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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    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 Cancellation 7 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
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
65 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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
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 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Ryan E.
Cape Coral, Florida
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Great half day trip with Captain Marko

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 5, 2021
Fun trip, very social, & educational. Skilled at creating a great fishing experience. We had an exciting timing reeling in...
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Kriss S.
Cape Coral, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 2, 2021
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William B.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 30, 2021
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Jacob F.
Riverview, Florida
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Fantastic day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 27, 2021
Good time was had by all filled with laughter and excitement
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Abby H.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 3, 2021
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FAQs about GoliathFishing - Cape Coral

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

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

Trips booked with GoliathFishing - Cape Coral include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

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

GoliathFishing - Cape Coral offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with GoliathFishing - Cape Coral include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail