The First Stage - X Charters

724 Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach FL, United States

Captain Tim Lane runs fishing and diving charters on the First Stage out of Daytona Beach, FL. Time is an experienced local captain, who has been fishing these waters for over 30 years, and has his 100-ton Master Captain’s License. He runs all of our fishing charters.

The First Stage, our offshore vessel, a 36’ Scarab SuperSport center console, is equipped for trolling or bottom fishing. The center console design has lots of space for bottom fishing on the many natural and artificial reefs Daytona has to offer. 

Because of the high speed of the vessel, we can go to wherever the fish are biting, without wasting your valuable time on the water. Don’t forget, this will give you a chance to reach fishing grounds before others and save some extra time for fishing.

X Charters are located in Daytona Beach, Florida. With experienced crew and great equipment, you’ll be catching fish in matter of minutes. We take pride of our equipment and use only the best! Penn and Shimano are our choice!

If you are looking for a fishing experience, we believe you found the right choice. Charter captains normally set your hook and tell you to reel in when the fish gets close. We teach you how to do it yourself, gaff the fish and experience real fishing!

Come with X Charters aboard The First Stage and you won’t regret it!

Captain Tim Lane runs fishing and diving charters on the First Stage out of Daytona Beach, FL. Time is an experienced local captain, who has been fishing these waters for over 30 years, and has his 100-ton Master Captain’s License. He runs all of o

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Trip Date:
  • 12 Hour Trip - Trolling
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1400 private charter
  • 10 Hour Trip - Trolling
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200 private charter
  • Full Day Trip - Trolling
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Bottom Fishing
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800 private charter
  • US$ 600 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - PM
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 600 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

Scarab (Center console) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 250HP Evinrude engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

36 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Tim Lane
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Member since December 2014
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

3.67 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Fished July 6, 2017
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Wind conditions prior to the day we fished hadn’t been good. I think that had a lot to do with the poor water clarity and our lack of success in the areas we fished. Really has two disappointments on the trip. The biggest being that during my conversations with X Charters, I expressed that we wanted to fish for sailfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo type fish, with the understanding that we would need to get to the Gulf Stream at least 20-25 miles offshore to do so. X Charters said that was what we would do. When I spoke with Captain Tim prior to our departure, he basically said none of those fish were around, and that we would be fishing the reef areas closer in. I will say that the crew did their best to catch fish on the reefs. I also specifically booked a boat that said it had bathroom facilities on board. This boat had a toilet seat on a bucket. Our wives were not at all happy about that. If I book a charter again, I will make sure the booking agent and boat Captain are in the same page on what’s expected. Expensive learning experience!

Fished March 9, 2017
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