Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters offers a great variety of trips to suit any taste, so join them to explore these rich Florida waters! Captain Tony Varano is a New Smyrna Beach native and has 25 years of experience as a captain, so you know you’re in great hands to get you on the fish.

The 42’ Egg Harbor sportfishing boat you will be using is powered by two 550 HP Detroit motors, getting you out to the perfect spot as soon as possible. All trips come with fishing licenses for all on board and all the tackle, rods, and bait you will need. Capt. Tony also has a first mate that will help keep you hooked up all day long.

From hitting inlets and bridges for Redfish, Tarpon, and Snapper, to heading offshore and hunting wrecks for Grouper and Mahi Mahi, Capt. Tony has got it all. Some of the world’s most popular inshore species live in these waters. Fish such as Tarpon and Jack Crevalle are always sure to put up a fight, while you can head offshore for the beautiful Sailfish or Mahi Mahi.

This means that you’ll get to use a range of fishing techniques, too. With all amenities on board, including live wells and tuna tubes, you’ll get to bottom fish, deep sea fish, troll, spin, jig, pop, drift, and even fly fish to make the memorable catch. The crew will be happy to clean your fish at the end of the trip if you choose to take any home for a well-earned dinner.

Along with his experience, Capt. Tony brings enthusiasm and love of fishing which will make every trip special. With trips ranging from 3–10 hours, from inshore to offshore, targeting such a diverse range of species, you will not be disappointed.

Join Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters and prepare to have an unforgettable time in these prolific waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Sportfishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    On this trip, you can make it to the Gulf Stream where the big boys play! Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, are just some of what to expect.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Mahi Mahi
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 30
    $1,400
    It's springtime, and that means that the Mahi Mahi are here. These are a migratory species that will be running from the Keys up the coast. These fish travel in big schools and tend to be very aggressive, so be prepared for a good test. It will all be worth it, though, as you're in for a real treat at the end of the day if you cook them.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Sportfishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,200
    On this trip, you can do both bottom fishing and trolling. Likely catch is Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, etc.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Sportfishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    On this trip you'll be hitting some of the many reefs and wrecks we have available.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Sportfishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    Fishing many of the available reefs an wrecks.
  • Private trip
    Shark fishing on Hog Tide
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $800
    We'll be catching a variety of sharks near the inlet or behind the shrimp boats.
  • Private trip
    Shark fishing on Hog Tide (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    Catching a variety of sharks near inlet an behind shrimp boats. On the Sportfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore/Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    A typical 6 hour trip will take you fishing for a variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Snapper, and more. On calmer day, you'll venture further out, giving you access to even more fish to target.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Fishing docks, bridges, and backcountry.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – River (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 1
    $400
    On this half day river fishing trip, you can expect to catch a variety of fish living near the docks, bridges, and inlets around the bays of New Smyrna. Expect to target Snook, Snapper, Redfish, Tarpon, Sheepshead, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore/Bridge (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Mar 20
    $300
    This morning trip will see you target the fish in their favorite habitat in the inshore waters. Species such as Redfish, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper live around bridges and other places they can feed and hide, and you'll be looking to reel one of them in, along with the prestigious Tarpon or Shark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore/Bridge (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Mar 20 (Wed)
    $300
    During this affordable trip, you will spend the afternoon targeting inshore species that congregate and live around the inlets and bridges nearby bays and rivers. You'll be looking to hook fish such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and the prized Tarpon and Sharks.
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About the Captain

Tony Varano
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
173 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2015
Born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Capt. Tony has only ever known fishing. He feels that it was inevitable that, in this fishing town, he would become a captain. He's now accrued over 25 years of experience and enjoys sharing his passion with every guest. He is proud that his boat enables him to operate more efficiently on the waters than some of the bigger sportfishing boats, providing more quality time on the water for customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Egg Harbor (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 550HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Captain Tony and 1st mate Brett
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Half day inland trip with Tony
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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8hr off shore trip with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Sportfishing Trip on April 23, 2021
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Give your family the perfect gift, Shark Fishing with Tony, and Brett.

VERIFIED   Shark fishing on Hog Tide (PM) on December 28, 2020
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – River (AM) on February 23, 2021
We booked a 4 hour fishing trip for 4 of us.  Captain Tony was very friendly and helped with everything. We had little experience...
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FAQs about Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters

Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore/Bridge (AM) (3 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore/Bridge (PM) (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – River (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Inshore/Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Shark fishing on Hog Tide (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Shark fishing on Hog Tide (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Sportfishing Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Sportfishing Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Sportfishing Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 10 Hour Sportfishing Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,400 per day per group - 10 Hour Trip – Mahi Mahi (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Tarpon