Captain
Tony Varano

Member since May 2015

New Smyrna Beach, United States

Background
I've fished all my life an live in a fishing town. It was InbInevitable for me to be a charter boat captain.

Hey, I'm Captain Tony Varano

New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
I've fished all my life an live in a fishing town. It was InbInevitable for me to be a charter boat captain.

My Charter Listings

New Smyrna Beach
trips from
US$ 300
New Smyrna Beach
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Ponce inlet area

August 11, 2016

Amberjack bite is going crazy right now if you can get your jig past all thelse Almco jacks. Cobia have been pretty Cooperative as well. The Seas have been flat and nice to be out catching fish in. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tony and Josh were great to fish with, they worked real hard to get us on fish. Great team.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Captain Tony did a great job.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 10, 2017

Paid for half day and caught 2 fish. On top of that we barely 3 hours of fishing. Left at 715 and back on shore at 10:15. Capt Tony offered no credit on trip which I realize no guaranteed fish but geeze at least give customers what the pay for. Wouldn’t recommend this charter at all!!

Ken Webster does not recommend Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters

Fished March 2017

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 10, 2017

Sorry you had such a bad time. Unfortunately I can’t make the fish bite. But I think you had plenty of bites just weren’t able to boat them. 3 hours is what you booked me for if you wanted a longer trip all you had to do was book it.

Went fishing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Went on trip with my son and nephew. Captain Tony was great as well as boat and equipment. Caught a bunch of fish, very enjoyable experience!

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Went fishing on Monday, December 26, 2016

The experience was awesome. Was everything that we imagines. And more capt Tony was a great guide. Definitely can’t wait to come back and do it again

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, November 28, 2016

This charter was recommended by fishingbooker.com. we loved the experience. Husband, wife, son and 2 year old grand son. Capt Tony took us to 2 spots and both resulted in catching fish. He was very knowledgeable and included the 2 year old in all the catches. We will ask for him again when we come back next year.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Captain Tony was friendly and helpful from the initial email correspondence through the fishing trip. We fished at several spots with a lot of nibbles and reeled in several fish. The 1/2 day in the afternoon was perfect for our schedule and not offered by many charters. It was a good value and a great time.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We all had a great time fishing with Tony Varona.  We were all catching fish right away so fun was had by all!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Went out with Tony today & had a great time. Caught many fish, including a reef shark. Nearly every cast was a catch, & Tony kept us baited up and fishing. This was our first time ocean fishing & the 3 teenagers said this was the highlight of our vacation to New Smyrna. Thanks Tony!

Fished August 2016

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Had awesome day!  “Blondie” even ate her first squid eyeball for good luck can’t wait until next trip to do it again!

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Had a great time caught a lot of fish

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Went fishing on Friday, July 22, 2016

Had a GREAT TIME… Fished about a mile offshore over the fish attractors with my best friend Ken. We didn’t catch any big ones but our arms got tired catching small Lane Snapper, and small Blue Fish. Captain Tony and his mate (I think his name was Bryan.. Correct me if I am wrong Tony) kept the bait coming all the time we were out there. Had fun just fishing talking about old times, back in the days, and so on.  Will definitely do this again… Thanks again Tony for a great day. Like we said “We’ll get’em next time”

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 18, 2016

We had a blast with captain Tony! We started out being lost trying to locate him and he was flexible enough to come and get us and the rest was a fishing frenzy!!!

Fished July 2016

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Had a great time with you and your sons. Glad to have you guys aboard.

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Captain Tony was awesome! We initially told him that the trip was primarily for the two 5 year old boys, so action was preferred over keepers. Captain Tony delivered and kept the boys busy the entire time catching and releasing plenty of fish, pretty much one every cast. He was great and his demeanor with the boys was top notch. He’ll make a great dad someday to a lucky boy or girl. I would definitely recommend him and his boat, and would return to his charter in a heart beat. Thanks for the memories, Tony!

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 18, 2016

Had a blast fishing with the kids! They did awesome all day! Can’t wait until we get to go again!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We had a great time.  Captain Tony was a very nice and attentive captain.  We kept him working.  Good price for the charter, as well.

Fished July 2016

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Had an awesome time with you guys can’t wait until the next trip so we can catch them up again!

Went fishing on Friday, July 8, 2016

New to me area and a great morning on the water. Capt. Tony showed me around the New Smyrna water ways and was a great guide. Recommended for a great time.

Fished July 2016

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Had a great day out on the water! Look forward to fishing with you again!

Went fishing on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Fantastic trip. Captain Tony is the best

Fished July 2016

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

We wrecked the fish! Great way to start the weekend of the 4th!

Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Had fun almost got a big one

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Captain Tony was great and we enjoyed the boat ride. Unfortunately the fish weren’t biting too well. The four of us only caught 8 fish and none of them were keepers. Thanks for a great day!

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Had great day!

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

We had a great trip. Captain Tony knew where to take us to do some good fishing. We was caught around 50 fish. We was having such a great time we added a extra hour.  Tony’s equipment was update and in good shape. Would highly recommend captain Tony.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 14, 2016

My 2 boys and I each caught a redfish.  2 were above size limit to keep but third one was a keeper.  Eaten for dinner.  Otherwise we caught a variety of mostly small fish from 8-15 inches.  Included pufferfish, dogfish, seabass, grunts, one small lane snapper.  Total party of 5.  I did add the additional member the night before,  He kept us all fishing with some lost sinkers and hooks on the oyster beds, but overall an enjoyable 3 hours.

Fished May 2016

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 16, 2016

Had a great time Ken an crew! Glad to have ya aboard.


Went fishing on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Four of us went on morning inlet trip. Tony picked us up at dock and headed out. We anchored and starting fishing. Caught many different species including 2 octopus! Bluefish, grunts, snapper, large redfish, many puffers, sheepshead and ladyfish. Tony was great with the kids and the boat was nice for fishing. Highly recommend!!

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Weather did not cooperate for deep sea fishing but captain put us on fish that were biting but we weren’t catching.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fished March 2016

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