Head out for a fishing adventure out of Sebastian Inlet and Vero Beach, Florida with “Capt Eric Olsen”! Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a seasoned angler pro looking to butt heads with big fish – Captain Eric works hard to make sure you have a fun day out.

Hop aboard a 22’ Mako center console, ideal for up to 3 anglers. She’s got plenty of space for everyone to fish comfortably and is equipped with top-notch navigational electronics including GPS, Fishfinder, and autopilot. The boat is also fitted with an anchoring system to make sure you stay rooted to your fishing spot, as well as outriggers, downriggers, and a live well.

Whether you want to see what is biting close to the shore, or go a bit further offshore or fish the reefs and the wrecks – your trip will be an eventful and productive experience on the water. Go deep and you’ll hook into Sailfish, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. Opt to stay closer to shore and it’s all about Jack Crevalle, Redfish, and Kingfish.

Capt. Eric provides all the gear you need to successfully bottom fish, troll, pop, and jig. You can even bring along your fly fishing equipment if you’d like! Whatever catch you decide to keep will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip for you to take home for dinner.

All you’ll want to bring are any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy. Strap in for an epic Florida fishing adventure with an experienced guide aboard Capt Eric Olsen!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Spend 4 hours exploring the productive inshore and nearshore waters! There are ton of different spots to explore and plenty of fish to hook including Cobia, Bluefish, Little Tunny, Redfish, and Snook. No need to worry about gear, Capt. Eric brings along everything you need for a productive day. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set to go!
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About the Captain

Eric Olsen
Sebastian, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
44 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Eric Olsen is an avid and enthusiastic angler. He has over 37 years of experience and you can always find him on the water. Whether it's surfing, diving, boating, or fishing – he does it all. He grew up in the Cocoa Beach/Sebastian area of Florida and knows the local waters like the back of his hand. Capt. Eric has been a licensed Captain since 1984 and is also an EMT-certified firefighter.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1985. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude E-TEC engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Gear not included
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Lee
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
Mandatory for Sailfish

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
55%
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Laura D.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on January 22, 2023
It was just me and my son (8) we had a great time. Captain Eric was friendly, knowledgeable and helped us catch a bunch of...
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Ryan W.
Sebastian, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on January 2, 2023
My teenage son lives on NC, and was down to visit for the holidays so part of this xmas gift was a day fishing. Captain Eric...
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Patrick K.
Vero Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip our of Sebastian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on August 27, 2022
Captain Eric was great.  Had great local knowledge and did right by us.  Not the best time of year for fishing, but we did...
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Cathi C.
Fellsmere, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on May 23, 2022
Eric was great!  He was very knowledgeable about fishing, history of the river and land, and was just a super nice and thoughtful...
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John R.
Utica, NY
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on March 28, 2022
I have fished with captain Eric on many occasions over the years and his overall knowledge of the Sebastian fishery has led...
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FAQs about Capt Eric Olsen

Capt Eric Olsen offers the following trip to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt Eric Olsen, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers Lee
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt Eric Olsen include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Capt Eric Olsen offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Capt Eric Olsen offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Gear not included )
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt Eric Olsen include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snook
  • Wahoo