Southern Waters Guide Service

Southern Waters Guide Service is an inshore charter operation running trips around the Banana River, Indian River, and Mosquito Lagoon. Captain Caleb McDaniel is a sight fishing expert who prides himself on giving each group the full Florida inshore experience. Spend the day with him and let him show you just how much his native waters have to offer!

You will be fishing from an 18’ East Cape flats boat built in 2009 and well maintained ever since. This nimble vessel was designed to dominate the flats, with a shallow draft and a poling platform to let you chase fish through the skinny waters in silence. She can carry up to 3 guests, depending on the total weight of the group.

Capt. Caleb is a passionate fly fisherman who stocks only the best fly gear from Temple Fork Outfitters to make sure your trip is successful. Of course, he understands that not everyone loves fly fishing as much as he does. You will also find quality Shimano spinning tackle onboard, as well as a livewell full of bait.

Due to the type of fishery, 1-2 anglers can fish at a time off the bow. If you’re using spinning gear, more people can cast at once. You won’t be short of fish to target, that’s for sure. From big bull Reds to hard-fighting Snook and even Tarpon, the Mosquito Lagoon and surrounding rivers are home to a who’s who of inshore gamefish. All trips are catch & release, meaning you won’t be keeping the fish.

These waters are also a beautiful place to simply pass the day. If you want to spend some of your trip exploring, swimming, or anything else, just let the captain know. He will always talk through your ideas with you to help build your perfect inshore adventure.

All rods, reels, tackle, bait, lures, and licenses are included in the price. Just bring your food and drinks and jump aboard for a fun day out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Cast & Blast
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Can't choose between fishing and hunting? Why should you! During duck season, you can enjoy the rare opportunity to hunt for ducks in the morning and cast at tailing Redfish right after.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 34 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    If you want to get the very most out the local waters, this is the trip for you. Spend the whole day targeting big bull Redfish, monster Trout, and so much more. Fish the best waters in the Banana River, Indian River, and Mosquito Bay on this 7-hour charter.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Night Dock Lights
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    This is a 3/4-hour nighttime trip, sight fishing around the dock lights in the Indian, Banana, and Sebastian River.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Spend the morning fishing the flats and shallow bays for Redfish, Trout, Snook, and more on this 4-hour fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Enjoy 4 hours of awesome inshore angling, chasing the area's top species like Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Black Drum.
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About the Captain

Caleb McDaniel
Titusville, Florida, United States
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40 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since August 2018
Born and raised in Melbourne, FL I have been fishing on our waters since I could walk. I have been a mate for offshore charter vessels and have guided inshore flats boats for several years now. I prefer sight fishing because I really love watching the fish eat. It is one of the purest forms of fishing and I love to share this passion of mine with others. Nothing is more awesome than seeing someone's hands shake after they watch a tailing Red or a rolling Tarpon inhale their bait. I specialize in fly fishing but I have no problem with you choosing to use a spinning rod, that's how I started and I know it can be just as enjoyable. I will NOT anchor somewhere on the flat to drift baits, as I would rather be on the poling platform guiding you to the fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

East Cape (Flats boat) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 50HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.42
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Half day trip with Captain Kyler
Half day trip with Captain Kyler
Fishing with Caleb
+3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
63%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
63%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Michael C.
Alexandria, MN
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Kyler

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on February 26, 2020
Great day on the water with Captain Kyler.  The day was beautiful to start.  Started catching fish right away. ...
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Joe Z.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
 5.00
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2/3 trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 23, 2019
Good focused capt…put us on fish almost immediately & worked hard to find fish in the afternoon. Was ready for anything…fly,...
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Fred G.
Huntington, IN
 4.33
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Fishing with Caleb

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on February 20, 2019
Had a good time the 3 of us only caught 1 fish. Rough ride back due to weather.  Would do the trip again.
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Dagmar B.
Addison, NY
 3.67
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Half day trip on Mosquito Lagoon

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 21, 2019
Captain Caleb knows the waters and the fishing. We had a good trip on a cold and windy day. Caught 2 reds and 2 black drum...
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Gene R.
Melbourne, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on November 24, 2018
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