Brevard County Tours is ready to take you and your family on a memorable fishing adventure! Captain Dave runs a year round charter that accommodates anglers of all skill levels. If you’re interested in nearshore and offshore fishing trips, check out his second listing. On this page, we’ll focus on his inshore tours that are perfect for novices and kids.

You’ll be fishing on a 24’ Triton pontoon boat. There’s enough room for 4 guests and everybody can fish at the same time. All trips are private, so you’ll always have the whole boat for your group only. This simple and stable boat has everything you need for a good inshore adventure - a live bait tank, a cooler for your drinks, and a 90 Yamaha HP engine.

Although you may not expect lots of fishing opportunities this close to the shore, there’s a huge variety of fish species you can catch here. Go after Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Snapper, Trout, Sheepshead, Tarpon, and many more. You get to keep the catch and the captain will clean it for you after the trip.

Your fishing equipment and licenses are covered, so you only need to pack your food, drinks, and sun protection.

This is a great way to introduce fishing to your kids, show them how being in nature can be fun, and teach them a new skill. Most importantly, this will be a family day out they will never forget. Brevard County Tours is here to make that day happen!



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  • Private trip
    Inshore Family Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Bring your family along and enjoy a day in the inshore waters. There's plenty of fish to catch here, some of them being Redfish, Flounder, Snapper, Trout, and Tarpon. You don't need previous fishing experience to enjoy this ride. It can be a fun and educational experience for everyone on board.
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About the Captain

Dave Cooksey
Palm Bay, Florida, United States
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2020
Dave has been a licensed captain since 2005. He enjoys being out on the water and is very knowledgable about the area. Taking people to go fishing is one of the best jobs he could've hoped for, and it doesn't matter how skilled they are. Captain has a lot of personal experience and likes to share it with others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Triton (Pontoon) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
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 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Stormy overcast day but still caught a few:)
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Have day fishing trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Inshore Family Fishing on June 29, 2021
Captain Dave was the consummate professional.  He provided a safety briefing and an overview of the trip and then provided...
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York, PA
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Birthday trip

VERIFIED   Inshore Family Fishing on November 5, 2021
Our original day was canceled due to bad weather but Captain Dave graciously rescheduled our trip 2 days later. We came down...
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Crooksville, OH
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Inshore Family Fishing on August 3, 2021
Great time fishing with Captain Dave , very professional and knowledgeable about the area . Very relaxing time , great tasting...
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Fishing with Dave

VERIFIED   Inshore Family Fishing on June 9, 2021
Had a great time with Capt Dave, fishing is a by chance sport not a guaranteed sport. We never had a pontoon boat trip so it...
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Inshore Family Fishing on July 2, 2021
We had a great time, we caught a few fish, they weren’t biting much the day we were out. We saw several dolphins and manatees...
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FAQs about Brevard County Tours – Pontoon

Brevard County Tours – Pontoon offers the following trip to customers:
  • $350 per group - Inshore Family Fishing (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Brevard County Tours – Pontoon, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Brevard County Tours – Pontoon include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Brevard County Tours – Pontoon offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Brevard County Tours – Pontoon offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Brevard County Tours – Pontoon include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon