Makai Charters

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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!



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  • Private trip
    Offshore Trolling and Chunking
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,575
    price breakdown
    $1,575
    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
    $875
    price breakdown
    $875
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

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

Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Rating Summary
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4.69
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Thank you, Captain Larry!
Founders!
Six keepers!!  Fed us for a few days!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Patrick R.
Audubon, NJ
 5.00
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My sons and I had an INCREDIBLE half-day trip with Captain Larry and his first mate - Brett!!  We left the dock a few...
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John D.
Washington, District Of Columbia
 5.00
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Half Day Inshore Trip with Captain Larry

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2020
Captain Larry and his first mate Bret provided an awesome experience for my 5 & 10 year old. I highly recommend charting...
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David Z.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
Great day on the water with my boys and crew of Makai. Captain took time to show both boys some secrets to setting their hooks...
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Laura S.
Audubon, NJ
 5.00
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Half Day Charter

VERIFIED   June 29, 2020
We caught fish our entire trip.  We had so much fun.  Captain Larry and his first mate Brett provided first class...
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Scott F.
Washington, DC
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Half Day with 2 boys

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
Capt Coyle and crew was fantastic. Even though the seas were a little rough and we didn’t hook as many as we wanted the crew...
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