Based a few minutes from the world-famous saltwater fisherman’s paradise of the Mosquito Lagoon, East Florida Fishing Charters runs family-friendly fishing trips for a wide range of species. Captain Gary Bell has over 30 years of experience fishing the inland backwaters from Daytona Beach to Titusville. Let him guide you to the fish of a lifetime!

His 17’ Pathfinder flats boat is the perfect vessel for accessing even the skinniest of waters. Its huge forward casting platform gives you plenty of space to find your target and perfect your aim, as the captain aids and directs you from the boat’s poling platform. Navigate the waters with a wireless trolling motor, and find the secluded spots this area around is famous for.

Accommodating up to 2 anglers, this boat can run in very shallow water to put you in the best position to cast for a wide variety of species. You’ll target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, and Tarpon. If you haven’t tried sight fishing for shallow-water species yet, this is an experience you will never forget. And if you are a pro, the crew has everything you need to hone your skills even further.

Capt. Gary specializes in fishing with spinning rods with 8-15 pound lines, which is the perfect tackle for a rewarding fishing trip. He will meet you before your trip with everything ready, including freshly caught live bait, so you have everything you need to enjoy a trip to remember.

All you have to do is find a trip you like, and East Florida Fishing Charters will take on a memorable fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Shallow water fishing in the world's most famous "Redfish Capital of the World" – Mosquito Lagoon. Large Speckled Trout, Tarpon and Redfish prowl the flats. Come join me in catching the fish of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Head out on the water in the early morning and explore the rich shallow waters of the area. You'll do some light tackle live bait or artificial backwater flats fishing along the worlds best Redfishing, Mosquito Lagoon.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $350
    This is a 3-hour trip that will have you exploring these shallow waters in the afternoon hours. You'll enjoy your time in the backwaters of Port Orange, Ponce Inlet, targeting Redfish, Speckled trout, Flounder, Tarpon (seasonal), Snook (seasonal) and Sharks.
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About the Captain

Gary Bell
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
55 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Flats boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 60HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Brendan B.
Orlando, FL
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Awesome time!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 11, 2020
Gary is a great captain, expert fishermen and definitely knows is way around water. We had a great time and will definitely...
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on April 2, 2021
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Afternoon trip with captain Gary

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on August 3, 2017
We were on Snook almost immediately I landed about 5 of them and there were some jacks mixed in. This was a great trip I would...
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Joshua J.
Gainesville, Florida
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Half day trip with captain Gary

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 6, 2017
Super professional. We caught some beautiful reds that put up a great fight. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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Raymond H.
Orlando, Florida
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Morning trip with Captain Gary

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 2, 2017
We got on the fish quick and it was steady fishing the rest of the day. We landed many red drum.
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FAQs about East Florida Fishing Charters

East Florida Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with East Florida Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Live Bait Well
  • 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
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

East Florida Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with East Florida Fishing Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon