Mark Cherney

Meet Captain Mark Cherney

Meet Captain Mark Cherney and Blackwater Guide Co

Attention all adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking Everglades with none other than Captain Mark Cherney, the esteemed guide of Blackwater Guide Co.

Captain Mark Cherney is a USGC licensed and insured native captain, whose profound love for fishing has led him to specialize in light tackle and fly fishing in Southwest Florida and the Everglades National Park. Having been raised amidst the waters of Southwest Florida, his childhood hobby swiftly transformed into an all-encompassing passion. With a deep-rooted connection to the region's aquatic wonders, Captain Mark's expertise and knowledge are unparalleled, making him a sought-after guide for anglers seeking an unforgettable fishing experience in these bountiful waters. His genuine enthusiasm for fly fishing shines through, as he shares his wealth of insights with fellow enthusiasts, ensuring every fishing trip is filled with excitement and success.

Captain Mark's specialty lies in light tackle and fly fishing, making him an exceptional guide for anglers seeking thrilling experiences in Everglades National Park and Southwest Florida. With a deep-rooted connection to the region's waterways, Captain Mark's expertise in fly fishing sets him apart as a seasoned fly fishing guide. Whether it's navigating the backcountry waters or exploring the rich fishing grounds of Florida, Captain Mark's passion for fly fishing shines through, providing his clients with an immersive and unforgettable Florida fly fishing adventure. His profound knowledge of the area's diverse fish species and expert fly fishing techniques ensures that every fishing trip is a rewarding and exhilarating experience for anglers of all skill levels.

Blackwater Guide Co takes pride in providing an extraordinary experience on the water, promising a day filled with wonder and excitement that will leave our clients eager to return for more or never want to leave at all!

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Expertise & Attributes

4 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
I Tie My Own Flies
Technical Fishing
Fly Fishing
Good with New Anglers

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fly Lines
Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, Reels, Tackle

Lures & Flies

Drinks & Ice Box

Fishing License

Things to Bring

Snacks & Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses, & Hats)

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash. 

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 1 day prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.


Hell’s Bay Boatworks

boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

boat Guest Capacity: 2

boat Length: 18

Manufacturer Name: Hell’s Bay Boatworks

Model Year: 2002

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 60

Maximum Cruising Speed: 30

boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder