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If you want to reel in your dream catch while taking in some truly stunning Floridian wildlife and scenery, then look no further than Dolphin Family Charters. They can’t wait to introduce you to the fantastic fishery that Merritt Island, FL has to offer!

The clue is in the name – Dolphin Family Tours absolutely love providing you and your loved ones with a top-notch fishing experience. As well as having the chance to reel in an impressive variety of fish, you’ll also learn plenty about these waters and the fantastic tropical paradise that surrounds them. You’ll be guided on your trip by an expert captain who grew up in this area. He now lives in the marina, so it’s fair to say that these waters really are his home!

You’ll head out on your adventure in a 26’ Bennington pontoon. Her size makes her perfect for cruising down the Banana River in search of your dream catch. She can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests, so bring all of the family along for a true angling adventure! She’s equipped with all of the necessary navigational and safety equipment. This includes life jackets to ensure the safety of any little ones onboard.

As for the species you’ll be targeting? Get ready to reel in anything from Catfish to Redfish to Spotted Seatrout, plus others. There’s even the chance that you might catch a Pufferfish! It’s also likely that you’ll come across some Manatees or Dolphins during your adventure. It’s very special to see them in their natural habitat, and something that the kids will remember for years to come!

Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels, and you can purchase live bait on the charter to get the fish biting. You’ll be trolling with light tackle for your dream catch – this technique is perfect for total beginners and experienced anglers alike. All you need to do is grab some sunscreen and snacks, bring your family aboard Dolphin Family Tours, and get ready to experience Floridian marine life at its finest!



About the Charter Operator

Dolphin Family Tours
Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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26 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2018
Dolphin Family Tours pride themselves on introducing guests to this stunning part of the Floridian coast in a fun, family-friendly, educational way. If you want up close a personal encounters with Breward County's amazing wildlife, they're your go-to guys. You'll explore the areas of Cocoa Beach under the guidance of a super-friendly, professional captain who was born and raised here - he quite literally lives in the marina, so these waters really are his home! He'll help you reel in your dream catch against the backdrop of some truly stunning scenery. Whether you're an experience angler or looking to take your family on an awesome vacation, you'll end leaving your adventure with lots of knowledge about angling and the marine life that make this fishery so incredible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Bennington (Pontoon) originally built in 2014. Powered by 90 9HP Suzuki engines.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Donna J.
CLARENDN SPGS, VT
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Dolphin Fishing

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip - 2:45 PM on May 27, 2021
We had a fun time. Didn’t catch much but saw lots of dolphins… Captain made the trip fun 😊 Thank you!!
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Kissimmee, FL
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Great family fishing outing with Captain Sean

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip - 10:15 AM on March 22, 2019
We had a great time fishing, seeing manatee, dolphins and catching more than 30 fish. It was a confidence building time for...
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Peer P.
Bassenheim, RP
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Kurzer Trip für kleines Geld

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip - 8AM on March 4, 2020
Wer nur wenig Zeit hat oder das Ganze nur mal ausprobieren möchte ist hier an der richtigen Adresse. Boot mit 6 Personen nicht...
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Jessica C.
Miami, FL
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Fish after fish

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip - 8AM on August 16, 2019
Wonderful experience with Dolphin Family Tours. The fishing was great, we had a group of 5 who aalll caught fish. One after...
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Brendan C.
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Fin....I mean "fun" trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip - 12:30 PM on September 28, 2019
Captain Dave and his first mate were excellent tour guys. We caught a few fish, saw some dolphins and manatee. He provided...
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FAQs about Dolphin Family Tours

Dolphin Family Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $40 per person - 2 Hour Trip - 10:15 AM (2 hours)
  • $40 per person - 2 Hour Trip - 12:30 PM (2 hours)
  • $40 per person - 2 Hour Trip - 2:45 PM (2 hours)
  • $40 per person - 2 Hour Trip - 8AM (2 hours)

When you book a trip with Dolphin Family Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Dolphin Family Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Fishing License

Dolphin Family Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Dolphin Family Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Dolphin Family Tours include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Whiting