Ana Banana – Shark Trips

Anna Banana has another type of adventure for all Jaws fans. There are more Shark species in the Florida Keys than anywhere in the world. With the Florida Keys known as the shark capital of the world, you are sure to have your best chance at catching a Shark of a lifetime. Captain Joel and crew have won many Shark tournaments and hold several Shark records.

You’ll be fishing on a 24’ Hanson boat that has been recently restored in 2020. This offshore boat is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and reaches the maximum speed of 45 knots when necessary. There’s enough room for 6 guests to join and fish in comfort. The boat offers a stable and safe ride throughout the day, no matter what fishing grounds you’re visiting.

They target Sharks both day and night, depending on your preference. You can go after Mako, Nurse, Tiger, Bull, Lemon, Bonnethead, Hammerhead, and many more. For some species, you’ll go even 40 miles offshore. The crew covers large rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and fresh dead bait. Some Sharks can be kept for table fare and some must be released by law.

All fishing equipment and your licenses are included in the price. Pack your food, drinks, and sun protection. Kids of all ages are welcome to join, so this can easily be a fun adventure for the whole family.

Be ready for the fight of your life! Anna Banana will take you right to the heart of the action.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $795
    Spend 4 hours targeting Sharks. The trip has flexible departure times, so you choose when you want to go. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. You can keep some species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $995
    Target sharks for 6 hours, be it in the morning or in the evening. The departure times are flexible and you choose when you want to go. There's a variety of Shark species in the area, waiting for you to battle them. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,195
    Target various types of Sharks that patrol the Florida. Fish the 'Shark Capital of the World! The departure times are flexible, so you can start your trip in the evening as well. Let the captain know how you imagined this adventure!
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About the Captain

Joel Brandenburg
Marathon, Florida, United States
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236 Customer reviews
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Member since March 2015
This very experienced Captain is a 3rd generation fishing captain in his family. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year and he loves every minute of it. He is native to Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and had focused on childhood grief issues and grief counselling. Our captain is also a co-creator of two published kids books. Captain Joel loves acquainting his guests with the most epic fish which he believes are exactly where he is from - the Gulf of Mexico.

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark

Boat specs

Hanson (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2015, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
40-50 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Upon request
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Mullet, Pinfish, Blue Runners, Spanish Mackerel
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Upon request

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Marathon to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Any age
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

Not included in the trip

Wireless Trolling Motor
Radio
Sonar
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch
No Smoking
No Alcohol
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch Guarantee

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (3)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
75%
Catch intended fish
100%
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James P.
Frisco, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 Hour Shark Trip with Captain Joe Joe

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 2, 2022
Captain Joe Joe was excellent and very knowledgeable on the various fish and sharks and where to catch them.  We had the most...
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Michael S.
Wheaton, IL
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 4, 2021
Managed to hook a 5’ shark in rough weather. Hats off to captain JoJo for making it happen against all odds. “Toilet”...
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Byron R.
Rome, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with jojo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 24, 2021
Caught three nurse sharks! Great experience wished we could have caught something besides nurse but still a great experience...
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Hannah S.
Oklahoma City, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Joel

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 14, 2021
Our shark trip with Captain Joe was great!  Caught several sharks!
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David S.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
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3.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Joel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 6, 2021
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FAQs about Ana Banana – Shark Trips

Ana Banana – Shark Trips offers the following trips to customers:
  • $795 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,195 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ana Banana – Shark Trips, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Ana Banana – Shark Trips include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Mullet, Pinfish, Blue Runners, Spanish Mackerel )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon request)

Ana Banana – Shark Trips offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (40-50 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Ana Banana – Shark Trips offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Upon request)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ana Banana – Shark Trips include:
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Shark (Tiger)