Central Florida Sport Fishing

14251 Florida A1A
Vero Beach FL, United States

Servicing a variety of spots around the Melbourne area, Central Florida Sport Fishing offer a wide range of fishing charters to suit every taste and budget. Owned and operated by U.S.C.G. 100 Ton Master Captain Christopher Beckett, these charters offer customers a rewarding and memorable day out on the water.

You will be fishing aboard a recently restored and meticulously maintained Mako center console that is equally capable of fishing the backwaters for Tarpon as it is of going up to 30 miles offshore in search of Mahi Mahi, Groupers and Wahoo. It features a completely foam-filled hull for safety and has an extremely large fishing area that can rival boats much larger than its 26 ft. There is also plenty of cooler space on board for your drinks and snacks, as well as storage space for your personal items.

During your trip you will be fishing with live bait (included in the price) as well as a large variety of artificial lures to suit every occasion, and you will be using well-maintained, good quality spin and conventional light tackle. Trips range from four hour inshore trips for Redfish, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper, to nearshore trips for King Mackerel, Cobia, and Redfish within 8 miles of the coast, to full day 10-12 hour trips where you could fish up to 35 miles offshore for Grouper and Amberjack, among others. Inshore fishing is good all year round, while nearshore and offshore trips are only available in the summer.

Captain Christopher endorses the practice of catch and release, although he is happy to clean and fillet some fish for you to keep for dinner.

Make sure to arrange payment with Captain Chris the day before the trip so he can get everything ready for you to have a great day on the water.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 280HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

26 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Indian River Lagoon
Nearshore Fishing
Up to 3 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Jack Crevalle


Snapper (Mangrove)

Spotted Seatrout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Chris Beckett
Vero Beach, Florida, United States
Member since June 2015
Captain Chris has fished his entire life heck it's what he does on his days off! He loves to catch fish but more than that he loves to see other people catch fish especially newbies and children. Captain Chris likes to impart his love of saltwater to others in every way possible he is an avid fisherman, diver, boater and just an all out salt water enthusiast. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton master license with multiple endorsements and has fished in central America including Honduras, the Bahamas, Haiti, Mexico,and extensively on the Gulf of Mexico as well as the east coast of Florida. Having been a captain in the oil field he has operated in all kinds of weather from hurricanes and tropical storms to northeasters and even been run over by a few water spouts and struck by lightning. His experience makes him a very versatile captain and fisherman, truth is there ain't much out there he hasn't seen or been through. He was even published in the Florida Sportsman magazine at age 6.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Brian Rapson  • Fished March 11, 2017
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Great time!  Captan Chris Beckett wasted no time putting my family on the fish. Very knowledgable and acomadating. Definitely will recommend and will be back.

Scott Leech  • Fished May 15, 2016
Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 24, 2016

Had a great time with you and your family! looking forward to doing it again. Enjoy the fish.

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Fishing Reports

Inshore fishing as good as it gets

February 26, 2017

What an incredible morning, great weather and awesome fishing. We hit the bait store at 5:30 for some select shrimp and proceeded to the Indian River lagoon. The wind was light just enough to keep us cool and the… Read Full Report →