Ana Banana Fishing Co - Offshore

3502 Gulfview Avenue
Marathon FL, United States

Take a ride with Captain Joel of Ana Banana Fishing Company in a warm and family oriented atmosphere, and you will learn not just about the fish you are catching, but you will also hear great stories from the many tournaments he has won and the huge number of good causes he supports and participates in.

Stepping aboard Captain Joel’s glamorous 45 ft classic Hatteras boat, you will be in for the fishing adventure of a lifetime. The boat was fully restored in 2014 in order to provide you with the very best fishing and cruising experience. Not only is it fitted with all the essentials for serious big game fishing, such as a fighting chair, outriggers, downriggers, and top of the range electronics, it also features an air conditioned interior with two staterooms and a bathroom, as well as Wi-Fi and a TV.

During your offshore adventure, you will be able to try reef fishing as well as trolling (depending on the length of your trip), with potential target species including many varieties of Snapper and Grouper, as well as Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Cobia, Mahi Mahi and Sailfish. On full day trips you could travel around 20 miles offshore, although the boat and captain are well prepared to go up to 50 miles out on longer trips.

You are welcome to take home any fish you catch - as long as they are legal to keep, of course - and the captain will even clean, fillet, and cook your catch at the end of the trip. All the equipment you need for a fun day on the water is provided, so all you need to bring is any snacks and drinks you would like to consume along the way.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Over 20 Miles Out
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 2395
    up to 6 persons
    This trip can be taken day or night, just let the captain know which option would suit you better.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Within 20 Miles
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 1995
    up to 6 persons
    Fish for Groupers, Snappers and other fish up to 20 miles offshore. Trip can be taken on a day or night bases.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip - Middle Grounds
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1800
    up to 6 persons / day
    A trip for 6 guests for 2 days and 1 night of fishing to the prehistoric coral reef complex.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Shark
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 1595
    up to 6 persons
    Target various types of Sharks that patrol the bay's waters. 2 Sharks are allowed per boat. Fish the 'Shark Capital of the World!'
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 1495
    up to 6 persons
    Travel up to 10 miles offshore fishing for species such as King and Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack and Bull Redfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 1395
    up to 6 persons
    Target various types of Sharks that patrol the bay's waters. 2 Sharks are allowed per boat. Fish the 'Shark Capital of the World!'
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Shark
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 795
    up to 6 persons
    Target various types of Sharks that patrol the bay's waters. 2 Sharks are allowed per boat.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1969, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 350HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

45 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Marathon to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

About the Captain

Joel Brandenburg
Marathon, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
This very experienced Captain is a 3rd generation fishing captain in his family. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year and he loves every minute of it. He is native to Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and had focused on childhood grief issues and grief counselling. Our captain is also a co-creator of two published kids books. Captain Joel loves acquainting his guests with the most epic fish which he believes are exactly where he is from - the Gulf of Mexico.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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I booked a trip for a 6 hour deep sea, shark adventure with the possibility of getting some fish while out there, we booked a 45 foot boat, to have a bathroom and some comfort as we brought our son who has CP and knew we would need these things, It was booked for 1395.00 and we had put 209.00 deposit. When we got to the meeting point the boat we went out on was a 24 foot open boat with no bathroom, we did question this and the Captain graciously offered to drop off some money because of the confusion, so we agree to go ahead and fish.(after all we were already there) The Captain and his family were very nice people, and I think he tried hard to give us a good fishing trip. The other confusing problem we ran into was when we went to pay, we had decided to to put it on a credit card, so as not to have to carry such large amounts of cash traveling, and we were told we had to have a pay pal account set up to pay for it by credit card. Well that could have been an even more embarrassisng situation had my brother in law not had the rest of the cash to cover us. When looking over the prices for what we booked and what we paid and what our hearts were set on, it was disappointing. We only ended up with about 3 hours on the water and had to go back to the Captains house for use of the bathroom (which we realize was very nice) Our trip cost us 1147.00 all together. If you look at the booking site a 24 foot boat for 6 hours and 5 people runs 892.00 So yes I have a hard time being happy with what we ended up with as was were super excited to have this adventure. I am not sure where the break down of communication happened but things were not as expected.

Fished September 3, 2018
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I chartered a half day shark fishing trip for my son and I as a graduation gift.
He would have been thrilled to catch just 1 shark, but Captains Joe and Robby put us on fish all day long.
6 sharks, 17 mackerel and 1 trout later we called the trip a huge success! We will definitely be back.

Fished June 13, 2018
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What an unbelievable event!  You treated like kings and have a great time! Perfect corporate outing

Fished April 1, 2017
Joel Brandenburg (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 2, 2017

The Garmin Reps were great guys.  We caught good fish and had a great time. Thanks Fishing Booker!

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