Callion Fishing Charters

48 reviews
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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
    Full Day Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jul 31
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    When booking the full day you get the best of both worlds, you fish for 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon. You won't fish in the middle of the day when Tarpon fishing can sometimes slow down. In order to optimize your chance of catching that trophy fish, you'll fish around sunrise and sunset.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    This full-day trip is ideal for any angler who wants the waters all to themselves. You will be targeting Sharks, Snook, Snapper, Tarpon, and other species depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Enjoy the thrill of catching fish and having fun with your friends and family. Target Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, and other species depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Jul 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend the day catching BIG SHARKS. Typically very shallow water and all visual! Tons of fun especially for the kids!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Kids Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
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About the Captain

John Callion
Marathon, Florida, United States
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51 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 12 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) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
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Experience
Great Guide - Cuda & Shark Day
Great Guide - Cuda & Shark Day
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Amanda G.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Awesome trip with Captain Jack!

VERIFIED   July 14, 2020
We caught several barracuda and sharks! My 16 year old fought a 6.5+ foot lemon shark and landed him after an hour! I caught...
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The captain canceled

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Alicia B.
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
Fantastic experience! We maxed out on fish we could catch and keep, even with several people who had never been fishing before....
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John E.
Marathon, FL
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Great Guide - Cuda & Shark Day

VERIFIED   NEW  September 14, 2020
Capt John gave us a wonderful day! He asked what fish we wanted to catch and he got us on some great fishing immediately. We...
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