Tug Of War Charters

North Causeway
New Smyrna Beach FL, United States

Spend a great day on the water with Tug of War Charters. If you are a novice, this could be the best introduction you can get; if you are already experienced, now is the time to level up. With the knowledgeable Captain Randy Kraft by your side, you will experience Florida’s east coast from a different perspective.

Capt. Randy is a full-time USCG licensed captain who was born and raised in the area. Described by his clients as “laid back, easy going, and a true gentleman,” he will make sure you have a great time on his boat. With his lifelong fishing experience, he knows exactly where to find the catch – and you can also learn interesting details about the local history.

Your trip will take place on a 22’ bay boat that was restored in 2017. Powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine, the boat will quickly take you to your fishing spot. In case a very feisty fish starts biting your bait, there is also a fighting chair to help you out in the duel.

You will mostly target inshore and nearshore species such as Tarpon, Bull Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Snapper, Grouper, and Blacktip Shark. If you want to enjoy the taste of your catch, Capt. Randy will clean and bag it for you.

Tug of War Charters invites everyone with a positive attitude who wants to have fun. Whether you are a family with children or a group of friends, you are welcome to join Capt. Randy. Trips are available year round, you only need to decide when you want your adventure to start!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Take your time and make the most out of your day on the water. A longer trip offers more opportunities for catching fish and gives you more time to switch between fishing techniques. Dress in layers since the mornings can be chilly.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 325
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Start your adventure early and catch the best fish. As the mornings can be chilly, we advise to dress in layers. You will be fishing the jetties, bridges, docks, and mangrove forests of the surrounding area's hot spots.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This 3 hour trip is a perfect short introduction if this is your first time fishing. You will mostly target Tarpon, Snook, Snapper, Sheepshead, and Cobia. Fishing equipment, fresh water, and sunscreen are provided. You just need to bring your camera to capture the best moments.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (Evening)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Visit fishing hot spots and get ready to have some fun on the water. A short trip is a great idea if this is your first time fishing. Captain Randy will provide all the necessary equipment and make sure you learn a thing or two about fishing.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Take a slow morning and start your adventure after lunch. You can catch Snook, Tarpon, Sheepshead, or Snapper. Kids especially love this trip. As the sun will be high, bring a hat and a pair of sunglasses. And of course, don’t forget your camera.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum
Cobia
Grouper (Goliath)

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Tarpon

Boat Specs

Offshore (Bay boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

About the Captain

Randy Kraft
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Member since February 2016
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Captain Randy Kraft is a true local – he was born and raised in Florida and has spent his entire life fishing the waters of the Sunshine State. He started his life outdoors by swimming with alligators in ponds and hanging out with Sharks on the surf. Capt. Randy is a full-time captain and he's incredibly passionate about passing on his knowledge and love of nature and the outdoors to everyone he meets. He has great respect for the wildlife and loves explaining what's going on in the water and the local history.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Joseph Calabrese
Ocala, Florida
 5.00
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Tug on it.

VERIFIED   May 23, 2018
Capt Randy is the most knowlegable waterman in this area. He knows where the fish hide and how to get them in the boat. Great...
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Josh Berryhill
Saint Cloud, FL
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Half day trip with Capt Randy

VERIFIED   June 16, 2018
Had a great time. Caught my biggest bull red to date.
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Lawrence Wilson
Orlando, FL
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VERIFIED   March 21, 2018
Capt mike is a great guy and really know what he’s doing. We caught the biggest black drum ever. Overall a great and...
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