Southbound Fishing Charters

909 Collier Court
Marco Island FL, United States

Southbound Fishing Charters is located out of Marco Island, Florida, providing inshore and nearshore fishing trips in the Ten Thousand Islands.

You will fish aboard a brand new 2016 24’ Pathfinder that is powered by a 300HP Yamaha outboard motor. This beautiful vessel has a wide and spacious deck that can comfortably accommodate up to four guests, while its large bow offers a stable platform to fish from. Other features include Simrad GPS & fishfinder, Icom VHF radio, i-Pilot wireless trolling motor and anchoring system, 3 livewells, and an icebox to keep refreshments chilled throughout the day.

Southbound Fishing Charters use quality Shimano fishing equipment on their trips. They run 4 or 6 hour charters targeting Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Pompano, Snapper, Black Drum, Shark and more. Trips include all the gear you will need for a productive day of fishing, as well as live bait (Shrimp, Pilchards, Mullet), fishing licenses, bottled water, and catch cleaning and filleting at the end of the day. Children are very welcome on board, as are anglers of all skill levels.

Book your trip with Captain John Pipitone and climb aboard his 2016 Pathfinder to enjoy some of the best fishing Florida has to offer!

Southbound Fishing Charters is located out of Marco Island, Florida, providing inshore and nearshore fishing trips in the Ten Thousand Islands.

You will fish aboard a brand new 2016 24’ Pathfinder that is powered by a 300HP Yamaha outbo


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  • 3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore AM
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore PM
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 400 private charter
  • US$ 350 private charter
  • US$ 350 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Performance fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Pompano

 
Redfish
 
Shark (Blacktip)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Speckled Trout
 
Tarpon

 
Tripletail
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Simrad
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Simrad
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
3 Livewells
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
i-Pilot
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Simrad
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Simrad
Live Bait Well
3 Livewells
Wireless Trolling Motor
i-Pilot
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Shrimp, Pilchards, Mullet
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Licensed up to 6 people
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

John Pipitone
Marco Island, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
Grew up on the small island of Marco. I began fishing as a kid and got my own boat when I was 15. I started going fishing after school and on the weekend with my buddies. I fell in love with the backcountry and the abundance of fish that you can catch. After many years of fishing, I decided to start my own charter business to show people what I have learned over the years. Book a trip today and see what fishing around Marco is all about
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Marco Island Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.97 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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The weather was perfect , Captain John was on time and well prepared to make our experience awesome. Myself and my daughter where catching fish and will always remember this day . I’m sure we will do it again when we are back at Marco . Don’t miss this ! Thanks Captain John / Brian & Isabella

Fished August 18, 2017
John Pipitone (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 18, 2017

Thank you guys so much glad you had a great day. Would have loved to get that big redfish in the boat but that’s why they call it fishing. Looking forward to seeing you in the future.

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In fishing, there is no guarantee of catching your targeted fish. Captain John put my son and I on hot spot after hot spot. We caught easily 50-60 fish including a trophy sized Snook. He knew what we wanted to catch and he put us in the right spots and shared his knowledge of the tides and best location to cast in order to land the fish. He was spot on. I have been fishing with guides for 20 years and Captain John was, hands down, the best. Looking forward to our next trip with Captain John.

Fished July 9, 2017
John Pipitone (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2017

Thank you Brian and Brandon for fishing with me today. I had a blast. It was deffinetly one for the books. Hope to see you in the near future until then Tight Lines.

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Fished June 15, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Rat Reds and trout

October 14, 2017

Had a beautiful day to go fishing with John his wife and his two kids. The morning started out slow with some snapper and ladyfish but when the tide started flowing we caught some nice fish. We caught some… Read Full Report →