Visit Fishy Business Charters and come aboard the "Fishy Business," a spacious boat with a friendly crew that will provide comfortable and exciting opportunities to fish out of Ponce Inlet. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned angler, you will have an action-packed fishing experience. Come join Captain Wayne Hardy and have a memorable experience on the water!

The Fishy Business is a 35’ Carolina Classic offshore sport fishing boat, a sturdy vessel that can carry up to 6 anglers and that runs on two 480 HP Volvo Penta engines. She uses comprehensive navigation electronics to make movement on the sea safe and quick, is equipped with outriggers and a livewell, and has also got a toilet.

The boat also features air-conditioning and an icebox. To make the service even better, there will be a first mate on board to give you any help you may need.

The species you can go after include Mahi Mahi, Great Barracuda, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, and many more. Using both light and heavy tackle, you will catch them by bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, and trolling. If you want, you can keep all the fish you catch to take home. Kids are welcome to join the trip, so feel free to bring them along!

Your captain takes care of all the fishing gear, licenses, as well as fish cleaning and filleting, so just bring your food and drinks and you’ll be ready to start your adventure.

Come to Ponce Inlet and have a great fishing experience together with Fishy Business Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    This trip is for the angler that wants it all! You and the crew will have the time to put in to make the most of a full day of trolling and bottom fish between 30-60+ miles offshore. This trip gives you the options to maximize your fishing time. You will troll and bottom fish for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, and so much more.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    This trip gets you out fishing 30-50 miles offshore around the edge of the rich waters of the Gulf Stream. You will enjoy a combination of trolling and bottom fishing and will target Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Grouper, Amberjack, and various types of Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,150
    Spend 8 hours on the water fishing between 15-30 miles offshore. Have fun combining trolling and bottom fishing as you target King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Triggerfish, and a variety of Snapper.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    A perfect 6 hour trip for anglers who don't have time for a full day, but want to spend a little extra time on the water. This trip offers a combo of trolling and bottom fishing at a range of 6-20 miles. You will target King Mackerel, Barracuda, Cobia, and a variety of bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $850
    This 6 hour trip is the perfect choice for those anglers who don't have the time for a full day trip. You'll enjoy a combo of bottom fishing and trolling at a distance of 6-20 miles from shore. Some of the species you will target include Barracuda, King Mackerel, Cobia, and various bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    This trip will see you explore waters between 1-6 miles from shore to target Sharks! Some species you may encounter include Tiger Shark, Hammerhead, Blacktip, Blacknose, Sandbar, Spinner, Finetooth, Atlantic Sharpnose, and Nurse Sharks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $700
    This is a bottom fishing trip targeting Sharks! Start your trip in the afternoon and go 1-6 miles nearshore to encounter species such as Hammerhead, Tiger, Blacknose, Blacktips, Sandbar, Finetooth, Spinner, Atlantic Sharpnose, as well as Nurse Shark.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    A perfect trip for first-timers or if you just don't have the time for a full day. This trip offers a combo of trolling and bottom fishing at a range of 6-15 miles from shore. You'll target King Mackerel, Barracuda, Cobia, and a variety of bottom fish without traveling too far.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    This trip is an excellent choice for those fishing for the first time or those who just don't have the time for a full day. It combines trolling and bottom fishing at a distance of 6-15 miles. You will be chasing Barracuda, King Mackerel, Cobia, and various bottom without travelling too far from shore.
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About the Captain

Wayne Hardy
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2021
Captain Wayne has got an absolute obsession for the outdoors, whether it be the woods of the Rockies or the shallows of the Florida Keys. He discovered offshore fishing out of Ponce Inlet at the age of 16 and has not left it since. The captain loves the sunrise while cruising the ocean to the fishing spot and the excitement of catching the unexpected. That is what drives him as a fisherman and to provide the best experience he can for his clients.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Carolina Classic (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 480HP Volvo Penta engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Amanda M.
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Father's Day Trip

5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 20, 2021
These fellas are truly some stand up guys!! Captain Wayne and his first mate made sure to make our trip one to remember!...
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
Captain Wayne and his First Mate Trey are great! Wayne is passionate about his job and making it a great experience. My two...
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Hurdle Mills, NC
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 13, 2021
Enjoyed my fishing trip with Wayne and trey. Nailed king mackerels and one Bonita.  Trip was cut short unfortunately due to...
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Owen L.
Apopka, FL
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Fishing with Captain Wayne and Trey

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream on June 6, 2021
These guys are world class fisherman and true outdoorsman. And a hell of a lot of fun to fish with and talk to.
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8 hour trip with Captain Wayne

3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 4, 2021
We had an amazing day out of the water. We had a group of 6 ladies and Captain Wayne took us right to the fish!! If I could...
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FAQs about Fishy Business Charters

Fishy Business Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishy Business Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishy Business Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fishy Business Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fishy Business Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishy Business Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo