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 23’ 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
    2 hour Inshore River/ Bridges (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 16
    US $200
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters of New Smyrna!!! Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. 2 hours is plenty of time to fish and experience the surrounding wildlife, including getting very close to dolphins and manatees! All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    2 hour Inshore River/Bridges (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $200
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters of New Smyrna!!! Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. 2 hours is plenty of time to fish and experience the surrounding wildlife, including getting very close to dolphins and manatees! All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    2 hour Inshore River/Bridges (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $200
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters of New Smyrna!!! Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. 2 hours is plenty of time to fish and experience the surrounding wildlife, including getting very close to dolphins and manatees! All gear and tackle, live bait as well as your fishing license, are included.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    2 hour Inshore River/Bridges (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $200
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters of New Smyrna!!! Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. 2 hours is plenty of time to fish and experience the surrounding wildlife, including getting very close to dolphins and manatees! All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    3 hour Inshore River/Bridges (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $300
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters of New Smyrna Beach!!! Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. 3 hours is plenty of time to fish and experience the surrounding wildlife, including getting very close to dolphins and manatees! All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    3 hour Inshore River/Bridges (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 16
    US $300
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters of New Smyrna Beach!!! Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. 3 hours is plenty of time to fish and experience the surrounding wildlife, including getting very close to dolphins and manatees! All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included.
  • Private trip
    3 hour Inshore River/Bridges (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $300
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters of New Smyrna Beach!!! Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. 3 hours is plenty of time to fish and experience the surrounding wildlife, including getting very close to dolphins and manatees! All gear and tackle, as well as your fishing license, are included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore River/Inlet (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters along the east coast of Florida. The charter serves New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, Edgewater, and the surrounding areas. Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. You can also start this trip at 6:00 p.m. Guaranteed to see dolphins and/or manatees on this trip.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore River/Inlet (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    US $400
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters along the east coast of Florida. The charter serves New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, Edgewater, and the surrounding areas. Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. You can also start this trip at 6:00 a.m. Guaranteed to see dolphins and/or manatees on this trip.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Inshore River/Inlet (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    Tug Of War Charters invites you to join Captain Randy Kraft on the waters along the east coast of Florida. The charter serves New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, Edgewater, and the surrounding areas. Captain Randy provides unique fishing charter experiences for anglers of all skills and ages. You can also start this trip at 6:00 p.m. Guaranteed to see dolphins and/or manatees on this trip.
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Whiting
    Whiting
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FAQs about Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach

Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 hour Inshore River/ Bridges (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $200 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 hour Inshore River/Bridges (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $200 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 hour Inshore River/Bridges (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $200 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 hour Inshore River/Bridges (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 hour Inshore River/Bridges (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 hour Inshore River/Bridges (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 hour Inshore River/Bridges (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Inshore River/Inlet (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Inshore River/Inlet (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour – Inshore River/Inlet (AM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box 2 coolers

Trips booked with Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (water)
  • Fishing License

Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging (December)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Randy Kraft
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
103 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
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. Captain Randy runs two different boats and can accommodate larger groups.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

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
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
December
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
2 coolers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
water
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
5 years and up
You Keep 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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