Southern Waters Guide Service – Sebastian

If you’re after some of the best fishing experiences that Sebastian, Florida has to offer, you’re in the right place! Southern Waters Guide Service offers professionally guided fishing trips filled with fun and productivity. Captain Caleb McDaniel is a local who grew up fishing the grass flats and mangroves in the area and he can’t wait to share all his favorite secret spots with you.

His boat is an 18’ East Cape flats boat that can cater to up to 2 anglers in full comfort. It comes with a Honda engine, GPS, VHF radio, and top-notch safety gear. It also features a poling platform for silent sailing, a portable ice-box, and a livewell to keep your bait fresh and spry.

Captain Caleb specializes in sight and fly fishing, and he’ll share all his passion and knowledge with you. Spinning is also an option – just let the captain know. Whichever your preferred technique might be, you’ll get to reel in some of the most attractive inshore species in the area. The list will include Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and last but not the least, Tarpon. The captain practices catch and release fishing, meaning you’ll be letting the fish live to fight another day.

Southern Waters Guide Service will supply you with state-of-the-art fishing gear by Temple Fork Outfitters and Shimano, lures, and live bait (caught in advance). You’ll also have snack bars and water on board at your disposal. You won’t have to worry about licenses – Southern Waters Guide Service will make sure you don’t miss anything for the best day on the water!



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
    This trip combines the best of Florida outdoor activities – you'll get to do both fishing and hunting. When the duck season is open, you'll spend your morning hunting for them, and targeting Redfish after. All the gear is included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This trip is all about catching monster inshore A-listers. Seven hours will give you plenty of time to target a variety of species, including Reds and Spotted Seatrout, along with Tarpon and Snook.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Night Dock Lights
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    $325
    This 3-4 hour trip combines cruising at night and inshore fishing at its best. You'll be fishing near docks in pursuit of Redfish, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and whatever else crosses your path.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    This morning trip will see you fishing for all those inshore superstars Florida is famous for. The captain will do everything he can to put you on Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and much more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    This afternoon trip will see you exploring the bountiful inshore waters in pursuit of Reds, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, Snook, and more. The captain will do everything he can to put you on the catch of a lifetime.
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About the Captain

Caleb McDaniel
Sebastian, Florida, United States
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61 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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.

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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
2 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
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
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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Half day trip with captain Caleb

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on February 5, 2021
This guy knows what he’s doing.  Will definitely be a repeat customer. Thanks Caleb
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on November 15, 2019
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 11, 2019
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FAQs about Southern Waters Guide Service – Sebastian

Southern Waters Guide Service – Sebastian offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Night Dock Lights (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Cast & Blast (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Waters Guide Service – Sebastian, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (Portable)

Trips booked with Southern Waters Guide Service – Sebastian include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Caught in advance)
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Snack bars)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Temple Fork Outfitters)

Southern Waters Guide Service – Sebastian offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Southern Waters Guide Service – Sebastian offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Waters Guide Service – Sebastian include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon