Ana Banana Fishing Company guarantees a fun and exciting day out for any guest who comes. Captain Joel and his family are all fishing enthusiasts who will definitely show you a good time and put you on great fish. Captain Joel has been on the water for 35 years and has won many fishing tournaments.

The boat is a 38’ Fountain which was built in 2010 and is powered by three 300HP Evinrude motors. It is a fast and reliable vessel to take you on your fishing adventure. The boat features a Fishfinder which is essential for locating premium fishing spots, GPS, VHF radio, and a Radar, so you can feel at ease no matter how far offshore you travel.

Since Ana Banana Fishing Company are such fish-fanatics and are thoroughly familiar with the waters of Florida, they will be able to point you to the best species available in season. On your inshore and nearshore trips you will be able to catch the famous Red Snapper (if in season), Snook, and a variety of Grouper. You’ll also have the chance to catch Jack Crevalle, King and Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Shark.

All the fishing gear is provided; the bait is caught on the morning of your fishing excursion and the crew are equipped with various fishing techniques they can also teach you. So, don’t miss to leave a tip for the first mate - he works for tips and gives his best to help you!

Now all you have to do is find a trip to your liking, block out a day in the captain’s calendar, get your group together, and enjoy your next adventure on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1/2 day trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,295
    Many fish
  • Private trip
    Sunset Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,295
    Many fish
  • Private trip
    3/4 day trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,595
    Many fish!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,895
    The sea is the limit on this full day expedition targeting any species calling the local waters home. It's a trip great for anglers after their next trophy catch. You'll be able to target Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, and Swordfish to name a few! This trip can be taken day or night, just let the captain know which option would suit you better.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day – Marathon Humps
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,595
    Enjoy a fishing adventure to Marathon Humps and beyond. You will target Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, Swordfish, Marlin, Sailfish, Grouper, Snapper.
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About the Captain

Joel Brandenburg
Marathon, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
238 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since March 2015
This very experienced captain is a third-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 focused on childhood grief issues and grief counseling. He's 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Fountain (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by 3 300HP Evinrude engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 20 miles out
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Works for tips!
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Upon request

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

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

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (9)
Half day afternoon fishing trip with JoJo
Fishing with Joel
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Andy B.
Tamarac, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Sunset Fishing, on 42' See Vee

VERIFIED   Sunset Fishing on May 18, 2022
We were switched to a 42 foot See Vee from the 38 Fountain due to mechanical issues, however we had a great time anyway. Caught...
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Justice L.
Madison, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Sunset fishing 4hrs

VERIFIED   Sunset Fishing on January 25, 2022
We had a great time fishing with Capt Joel and 1st Mate Ed.  We caught our limit of Yellowtail Snapper, plus some Mackerel,...
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Jonathan K.
Edison, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Joel

VERIFIED   3/4 day trip on May 27, 2022
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Matt W.
Mahtomedi, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   1/2 day trip on March 10, 2022
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Marc D.
Abita Springs, LA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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4.0 / 5
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This trip gets an A-

VERIFIED   1/2 day trip on June 11, 2021
The boat we originally booked was sold, so we got on a bigger and better boat. Everything was ready upon arrival and we started...
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FAQs about Ana Banana Fishing - Fountain

Ana Banana Fishing - Fountain offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,295 per group - 1/2 day trip (4 hours)
  • $1,295 per group - Sunset Fishing (4 hours)
  • $1,595 per group - 3/4 day trip (6 hours)
  • $1,895 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,595 per group - Extended Full Day – Marathon Humps (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Ana Banana Fishing - Fountain, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Ana Banana Fishing - Fountain include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for tips!)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon request)

Ana Banana Fishing - Fountain offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles out)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Ana Banana Fishing - Fountain offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Ana Banana Fishing - Fountain include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Swordfish
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)