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.

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
    price breakdown
    $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, trolling and chumming for Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, as well as Mahi Mahi, White Marlin, and Wahoo. This is a 12-hour trip, so be sure to bring some food and drinks, as well as 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
    price breakdown
    $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
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $950
    price breakdown
    $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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    price breakdown
    $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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    price breakdown
    $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. Just sit back and enjoy your time on the water!
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About the Captain

Mark Elliott
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

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

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Bonnie T.
York, PA
 5.00
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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
 5.00
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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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Paul S.
Lysander, NY
 5.00
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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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Nicholas D.
Philadelphia, PA
 5.00
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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...
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Louis K.
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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