Captain
John Pipitone

Member since May 2016 Marco Island, United States
Background
Grew up on the small island of Marco. I began fishing as a kid and got my own boat when I was 15. I started going fishing after school and on the weekend with my buddies. I fell in love with the backcountry and the abundance of fish that you can catch. After many years of fishing, I decided to start my own charter business to show people what I have learned over the years. Book a trip today and see what fishing around Marco is all about
Techniques
I fish the backwaters and nearshore wrecks around Marco island with spinning outfits with livebait or jigs. I fish off a brand new 25 pathfinder 2500 hybrid dry and comfortable.

Hey, I'm Captain John Pipitone

Marco Island, United States
Background
Grew up on the small island of Marco. I began fishing as a kid and got my own boat when I was 15. I started going fishing after school and on the weekend with my buddies. I fell in love with the backcountry and the abundance of fish that you can catch. After many years of fishing, I decided to start my own charter business to show people what I have learned over the years. Book a trip today and see what fishing around Marco is all about
Techniques
I fish the backwaters and nearshore wrecks around Marco island with spinning outfits with livebait or jigs. I fish off a brand new 25 pathfinder 2500 hybrid dry and comfortable.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 190 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Dan M.
New Lenox, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on January 27, 2023
Booked a morning charter with Captain John in late January. His pre trip communication was clear and accurate leading up to...
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Anthony M.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Capt awesome fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Extreme Inshore on September 24, 2022
Capt John Pipitone is an excellent captain. My buddy and I caught 5 reds and kept our two slot fish, got a keeper sea trout,...
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Chris T.
Shrewsbury, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day inshore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on July 26, 2022
My wife, 18 year old son and I had a fun morning fishing with Captain Cristian (John’s brother). We didn’t manage to catch...
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Ramsey W.
Wylie, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Most memorable trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on August 7, 2022
I have been on 25 plus charters, from Hawaii to the Atlantic of North Carolina and Captain John is by far the best Captain...
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Stephen C.
Richmond, Virginia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Dat Trip W/ Capt. Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on March 25, 2023
My crew had a great time. Mike was knowledgeable and worked with my crew. I’d happily book him again to fish around Marco.
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