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Central Florida Sport Fishing

Central Florida Sport Fishing Charters offer memorable and rewarding outings on the water, ‘from the backwater creeks to where oceans meet’ - and sometimes beyond. U.S.C.G. 100 Ton Master Captain Christopher Beckett provides personalized trips to suit the needs of any angler to come aboard, from novice fishermen and women to the most seasoned of pros. Children are particularly welcomed on board.

You will be fishing aboard the “Sea Reaper”, a 26 ft Mako center console that offers 360 degree fishability as well as ample storage space for your belongings as well as cooler space for your drinks and snacks. This meticulously maintained vessel is regularly restored to keep it in the best condition, and its two Suzuki motors provide a fast and reliable ride to the fishing grounds.

You will be fishing with conventional and spinning light tackle, using both live bait and artificial lures depending on the occasion and target species. On a four hour inshore trip, you will be targeting species such as Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead and Redfish, while longer trips could take you nearshore for Tarpon and Sharks, or further out for Red Snapper, Wahoo, or Mahi Mahi, among many others. Offshore fishing is seasonal. As well as tackling these species, you will have the chance to enjoy the area’s pristine surroundings as you travel to and from the fishing grounds, and benefit from the captain’s vast knowledge of this delicate ecosystem.

While Captain Christopher prefers to practice catch and release, he is happy to clean and fillet some fish for you at the end of the trip for your dinner.

Please note - the balance for the trip must be paid a day in advance so Captain Chris can make sure everything is perfect for you on the day of your fishing trip.



About the Captain

Chris Beckett
Indialantic, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
66 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2015
Captain Chris has fished his entire life heck it's what he does on his days off! He loves to catch fish but more than that he loves to see other people catch fish especially newbies and children. Captain Chris likes to impart his love of saltwater to others in every way possible he is an avid fisherman, diver, boater and just an all out salt water enthusiast. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton master license with multiple endorsements and has fished in central America including Honduras, the Bahamas, Haiti, Mexico,and extensively on the Gulf of Mexico as well as the east coast of Florida. Having been a captain in the oil field he has operated in all kinds of weather from hurricanes and tropical storms to northeasters and even been run over by a few water spouts and struck by lightning. His experience makes him a very versatile captain and fisherman, truth is there ain't much out there he hasn't seen or been through. He was even published in the Florida Sportsman magazine at age 6.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 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:
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Mangrove snapper 11-13 inch...good eats!
Nice 15 inch redfish.
Best trip we had so far.
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Noah L.
Melbourne, Florida
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Half day inshore fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore on August 27, 2017
We had a great experience with Capt Chris fishing the river and the canals. Capt Chris was friendly, attentive, and made the...
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Don E.
Pensacola, Florida
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Full day inshore trip with Capt. Chris

Half Day Trip - Inshore on February 20, 2017
Went on a full day inshore fishing trip and caught the limit plus had to release as many fish as e kept, Capt. Chris actually...
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Beka W.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Trip with Captain Chris

Half Day Trip - Inshore on February 27, 2017
Had a great trip with Capt. Chris, caught some awesome fish and had a great boat ride. He is a very knowledgeable Captain,...
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Sam Y.
Deerfield, New Hampshire
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Excellent Day on the Water

Half Day Trip - Inshore on February 20, 2017
Caught numerous amounts of fish. Saw dolphins. Captain definitely new where to fish.
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Edward L.
United States
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Best trip we had so far.

VERIFIED   Full Day - Trolling/Bottom Fishing on June 2, 2016
I never had a Captain work so hard to get us on fish. Even though it was a slow day we still caught fish. I would charter with...
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FAQs about Central Florida Sport Fishing

Central Florida Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 DayTrip - Inshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Central Florida Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Central Florida Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Central Florida Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Indian river lagoon)
  • Nearshore Fishing (up to 3 miles)
  • Reef Fishing (both artificial and natural)
  • Flats Fishing (Indian river lagoon)
  • Backcountry Fishing

Central Florida Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Central Florida Sport Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail
  • Whiting