Southern Thunder Charters – Inshore

Southern Thunder Charters offers fully customized fishing trips in Melbourne, Florida. Captain Bryan Mincey has been fishing in Central Florida for over 30 years and loves sharing his fishing knowledge with others. He’s ready to help you catch almost anything in these waters. Gather your family or friends and join him for a personalized fishing experience you will remember for years to come!

You will fish aboard a 19’ Mako originally built in 1972 and restored in 2015.
This vessel boasts the latest fishing technology, including GPS, fishfinder, and a live bait well. Capt. Bryan will have rods, reels, and tackle ready and waiting on board when you arrive. The boat can carry up to four passengers and children are welcome.

Capt. Bryan will tailor your trip to make sure you can enjoy whatever experience you have in mind, day or night. While fishing inshore you can target Snook, Tarpon, Seatrout, and Redfish, some of the most sought-after species in Florida. Stalking these fish in shallow waters is the perfect way to spend your time during a half day trip. On the other hand, a full day inshore gives you time reel in as many of these fish as you can!

Fishing farther from shore allows you to target big game fish, including King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and more. These colorful pelagic species have captured the imagination of many anglers. Chase after these and bring home some bragging rights, or at least a fantastic tale about the one that got away. Visit the captain’s second listing for offshore trips.

Southern Thunder Charters include a fishing license and top of the line gear by Penn and Shimano. Depending on the species, you are welcome to keep your catch and Capt. Bryan will clean and fillet it for you.

The adventure awaits! Book your next trip today and come see for yourself what makes fishing in Florida so unforgettable.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Will be able to fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Grouper, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    You will fish inshore for redfish, snook and more. Fishing license and gear are provided for you
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $375
    Fishing Inshore for the likes of snook, redfish and more. All gear and fishing licenses are included.
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About the Captain

Bryan Mincey
Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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84 Fishing Reports
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107 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2017
I have been fishing since I was a small boy with my Dad. I remember every Saturday waking up to go wade fishing with my Dad or watching Flip Pallet on his TV show Walkers Cay Chronicles. Ever since then I have wanted to be a fishing guide. I love sharing my knowledge of fishing with others and seeing the big smile on their face when they reel in a big one.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Great Half Day with Capt. Bryan!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore (AM) on August 6, 2021
Beautiful day of fishing for my son’s birthday.  Thanks Capt. Bryan.  Capt. Bryan showed us how to get bait fish,...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore (AM) on February 16, 2021
We had a great adventure with Capt. Bryan! The weather was not cooperative when we left but Captain Bryan still took...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Bryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore (PM) on June 20, 2021
We had an awsome time. Captain Bryan was very patient and professional and helped us in trying to catch a fish. The fish weren’t...
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Snoddy Day pays off!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip Inshore on March 8, 2021
Booked a full day with Bryan hoping to get a limit of one table fair. Well Mother Nature had other ideas. Wind was blowing...
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Full Day Fising Indian River Melbourne Florida

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip Inshore on May 25, 2021
My wife and myself had a wonderful day fishing. The captain in the boat were wonderful the captain was very helpful and really...
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FAQs about Southern Thunder Charters – Inshore

Southern Thunder Charters – Inshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Thunder Charters – Inshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Southern Thunder Charters – Inshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Southern Thunder Charters – Inshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Southern Thunder Charters – Inshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Thunder Charters – Inshore include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout