Captain
Mark the Shark

Member since November 2014

Miami, United States

Background
Over the course of his long and productive career, Captain Mark has had the opportunity to both appear in media from magazines to TV shows. He has also hosted a variety of interesting guests, from passionate anglers to celebrities and influential people from all walks of life.

Hey, I'm Captain Mark the Shark

Miami, United States
Background
Over the course of his long and productive career, Captain Mark has had the opportunity to both appear in media from magazines to TV shows. He has also hosted a variety of interesting guests, from passionate anglers to celebrities and influential people from all walks of life.
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Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Miami
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Customer Reviews

4.03 out of 5 stars from 32 reviews

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Levittown, pa
Went fishing on Friday, May 18, 2018

Fished May 2018

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Moscow, mow
Went fishing on Thursday, May 3, 2018

The captain has a very peculiar attitude to the tips. Despite of the fact that the deposit for fisingbooker was paid, the final payment from the card was charged the full cost of the trip, and the question “what about the deposit?” received the answer - “thanks for 20% of the gratuity.” At the same time on the trip we did not catch anything, and there was no reason for any kind of a gratuity.
So remember the unfair game of capitan with the price! The real price is 20% more than stated on the site!

Vladimir Markov does not recommend Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Fished May 2018

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

We haven’t fished any fish but this can happen.
The captain decided to stay more time than agreed on the boat to try to catch something, and it’s been very kind from him.
But we paid $ 700 to stay on an old and quite dirty boat (no tap on the sink of the bathroom!).
The fishing equipment was old and cheap.
Not even one bottle of mineral water included in the price.
An unlucky day.

Filippo Baccalaro does not recommend Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Fished April 2018

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Mark the Shark (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Let me guess..your’re a blowboater??  Our equipment is the best money can buy my friend. We are sponsored by all the top fishing companies in the world! We even gave you a full day for the same price. Your ” girl” ( jury is still out) companion NEVER even left the cabin all day and didn’t even talk to any of our crew! Thank GOD we don’t get many clients like you!

Stone Mountain, ga
Went fishing on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Fished April 2018

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Miami, fl
Went fishing on Saturday, February 24, 2018

We came for a sailfish and were not disappointed!!  Rough seas were the only downside as it was a windy day.  When the sailfish hooked, it was amazing how quickly we forgot about the swells!  Great crew and one of the best pictures ever on my office wall.  If you haven’t held a fishing pole with a sailfish on the other end of the line jumping high out of the water, you are missing out!  Thank you Captain Mark and your crew for a great experience!!

Fished February 2018

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, November 24, 2017

Fished November 2017

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Bala, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It was a wonderful fishing experience for a family with two boys (12 + 7 years old) all non experienced anglers. The crew is tremendously professional and we always felt in good, responsible hands. The boat is actually bigger than we expected and Captain Mark’s office with hundreds of shark jaws is a must see! We can’t imagine that there is a stronger likelihood to catch some big fish than with Captain Mark and his crew. We caught big fish we never thought was possible! We would always do it again…

Fished October 2017

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Went fishing on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Charleston, South Carolina
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Showed up at 8 am… Left closer to 9…. Told I had to buy beer for good luck… Almost struck and other boat going under the draw bridge… Then told I had to pay for bait… He didn’t have any money… Coughed up 20 .00 to pay for 50 bait fish that I used 4 of… Then painfully got a mile off shore.. Took over 30 min… By no means a fast boat… Seemed like it was gonna sink…To 200 ft… Trolled for a hour or so… Caught nothing… Then told he had another client.. So we had to head in… The rear of the boat smelled of exhaust… Was getting carbon monoxide toxic… His 11 yo son did most of the driving
The pictures he sent me before the trip to show what he caught… We’re very dated… Never really got a straight answere what he caught… This just seemed like a scam… Very unprofessional… Got charged full rate… Ever after I had paid a deposite…
Save your money… Look elsewhere

James Benner does not recommend Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Fished June 2017

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Mark the Shark (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 1, 2017

You can always tell the miserable clients with zero personalities from the start. The only true part of your delusional account of your trip was the date. ..other than that we’ll not much.  THE REAR OF OF BOAT SMELLED SO BAD BECAUSE OF YOUR BODY ODOR…even the crew couldn’t believe a doctor would smell that bad…I’d try stronger deodorant!  You booked a half day excursion which you received an hour more because on this day we tried to get you a,fish but some days they aren’t around..that’s fishing. I think tho if we would of caught a cooler full it wouldn’t be enough for an individual like yourself. Thank god we don’t get many uptight stiff no emotion people onboard like you.After 40 yrs of chartering you made the top 10 list doc. Even your wife warned me about you before we started fishing….speaks volumes

North Miami Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Pompano Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Fished May 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Having fished many times - I am aware going fishing and catching fish are two totally different things - we travelled for about an hour +  then Ryan cast the rods and we waited for a bite - nearly two hours in same spot and not a nibble- we then raised the rods and went back to shore - very disappointed and a very expensive boat ride.
No pictures of anything worthwhile to publish

Fished April 2017

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In this This trip all our expectations were covered, excellent crew, very professional and friendly. A must do.

Fished April 2017

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St Louis, Missouri
Went fishing on Saturday, March 4, 2017

They didn’t have any live bait when we left, had us fishing for bait with feather hooks. Didn’t even catch a mino! They put out one pole for a shark with a dead fish. Total worst fishing experience I’ve ever had. Cool guys if your looking for a Miami tour boat.

Alfonso Buonavita does not recommend Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Fished March 2017

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Miami Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Had an awesome time with Mark and mate Ryan. We got there a bit late because of typical 95 traffic and they let us stay on the boat a few extra hours to make up for it. Would highly recommend.

Fished March 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Perhaps the best trip of my life. Awesome!!!

Knowledge, guidance, experience & fish.

What a team.

Definitely will be back.

Fished February 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mark charged is an extra $120 than quoted. He then private text me and canceled two times on me. He said he would give us a full day to make up for it. When we showed up he invited 3 other people to go that he took the day before. It wasn’t a private charter and we asked for our money back he said no a good luck fighting it. Also he made me pay for the bait fish that he got from a fisherman! Completely rude and was a scam from the beginning. Should of seen it coming with all the contradicting text he sent me. We were refunded our deposit through fishing booker and they agreed and said he never should have done the things he did. They were great but please go with someone else and don’t pay upfront before you go out!!! You can see in the photos of all the people he had on the boat and it was supposed to be a private charter!!

Steven Fyffe does not recommend Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Fished February 2017

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Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, January 14, 2017

I purchased this trip for my father-in-law, son and nephew. Apparently it wasnt the greatest day on the water and they didnt catch anything. Mark invited my son and nephew back out for free anytime they wanted. I understand that your at the mercy of mother nature. But I thought that was really nice of him.

Fished January 2017

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Bonita Springs, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, January 5, 2017

Great day on the water with Captain Mark and Ryan. My daughter and I experienced a wonderful trip and went .500 boating sharks. Thanks so much fellas…we’ll be back!

Fished January 2017

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Canada
Went fishing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Not very friendly and not engaging with the customers.  Boring and experience overall

Aleksandar Novakovic does not recommend Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Fished January 2017

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Moscow, Moscow
Went fishing on Thursday, November 3, 2016

I booked fishing trip for my Dad, as his b-day present. My husband went along to accompany and translate. We were only 2 days in Miami, so we booked half-day trip. Boat was easy to find and my Dad was surprised by it’s size. Really big boat. He wanted to catch sailfish ( i guess it’s Hemingwaybooks that affected). And the fish he caught was a sailfish!What a luck! the fish was huge. He pulled it more then an hour, so 3 hour fishing trip extended to almost 5. My Dad was happy! all his russian fishing buddies where shocked when they saw pictures with his sailfish! Mark knows where fish is. Thank you Mark. You made a day for my Dad and Anton.


Мы ездили в путешествие по ФЛориде, и останавливались в Майами на 2 дня. Обязательным пунктом программы - была океанская рыбалка для моего папы. Забронировали заранее и подарили на день рождения. На рыбалку поехали мой папа и мой муж, чтобы сопровождать и переводить. Лодку нашли легко. Моего папу она поразила размерами. По пути на рыбное место, папа вытащил небольшую барракуду. Но он видел фотографии с инстаграмма Марка и хотел поймать БОЛЬШУЮ рыбину, желательно марлина (видимо это влияние Хеммингуэя).  Сначала поклевки не было, но уже под конец поездки клюнул здоровенный марлин (рыба-парусник). Папа тянул его больше часа, так что 3-часовая поездка растянулась почти на 5 часов. Мы с мамой в это время сидели в майами на телефоне и ждали затаив дыхание. Муж писал мне раз в 10 минут “еще тянет” “рыбина здоровая” и тд)) В итоге вытянул!!! огромного марлина. Это самая большая рыбина, которую он выловил в жизни. а рыбачит он много) Отправил фотки друзьям-рыбакам, они конечно, в шоке:) такая рыба у нас в Ладожском озере не водится)))в общем советую всячески!

