Florida has such diverse fishing available, it’s no wonder it’s one of the top places to go fishing. Inshore fishing will be a great day out for the whole family. What are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself, with Finntastick Charters, why this is the place to fish. Captain David Maki, with the official Florida Friendly Fishing Guide badge is ready to show you some awesome fishing.

You will spend the day aboard a 25’ Carolina Skiff. This beautiful boat can fit 5 guests comfortably – grab your friends and come make some magical memories together. She is equipped with the latest safety and navigational equipment to ensure you have a carefree day.

Come aboard for scalloping, it’s a great season this year and an awesome experience! Never done this before? No worries – Capt. David will be by your side telling you the tricks of the trade the whole time. For these trips, he will also have a dive certified first mate on board. On days when you reach the Scallop limit before your trip is over, you can spend a little time swimming in the springs to cool off after.

For those that prefer classic fishing, you can book Capt. David’s other trips instead. You will use top rods and reels that won’t let you down when you hook your trophy fish. The gear is included in the price, so you don’t need to worry about bringing your own along. You will try various techniques, including trolling and jigging.

No matter your experience level, you will find your sea legs with Capt. David. He is full of enthusiasm to teach one and all. He doesn’t put a minimum age on his trips as he knows that the parents know best. Some people start fishing from the moment they can hold a rod after all.

You are welcome to bring along food and snacks on these trips. After the trip, Capt. David will fillet your catch for you, leaving you the hard choice of how to cook it once you are home!

Finntastick Charters is waiting for you now, so book a trip soon and experience the beloved Nature Coast.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - 5 PPL MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Get the most out of the day and spend maximum time with your lines in the water. You will target Redfish, Trout, Snook, and others. You don't need to worry about bringing equipment, as everything is provided. You should bring a packed lunch – you'll need to keep up your energy.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    This trip is a great choice for those that do not want a long day on the water. The 3/4 day generally allows you to target more species and on the slower mornings find the bite.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Scalloping
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 22
    $450
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) 5 PPL MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Come get a great taste of inshore fishing, targeting Snook, Redfish, and Trout. All rods and reels are included, you only need to bring along snacks if feeling peckish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) 5 PPL MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Great for those that want a lie in, this trip will have you targeting Redfish, Trout, and Snook. Finntastick Charters will provide all of the rods and reels. You are welcome to bring along snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 22
    $350
    Grab the unique opportunity to dive for some tasty scallops!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 22
    $350
    Depart in the afternoon and spend 4 hours searching for delicious Scallops.
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About the Captain

David Maki
Homosassa, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
122 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
Captain David Maki, Is a full time guide and has years of experience fishing . He loved showing his friends and family the waters and how to have the best time on while fishing. He soon realized that this passion could easily become his job. He decided to become a charter captain, and has no regrets! He loves making other people happy, and you are sure to have a great time on the water with him. Inshore fishing is his calling!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Flats boat) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Joel B.
Orange Park, Florida
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Half Day Trip with Captain David/Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) 5 PPL MAX on October 22, 2021
Captain David had a family emergency and couldn’t make the charter.  No problem.  He hooked us up with his backup, Captain...
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Jay A.
Campobello, SC
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6 hour trip with Capt David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Scalloping (AM) on August 16, 2021
Our party consisted of me, my wife and another couple.  We had a great day with Capt David.  We started out red fishing...
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Sanford, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) 5 PPL MAX on November 12, 2021
Awesome trip!! Beautiful weather and Captain David worked hard to put us on the fish even when the fish weren’t really cooperating....
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Full Day of Fun with Captain David

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - 5 PPL MAX on November 20, 2021
We had an amazing fishing experience with Captain David. So glad we chose to do the full day which gave us plenty of time to...
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Ben L.
Grand Island, FL
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Full Day Grind... worth it.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - 5 PPL MAX on May 16, 2021
We had an awesome trip with Cpt. Dave. The conditions were tough, and the bite was almost non-existent for a long time. I could...
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FAQs about Finntastick Charters

Finntastick Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Scalloping (AM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) 5 PPL MAX (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) 5 PPL MAX (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day - Scalloping (8 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - 5 PPL MAX (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Finntastick Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (GPS )

Trips booked with Finntastick Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Finntastick Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Finntastick Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Finntastick Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout