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 2018. This spacious vessel can cruise at a hair-raising speed of 60 knots thanks to its 250 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

Ladyfish
Permit
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Tarpon
Weakfish

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Performance fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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:
Cash
Checks

About the Captain

Brad Buczko
Marco Island, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
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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%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 51 reviews
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Captain Brad helped the boys catch a bunch of fish
Big Black Tip Shark!
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Paul O'donnell
Landenberg, PA
 5.00
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Capt. Brad is THE MAN !!!

VERIFIED   September 12, 2018
Just spent two days (9/10, 9/12) fishing with Capt. Brad Buczko in the beautiful backcountry around Marco Island - the prime...
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Mike Zimmerman
Suffolk, VA
 5.00
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6 hours of Catching, not Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  September 25, 2018
Brad is a great captain and guide, very nice and accommodating to the needs of the fisherman.  As a local native, he...
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John Sarna
Bonita Springs, Florida
 5.00
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12-4 PM hot but great catches

VERIFIED   June 6, 2018
Took my wife and 7 yo daughter out with Brad.  Caught more fish than I could count.  2 prize fish and 3 spotted trout...
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Ron Guensch
Springfield Township, NJ
 5.00
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1/2 day with captain Brad

VERIFIED   June 14, 2018
Awesome trip with a great Captain! Caught 3 redfish, one measuring 33 inches which put up a crazy fight. Also caught a bunch...
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Mathew Dziuban
Fredericksburg, VA
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Half Day with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
My family had a great time! He put on fish very quickly. Him and my 6 year old son hit it off immediately and were quite the...
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