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
    8 Hour Overnight
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $600
    Do you have what it takes? 8 hours, 7pm to 4am of constant surf/shark fishing! This excursion includes drinks (non alcoholic) and a cookout on the grill! All the food is provided and cooked to what's deemed safe! It's a great night to be had by all if you can stay up. No sleeping on the beach, you'll be provided with the chairs. Just bring your fishing license and Shark permit. The maximum in the group is 4 people.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Shark Hunt Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $250
    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
97 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
60 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
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 9ft 390lb Tiger shark. They have two fishing options, land based which is at night and at sea 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

Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark
Shark (Nurse) Nurse Shark
Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark
Shark (Tiger) Tiger Shark

Boat Specs

Land-based fishing (Angler) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 01HP N/A engine.

Length
4 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle

Amenities

Toilet
Toilet

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

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% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

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October 31, 2021
Jim hooked into 46 inch black nose female shark!

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Jimmy G.
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Must do !!! An Adventure, Experience, Unforgettable Memory

VERIFIED   5 Hour Shark Hunt Night Trip on August 14, 2021
Wow where to begin. I set out to find a charter for my son and I, my son being 15 I wanted him to have the best experience....
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Christopher G.
Fort Mill, SC
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Best charter fishing and never had to leave the shore

VERIFIED   5 Hour Shark Hunt Night Trip on August 1, 2021
My stepson and I booked a trip with NSB Shark Hunters last minute because the weather for the rest of our stay in Florida wasn’t...
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Nighttime shark hunting trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Shark Hunt Night Trip on July 26, 2021
My kids and i had such an amazing time with Dustin amd Shel. They were so wonderful and engaging to my kids.  While we waited...
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Brittany M.
Brazil, IN
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5 hour experience with Dustin and Shell

VERIFIED   5 Hour Shark Hunt Night Trip on July 18, 2021
We booked the 7pm-12am shark fishing. It is quite the experience!!!! My 12 year old son and husband were the ones to do the...
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Rusty B.
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Beach shark fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Shark Hunt Night Trip on June 24, 2021
This was our first time fishing from the shore for shark and it was so much fun!!  We have been out on many charters but...
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FAQs about NSB Shark Hunters

NSB Shark Hunters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $125 per person - 5 Hour Shark Hunt Night Trip (5 hours)
  • $300 per person - 8 Hour Overnight (8 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)