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!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day ( AM )
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
52 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

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

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
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First redfish of the day
Another red
Great trip with captain Mike
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Nathan C.
Wheaton, IL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Marko

VERIFIED   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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Philip E.
Martinsville, IN
 5.00
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Whew, tough day!

VERIFIED   January 21, 2020
Despite 30 mph wind and the coldest weather Florida has seen in two years, Captain Marko took us out and we eventually found...
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Marika G.
Lakeland, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Marko

VERIFIED   September 19, 2017
We were hoping to go for Barracuda and Goliath Grouper but hurricane Irma had affected the fishing so Capt. Marko asked us...
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Peer P.
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 5.00
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Highly recommendded.

VERIFIED   September 15, 2017
Due to hurricane Irma we had to reschedule our fishing trip with captain Marko. Thanks for the unkomplicated help from...
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Ted S.
MOCKNGBRD VLY, KY
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Half Day with Captain Marko

VERIFIED   December 28, 2018
This was the first time my son’s had gone fishing on open water (maybe second time fishing ever) and they had a great time....
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Fishing Reports

Great Fishing so far in 2020

January 02, 2021

We’ve had some great fishing so far in 2020! The fish have been chewing. We havent had a trip yet that we havent caught a trophy fish. Read Full Report →