There is no better time to book a fantastic fishing trip with East Florida Fishing Charters than today. Captain Gary Bell has over 3 decades of experience and can’t wait to welcome you on board and show you the tricks of the trade.

Step on board his 24’ Pathfinder bay boat that can comfortably fit you and 5 of your fishing friends. With a 250 HP Yamaha SHO engine, you’ll be on top of the fish before you know it. The fishfinder will help when tracking down your prey, while the wireless trolling motor will give you that extra edge to sneak up on them.

Depending on which trip you choose and the time of year, you’ll be able to target a wide range of species. These include Mahi Mahi, Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Blacktip Shark, and even the Silver King himself, Tarpon.

If you dare to enter the Silver King’s throne room then expect a great battle. In over 60% of cases, hooked Tarpon will break free. Never fear, Capt. Gary will be with you every step of the way, giving you the best chance of reeling it in.

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels. These won’t let you down, no matter which species you are targeting. Also provided are all lures, bait, and even your fishing license for the day. You only need to bring along your own food and drink.

Book now with East Florida Fishing Charters today for an unforgettable trip. From Daytona Beach to Indian River Lagoon, let Capt. Gary guide you to the fish of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    Travel offshore to target Red, Mango, Lane Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Cobia, Kingfish, and an occasional Sailfish. This trip accommodates up to 4 people, max.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This trip would take you out, targeting Kingfish, Snapper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and even Tarpon when in season. All fishing gear and tackle are included, as well as your fishing license for the day. Please bring along your own refreshments.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This trip will take you down to Mosquito Lagoon to fish the flats after large spawning Redfish, or even to a wreck! You'll catch Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and more. All rods and reels are included, as well as the fishing license for the day. Please bring your own food and drink.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This trip will target Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, and many more cool species! All rods and reels are provided, as well as your fishing license. Please bring your own refreshments.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Fish and Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $325
    You'll see a lot of nature on this trip, such as manatees, dolphins, and tropical birds. You'll be targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and when in season, Snook too. All rods and reels are provided, as well as bait, lures, and even your fishing license for the day.
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About the Captain

Gary Bell
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
55 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2016
"Grew up on the Halifax River in Ponce Inlet, FL and learned the backwaters from Daytona Beach to Mosquito Lagoon. Passionate about fishing and landing a fish of a lifetime for my clients." Captain Gary Bell had a very cool baseball career for 8 years, and every offseason would come back home to fish daily. He now runs charters, doing what he loves, helping customers catch their trophy fish.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
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
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Ethan T.
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6 hour near shore/ off shore

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on March 28, 2021
I was wanting to get a buddy out to experience some big fish and see the coast. Gary knocked it out the park. Put us on some...
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4 hour inshore Mosquito Lagoon

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore on April 17, 2021
Went out for redfish and trout. Even with some rain and weather challenges we caught exactly what we wanted and then some....
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Winter Garden, Florida
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore on March 27, 2021
Awesome guide, fun time. Highly recommend it.equipment was great, live bait provided, got on some different fish.
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FAQs about East Florida Fishing Charters

East Florida Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Fish and Cruise (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Offshore (7 hours)

When you book a trip with East Florida Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with East Florida Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

East Florida Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with East Florida Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon