Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters

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Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters offers a great variety of trips to suit any taste. From hitting inlets and bridges for Redfish, Tarpon, and Snapper, to heading offshore and hunting wrecks for Grouper and Mahi Mahi, they’ve got it all. You’ll be looked after by Captain Tony Varano, who is a New Smyrna Beach native and has 25 years of experience as a captain, therefore you know you’re in safe hands to get you on the fish.

The 26’ Palmetto center console you will be using is powered by two 300 HP Mercury motors, steering you to a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots to get 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 class mate that will help keep you hooked up all day long. He’ll also be available to clean your fish at the end of the trip if you choose to take any home for a well-earned dinner.

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.

Along with his experience, Capt. Tony brings enthusiasm and love of fishing which will make every trip special. All navigation and safety features possible are on board, to ensure for a productive and secure voyage. With trips ranging from 3–10 hours, from inshore to offshore, targeting such a diverse range of species, you will not be disappointed with Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters.


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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,100
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    An absolute must for experienced anglers, this trip will take you to as many reefs and wrecks inshore as you could imagine, before heading out offshore to target some of the bigger, more exotic fish. Inshore, ... More
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    A full-day trip gives you the opportunity to hit the wrecks and the reefs, fishing for inshore species, as well as getting a little bit further out to target some of the pelagic species. These waters have ... More
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Mahi Mahi
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 30 Dec
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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, ... More
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Sailfish
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 31 Dec
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Follow the Sailfish migration and target these beautiful, exotic fish that live offshore. You'll head out into the open ocean, trolling using custom-rigged bait that these fish love to eat. These fish ... More
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Reef (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Feb - 1 Apr
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    On this awesome 5 hour adventure, you will be fishing a number of the artificial reefs an wrecks in the nearby inlets. You can expect to catch Snapper, Seabass, Grouper, and a variety of other seasonal ... More
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    With this trip, you can expect to catch the numerous species of shark that are native to eastern Florida. You'll get to experience drag screaming, with the rod bending, as you struggle to reel in a Blacktip, Bull, or Bonnethead Shark.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Test your strength against the mighty Blacktip, Bull or Bonnethead Sharks that inhabit the nearshore and inshore waters off the coast of New Smyrna Beach. These guys are sure to put up a fight as you try ... More
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Wreck (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Fish a few of the numerous wrecks and dive sights in the bays and nearshore waters off the eastern Florida coast. You'll be light trolling to attract species such as King Mackerel, Barracuda, and Amberjack, among others.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Wreck (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Try your hand at trolling some wrecks to catch as many fish as possible. Fish love to hide and feed off different debris in the water and so you'll be fishing some of the hottest spots in the ocean. Cobia, ... More
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – River (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 1 Dec
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Jun - 31 Jan (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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 ... More
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore/Bridge (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Mar (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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 ... More
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sailfish

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

Boat Specs

Pro Sports (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 450HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
34 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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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.

About the Captain

Tony Varano
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 81 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Jan M. R.
CHAMPIONS GT, FL
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Sailfish trip

VERIFIED   October 29, 2018
We hired Capt. Tony Varano for a Sailfish trip. The weather forecast looked good compared to the week before, and that’s...
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 5.00
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Outstanding day

VERIFIED   May 25, 2018
My wife and I booked a half day trip for a Monday, Capt. Tony called to say weather offshore would not be good,  suggested...
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Longwood, FL
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Half day and full day offshore trips with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   August 17, 2018
We went on two trips with Captain Tony and both trips were non stop action. Within minutes of putting lines in the water we...
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Aaron F.
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 5.00
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3 HR with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   August 9, 2018
Captain Tony did a great job setting us up with rods, bait, and a few pointers.  We were getting bites within minutes! ...
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Afternoon awesomeness

VERIFIED   NEW  December 30, 2018
Capt Tony has us on kings and we got our first sailfish.  Great day iout with my sons and buddies.
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