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 Mar 15 - 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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    This is a four-hour fishing trip that will target Permit, Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, 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 Mar 15 - 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
Angler's Choice
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170 Customer reviews
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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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 167 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning Tarpon trip with Captain Jack
Morning Tarpon trip with Captain Jack
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Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Scot D.
Rexburg, ID
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Great fishing with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 18, 2022
As I sit here writing this review my arms and shoulders ache from all of the action Captain John got us into!  This guy knows...
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John C.
MEADOWBRK FRM, KY
Excellent
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Half Day Trip With John

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 12, 2022
Captain John was very knowledgeable, and knew exactly how to get us going catching fish. We started catching barracuda for...
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David F.
Loveland, CO
Excellent
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Morning Tarpon trip with Captain Jack

VERIFIED   Morning Tarpon Fishing on June 14, 2022
Had an amzing trip with Captain Jack and his mate! He is the most knowledgeable captain running these waters and it shows by...
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David A.
Hanalei, HI
Excellent
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Tarpon Fishing with Capt John

VERIFIED   Afternoon Tarpon Fishing on June 9, 2022
This was my second trip with Capt John. He is a true pro. His equipment is as good as it gets. He knows his stuff. He’s always...
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John R.
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 1, 2022
Our family booked an afternoon four hour trip. The captain had my 9 and 11 year old boys onto aggressive Spanish mackeral,...
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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