Cruise Fish Dive- Spear1up

13535 Vanderbilt Beach Drive
Naples FL, United States

Reel 1 Up Fish & Dive Charters also Florida Excursions offer a variety of fishing adventures from Southwest Florida. We provide a variety of charters from fishing, scuba diving and several types of cruises and tours.

Spear 1 Up is a 28ft Dusky that is well equipped for fishing and scuba diving expeditions in the offshore waters of Southwest Florida. To help get you to the perfect spot, the vessel is powered by twin 225 HP Mercury Opti Max Outboard engines and furnished with Garmin navigational electronics. The roomy deck seats six passengers along with two crew members, and a large live well and cooler are fitted on board. For your travelling comfort, the boat is complete with a marine head and fresh water wash down. Spear 1 Up also provides spearfishing and snorkeling equipment, and has plenty of space for scuba diving tanks and gear both above and below deck, with emergency oxygen included on board.

Reel 1 Up’s offshore charters can take you to various locations up to 9 miles from the coast. You will have the opportunity to explore several reefs, wrecks and bottom structures, targeting species such as Barracuda, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Permit, Sheephead, Snook, Snappers and Shark. Depending on your skill level, you can cast lures or bottom fish with bait. Penn and Shimano reels and Custom Shakespeare and Star Rods are all provided on board as part of the charter package. Reel 1 Up prefers to practice catch and release where possible, although they can clean and fillet your catch for you for a delicious dinner.

If you are looking to catch the fish of a lifetime, the able crew know how to put their customers on big fish. No matter your experience level, they will do what it takes to teach you what drag screaming is all about.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Night Trip- 8 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 1100
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 125
    each additional person
    This is a great way to take advantage of Florida's cooler climate as well as catching night feeding fish. It is proven that certain species of fish feed more at night during the full moon cycle because of stronger tides. We will target Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Lane Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Shark, and Permit.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 125
    each additional person
    Offshore trips are out to 9 miles off the coast depending on the length of the trip. We fish various reefs, wrecks and bottom structure that offer a variety of fishing options. For the experienced angler, test your skills by casting lures or if you're just a beginner bottom fishing baits is always a good way to go. If you are looking for that fish of a lifetime opportunity this is the way to go. We specialize in putting you on big fish and will do what it takes to make sure you have great experience.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip- 6 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This is a great way to take advantage of Florida's cooler climate as well as catching night feeding fish. It is proven that certain species of fish feed more at night during the full moon cycle because of stronger tides. We will target Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Lane Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Shark, and Permit.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Offshore trips are out to 9 miles off the coast depending on the length of the trip. We fish various reefs, wrecks and bottom structure that offer a variety of fishing options. For the experienced angler, test your skills by casting lures or if you're just a beginner bottom fishing baits is always a good way to go. If you are looking for that fish of a lifetime opportunity this is the way to go. We specialize in putting you on big fish and will do what it takes to make sure you have great experience.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip- 4 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a great way to take advantage of Florida's cooler climate as well as catching night feeding fish. It is proven that certain species of fish feed more at night during the full moon cycle because of stronger tides. We will target Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Lane Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Shark, and Permit.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Offshore trips are out to 9 miles off the coast depending on the length of the trip. We fish various reefs, wrecks and bottom structure that offer a variety of fishing options. For the experienced angler, test your skills by casting lures or if you're just a beginner bottom fishing baits is always a good way to go. If you are looking for that fish of a lifetime opportunity this is the way to go. We specialize in putting you on big fish and will do what it takes to make sure you have great experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Mid Morning
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Offshore trips are out to 9 miles off the coast depending on the length of the trip. We fish various reefs, wrecks and bottom structure that offer a variety of fishing options. For the experienced angler, test your skills by casting lures or if you're just a beginner bottom fishing baits is always a good way to go. If you are looking for that fish of a lifetime opportunity this is the way to go. We specialize in putting you on big fish and will do what it takes to make sure you have great experience.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red)
Jack (African Pompano)
Permit
Pompano

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Boat Specs

Dusky Marine (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 225HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Naples Marina And Excursions
Naples, Florida, United States
Member since October 2015
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Head Captain & Manager of Reel 1 Up Fish & Dive Charters, Mark Garcy is a USCG licensed Captain for vessel’s up to 100 tons, is certified in tow & rescue, and holds current certifications in CPR, First Aid, Open Water, Nitrox, Rescue Diver and as an NAUI Oxygen Provider. Captain Mark has over 25 years of experience fishing waters from the Great Lakes to Alaska, and the East and West Coast's of Florida. Captain Mark has also been a member of the SKA Tournament Team "Reel 1 Up", Spearfishing Tournament Team "Spear 1 Up" and on the Pro Staff for Owner Hooks.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 89%

