Tightline Fishing Charters

With exciting adventures suitable for curious beginners and experienced anglers alike, Tightline Fishing Charters is a great choice. With Captain Ron Hatcher, you will be able to make an outstanding catch possible and create memories that will last forever.

You won’t be crowded on the captain’s boat. At 25’ long, this spacious vessel has enough storage and fishing room, as well as comfortable seating for up to 6 anglers. The boat comes powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, which is a quick and quiet 4-stroke motor. There is also a Humminbird 1199 side sonar and a Minn Kota i-Pilot, designed to find the fish and stay on top of the hottest bite.

Capt. Ron will guide you to the best spots in the area, where you will be able to sample inshore and nearshore species. The list of your Port Orange catches will include anything from Amberjack and Tarpon to Pompano, Cobia, Kingfish, Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Seatrout, Snapper, and Sharks.

Your trip with Tightline Fishing Charters will include rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, and fishing licenses. Your food and drinks are always welcome on board!

Please note Capt. Ron is unavailable for phone calls and inquiries after 9 PM every day.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Head further from shore and spend 6 hours fishing for the likes of Kingfish, Pompano, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Whether you are after the catch of a lifetime or just want to wet a line, this is your trip. You may find a lot of exciting species that patrol the nearshore waters, including Kingfish and Pompano.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    Add a few more hours to your day of fishing the waters close to shore. Check more productive spots, relax, and take in all the beauty of the surrounding waters. Redfish, Snook, Flounder, and Seatrout are all among the popular catches.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Ride away from shore and go fishing for Kingfish, Pompano, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    On this trip, you will be fishing the nearshore waters with a native guide, targeting Cobia, Kingfish, Tripletail, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    An afternoon out on the water is a great idea for anyone who has the itch to fish. You will be targeting Snapper, Kingfish, Tripletail, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Spend your morning fishing the inshore waters for Redfish, Seatrout, Flounder, and other species that are in season and biting. Everything but food and drinks will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    This afternoon trip is great for those who want to avoid traffic. You will be fishing for Redfish, Snook, and more.
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About the Captain

Ron Hatcher
Port Orange, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since November 2014
Tightline Fishing Charters is run and operated by Captain Ron Hatcher. A Florida native, Ron cast his first ever line at the tender age of 7. He was hooked for life and has never looked back. Ron knows the Ponce Inlet and Halifax River areas like the back of his hand. He enjoys guiding his clients and friends to that perfect spot and helping them create memories that last a lifetime. Capt. Ron likes sharing his wealth of local knowledge with anglers of all skill levels and expertise.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

CHawk (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 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 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half day trip with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on June 29, 2021
Captain Ron had us catching fish with in ten minutes of leaving the dock and we caught fish all morning.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM) on July 23, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) on May 28, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on October 28, 2017
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FAQs about Tightline Fishing Charters

Tightline Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Offshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Inshore (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Tightline Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tightline Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Tightline Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Tightline Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon