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.

My Charter Listing

Southbound Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(174 reviews)
Marco Island
trips from $500

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 174 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
May fishing trip
Snook fishing
Snook fishing
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Angler Rating
163
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Tom C.
Grand Rapids, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full Day Trip w/ Captain John

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Extreme Inshore on April 24, 2022
Had a great day, the weather was beautiful. Captain John took us to all the hot spots, but the fish weren’t cooperating....
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Mark J.
Cut Bank, MT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day December fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on December 6, 2021
Captain John called the night before suggesting a later start to hit better fishing. We had no problem with that. Weather was...
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John K.
San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Halfday Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore on January 24, 2022
My wife and 1 fished with Capt John on Southbound Charters. The boat was immaculate and the gear was top notch. We could not...
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Chris F.
The Villages, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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1/2 Day Morning Trip with Capt. Jihn

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on July 4, 2021
Good communications between Capt. and myself as to time and pick-up spot.  He was at the dock for the 7 am start.  Very professional...
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Thomas S.
Boston, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Shark/Tarpon on February 23, 2022
Me and my seven year old went out for a half day with captain John.  He was extremely knowledgeable of the area, very patient...
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