Keep'n It Salty Guide Service

Keep’n It Salty Guide Service offers inshore fishing charters in the New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, and Ponce Inlet area. Starting out of New Smyrna Beach, you and Captain Matt Brockman will have a lovely time chasing many different inshore, nearshore, as well as backcountry fish. Captain Matt has grown up in and around the waters in the area and has a lifetime of knowledge in the fishery as he is a second-generation fisherman. Allow him to guide you to the best fishing in this part of Florida!

Your adventure will take place on a 22’ Sea Chaser bay boat. It can sit up to 4 guests, uses Garmin GPS, fishfinder, as well as radio (VHF), speakers, and runs on a 150 HP Yamaha engine. It’s equipped with a livewell, a wireless trolling motor, and a cooler iced down!

You and Captain Matt will be targeting a great variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Snook, SeaTrout, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and more. You’ll attract them by spinning (or optional fly, must notify ahead of time for fly) fishing on both light and heavy tackle. Though you can keep your catch and take it home, the captain encourages you to release it and preserve this lovely fishery. Kids are welcome to join your trip.

Captain Matt supplies all the fishing equipment, live bait, lures, water, and fishing licenses. He even offers to clean and fillet your catch, free of charge. Just bring any food and drinks you like and get ready for lots of fun.

Keep’n It Salty Guide Service is waiting for you, join in and spend a wonderful fishing day in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $295
    Three hours of inshore fishing targeting Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Snapper, Sheepshead, or even sharks just to name a few species. A license, bait, and equipment are all included! The departure times and locations are flexible.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $295
    Three hours of inshore fishing. You will be targeting Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Snapper, Sheepshead, or even Shark, just to name a few. A license, bait, and equipment are all included! The departure times and locations are flexible. You also have an option for nighttime dock light fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Always wanted to catch a shark? Look no further! New Smyrna Beach has been dubbed the Shark bite capital of the world for a reason! Here in Ponce Inlet, there is a wide variety of sharks in all shapes and sizes! License, bait, and equipment are all provided! Departure time and location are flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    Always wanted to catch Shark? Look no further! New Smyrna Beach has been dubbed the Shark bite capital of the world for a reason. Here in Ponce Inlet, there is a wide variety of sharks in all shapes and sizes! A license, bait, and equipment are all provided! The departure time and location are flexible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $385
    4 hour inshore fishing trip; targeting Redfish, Trout, Snook, Flounder, Sheepshead, Snapper, and other species. License, bait/equipment is all provided! Just bring some snacks and drinks! *The departure times and locations are flexible
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $385
    A 4-hour inshore fishing trip. You will be targeting Redfish, Trout, Snook, Flounder, Sheepshead, Snapper, and other species. A license, bait, and equipment are all provided, just bring some snacks and drinks! The departure times and locations are flexible.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    This is a 5-hour inshore fishing trip going after Redfish, Snook, Trout, Flounder Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, sharks as well as other inshore species. License, bait/equipment all provided just bring some snacks and drinks! *Departure times and location are flexible*
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $525
    Enjoy 6 hours fishing! You'll be exploring the vast waterways from Daytona Beach to NSB and Edgewater; targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Snapper, Sheepshead, and many more. A license, bait, and equipment are all included! All you need to bring is lunch and drinks for the day. Departure times and locations are flexible. Option to stop for lunch on the water at one of our many local waterfront restaurants.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $695
    Full day inshore fishing for 8 hours. You'll be exploring the vast waterways from Daytona Beach to Edgewater targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Sheepshead, and many more inshore species. A license, bait, and equipment are all included! All you need to bring is lunch and drinks for the day! Departure times and locations are flexible. You have the option to stop for lunch on the water at one of our many local waterfront restaurants.
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About the Captain

Matt Brockman
Port Orange, Florida, United States
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Member since October 2021
Captain Matt has always had a passion for the outdoors from a very young age. Fishing has always been a large part of his life growing up in Central Florida fishing the neighborhood ponds for Bass as well as New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon as often as he could. He bought his first boat at the age of 14 and hasn’t been without one since. Inshore fishing also has a special part in Captain Matt's life, as he fished local Redfish tournaments since the age of 15 in the place where he grew up. In 2016, he moved to Tallahassee to attend college and discovered St. Marks and the Forgotten Coast. He fell in love with the incredible diverse fishery and ecosystem that this area of Florida has to offer. The captain has spent the last 5+ years exploring and learning this vast environment and decided this is where he would like to start his professional fishing career. Now Captain Matt would like to take all the knowledge he's acquired and share it with his clients!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Chaser (Bay boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Fly 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
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tight lines with Matt
Tight lines with Matt
First Wedding Anniversary
+5
Angler Rating
18
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Walker F.
United States
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Half day trip with captain Matt Brockman

4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on March 12, 2022
WOW. What an amazing experience. We started the day early with a beautiful sunrise and great scenery. We caught an assortment...
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Daniel C.
Orlando, Florida
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 28, 2022
Matt was a excellent guide highly recommend him! He even went out of his way to show me and my wife around and even got a picture...
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Carsten J.
United States
Excellent
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On time and professional

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) on May 22, 2022
We had a great experience with Captain Matt. He was a great guide and told us all about boating and local fishing. We would...
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Darrell K.
Ormond Beach, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Tight lines with Matt

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on May 3, 2022
Great 3 hour trip with Captain Matt; tons of action, lots of feeding the fish, a few tight lines and great scenery. You won’t...
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Ben H.
Rochester, Minnesota
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Half day trip with Captain Matt

4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on March 19, 2022
Being from MN and having lots of ice fishing trips without a single Bite Matt did a great job ensuring we stayed on fish. We...
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FAQs about Keep'n It Salty Guide Service

Keep'n It Salty Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $295 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $295 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $45 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $385 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $385 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (5 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $695 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Keep'n It Salty Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water is always included!)
  • Fishing License (Fully licenced charter!)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Keep'n It Salty Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Keep'n It Salty Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Keep'n It Salty Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon