As seen on Addictive Fishing! Ferg’s Guide Service welcomes you to New Smyrna Beach. Have an enjoyable and exciting day on the water as you fish Florida’s productive grounds and observe beautiful nature. Skilled and friendly anglers, Captains Austin and Cole Ferguson will take you to various inshore and nearshore locations, including the backcountry, reefs, and wrecks, and do their best to help you make a great catch. Book today and secure yourself a fun fishing experience with Ferg’s Guide Service!

You’ll fish from a 22’ Pathfinder bay boat that can accommodate up to 4 guests. It runs a 200 HP Yamaha V6 engine, uses GPS, fishfinder, and radio systems for navigation, and is equipped with a wireless trolling motor. The boat also has an ice-box and a livewell.

There’s a wide and excellent choice of fish to catch. You can go after Snapper, Blacktip Shark, Tarpon, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, as well as many more species. Using light or heavy tackle, you’ll catch them by trolling, spinning, as well as bottom, fly, and drift fishing. All you reel in is yours to keep if you wish. Children are welcome to join on board, so don’t hesitate about bringing them along.

The crew will provide you with all the fishing gear except for fly fishing. You’re also covered for fishing licenses, live bait, lures, as well as drinks, so you’ll just need to bring some food before you depart. You can also have your catch cleaned and filleted at no extra charge.

Hop aboard and enjoy a fine day’s fishing with Ferg’s Guide Service.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Booking a full day trip will allow you and the crew more time to find the fish. You will have the option to fish some of the nearshore wrecks and reefs for Cobia, King Mackerel, multiple species in the Snapper family, and much more. The other option is to stay inshore in search of Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Sheepshead, Tarpon, and more. The season determines targeted species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    On a 5-hour trip, you will fish the inlets, Intracoastal, beach, or nearshore wrecks. You will be targeting species such as Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, and Snapper to name a few.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Ever wondered what it's like to battle a Shark? If so, this is the trip where you can find out! These apex predators are always ready to fight, making this trip exciting and memorable.
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About the Charter Operator

Austin & Cole Ferguson
Port Orange, Florida, United States
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62 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2021
Captains Austin and Cole Ferguson welcome you to their charter in New Smyrna Beach and offer to take you fishing to many different inshore and nearshore spots. Wherever you go, the productive waters will offer you plenty of various species to reel in and return home with a fine catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha V6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift 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
Lures
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Dane C.
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Full day inshore fishing.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 26, 2021
Capt. Cole went out of his way to help us when it seemed everything was against us in getting in a Bucket List fishing trip....
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Ashley G.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
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Humble but knows how to put you on some fish!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 25, 2021
Captain Cole was awesome! He had us on fish immediately. When I charter (about once a year in this area) I have only done offshore....
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HALF DAY TRIP WITH FERG’S GUIDE SERVICE

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on February 19, 2021
What a great way to start my last full day of vacation.  I let my guide Cole know I just wanted to catch redfish, flounder...
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5 Hour Trip on February 6, 2021
I recently booked a charter with fergs guide service and was very pleased with the outcome of the trip. From the minute I stepped...
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VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on November 18, 2021
Great experience!! We were well taken care of throughout the entire trip and I was impressed with Austin’s knowledge and...
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FAQs about Ferg's Guide Service

Ferg's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Shark Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ferg's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ferg's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Ferg's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Ferg's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ferg's Guide Service include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail