Make some memories in New Smyrna Beach and go fishing with Snap Decision Charters. With Captain Chris at the helm, you’ll benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

These waters are known for Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Great Barracuda, Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Gray Triggerfish, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Gag Grouper, Blacktip Shark, Amberjack, and more – with any luck, you’ll find out for yourself!

For these species, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using heavy tackle.
The fish caught are yours to keep, provided they’re within size and bag limits. Catch cleaning is available, so you can take your fish home to eat. Want to save your catch for later date?  Ask your captain about our vacuum sealing and shipping options.

You’ll be casting lines from a 26’ Dusky with space for 4 passengers. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Rods, reels, and tackle are ready for you, along with lures. Live bait is available, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

There’s no need to buy a fishing license, just show up ready for a good time! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Kids, age 7 and up, are welcome, so the whole family can come and unplug for the day!  Remember to bring snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach!

A few items you’ll want to bring include sunglasses, a hat, sunblock (non-spray), and bottled water. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. 

And that’s it! Your fishing trip with Snap Decision Charters is just a click away.

Be sure to ask about our "Catch of the Day" T-shirt contest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $450
    Depending on the season, can fish within a few miles from shore or up to 10 miles from shore.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $550
    Up to 10 miles from shore, fishing manmade and natural reefs (Up to 4 Anglers) Targeting Cobia, King Mackerel, Snapper, Barracuda and Shark
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $650
    Depending on the season, can fish within a few miles from shore or up to 10 miles from shore.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $750
    Up to 30 miles + offshore. Will fish the natural bottom, wrecks, and gulf stream (Up to 4 Anglers) Targeting Cobia, King Mackerel, Snapper, Barracuda, Shark, Triggerfish, Seabass, Mahi, and Grouper.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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John S.
Centertown, KY
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on August 4, 2023
Took my boys out with captain Chris. Had a great time!!  Great boat. Great captain. My 7 year old made a comment on the boat...
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Joann S.
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Sharks, Mackerel, Dolphins, Trolling, Deep Sea Fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 14, 2023
Had a fantastic time fishing with Snap Decisions Charters. Captain Chris really went out of his way to make sure we were hitting...
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Kathy E.
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on April 25, 2024
The captain did an amazing job at providing a great trip for my family. My grandson is still smiling and talking non stop about...
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Joshua C.
Trenton, NJ
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5 Hour Charter with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 13, 2023
Fishing with Snap Decision Charters was amazing! Captain Chris had us out on the water catching fish as quickly as possible...
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Daniel Z.
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on April 2, 2024
Went off shore fishing with Captain Chris and had the best time by all. Took home over 17 fish and caught dozens more. Look...
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FAQs about Snap Decision Charters

Snap Decision Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Sharks (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Sharks (6 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Snap Decision Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Snap Decision Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Vac Seal and Shipping Available (fees apply))
  • Fishing License

Snap Decision Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Snap Decision Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Snap Decision Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Chris Lewis
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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9 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2022
New Smyrna Beach native, grew up on the Intracoastal waterway learning to fish for Trout, Redfish, and Snook. I got my first boat at the age of 14 where I expanded my knowledge of the backwaters of Edgewater through Oak Hill and the flats of Mosquito Lagoon. As I got older I was able to get bigger boats which lead me offshore where the broader variety of larger fish made me want to primarily spend my time off the coast outside of Ponce Inlet.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Dusky (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Vac Seal and Shipping Available (fees apply)
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Children Under 7 Years Old
No Smoking
Vape Pens are Permitted - No Cannabis
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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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