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Meet the Captain

Originally from Waycross, Georgia, Captain John Ganas has been fishing and exploring the backcountry waters around Cumberland Island Georgia for over 30 years since he was a child. St Marys, Georgia has always been considered a second home with fishing being a big part of his life passed down from his Grandfather W.A. “Dub” Ganas, to his Father Sammy Ganas, and now to Captain John. Some of the spots you will fish have produced fish for these men for over 50 years. What started as a hobby with friends and family, has now turned into a passion. Captain John loves spending time on the water, educating and teaching others about the fishery, while creating memories that will last for a lifetime.

Captain is USCG Certified, First Aid/CPR Certified, and a member of TowBoat U.S. Emergency Towing and Assistance.

I hope to share with you the mystique and beauty of Cumberland Island and the area around it. This is a special ecosystem like no other place in the world. I look forward to guiding you around the backwaters of the island for a safe, fun and memorable experience.

Captain John GanasElliotts Bluff Charter Co.

About the Boat

We will be fishing on a 2004 Pathfinder 2200 Tournament Edition. The boat is 22’ long and powered by a 2021 Yamaha 200hp motor. I pride myself on keeping a clean & well running vessel so that you can have a safe and memorable trip. The boat is equipped with the latest fishing equipment such as a 36v 112 lb. thrust Minnkota Ipilot, Garmin GPS and VHF radio. The boat has three live/baitwells and 2 coolers for drinks, food and fish. Please keep in mind there is not a T-Top on the boat but I can add a bimini top for shade upon special request depending on the trip.