun especially for the kids!
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About the Captain

John Callion
Marathon, Florida, United States
183 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
Captain John Callion is the OWNER and OPERATOR of Callion fishing charters and has been guiding professionally for the past 14 years. Born and raised in the Florida Keys, John is a second-generation fisherman. He is hardworking and determined and never stops exploring. Capt. John enjoys nothing more than having a good day on the water, entertaining his guests with a local catch. He has been featured in various shows, such as Bill Dance Salt Water, and is a multiple tournament winner.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit

Boat specs

Seavee 100% Custom (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

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

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared in advance
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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
All ages are welcome; vests are provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 180 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Kyle S.
Chisago City, MN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 23, 2023
This trip was awesome!  Captain John knows how to put you on the fish.  We had two teenagers and a person with a fish allergy...
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Ian R.
Hudson, NY
Excellent
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Half Day Trip with Captain Callion

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on January 12, 2023
We had a great day of fishing with Captain Callion. We were able to catch a large number of keeper Spanish Mackerel and land...
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Stephen D.
New York, New York
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10/10 Recommend

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on January 11, 2023
Took the family out on a 4-hour AM charter. Beautiful day, caught plenty of fish, Capt John has been doing this work for a...
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Sheena S.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 17, 2022
We had an amazing time at sea for our first charter! We were able to bring in at least 20 fish and ate the best Cero Mackerel...
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Jim H.
Rochester Hills, MI
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Half Day with Capt. John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 25, 2022
Great morning on the Florida Bay. Capt. John was super knowledgeable, interactive with our 2 kids (9 and 10 yo), and friendly....
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FAQs about Callion Fishing Charters

Callion Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Afternoon Tarpon Fishing (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Morning Tarpon Fishing (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Shark Fishing Half Day (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Callion Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Callion Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Callion Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Callion Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Callion Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon