Makai Charters offers Inshore and offshore fishing trips from the Indian River, Delaware. Join Captain Lawrence Coyle and his crew in the new season of adventures. Their goal is to provide a first-class experience allowing their guests to be as hands on or hands off as you’d like. This is the perfect opportunity to learn directly from professionals and advance your fishing skill.

Hop aboard a 28’ Carolina Classic that fits up to 4 guests. She’s equipped with brand new navigational electronics for this year and powered by twin 285 HP Volvo diesel engines. This express cruiser can adjust to any fishing trip you take, be it a slow day inshore or an adrenaline high offshore quest. With a private toilet, a live bait tank, a cooler, and safety equipment, you’ve got everything you’ll need for the day out.

Inshore trips will take you bottom fishing for Flounder, Croaker, Bluefish, and Sea Bass, while long offshore adventure takes you after fast, pelagic species, such as Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Mako Shark. It’s easier if you have some experience for an offshore trip but you can have a successful day even as a complete novice. The crew will assist every step of the way, so pay attention, and steal any trick that you can from them.

Feel free to bring your favorite tackle along if you’d like but Makai will provide state of the art tackle and gear. Your fishing license is also covered, so you only need to bring snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. Kids are welcome as well, so you can easily turn this day into a family bonding adventure.

Join Makai Charters and let the reels scream!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore Trolling/Chunking
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,600
    Take an offshore trip where you'll be targeting pelagic game fish. You can go offshore trolling or chunking, depending on the bite. Chunking for Tuna is available only during a certain period of the year, so make sure to consult your captain in advance. The crew will take you targeting Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Mako Shark. This is fishing as exciting as it gets!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $880
    Inshore fishing for Sea Bass, Flounder, Croaker, Bluefish, and more. You'll mainly use light tackle and bottom fishing on this trip. The crew fully covers your fishing equipment, so you only need to bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $620
    Target Bluefish, Flounder, Seabass, and more on this morning trip. You'll be back at the marina at noon, right on time for lunch. Take your fish to the nearest restaurant and enjoy the taste of your victory!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $620
    Visit the calm inshore waters and go bottom fishing for Flounder, Croaker, Bluefish, and more. This is a perfect trip for families with children or a group of novices. Take it slowly until you get the hang of it....After that, you'll probably be interested in an offshore adventure.
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About the Captain

Lawrence Coyle
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
6 Fishing Reports
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39 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2020
Join Captain Lawrence and his tournament winning crew. They have over 20 years of fishing experience, targeting everything from Flounder to Blue Marlin. Join, learn, and enjoy!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark

Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Carolina Classic (Express cruiser) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 285HP Volvo diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Flounder Gigging
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
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Jay W.
Talleyville, DE
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Super Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on October 15, 2021
Captain Larry put together the perfect first ocean fishing trip for me and my son and daughter. He was very friendly to the...
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Andrew I.
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July Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on July 3, 2021
Captain Coyle and his first mate, Bret, did a phenomenal job and the best they could considering the conditions. Despite the...
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Jaime F.
Mifflintown, PA
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Full day trip with Captain Larry and mate Brett

VERIFIED   Full Day Inshore Trip on July 10, 2021
We booked an all day trip for my husbands 40th birthday and this trip did not disappoint. The Captain and First mate were top...
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Great experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (PM) on July 5, 2021
I definitely recommend this charter.  A great captain and a great mate… we caught numerous fish, the captain was knowledgeable...
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Lewes, Delaware
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Half day with Captain Coyle

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on June 29, 2021
Had an outstanding trip.  Captain Coyle and his first mate were extremely friendly, engaging, and helpful.  I was a bit...
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FAQs about Makai Charters

Makai Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $620 per group - Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $620 per group - Half Day Inshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $880 per group - Full Day Inshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Offshore Trolling/Chunking (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Makai Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Simrad evo3 high/low chirp)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Makai Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for tips (20% standard))
  • Fishing License

Makai Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Makai Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Inshore)
  • Heavy Tackle (Offshore trolling & chunking)
  • Bottom Fishing (Sea Bass & Flounder)
  • Trolling
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Makai Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo