The Ana Banana Fishing Company is a family business that has been putting smiles on all of their guests’ faces for the past 15 years since it was established in Florida. The friendly and outgoing Captain Joel has been fishing for most of his life in the Gulf waters and is able to take you on a fishing trip of your dreams on the waters out of Marathon.

The lovely yellow Ana Banana boat is a 24 foot Hanson built in 2015 which accommodates up to 6 guests. It is very spacious with a beam 10 feet wide, which gives everyone onboard plenty of space. The Lowrance electronics will put you on the best fishing spots using a fishfinder, and you will be safe no matter where you go as it has a GPS, a radar and a VHF radio for communication with the Coast Guard. This attractive boat has a 2 seated tower with dual steering and dual controls, as well as a toilet in the center console - an essential when taking your kids out for a long time.

Since you will be fishing in the beautiful and clear warm waters of Florida, you will likely be catching lots of different species. In the extensive area of the Gulf of Mexico, you can catch Snapper and Tarpon on the inshore trips. If you decide to take a longer trip and venture further out on a nearshore trip you can catch Black Drum, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and even some mighty Sharks.

At Ana Banana Fishing Company, the fishing technique mostly used is light spinning tackle, but heavy tackle is also available. Specialist techniques such as Bowfishing, Spearfishing, and Flounder Gigging can also be arranged with this accommodating captain. Fishing will mostly be done with very fresh live bait caught on the day including Sardines, Mullet and Blue Runners. Captain Joel will also happily clean, fillet and cook your catch for you at the end of the trip. His First mate will be happy to help you, so don’t forget to leave some tips at the end of the trip!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Friends Helping Friends Fish (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $795
    This charter package gives you a chance to fish a world class fishery, with a world-class captain, on a world-class tournament winning boat, with 5 of your best friends. You'll catch Redfish, Kingfish, Speckled Trout, and more. Anything you catch that can be kept can be cooked for you, but if you need any other snacks feel free to bring them along. Your fishing license for the day is included.
  • Private trip
    Friends Helping Friends Fish (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $795
    You and 5 friends will fish for 4 hours with a top captain on a great boat. This is the most popular trip Ana Banana Fishing Company offer. Target Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, and plenty more. Fly fishing is available on request. Your license is included, and what you catch will be cooked for you. If you require any other snacks please bring them along.
  • Private trip
    Sunset fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $795
    Take pictures of the fish of a lifetime with a breath taking Florida Sunset in the back ground!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $995
    The perfect trip for a family with children, it lasts 6 hours which gives you plenty of time and opportunity to catch some nice fish. You could be fishing inshore and nearshore up to 9 miles off the coast. Potential target fish include Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel and Redfish. Captain Joel is happy to clean and fillet your catch so you can have a nice meal as well.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,195
    Captain Joel will take you on a lovely inshore or near shore trip depending on your agreement. He will go up to 9 miles off coast where you can expect to catch Snook, Redfish and Flounder among others. You can also make an inshore trip where you are likely to catch King and Spanish Mackerel.
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About the Captain

Joel Brandenburg
Marathon, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
238 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2015
This very experienced captain is a third-generation fishing captain in his family. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year and he loves every minute of it. He is native to Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and focused on childhood grief issues and grief counseling. He's also a co-creator of two published kids' books. Captain Joel loves acquainting his guests with the most epic fish which he believes are exactly where he is from – the Gulf of Mexico.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Little Manatee,Manatee, Alafia,
Lake Fishing
Local lakes for spawning Largemouth Bass
Inshore Fishing
Tampa Bay and intracoastal waterways
Nearshore Fishing
Anna Maria, Egmonte Key, Ft Desoto
Offshore Fishing
Gulf of Mexico - up to 10 miles out
Reef Fishing
Many reefs
Wreck Fishing
Many wrecks
Flats Fishing
Grass, sand and oyster
Backcountry Fishing
Mangroves and esturaries

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Live bait spinning rod and reels
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Grouper and Snapper digging
Trolling
Grouper and Pelagics in Tampa Bay and the Gulf
Spinning
Most of the time
Jigging
For Trout, Reds, and Grouper
Popping
Pop for Trout
Fly Fishing
We have the biggest saltwater fly tourney on earth
Drift Fishing
Trout, Snapper, Grouper
Kite Fishing
Kingfish
Bowfishing
Cobia and Sheepshead
Handline
We hand line Goliath Grouper
Spearfishing
If it swims and it's legal we spear it
Flounder Gigging
Flounder
Deep Sea Fishing
We troll in Tampa Bay and Gulf

Amenities

Toilet
in center console
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
2 seated tower with dual steering and dual controls
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
90% live bait fishing

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
new
Live Bait
Caught fresh daily
Lures
Yes, we have them
Catch cleaning & filleting
Yes, we do it all
First Mate
Sometimes - Works for tips!
Fishing License
Yes, included
Lunch
You hook em we cook em
Fly Fishing Equipment
Upon request

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
You hook em we cook em included in the charter fee
Catch and Release Allowed
keep or release what you want as long as it's legal
Disabled Accessible
Take out wounded warriors in wheel chairs weekly

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 84 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (91)
Three quarter day trip with Captain Joel
Three quarter day trip with Captain Joel
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Bryan O.
Pompano Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 24, 2022
An absolutely terrific experience. I’ve grown up on boats and very adept at fishing. Fished the keys personally and with...
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Erin K.
Dunedin, Florida
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great six hour trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 22, 2022
My daughter and I had a blast fishing with Captain Joel and first mate Moose! He knew exactly where to take us to catch fish...
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Eric W.
Downers Grove, IL
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Joel

VERIFIED   Friends Helping Friends Fish (AM) on March 31, 2022
My 8 year old son an I had a great time with Captain Joel. It was my son’s first boat fishing experience so we went for action...
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Kenneth H.
Hardyville, VA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Friends Helping Friends Fish (AM) on February 8, 2022
Have fished with Ana Banana in previous years. They moved their base of operation to near the vaca cut. Had to climb over 2...
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Laz H.
Dothan, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
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5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 15, 2022
We love it we limited out after 3 hrs .if you want fish come see Captain Jojo
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FAQs about Ana Banana Fishing Company

Ana Banana Fishing Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • $795 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Friends Helping Friends Fish (AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Friends Helping Friends Fish (PM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Sunset fishing (4 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,195 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ana Banana Fishing Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet in center console
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge 2 seated tower with dual steering and dual controls
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well 90% live bait fishing
  • Refrigerator
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Radar

Trips booked with Ana Banana Fishing Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (new)
  • Live Bait (Caught fresh daily)
  • Lures (Yes, we have them)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Yes, we do it all)
  • First Mate (Sometimes - Works for tips!)
  • Fishing License (Yes, included)
  • Lunch (You hook em we cook em)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon request)

Ana Banana Fishing Company offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Little Manatee,Manatee, Alafia,)
  • Lake Fishing (Local lakes for spawning Largemouth Bass)
  • Inshore Fishing (Tampa Bay and intracoastal waterways)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Anna Maria, Egmonte Key, Ft Desoto)
  • Offshore Fishing (Gulf of Mexico - up to 10 miles out)
  • Reef Fishing (Many reefs)
  • Wreck Fishing (Many wrecks)
  • Flats Fishing (Grass, sand and oyster)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Mangroves and esturaries)

Ana Banana Fishing Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Live bait spinning rod and reels)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Grouper and Snapper digging)
  • Trolling (Grouper and Pelagics in Tampa Bay and the Gulf)
  • Spinning (Most of the time)
  • Jigging (For Trout, Reds, and Grouper)
  • Popping (Pop for Trout)
  • Fly Fishing (We have the biggest saltwater fly tourney on earth)
  • Drift Fishing (Trout, Snapper, Grouper)
  • Kite Fishing (Kingfish)
  • Bowfishing (Cobia and Sheepshead)
  • Handline (We hand line Goliath Grouper)
  • Spearfishing (If it swims and it's legal we spear it)
  • Flounder Gigging (Flounder)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (We troll in Tampa Bay and Gulf)

Top targeted fish species with Ana Banana Fishing Company include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon