Waterproof Charters runs exciting offshore fishing adventures that are available to everyone! Come and feel like a true angler for a day and have some serious fun. The charter is run by Captain Tim Garrett who has over 40 years of experience in charter and commercial fishing and has been running the business for over 30 years, serving as one of the original charter boats in Ponce Inlet.

You will fish aboard the Waterproof, which is a 40’ custom-built Number 1 boat that specializes in offshore trolling and bottom fishing. The vessel is safe and fast, being powered by a 650 HP John Deere engine. It comes equipped with the latest navigational and fishing equipment on board, as well as all the safety features recommended by the USCG.

You will enjoy a large cockpit area, a spacious cabin with a restroom, a fighting chair and a flybridge perfect for sightseeing. Capt. Tim will provide you with all the fishing equipment you’ll need, including live baits. You will also have a first mate who’ll work tirelessly to provide a first-class experience so please tip him generously.

The crew will take you fishing in the offshore waters for large game fish and bottom feeders. Depending on the time of the year, you’ll target different species including Amberjack, King Mackerel, Cobia, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo. On the longer trips, you’ll get the option of splitting the day between trolling and bottom fishing providing you with even more variety.

A fish cleaning service is available at an additional charge once you get back to the dock, and if you don’t want to keep the fish, the crew will be happy to relieve you of it.

Join Waterproof Charters and have a great fishing adventure off the coast of Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    Shark fishing
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    This trip will take you 10–20 miles offshore in search of Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, and Snapper. You will be trolling/bottom fishing for these species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This trip will see you traveling 10–25 offshore and targeting Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, and King Mackerel. You will be trolling and bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,300
    The full day trip will provide you with more opportunities to catch the big game fish such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, and bottom fish like Grouper and Cobia. The trip will take you 10–25 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,600
    This is an extended trip in both time and distance traveled. You will go 30–45 miles offshore in search of Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and other offshore and pelagic species.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,800
    This trip will take you 40–50 miles offshore and you'll be trolling and bottom fishing for Wahoo, Sailfish, Snapper, Mackerel, Grouper, Cobia, and other species.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Experience
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Amazing crew and great time!
Amazing crew and great time!
6 hour trip was a success.
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Randal B.
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Amazing crew and great time!

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on February 16, 2024
We had a great time and caught lots of fish! Saw all different aquatic life! Amber jack, Mahi Mahi, barracuda, sandbar shark,...
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Martin R.
Boucherville, QC
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6 hours of fishing

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 9, 2023
Captain Tim and mare Cody were absolutely fantastic with my family ! A lot of fishing, a lot of catching and great...
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Thomas E.
Alamogordo, NM
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6 hour trip was a success.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on December 26, 2021
Waterproof charters is definitely the real deal! Captain Tim and his deckhand Cody are as seamless as can be and work so well...
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David T.
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Excellent
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10 Hour trip with Capt. Tim & Nick

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on June 21, 2019
From the very minute we showed up to the dock, Captain Tim and Nick did everything under the sun to make our trip one that...
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Bert C.
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on September 12, 2022
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FAQs about Waterproof Charters

Waterproof Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Waterproof Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Waterproof Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Waterproof Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Waterproof Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Waterproof Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Tim Garrett
Ponce Inlet, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
20 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since December 2016
My name is Capt. Tim Garrett, the owner operator of the Waterproof. I have been fishing off the coast of the Daytona Beach area for 35 years. My love for deep sea fishing began as a child vacationing in Daytona Beach with my family. Soon after moving here from Ohio, I worked as a first mate during the summers and commercial fished in the winter. In 1986, I purchased the Waterproof a custom built Number 1 charter boat. I have been truly blessed to fish each day and share fishing memories/stories amongst friends. I look forward to fishing with our customers and having a great day of fishing on the water.
Our Team
Cody G.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Number 1 (Sportfishing) originally built in 1982. Powered by a 650HP John Deere engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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