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 44’ Henriques with twin 700 HP diesel engines and 600 gallons of fuel to provide the range and speed needed to find the fish. With an oversized 170-square foot cockpit, transom door, cockpit helm, and room for hundreds of pounds of ice and fish, the Gone Fishin’ is truly a fishing machine.

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.

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

Don’t miss out! Stay up to date with Capt. Mark and the Gone Fishin’ by visiting our social media pages.

Note: Due to the increased price of fuel this year, the cost for trips unfortunately had to be increased for the 2022 season. We intend to change trip prices back to their original fares as soon as fuel prices return back to normal.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $700
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 8
    $700
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $900
    Similar to the half day trip; however this trip offers you additional fishing time whether it's trolling and/or bottom fishing. Perfect for groups that want to get out early and be back in time to go to beach.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 7 - Jun 15
    $1,150
    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
    Full Day Trip – Spring Black Drum
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $1,150
    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
    Deep Water Seabass (Fall)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 31
    $1,350
    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 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Jun 22
    $1,350
    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 – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $2,300
    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
    Extended Full Day Trip – Canyons
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $3,700
    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!
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About the Captain

Mark Elliott
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
85 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Henriques (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 700HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
44 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
Private with sink.
Air Conditioning
GPS
Simrad evo3
Fishfinder
Simrad evo3
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Star Rod, Daiwa.
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
No minimum age.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 85 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (72)
Great Half Day Trip with Captain Mark
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Jason C.
Willingboro, NJ
Excellent
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Great Half Day Trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on August 11, 2022
This was our first trip out with Captain Mark and we had great time! The boat and the equipment were top notch. Mark and Joe...
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Kevin C.
Yonkers, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Best Day of Fishing Ever

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 9, 2022
Gone Fishing is the real deal. The captain and his 1st mate were great. The boat was amazing, clean, spacious and comfortable....
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Kevin J.
Malvern, PA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Another Great Family Day!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 4, 2022
We returned this year for another 6hr trip with Capt Mark.  (Two brothers and two 12yr old sons).  Once again, he took great...
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Herman J.
Leesburg, VA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 23, 2022
My family and I had a fantastic time with Captain Mike and First Mate, Bob.  We were on fish from the first plainer set until...
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John B.
Warrington, PA
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 17, 2022
Great time had by all. Enjoyed Captain Marks new Boat and all the Amenities. Our third trip with Captain Mark and did not disappoint....
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FAQs about Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters

Gone Fishin’ Sport Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Full Day Trip – Spring Black Drum (8 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Deep Water Seabass (Fall) (8 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Deep Water Seabass (Spring) (8 hours)
  • $2,300 per group - Full Day Trip – Trolling (8 hours)
  • $3,700 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.
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS Simrad evo3
  • Fishfinder Simrad evo3
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Simrad evo3
  • Life Jackets

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