Come aboard and enjoy a great day of fishing on the prolific waters of New Smyrna Beach with Bad Juju Charters! Don’t let the name of the charter fool you though, with Captain Jason Hayes at the helm, chances of having a productive day are on your side. Capt. Jay is a Florida native and he makes it his mission to show anglers what makes fishing in east Florida so special.

Join him on his 22’ Edgewater bay boat with a 200 HP Yamaha engine and more than enough room to accommodate up to 4 people. The vessel sports reliable navigational electronics, a live bait well, and a fighting chair for that moment when you hook a big one. You’ll have quality Penn and Shimano fishing equipment at your disposal for whatever type of fishing you’d like to try.

When it comes to your catch, a lot will depend on the time of year and your preference. One thing’s for sure – there will always be more than enough species to target. Whether you’re in the mood for massive Redfish, Sheepshead, or Flounder or you’d rather chase Broomtail Grouper, Cobia, Permit, and Jack Crevalle, you won’t be disappointed. You can even go after Tarpon in the warmer months.

Capt. Jay does his best to provide everything you might need on your trip, including licenses, tackle, water, and expert advice. It’s up to you to pack your favorite snacks and lunch, he will take care of everything else. Feel free to bring your little ones, just make sure that they’re 6 and older, captain will have life jackets ready for them.

Hit the bountiful east Florida waters with Bad Juju Charters and you can be certain that some very good fishing juju will follow!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    Following‎ the‎ shrimp‎ boats, wrecks‎ for‎ tarpon,‎ shark,‎ cobia…‎
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $575
    Fishing Ponce Inlet, River, Bridges and Backwater for Reds, Snook, Tarpon and numerous other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    Following‎ the‎ shrimp‎ boats, wrecks‎ for‎ tarpon,‎ shark,‎ cobia…‎
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
    When you don't have the time to spend one whole day on the water, this 6-hour jaunt is the next best thing! On this trip, you'll cover more fishing grounds, which means more fish species. Anything from Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout to Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and Tripletail is in the cards. Pack some food, everything else is provided.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Following‎ the‎ shrimp‎ boats, wrecks‎ for‎ tarpon,‎ shark,‎ cobia…‎
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $375
    When your day starts on the water, you know it's only going to get better from there. This is a great excursion for anglers who would like to target a variety of species like Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Permit, among many others. When you're not fishing, you can enjoy the view and snap a couple of great photos. Don't forget to bring some snacks, Capt. Jason will provide drinks.
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About the Captain

Captain Jason Hayes
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
86 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2019
Captain Jason Hayes discovered his passion for fishing from an early age, and as he was growing up, so did his love for the sport. He spent many days fishing the New Smyrna Beach area and as a local, he has invaluable insights into all the best honey holes. Capt. Jason loves introducing people to fishing and showing them a good time on the water.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Edgewater (Bay boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Amazing day on the water with an amazing Captain!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet on June 9, 2021
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet on October 30, 2021
Captain J was great. Very informative and great with my two boys. Unfortunately the weather prevented the fish from being as...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet on July 6, 2021
We were very unsure about what we were going to be getting because we ran into some problems but once getting on the boat it...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet on June 10, 2021
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet on April 5, 2021
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FAQs about Bad Juju Charters

Bad Juju Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Shark Trip - Inshore (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet (6 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Shark Trip - Nearshore (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Inshore and Inlet (8 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Nearshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bad Juju Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Bad Juju Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle ( Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Cooler with ice and water provided)
  • Fishing License

Bad Juju Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bad Juju Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Bad Juju Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail