Big Z Charters

Big Z Charters

Marco Island Charter Fishing 

Fishing Expeditions, Charters, Shelling, Sightseeing

As one of the few Charter Captains that was raised on Marco Island fishing, I have spent many years transforming my passion into my profession. I have been professionally Charter Fishing around Marco Island for 4 years, putting clients on fish of all species including our popular sport fish and other quality fish for dinner. Regardless if you’re a fisherman wanting to go out for a trophy or just the a family wanting to go out for a fun day of fishing, you will have a great time catching fish and enjoying the water and sights Marco Island, FL has to offer.

Captain Bobby Zwerin

– Backwater Fishing, Nearshore Fishing, Shelling & Sightseeing

– Licensed & Insured Marco Island Native & Coast Guard Veteran

– 100 Gross Ton Master Captain

– Customized 25′ Parker

– Rods, Bait, Tackle & All Fishing Licenses Included

– Over 25 Years of Fishing Experience!

Enjoy The Water With Family Or Friends

A lot of people have a concern that “well I don’t know what I am doing and I don’t want to feel out of place or even silly for charting a boat” but that is actually the opposite of reality. The reality is most clients and families who Charter a boat have little to no experience at all, which is the exact reason to charter a boat, so someone like me with a lifetime of experience can help facilitate your experience on the water fishing and enjoying boating worry free for a day you won’t soon forget! Young children are also frequent guests on the boat, I am very family oriented and able to teach young kids fishing fundamentals that they can not only use in fishing for the day your with me, but maybe develop skills and possible a passion for enjoying the outdoors and fishing as I have. My goal is to help others enjoy fishing or being on the water as much as I do, and I will do everything I can to make that happen.

My Backstory

As a child I grew up fishing off shore with my father on his boat, as well as fishing all around the island on my bike with my friends. As I grew older I began expanding my reach, taking a boat out when I could to explore more of the Ten Thousand Islands. Through seemingly countless years my friends and I fished for anything and everything the island had to offer, from large migrating tarpon to our Island resident Snook and Redfish, and off shore for everything from Goliath Grouper to migrating Black Fin Tuna. After I graduated high school I joined the coast guard where I spent a total of 6 years. During which time I had earned enough days on the water to get my 100 gross ton master captains license, which should help you feel at ease when I take you and your family on the water.

Rates & Trip Info


Typical charter times are between 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm, 6 hour trips begin at 7:30am and end at 1:30pm, all subject to availabilities and schedule

  • 4 hour backwater and near shore fishing – $500
  • 6 hour backwater and near shore fishing – $700
  • 8 hour backwater and near shore fishing – $900

All tackle, bait and water provided

  • If wanting to extend a trip additional hours are $100 per hour
  • Private chartering on your vessel is $80 per hour
  • Prices reflect up to 4 people, 5th and 6th person are an additional $25 each

If you wish to have your fish filleted to take with you that is included in the charter and if you would like the restaurant on sight “The Island Gypsy” offers a cook your catch for clients who would like to have there fresh catch prepared for either lunch or dinner.

Where To Meet & Park

Parking is easy as there is ample parking when you arrive. Once you arrive you should see a large sign that says “Isles of Capri Marina” which is where I will be 15 minutes prior to your charter. If I am not at the sign or you arrive early, you can either reach me on the phone number provided or I will come down and greet you. I must be present with you as you walk down the dock as per marina rules.

What To Bring

A cooler full or water and ice will be present on the boat at all times, you can elect to bring anything you would like to drink or eat with you, sports drinks, soda, beer, sandwiches, snacks. There will be plenty of room inside the cooler for whatever you bring. If shelling is on your agenda, a towel is a good choice or any kind of bag you would like to bring will also fit inside a dry compartment located on the boat. I strongly encourage to bring sunscreen of your choice, hats, sunglasses and anything else that would help with a long day in a warm climate. There is relief from the sun under the center console but a large portion of the boat is open. Everyone’s skin tolerates the sun differently, even on a seemingly cloudy day you could still catch a sunburn if you have fair skin.

What We Cover

Fishing rods, bait, tackle, and all associated fishing licenses are covered. So you technically wouldn’t have to bring anything. You could simply show up ready to hit the water!


Jonathan Matta
Jonathan Matta
January 5, 2022.
Bobby was a true joy, everything he explained wpukd or could happened did happen. I went for the back water fishing. Caught some bait fish first then went fishing and caught snook, black drum, and sheep head. My only complaint was I lost a large snook right at the boat, always the one that got away that keeps you coming back for more. If you want a great day of fishing Big Z is your guy and I would highly recommend him. He docks at island of Capri Marina which is very convenient between Marco and Naples. Another bonus is a great bar/restaurant (island gypsy) to end your day...
Lori Bassett
Lori Bassett
October 13, 2021.
Bobby with Big Z Charters did an excellent job taking our family backwater fishing! We caught several types of fish. Bobby knew what was on our line before they were even in the boat. We were able to catch enough snapper for a meal and have extra. We saw dolphins as well. Bobby is friendly, patient and fun. We are looking forward to using Bobby with Big Z Charters on our next trip in December.
Doris Sims
Doris Sims
September 14, 2021.
We had a fantastic trip with Captain Bobby! This was our first experience back water fishing with varied fishing experience and Bobby was a great teacher, patient, fun and encouraging .... all 4 of us caught fish - 5 species in total ; it was an incredible morning and seeing dolphins was a bonus. As a local Bobby new the waters and hot spots very well. We had a great time and look forward to our next trip with Captain Bobby!
Ed Betancourt
Ed Betancourt
September 5, 2021.
Best fishing experience I’ve ever had. Captain knew exactly what he was doing. We caught many fish of different varieties. He catered to our every need. Will do it again. Ed
trish declue
trish declue
August 22, 2021.
Excellent charter, great service and great attitude! Will definitely go again
Jennifer Cucchi
Jennifer Cucchi
August 18, 2021.
We had an awesome time fishing with Captain Bobby and our four children (12, 10, 9 and 6). He was great with the kids and we caught a ton of fish. We can't wait to go again! We highly recommend Big Z Charters.
Tyler Kindred
Tyler Kindred
August 16, 2021.
Great fishing trip! The boat was in great shape, captain was knowledgeable of quality spots, and worked really hard to make sure we spent time fishing, not dealing with snags, lost bait, etc. I’ve been on quite a few charters in multiple states, and it was one of my better experiences.
Kevin Finley
Kevin Finley
August 14, 2021.
Skipper Bobby took me and the Mrs. out for some Snook fishin and we had an incredible time. Caught fish on every stop. Mrs. Finley just sun bathed the whole time and took pictures of the skipper and I fishin. She saw a Manatee and tons of dolphins. She was so happy (Happy wife... is a happy life if you haven't figured that out yet) Super fun day. Incredible time with Big Z Charters. Can't go wrong.
James P
James P
July 29, 2021.
My wife and I had an excellent time with Bobby from Big Z! It was our honeymoon and he nailed it. We did an early morning start. Put us on some Snook and Snapper almost immediately. From there we went to a couple other spots and caught enough for a great dinner later👌🏼 He took us to a couple cool beaches and was great about keeping us cool throughout the morning. Of note, if you want to do something really interesting, Bobby knows of some amazing beaches to look for seashells. My wife and I thought that was a ton of fun! He also is from Marco and gave us great suggestions for places to go/see and where to have our fish prepared. Two thumbs up 👍🏼 👍🏼

Contact Us

Big Z Charters

292 Capri Blvd, Naples, FL 34113
(904) 525-4112