Join NSB Shark Hunters for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing adventure! Captain Dustin Smith will help you catch some real monsters from the sandy New Smyrna Beach, known as the “Shark Bite Capital of the World”.

Get an adrenaline rush to start your day with excitement, you can meet your guide in the morning on the beach and take your chances with these sea legends. You will go out depending on the tide, but Dustin can be pretty flexible.

If you want to have a more relaxed, enjoyable experience, you can join them in the evening, and watch the sunset on the horizon with a rod in your hands.

You don’t have anything to worry about in advance, except for getting a valid Florida fishing license and bringing it with you, as well as the Shark fishing permit course, which is available for free from the FWC. All the equipment will be provided, including Penn rods, rigs, and bait.

Target different species of sharks, like Bull, Hammerhead, Blacktip, Thresher, and Tiger Shark. It’s a very exciting challenge that you surely won’t forget!

Feel free to bring your family along with you since you only pay if you’re fishing, and spectating is free. Kids older than 13 will get the chance to try their luck in these waters, but anglers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Since you’ll be shore fishing, there’s no need for life vests. Your excursion will be catch, tag, and release. Your guide will provide chairs and water, but you should bring some snacks to stay refreshed throughout the experience.

While this listing is dedicated to nighttime land-based fishing, Capt. Dustin offers daytime deep sea charters as well. You can find his deep sea listing by scrolling below and clicking his captain profile.

If this location is booked on the night you want to go out, please look at the captain’s Bethune and Ormond Beach listings, located close by!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    Spend 5 hours fishing for monster sharks and stay on land the whole time! Your guide will bring chairs and provide some complimentary bottled water so just bring your fishing license (with Shark permit), any other food and drinks, and get ready to hook into the likes of Bull, Hammerhead, Blacktip, Thresher, or Tiger Shark!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $300
    Spend 5 hours fishing for monster sharks and stay on land the whole time! Your guide will bring chairs and provide some complimentary bottled water so just bring your fishing license (with Shark permit), any other food and drinks, and get ready to hook into the likes of Bull, Hammerhead, Blacktip, Thresher, or Tiger Shark!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Single Person (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $199
    Spend 5 hours fishing for monster sharks and stay on land the whole time! Your guide will bring chairs and provide some complimentary bottled water so just bring your fishing license (with Shark permit), any other food and drinks, and get ready to hook into the likes of Bull, Hammerhead, Blacktip, Thresher, or Tiger Shark!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Single Person (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $199
    Spend 5 hours fishing for monster sharks and stay on land the whole time! Your guide will bring chairs and provide some complimentary bottled water so just bring your fishing license (with Shark permit), any other food and drinks, and get ready to hook into the likes of Bull, Hammerhead, Blacktip, Thresher, or Tiger Shark!
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About the Captain

Dustin Smith
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
100 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
129 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
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Captain Dustin Smith has over a decade of shark fishing experience. He cares about his customers having a great time on land or sea while getting excited over reeling in some shark monsters. Captain Dustin and his crew will make sure that you have a good experience, and that your trip is productive. This past August they caught a 390 lb Tiger shark. They have two fishing options, land-based, which is at night, and sea-based, which is in the morning.

About this listing

Targeted species

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Land based shark fishing.

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle

Amenities

Toilet

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Canyon Reels
Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory
Sharks are tagged for NOAA
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 94 reviews
Equipment
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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A knowledgeable and friendly team gave us an exciting shark fishing experience.
Half day trip whith captain Dustin
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Minnie B.
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Half day trip with Captain Dustin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM) on December 17, 2022
We are so happy that we found Dustin and his wife. We wanted to surprise our youngest son on his birthday wit something that...
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Diane H.
Germantown, MD
Excellent
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Shark Fishing with Dustin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM) on August 16, 2022
We had a great night fishing for sharks with Dustin!  I was looking for a unique fishing experience for my sons on our family...
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Jim M.
Orange City, FL
Excellent
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A knowledgeable and friendly team gave us an exciting shark fishing experience.

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (PM) on January 21, 2023
We had an awesome time on our shark fishing trip and I highly recommend it.  I was looking for a different fishing experience. ...
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Nicole C.
Bethpage, NY
Excellent
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"We came for the experience"

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM) on August 3, 2022
Last night we met Dustin and his wife at 27th Ave Beach. I wanted my boys to create memories to last a lifetime. Dustin and...
Nicole C. recommends NSB Shark Hunters
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Greg S.
Birmingham, MI
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Exhilarating Shark Fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM) on April 10, 2022
My bother-in-law and I recently fished with NSB Sharkhunters (Captain Dustin and his wife).  The experience was outstanding! ...
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FAQs about NSB Shark Hunters

NSB Shark Hunters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM) (5 hours)
  • $150 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (PM) (5 hours)
  • $199 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Single Person (AM) (5 hours)
  • $199 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Single Person (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with NSB Shark Hunters, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Toilet

Trips booked with NSB Shark Hunters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Canyon Reels)
  • Live Bait
  • First Mate

NSB Shark Hunters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Land based shark fishing.)

NSB Shark Hunters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Heavy Tackle

Top targeted fish species with NSB Shark Hunters include:
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Shark (Tiger)