GoliathFishing - Sanibel

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day ( AM )
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    A good choice for a boys or family trip, the focus here on targeting inshore species in the area including, if in season, Redfish, Snook, Sharks, Tarpon, and my favorite Goliath Grouper. If you like fishing, but if you're strapped for time but like to fish, why not do a half day? All times and locations can be negotiable upon booking.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip ( PM )
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    A good choice for a boys or family trip, the focus here on targeting inshore species in the area including, if in season, Redfish, Snook, Sharks, Tarpon, and my favorite Goliath Grouper. If you like fishing, but not getting up too early, this is the trip for you.If you're strapped for time but like to fish, why not do a half day? All times and locations can be negotiable upon booking.
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About the Captain

James Marko
Sanibel, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
66 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2017
Captain James Marko is a 100 Ton USCG licensed captain who has fished his whole life. Captain Marko graduated with a marketing degree but decided to stick to his home grown roots and establish himself as one of the most popular captains in this area. He has guided countless customers to the fish they only dreamed of catching. He loves taking kids out, beginners and experienced anglers. Captain Marko has been featured on National Geographic and has gone viral several times for catches of a lifetime and research he's does locally on the fishery. So what are you waiting for book Captain Marko to chase fish from 500 to 5 pounds depending on what type of adventure your looking for.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

Length
23 ft
Capacity
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
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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October fishing trip

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Nathan C.
Wheaton, IL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Marko

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip ( PM ) on March 6, 2019
My family and I had a great inshore fishing trip with James. He also offered shark fishing and open water fishing to us, but...
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Half day trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   Half Day ( AM ) on October 14, 2020
My wife and I had an awesome trip with Captain James!  He placed us on several fish species that I had specifically requested. ...
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FAQs about GoliathFishing - Sanibel

GoliathFishing - Sanibel offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day ( AM ) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip ( PM ) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with GoliathFishing - Sanibel, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with GoliathFishing - Sanibel include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

GoliathFishing - Sanibel offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

GoliathFishing - Sanibel offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with GoliathFishing - Sanibel include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon