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Captain Mike Ardolino

Drop Hook Charters


Orange Park, FL

Guide Expertise

Master GuideTechnical FishingFly FishingDeep Sea FishingGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesGood with KidsSaltwater FishingLive Bait

Guide Gear

CameraLive BaitLuresMedical SuppliesReelsRods

Captain Mike's passion for fishing began at the age of 5, spending numerous days and nights on the water with his grandpa. He caught his first sailfish on the charter boat out of Islamorada, FL when he was 7 and was hooked for life. He always knew he would be a charter captain some day. After years of fishing on charter boats, Captain Mike found he enjoyed a more personal relationship with customers. Sitting on the bridge and watching the mate, he couldn't wait to get into the business of making people happy and being at the helm of his own boat. 

When the opportunity to run his own boat arose, he started fishing more with live bait and doing more sight fishing. Captain Mike developed a unique style of fishing with clients that created a more hands on, enjoyable experience. This new style allows him to teach others the sport enjoys so much. The more he teaches, the more clients are able to do on their own which keeps them involved and having lots of fun. 

Clients hook their own fish, cast their own baits and learn to tie knots on their own. The look on someone’s face when know they caught a fish and did it all by themselves is priceless. Of course, some people still enjoy when Mike does most of the preparation for them and that’s great too. But the chance to cast a live bait to your first kingfish on your own is an experience that can’t be beat and shouldn’t be missed! Captain Mike has dedicated his charter business to his grandpa, who inspired his love for fishing.

Guide Boat

Drop Hook

Capacity: 6 Guests


Guide Territory


Atlantic Ocean


Guana River


Nassau Sound


Salt Run

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, you have until 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the 14 days, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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