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 Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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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About the Captain

Jonathan Gelman
Goodland, Florida, United States
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19 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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Recommended, but you can keep some

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Edward L.
Naples, FL
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Full Day with Red Snarpon Charters

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 21, 2022
My 35 y.o. son and I fished with Cpt. Jonathan out of Goodland this week.  Because of the sustained high winds the previous...
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David K.
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Family fishing and an amazing dinner

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 8, 2022
Captain Jonathan did an amazing job of getting us on fish.  The kids loved reeling in snook, jacks, snappers, and even a couple...
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John N.
Cheshire, CT
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Half Day trip with Captain Jonathan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 14, 2022
My son and I had a great time. Captain Jonathan knew all of the best spots around Marco Island. In 4 hrs we caught over a dozen...
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Eric S.
Des Moines, IA
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Wonderful day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 18, 2022
I would highly recommend Jonathan. He took time to answer questions. He was very knowledgeable about gosh species.  He showed...
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Michel O.
Pembroke Pines, FL
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Best Fishing Trip -Amazing Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 21, 2022
For my son and I this was the best fishing experience we’ve ever had.  Beautiful day, Captain was so kind and knowledgeable,...
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FAQs about Red Snarpon Charters Inc.

Red Snarpon Charters Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $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
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

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