Old Marco Charter Fishing

385 Angler Drive
Marco Island FL, United States

Southwest Florida is famous for its backwater fishing and Old Marco Charters’ enviable position on Marco island lets them exploit the various fishing grounds the area has to offer. Close to the Everglades National Park, the 10,000 Islands and Rookery Bay Preserve, they’re just a short boat ride from some of the state’s most tranquil and productive fishing grounds. Regardless of weather conditions, there is almost always a calm place to fish in the vicinity.

Old Marco Charters offer professional guided fishing trips and sightseeing tours with a USCG certified captain aboard a custom built 22 ft Frontier center console. The boat is equipped with everything you need for inshore fishing, with a wireless trolling motor, spacious live bait tanks and a variety of fish finding electronics. Frontier boats are known for offering a dry ride and have plenty of space for up to four anglers on board.

Every day the boat leaves the legendary Stan’s Idle Hour restaurant in the small historic fishing village of Goodland on the southernmost tip of Marco Island. Fishing trips will involve traveling into the tranquil backwaters of Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands and then fishing the mangrove shorelines with live bait. Whether you want to fish with fly fishing gear or spinning tackle, Capt. Tim will provide all the gear you need for a productive fishing trip. You can expect to fish for a variety of inshore species including Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper and Sharks.

Whether you are an avid fisherman or have never held a fishing pole in your life, Old Marco Charter Fishing will get you out exploring the beautiful waters of Marco Island. When you’re done fishing you can have your catch cooked as soon as it comes off the fillet table at Stan’s. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.


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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    Our typical backwater fishing trip consists of leaving the dock in our custom 22ft center console bay boat and traveling into the tranquil backwaters around Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands. We like to fish the mangrove shorelines with live bait and light tackle spinning or fly fishing gear for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks. This fishing is for all experience levels, even if you have never fished in your life our patient guide would be more than happy to teach you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 4 persons
    Our typical backwater fishing trip consists of leaving the dock in our custom 22ft center console bay boat and traveling into the tranquil backwaters around Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands. We like to fish the mangrove shorelines with live bait and light tackle spinning or fly fishing gear for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks. This fishing is for all experience levels, even if you have never fished in your life our patient guide would be more than happy to teach you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Afternoon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    Our typical backwater fishing trip consists of leaving the dock in our custom 22ft center console bay boat and traveling into the tranquil backwaters around Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands. We like to fish the mangrove shorelines with live bait and light tackle spinning or fly fishing gear for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks. This fishing is for all experience levels, even if you have never fished in your life our patient guide would be more than happy to teach you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Morning Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    Our typical backwater fishing trip consists of leaving the dock in our custom 22ft center console bay boat and traveling into the tranquil backwaters around Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands. We like to fish the mangrove shorelines with live bait and light tackle spinning or fly fishing gear for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks. This fishing is for all experience levels, even if you have never fished in your life our patient guide would be more than happy to teach you.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Grouper (Goliath)
  Redfish
  Snapper (Red)
  Snook

  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Frontier (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Donnie Kish
Marco Island, Florida, United States
Member since December 2015
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Capt. Donnie Kish. who has been fishing Florida's waters for 40 years and began guiding professionally in 2002. He is known for his exceptional ability to find Redfish and Snook in their natural habitat.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Marco Island Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished April 6, 2018
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Fished April 5, 2018
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I dreamed of taking my son and daughter fishing in the ocean and Donnie made all the dreams come true!  He is polite kind and extremely knowledgeable an expert and we could not of asked for more.  His experience really paid off and he knows what risks to take and what risks not to take. He is a professional and a sweetheart.

Fished March 30, 2018
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