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
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About the Captain

Tony Varano
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
200 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) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
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 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Andy P.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
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Great charter experience

VERIFIED   6 Hour Sportfishing Trip (PM) on August 17, 2021
Captain Tony and 1st mate Marshal were very nice, knowledgeable and fun. The boat ‘Hog Tied” was very nice and had good...
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James B.
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Where did the 10 hours go!

VERIFIED   10 Hour Sportfishing Trip on July 26, 2021
What a great day.  Booked 10 hour trip and even extended it to a 12 hour trip.  Capt. Tony and mate Hunter truley know their...
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DAYT BCH SH, FL
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10 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Sportfishing Trip on July 17, 2021
6 out of 5 stars.  Captain and First Mate were both great.  Highly recommend.  Trolling we caught 2 Kingfish, 2 Bonito,...
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Clarksville, TN
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8 hour trip with captain Tony and first Mate

VERIFIED   8 Hour Sportfishing Trip on August 29, 2021
I was very happy we went with Captain Tony.  Him And his first Mate was so great to us. I took my dad, husband ,and myself...
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Apopka, FL
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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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FAQs about Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters

Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $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