Fished November 2016

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Mark the Shark (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Awesome trip!!  Hope to see you soon!!..Thanks to FISHING BOOKER!!!


Miami Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Fished November 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mark and his crew are phenomenal.  He has,made memories for me and my family that will last a life time.  I can’t say enough good things about trip.  We were on 3 mahis at once and just when we thought it couldn’t get any better we hooked up on a sail fish.  .

Fished October 2016

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Columbus, Ohio
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fished July 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, May 15, 2016

No such thing as a bad day of fishing when you’re in good company! My friends and I fished the full day. Even a slow day lacking current and water visibility, we caught a shark, tuna, trigger fish, & mackerel. The crew is very knowledgable so stay out of the way and let them do what they do best. Ryan, the deckhand, was a great teacher and patient with each of us. Very hardworking! Capt Mark is a character and they deliver great pics of the experience and trophies! We all had a great time! They do keep some of the mackerel for future shark baits if you’re ok with that.  “Just relax”. The crew handled all baiting and setting up of tackle & all we had to do was reel em in! Very comfortable ride on the water, and we weren’t getting thrown around by boat wakes like smaller boats I’ve been on.

Fished May 2016

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Edgerton, Wisconsin
Went fishing on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mark the Shark knew where and how to catch the big fish!  We had a trip of a lifetime.

Fished March 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Being advised Mark’s 50 foot boat was at risk, he confirmed the trip.  Much to our surprise we boarded not his boat but half size boat which lost one engine 1/4 into the trip and ran rough until the engine quit.  Manged through high waves with one engine.  We caught 5 small fish and had one sailfish on the hook, only to have it run under the boat and get the line wrapped around the only turning shaft and subsequently breaking because he could not move fast enough with one engine.  Winds were high and waves were tough.  Overall no break in price was offered for not delivering on what was advertised.  Very overpriced for not using his equipment.  Would try someone else next time.

Steve Toth does not recommend Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Fished March 2016

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Mark the Shark (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 31, 2016

“Much to your surprise? “..we told you in the office our boat was in the yard doing unexpected engine work !  You lost 3x more fish than you caught ! We even got u back at 2pm..instead of 12. And your “son” who had no personality or ability to even hold a fishing rod wouldn’t even pick up a fish for a picture.  We even had to beg him to get out of “her” chair to go fight a fish….gimme a break mr. Liberal….go somewhere else with daughter next time

Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg
Went fishing on Sunday, February 21, 2016
Valery Krylov does not recommend Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Fished February 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The boat cabin and facilities was in shambles.. Took my adult children 2 of them girls.
Broken toilet seat (rough waters that day) reeked of urine. Toilet did not work. Advertised AC cabin -NOT - Humid and smelling.
The Captain brought his young child—OK if he wasn’t taking up the upper deck seating by sleeping most of the trip. Seating I paid good money for. The Captain stayed in the same fishing area even though he said water was dirty and we wasn’t catching anything.
The worst thing when we docked, the Captain disappeared. Not even an acknowledgement of how the trip was. I expected at least that.
The ONLY good thing was the mate Ryan…..He did all he could to make the trip enjoyable

Dan Dotson does not recommend Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1

Fished December 2015

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Mark the Shark (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 4, 2016

LOL..ARE YOU FOR REAL??  Your 2 kids actually broke the toilet seat..and then clogged it up with feminine hygene products! And the urine smell was from your guest who also puked all over the boat!! The one ” adult kid” never even got out of the cabin all day!
As far as fishing we moved all day to find fish..but I guess you wouldn’t know being sick all day. Your’re kids never even spoke 1 word to us the entire trip!. I even told your friend to come down to my office when Ryan finished cleaning your fish!  I’ve taken GYPSIES out all the time…but you my friend take the cake!

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Went fishing on Monday, September 28, 2015

I took the whole family on the trip and everything was great.  The kids got involved fishing for bait early and enjoyed looking at a small hammerhead that we caught.  The highlight of the trip was definitely boating a 10’ Tiger Shark!  I am going to get the trophy Tiger mounted.  Thank you Mark and Ryan for a great day!!

Fished September 2015

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Serbia
Went fishing on Friday, August 21, 2015

Captain Mark and First Mate Ryan were professional and gave great amount of information of what they were doing with baiting, setting up baits.  Their equipment especially the fishing chair was great.

We caught a 200lb 65” reef/Sand shark.  This is a Federally protected fish that as yet did not have a tag.  Fish was tagged and released healthy back to the sea which was really great as it was a pregnant female!!!!

Fished August 2015

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