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4.9 / 5
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Marco Island, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Marco Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Marco Island fishing trip is $572, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $792 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Marco Island that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Marco Island are:

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Many fishing charters in Marco Island provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Marco Island are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Marco Island are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $569
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $775

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.
 
Marco Island
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25577 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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. 

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3 Things you need to make sure of: 1 - Check the weather often. There will be storms almost everyday 2 - Make sure you have clothing to cover all of your skin. You can change, just make sure you can cover up if needed 3 - Make sure you go with a captain who knows the area for more than a short time. Preferably a someone like Captain Del Rio
Excellent
5.0 / 5
3 Things you need to make sure of: 1 - Check the weather often. There will be storms almost everyday 2 - Make sure you have clothing to cover all of your skin. You can change, just make sure you can cover up if needed 3 - Make sure you go with a captain who knows the area for more than a short time. Preferably a someone like Captain Del Rio
Ryan  P.
Ryan P. Denver, CO
Definitely a great place to catch all different kinds of fish. Highly recommend it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely a great place to catch all different kinds of fish. Highly recommend it.
Jim  M.
Jim M. Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Take the guess work out and book a guide to show you how to fish the current, tide, wind, etc. They know were the fish are!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the guess work out and book a guide to show you how to fish the current, tide, wind, etc. They know were the fish are!
Scott  S.
Scott S. Milwaukee, WI
Mornings can be cool but sometimes better fishing, most afternoons warmer but wind can add some excitement. So many places to fish it’s amazing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mornings can be cool but sometimes better fishing, most afternoons warmer but wind can add some excitement. So many places to fish it’s amazing
Janet  W.
Janet W. United States
Be open to catch whatever is around - you can’t control the weather or what’s running but if you keep an open mind and want to catch fish, you’ll really enjoy yourself...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open to catch whatever is around - you can’t control the weather or what’s running but if you keep an open mind and want to catch fish, you’ll really enjoy yourself...
Steve  C.
Steve C. Prince Frederick, MD
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Kristine  C.
Kristine C. Brandon, FL
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
William  T.
William T. Burlington, North Carolina
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Brian  M.
Brian M. Naples, Florida
Expect a good day of flats fishing. If the wind is up, visibility will make it hard to find snook or reds, but if you are open to catching whatever is running the day will be successful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect a good day of flats fishing. If the wind is up, visibility will make it hard to find snook or reds, but if you are open to catching whatever is running the day will be successful.
Chris  S.
Chris S. Marco Island, Florida

Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(352 reviews)
Capt Rio did a great job. He helped out the newby fisher people on the boat. He also was able to coax two dolphins to jump the boat wake multiple times and we got some great photos. The fishing was average for January. We caught several trout and two keeper sheepshead Capt Rio did an expert job of cleaning the fish and they were delicious when we pan fried them later that day.
Jeffrey  A.
Jeffrey A. Columbus, OH
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
Rio is an awesome captain. Couldn’t have been more happier with our fishing trip adventure! We’ll definitely do it again!
Christopher  K.
Christopher K. Englewood, Florida
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
Our trip with Captain Rio was very fun and educational because of his knowledge, experience, and friendly personality. We didn’t catch a ton of fish but we caught a good variety of different species and had enough to grill at home for some memorable fish tacos. We hope to fish with Captain Rio again during prime season in the summer and definitely recommend him.
Bill  C.
Bill C. Sterling, VA
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
The whole family had a great time today catching fish! One of the highlights of our visit to Marco.
Jeff  R.
Jeff R. CONCORD FARR, TN
All Hooked Up Charters
All Hooked Up Charters
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
My grandsons and I had a great experience! We caught lots of fish and Captain Nick was helpful and knowledgeable. We can't wait to go out with him again!
Sara  S.
Sara S. Lincoln, NE
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
Enjoyed me and my family’s time out on the water spending time and catching fish together. The spots he took us too were all great and when the fish weren’t biting he’d move and take us to another spot of his. Overall great experience would recommend. Captain Rio was very well spoken and hospitable, our ride home was late and he invited us into his home and offered drinks and snacks. Whole family had a blast and I’m sure yours will too.
Christa  W.
Christa W. Lima, OH
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
We took our 9 and 10 year old fishing for the 1st time and they had a ball. Captain Rio is very experienced, he was patient with the girls and we all had a great time. The girls cant wait to fish again and it was a great family experience with great pics and memories.
Todd  C.
Todd C. Miami, Florida
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
Capt Rio was fun and knowledgeable! We had a great time! Would def hire him again!
LeAnn  W.
LeAnn W. Naples, FL
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
Captain Rio was a great captain and I am glad I selected him for our friends fishing charter trip. Captain Rio put us on all kinds of fish and we even brought a big lemon shark to the boat. We were a group of six guys all age 28 and every single one of us had a blast!
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Township Of Hamburg, MI
Joe Snook Guide Service
Joe Snook Guide Service
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(35 reviews)
Joe is a born Fisherman. He knows where to find them and is passionate about his fishing skills. We caught loads of fish. Joe went out of his way to take us to the best spots. His knowledge of the waters is very apparent.
Johannes  S.
Johannes S. Miami, Florida
Joe Snook Guide Service
Joe Snook Guide Service
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Captain Joe is a very knowledgeable guide and was able to put me on the fish I was after. Despite fishing being a little slow, I hooked into a PB Snook over 38" and a mid-sized tarpon, among others. Highly recommended.
Bill  W.
Bill W. Oviedo, FL
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
Great day with Captain Rio. Very patient with this rookie fisherman and his friend. Explains everything and we were catching fish 🐟 with in 10-15 minutes of stepping on his boat. Highly recommend if your staying in Marco Island 🏝 will ve eating fish the next couple days.
Randall  H.
Randall H. Oswego, IL
Joe Snook Guide Service
Joe Snook Guide Service
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Easy good time. Enjoyable and knowledgeable captain, patient, and caught fish. Highly recommend.
Adam  C.
Adam C. Cape Coral, Florida
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
Excellent experience. Captain Rio is fun, safe, experienced, and works hard to makes sure everyone has a great time regardless of ability level. He also takes awesome photos and videos of the experience. Highly rec'd.
Kristine  H.
Kristine H. Littleton, CO
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
I booked 6 people on a morning trip with captain Rio. They all came back happy with stories and memories. Everyone caught something which made the experience even better. Trip went off without a hitch. No issues. They all said they would go again if we come back to this area.
Terri  M.
Terri M. Wheaton, IL
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
My wife and four sons just went out with Captain Rio on a six hour Goliath grouper/shark fishing trip. We all had a blast. He was very professional and honest from the start. Everything he said would happen did, and he did not disappoint. He was very helpful with us, as we are not avid saltwater fisherman. The trip was perfect and we highlight recommend booking Captain Rio if you are looking for a professional, entertaining, and very knowledgeable fishing guide.
Greg  M.
Greg M. Macomb, MI
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
Captain Rio knew all the spots! Everyone caught multiple fish and we even caught a Goliath Grouper! Fun day!
Jenna  L.
Jenna L. Southington, CT
Joe Snook Guide Service
Joe Snook Guide Service
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
We caught 4 lemon sharks and a bunch of small snook, mackerel and snappers joe has a lot of knowledge of the water and makes for a great trip. Highly recommend.
Nick  G.
Nick G. Dyer, IN
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(352 reviews)
Overall great experience! I took my two sons and my father along for a half day morning fishing trip. We all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Captain Rio and happy to have his expertise as we are use to fishing lakes and ponds in Kansas! Definitely recommend and would go again in the future.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Spring Hill, Kansas
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(352 reviews)
We had a blast, caught a nurse shark, Goliath grouper and a black tail shark. Not the best time of year to fish but Cape Rio made it fun, will do it again !!!!
Mitch  W.
Mitch W. Cape Girardeau, MO

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