Marco Island

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Marco Island Fishing Charters

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Looking for an angling adventure where you can cast your line in offshore waters and also explore Southwest Florida’s stunning backcountry? Hop aboard one of the many Marco Island fishing charters that depart from this barrier island. Providing access to the prolific Ten Thousand Islands, as well as the deep waters of the Gulf, Marco Island will offer you angling opportunities that you simply won’t find anywhere else!
 
All about inshore fishing? There’s no better place to start than Marco Island. You’ll have the Ten Thousand Islands at your disposal, as well as Rookery Bay. Get ready to drift through this seemingly endless chain of mangrove islands as you search for Tarpon, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Pompano, and Sheepshead. You’ll be able to cast your line just a few minutes from the dock, which means even a half day trip yields excellent results. 
 
Then there’s the Gulf of Mexico, located to the west of Marco Island. Drop your line over nearshore reefs and wrecks for Tripletail, Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks. Looking for a classic deep sea fishing experience? Look out for trips that’ll take you 20+ miles from shore, where you’ll come across Cobia, Amberjack, Permit, and Barracuda, as well as huge Snapper and Grouper. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to opt for a full or extended full day trip.
 
Plenty of charters are dotted around Marco Island, with Caxambas Park, Rose Marina, and the Calusa Island Marina being popular departure points. Captains in the area offer a wide variety of trips, suited to anglers of all ages and skill levels, with combo trips being popular too. Why not combine fishing with some shelling or sightseeing?
 

Rules & Regulations

Marco Island fishing charters will provide fishing licenses for you and your group, and will be able to inform you about any local rules and regulations.
 
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January
Winter is a great time to explore the Ten Thousand Islands, where you can land Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, and more. Or try your luck bottom fishing the nearshore reefs for something delicious.
February

While fishing less than 10 miles from shore you might catch Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Pompano, Sheepshead, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and much more. Average temperatures at this time of year vary between 54-73°F.

March
As the weather starts to heat up so does the fishing! Snook are appearing more inshore while Barracuda are showing up near the reefs. In some years, the Snook season opens as early as March. 
April
By now the Tarpon are arriving, meaning you can add the Silver King to your inshore checklist. The fishing nearshore and offshore is starting to pick up momentum, with Barracuda, Cobia, and Goliath Grouper on the horizon. 
May

May is a great time to be on the water, anywhere from the backwaters to the deep sea. The season for Gag Grouper and Red Snapper may finally be open, making a trip to the reefs even more exciting. 

June
Many visiting anglers flock to Marco Island in June, hoping to get in on the Tarpon action while it’s hot! Almost every other species is biting now, too, from Snook and Redfish to Cobia and a variety of Sharks. 
July
 July usually marks the end of Tarpon’s peak season, though you might hook into the Silver King until early fall. You can expect some of Marco Island’s hottest weather at this time of year, with temperatures between 73-88°F.
August
The summer heat continues to simmer. As always, the backwaters offer stellar game fishing opportunities, or head offshore and troll near the reefs for Barracuda and Cobia.
September
If you haven’t made it offshore yet, now is the time! You can still catch Barracuda, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, and now King Mackerel. Bottom fish for some Snapper and Grouper while you’re at it.
October
Autumn is a great time to fish the backwaters for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and other inshore species. Then again, the reef fishing isn’t bad either--you can still catch anything from Barracuda and King Mackerel to Snapper. 
November

The start of November may be your last chance to board a deep sea fishing charters for the year. Head offshore and catch large bottom fish or troll for a prize worth bragging about. The backwaters are promising, as always. 

December
It’s the holidays and Marco Island fishing is the gift that keeps on giving! Bring home a fresh catch from the backwaters or nearshore reefs and impress your guests with a scrumptious dinner. 

Marco Island Fishing Calendar

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Half Day trip with Captain John
Jim M. fished with Southbound Fishing Charters on April 25, 2019
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Definitely a great place to catch all different kinds of fish. Highly recommend it.
6 hr trip
William S. fished with All Hooked Up Charters on February 15, 2019
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Captain Nick Brese great time great experience
Half day trip with captain Nick
Chris B. fished with All Hooked Up Charters on August 11, 2018
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Yes. Easy fishing. Lots of fish and calm waters.
Best day of our trip!
Kristine C. fished with Southbound Fishing Charters on July 19, 2018
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Go out of Caxambus or that side of Island, I don't think you can get to the great spots if you go out of Rose Marina, too far of a drive, for backwaters anyway.
Fantastic half day trip with Captain Nick
John S. fished with All Hooked Up Charters on June 23, 2018
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Inshore trip with Captain Nick of All Hooked Up Charters.
Great day on the back waters
William T. fished with Southbound Fishing Charters on April 5, 2018
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I would recommend booking a charter with one of the excellent charters available on the island. We booked with Capt John from Southbound Charters and had a great time.
Fun at marco
Jim L. fished with Wild Thing Charters on February 26, 2018
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Absolutely- we had a couple non fisherman on board and they loved it!!
6 Hour Trip with Captain John Pipitone
Brian M. fished with Southbound Fishing Charters on July 9, 2017
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Book Captain John with Southbound Fishing Charters. He knows the area like the back of his hand. It's the best way to maximize your fishing potential.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Marco Island

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Marco Island costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $484, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $753. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Marco Island is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Livin' The Dream Fishing Charters, Strip Set Charters, and Southbound Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Marco Island, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Marco Island.

Livin' The Dream Fishing Charters, Strip Set Charters, and Southbound Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Marco Island.

The best way to experience fishing in Marco Island is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Marco Island, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Tarpon, and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Nearshore fishing, wreck fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Autumn is a great time to fish the backwaters for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and other inshore species. Then again, the reef fishing isn’t bad either--you can still catch anything from Barracuda and King Mackerel to Snapper.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Marco Island.

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