Red Snarpon Charters Inc.

Red Snarpon Charters Inc. is located in Goodland and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Capt. Jonathan is a Marco Island local who grew up fishing the waters around the area for the last 25 years. Having recently transitioned from the restaurant industry to a full-time guide, he’s eager to share his huge passion for fishing with you and help you have a fun trip. The captain also loves introducing anglers of all ages to fishing, especially kids.

Capt. Jonathan will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 8-hour trips, mainly fishing for Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and Speckled Trout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 22’ Pathfinder 2200 V boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat comes with an ice-box and a wireless trolling motor.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Red Snarpon Charters Inc.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half day off season
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    US $450
    Discounted trip for the off season. 4 hrs. Backwater fishing targeting snapper, trout, snook, redfish, sheeps head, sharks.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    Half day Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $550
    Half day trips we stay close to the area we start so we can maximize the amount of time we are fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Morning
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $550
    This is a good trip for people who just want to get out and do a little fishing. You can target most species in a short time frame, however, you're somewhat limited on where you can go due to the time limit. Departure is between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m or in the afternoon, depending on what the captain has available.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $750
    Same as the half day trip with 2 extra hours. This allows you and the captain to go a little farther and also gives you an advantage of being out through more of the tide. Even if fishing isn't perfect right away, it will get better and you'll have enough time. The captain recommends this trip to most all anglers, from beginner to advanced. You leave early between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $950
    This is for the more advanced angler, or maybe the person who wants to go do a little fishing in the morning and then hit the beach in the afternoon. Make sure to bring plenty of drinks and food as you'll be out all day. You leave between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 80 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Drew I.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip Morning on May 2, 2024
We started the morning getting bate fish which took a bit longer than usual. It’s fishing, uncontrollable. Our charter was...
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Edward H.
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing afternoon of fishing!

VERIFIED   Half day Afternoon on February 27, 2024
Highly recommend Captain Jonathan, we will be booking with him in our next trip down.  His spots for bait were beyond productive...
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Chelsey J.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip Morning on May 13, 2024
Jonathan was awesome! He was smart and knowledgeable! He was helpful with the kids and was able to answer many questions the...
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Chris C.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Super knowledgable

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip Morning on April 18, 2024
We had a great day of fishing with Captain John. Unfortunately the fish weren’t biting much today, but he was extremely knowledgable...
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Andrew S.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip Morning on April 30, 2024
Great trip. We enjoyed the morning.  He worked numerous spots to ensure we caught fish and had fun.  He did a great job of...
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FAQs about Red Snarpon Charters Inc.

Red Snarpon Charters Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - Half day off season (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Half day Afternoon (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Half Day Trip Morning (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Red Snarpon Charters Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Simrad
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Red Snarpon Charters Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (I typically will have some live shrimp on the boat. If weather conditions allow, we will cast netblive baits at the beginning of the day. All is included in the cost of the trip )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning is included in the cost of the trip)
  • Fishing License (My license covers all anglers on the trip.)

Red Snarpon Charters Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Red Snarpon Charters Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning (Artificial or live bait)

Top targeted fish species with Red Snarpon Charters Inc. include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Jonathan Gelman
Marco Island, Florida, United States
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80 Customer reviews
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Member since January 2022
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Captain Jonathan has been fishing since he was big enough to hold a rod and has been exploring the waters around Marco Island for over 25 years. The captain has worked in the restaurant industry since he was 12 years old and has just recently made his passion a career, making his dream come true. He enjoys taking all anglers but has a real passion for teaching the basics to new anglers and getting a kid on its first fish. Captain Jonathan feels honored to get to be part of a special moment between family and friends.

About this listing

Targeted species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Artificial or live bait

Amenities

GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
I typically will have some live shrimp on the boat. If weather conditions allow, we will cast netblive baits at the beginning of the day. All is included in the cost of the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning is included in the cost of the trip
Fishing License
My license covers all anglers on the trip.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Kids of all ages welcome.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Recommended, but you can keep some

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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