Relax of the river in New Smyrna Beach with fun inshore fishing! Captain Blake and Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters will take you on a trip far from the city noise. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join. Take a break from everyday life and let the time slow down.

Hop aboard an 18’ Beavertail flats boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. She’s powered by a 90 HP Suzuki outboard engine and a wireless trolling motor and features a live bait tank and a cooler. Since the space on the boat is limited, please don’t bring your cooler - there’s enough room for your drinks and snacks in the captain’s cooler.

Explore the Indian River, the Halifax River, and saltwater inshore. Your main targets are Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Snook, but you can also catch Tarpon, Black Drum, and Flounder. Light tackle and spinning are the most common techniques for catching these fish but you can also try fly fishing.

In case you want to catch fish on a fly, please make sure to bring your equipment. Otherwise, the captain covers rods, reels, bait, and your licenses. After the trip, he’ll also clean and bag your catch free of charge. Feel free to bring your snacks, drinks, a hat, and sunglasses.

In case you have a large group of up to 15 guests, Capt. Blake can arrange that trip too. He can organize other boats and captains, so there’s a small fleet at your service. This is typically a great solution for team buildings and large family gatherings.

A day with Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters is a perfect getaway from the fast-paced life. Join for a few hours and relax.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    A full day adventure is typically favorite among experienced anglers. Bring your fly fishing equipment, some food, and sunscreen. Target Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Black Drum, and Trout in local backcountry and inshore spots.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    A morning trip is the families' favorite. Start in the morning and get back to the marina right on time for lunch. Fish in the calm waters and target Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, and more. Kids are welcome to join and the captain will gladly show them the basics of catching fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $500
    This afternoon adventure is what groups of friends prefer, as you don't have to get up early. 4 hours in the inshore waters and backcountry is enough to get some action targeting Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, and many more. Don't forget your sun protection.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $500
    Departure times are flexible on this trip. Beat the heat and start your trip after the sun goes down. This is the only trip where you don't need sunglasses and sunscreen. Visit calm inshore spots and target Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Black Drum.

About the Captain

Blake O'connor
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
Captain Blake started fishing when he was young and became a passionate fisherman by the age of 12. He knows the area like the back of his hand and loves to put clients on a fish. He himself is an avid fisherman and the time flies when he is on the water and full day seems not to be enough (his wife and younger kids would disagree). Capt. Blake has three kids and the oldest one shares his passion for fishing. They participate in tournaments together and this year he won Redfish tournament with his son.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki outboard engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Half day with Captain Blake - and Jessie the fishin’ dog

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 2, 2021
Not generally a review writer, but felt compelled due to the fantastic experience with Blake. We had an unbelievably terrible...
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Half day trip with Captain Blake

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 4, 2021
Blake is a great guy to spend quality time with on the water. He put us on all kinds of big fish and really knows his way around...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 9, 2021
Captain Blake was a blast!! He was fun and chill and patient and a good teacher. Caught some good fish, he even cleaned and...
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One for the books

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 11, 2021
Blake was amazing ~ booked a last minute trip for my sons 15th birthday and it was really a memorable experience.  We made...
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Great Captain, Great Day... bad weather included

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 17, 2021
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FAQs about Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters

Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Night Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (only GPS at this point)
  • Live Bait Well (Has it on the boat for live bait)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (For both fish and their drinks, and water)

Trips booked with Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (No specific brands, all included)
  • Live Bait (99% of time ready when the customers arrive )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Mostly Indian River and Halifax River)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (Can do upon request, customer must bring equipment)

Top targeted fish species with Saltwater Angler Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon