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.