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

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (123)
Marco Island
 Last booking: 11 hours ago
trips from $425

Customer Reviews

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4.9
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out of 5 stars from 125 reviews
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Lots of species, lots of fun
Lots of species, lots of fun
1\/2 day am- Capt John put me on my First Snook
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Chris F.
The Villages, Florida
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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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Brian W.
LAC DU FLAMBU, WI
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Evening Trip w Capt John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Snook on March 30, 2021
We booked a last minute evening trip w Capt. John. First off, he was willing to squeeze us in during a very busy time for him....
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Evan L.
West Bloomfield Township, MI
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Great Four Hour Trip with Captain John.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on March 6, 2021
My wife and I had a blast with Captain John at the helm of his new center console. He was punctual and had everything ready...
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Scott B.
Euless, TX
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on July 15, 2021
We were a little discouraged when we went out because all the other excursions we had booked had Ben canceled due to rain. ...
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Michael C.
Hampstead, NH
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Half day with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore on February 24, 2021
Great half day out on the water with Captain John.  We booked the PM half day, but the Captain suggested we go early in the...
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