Southern Thunder Charters – Offshore

If you’ve always dreamed of taking Central Florida’s famous fishing grounds by storm, make Southern Thunder Charters your first point of call! With native Floridian Captain Bryan Mincey at the helm, this charter offers guests the chance to hook a huge host of colorful pelagic fish, thanks to the expert advice and guidance on offer. Come aboard and get ready for a first-class fishing experience!

Capt. Bryan specializes in tailoring his angling adventures to perfectly suit your wishes – so whether you’ve always wanted to hook a trophy Sailfish, or are looking for some tasty Mahi Mahi to fill your cooler, just let him know. You don’t have to be a hardened angler to join him, either – guests who are just starting out their fishing careers are more than welcome, as well as children. Why not make this a father-son bonding trip to remember?

You’ll be traveling to the hotspots on board your captain’s 19’ Mako center console, perfectly built to tackle these offshore waters. She can accommodate up to 2 guests, making her the perfect option if you’re looking for that personal touch, or want plenty of hands-on action. There’s room on board for both anglers to tangle lines at the same time, so get ready for some friendly competition! In addition, your vessel is decked out with top-notch navigational and safety gear.

It’s all about world-famous big game fish here – the hard-fighting species on offer, such as Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and Sailfish, are much sought-after, and provide plenty of rod-bending action. Get ready for battle as you troll these waters in anticipation of a seriously big bite! Capt. Bryan will show you his favorite tips and tricks to conquer your opponent, and will even fillet your catch for you afterwards, depending on local restrictions.

Your trip includes top-quality rods and reels that’ll hold their own against these hard-fighting fish, as well as bait, tackle, and a license. Come aboard Southern Thunder Charters for an incredible offshore adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend a full day out on these offshore waters, and get ready to hook the catch of a lifetime! Capt. Bryan will have you trolling for a variety of big game species – this could include anything from Mahi Mahi to the mighty Sailfish, as well as other species such as Cobia and King Mackerel. Don't worry if you're new to fishing – trolling is a great technique for anglers of all skill levels, and your captain will help you master it. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    What could be better than spending your morning battling some world-famous big game species? Capt. Bryan will take you offshore to the hottest fishing spots around, where you'll mainly be trolling for a range of incredible fish, including Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and the mighty Sailfish. Trolling is a great technique for anglers of all skill levels, and your captain will help you master it. Your trip includes top-quality rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license. Bring sunscreen and plenty of water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This half-day trip will see you heading offshore for the chance to hook a huge variety of world-famous fish! Your captain will have you trolling for anything from King Mackerel, to Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and hard-fighting Mahi Mahi and Sailfish. If you're a new or budding angler, your captain will show you how to master this technique to battle and conquer these fish! Your trip includes top-quality rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license for both guests.
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About the Captain

Bryan Mincey
Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
84 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
37 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2017
I have been fishing since I was a small boy with my Dad. I remember every Saturday waking up to go wade fishing with my Dad or watching Flip Pallet on his TV show Walkers Cay Chronicles. Ever since then I have wanted to be a fishing guide. I love sharing my knowledge of fishing with others and seeing the big smile on their face when they reel in a big one.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Full day offshore with captain Bryan.
Super nice trip
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tr W.
Melbourne, Florida
 5.00
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Full day inlet fishing.

VERIFIED   September 23, 2019
I’m a freshwater fisherman who comes down to Florida for 2 reasons, family and fishing. Captain Bryan was FAN-FLIPPIN-TASTIC!!...
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Dale C.
Alachua, Florida
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Full day offshore with captain Bryan.

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
We were lucky to have a beautiful day on the water, and our captain was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and easy to get along...
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San Juan
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Super nice trip

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
Captain Bryan was excellent he made sure we were comfortable and that we would catch something.  He worked hard on the...
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Lucy H.
Orlando, FL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
We had a great trip we were blessed to find southern thunder recommend them to anyone looking for a great time
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Steve J.
Sebastian, FL
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Half Day trip with captain Bryan

VERIFIED   August 9, 2019
My son and I had a great day fishing Bryan was very knowledgeable and had us catching fish as soon as the bait hit the water.
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