In Central Florida, there’s a magnificently diverse ecosystem a stone’s throw away from Orlando. Close Encounters Fishing Charters will take you from the inlets and the beaches to the creeks and bays of Mosquito Lagoon, to the beautiful lakes and rivers centralized around Orlando. The rivers and estuaries are known worldwide for some of the best fishing anywhere in the world.
The beautiful estuary hosts magnificent wildlife and offers a glorious experience just cruising upon its waters. Daily encounters of Dolphins, Manatees, Sharks, birds, wild boars, and alligators make it fun for anyone. The fantastic fishing is just a bonus.
Fishing aboard a 17’ Ranger Phantom skiff with a 70 HP Yamaha 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 three anglers plus the captain.
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, Captain Xavier is the guide for you!
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Ranger (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.
Types of Fishing
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.
About the Captain
Member since June 2015
Orlando Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on August 1, 2018
The trip was the best the captain knows were the fish are and the bite was great very experience in how to make them bite do the trip again in a heartbeat thanks Xavier
Fished August 2018Fished August 1, 2018Replied to this review on August 1, 2018
It was a pleasure having you on the boat Mark, looking forward to our next trip!Mark Fair recommends Close Encounters Fishing Charters
Replied to this review on August 1, 2018
It was a pleasure having you on the boat Mark, looking forward to our next trip!
Went fishing on July 19, 2018
Fished July 2018Fished July 19, 2018Gerardo Gloria recommends Close Encounters Fishing Charters
Went fishing on May 18, 2018
The weather had been iffy all week but it cleared just long enough for a great day with Captain Xavier. We had a wonderful time, caught quite a few black drum, red fish and catfish. Captain Xavier was always sharing is knowledge of the area and wildlife. I would recommend him to anyone.
Fished May 2018Fished May 18, 2018recommends Close Encounters Fishing Charters