Southern Thunder Charters

There’s a fish with your name on it in Melbourne Beach, and Southern Thunder Charters will help you catch it! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Bryan knows them forwards and back.

Around here, it’s common to catch Amberjack, Great Barracuda, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Sailfish, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Gray Triggerfish, African Pompano Jack, Grouper, and more if conditions are right. During the trip, you might be trolling or bottom fishing. Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. Now that’s dinner!

You’ll be casting lines from a 31’ SeaVee with a capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with outriggers, downriggers, and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. Capt. Bryan will provide rods and reels for you. Live bait is available, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself. The charter boat covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time!

Families who love fishing together will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available. Some essentials to bring are snacks, drinks, sunblock (non-spray), and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but avoid hard liquor and glass bottles. Keep in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Now, come aboard with Southern Thunder Charters and get hooked!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,000
    You will fish inshore, including the inlet and river, for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and more. All gear and fishing licenses are provided.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,000
    You will fish inshore, including the inlet and river, for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and more. All gear and fishing licenses are provided.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,000
    Spend a full day out on these offshore waters, and get ready to hook the catch of a lifetime! Capt. Bryan will have you trolling for a variety of big game species – this could include anything from Mahi Mahi to the mighty Sailfish, as well as other species such as Cobia and King Mackerel. We could bottom fish for some Grouper and Snapper as well. You let us know what you want to fish for. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,000
    Spend a full day out on these offshore waters, and get ready to hook the catch of a lifetime! Capt. Bryan will have you trolling for a variety of big game species – this could include anything from Mahi Mahi to the mighty Sailfish, as well as other species such as Cobia and King Mackerel. We could bottom fish for some Grouper and Snapper as well. You let us know what you want to fish for. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,400
    You will fish inshore for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and more. All gear and fishing licenses are provided.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,400
    Spend a full day out on these offshore waters, and get ready to hook the catch of a lifetime! Capt. Bryan will have you trolling for a variety of big game species – this could include anything from Mahi Mahi to the mighty Sailfish, as well as other species such as Cobia and King Mackerel. If trolling isn't your thing the captain can put you on some bottom fishing hot spots to target Snapper, Grouper, and many more. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on July 6, 2024
My wife and I had a great experience, they made sure we didn’t leave without a fish! 100 % would recommend and will continue...
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FAQs about Southern Thunder Charters

Southern Thunder Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Thunder Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Southern Thunder Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Southern Thunder Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Southern Thunder Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Thunder Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Bryan Mincey
Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
84 Fishing Reports
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228 Customer reviews
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Member since September 2017
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I have been fishing since I was a small boy with my Dad. I remember waking up every Saturday to go wade fishing with my Dad or watching Flip Pallet on his TV show "Walkers Cay Chronicles." Ever since then, I have wanted to be a fishing guide. I love sharing my knowledge of fishing with others and seeing the big smile on their face when they reel in a big one!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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:

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American Express

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