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 23’ Hurricane boat with a 250 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 4 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!
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About the Captain
About this listing
Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days 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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
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FAQs about Close Encounters Fishing Charters
- $325 per group, additional $99 per person after 1 guest - 3 Hour Trip – Freshwater Artificial (3 hours)
- $450 per group, additional $99 per person after 1 guest - 3 Hour Trip – Freshwater Live Bait (3 hours)
- $525 per group, additional $99 per person after 1 guest - 5 Hour Trip – Freshwater (LiveBait) (5 hours)
- $625 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Saltwater (5 hours)
- $700 per group, additional $99 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Saltwater (7 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Wireless Trolling Motor
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Drinks (Water)
- Fishing License
- Fly Fishing Equipment
- River Fishing (St. Johns)
- Lake Fishing (Orlando Lakes)
- Inshore Fishing (Titusville)
- Nearshore Fishing (5 miles)
- Flats Fishing (Mosquito Lagoon)
- Backcountry Fishing (Space Coast)
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Kite Fishing
- Bass (Largemouth)
- Black Drum
- Grouper (Goliath)
- Jack Crevalle
- Shark (Blacktip)
- Shark (Hammerhead)
- Snapper (Mangrove)
- Spotted Seatrout