Fishing in Orlando

4756 Saw Mill Lane
Mims FL, United States

Many visitors arrive in Orlando, Florida, exclusively to visit the Disney World theme parks, barely aware of the fact that some of the best inshore fishing in the world is just around the corner. Located just 15 minutes from Orlando city is the Mosquito Lagoon, a unique saltwater estuary that houses manatees, dolphins, many species of birds and, of course, plenty of great tasting and hard fighting game fish. Captain Mark has been guiding these waters for over twenty years, and has extensive experience of helping novice anglers and keen fishermen alike catch their dream Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, or Shark.

Captain Mark fishes aboard a 19 ft Sterling flats boat that is powered by a 115 HP 4 stroke Yamaha engine. This fast-travelling vessel features a Minn Kota trolling motor to allow you a stealthy approach towards your target fish, and has an anchoring system to keep you in position. With a poling platform as well as a front casting platform, this is an excellent boat for sight fishing, which is one of Captain Mark’s favorite, and most effective, techniques in the Mosquito Lagoon.

Fishing in Orlando gives anglers of all ability levels the chance to catch fish. Beginners can try their hand at catching Redfish and Snook with bait, while more experienced anglers will appreciate the chance to experience what it feels like to have a leaping and bounding Tarpon on the end of the line.  Children are especially welcome on board: Captain Mark has plenty of experience taking young anglers out onto the Lagoon thanks to the fact that his own five year old son is an avid fan of catching Redfish with his Dad.

All the necessary licensing and equipment is provided by the captain - all you need to bring is snacks and drinks, a camera, and polarized sunglasses for the best sight fishing opportunities.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 229
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is a full day package recommended for only Anglers who truly like to spend a full day on the water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 199
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This package is highly recommended to Anglers that need a little bit more time on the water.
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 169
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is a extended half day for your party only. This is the most common package that most Anglers choose.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 99
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is a half day fishing trip for you and your party only
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle

Shark (Tope)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sterling (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

19 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
Bank Transfer
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Mark .
Mims, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
I've been a local of the Mosquito Lagoon area and fishing mosquito Lagoon for almost 25 years now. I've been a full-time guide for the past 20 years. And the thing I learned that's most important is making sure clients have a good time first and catching fish second. I enjoy the work I do and enjoy the happiness of seeing others catch fish and I'm looking forward to hearing from all of you.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.23 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Fished March 29, 2018
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We where very pleased with our trip! Cpt Mark was knowkledgeable and worked really hard for us to have a good time and catch some big ones!

Thanks a lot
Br Martin and Johan Sweden

Fished February 17, 2018
Mark . (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 17, 2018

Thanks guys I’m glad you had a good time looking for the fishing with you in the future

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Trip was ok wasnt the best for sight casting and fish didnt cooperate

Fished December 28, 2017
Mark . (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 9, 2018

Hi Patrick thank you for the review and once again I apologize at the end of the day this is sight fishing and without sunlight it makes it very difficult I left a picture of from your fishing trip I hope you enjoyed looking forward to fishing with you again next year

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