Fishing has this wonderful tendency to be both extremely calming and a total rush of adrenaline. Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures understand this really well and they’ll melt your stress away with some reel-screaming action offshore!

Join Captain Scott Housel aboard his 31’ Contender. She’s a center console, meaning there’s plenty of room to move around for you and up to 6 of your fishing buddies. You won’t be sluggish, as there are twin 300 HP Suzuki engines – you can cruise at a maximum speed of 52 knots.

Capt. Scott will take you after some of the most prestigious and toughest fish off the coast of Florida. Get ready to troll for Kingfish, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and Mahi Mahi, helped by the onboard outriggers. If you want to troll deeper waters, just use the downriggers provided as well. Anglers who prefer live bait will be happy to know that there’s a live bait well onboard – your baitfish won’t get floppy!

You’ll also hit underwater reefs and wrecks, both natural and man-made, where Groupers and Snappers are bountiful. If you’re a spearfisherman Capt. Scott will take you to red-hot waters, but that’s only for advanced anglers.

The captain will supply you with all the necessary fishing gear, as well as drinks to keep your energy up. There’s no minimum age for kids but parents should contact the captain in advance so he can prepare smaller vests. You are encouraged to release all Billfish, though you can keep it if you want (and if it falls within local regulations).

Book a trip and climb aboard for an unforgettable fishing excursion in the gorgeous offshore waters of Florida with Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    This trip will take you offshore where you'll troll for the prestigious pelagic predators that live there. Get ready to hook Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    If you're a fan of bottom fishing or trolling, this is the trip for you. You can combine the two techniques or do the one you prefer more! The targets for this trip are Red and Mutton Snapper, Barracuda, Sharks, Groupers, and whatever else runs across your path.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Deepwater (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 2 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This is a half day bottom fishing trip on steroids! You'll blow past the 10-20 mile area where most trips stop to fish and continue running 30-45 miles into deeper waters. Here you should find higher concentrations of larger fish and greater numbers of fish for the dinner table. The captain has added an extra hour for travel time and the additional cost to offset the expense of added fuel. Additional time can be added if desired and if his calendar allows for it.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Deepwater (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    This is a half day bottom fishing trip on steroids! You'll blow past the 10-20 mile area where most trips stop to fish and continue running 30-45 miles into deeper waters. Here you should find higher concentrations of larger fish and greater numbers of fish for the dinner table. The captain has added an extra hour for travel time and the additional cost to offset the expense of added fuel. Additional time can be added if desired and if his calendar allows for it.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    You will head out between 5 and 20 miles offshore on this trip. You'll target fish around natural bottoms or artificial reefs. You'll be provided with the required equipment. You can expect to target Groupers, Snappers, and whatever else takes the bait!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Sleep in and then head out for a quick fishing trip – the recipe for a perfect day off. You'll be fishing the natural reefs and artificial structures between 5 and 20 miles off the coast of Port Orange.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Near Shore/Inshore 4 hour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    We will be targeting bull redfish & slot sized redfish, mangrove snapper, tarpon, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, and more near the jetties or some of the artificial reefs located within a few miles of the inlet.
  • Private trip
    Morning Near Shore/Inshore 4 hours
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    We will be targeting bull redfish & slot sized redfish, mangrove snapper, tarpon, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, and more near the jetties or some of the artificial reefs located within a few miles of the inlet.
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About the Captain

Scott Housel
Port Orange, Florida, United States
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168 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2015
I started fishing when I was 5 years old. In 1989 I moved to Central Florida to attend Stetson University, became a certified scuba diver, and have been diving and fishing out of Ponce Inlet ever since. Although I have landed plenty of monsters, I now find more enjoyement helping others experience the thrill of landing the fish of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Lobster Lobster
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki Four Strokes engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Half Day with Capt. Scott of the Sudden Strike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 7, 2021
Capt. Scott and mate Shannon were the best. It was our first deep sea fishing trip, we had 3 children (12, 10 & 6) who...
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Extended Full Day with Captain Scott Housel

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip on April 5, 2021
We had a great day fishing and his play list made the ride out enjoyable.  We told Captain Scott we wanted Mahi Mahi and he...
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Lakeland, FL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 5, 2021
What a great trip!  My two kids stayed busy catching anything that would bite.  The bite wasn’t the greatest but Captain...
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Half Day Trip with Capitan Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 9, 2021
We had an awesome time on our half day fishing trip. Capitan Scott got us on the fish and we had a blast. We caught...
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Seminole, FL
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VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip on May 4, 2021
Let me start off by saying the seas were a little bit gamey that day!( 3-4ft) Scott’s wonderful boat was doing an amazing...
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FAQs about Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures

Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Afternoon Near Shore/Inshore 4 hour (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Morning Near Shore/Inshore 4 hours (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day – Deepwater (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day – Deepwater (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS (Furuno NavNet)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno NavNet)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment (Advanced spearos only; consult before the trip)

Trips booked with Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, Gatorade, sodas)
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
  • Fishing License

Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 60 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Spearfishing (Advanced people only; consult before the trip)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Lobster
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo