Water Time Inshore Fishing

Calusa Island Marina
Marco Island FL, United States

If you are looking to experience the 10,000 Islands in ways not everyone has, Water Time Inshore Fishing is your best choice. From backcountry creeks to nearshore wrecks, you will be able to explore some of Florida’s most productive fishing grounds.

Captain Brad Buczko grew up devoting all his time to learning this uncharted area and mastering these prolific waters. His goal is to put you on fish and help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Brad will take you out aboard his 22’ Pathfinder boat, which was built in 2004. This spacious vessel can cruise at a hair-raising speed of 40 knots thanks to its 150 HP Yamaha engine. The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers to fish in comfort and style. All you have to do is hop onboard and enjoy the ride!

Check the bite in the 10,000 Islands or head up to 9 miles out. Fish the backcountry waters of the Everglades, explore the vast grass flats, wrecks, and artificial and man-made reefs.

Get your hands on anything that is in season and biting, including anything from Jack Crevalle, Permit, and Snook to Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, Gag and Red Grouper, Ladyfish, Weakfish, Redfish, and even Sharks.

All trips with Water Time Inshore fishing are all-inclusive; you will only need to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Please note, that a discounted rate is available for 1st response workers on the half day trip. This is offered to parties that are fire, EMS, police, and military workers. Proof of ID is obligatory to qualify for this special rate.

So what are you waiting for? Join the captain and get some WATER TIME!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 4 persons
    Enjoy 6 hours of inshore fishing getting a full dose of the famous Everglades action. With more time on the water, the possibilities are endless. Please note, that the departure time depends on the fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 4 persons
    This is 4 hours of all-inclusive fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Jacks, Flounder, Tarpon, and Sharks. The departure time may vary.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day: 1st Responder Special Rate
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    This is a discounted trip to eligible first responders. Included parties are fire, EMS, police, and military workers. With proof of ID enjoy a steeply discounted trip. Thanks for your service. Please note, that the trip start times may vary based on availability and fishing conditions.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Trip - Strictly Sharks
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 4 persons
    Engage in a rod-bending battle with the area's elite predators in this all-out Shark excursion. Start times can be adjusted upon guest's request. Please note that the trip start times may vary based on availability and fishing conditions.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Performance fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

22 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

About the Captain

Brad Buczko
Marco Island, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
I grew up on Marco Island and spent all my free time fishing the backcountry near Marco Island and the surrounding 10,000 islands. I am a full-time firefighter and guide on my days off. I spend multiple days a week on the water so I am always familiar with where the fish are and how we are going to catch them.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Marco Island Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.91 out of 5 stars from 45 reviews

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Good day on the water.  Wish the fish would have cooperated a bit more.  Wasn’t for Lack of trying.  Would do this trip again in a heartbeat.  Thanks for a great day Water Time Charters!

Fished July 11, 2018
Brad Buczko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 12, 2018

Thanks Cameron!

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Fished July 9, 2018
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Captain Brad was great and tried his best to locate sharks, but none could be found,
It would have been more enjoyable if there were enough fishing poles for everyone to use while
trolling for sharks.

Fished July 6, 2018
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