CFL Charters are lucky to be located close to some of the best fishing grounds in the world – Daytona Beach! Boasting the largest offshore reef and wreck system on the East Coast and easy access to Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach, a fishing trip here takes your vacation to the next level.

Head out with Captain Leon Somers, who has been fishing these waters all his life. He’ll take you to all the best spots for a variety of fish aboard a 24’ Everglades center console. She can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests and comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor, and a live well. There’s also a portable toilet to make longer trips more comfortable.

In waters as diverse as these are, a great catch is all but guaranteed. Stay closer to shore and you’ll hook into Tarpon, Black Drum, Redfish, and Snook. On longer trips, you’ll take advantage of the incredible reef system to go after the likes of Snapper, Sea Bass, Grouper, Cobia, and Sharks.

Not only will Capt. Leon help you track down a trophy catch, but he’ll also bring along top-notch equipment. You’ll find Open Face spinning reels and Penn and Tiger rods on board. At the end of the trip, the first mate is happy to clean and fillet your catch. He works hard to make sure you have a good time and tips are appreciated.

Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you’re ready to head out on your adventure. See just how fast and furious Daytona Beach is aboard CFL Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Near/Inshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $350
    Head out for 3 hours of incredible inshore fishing in the waters surrounding Daytona Beach! Capt. Leon Somers takes you into the world-famous Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, and Spruce Creek to land trophy fish. Hook Tarpon, Redfish, Black Drum, and Snook with top-notch gear. All you'll need to bring are drinks and snacks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    Make the most of the morning bite and head out for 4 hours of offshore fishing in the waters surrounding Daytona Beach! You'll head about 10 miles out and search the reefs and wrecks for a variety of bottom-feeding fishing. You'll use gear and live bait provided by Capt. Leon and his first mate.
  • Private trip
    6hr 10-20 mile deep sea fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    Keeper trip!! The best fishing available!! Cherry picking.. lots to choose from!! From boats, concrete plies to natural reef slabs!! Let bring um home!! Ill clean and package them for you too!! Book today to reserve your morning!!
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FAQs about CFL Charters - Captain Leon

CFL Charters - Captain Leon offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $99 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Near/Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $99 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $99 per person after 2 guests - 6hr 10-20 mile deep sea fishing (6 hours)

When you book a trip with CFL Charters - Captain Leon, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet portable camping toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor i-pilot
  • Radio
  • Sonar

Trips booked with CFL Charters - Captain Leon include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

CFL Charters - Captain Leon offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

CFL Charters - Captain Leon offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with CFL Charters - Captain Leon include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Leon Somers
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
34 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
Captain Leon Somers was raised fishing and sailing on these waters. If you like the thrill of deep sea fishing, you should know that big fights are his specialty! He'll put his lifetime of local fishing and boating experience to good use as you explore world-famous inshore waters and the greatest reef and wreck system on Florida's eastern coast. Hop aboard!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Everglades 243 (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
portable camping toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
i-pilot
Radio

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Ages 5 and up, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Crew is happy to clean and package your 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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Caught fish
86%
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Eric L.
Oviedo, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Capt. Leon Summers

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on July 10, 2023
My God-sons are here from Ecuador. Marten(16yo) has come several times, but this is Mattie’s(7yo) first trip to the USA....
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Peter L.
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Great time out on the boat

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on April 10, 2024
Two tourists from Australia. Great time. Captain Leon was hilarious and very hands on. Guaranteed fish. Massive fish on the...
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Erin A.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Feb trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on February 10, 2024
We took a half day trip with Capt Leon. It was myself and my 13 year old son and his friend. Capt Leon was amazing and knew...
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Thomas R.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great captian

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on March 17, 2024
Got us on some monsters
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Jeff J.
Rockvale, TN
Excellent
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea on July 2, 2023
The best fishing trip in the world by far.we brought in 7 sharks.lost 4 because they were too Big. Caught multiple smaller...
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