Apex Fishing Fleet – Aboard F/V "OMBRA"

The Zona family has been connected with saltwater fishing as far back as the 1970s. Now, with their second generation of fishermen, they invite you to join them and take part in one of their offshore/nearshore trips. Apex Fishing Fleet welcome both experienced anglers and those that want to get some salt in their veins for the first time. The Captain will ensure that this fishing adventure will be one to remember!

They’ll take you out on their boat "OMBRA". It’s a custom-made, 26’ Strike center console that’s powered by a 300 HP Cummins engine. It’s fitted out with outriggers, a live bait well, GPS, and fishfinder technology meaning that you have all that you need to have a successful day. Up to 4 anglers can join any Apex Fishing Fleet and comfortably fish at the same time.

You’ll b targeting a great range of fish such as Barracuda, Cobia, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Blacktip Shark, Red Snapper, and Triggerfish.  With bountiful amounts of fish waiting you’re bound to catch one of the ones that you’ve been dreaming of or stock up your freezer for the coming weeks. You’ll be provided with all the equipment you’ll need to get the job done including rods and Penn reels.

Included in the price is your fishing licenses. All that you have to bring are your sunscreen, sunglasses, cameras, as well as any choice of drinks and snacks. At the end of the trip, the crew will also clean your catch so bring a cooler to take it home for some fresh fish dinner and tale-telling at the table. Gratuity for the crew is always appreciated.

Book a trip and start the countdown to your next saltwater adventure on the beloved OMBRA!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    A full-day trip (8 hours) gives you the opportunity to hit the reefs and wrecks. These waters have it all, and the longer you spend on the sea, the more chance you have of catching your bucket list fish! The likes of Barracuda, Triggerfish Cobia, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, and Red Snapper are waiting out there for you to lure them in!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    You will be fishing a number of artificial reefs and wrecks that are close to the nearby inlet. You can expect to catch Snapper, Seabass, Kingfish, Grouper, Tarpon, "Silver King", and a variety of other seasonal species. They tend to take the bait when you're trolling or bottom fishing so that's what you'll be getting up to!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Shark Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Like the namesake, Apex says, Shark are at the top of the food chain and are abundant at New Smyrna Beach, the 'Shark Bite Capital of the World'. Blacktip, Bull, and Spinner Shark all inhabit the nearshore and inshore waters off the coast. These guys are sure to put up a fight and will give you a story for you to retell for years to come!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend the morning chasing some fish. You will travel from 1-15 miles offshore hunting for some game. You might get Mackerel, Snapper, Cobia, or with some luck get a shot at some big names like Mahi or Sailfish. This trip is suitable for beginners. It will give you enough time to start exploring the rich ocean waters. All the gear is supplied onboard. You should bring food and drinks, as well as a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock. And remember to bring a camera!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend the afternoon chasing some fish. You will travel from 1-15 miles offshore hunting for some game. You might get Mackerel, Snapper, Cobia, or with some luck get a shot at some big names like Mahi or Sailfish. This trip is suitable for beginners. It will give you enough time to start exploring the rich ocean waters. All the gear is supplied onboard. You should bring food and drinks, as well as a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock. And remember to bring a camera!
  • Private trip
    Half Day River Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    On this river fishing trip, you can expect to catch a variety of fish living near the docks, bridges, and inlets around the bays of New Smyrna Beach. The Target fish includes Redfish, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, and Sheepshead. The techniques that work best on this trip are trolling and bottom fishing. You'll have a captain and first mate on hand to help you with any tips that you need to improve your catch.
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About the Captain

Ed Zona
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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12 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2020
Captain Ed Zona is the owner and operator aboard Apex Fishing Fleet (OMBRA). He has fished the waters of Central Florida since 1990 and is a USCG licensed captain. Capt. Zona enjoys sharing the knowledge he's picked up over the years with others! Fishing has been in the Zona family for over 50 years, from charters to commercial fishing. He knows how much fun fishing is as a family adventure and the memories that will last and will be passed down. All safety equipment is aboard the vessel, which can take up to four people for one low price! All licenses, tackle, bait, and ice are provided at no extra charge. Your catch can be cleaned and iced after the trip.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Strike (Center console) originally built in 1980. Powered by a 300HP cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.53
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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3\/4 day trip
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Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Sean M.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Cobia Trip

3/4 Day Trip on March 23, 2020
Knocked off a bucket list item for 2020 - a keeper Cobia.  Captain Eddie was amazing.  He had a spotter on the boat...
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Alton R.
Edgewater, Florida
 5.00
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Awsome Day!!

VERIFIED   Half Day River Trip on July 15, 2020
Could not have had a more perfect day.  Caught fish, had a bid one on but could not get in.  Captain Mona was excellent. ...
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Jeff M.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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Awesome Day!

Half Day River Trip on April 16, 2020
Went out on a 4 hr trip with Capt Zona and had the best experience. He was very knowledgeable of the waterways and made us...
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Jake K.
Fruitland Park, FL
 5.00
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 30, 2020
Fantastic trip. We limited out on King Mackerel and caught a huge shark. Captain Ed is top notch. We will definitely be going...
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San Juan
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 6, 2020
Put us on fish the whole time we were out and caught a variety of species. Definitly recommend thanks for the memories.
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