GoliathFishing - Sanibel

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Lighthouse Point 110-153 Periw…
Sanibel FL, United States

GoliathFishing invites you to join Captain Marko on a memorable fishing adventure in Sanibel, Florida. Captain Marko is passionate about providing a first-class service to you and will teach you anything you need to know about fishing in Sanibel. He is able to accommodate beginners and experienced anglers.

As the only local captain with a special activities licenses to target Goliath Grouper in Sanibel, Captain Marko has been featured on several TV shows and radio shows for his world renowned fishing. So if you’re looking for an amazing day on the water then book your trip with Captain Marko!

Captain Marko is sponsored by Epic boats and has the privilege of owning a brand-new 2017 23-foot Epic center console. This boat is powered by a 175 HP Suzuki engine making it efficient in the shallow waters and further out. You will find all the necessary safety gear such as life jackets and EPIRB, and navigation such as a fishfinder aboard the boat.

Your targeted species will include Goliath Grouper, Red, Black, and Gag Grouper, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Permit, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Captain Marko will provide expert advice on how to target each one and how to reel it in.

GoliathFishing will make sure you have everything you need on the trip by including only the best fishing gear. Because Captain Marko is also on Okuma’s pro team, he has all the top-of-the-line and latest rods and reels from the brand.Your trip also includes a fishing license and fish processing at the end, so all you have to bring is tons of energy and get ready to tackle big fish!

GoliathFishing invites you to join Captain Marko on a memorable fishing adventure in Sanibel, Florida. Captain Marko is passionate about providing a first-class service to you and will teach you anything you need to know about fishing in Sanibel. He

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Epic (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine.

23 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)


Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

30% 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, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

James Marko
Sanibel, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
Captain James Marko is a 100 Ton USCG licensed captain who has fished his whole life. A holiday to the Keys in 2000 was a turn of faith for Captain Marko when he knew his calling was to be a guide and captain. Since then, he has guided countless customers to the fish they only dreamed of catching. He loves taking kids out, beginners and experienced anglers. He's also been on several TV shows, countless magazines and even radio. Book Captain Marko for unbelievable experience.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Sanibel Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Fun day with Captain James Marko even though it was extremely windy and rainy. Captain Marko put us on some nice tarpon and I caught a nice one and lost a few as did my partner. I would definitely book another trip with Captain James Marko.

Fished October 5, 2017
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We were hoping to go for Barracuda and Goliath Grouper but hurricane Irma had affected the fishing so Capt. Marko asked us to come to another place, about an hour further north and the targeted species would be snook.
He took us a short trip out to a dock where we in just a short while caught two snook, two jack crevalle and a baby grouper.
After that we moved just a little bit and we had bites from two goliath groupers but we lost both.
Then the captain saw schools of tarpon near the boat. He put us right on them and knew exactly what kind of bait would work so we had six bites and landed three of them though it’s not tarpon season at all.
Capt. Marko is very nice and helpful. He was very excited about the unexpected tarpons and gave us extra time. He even took the time to go in to the beach for a great photo with a tarpon in the water.
He did everything he could to make this a good fishing trip for us and thanks to him it turned out to be absolutely perfect.
Best day of our Florida holiday.
Highly recommended!

Fished September 19, 2017
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Due to hurricane Irma we had to reschedule our fishing trip with captain Marko.
Thanks for the unkomplicated help from captain Marko and fishing booker.com.

Because of the difficult water conditions after the hurricane we did not start from Sanibel but from Bookeelia. Excellent choice from our captain.
We booked the “more bang for bucks” trip and it was really worth the money.

On every spot captain Marko took us to, we caught a lot of fish. On the second spot we stopped couting after we got more than 40 snook. What a blast.
Captain Marko supplied us always just in time with fresh live bait and new tackle.
He really knows and loves the job, the area and, as an experienced fisherman, gets you where the fish are.

Don’t hesitate to book him. But leave some space when we return.

Greetings from Germany.

Sandra and Peer

Fished September 15, 2017
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