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Gulf Coast Marine Excursions

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9044 Cypress Dr S, Fort Myers, FL 33967-3229
+1 239-240-1128
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Great fishing guide and a wonderful experience

We had the best day with Derrick out on the boat. He grew up on these waters and really knew where... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Sanibel Island, Florida
5 Star- look no further

Captain Derrick is very good at what he does. He is very engaging, knowledgeable and a great... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
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Gulf Coast Marine Excursions is a marine charter service. Our mission is to expose the natural beauty of Southwest Florida to visitors and locals alike. Offering Fishing Charters, Wildlife Tours, Shelling Trips and Island Beach Excursions. Florida has more to offer than theme parks. Book your excursion today and Discover The Real Florida.
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9044 Cypress Dr S, Fort Myers, FL 33967-3229
+1 239-240-1128
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had the best day with Derrick out on the boat. He grew up on these waters and really knew where to go to catch fish. We had 4 on the boat and he was able to keep up with all of our needs (and...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Captain Derrick is very good at what he does. He is very engaging, knowledgeable and a great navigator. We caught a lot, enjoyed the many spots we fished at and the loved entire day. We will be back again!

Thank Eje828
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I have been on many charters across the country and would rate Capt. Derrick as one of the best. Very knowledgeable about the area, very safe, ecologically minded and a good guy. If you don't have a good time on one of his trips it...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Captain Derrick was recommended to us and he didn't disappoint. We booked a 4 hour fishing trip and came home with a bag of food at the end. He was great with our 6 and 8 year old and even had both of them catching...More

Thank mcread43
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A truly great adventure, dolphins running with the boat, jumping, so much fun. Captain Derrick is very knowledgeable and we combined the dolphin tour with a shelling expedition. He brought us to a remote and beautiful coast line that we had to ourselves, a true...More

Thank FrankLaz
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Our half-day trip with Captain Derrick Whitaker was outstanding! We varied locations, baits, and fishing techniques to catch five species (mangrove snapper, puffer (!), jack crevalle, gag grouper, and sheepshead). It would have been six but I lost lost a big snook- which still pains...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My boyfriend and I booked a half-day inland fishing trip with Captain Derrick back in December and it was an absolutely amazing day! Captain Derrick is extremely knowledgeable and will do everything in his power to make sure you catch a ton of fish. We...More

Thank Kelseyyy93
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I booked a half-day fishing charter on GCME for my wife, father-in-law, and me after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. There is a reason Capt. Derrick does not have any negative reviews. He's really a good guy who is extremely knowledgeable about fishing in the...More

Thank SailChicago2217
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Spending time with Captain Derrick Whitaker is a must-do for any family heading to Fort Myers/Sanibel area! We had four hours, including the boat ride to Captiva Island State Park and time 'shelling'. On the boat ride, Captain Derrick shared his knowledge of the waters,...More

Thank MariaPZ229
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My family and I had a great day out with Captain Derek. From the very beginning you could tell Derek knows his stuff and South Florida and cares about the ecosystem and the waters there. His Grandfather ran a fishing camp there for many years...More

Thank pinstripepat
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