Knot Tide Right Charters

If you’re looking to explore the prolific waters of New Smyrna Beach, make sure that you cast off alongside Knot Tide Right Charters! You’ll be guided by Captain Dusty Cartrette, who is a native of the area. He spent his youth fishing these winding mangrove creeks and oyster-lined bays, and knows exactly where to take you to get you on fish.

Whether you’re looking to have a memorable experience with your family, or are an experienced angler wanting to check off some of those bucket list fish, Capt. Dusty will go the extra mile to cater your trip to suit your needs.
He loves sharing the knowledge he has acquired of this fishery, as well as the history of the area, so you’ll be treated to a true local-style adventure!

You’ll be fishing from your captain’s 21’ Sea Pro bay boat, perfectly built to cruise these inshore and nearshore waters. She can accommodate up to 4 guests, and is decked out with top-quality navigational and safety gear. There’s also a wireless trolling motor, which will come in handy when you’re sight fishing the shallows for some Bull Reds!

Depending on the adventure you opt for, you’ll have the chance to target a huge variety of Floridian-famous fish. Capt. Dusty runs inshore trips that’ll see you exploring shallow inlets and creeks, targeting species such as Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Snook, and Jack Crevalle. You may even have the chance to battle the mighty “Silver King,” Tarpon.

If you want to travel slightly further from shore, your captain will take you to the reefs around 30 miles out. Here, you’ll cast your rod for species such as Triggerfish, Snapper and Grouper, and Cobia. You can choose to mix this up with some trolling, too, which will give you the chance to hook King Mackerel and hard-fighting Mahi Mahi,

Your trip includes all the fishing gear you need, as well as a license. Cast off with Knot Tide Right Charters for a first-class Floridian fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Nearshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend a full day exploring New Smyrna Beach's incredible nearshore fishing opportunities. You'll travel to artificial and natural reefs up to 30 miles from shore, where you'll target a variety of reef fish. This includes Triggerfish, Grouper and Snapper species, and Cobia. You can also choose to troll for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and other pelagic species. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, as well as drinking water, ice, and a valid fishing license for all guests.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you can imagine nothing better than spending a full day exploring New Smyrna Beach's inshore waters, this is the trip for you. You'll head to the many backwater creeks, inlets, and productive waters around local bridges. This will give you the chance to target Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. Depending on the time of year you may target Tarpon, too. Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Nearshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this adventure, you'll be exploring artificial reefs for the chance to hook a variety of reef fish, such as Triggerfish, Grouper, and various species of Snapper. Cobia are a very likely catch as well. If you'd like, this trip can also include trolling for King Mackerel and other pelagic species. If you visiting during the spring migration of manta rays, you'll also be sight fishing the Cobia that are migrating with the rays. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, as well as a license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend more time on the water and really increase your chances of hooking the catch of your dreams! You'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. Depending on the time of year, you may even target the "Silver King," Tarpon. Capt. Dusty will take you to the inshore creeks and inlets, as well as productive waters around local bridges. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, lures, and a fishing license for your group, as well as water and ice.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you want to spend the morning relaxing before heading out to target the afternoon bite, this is the trip for you. Spend 6 hours targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. Depending on the time of year, you might also get to battle the "Silver King," Tarpon! Your captain will provide you with all the fishing gear you need, as well as a fishing license for your group, bottled water, and ice.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you'd like to spend a little more time exploring New Smyrna Beach's inshore backwater creeks, bridges, and inlets, join your captain on this 5-hour adventure. You'll target Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. You may also even get to battle the "Silver King," Tarpon, depending on when you visit! Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, as well as drinking water, ice, and a fishing license for your whole group.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon inshore trip is a great option for anglers who want to spend a little more time exploring New Symrna Beach's inshore inlets and creeks. You'll have the chance to hook Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead and Jack Crevalle. Depending on the time of year, there's the possibility to hook Tarpon, too. Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait, lures, tackle, and a fishing license for your group. Drinking water and ice is also included.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Night Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $2
    each additional person
    Join Capt. Dusty on this nighttime trip and target some prized species under the cover of darkness! You'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. Depending on the time of year, you may also be targeting Tarpon. You'll be cruising the backwater creeks, bridges, and the inlet for the night bite. Your captain will provide all the gear you need, as well as drinking water, ice, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Early birds looking to hook some prized inshore fish should join Capt. Dusty on this trip! It's suitable for all ages and skill levels. Your captain will have you going after Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, and even Tarpon, depending on when you visit. You'll be cruising along the backwater creeks, bridges, and the inlet on your trip. All fishing gear is provided for you, as well as ice, drinking water, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you'd like a lie-in before your trip, join your captain on this afternoon adventure! You'll be targeting Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. Depending on the time of year, there's also the possibility of Tarpon. Your captain will have you exploring the backwater creeks, bridges, and the inlet. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, lures, tackle, and a valid fishing license for all guests. Ice and water is also included.
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About the Captain

Dusty Cartrette
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
As a native to Port Orange, Captain Dusty spent his childhood in the backwater creeks and bays, chasing tailing Redfish and schools of Spotted Seatrout. He has decades of angling experience under his belt. He relocated to Pennsylvania for a while, and this is when he realized how much he likes fishing in Port Orange – being away from this fishery was torture! As well as the incredible fishing on offer here, being able to cast among 4000 species of birds and wildlife is something that continues to amaze and drive him. Join him aboard Knot Tide Right Charters and discover this incredible fishery for yourself!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 225HP Suzuki engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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5.00
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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One of MANY red snapper caught on the trip!
Half day inshore
Half day inshore
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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David S.
Apopka, Florida
 5.00
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Hands down blast!

September 5, 2019
Whether you are new to salt or fishing in general and want an experienced and knowledgeable guide to share some knowledge and...
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Andrea W.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  November 26, 2019
We had a fantastic time!  Captain Dusty was knowledgeable and kept us on the fish!  He made the day very enjoyable...
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Matthew F.
Apopka, Florida
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Full Day Fishing

August 24, 2019
Capt Dusty gave me one Fun filled day of Fishing which I enjoy to its fullest. Capt. Dusty is Very knowledgeable about local...
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Robert R.
Port Orange, Florida
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Several trips with captain Dusty

September 1, 2019
I have gone out with captain dusty on several occasions and I have never been let down. He has top notch equipment and very...
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David J.
San Juan
 5.00
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VERIFIED   October 12, 2019
Great trip, on fish the entire time. Knowledgeable, friendly, and prepared! Highly recommend.
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