Gulfcoast Water & Woods Guide Services

Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Services offers great all-round fishing trips just off the Florida Panhandle. Headed by Captain Marcus, he can take you to some of the best inshore and nearshore hotspots in the area. Families and beginners are always welcome on these trips and there’s a range from basic catch and release to day-long trips all over the best spots. 

You’ll fish from a 23’ Skeeter center console. It’s got all you need for some Gulf fishing success including fishfinder, live bait well, and an ice box. There’s space for 6 aboard meaning that you can call the whole family to join you!

You’ll be going after the best species that the area has to offer such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Shark, Kingfish, and Red Snapper. If you contact Capt. Marcus beforehand then he can arrange bowfishing and Flounder gigging kit for you should you wish for a slightly different experience.

All of the light tackle that is required is provided for you on his trips. As well as this Capt. Marcus will also make sure that your fish are cleaned before you head home.

All you need to take is some drinks, snacks, and gear for the hot sun. No matter your age or experience Capt. Marcus has some wonderful trips lined up just for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $875
    price breakdown
    $875
    This is a great all-round trip for those of you who live to fish! Captain Marcus will take you to some of the best fishing spots that he knows of in search of Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Red Snapper, and much more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Inshore/Nearshore(PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    There are a plethora of great fishing spots in this area and 6 hours gives you a bit of time to take in a few of them. Capt. Marcus will scoot you over to some of the fruitful ones to give you the chance to hook up some of the best ones in the region. Cobia, Redfish, Kingfish, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel and a whole lot more are here waiting to be reeled in!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour- Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    Extend your trip to give this area the time that it deserves. Great species can be caught here whether you are inshore or nearshore. You can hope to get yourself some Redfish, Trout, Red Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    You'll head away from Florida's beautiful coastline in search of some of the best species that the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. Expect to hook onto the likes of Barracuda, Red Snapper, Kingfish, and anything else that can be found in these waters.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    Capt. Marcus's Skeeter center console will take you out into the open waters at speeds of up to 30 knots. He'll supply you with the rods and reels so you can get some Kingfish, Barracuda, and much more under your belt.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Shark fishing is something special and Capt. Marcus is an expert in it. He'll show you some great spots where the Bull and Blacktip Shark lurk in the waters below. He'll supply you with all of the kit required as well as your license for you to partake in this wonderful and unique adventure.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This is among the best fun that you can find in Florida. Captain Marcus knows where the Blacktip and Bull Shark roam in search of their prey. Their prey for that afternoon will hopefully be the live bait that you set up for them!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Get after some of the Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead, Kingfish, and many other species that inhabit this part of Florida. Capt. Marcus has a wealth of experience in this area and can take you to the top spots where he knows that you can get a bite!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    You'll be cruising through Florida's scenic backwaters in search of the challenging and tasty species that call these waters home. You'll be supplied with rod and reels to help you pull in some Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, and Red Snapper.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Catch & Release (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This trip makes for a great vacation activity to kick off a day of seeing the best that this part of Florida has to offer. Capt. Marcus will take you to some areas where the fish tend to be plentiful and you're bound to have a bit of action. You'll be heading after some exciting varieties such as Shark, Sheepshead, Trout, Kingfish, and Redfish
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Catch & Release (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    A quick afternoon trip offers the perfect family day out. Capt. Marcus is always on hand to help kids and beginners out with reeling in their first fish. Not only does this trip make for a fun family adventure, but it also provides kids with an educational experience as they learn about various species.
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About the Captain

Marcus Stewart
Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
58 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since April 2018
Captain Marcus grew up fishing along the Gulf Coast. He enjoys meeting new people and taking them out for a great fishing experience. Always more than happy to take out beginners, he'll teach them about the wonderful world of fishing. He's a big fan of the outdoors and enjoying the nature aspect of fishing as much as anything else.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (18)
4.61
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Experience
4 Hour Trip
Fishing with Capt Marcus
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+15
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Anthony A.
Shellman, GA
 5.00
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4 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
This was our first private charter fishing trip and it was awesome!  Also, I bought this trip as a 16th birthday present...
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Greg P.
Crestview, FL
 5.00
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Our First Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   June 2, 2019
We’ve lived in destin three times in the last 20 years. Each time we’ve discussed getting a charter to take us out in the...
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Venny T.
United States
 5.00
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Gulf coast waters and woods

VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
For our first family vacation, we couldn’t have asked for a better trip!!!! Captain Marcus Stewart was on his a game!...
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Haley S.
Mobile, AL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
We had the best time today! We caught a shark and plenty of fish. Capt Marcus was wonderful!
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Corey C.
Tylertown, Mississippi
 4.67
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
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