Naples Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.17 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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This particular experience was a complete waste of money.  Everything seemed very rushed.  The boat arrived at the marina when we were supposed to be departing.  Once out on the water, we spent just about another hour trolling around for bait to put in the hold so we could get out and fish at some reef.  Then we finally headed to a reef and dropped anchor.  Captain Mark not so much a people person.  Expectations high on already knowing what your supposed to do.  I had three teenagers with me and my wife.  Captain Mark not patient with these kids and was pretty rude to them when they asked questions or didn’t do the right thing when possibly getting a bite on the line.  We ended up catching maybe 7 small fish with possibly just one worth posting a photo because it was good looking.  We then spent another good amount of time going to another location because a dolphin showed up and started eating our bait.  We went to another reef and did not have any more luck there for the 30 min we had left.  Although not getting out on time, Captain was sure to cut off the trip right at the 4 hours and head in empty handed.  Lunch is advertised as part of the experience but Captain Mark just brought us in and said goodbye and sorry it wasn’t a better day for us.  Overall downer on the day.  Upside was Kirt, our first mate was very pleasant to talk with and had a great laid back personality.

Fished July 20, 2018
Naples Marina And Excursions (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 21, 2018

I am sorry you feel that way. We worked very hard to put your family on fish which we did. I don’t think it is fair to write a bad review when we did our job and put you on fish. First off we departed on time and also gave you 20 minutes extra time.  At no time was I rude with anyone and in fact the one teenaged boy I don’t believe was your son was being rude which even your son made a comment about. I tried to help him when he had a big fish on which there are only seconds to react but it got in the reef because he didn’t understand the directions then was very rude when I asked him to hand me the rod so I could try and get the fish out of the rocks. There could be more said about that but I will not comment about the attitude of a teenager.  I asked you before we started what your goal was either to try and go for big fish or just have fun and put the group on a lot of fish. You asked to go for big fish which I explained in order to do so we would need to catch bait that is not available for purchase which I had bought bait and chum which would have been fine to catch plenty of fish and we could have saved time but I followed your request. I have no control over how long it takes to find and then catch the bait which we did. Also because of that we had numerous bites and lost fish which I don’t control. I did everything you requested which was to put 5 people that had no experience on big fish which I did and where lost due to inexperience which happens in fishing. Also remeber I can’t control the dolphin that came and started to take our fish and baits requiring me to move the boat to another reef which I didn’t have to do but was trying to show you all a good time. I even gave you extra time at no charge due to the dolphin ordeal. In the end I’m not sure why it was a waste of time when it seemed most everyone was having fun catching fish. That’s why they call it fishing not catching which some days is great and some days people don’t catch anything, which we caught quite a bit. In the end I am used to customers coming out expecting to catch a world record with no experience and booking the cheapest trip possible allowing no time for the crew to try and teach them how to even fish. Once again I am very disappointed in the review you gave when myself and crew worked hard and did everything possible to show everyone a good time and put everyone on fish. Remember I asked you if you wanted to go for big fish or a lot of fish and you said big fish. You also mentioned you came back empty handed but at no time did you request us to clean fish for you to take. You said you had to leave right from the trip to head to Ft. Lauderdale to catch a 6am flight which we gave you some places to stop and see along the way to see alligators. At no time did you request to take fish with you. In our description we mention we practice catch and release but don’t mind filleting your catch to have a diner. There was actually over 5 fish that could have been cleaned and plenty for a meal but we released most of the fish which you said nothing about. It seems to me nothing we could have done would have been good short of all 5 people catching record size fish which we tried our best.
Also we do not advertise lunch as part of any charters we offer. We do fishing not food. Capt. Mark

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We had a great day put on some large fish that ultimately one out in the end. We saw several turtles and even manatees. Would highly recommend.

Fished July 17, 2018
Naples Marina And Excursions (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 21, 2018

Brandon, it was a pleasure taking you all out fishing. I appreciate how hard everyone tried their best and at no time gave up. I look forward to seeing you in the future. Capt. Mark

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Good for the whole family, successful morning catching Snapper and Spanish Mackerels. Captain Mark filet fish and recommend. Naples Country Club to cook catch. Excellent.

Fished June 10, 2018
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