Dauntless Fishing Charters

Capt. Mark Gibson Islamorada, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Dauntless Fishing Charters-Person
(8Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

Dauntless Fishing Charters is veteran-owned and based out of beautiful Islamorada, FL. We specialize in providing a service to disabled veterans and veterans with PTSD, but everyone is welcome to have the time of their life on our trips.

Captain Mark Gibson will be leading the way as you explore the waters in search of your next big game catch. Capt. Mark is a U.S.C.G. licensed Captain and a 100% disabled service-connected U.S Navy Veteran. He has been saltwater fishing all his life. His goal to share the beauty and fun of fishing the Florida Keys with every U.S. veteran, or anyone that wants to catch fish or just get out on the water.

Your fishing charter trip with Capt. Mark will begin in Islamorada and go on to cover the fishing grounds of Lower Matacumbe Key, Plantation Key, Tavernier, Key Largo, Layton, and many other wonderful locations in the Florida Keys.

Our trips will take place aboard Capt. Mark’s stunning 22ft Ranger bay boat, which was built in 2019 and provides enough room for 4 guests to fish comfortably. It is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. This speedy vessel is equipped with all the proper safety equipment, a GPS, and a fishfinder for locating schools of fish.  It also has a wireless trolling motor for sneaking up on those easily frightened fish species.

We offer 4, 6, and 8-hour trips that provide you with tackle, rods and reels, bait, and a fishing license. After the trip, our crew will prepare your catches for you to take home and cook for dinner. We practice several different fishing techniques including bottom fishing, drift fishing, jigging, trolling, spinning, popping, and light tackle fishing.

You will have the option to target many exciting fish species including, Barracuda, Grouper, Snapper, Snook, Speckled Seatrout, Tarpon, Redfish, Permit, Sharks, and many other fish that call the Florida Keys home.

The definition of “dauntless” is showing fearlessness and determination. Here at Dauntless Fishing Charters, we are determined to show you a great time out on the water and we are confident that you will walk away with memories that will last a lifetime!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

81576 Overseas Highway, Islamorada

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Trips start at $450

4 Trips

1-4 guests

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2013 22' Bay Boat

150 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

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TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY

Includes 3 guests
+$100.00 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$100.00  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 7:30am to 11:30am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Half Day, 4 hour trip, will target backcountry species such as Redfish, Snook, Spotted SeaTrout and Tarpon - or patch reef species such as yellowtail, mangrove snapper and grouper.  

Rods, reels, tackle, lures, fresh or live bait, and fishing license are included.  We do catch and release, or, if you prefer to keep your catch, we will clean and fillet it when we return to shore.  We are a family and veteran friendly charter.  Children over age four are welcome.

Fish fileted and bagged for transport
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private

3/4 DAY

Includes 3 guests
+$100.00 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$100.00  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 7:30am to 1:30pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our 3/4 Day, 6 hour trip, will target backcountry species such as Redfish, Snook, Spotted SeaTrout and Tarpon - or patch reef species such as yellowtail, mangrove snapper and grouper.  If time and weather permit, we can also do some offshore fishing for Mahi-Mahi.

Rods, reels, tackle, lures, fresh or live bait, and fishing license are included.  We do catch and release, or, if you prefer to keep your catch, we will clean and fillet it when we return to shore.  We are a family and veteran friendly charter.  Children over age four are welcome.

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private

FULL DAY DISCOUNTED TRIP

Includes 3 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 7:30am to 3:30pm (8 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

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private

FULL DAY

Includes 2 guests
+$100.00 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100.00  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 7:30am to 3:30pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Full Day, 8 hour trip, we will be fishing the Reef, Gulf, Inshore and Flats.  We will target such as Redfish, Snook, Spotted SeaTrout, Tarpon, Yellowtail, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Bonefish, Pompano, Jacks, Shark. 

Rods, reels, tackle, lures, fresh or live bait, and fishing license are included.  We do catch and release, or, if you prefer to keep your catch, we will clean and fillet it when we return to shore.  We are a family and veteran friendly charter.  Children over age four are welcome.

Just bring what you want to eat and drink, everything else is taken care of. If you want to keep fish, please bring a cooler.

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    African Pompano
    Amberjack
    Barracuda
    Black Drum
    Black Grouper
    Bluefish
    Bonefish
    Bonito
    Cobia
    Cubera Snapper
    Grouper
    Hogfish
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel
    Ladyfish
    Mahi Mahi
    Mangrove Snapper
    Mutton Snapper
    Nassau Grouper
    Permit
    Pompano
    Porgy
    Red Grouper
    Redfish
    Sharks
    Sheepshead
    Snook
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spiny Lobster
    Spotted Seatrout
    Stingray
    Tarpon
    Triggerfish
    Tripletail
    Wahoo
    Yellowtail

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • EPIRB
    • Flares

    Navigation

    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Gear

    • Livewell

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Drift Fishing
    • Jigging
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

    Minimum Age

    • 4 yrs old

    Fishing Location

    • Backcountry
    • Flats
    • Inshore
    • Nearshore
    • Reef

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. Mark Gibson

    Boat Type

    Bay Boat

    Boat Length

    22

    Year Built

    2013

    Engine Manufacturer

    Yamaha 150 EFI

    Number of Engines

    1

    Engine Horsepower

    150 HP

    Customer Reviews

    Dauntless Fishing Charters-Person
    (8Reviews)
    5 out of 5 stars
    • Making Poppy a Star

      Created Robert Chapman

      Capt. Mark was gracious, informed, accommodating, and, most of all, knowledgable about where to find fish and how to hook them. Great day and memorable experience for my 14-y-o grandson.

    • Highly Recommendable!

      Created Rick S.

      Went deep sea fishing for the first time and loved it. Captain Willie was great. Crew was very accommodating. Such a great experience! The ride was very comfortable. Will highly recommend it.

    • Great Crew!

      Created Maria Garcia

      First time going deep fishing, I love it, the crew were very helpful and caught one fish, but it was the best fish ever ,because I caught it and brought it to my frying pan.

    • Awesome Crew!

      Created Mario Martin

      The captain will take you where the fish are!! Even kids can catch plenty on this boat! The mates are also friendly and helpful, they’re not fooling around like the mates at other party boat’s I’ve been to.

    • Fun Trip!

      Created Luis Morales

      The capt and crew are awesome I had a great time Caught plenty fish and just fun being their

    • Nice Boat!

      Created Jim Saccento

      Beautiful day for February. Steamed offshore (mud hole). Fishing was picky despite captain's best efforts to move boat and double anchor 4 times. Had a couple of cod and some black fish. Lots of trash fish: doggies, congas. Plenty of skimmer clam bait and green crab bait. Mate, Pat very helpful with passengers untangling lines and breaking free stuck tackle. Captain walked the deck too. Helping out. Overall a good boat. Nice to get back out on water.

    • Great Captains!

      Created Eugene Perry

      Been fishing on the Dauntless for over 35years....always had a great trip.... Capt. Will and staff are the greatest... Will be out this Sunday, it has been awhile since I been out about 8 years.... Looking forward for a great day on the ocean....see you on Sunday

    • Full Day of Fishing!

      Created Francisco Rodriguez

      Relaxing and economical way to have a good day at the sea with friends , fishing all day long