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“It would be Unreal not to call Unreel First!”

Unreel Fishing Charters
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Offshore and backwater sport fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with Unreel Charters. Located on Marco Island, we offer 3 hr, 1/2, 3/4, & full day offshore fishing trips aboard a fast, comfortable 29' Hydra-Sport with twin 275 hp Mercury Verado engines to get you there fast The boat is fully equipped to take advantage of all the great fish catching opportunities this area has to offer (including a head, all safety gear & emergency locator device). All backcountry fishing, wildlife, dolphin and eco tours are done aboard our custom 23' Tremblay. A boat specifically designed for stability and a very shallow draft of 8". This enables us to reach more remote areas. Expect to see dolphins, manatees, ospreys, egrets, herons and many others. All you need to bring is food and drink. We welcome families and fisher persons of all ages and experience levels. Offshore species include grouper, snapper, king and spanish mackerel, cobia, goliath grouper, permit, tarpon, sharks and many others Backwater species include snook, tarpon, redfish, sea trout, pompano, snapper, sheepshead, jack crevalle, sharks and others Wildlife tours species include dolphins, manatees, ibis, roseate spoonbills, snowy egrets, blue and green herons, white pelicans, kingfishers, anhingas and ospreys. Just want to ride to a private beach and/or watch the sunset, we can handle that too. Please feel free to call or email with any questions. We can customize any trip to suit your needs Thank you, Capt. Joe Cacaro
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Lexington, Kentucky
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It would be Unreal not to call Unreel First!”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Fishing on and off of Marco is my very favorite thing to do. At Least two times a year I will hire a charter Captain. My very First call is to Joe. Many times I wait to long to call and he is booked by someone else in the Know! Call early to secure the best Captain on or off of Marco Island.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank shogunB
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English first
Maineville, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unreel Charters never disappoints!”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Second time fishing with Capt. Joe aboard Unreel Charters. My wife and I took a half day offshore trip for red grouper. Capt. Joe gets you to the fish quick and works hard to keep you on them all day. We caught our limit once again with a few bonus snapper. On top of being a great fisherman/charter, Capt. Joe makes you feel welcome. His conversation makes you feel like you're fishing with someone you have known for a long time. I've fished with many different charters and Capt. Joe of Unreel is hands down the best in every way.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Wes E
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Floral Park, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

For our first time fishing in Florida we decided to use Unreel fishing charters based on the many previous great reviews. We are so glad we did! Captain Joe Cacaro is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced fisherman who is well known and respected in the area. He took us right to the fish and as soon as we dropped our lines in we were pulling them in one right after the other. My family is not very experienced with fishing and Captain Joe clearly explained certain techniques that helped my kids get the hang of things very quickly. We caught over 40 fish including Grouper, Lane Snapper, Blue Runners, Thumpers, etc. Joe was always ready with the fresh bait and a helping hand. In the short time we spent out with Joe we felt like we've known him forever. It didn't feel like a business, it felt like going fishing with a good friend. Joking with the kids and exchanging good stories made the whole experience perfect! It felt strange to say goodbye after it was over. Thanks for everything, Captain Joe. You're a good man! Hopefully we'll see you next summer! The Cardone's

Visited August 2013
Thank Rob C
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Level 6 Contributor
43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Can't recommend Joe highly enough.”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We visited Marco for the month of August and arranged to spend 1/2 day fishing with Captain Joe on his boat Unreel early in our stay.

We have been on many fishing charters over the years, and I can say without hesitation that I have not come across such an experienced, helpful, entertaining and honest captain. On our first trip we were about half an hour out from dock when Joe cut the engines, and came to speak to us. The sea was pretty rough (though it was a beautiful bright day) and he felt it was only going to get rougher, so it was his recommendation that we abandon the trip and try again another day. We took his advice and returned a few days later.

We were due to head out ~14-15 miles into the Gulf in search of Grouper, but as we left the Marco river, Joe saw large numbers of birds circling. We made a bee line for the birds, who were feeding frantically on large bait balls. These fish were also being assaulted from below, by Spanish Mackerel. Joe, and his helpful mate Michael set up the rods to troll for these fish and off we went. Some of the fish we caught Joe said were as big as any he had seen. After an hour of so we had as many fish in the cooler as we could eat, so all further fish were released.

Everyone had a great time (and a fantastic lunch a the Sandbar who cooked some of the fish Michael has so expertly cleaned for us). We booked another trip with Joe later in our holiday, unfortunately the weather again intervened and Joe emailed me first thing in the morning to call the trip off - a great disappointment, but another example of Joe putting the safety and comfort of his clients ahead of his own financial well being.

The bottom line is, if you are visiting the Marco area and are looking for a fishing charter, look no further than Joe.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Whyone
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Montgomery, New Jersey
1 review
“Awsome fishing”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Me and my friend had plans to go with Captain Joe for a 3/4 day but my friend was sick that morning and I decided to go by myself. Joe had no problems changing from a 3/4 day to a half day to fit my needs when I showed up, he even said I could just go back if I did not feel like fishing without my friend. Joe is an extremely friendly person and a cool guy to hang out with and at no point did I regret going by myself, he is full of fun stories and good humor. At first we were in unfavorable fishing conditions due to the tide, however Captain Joe was able to pinpoint and location where I would catch some grouper and the action was nonstop. I highly recommend Captain Joe as a guide. I am a homeowner in Marco and an avid fisherman and I will definitely use Joe's services again.

Visited August 2013
Thank Matthew E
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