Captain Mark Chard Inc.

The gorgeous backwater country of Florida is well-known for its excellent inshore fishing. The Tarpon, Snook, massive Redfish, and other prestigious catch lurk the murky waters of the Sunshine State. Captain Mark Chard Inc. knows the hottest spots around and will take you right to the best fighting fish around!

The vessel you’ll be fishing from is a 21’ Low Tide flats boat, with the capacity for 3 anglers and a captain. The boat has been recently renovated in 2018, meaning you get a state-of-the-art craft for your use. She is powered by a sturdy 250 HP Mercury engine, allowing you to navigate the flats quickly and easily. The boat is equipped with a full suite of modern electronics, so you can find the fish efficiently and get your fishing on, as soon as possible.

Florida has a fantastic offering of inshore fish to go after. Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, Groupers, and others. The champion here is the prized Tarpon, who is also on the target list for Captain Mark Chard. The techniques used on this trip are tried and tested, light and heavy tackle, along with exciting bowfishing. All the required equipment is provided by the charter operators. The equipment is high-quality Shimano gear, ensuring you can focus on fishing 100%.

Children are more than welcome on this charter, as Captain Mark is excellent at teaching the basics to little anglers. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed on this charter. Customers are allowed to keep their catch, though it depends on the seasonality and the fish caught.  Live bait is provided free of charge for use. Clients are also advised to bring sunscreen and polarized sunglasses, as the sun can get quite hot above the emerald waters of Florida.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 3 persons
    A full day spent in the gorgeous nature of Florida, fishing for prestigious beasts like Tarpon, truly one of the better things in life. On this full-day trip you will go after many local inshore species, such as Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, Snappers, and Groupers. All the required equipment is included on this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    If you can't get enough of the rush that is catching that big Tarpon or hooking your third Snook, this trip is for you. You'll go after a variety of fish, including Redfish, Sheepshead, Groupers, Snappers, and others on this 6-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    Backwaters offer a special challenge to the dedicated angler, with its specialty species and tricky situations, it's a real treat when you catch something. Redfish, Groupers, Snappers, Sheepshead, and others are all on the catch menu on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    The brush and waters of the backcountry of Florida is a fantastic place for any angler to get his fishing done. In this beautiful landscape you'll go after Sheepshead, Redfish, Snook, Snappers, and other species. All the required equipment is provided.
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About the Captain

Mark Chard
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
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19 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2018
Born and raised in Florida, he has spent his life fishing his own backyard. Captain Mark Chard has spent over two decades stalking the waters of Florida, both inshore and offshore. He's a great fan of Tarpon fishing and loves taking customers out to battle the silvery beast. Backcountry fishing is his favorite though, and leading people through the hidden bays and estuaries of the Sunshine State gets Captain Mark up from the bed in the morning.

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Targeted Species

Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Low Tide (Flats boat) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
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Customer Reviews

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4.93
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Juan A. D.
Naples, FL
 5.00
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July 14, 2019
I believe that my son will never forget this trip. Captain Mark is an absolute incredible human being. He is knowledgeable,...
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Dusty K.
Fort Myers, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 29, 2019
Capt. Mike was great, he did everything he could to put us on fish. He was very polite, professional and good with the kids....
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Roger E.
Saint Paul, MN
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Half day trip with Captain Mark Chard

VERIFIED   March 27, 2019
Three of us fished for Snook.  Had some sightings and strikes, but only caught four.  Captain Mark tried several...
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Keith C.
Fort Myers, FL
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Half Day PM Trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   April 3, 2019
My son and I had an awesome time. Captain Mark was great. Very helpful with two novice fisherman. I highly recommend Captain...
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Dale D.
Chardon, OH
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Morning trip with Mark Chard our of Sanibel.

VERIFIED   April 8, 2019
Captain Chard worked hard to keep us on the fish. He did not hesitate moving to a new spot as soon as the action slowed down.
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