Forgotten Coast Adventures

Since 2004, Captain Mark Howze of Forgotten Coast Adventures has satisfied clients from beginners to avid anglers in search of the perfect day on light tackle. You’re next in line to explore the rich waters out of Port Saint Joe, as you get your fish on like never before.

An avid angler since childhood, Capt. Mark has honed in on his fishing technique throughout his life, and knows exactly what it takes to fill the boat. He’ll take you to the flats, inshore, and nearshore waters Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Mexico Beach, and Carrabelle in search of that prized catch,

You’ll be fishing aboard a 24’ Skeeter bay boat, built in 2013, that can take out up to 4 people. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, Capt. Mark is here to look after you, with rods, reels, tackle, and live bait and lures included on every trip. He’ll even clean, fillet, and bag your catch to take home after the end of your trip, so you have nothing to worry about. 

Focus on a thrilling day out filling the boat with plenty of meat, or going after that trophy catch. Capt. Mark will take you into some of the most unspoiled tidal estuaries in the world and put you on Cobia, King Mackerel, Tarpon, Black Seabass, Redfish, and more. Not only that, but you’ll also get to admire the vibrant wildlife, with Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Dolphins all around you.

Forgotten Coast Adventures is here to to provide you with a fun and personalized adventure, regardless of your skill level. Whether you want to stalk a monster Tripletail or just gather some tasty scallops in St. Joe Bay, Capt. Mark has got your back, so come aboard for a fishing trip like no other!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Cobia/King Mackerel
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $525
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you're looking for a tasty treat to take home, and want the thrill of battling it out with a monster fish, then there are two prized species you'll want to target. Cobia and King Mackerel reign supreme in the nearshore waters, giving you the chance to test your angling skills, physical strength, and to reward yourself with some delicious meat to take back to shore.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Every angler worth their salt has dreamed of catching a "Silver King." Well, now's your chance. Come aboard for 4 hours and target this tough-fighting monster in the shallow waters as you put your angling skills and physical strength to the test. Marvel as these beauties leap out of the water in an attempt to get off the end of your line, and land that trophy catch.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    There's no end to the incredible fish you can find in the shallow waters inshore in the Saint Joe Bay, so come aboard and get ready for plenty of action. You'll spend 4 hours perfecting your technique to fill the boat with delicious Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder, as you discover why this is one of the world's best fishing spots.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Scalloping
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 1
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    Take advantage of the incredible Scallop beds out of Port Sain Joe and go after these delicious crustaceans in incredible numbers. Get ready for a fun-filled few hours aboard, as you discover the underwater beauty by snorkeling and picking up something tasty to take home.
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About the Captain

Mark Howze
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2014
An avid angler of over 20 years. Captain Mark has fished all over the southeastern US with different guides, and has learned exactly what makes the most successful fishing trip. From growing up in Alabama and planning fishing trips with his father and grandfather, he learned the importance of patience in teaching beginners and children, and is just as happy welcoming first-timers as he is pros.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

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Tarpon trip with Captain Mark.
Tarpon trip with Captain Mark.
Tarpon trip with Captain Mark.
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Eric D.
Locust Grove, GA
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Tarpon trip with Captain Mark.

VERIFIED   July 29, 2019
We definitely learned why it’s called fishing and not catching however Captain Mark had a lot of knowledge and southern hospitality...
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Fishing Reports

Time for Sheephead

February 13, 2020

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