Central Florida Sport Fishing

Eau Gallie Causeway
Melbourne 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.

Please get in touch directly with the Captain after confirmed booking for exact departure location. Also, including your cell phone will assure easier communication, please do not provide your home phone number.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an inshore shore trip depending on what’s biting. On this trip we fish either the inlets at Sebastian or Cape Canaveral or in the lagoons of the Banana or Indian River or sometimes along the beach. We typically see Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Black Drum, Mangrove snapper, white trout, Atlantic Croakers, Sheepshead, Whiting and small sharks. We typically use live and artificial baits. This trip is great for experienced or novice anglers there is a mandatory 20% gratuity.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an inshore shore trip depending on what’s biting. On this trip we fish either the inlets at Sebastian or Cape Canaveral or in the lagoons of the Banana or Indian River or sometimes along the beach. We typically see Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Black Drum, Mangrove snapper, white trout, Atlantic Croakers, Sheepshead, Whiting and small sharks. We typically use live and artificial baits. This trip is great for experienced or novice anglers there is a mandatory 20% gratuity.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 350
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an inshore shore trip depending on what’s biting. On this trip we fish either the inlets at Sebastian or Cape Canaveral or in the lagoons of the Banana or Indian River or sometimes along the beach. We typically see Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Black Drum, Mangrove snapper, white trout, Atlantic Croakers, Sheepshead, Whiting and small sharks. We typically use live and artificial baits. This trip is great for experienced or novice anglers there is a mandatory 20% gratuity.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Bluefish
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

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.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Chris Beckett
Melbourne, Florida, United States
Member since June 2015
55
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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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4.80
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Pamela Weinstein
Walden, NY
 5.00
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VERIFIED   April 27, 2018
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Chris Rankin
Cocoa, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 5, 2017

Captain Chris made our day!  He contacted me the day before to ensure I had directions to the launch site, prepped us...

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Tom Meloche
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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VERIFIED   December 19, 2017
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Larry Fox
Brandon, Florida
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VERIFIED   April 18, 2017

Capt. Chris took me and my two rookie grandsons on their maiden voyage and delivered a half day they will never forget. Score...

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Brad Borchers
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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VERIFIED   April 18, 2017

It was a great trip with Captain Chris. He is fun and knowledgeable and is good at finding fish. Very good trip for kids and...

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