Finn Finders Charters

Offering an extensive range of fishing opportunities, Finn Finders Charters are ideally located in Ponce Inlet to explore the winding waterways and extensive bays and bayous, as well as to head further offshore for bigger game fish. Captain John Hodges has been captaining fishing boats since 1994, working out of Ponce Inlet since the late 1990s. His experience speaks for itself and his passion is also second to none, committed to sharing adventures with others, and working hard to make a memorable trip

You’ll head out on a beautiful 24’ EdgeWater center console boat, that provides ample room for four anglers at any given time, as well as plenty of seating space. She is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, and comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio to get you to the productive waters quickly and effectively. The boat comes complete with a T-top to shelter you from the heat during the midday sun, or the rain on grayer days.

Whether you decide on a half or 3/4 day charter, Finn Finders will give you the option to fish inshore or offshore. Stay in the rivers and bays, and you’ll be chasing the delicious Black Seabass, Groupers, Snappers, and game fish, such as Tarpon and Snook. When offshore, you’ll also have a range of species to choose from, such as Bonito and Mahi Mahi. Rods, reels, tackle, and live bait are all provided to give you the best chance of reeling in plenty.

All trips include fishing licenses, as well as drinks and ice to help make sure that you have a great time. At the end of the day, you can even take your catch home to eat! The fishing opportunities are so extensive that you can’t help but enjoy yourself aboard Finn Finders Charters. Capt. John is eager to welcome you aboard and is already awaiting your call, so plan your trip now!


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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 650
    up to 4 persons
    This 6-hour trip is full of fun, as you'll head offshore from Ponce Inlet to the many artificial reefs, wrecks and deeper seas that the area has to offer. Depending on what's biting, you may be trolling or bottom fishing – some days maybe a little of both. Catches in the past have been Grouper, Snappers, Jacks, King Mackerel, Bonitas, Barracuda, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and much more. The trip includes bait, tackle, ice, drinks, fishing gear, a fishing license, and filleting services.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    This is an excellent trip for those that would like to get out on the water and do some fishing but may not have the time for a full day. You will travel to the nearshore wrecks and reefs off the Daytona area, specifically targeting Kingfish, Cobia (when in season), Bonita, Barracuda, and Amberjack, along with the many other species that transit the local waters.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

EdgeWater (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly

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:
Cash
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

John Hodges
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
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I grew up in New England with a family of commercial and recreational fishermen. I worked on many of the charter boats and head boats from Gloucester to Portsmouth. I served in the United States Coast Guard from 1990 to 1994 primarily working in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. I received my first USCG Captain's License in 1994 and I have upgraded and held a license ever since. I moved to Florida in the mid to late 1990s and I have been fishing Ponce Inlet and surrounding areas ever since. Fishing has been a big part of my life, I wish to share the adventure with others and will work hard to make your trip an enjoyable one with me.
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Customer Reviews

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Half Day 6 Hour trip with Captain John
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Thomas Haus
Caldwell, New Jersey
 5.00
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Half Day 6 Hour trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   June 3, 2017
Our fishing trip was outstanding!  We had a perfect day of fishing.  We honestly couldn’t take pictures of...
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Matt Houser
Altamonte Springs, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Inland

VERIFIED   October 9, 2017
Great day with Captain John! My 14 year old son got kind of “sea-sick” and so we headed inland and changed our...
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Edward Donaghy
Rockledge, Florida
 5.00
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Great days fishing

VERIFIED   October 11, 2016
Had a great day on the water, Capt John was a excellent host he baited hooks gave helpful tips, unfortunately the fish we...
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Greg Hambric
Lake Mary, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day

VERIFIED   May 8, 2017
Had a blast! Top notch service and action the whole time!
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Marc Byington
Ormond Beach, Florida
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2017
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