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Goliath Grouper Fishing Charter

Boca Grande, Florida, United States Check out Map

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With vast amounts shallow flats and deep-water structure, it takes a long time to learn these areas. Hiring a professional guide to put you on snook, tarpon and goliath grouper is essential if you want to make the most out your visit to the area. Our charters target inshore saltwater sport fish like snook, redfish and tarpon on light tackle with live bait. We can spend the day fishing for these exciting species or we can target the giants. The powerful Goliath Grouper is one of the most sought-after game fish from Tampa to the Florida Keys. We get anglers traveling from all over the world to take on the mighty Goliaths. ​​

As far as GoliathFIshing is concerned, novices and veteran anglers are very similar in one thing - they both expect a professional charter service. A good fishing charter is one that provides an experience to remember. Captain Marko is there to ensure you have a smooth run, whether you’re angling for Redfish or searching for the mighty Tarpon.

You will be riding out on a 23’ Epic Boats center console made in 2017. It’s a competent all-around boat, and its 175HP Suzuki engine makes it great at traversing both inshore and nearshore waters. It contains all the necessary navigation and safety equipment one would expect from a modern boat, including a fishfinder, EPIRB, and even smaller lifejackets for the kids.

If you’re going to Fort Myers during summer, chances are you’re going Tarpon hunting. Captain Marko will be ready to help you out as catching the Silver King is no small feat. Other fish you may encounter are Snook, Redfish, Goliath and Gag Grouper, Permit, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, and more. Being a member of Okuma’s pro team, Captain Marko is also passionate about his gear and makes use of only the best equipment available.

Locals know Captain Marko from his various appearances in magazines, on TV, as well as radio. This is someone who has been fishing his whole life and has a wealth of fishing knowledge to share. He will provide you with all the necessary things for a proper trip, so it’s up to you to bring some snack, drinks, and get ready to spend time doing real fishing.

Fishing Equipment

  • Live bait
  • Lures
  • Rods
  • reels & tackle

Fish Species

  • Billfish - Black Marlin
  • Grouper - Black Grouper
  • Grouper - Gag Grouper
  • Grouper - Goliath Grouper
  • Jacks - Crevalle Jack
  • Mackerel - Spanish Mackerel
  • Permit
  • Shark - Bull
  • Snapper - Mangrove
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Water Type

Brakish, Saltwater

Goliath Grouper Fishing Charters in Ft Myers & Boca Grande Florida. The powerful Goliath Grouper is one of the most sought-after game fish from Tampa to the Florida Keys. • On the Federal Endangered Species list • the largest grouper in the western hemisphere • Grows to a size of 8’ long • Can weigh more than 1,000 pounds • Lifespan is 30-50 years • Also called Epinephelus itajara / Jewfish • Travels up to 100 miles to spawn • Meat is high in mercury (not good to eat) • Found in shallow and deep water (Salt & Brackish) • Age is estimated using growth rings (like trees) • Very aggressive in nature (attack anything)

Fishing Method

  • Angling
  • Deepwater fishing
  • InShore fishing
  • Salwater Flat Fly Fishing
  • Trolling

About the boat

Boat type : Bay Boat

Description : "Epic" Bay Boat with a 4 passenger capacity powered by a 175 HP Suzuki engine. This little boat is extremely versatile, surprisingly confortable and is ideal for all type of fishing. Features: Center console Cellular phone Power outlet 4 Storage boxes for your gear and clothes 66 Galons Insulated fish box 4 cushion seats Drink Holders Rod Holders

Amenities : Fighting Chair, Fishfinder, GPS, Ice Box, Life Jackets, Outriggers

Equipment : Seat

Length : 23ft

Capacity : 4 people

Motor Type : Outboard Gas

Horse Power : 175 HP


Gratuity, Food and Drinks Not Included, kids are welcome and fishing license are included.

Meal Policy

Fishing Policy
Cleaning and Filleting
Keep Catch or Release
Kids Welcome

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