From inshore trips for beginners to world-class offshore fishing, Florida Excursions provides it all. Explore Southwest Florida from a different perspective and take one of the many trips listed below.

Your guide for this adventure is Captain Mark, who’s been fishing these waters for years, be it as a tournament competitor, an instructor, or an angler looking for relaxation. By taking a trip with this captain, you get an advantage other people don’t - as Mark is a certified diver, he examines the underwater spots on a weekly basis. That way, he doesn’t guess where the fish are - he knows it!

You’ll be fishing on a 28’ Dusky boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. She’s powered by twin 225 HP Mercury engines that can reach a maximum speed of 35 knots. The boat also features navigational electronics, a private toilet, and a cooler. You’ll also find professional fishing equipment, such as rods, reels, spearfishing gear, and outriggers.

There’s a variety of fish species you can target, and most of it depends on what fishing grounds you visit. Some of the fish you can catch are Snook, Grouper, Redfish, Snapper, Cobia, Barracuda, Tripletail, and various types of Shark.

Your fishing equipment and licenses are covered, so you only need to bring some snacks and drinks.

Florida Excursions is at your service, whenever you feel the need to have a fun and exciting day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Target Tarpon, Snook, Tripletail, and other tasty species of backcountry spots. This trip is perfect if you're just learning to use a rod and hoping to catch your first fish. Bring your family along and enjoy this trip together. If you have 4 or more guests, it is recommended to book a Nearshore/Offshore Fishing Experience. We recommend letting us pick the best departure location for what is the best quality fishing for the dates you request.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    Visit the calm backcountry waters and target some of the tastiest fish you'll ever catch. You only need to bring some snacks, since the captain covers everything else. This trip is perfect for beginners or families with children. If you have 4 or more guests, it is recommended to book a Nearshore/Offshore Fishing Experience. We recommend letting us pick the best departure location for what is the best quality fishing for the dates you request.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Use the opportunity to go away from the shore and target bigger fish species. The departure times for this trip are flexible, so let the captain know when you want to go. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore (Late PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $800
    If you just want to have fun, the captain recommends leaving the type of trip up to him. Based on the conditions, that day and the party's goals will be taken into consideration. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, so you just need to bring some snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $800
    Use the opportunity to go further from the shore and target bigger fish species. The departure times for this trip are flexible, so let the captain know when you want to go. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $900
    This combo trip is a great way to sample fishing and Florida's wildlife in one charter. Enjoy seeing schools of Dolphins and have fun catching other fish species. Your Captain is not only a professional fisherman but also is well versed in the flora and fauna of SWFLA and will focus on finding the dolphins and getting them to interact with the boat. A perfect trip to satisfy surely everyone in the group.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Combo (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Explore Florida's wildlife and catch some tasty fish on the way. Captain Mark knows how to find schools of dolphins and get them to interact with the boat. This is a great adventure for anglers who want to battle the fish with a rod, and for those who simply enjoy the nature.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Target different types of Sharks on this morning trip. The captain will prepare homemade chum that Sharks can't resist. You can also use a variety of live bait and cut bait. If you're looking for excitement, this is it!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    Going a few miles off the coast will get you bigger fish, such as Barracuda, Grouper, Snapper, Mackerel, and many more. Let the captain know what you're hoping to catch, so he can adjust the trip to your wishes.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Night Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $1,100
    On this trip, you'l target specifically Sharks with a variety of techniques from a blend of homemade chum. These chums have ingredients that attract Sharks which they can't resist. You'll also use live and cut baits of various sizes. If you are looking for big runs and potentially a long fight with lots of excitement, then this is the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Night Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $1,100
    Avoid the heat and crowded fishing spots by taking this night trip. The captain will find the best fish to target this time of year and he'll cover all of your fishing equipment. Dress properly and bring some snacks.
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About the Charter Operator

CruiseFishDive
Naples, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
163 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2015
CruiseFishDive is operated by Captain Mark Garcy and his staff of top professional guides. He has over 30 years of experience fishing the waters from Alaska to the Great Lakes, and the West and East Coasts of Florida. He is also a salvage diver, with years of salvage and recovery experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Dusky (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 225HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Water and ice provided
First Mate
4 or more guests
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
Beer and wine is welcome.
You Keep Catch
Only Migratory species allowed for harvest.
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Not included in the trip

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Radio

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
86%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
80%
Catch intended fish
60%
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William K.
Fort Myers, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Had a day with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) MAX 4 on April 16, 2022
Our experience with Captain Brian was great.  Brian was great with my kids, ages 6 and 9. He took helped show them how to...
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Mary D.
Clay, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing in Sanibel with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4 on February 23, 2022
Had an absolute blast on the fishing trip.  Had a great captain who worked swiftly to keep us all moving on our rigs, caught...
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Larry P.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) MAX 4 on April 18, 2022
Captain Brian was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and patient. My wife, kids and I really had a great trip. Caught plenty of...
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Brian P.
Fort Wayne, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on April 7, 2022
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Larry J.
Naples, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4 on March 25, 2022
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FAQs about Florida Excursions

Florida Excursions offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (Late PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Combo (5 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Combo (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Shark (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group, additional $175 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $150 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Night Shark (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Night Offshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Excursions, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Florida Excursions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water and ice provided)
  • First Mate (4 or more guests )
  • Fishing License

Florida Excursions offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Florida Excursions offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Florida Excursions include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tripletail