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Fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach, FL

Top 3 fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach, FL

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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, New Smyrna Beach fishing charters will put you in the best spots.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near New Smyrna Beach. These waters a home to Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach

Inshore fishing is one of New Smyrna Beach's key attractions. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages. Anglers favorite New Smyrna Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Depending on the season, you can catch Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near New Smyrna Beach.

There are more than 41 fishing companies in New Smyrna Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, September and July will be your next best months for inshore fishing in New Smyrna Beach.

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Offshore fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.

You can land Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near New Smyrna Beach.

There are about 29 fishing guides in New Smyrna Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in New Smyrna Beach.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, September and July will be your next best months for offshore fishing in New Smyrna Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is one of the best destinations for shark fishing because a wide variety of sharks are found in local waters. New Smyrna Beach shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near New Smyrna Beach. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Good shark fishing is along the coral or the sandy bottoms, river mouths, bays, and offshore waters. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

There are many options for bait. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find 13 fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for shark fishing in New Smyrna Beach

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in New Smyrna Beach.

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Tarpon fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in New Smyrna Beach. New Smyrna Beach guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will provide you with the best bait and show you all the productive spots.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs would be the ideal fishing bait.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.

You can find 15 fishing charters in New Smyrna Beach and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in New Smyrna Beach

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in New Smyrna Beach waters. The ideal months are September, August, and July.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can book a trip with a 10-20% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. The average free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to New Smyrna Beach?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near New Smyrna Beach. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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