Daytona Beach Charters is run by Captain Michael, who has 30 years of experience fishing in the waters of the Shark Bite Capital of the World. Setting off from Ponce Inlet, Mike loves sweeping the surrounding nearshore and inshore areas.

Reel in delicious Snapper and Flounder from the bottom, jig for the area’s renowned Redfish, Bluefish, and Whiting, or cast for some Seatrout or Black Drum. Capt. Michael prefers live shrimp, cut shrimp, or mullet to any artificial lures. He will do everything he can to make your trip bountiful.

Capt. Michael commands a 22’ Skeeter boat that is powered by a Yamaha 200 HP four stroke engine and is large enough to comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. It is equipped with a poling platform, two baitwells, a Power-Pole anchor, holders for trolling rods, two casting seats, a flat casting deck, and an assortment of navigational/fishfinding electronics. Shimano spinning rods are the weapon of choice for this skipper.

Fishing licenses are provided by the captain for everyone on board for your convenience, along with full insurance. As far as your catch goes, you get to keep whatever you reel in (as long as it falls within the fishing regulations) and bring it home for dinner, neatly filleted and wrapped up. Tipping is extra.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Friday Night Shark Charter 5-9pm
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 28 - Sep 4 (Fri)
    US $200
    We will be targeting Sharks.The bigger the better. This trip is shared with others and runs only on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. You do not need to buy a fishing license or shark course certification as I provide them free. We will be fishing off a boat, not standing on a public beach. Find out why we are The Shark Bite Capital year after year. 88 attacks in 2023. This trip is rapidly becoming a local favorite week after week. I provide the music-you may bring beverages and snacks.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Charter–Inshore 1-5pm
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $395
    Targeting mainly the predators: Shark, Blues, Jacks, Ladyfish, and more. Find out why we are the Shark Bite Capital year after year.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Ray
    Ray
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Charter–Inshore 8-12noon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $395
    The morning is traditionally the best for all the sport fish: Red, Snook, Trout, and especially the edibles such as Snapper and of course Shark. We are the Shark Bite Capital.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Ray
    Ray
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FAQs about Daytona Beach Charters Inshore/Near

Daytona Beach Charters Inshore/Near offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $100 per person - Friday Night Shark Charter 5-9pm (4 hours)
  • US $395 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Charter–Inshore 1-5pm (4 hours)
  • US $395 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Charter–Inshore 8-12noon (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Daytona Beach Charters Inshore/Near, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair 2
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Sonar

Trips booked with Daytona Beach Charters Inshore/Near include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Custom made.)
  • Live Bait (Usually shrimp)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Gratuity appreciated)
  • Fishing License (I provide)

Daytona Beach Charters Inshore/Near offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Intracoastal Waterway)
  • Inshore Fishing (Out of Daytona Beach)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Daytona Beach Charters Inshore/Near offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning (Custom rods and reels)
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Daytona Beach Charters Inshore/Near include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Pompano
  • Ray
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)

Meet the Captain

Michael Belcher
Port Orange, Florida, United States
54 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
334 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2015
I want to help you catch fish like the locals do! We have always caught fish- just can't promise what species. I specialize on whatever is running recently especially Redfish, Black Drum and Snapper.. Usually we fish Inshore with an occasional Near Shore opportunity. I possess an USCG 100 Ton Master Captains License #167899. My Charter License covers your Fishing License -so no worries. Pics are of actual clients with their catch. Gratuity appreciated but not required. Venmo and Zelle now accepted as a payment method.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2014, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Intracoastal Waterway
Inshore Fishing
Out of Daytona Beach
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Custom rods and reels
Jigging

Amenities

Fighting Chair
2
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Sonar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Custom made.
Live Bait
Usually shrimp
Catch cleaning & filleting
Gratuity appreciated
Fishing License
I provide

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
I WILL FILLET AND PLACE IN ZIP LOCK BAG FOR YOU.
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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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Recent fishing reports

Blues : Fish of the day!
Blues : Fish of the day!
March 27, 2024
Live shrimp ,the biggest I could find, hooked between the eye and brain under the horn and ever so slightly jigged on the bottom- boom the rest is in the net!
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 331 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (539)
Glad we choose Captain Michael
Glad we choose Captain Michael
Captain Mike
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Angler rating
287
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
82%
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Wendy O.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   4 Hour Charter–Inshore 1-5pm on August 5, 2023
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Susan E.
Excellent
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Glad we choose Captain Michael

VERIFIED   4 Hour Charter–Inshore 1-5pm on February 5, 2024
Captain Micheal made a great effort to locate the fish hot spot to ensure that we had the exciting experience of reeling in...
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Mary C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Mike

VERIFIED   4 Hour Charter–Inshore 1-5pm on February 3, 2024
We had a wonderful day we went to several spots. The weather was perfect, we all caught fish. We caught 3 sharks . The...
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Mary H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Charter–Inshore 8-12noon on March 4, 2024
captain Mike was friendly and helpful and we had a great time. Would recommend to anyone that likes to river fish
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Lukas S.
Stanford, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Shark Fishing trip

VERIFIED   Friday Night Shark Charter 5-9pm on May 12, 2023
We had a great time! Caught one shark, had a big one get off, and caught several smaller aggressive fish types. Captain...
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