Drop 'Em Down Charters

Drop ‘Em Down Charters offers a year-round fishing adventure out of New Smyrna Beach. Join Captain Eric, who got his “fishing gene” from his grandfathers. He spent his childhood catching anything that would bite. Fish wasn’t the only one who got hooked. Capt. E pursued his passion, got his USCG license, and started living his dream.

One thing has never changed - he still catches anything that swims the waters of Central Florida. The difference is, he’ll focus on helping you catch the fish you’ve always wanted, show you how to use the equipment, and teach you all there is about the local marine life.

Start your journey on a 24’ Sea Fox that accommodates up to 4 guests. This center console is powered by a 200 HP Honda engine that reaches the maximum speed of 40 knots. Most of the time, you’ll ride at a slower pace, especially if you’re trolling. The boat features new navigational electronics, safety gear, a live bait tank, and a cooler for your catch.

Choose the trip depending on how far off the coast you want to go. Closer to the shore, around the docks, bridges, and shallow water, you can go after Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, and more. Or visit local reefs and wrecks and target King Mackerel, Cobia, Red Snapper, Shark, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and more.

Your fishing licenses, equipment, and bottled water are covered by the captain. He’ll also clean your catch free of charge.

Let your day with Drop ‘Em Down Charters be the one you’ll never forget. Wait for the captain to yell “Fish On!” and get ready for the action.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    You'll sail up to 25 miles off the coast, targeting different wrecks and reefs. Expect to catch species such as King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Shark, Barracuda, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, and a variety of other bottom fish and pelagics.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    His 5-hour trip can take you up to 25 miles offshore. Explore the local reefs and wrecks, looking for fish like Red Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Vermillion Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Shark, and many more. Since it's short, this trip is great for children or beginners.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    You'll target Redfish, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum, and a variety of other fish in the ICW. Fishing different bridges, docks, and the beautiful Ponce Inlet. Just pack your snacks and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    This short trip will take you after Mangrove Snapper, Trout, Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, and many more. You'll look for them in the areas around bridges, docks, and the beautiful Ponce Inlet.
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About the Captain

Eric Schweikart
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
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Member since September 2020
I've been fishing since I could walk. My dad and grandfather grew up fishing all the waters of Florida. At a young age, they taught me their techniques to catch all the different kinds of fish, from Lake Okeechobee, to the Keys, to right here in Ponce Inlet. Fishing is so peaceful, a way for me to unplug and get in touch with nature. Come join me... let's recharge those batteries!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snook Snook

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 200HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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

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
PayPal

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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Inshore on November 24, 2020
My daughter Marlayna and I had a great time fishing with Captain Eric - Drop ‘Em Down Charters.  This was one of...
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