Tug Of War – New Smyrna Beach

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
    4 Hour Shark Trip 7AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    On a shark trip you specifically target Sharks. You will also commonly catch big Red Drum, bottom rays, Goliath Grouper and Tarpon. You can schedule these trips from 7AM to 11AM and typically the closer you fish to the beach, the better. We catch Sharks of all sizes ranging from 2ft to 14ft and all types. The way we fish is by using 3 larger rods that soak big baits for sharks and we will have 2 smaller rods going to catch small fish such as Croakers and Whiting to pass the time while waiting for a Shark.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore River/Inlet Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore River/Inlet Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore River/Inlet Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore River/Inlet Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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.
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About the Captain

Randy Kraft
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
34 Customer Reviews
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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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Tarpon 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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Christopher S.
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4 Hour trip with Captain Randy Kraft

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Once again, Captain Randy Kraft delivered another fantastic day on the water filled with laughs and of course, FISH!!! ...
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Captain Randy was absolutely amazing! This was our first experience with salt water fishing - our 11 year old son is...
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VERIFIED   March 5, 2020
On time,prepared,experienced, friendly and professional throughout the whole trip Caught a nice batch of fish and left...
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Excellent!

VERIFIED   November 25, 2019
What a great fishing trip! We caught a giant red, several nice size black drums, snappers, jacks, blue fish. Fantastic time...
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Sharking with Captain Randy!

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
Captain Randy was very friendly and very knowledgeable. He knew right where the fish were, and he really taught me and my daughter...
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