Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters

147 reviews
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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 26’ Palmetto center console boat you will be using is powered by two 300 HP Mercury 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!



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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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, you can expect to target Redfish, Amberjack, and others, as well as the world's favorite gamefish, Tarpon. Offshore, you'll target whatever is migrating at the time, be it Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, or anything else.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 it all, and the longer you spend on the sea, the more chance you have of success in reeling 'em in.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Mahi Mahi
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 30
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 Trip – Sailfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 aren't around for long, so this opportunity is not to be missed.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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 species, including the "Silver King" – Tarpon. This trip is recommended for Spring Break.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    On 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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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 to reel 'em in, so be prepared for a big test.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Wreck (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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, Barracuda, and Amberjack are just some of the species you can expect to target here.
  • 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
    price breakdown
    $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 Mar 15 - Apr 1
    $300
    price breakdown
    $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 Oct 1 - May 1 (Wed)
    $300
    price breakdown
    $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
148 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

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
Deep Sea 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

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.
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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4.86
out of 5 stars from 147 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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5 HR Shark Fishing Experience of a Lifetime

VERIFIED   June 26, 2020
Our trip with Capt Tony and First Mate Brett was amazing! Day started out kinda slow not being able to find a bite, but these...
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Christin E.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain Tony and Brett!

VERIFIED   July 19, 2020
Awesome experience!  Captain Tony and Brett made our first family fishing trip one to remember!  Can’t say enough...
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Fishing trip May 2020!!!

VERIFIED   May 27, 2020
We had an amazing time! It was raining on the way, rained really hard the first spot we got to, after that it wasn’t...
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 2, 2020
Ended up coming in early to near shore fishing due to my inability to not get sea sick!  What a couple of great guys. ...
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