Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters

Come join the captain and crew of Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters and let them help you make lasting memories with family and friends on your next fishing adventure.

Captain Mark Elliott has been in the charter business for over five decades and has instilled this same passion and dedication for fishing into his son, Captain Mark Elliott Jr. Capt. Mark Jr has been the first mate on “Gone Fishin’” since the age of 8. As soon as he was 18, he officially joined his father to carry on his legacy.  

Together, the two of them have over 70 years of experience fishing the waters of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. With their combined know-how, rest assured that these two will do everything possible to make sure your experience is unforgettable.

The “Gone Fishin’” is a 39’ Key West #1. Originally built to commercially fish in Key West, Florida, Capt. Mark has converted this boat into a versatile charter fishing machine. The “Gone Fishin’” has an extra large cockpit, which gives 6 anglers plenty of elbow room to take on any fishing battle.

From fishing for Black Drum and Striped Bass in the Delaware Bay to targeting various pelagic species such as Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo in the Atlantic Ocean, this boat has everything you need to take on your next adventure.

You won’t have to worry about the hassle of bringing your own equipment either. The “Gone Fishin’” has a number of top quality Star Rods accompanied with Daiwa reels to choose from.

All rates are based on Diesel Fuel prices being under $3.50 per gallon. Fuel surcharges may apply if Diesel Fuel prices increase over $3.50 per gallon

Come on down and let Capt. Mark and Capt. Mark Jr take you on your next fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Canyons
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $2,800
    This trip is ideal for all you anglin' fin-atics out there looking for a lot more than just your average trip. You'll travel between 60-70 miles from shore where you’ll be fishing along the continental shelf. Get ready for an offshore showdown as you target Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, White Marlin, and Wahoo. This is a 12-hour trip, so bring some food and drinks, comfortable clothing, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $1,850
    This trip is for the group that wants the opportunity to target big game pelagic species such as Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo without the long ride to the canyons. On this trip, you'll be heading anywhere from 25 miles to 40 miles from shore. Get ready for your next big game adventure aboard the "Gone Fishin’."
  • Private trip
    Deep Water Seabass (Fall)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 31
    $1,100
    Captain Mark has built his reputation on bottom fishing. The spring and fall Seabass seasons are something that the crew of the Gone Fishin’ looks forward to every year. You will be traveling between 30-40 miles offshore to several wrecks and reefs to target jumbo Seabass. With plenty of action packed fishing from start to finish, you will be sure to enjoy this trip of a lifetime. Note: The seasons are set by the State and the dates are tentative.
  • Private trip
    Deep Water Seabass (Spring)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jun 22
    $1,100
    Captain Mark has built his reputation on bottom fishing. The spring and fall Seabass seasons are something that the crew of the Gone Fishin’ looks forward to every year. You will be traveling between 30-40 miles offshore to several wrecks and reefs to target jumbo Seabass. With plenty of action packed fishing from start to finish, you will be sure to enjoy this trip of a lifetime. Note: The seasons are set by the State and the dates are tentative.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $950
    Captain Mark has built his reputation around bottom fishing. From fishing for Black Drum and Striped Bass in the Delaware Bay to fishing a number of wrecks and reefs for Black Seabass and Flounder, you’re sure to enjoy this full-day experience with the "Gone Fishin'" crew.
  • Private trip
    Spring Black Drum Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $950
    Springtime in Cape May has been notoriously known for its epic black drum season. Starting in early May into mid-June, these fish come from all over to spawn in the Delaware Bay. Reaching weights over 100lbs, black drum truly make for an incredible experience for both hardcore and and first time anglers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $800
    Similar to the half day trip; however this trip offers you additional fishing time whether it's trolling and/or bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    This trip is perfect for getting the whole family together for some fun fishing times. You'll spend around 2 hours traveling to and from the best fishing spots, allowing for 2 full hours of trolling or bottom fishing. Your main target for the day will be Bluefish, but you can also target the likes of Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    This trip is perfect for families looking to get out on the water for a few hours, and still have plenty of time to enjoy the other attractions Cape May has to offer. You'll spend 2 hours traveling to and from your fishing destination, which allows for 2 full hours of trolling or bottom fishing. Your main target species is Bluefish, but you can also target many more including Striped Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, and Black Seabass.
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About the Captain

Mark Elliott
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
39 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Mark Elliott has been in the charter industry for over 50 years, starting as a first mate in 1969 and taking over as captain in 1979. Throughout the years one thing has remained the same: Capt. Mark’s passion and dedication to all guests that come aboard. From the most experienced angler to the first timer, Capt. Mark truly invests his years of knowledge and experience into every angler to ensure they leave with lasting memories for years to come.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Tautog Tautog

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

#1 (Downeast) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 550HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on August 26, 2020
Captain Mark is the best!!! I wanted to do something special with my grandsons, so I booked an 8 hour fishing trip. The boys...
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Jacki K.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 9, 2020
I can’t say enough about our fishing trip with Captain Mark, and First Mate, Jay. My sister and I took our boys ranging in...
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Lysander, NY
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5 hr trip with Captain Mark Elliot

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 25, 2020
Caught over 40 sea bass in the trip. Went 17 miles offshore to a good spot and had a great experience catching sea bass. My...
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Half day PM trip with captain mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 12, 2020
This trip was awesome! Decided to go shark fishing and wasn’t disappointed. As beginners, captain mike gave us a quick tutorial...
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Philadelphia, PA
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on July 15, 2020
Beautiful day, started off by grabbing a bunch of Blues that we killed and the sea bass ,,,,hit every drop,,,Jay was very...
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FAQs about Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters

Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $950 per group - Spring Black Drum Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Deep Water Seabass (Fall) (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Deep Water Seabass (Spring) (8 hours)
  • $1,850 per group - Full Day Trip – Trolling (12 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - Extended Full Day Trip – Canyons (16 hours)

When you book a trip with Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private with sink.)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Star Rod, Daiwa.)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tautog
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo