NSB Charters By Captain Brad goes to show that the best way to explore a new area you’ve never been to is with an experienced captain on a long, fast boat. You will find that Captain Brad has the former in spades. As for the boat, take a look at the photos and see for yourself.

Captain Brad’s custom built Dorado is 25 ft inside, with a 27 ft overall length. She cruises at speeds up to 55 knots, getting you to the offshore reefs quickly so you can start fishing early on in your trip. Equipped with navigational systems and a toilet for your convenience, this center console is a beautiful vessel in which you can truly enjoy your fishing trip.

All rods, reels and tackle are supplied on a charter with capt. Brad, and they are always of the highest quality. He uses Shimano tackle and Doa and Yozuri lures as well as Gulp! baits. On an offshore fishing trip with Brad you can expect to be in with a chance of catching Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Trigger-fish, Cobia, Mahi-mahi, Tarpon, Wahoo, Sharks and more, depending on the conditions and season.

Fishing licenses for all onboard are included, as is full insurance and catch cleaning and filleting. The first make will be on board to help you out with anything you may need during the trip. He works for tips, with 15% being customary for a job well done.

Capt. Brad is an experienced fisherman who puts 100% into every trip. He studies the tides, moon phases, barometric tables, water clarity and winds to put you in the best possible position to get a catch. A full-time professional guide in the area for 11 years, he uses his extensive experience to make sure every trip goes as well as possible. He has many repeat clients and is confident that once you’ve gone on a trip with him you will also want to book again!



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  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Trip!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    If you're someone who wants to go hunting for sharks and is dead-set on getting that catch – look no further. Captain Brad guarantees a successful hunt, and he has the years of experience to back it up.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Summer Shark Special!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Guaranteed to catch Shark on this short charter.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Big Boat
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    The trip is designed around large family groups of up to 6. If seas are rough that's no problem, our boat is perfect for the entire family to fish inshore.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Big Boat
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Great for large families that have little ones and want safety. A fun, relaxing trip without getting seasick.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Shark Catch Guaranteed!
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    While here in Central Florida, you can experience the Shark bite capital of the world on a trip you are sure to love. With Captain Brad at the helm, a catch is guaranteed.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Get up early and scour the closer offshore reefs for Red Snappers and Amberjacks. A perfect trip for those who'd like to get a small look into the world of offshore fishing. Make sure to pack polarized sunglasses for the best experience.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Go further out to sea and explore the local reefs for the chance to hook Red Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, and Vermilion Snapper. With these many fish out there, all you need to do is pack up on snacks and get ready to have fun! If you'd like to go farther, you can pay an additional $150 fuel cost which will put you on seriously deep waters for the chance to hook some huge fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    This deep sea trip gives you more time to catch the big one, add $150 for fuel to run farther out and have an even better shot at the big fish.
  • Private trip
    Extreme Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    Go on a true offshore adventure and fish for 10 full hours in deep waters for a huge variety of fish. You can troll for Mahi Mahi or deep-sea fish for many different species inhabiting the depths of the ocean. It's a trip of a lifetime!
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About the Captain

Brad Curtsinger
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
35 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2014
Captain Brad was born and grew up on a river and was always told by his friends that he should be a captain. He has now been fishing the Florida waters professionally for 17 years around areas such as the world-famous Mosquito Lagoon, the coast line running from Daytona to New Smyrna beach, and offshore deep fishing up to 40 miles. For the last 11 years he has devoted himself full-time to offering guided charters, doing what he loves. He uses all the knowledge he has learnt over the years to make sure you're in with the best possible chance of finding fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Dorado custom (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 30 miles out
Reef Fishing
Artificial and live reefs farther out
Wreck Fishing
Up to 30 miles

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Tower
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
gps minn kota I pilot

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano tackle,
Live Bait
Lures
Doa and Yozuri lures, Gulp! baits
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
20 % of charter works on tips alone
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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
Triple tail client caught while shark fishing
Half day offshore trip with Capt Brad
Half day offshore trip with Capt Brad
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Daniel K.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 9, 2022
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Curtis A.
Big Chimney, WV
Excellent
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Excellent
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Fishing with Brad

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore Big Boat on December 30, 2021
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Michael T.
Winnetka, IL
Excellent
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Half day offshore trip with Capt Brad

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore Big Boat on December 23, 2019
Great trip, boat and crew. My boys (pictured above) are beginners and they both had all the support and suggestions they needed...
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Jim C.
Port Orange, Florida
Excellent
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Fishing with Brad

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore Big Boat on December 19, 2020
Even caught a shark
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Michael B.
Ormond Beach, Florida
Excellent
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Half day with captain brad

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 15, 2019
We had a blast it was a lot of fun . Captain brad and Ryan new where to go to put us on very nice fish . next time I will use...
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FAQs about Charters By Capt. Brad- 25’ Boat

Charters By Capt. Brad- 25’ Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Trip! (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Summer Shark Special! (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Big Boat (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Big Boat (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip–Shark Catch Guaranteed! (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (5 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Extreme Deep Sea Fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Charters By Capt. Brad- 25’ Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge Tower
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor gps minn kota I pilot
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Charters By Capt. Brad- 25’ Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano tackle,)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (Doa and Yozuri lures, Gulp! baits)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (20 % of charter works on tips alone)
  • Fishing License

Charters By Capt. Brad- 25’ Boat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles out)
  • Reef Fishing (Artificial and live reefs farther out)
  • Wreck Fishing (Up to 30 miles)

Charters By Capt. Brad- 25’ Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Charters By Capt. Brad- 25’ Boat include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)