New Smyrna Beach Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters

Awesome fishing now! Florida Inshore Fishing Charters will take you on an unforgettable trip off the coast of New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet. We have over 45 artificial reefs and wrecks to fish. Captain Drew Cavanaugh has been actively fishing this area since 1980 and there’s not a good spot he hasn’t discovered. Only an hours drive from Orlando and Disney, you’ll find yourself at the Ponce Inlet boat ramp, ready for a catch of a lifetime. This charter is based on good marine weather conditions for a safe fishing trip. If not we can do other types of fishing, please ask about this when we talk to go over directions the day before.

Capt. Drew runs his trips on a 2023 21-foot Pathfinder Bay Boat year round. This bay boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and features all necessary navigational gear. There’s a live bait tank, a YETI cooler for your catch/food/drinks, and a wireless trolling motor. The boat accommodates up to 4 guests and kids are welcome too. At certain times 6 people can go, please call/text/email and ask me about this.

Since you’ll go at least 1 to 18 miles offshore, there’s lots of species on your target list. You can go after Red Snapper(when in season), Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, Kingfish, Barracuda, Shark, Tuna, Trigger Fish, Triple Tail, Mangrove Snappers, Lane Snappers and more. If you’re eager to catch as many different species as you can, it’s best to take a full day trip and use your time to the max. The captain prefers to release the fish back but you can keep some of them, conditions apply.

Your fishing equipment, license, and bait are fully covered by the captain. He can also bring fly fishing equipment for you, but make sure to mention it in advance. There’s bottled water on the boat but feel free to bring whatever drinks you prefer and don’t forget some snacks. No glass please.

Whether you’re an experienced angler or this your first time holding a rod, join Florida Inshore Fishing Charters. Captain Drew has a fish for you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $475
    Just 45 minutes east of Orlando, you can go for an inshore and nearshore beach and reef wreck fishing trip. These bountiful waters hold so many different species, so you can also catch Tarpon, Shark, Redfish, Red Snapper, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered. This fishing trip is based on safe marine weather conditions. The day before when we go over directions we will discuss our fishing options. I have been guiding for two decades so we will have a few choices.
    Types of fishing
    River 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
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $675
    Just 45 minutes east of Orlando, you can go for an inshore and nearshore beach and reef wreck fishing trip. These bountiful waters hold so many different species, so you can also catch Tarpon, Shark, Redfish, Red Snapper, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered. This fishing trip is based on safe marine weather conditions. The day before when we go over directions we will discuss our fishing options. I have been guiding for two decades so we will have a few choices.
    Types of fishing
    River 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
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark

FAQs about New Smyrna Beach Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters

New Smyrna Beach Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $475 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • US $675 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with New Smyrna Beach Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano Reels - St Croix Rods)
  • Live Bait (Fresh caught live bait)
  • Lures (DOA Lures)
  • Drinks (Fresh Bottled water)
  • Fishing License (All state, local and federal permits included)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Request it before the trip)

New Smyrna Beach Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Indian River Lagoon System & Mosquito Lagoon)
  • Inshore Fishing (Flats and backcountry Mosquito Lagoon)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Ponce Inlet and Port Canaveral)
  • Offshore Fishing (At Times we can go 15 miles out)
  • Reef Fishing (Volusia County Reefs and Wrecks)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Indian River and Ponce Inlet and Mosquito Lagoon)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Mosquito Lagoon National Park)

New Smyrna Beach Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (St Croix Rods and Shimano Reels)
  • Bottom Fishing (Amberjacks, Snapper, Trigger Fish, ETC.)
  • Spinning (Shimano Sustain Reels - St Croix Avid Rods)
  • Fly Fishing (Ross Fly reels and ST Croix Rods)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Artificial Reef and Wreck Fishing)

Top targeted fish species with New Smyrna Beach Ponce Inlet Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Drew Cavanaugh
Ormond Beach, 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

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2023. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Indian River Lagoon System & Mosquito Lagoon
Inshore Fishing
Flats and backcountry Mosquito Lagoon
Nearshore Fishing
Ponce Inlet and Port Canaveral
Offshore Fishing
At Times we can go 15 miles out
Reef Fishing
Volusia County Reefs and Wrecks
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Indian River and Ponce Inlet and Mosquito Lagoon
Backcountry Fishing
Mosquito Lagoon National Park

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
St Croix Rods and Shimano Reels
Bottom Fishing
Amberjacks, Snapper, Trigger Fish, ETC.
Spinning
Shimano Sustain Reels - St Croix Avid Rods
Fly Fishing
Ross Fly reels and ST Croix Rods
Deep Sea Fishing
Artificial Reef and Wreck Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano Reels - St Croix Rods
Live Bait
Fresh caught live bait
Lures
DOA Lures
Drinks
Fresh Bottled water
Fishing License
All state, local and federal permits included
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
No Alcohol
Just no glass containers
You Keep Catch
If the law allows it you may keep it

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

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:

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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