Mark Hlis(17’)

  • I offer full day (8 hour), half day (4 hour), or evening tarpon (4 hour) trips.
  • Most trips are based on 2 persons, though some boats can take up to 3 or 4 persons.
  • Please check individual guide boat pages for pricing, and please remember some boats may charge more that are larger and/or take more people.


  • GuideMark Hlis
  • Guide SpecialtySight Fishing
  • Boat TypeTechnical Skiff
  • SeatsBench Seat
  • Max Anglers2
  • Boat Make/ModelHells Bay
  • Boat Length17 FT
  • Motor70 HP
  • Other Fishing StylesAll fishing styles



Full day (2 people) – $700.00 Half day (2 people) – $450.00

Captain Mark Hlis has a strong passion for sight fishing the flats and backcountry. He has considerable knowledge and experience of the Florida Keys and can take you to where the fish are. He chooses to use only the best equipment; his boat is a Hells Bay Professional 17.8 Professional.

This boat will give you a comfortable ride in choppy waters yet floats in just 5 inches”. It is stealth quiet when hunting for tailing bonefish, permit, redfish and tarpon. Whether you prefer light spinning tackle or fly fishing, he can put you on the fish. Novice anglers are welcome.

Captain Mark Hlis is a 2nd generation native of Miami and has been fishing South Florida and the Keys since the age of 6. As a teen he won the South Florida Met Tournament “Afoot Trophy Award” by catching a monster snook without the use of a boat.

Today Mark’s passion is fishing the Florida Keys flats and the backcountry for tarpon, bonefish, permit, snook, redfish, and sharks.

Ride to your destinations in comfort and safety with a 17.8 Hells Bay Professional flats boat. Whether you prefer fly-fishing or light tackle, he can accommodate any technique.

All anglers are welcomed regardless of experience.

Go Backcountry Fishing

Click to contact the marina office to book your backcountry fishing trip, or Call 305.664.2461