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!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Extreme Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    8 hour extreme trip fishing. This is all day fishing so bring lunch and drinks. We will target all types of inshore fish from Snook to Redfish and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    We will be fishing the backcountry of the 10,000 islands targeting Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tarpon on the flats and the mangrove islands.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    We will be fishing the backcountry of the 10,000 islands targeting Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tarpon on the flats and the mangrove islands.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    We will be fishing the backcountry of the 10,000 islands targeting Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tarpon on the flats and the mangrove islands.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Shark/Tarpon PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    We will be fishing for Sharks and Tarpon nearshore with heavy tackle.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Pompano
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Speckled Trout
Tarpon

Tripletail

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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.
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

About the Captain

John Pipitone
Marco Island, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
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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%

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Kristine Carr
Brandon, FL
 5.00
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Best day of our trip!

VERIFIED   July 19, 2018

I am a Marco native and was visiting with my sons and wanted take them fishing like I did when growing up on Marco. Captain...

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William Tentler
Burlington, North Carolina
 5.00
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Great day on the back waters

VERIFIED   April 5, 2018

Capt John provided my group with an excellent day on the water. He is extremely knowledgeable of the area and the patterns...

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Cross Plains, TX
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VERIFIED   July 2, 2018

This trip was a blast. Captain Pipitone runs great equipment and gets you on the fish. He even took the time to sane for bait...

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Kyle Binninger
Orlando, Florida
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Half Day Catching Charter

VERIFIED   December 28, 2017

My brother and I booked a half day inshore fishing trip with Captain John for my dad as a Christmas gift. We didn’t go...

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Mark Bering
Grosse Pointe, MI
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Half day trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   May 24, 2018

Captain John was quiet but very good. He told us what to do and put us on fish right away. Caught 7or 8 different species and...

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