Arrow Assault Bowfishing

Book a trip with Arrow Assault Bowfishing and come experience one of the hottest outdoor sports sweeping the nation. A combination of hunting, fishing, and archery, bowfishing is a method is like no other. Captain Donovan Tate has over a decade of bowfishing experience and is known for giving his customers the experience of a lifetime. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome aboard, so gather your friends and family for a night out in Miami, Florida!

Arrow Assault Bowfishing is the only licensed and insured fishing charter in the Miami area that offers bowfishing charters fully equipped for bowfishing. This is their specialty and Capt. Donovan is a sponsored bowfishing professional.

You will fish aboard a 25’ Shallow Sport tri-hull outfitted with LED lights for nighttime bowfishing. She comes equipped with GPS/fishfinder, wireless trolling motor, seating for 6, icebox for your catch, and a cooler full of sodas/water. No alcohol allowed onboard.

The starting time is flexible, but you are likely to meet the captain around sunset. He will give you a quick safety briefing and teach you how to operate a bow. Capt. Donovan is a trained archery technician so you‘ll be in good hands.

While bowfishing these skinny waters, you will target a variety of non-game species such as Southern Stingray, Barracuda, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Striped Mullet. Capt. Donovan ensures that all fish are harvested within FWC regulations. All these fish are delicious, and the captain will gladly clean and fillet any that you would like to take home.

Your charter includes a saltwater fishing license, bowfishing equipment, sodas/water, and fish cleaning.

You will receive a call the day before your trip to confirm your launching location. Trips usually start in Homestead at Black Point Park Marina. However, in case of bad weather, the captain may recommend last minute changes. Come aboard and see what bowfishing is all about!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Lobster Bully Netting Trip - MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Aug 10
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This trip can launch from numerous locations from Homestead to the Keys. Our bright custom LED flood lights light up the surroundings so you can spot the pink spiny lobsters walking along the grass flats. You will use a special technique to set the bully net on top of the lobster before it swims away. You can catch and keep the limit of legal size lobsters, which is 6 per person. This trip is great for families (Up to 5 people)!
  • Private trip
    Biscayne Bay Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is a 4 hour trip targeting non-game fish such as Southern Stingray, Barracuda, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper on the Biscayne Bay flats. Soda and bottled water included. Fish cleaning by captain after charter included. The ideal meet-up time is 30 minutes before sunset, but we are flexible. We launch out of various locations in Miami, Homestead, and Key Largo depending on the weather and desires of the customer. In August, you also have the option to catch Lobster with a bully net.
  • Private trip
    Everglades Night Trip Ft Lauderdale
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is for a 4 hour night trip launching out of Everglades Holiday Park, in Fort Lauderdale. You will target invasive and non-game fish species, including Blue Tilapia, Oscar, Sailfin Catfish, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, and Gar. This is an action packed trip with fish sightings in high numbers and lots of opportunities to try your best shot! The water is crystal clear, a bowfisherman's dream. The ideal meetup time is about 30 minutes prior to sunset, but we are flexible.
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About the Captain

Donovan Tate
Homestead, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
26 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2016
I grew up in Oklahoma hunting and fishing. I love the outdoors and spend a lot of my free time with my family on the water. I'm an avid bowhunter and was introduced to bowfishing over 15 years ago and fell in love. I've competed in state archery competitions when I lived in Virginia and bowfishing tournaments before I moved to Florida in 2016. You can find me at Bass Pro Shops conducting hunting and archery seminars as well as bowfishing seminars throughout the year during promotional events. I am sponsored by various companies in the outdoor industry and am well connected in the bowfishing world. I'm an retired combat veteran and Army soldier of 20 years. I love taking out new people on the boat and sharing my passion for bowfishing. A lot of my customers say that my charter was the best thing they did in Miami while on vacation or business here.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Needlefish Needlefish
Ray Ray
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Skate Skate

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spadefish Spadefish

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.94
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Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Keith B.
Wareham, Massachusetts
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VERIFIED   Everglades Night Trip Ft Lauderdale on February 22, 2020
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Alejandro H.
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Night trip through Everglades

VERIFIED   Biscayne Bay Night Trip on March 2, 2018
Had an amazing time with Capt. Donovan. Firstly leading up to the trip he made recommendations based on the weather for where...
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Jason W.
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Half day - night bowfishing in the Everglades

VERIFIED   Biscayne Bay Night Trip on February 24, 2018
One of the best fishing trips ever!  Captain Donovan is a top notch captain totally committed to providing his clients...
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Guy F.
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So this is a thing you can do...who knew?

VERIFIED   Biscayne Bay Night Trip on June 28, 2018
In planning a three day fishing trip for my son and I, I ran across captain Donovan and arrow assault bow fishing for ocean...
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Bowfishing with Captain Donovan

VERIFIED   Biscayne Bay Night Trip on March 25, 2018
The bowfishing trip in Miami with Captain Donovan was awesome. Most fun we’ve ever had fishing. My 10 year old son loved...
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