GoliathFishing - Cape Coral

If we had to describe GoliathFishing using only one word, that would most certainly be - passion. No matter if you’re an experienced angler or a beginner eager to learn, Captain Marko will be able to provide an experience catered to your needs and desires. Local fishing enthusiasts also know him from the numerous appearances he made on TV and radio. You won’t be dealing with a run-of-the-mill captain, but a tried and true professional.

As is the case with professionals, you can expect to fish in style. Captain Marko is proud of the fact you will be aboard a brand new 23’ center console made by Epic Boats. Thanks to its 175 HP Suzuki engine, this is a very versatile vessel suited for both inshore fishing as well as going further out to find those Barracudas.

When it comes to fishing itself, Cape Coral is an angler’s dream. You can expect to find most of the famous inshore species at one place or another, keeping even the hardcore anglers occupied.

Fish such as Goliath Grouper, Red, Black, and Gag Grouper, Tarpon, Permit, Snook Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish and more are all there for you to find. Captain Marko is an experienced fisherman and will be happy to provide guidance and tips.

Captain Marko will provide the necessary fishing gear, and considering he’s on Okuma’s pro team, he likes only the best. There is also an ice box for any drinks you might decide to bring, which is especially good for full day trips. Don’t forget your sunglasses!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    If you're strapped for time but like to fish, why not do a half day? Fish will vary depending on the season but can include Snook, Sharks, Redfish, Tarpon, Goliath Grouper and more. All times and locations can be negotiable upon booking.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    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
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Reports
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51 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.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Epic (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

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 Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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

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4.95
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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James M.
Macomb, MI
 5.00
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VERIFIED   February 20, 2019
We had an incredible experience with Captain Marko!!!  He went above and beyond to ensure that my 12y/o son had the best...
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Ben S.
Cape Coral, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   February 18, 2019
A group of 4 of us went out on a half day (am) trip with Capt. Marko and it was really great!  He was able to find this...
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Bismarck, ND
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 25, 2019
We had a great half day with James.  We caught a bull shark and spinner shark right away, which was such a rush! ...
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Columbus, GA
 5.00
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Half Day AM Trip with Captain Marko

VERIFIED   April 2, 2019
When my son told Captain Marko that his biggest fish was a 10 pound carp, he promised to change that on our trip.  Man,...
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Rebecca J.
Bradenton, FL
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Great day!

VERIFIED   March 26, 2018
Our day fishing with Captain marcos was absolutely fantastic!  We had our kids ages 10 and 8 along and it was an amazing...
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