Captain Mark Wilson is a native Floridian with a long history of marine conservation, promoting responsible sport fishing, supporting local communities with education and awareness while becoming a steward of the marine environment. Capt Mark has been an Ambassador to Pure Fishing, Inc since 2003 and promotes a broad range of quality tackle brands and products that include Penn, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Stren, and Fenwick. Capt Mark has targeted game fish in salt and fresh waters from Mexico, Bahamas, United States to Northern Canada. For fishing seminars, TV appearances, publications, product promotions, tournament and awards check out the links in the navigation bar to the left.
Captain For Hire: Capt Mark is experienced and available for hire in the areas of vessel delivery, substitute custodian services, sea funerals, weddings and private excursions on your yacht or vessel. Various local transfers have included deliveries of vessels in the 40' - 72' range, departures to safe harbor during hurricane evacuations, crossings on Lake Okeechobee and to the Bahamian Islands. Previous long range vessel deliveries have included transfers from the Northern Great Lakes to Florida East Coast via Mississippi River, Tennessee River, TomBigBee Waterway and Gulf of Mexico navigating 27 Army Corps waterway lock systems as pictured below including the Puducah dam.
Substitute Custodian Services:
Capt Mark actively works with U.S. Marshals serving as a Substitute Custodian Captain to secure and care for vessels repossessed under Federal court jurisdiction. If necessary Capt Mark can leverage his DoD Security Clearance to request access to restricted waterways for official business.
2006 through 2010:
Capt Mark operated his 31’ Jupiter Tuna Rude out of Sunrise Marina Port Canaveral specializing in crossings to the Bahamas. This vessel was refurbished in 2006 with twin 250 Evinrude Etec, twin Lowrance 10.4 HD displays, Lowrance digital network and open array radar, Sea Dek coaming boslters, Boldwater Logo Design, new upholstery, canvas and BT Welding customized features. For see link in navigation bar for more details.
2001 through 2006:
Capt Mark owned and operated a commercial charter fishing business, Phantom Charters, Inc. out of Cape Marina Port Canaveral. This Luhrs convertible sportfishing vessel boasted twin diesel for power and two state rooms for over night extended trips.
1997 through 2000:
Capt Mark earned his USCG Master Merchant Marine Credentials piloting a 105’ commercial vessel during the summer months on long range excursions from Key West, City Marina, to the Marquesas Islands and the Dry Tortugas. This 176 mile round trip focused on extended commercial fishing trips and continuous vessel care.
Capt Mark with son Paul receiving his
Junior Angler of The Year Award
CAPTAIN MARK Credentials
& Professional Affiliations
Florida Sportsman Magazine
Florida Sport Fishing Magazine
Coastal Angler Magazine
Florida Fishing Weekly