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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    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
    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
84 Fishing Reports
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82 Customer Reviews
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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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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
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

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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Russell E.
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Half day offshore trip with Captain Bryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 8, 2021
This was our second trip with Captain Bryan, and we had a blast!  My wife, 11-year-old son and I began the journey by reeling...
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Springfield Township, NJ
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2020
Captain Bryan was a superb guide and captain. He put my father and I right on the fish and knew exactly where to go! I’d...
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Pawhuska, OK
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Full day trip with Capt. Bryan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 27, 2020
Had an AWESOME time with Southern Thunder Charters. Capt. Bryan provided my son with memories that will last a life time....
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Woolwich, ME
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 24, 2021
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FAQs about Southern Thunder Charters – Offshore

Southern Thunder Charters – Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Thunder Charters – Offshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Southern Thunder Charters – Offshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Southern Thunder Charters – Offshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Southern Thunder Charters – Offshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Southern Thunder Charters – Offshore include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo