Captain
Randy Hamilton

Member since June 2017 Marco Island, United States
Background
I first came to Marco Island in 1984 on vacation and like so many others fell instantly in love with the area. I moved to Marco in 1987 became a Scuba Diving instructor and opened a full service retail Dive Shop called Aqua Adventures. I have logged over 1000 dives offshore of Marco Island, which gives me unique perspective of all the wrecks artificial reefs and natural reefs in the area. I have always been a avid fisherman so it was a easy decision to start running some fishing charters to keep the boat busy over time the fishing charters took over and here I am 30 years later.
Techniques
I use multiple styles and techniques to catch fish. Jig fishing on lite spinning tackle is my favorite method to catch fish. Nothing like bouncing a jig and battling a big fish hooked while jigging on lite tackle. For the big grouper I also use conventional reels and a medium rod to bring the big ones to the surface. What you will receive is 25+ years of experience and what comes with that is a captain who is ready for whatever the trip may require to catch.

Hey, I'm Captain Randy Hamilton

Marco Island, United States
Background
I first came to Marco Island in 1984 on vacation and like so many others fell instantly in love with the area. I moved to Marco in 1987 became a Scuba Diving instructor and opened a full service retail Dive Shop called Aqua Adventures. I have logged over 1000 dives offshore of Marco Island, which gives me unique perspective of all the wrecks artificial reefs and natural reefs in the area. I have always been a avid fisherman so it was a easy decision to start running some fishing charters to keep the boat busy over time the fishing charters took over and here I am 30 years later.
Techniques
I use multiple styles and techniques to catch fish. Jig fishing on lite spinning tackle is my favorite method to catch fish. Nothing like bouncing a jig and battling a big fish hooked while jigging on lite tackle. For the big grouper I also use conventional reels and a medium rod to bring the big ones to the surface. What you will receive is 25+ years of experience and what comes with that is a captain who is ready for whatever the trip may require to catch.
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Wild Thing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(49 reviews)
Marco Island
trips from $700

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 49 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Full Day Offshore with Captain Randy
Full Day Offshore with Captain Randy
Full Day Offshore with Captain Randy
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Ashley K.
Suwanee, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Offshore with Captain Randy

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on May 4, 2022
My family visits Marco Island every year and we love trying new fishing charters! Captain Randy with Wild Thing Charters exceeded...
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Everett B.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best Fishing Experience Ever

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 8, 2022
We had the best time with Captain Randy and Henry. It was so much fun and we caught so many fish!  We highly recommend them!!
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STEVE F.
Naples, FL
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 trip with Capt Randy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on January 20, 2022
Capt Randy and Henry were awesome! Very personable, professional ,and knew what it took to make it a great day on the water....
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Lars O.
Hialeah, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 8, 2021
The first day we went the weather was not great, one of the party did not do well with the rough seas so had to cut the trip...
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Robert B.
Bluffton, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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GREAT TIME WITH CAPTAIN RANDY AND SON

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 12, 2021
Good half day fishing. Captain Randy made sure we had plenty of bait. All the equipment he had for us to use was good Penn...
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