New Smyrna Beach Inshore Saltwater Fishing

We have some fantastic fishing going on now! Tarpon season is almost her also! Captain Drew Cavanaugh, welcomes you to Florida Inshore Fishing Charters! He runs fishing trips in Mosquito Lagoon backcountry, Ponce Inlet nearshore, Port Canaveral nearshore, Halifax Indian River Daytona, and Orlando saltwater backcountry flats year round. Capt. Drew has been fishing in the area eve since 1980, so there’s hardly a spot he doesn’t know of. He equally accommodates both novices and experienced anglers, so there’s something for everyone.

Join Capt. Drew on his 21 foot Pathfinder Bay boat that accommodates up to 6 anglers at times. Conditions apply. This flats bay boat is powered by a new 150 HP Yamaha engine and equipped with GPS, VHF radio, and fish finder. The boat also features a live-well bait tank, a YETI cooler, and a wireless Minn Kota trolling motor, when you need to sneak up on fish with spot lock.

Since Capt. Drew specializes in backcountry water flats fishing and nearshore reef fishing you’ll mainly go after fish using light spin tackle. Targeted species are for Tarpon, Snappers, Redfish, Pompano, Whiting, Jacks, Lady Fish, Cobia, Snapper, Tripletail, Snook, Sea Trout, and Black Drum.

Capt. Drew will fully cover your saltwater fishing licenses and equipment, and he usually prepares live bait in advance. He can also bring fly fishing equipment for you, just make sure to mention this in advance. There’s going to be fresh bottled water on the boat but you can always bring other beverages you prefer and your snacks. Just no glass please.

Florida Inshore Fishing Charters is a family-friendly charter, so bring your kids if they are at least 4 years old. Choose a date and spend a lovely, relaxing day on the flats!

Located just east of Orlando, Disney, Kissimmee by 45 minutes in the Daytona, Cocoa and New Smyrna Beach areas.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Plus Hours 1/3 Day (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $425
    Our 3 plus hour day is the perfect trip all around for all ages. Targeted fish are snook, redfish, black drum, tarpon, trout and so much more. Normally we stay inshore backcountry but at times we can go nearshore beach fishing should weather permit. Be sure to ask about this a few days before our trip.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    4 Plus Hours Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Our 4 plus hour day is the perfect trip all around for all ages. Targeted fish are snook, redfish, black drum, tarpon, trout and so much more. Normally we stay inshore backcountry but at times we can go nearshore beach fishing should weather permit.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
  • Private trip
    6 Plus Hours
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    Light tackle inshore or nearshore depends on weather. Backcountry flats fishing and inshore fishing for redfish, snook, trout, black drum, tarpon, sharks and so much more.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    If you want to use your time to the max, join Capt. Drew on a full day trip! You'll go after Tarpon, Snapper, Trout, Snook, Jack, and more. Visit nearshore fishing spots and you may encounter Cobia, Shark, and Barracuda. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Whiting
    Whiting
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FAQs about New Smyrna Beach Inshore Saltwater Fishing

New Smyrna Beach Inshore Saltwater Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $425 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Plus Hours 1/3 Day (copy) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Plus Hours Half Day (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Plus Hours (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with New Smyrna Beach Inshore Saltwater Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin 8610XSV Ultra HD Side View and Down Scan
  • Fishfinder Garmin 8610XSV Ultra HD Side View and Down Scan
  • Live Bait Well Two Live Wells with air pump and two pumps
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Ipilot with GPS
  • Ice Box Two Yeti Coolers

Trips booked with New Smyrna Beach Inshore Saltwater Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We catch our bait before the charters)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License (All licenses are include. Local, State and Federal.)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Request it before the trip)

New Smyrna Beach Inshore Saltwater Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (The Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Halifax River)
  • Inshore Fishing (Mosquito Lagoonand Indian River)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Ponce Inlet and Port Canaveral)
  • Reef Fishing (Volusia County Reefs & Wrecks)
  • Wreck Fishing (Off Ponce Inlet)
  • Flats Fishing (Indian River and Ponce Inlet and Mosquito Lagoon)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River)

New Smyrna Beach Inshore Saltwater Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Shimano Sustain Reels and St Croix Legend Elite)
  • Bottom Fishing (Amberjacks and Snapper)
  • Spinning (St Croix Avid Rods & Shimano Twin Power Reels)
  • Fly Fishing (Ross Fly reels and ST Croix Rods)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Reef and Wreck Fishing)

Top targeted fish species with New Smyrna Beach Inshore Saltwater Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Drew Cavanaugh
Edgewater, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
11 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
I was born in Montana and moved to Florida as a kid. I started fishing the backcountry waters in 1980 and have been fishing saltwater ever since. I decided to turn my hobby into a career and never looked back! My favorite fish is the Tarpon. For me, this isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle! I love helping people catch their first fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2023. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
The Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, Halifax River
Inshore Fishing
Mosquito Lagoonand Indian River
Nearshore Fishing
Ponce Inlet and Port Canaveral
Reef Fishing
Volusia County Reefs & Wrecks
Wreck Fishing
Off Ponce Inlet
Flats Fishing
Indian River and Ponce Inlet and Mosquito Lagoon
Backcountry Fishing
Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Shimano Sustain Reels and St Croix Legend Elite
Bottom Fishing
Amberjacks and Snapper
Spinning
St Croix Avid Rods & Shimano Twin Power Reels
Fly Fishing
Ross Fly reels and ST Croix Rods
Deep Sea Fishing
Reef and Wreck Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Garmin 8610XSV Ultra HD Side View and Down Scan
Fishfinder
Garmin 8610XSV Ultra HD Side View and Down Scan
Live Bait Well
Two Live Wells with air pump and two pumps
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ipilot with GPS
Ice Box
Two Yeti Coolers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We catch our bait before the charters
Lures
Drinks
Bottled water
Fishing License
All licenses are include. Local, State and Federal.
Fly Fishing Equipment
Request it before the trip

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
At least 3 years old; life vests provided
You Keep Catch
At times you can keep fish, please ask about this
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and release preferred

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
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

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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Absolutely the very best fishing trip!
Angler rating
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Layne C.
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Best Fishing Guide In New Smyrna Beach

4 Plus Hours Half Day on August 15, 2023
We hire Captain Drew Cavanaugh every time we come to Florida and have yet to be let down. He is local and been doing this for...
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Jason J.
Miami, Florida
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Great day as always on the waters

4 Plus Hours Half Day on June 15, 2023
I have fished with Captain Drew many times over the past several years. He is by far the number one captain in New Smyrna Beach,...
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Ted E.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Absolutely the very best fishing trip!

Half Day Trip on January 15, 2019
My son and his family were here on vacation from Ohio and we decided to go on a backcountry fishing trip. My son was taking...
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