Packages and Curriculum

MarlinU provides everything from onsite travel, to lodging, to meals, to fishing charters — we have you covered.

Contact Marlin University's Jennifer Dudas or 407-533-0123

We've done all the planning. All you have to do is show up for the fishing adventure of a lifetime!


Marlin University provides an all-inclusive package that covers of all your basic expenses from the moment you walk out of the airport. Ground transportation, meals, boat tips and hotel accommodations are covered in the tuition, as well as all the fishing-related expenses. Your only concerns are your own airline transportation to the destination, any applicable duties and taxes and personal expenses (alcoholic beverages,  souvenirs, etc)


Treat yourself to an action-packed learning experience that only Marlin University can deliver. Whether you’re a first-time angler, a weekend warrior or a licensed captain who wants to perfect his knowledge, we'll teach you everything from tackle selection to how to boat a fish!


For more information, please email: jennifer.dudas@bonniercorp.com


Sample Itinerary


ARRIVAL DAY

Arrive destination airport. 

Arrive hotel and check-in.

7:00 p.m. Meet at the Welcome Reception for Dinner and cocktails at the hotel restaurant.


DAY 1

7:00 a.m. Breakfast, assign boats and discuss course

8:00 a.m. Boats leave for day’s fishing

4:00 p.m. Boats return

6:00 p.m. Dinner


DAY 2

7:00 a.m. Breakfast 

8:00 a.m. Boats leave for day’s fishing

4:00 p.m. Boats return

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:15 p.m. Seminar


DAY 3

7:00 a.m. Breakfast 

8:00 a.m. Boats leave for day’s fishing

4:00 p.m. Boats return

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:15 p.m. Seminar


DAY 4

GO-WITH-WHAT-YOU-KNOW MINI TOURNAMENT!

7:00 a.m. Breakfast 

8:00 a.m. Boats leave for day’s fishing

4:00 p.m. Boats return

7:15 p.m. Graduation ceremony and dinner


DAY 5 

Catch shuttle to airport for flight home


Travel insurance

Travel Insurance is recommended to protect your investment. Marlin University does not represent any travel insurance companies, but here are a few options: 




Alumni Discount


Marlin University graduates receive special alumni discounts up to $500. Call 407-533-0123 for more information.


Tropical Family Vacation


Make it an adventure the whole family can share! While you’re fishing, the family can explore the sights, shopping and culture of an unparalleled tropical paradise. We do accept Marlin U anglers as young as 12 years old. 


Gift Certificates


What can you get for that hard-to-shop-for family member? The best big-game fishing adventure of a lifetime! Marlin University makes a great holiday, anniversary or birthday gift. We’ll even gift-wrap it for you!


Executive Incentives  and Client Retention


Reward your top executives or salespeople with an unforgettable, bigger-than-life adventure. Or show your best clients how much you value your relationship.


Group Rates


Book a group of four or more friends to Marlin University and receive a $300 discount for each person!


Enrollment Information


For more information, call 407-533-0123. To reserve your spot, fill out the registration form on our website and email it to us. We can also take your information right over the phone and register you on the spot.

All students are required to complete the registration form so that we can match you with students with similar experience. The admission office must receive your registration form prior to your attending school.


Space is limited. We expect all slots in Marlin University to be filled quickly for each location; so interested anglers are encouraged to sign up early.


Helpful Hints


Make sure your passport is current. Keep in mind that some destinations do not allow entry if your passport will expire within three to six months of arrival. If you are bringing your family, make sure their passports are updated as well.


Curriculum


Marlin University provides a comprehensive fishing adventure designed to teach students, basic through advanced, heavy-and light-tackle angling skills. Each student gets four days of hands-on blue-water instruction from Marlin U’s handpicked instructors. Some of the topics covered include: tackle selection, general angling skills, bait rigging, presentation, handling fish at the boat, boating fish and boat-operating skills.


The maximum teacher-to-student ratio is no more than four students per instructor and/or boat. Smaller class sizes ensure you the best offshore education. You'll learn it all!


You'll Learn how to:


  • Fish every day like it's a tournament  
  • Rig different baits and lures
  • Set your trolling spread  
  • How to maneuver the boat when hooked up  
  • Use proper wiring and gaffing techniques  
  • Tag and release the catch properly  
  • Use a lever drag reel and free-spool  
  • Eliminate common mistakes  
  • Plan your fishing day ahead of time