Apex Fishing Fleet – Aboard F/V "FULL CIRCLE"

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 welcomes 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 "FULL CIRCLE". It’s a custom-made, 26’ Regulator center console that’s powered by twin 225 HP Yamaha 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 6 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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25 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2020
Captain Ed Zona is the owner and operator aboard Apex Fishing Fleet (Full CIRCLE). 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

Regulator (Center console) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 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

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
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

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Bianca C.
Fruitland Park, Florida
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Half day trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 22, 2021
We enjoyed our time very much, Ed was very experienced, nice, professional and was patient. He helped us with everything we...
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Oak Hill, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain Ed

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2021
We had a great day fishing with Captain Ed!  Ed expertly put us on super fun fish with a plan B that felt like a plan A during...
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Great time

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 27, 2021
Captain Ed was great. He made a few inexperienced rookies feel at home on the boat.  He was accommodating and came up with...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day River Trip on July 24, 2021
Spent the day with Captain Ed. He was very knowledgeable about where all the fish might be and he didn’t disappoint. I would...
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New Smyrna Beach, FL
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Full day 6 person bottom fishing charter

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 26, 2021
Captain Ed is super personable and provided a great experience for everyone.  Our whole crew had a blast and we are already...
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FAQs about Apex Fishing Fleet – Aboard F/V "FULL CIRCLE"

Apex Fishing Fleet – Aboard F/V "FULL CIRCLE" offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day River Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Shark Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Apex Fishing Fleet – Aboard F/V "FULL CIRCLE", you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Apex Fishing Fleet – Aboard F/V "FULL CIRCLE" include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Apex Fishing Fleet – Aboard F/V "FULL CIRCLE" offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Redfish, Trout, Snook)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Spanish Mackerel, Trigger Fish, Flounder)
  • Offshore Fishing (Kingfish, Mahi Mahi)
  • Reef Fishing (Red Snapper, Grouper)
  • Wreck Fishing

Apex Fishing Fleet – Aboard F/V "FULL CIRCLE" offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Apex Fishing Fleet – Aboard F/V "FULL CIRCLE" include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tripletail