Apalachicola's Legacy Charters

Come visit Apalachicola, Florida and embark on a fishing adventure together with Apalachicola’s Legacy Charters. Captain Marcus Stratton is a fourth-generation angler who grew up exploring the Apalachicola Bay and River as well as their beautiful and fish-rich surroundings. Join him in fishing inshore and nearshore waters, reefs, and wrecks, and create many fishing moments you won’t forget!

Your boat for the day will be a 24’ Seastrike center console with room for up to 4 guests. It’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha four stroke engine that can reach speeds up to 25 knots and is equipped with all the modern navigation electronics. In case you need it, there’s a walk-in head toilet you can use. The boat has also got outriggers, a livewell, and an ice-box.

Using light tackle, you’ll be bottom fishing and trolling the waters in order to catch various Grouper species, Lane and Mangrove Snapper, Black Seabass, Spotted Seatrout, Kingfish, Amberjack, as well as Flounder. It’s up to you whether you’ll keep your catch or return it into the water.

All the fishing rods, reels, tackle, lures, and drinks will be waiting for you aboard when you arrive. The captain also covers you for a fishing license, so pack nothing but some snacks. You’re also welcome to bring your kids on the trip.

Apalachicola’s Legacy Charters works to make your fishing trip as good as possible, so hop aboard and have loads of fun on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    As the old adage goes – "The early bird gets the worm"! Get your day going by beating the heat and catching that early morning bite and the always impressive sunrise on the Apalachicola Bay.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (11:30)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $450
    This trip is for those not so early to rise. Join Captain Marcus as you disembark from the 10' hole boat ramp in Apalachicola and fish its oyster bars and grass flats targeting speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and tripletail.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 21 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    Before the day is done catch that evening bite and the breathtaking beauty as the sun sets on the Apalachicola Bay.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This is a 6-hour fishing trip for up to 4 anglers on Apalachicola Bay. You'll have the opportunity to catch Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, as well as Tripletail. You and the crew will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and get back at 1:00 p.m.
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About the Captain

Marcus Stratton
Apalachicola, Florida, United States
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19 Customer reviews
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Member since November 2021
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The crew at Apalachicola's Legacy Charters is beyond lucky to live in a paradise and enjoy sharing every aspect of it. From pre-civil war history all the way to modern topics. Captain Marcus is a fourth-generation mariner and he grew up navigating the Apalachicola River and Bay, its tributaries, marsh, creeks, and the surrounding area.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Seastrike (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
A walk-in head in the console
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Plenty of room when targeting bottom fish
Outriggers
When trolling for King Mackerel
Ice Box
Plenty of room for fish to take your catch home

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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October fishing trip
Best trip me and my family have ever had.  Mike th
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Karl L.
Brisben, NY
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day in the bay

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 23, 2022
We had a great time and caught a bunch of fish, mostly trout. Fed 14 people at our house that night. Captain was great! We...
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Justin B.
Carrabelle, Florida
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with kids

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (11:30) on December 7, 2022
We had a great half day with the captain. He was excellent with all three kids and provided an experience my kids will never...
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Charles C.
Grand Junction, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Offshore half day trip with Captain Marcus

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 6, 2022
Made some changes the day before the trip and he was so accommodating. It was our first time and he did all he could to ensure...
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Matthew C.
Madisonville, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day PM trip.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on September 14, 2022
Captain Marcus was amazing!  I called him before our trip and told him what I was looking for.  He delivered big time. ...
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Tommy M.
Edison, GA
Excellent
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Fishing with Marcus

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 20, 2022
Capt. Marcus is a great guy. He was very helpful & attentive with my 7 years old grandson. We caught fish & thoroughly enjoyed...
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FAQs about Apalachicola's Legacy Charters

Apalachicola's Legacy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (11:30) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Apalachicola's Legacy Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet A walk-in head in the console
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Plenty of room when targeting bottom fish
  • Outriggers When trolling for King Mackerel
  • Ice Box Plenty of room for fish to take your catch home

Trips booked with Apalachicola's Legacy Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Apalachicola's Legacy Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Apalachicola's Legacy Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Apalachicola's Legacy Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spotted Seatrout