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!



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  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore Inlet
    Just booked! Last booked: 39 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 1
    $450
    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
    Half Day Inshore Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $675
    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
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $675
    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
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    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
    $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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About the Captain

Lawrence Coyle
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
53 Customer reviews
Response time 1 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) 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
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

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (51)
Fishing with Lawrence
Half day trip
Fishing with Lawrence
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Angler Rating
49
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Michael C.
Seaford, Delaware
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Family Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Inshore on July 31, 2022
We had to reschedule our first departure date due to rough seas. I’m glad we did. The water was calm, and it made for a much...
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Rebecca T.
Lancaster, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fantastic Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on June 30, 2022
Captain Lawrence and his First Mate Vance are awesome! Very attentive and accommodating. Their goal was for us to have a great...
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Jake P.
Milford, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

2 hour inlet trip with Captain Lawrence

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Inshore Inlet on July 24, 2022
He did all he could to make sure we caught some nice fish definitely recommend him for your fishing trip.
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Joseph I.
Massanutten, VA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on August 10, 2022
Captain and crew were very helpful!  This was our first time ever off shore fishing.  We caught numerous sea bass just didn’t...
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Brian S.
Rockville, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Half Day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on August 5, 2022
Half day trip bottom fishing. Had a great time and would book again.
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FAQs about Makai Charters

Makai Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore Inlet (2 hours)
  • $675 per group - Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - Half Day Inshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $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
  • 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

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