Makai Charters

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 2022 Sportsman 282 TE that fits up to 4 guests. She’s equipped with top-of-the-line Garmin navigational electronics and powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha outboards. This center console 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.  She is equipped with a Sea Keeper stabilizer to make your day on the water more enjoyable.

Inshore trips will take you bottom fishing for Flounder, Croaker, Bluefish, and Seabass, 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
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore Inlet
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    US $475
    Enjoy fishing the Indian River Inlet and Coastline for a variety of inshore species such as Striper, Bluefish, Flounder, Croaker, Tog, and others.
  • Private trip
    4 hour Inshore (PM) 0-15 miles
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $680
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore (AM) 0-15 miles
    In demand! Last booked: 21 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $680
    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
    6-Hour Inshore 0-15 miles
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $790
    Inshore bottom fishing for croaker, sea bass, flounder, bluefish and more. Near shore trolling for spanish mackeral and bluefish with light tackle.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore 5-25 miles
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $985
    Inshore fishing for Seabass, 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
    Offshore Trolling/Chunking
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 30
    US $2,250
    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!
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 109 reviews
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
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Mike T.
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July 2, 2024

VERIFIED   NEW  6-Hour Inshore 0-15 miles on July 2, 2024
Took a 6 hour charter with two kids (8/12) off shore. The boat was very well equipped and very clean. Capt Larry and First...
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Amazing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore (AM) 0-15 miles on June 12, 2024
This was my first ever trip out of Delaware and only my 3rd time out altogether. My 7year old son was along as well. Captain...
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Excellent Trip

VERIFIED   6-Hour Inshore 0-15 miles on June 22, 2024
Went out for a 6 hour trip for near shore bottom fishing, captain and first mate were excellent, friendly and extremely helpful....
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Drew C.
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Great early season trip

VERIFIED   4 hour Inshore (PM) 0-15 miles on June 7, 2024
Gad a blast going out with Captain Lawrence and Thomas on this trip. Little early in the season but still caught enough keepers...
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Great time!

VERIFIED   6-Hour Inshore 0-15 miles on August 12, 2023
My three friends and I went out on Makai and had a blast. Captain Coyle put us on tons of delicious flounder and was very hospitable...
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FAQs about Makai Charters

Makai Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $475 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore Inlet (2 hours)
  • US $680 per group - 4 hour Inshore (PM) 0-15 miles (4 hours)
  • US $680 per group - Half Day Inshore (AM) 0-15 miles (4 hours)
  • US $790 per group - 6-Hour Inshore 0-15 miles (6 hours)
  • US $985 per group - Full Day Inshore 5-25 miles (8 hours)
  • US $2,250 per group - Offshore Trolling/Chunking (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Makai Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed fresh water head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

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

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

Meet the Captain

Lawrence Coyle
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
109 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
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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

Boat specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2022. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 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
Inshore
Heavy Tackle
Offshore trolling & chunking
Bottom Fishing
Sea Bass & Flounder
Trolling
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed fresh water head
GPS
Fishfinder
Garmin
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Works for tips (20% standard)
Fishing License
Boat fishing license covers all guests

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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

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