Close Encounters Fishing Charters
One of our top picks in Orlando. Here in Central Florida we have a magnificently diverse ecosystem right at our back door. From the inlets and the beaches to the creeks and bays of Lagoon, to the beautiful lakes and rivers centralized around Orlando, our rivers and estuaries are known worldwide for some of the best fishing anywhere in the world.
Our beautiful estuary hosts magnificent wildlife and offers a glorious experience just cruising upon its waters. Daily encounters of Dolphins, Manatees, Sharks, Birds, Wild Boar and Alligators make it fun for anyone. The fantastic fishing is just a bonus.
Fishing aboard a 17ft Ranger Phantom skiff with a 70 HP Yamah engine, live bait tank and navigational electronics, Capt. Xavier will guide you through the bays and flats around Orlando. The boat’s exceptionally shallow draft, total lack of hull slap at any wind angle and solid beam-to-beam stability ensures an incredibly smooth ride around the shallow waters of the Space Coast. On top of that, it has an incredibly spacious deck and cockpit for a boat of its size, with plenty of room for two anglers plus the captain, although it is possible to have up to four people total on board when necessary.
Close Encounters Fishing Charters will be able to lead you to a variety of species all year round. Largemouth Bass, Redfish and Trout don’t have an off season in the area, while Tarpon, Snook, Flounder, Snapper, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Sharks and other species can also be targeted. Whether you are a light tackle angler who wants to battle trophy fish on the flats, a tackle tester who wants to push fishing rods to the limit at the inlet on bruiser fish, or someone who wants to catch a trophy Bass on a topwater plug, we are your guide service.
Here in Central Florida we have a magnificently diverse ecosystem right at our back door. From the inlets and the beaches to the creeks and bays of Lagoon, to the beautiful lakes and rivers centralized around Orlando, our rivers and estuaries are kno
About this listing
Ranger (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 70HP yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.
20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, PayPal.
About the Captain
Member since June 2015
Orlando Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on April 1, 2017
Very helpful fun trip. Dont let the little looking boat fool you. Plenty of room for the 4 of us. We had a great time fishing for 4 hours. Caught betweem thw 4 of us is say close to 20 fish.
Fished April 2017Fished April 1, 2017Jeremy Woodcock recommends Close Encounters Fishing Charters
Went fishing on March 11, 2017
Very knowledgeable friendly and helpful. Dropped us on the fish multiple times.
Fished March 2017Fished March 11, 2017Alan Lunardi recommends Close Encounters Fishing Charters
Went fishing on March 4, 2017
Awesome experience. Captain was there well ahead of time and prepared with the boat in the water as to get the experience on its way quickly. Besides taking me to multiple locations on the lake, he explained what drew him to those spots. I caught multiple largemouth bass on the trip and the excitement started with a catch on the FIRST cast!!!. Great weather, great catches, and a great experience all provided by the captain. Will definitely do this again next time I’m in Orlando
Fished March 2017Fished March 4, 2017Replied to this review on March 5, 2017
It was a pleasure having you on the boat, looking forward to our next trip!Mo Jacob recommends Close Encounters Fishing Charters
Replied to this review on March 5, 2017
It was a pleasure having you on the boat, looking forward to our next trip!
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