Always wanted to hook that trophy Largemouth Bass, but not sure where to start? Or maybe you’re completely new to wielding a fishing rod? Close Encounters Fishing Charters offers experienced and novice anglers alike a totally unique opportunity: to explore Orlando’s many Bass-filled lakes and creeks by casting off on a one-to-one personalized angling adventure!
Captain Xavier Groenendyk will be your Bass-fishing teacher. He’s the perfect person to show you around these waters, and will have you fishing them like a pro! He was raised in this area with the famous Mosquito Lagoon and Orlando lakes in his backyard. He spent all his free time finessing his angling skills.
On this special trip, Capt. Xavier will use his years of experience and knowledge to help you learn and hone many different techniques that can be utilized to hook plenty of Bass.
This private trip is the perfect option for new anglers who want to learn the ropes, as well as more experienced fishermen who want to pick up some specialized Bass-fishing skills.
You’ll be casting your line from a 22 ft high-performance (tournament edition) pathfinder bay boat, with plenty of room for you and your captain. This vessel was designed with the ability to cross large lakes in comfort, yet still get into the tightest and shallowest creeks, as well as hard to reach bayous.
Your vessel is decked out with top-quality navigational and safety equipment, as well as a wireless trolling motor, which will come in handy when you’re cruising shallow waters for that trophy Bass! There’s also plenty of room for top-quality fishing equipment, including a variety of lures, which are all included in your trip.
You’ll experience the perfect combination of hands-on action and one-on-one advice on this trip. Treat yourself or your favorite fishing fanatic to a truly one-off angling adventure aboard Close Encounters Fishing Charters!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
FAQs about Close Encounters Fishing Charters
- $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3 Hour Trip – Bass Fishing w/ Lures (3 hours)
- $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour – Bass w/ Lures/Live Bait (3 hours)
- $525 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Bass Lures/Live Bait (3 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Fishing License
- Lake Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Bass (Largemouth)
Meet the Captain
About this listing
Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.
Types of fishing
You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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: