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

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

4.77 out of 5 stars from 39 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

I wanted to go out for Dorado, but it has been a bit slow. So I asked Capt.Tony for a good time fishing with my family instead. Capt. Tony and Josh did just that!! Great time was had by all!! It was so good I booked another trip a few days after!! I give Capt. Tony my highest recommendation without reservation!!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 23, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Had a good half day trip with Capt. Tony and Josh. The bite could have been a little better but that’s fishing. Tony and Josh worked hard to put us on fish and we were able to get a good catch. It was our kids first trip, ages 9, 13 & 15 and they had a great experience. Josh and our youngest boy Jaxon hit it off from the start and he kept him booked up all morning. We will be back next year for a all day trip we hope.

Fished June 2017

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 1, 2017

We has a blast fishing with you. See ya next year!

Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

The captain and crew were great caught plenty of fish but not what I wanted that’s fishing still had a great time thanks

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We had a good trip.  We went out into the ocean instead of staying in the harbor which was unexpected.  We caught fish but the seas were a bit rough and caused some sea sickness.  This might not have happened if we had stayed in the calm harbor.  The kids had lots of fun regardless of the sea sickness.  We just expected to stay in the inland waterway.

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 30, 2017

Sorry for illnesses.  I just try an go to the best bite. The river hadn’t been producing so id thought id try on the beach for a better bite. I understand it was a little more than expected now we just try to do our best to put you on the fish.


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We had a great time with Captain Tony and Josh.  They were very friendly, knowledgeable about the area, have a great boat that’s not only comfortable, but very clean, and Josh kept bait on our hooks at all times.  We didn’t have much luck catching dinner, but it was not for a lack of trying.  Captain Tony took us to a few different spots and Josh helped us throw our lines out to different spots. The fish just weren’t biting that day.  We still enjoyed our day on the water and met a couple of fun guys- definitely recommend!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My wife and I had a great time catching fish with Tony and Josh.

Everything was clean. The boat was amazing. The gear was top notch.

Bottom line- I’m going again.

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Glad to have you on board. See you next time!


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

We had a good day fishing. Tony is good company and josh did a great job keeping the bait coming and advise on where to cast. My 9 yr old son loved it. Thank you guys from Jason, Christian, and Alex!

Fished June 2017

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Glad you had a good time. Hope to see you next year. I’ll let you know when I get some larger shirts in.

Went fishing on Monday, May 22, 2017

Excellent charter. Captain Tony put me on fish and I caught multiple species. Did not catch redfish but we tried.

Fished May 2017

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Tony Varano (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thanks Randy for the excellent review. Really enjoyed talking with ya enjoyed the stories an conversations.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Targeted smaller fish with shrimp as bait. Caught one keeper and a bunch of smaller ones. We had a lot of fun. This was a birthday present for my 11 year old son and he had a blast. Tony was extremely knowledgeable and kept my husband engaged while my son and I were catching bait fish. Can’t wait to book a bigger trip for bigger fish!

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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.

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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

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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!!!

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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.

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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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Tony Varano (The Captain)
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.

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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!!

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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.

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 26, 2016

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