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
    5 Hour Trip – Night Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $1,800
    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
    5 Hour Trip – Combo (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    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 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    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 – Night Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $1,300
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Combo
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,200
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore (Late PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $1,100
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $900
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 7 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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 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 – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 7 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.
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About the Charter Operator

Naples Marina And Excursions
Naples, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
86 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since October 2015
Florida Excursions is operated by Captain Mark Garcy, a professional angler with lots of fishing knowledge. 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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Tripletail Tripletail

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
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
67%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
71%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Debra S.
LAKE CLARKE, FL
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No sharks but great trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Night Shark on December 19, 2020
We were hoping to see some sharks but the fishing gods weren’t with us! Captain Mark did his best - there was enough chum...
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San Juan
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Combo (AM) on March 25, 2021
Awesome time.Thanks Capt. Mark for making it an enjoyable and memorable time caught 5 different fish and learned alot. Then...
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Mingming D.
Winder, GA
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A nice day fishing with Cap

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Combo (AM) on December 23, 2020
Very experienced captain and knows exactly where the fish is. Friendly and patient for the whole time, Definitely check out...
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Allen P.
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Excellent day with captain Brian

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4 on December 28, 2020
This was truly an awesome fishing day!  With 4 people in our group we caught about 100 fish in 4 hour trip. What a great...
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Alicia G.
Naples, Florida
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Combo (AM) on March 21, 2021
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FAQs about Florida Excursions

Florida Excursions offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $200 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (AM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $200 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Back Bay (PM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $200 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $300 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $250 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (Late PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $250 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Combo (5 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $250 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Combo (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $300 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Shark (5 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $300 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Night Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $300 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Night Shark (5 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

Trips booked with Florida Excursions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • 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