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
    4 Hour Trip – Friday Night Frights
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri)
    $230
    You will only be targeting dangerous predators like Sharks. The bigger the better. This trip is shared with others and runs only on Fridays from 5pm to 9pm. 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. This trip is rapidly becoming a local favorite week after week. I provide the music-you may bring beverages and snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Charter – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    $395
    Targeting the predators: Shark, Blue, Jack, Ladyfish, and more. Find out why we are the Shark Bite Capital year after year.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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.
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About the Captain

Michael Belcher
Port Orange, Florida, United States
45 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
299 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 SX220 (Saltwater fishing) 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
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

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 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

Winter Drum
Winter Drum
November 18, 2022
The cold brings Drum and Sheepshead availability.
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 296 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (512)
Fishing with Michael
Fishing with Michael
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Jason K.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Morning fishing with captain Mike and the family!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 14, 2022
We were in Daytona for a family vacation and we wanted to go fishing. I got on fishing booker to look for a charter. That’s...
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Rich H.
Lenexa, KS
Excellent
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Father Son Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 23, 2022
My son’s and I have been fishing annually for the last 5 years. First time in the Daytona area and selected Captain Mike...
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Adam S.
The Bronx, New York
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Captain “Magic Mike”

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 30, 2022
Captain Michael was very informative, familiar with the area & hot spots for fish! My son caught his biggest flounder to date,...
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Aaron S.
Waterloo, IL
Excellent
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Morning trip with Capt Michael

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on July 19, 2022
We had a great time. Captain Mike made sure all five of us were involved and actively fishing the entire time. We hit a few...
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Mark S.
Lawrenceville, GA
Excellent
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Half day inshore fishing trip with Capt. Mike!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on February 19, 2022
Great relaxing inshore fishing trip for me and my 18yo son! Convenient location at the Port Orange bridge and a short ride...
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FAQs about Daytona Beach Charters – Inshore

Daytona Beach Charters – Inshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $115 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Friday Night Frights (4 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Charter – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $30 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Daytona Beach Charters – Inshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair 2
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar

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

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

Daytona Beach Charters – Inshore 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 include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Pompano
  • Ray
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)