Olde Salty Island Charters invites anglers of all levels to join them in this special piece of paradise. There’s something for everyone to experience in this beautiful area of SW Florida. Join Captain Mark for Shark fishing day or night, cruise, explore Island Beach and have a lunch picnic there, go swimming and shelling.

The trip starts on a 25’ Sea Fox Commander that accommodates up to 6 guests. She’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and reaches the speed of 42 knots. You can always count on a safe and fast ride to any fishing spot you need. The boat features Garmin and Raymarine navigational electronics, a portable head, and a multimedia system.

Some of the species you can go after are Grouper, Snook, all kinds of Snapper, Trout, Triggerfish, Shark, and many more. If you don’t have anything specific you’d like to catch, you can choose your adventure based on sightseeing opportunities and wildlife. Just ask the captain what each trip offers and what sounds best for your friends and family.

Rods, tackle, bait, and ice are provided, but feel free to bring your rod. You can pack your food, drinks, and sun protection. The captain will clean the catch after the trip.

This is your adventure, let Olde Salty Island Charters take you there!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Coastal
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    Fishing outside of the Barrier Islands and up to nine nautical miles offshore. Target all kinds of Snapper, Grouper, Shark, Snook, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Target the interior barrier islands, docks, bridges, grass flats, small mangrove islands and passes between the barrier islands.
  • Private trip
    Sightseeing/Beach/Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    You design your adventure in our tropical paradise. Choose sightseeing, goingto the beach, visiting one of our many island restaurants and some inshore fishing. All of this is ready for you, book with us and we can do it all.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Night Trip – Shark (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $450
    Looking for Blacktip, Bonnethead, and hopefully a nice Cobia. Only 4 guests can come to this trip and they have to be at least 16 years old. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    In and around barrier islands of SW Florida, up to 5 miles offshore. Target Snook, Triggerfish, Snapper, Trout, Porgy, and many more. The captain will prepare everything you need to catch fish, you just need to pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Leave early, come back early. Spend the morning looking for Blacktip, Bonnethead, and possibly Cobia. All guests need to be at least 16 years old and only 4 can join.
  • Private trip
    Beach/Restaurant/Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    Let us take you to a tropical paradise on an island beach, explore the sand and water, do some shelling and sun bathing. Then we will take you to one of our many island restaurants, then do some inshore fishing. Let us take you on this adventure. So many options once you book with us. We can do it all, including more time if you like. Design your adventure with us.
  • Private trip
    Sightseeing and Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Come explore the tropical barrier islands of SW Florida, do some inshore fishing and take in the natural wildlife we have to offer. Book with us and you can plan your day and your adventure.
  • Private trip
    Sightseeing/Beach/Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Tour the tropical barrier islands of SW Florida, see wildlife, relax on an island beach or spend some time fishing inshore. So many options to choose from once you book with us.
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About the Captain

Mark Savoy
St. James City, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2021
I have over 28 years of experience in our local waters. I feel free when I am on the water and I love everything about boating and fishing. I am on my 5th boat and have decided to make this my retirement plan. I have spent many years offshore fishing from the Bahamas, the Florida Keys, and Costa Rica. I grew up fishing freshwater in Texas and came to Florida when I was a teenager. I was hooked on the saltwater action! Now I fish, tour, and enjoy all that this piece of paradise has to offer here in SW Florida.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Redfish Redfish
Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Sea Fox Commander (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Johnathan W.
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VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Coastal on August 5, 2021
Today was a great day and my family and have a new friend. Captain Mark is a awesome person. He really went above and beyond...
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Racine, WI
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Amazing family fishing trip!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Coastal on May 8, 2021
We spent 9 hours on the water and caught so many fish I couldn’t keep count! Captain Mark and his first mate Nene were awesome...
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Fort Myers, FL
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Night Trip – Shark (4 MAX) on June 11, 2021
Captin Mark is my guy, and definitely the go to for all things fishing in Southwest Florida! Literally 15 seconds after the...
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VERIFIED   Beach/Restaurant/Fishing on June 23, 2021
My husband and I took our two kids and they’re friends for a fishing expedition and I’m so glad I chose Mark. He explained...
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Bethlehem, PA
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Best day of fishing in our lives

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Coastal on July 30, 2021
We caught about 100 fish (75 keepers) on the 8 hour charter. We were catching fish after fish. My friends flew in from out...
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FAQs about Olde Salty Island Charters

Olde Salty Island Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Night Trip – Shark (4 MAX) (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Shark (4 MAX) (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - Beach/Restaurant/Fishing (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - Sightseeing and Fishing (6 hours)
  • $450 per group - Sightseeing/Beach/Fishing (6 hours)
  • $550 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Coastal (8 hours)
  • $550 per group - Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • $550 per group - Sightseeing/Beach/Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Olde Salty Island Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable head)
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Raymarine )
  • Live Bait Well (2, aft and center)
  • Multimedia System (Sirius radio)

Trips booked with Olde Salty Island Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Shrimp, Pinfish)
  • Lures (Divers and top water)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Crew and Guest, (if desired).)
  • Fishing License (I hold a Saltwater Captains license.)

Olde Salty Island Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Barrier islands, Bays and Harbors)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Outside of barrier islands and passes )
  • Offshore Fishing (5 to 30 miles off)
  • Reef Fishing (Natural ledges and artificial )
  • Wreck Fishing (Numerous wrecks in our waters)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Interior barrier islands)

Olde Salty Island Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Olde Salty Island Charters include:
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Redfish
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)