Captain
Tony Varano

Member since May 2015 New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
Born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Capt. Tony has only ever known fishing. He feels that it was inevitable that, in this fishing town, he would become a captain. He's now accrued over 25 years of experience and enjoys sharing his passion with every guest. He is proud that his boat enables him to operate more efficiently on the waters than some of the bigger sportfishing boats, providing more quality time on the water for customers.

Hey, I'm Captain Tony Varano

New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
Born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Capt. Tony has only ever known fishing. He feels that it was inevitable that, in this fishing town, he would become a captain. He's now accrued over 25 years of experience and enjoys sharing his passion with every guest. He is proud that his boat enables him to operate more efficiently on the waters than some of the bigger sportfishing boats, providing more quality time on the water for customers.

My Charter Listing

Reel Compulsive Fishing Charters

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New Smyrna Beach
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trips from $300

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
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out of 5 stars from 163 reviews
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Fish stories are usually a little bigger
Half day inland trip with Tony
Half day inland trip with Tony
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Roberto O.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  April 2, 2021
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Todd C.
Apopka, FL
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Give your family the perfect gift, Shark Fishing with Tony, and Brett.

VERIFIED   Shark fishing on Hog Tide (PM) on December 28, 2020
Anyone looking for a perfect way to get the family away from the electronics, and off on the perfect adventure….Look no further,...
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Charity L.
Apopka, FL
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Morning trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – River (AM) on February 23, 2021
We booked a 4 hour fishing trip for 4 of us.  Captain Tony was very friendly and helped with everything. We had little experience...
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Bruce K.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 6, 2020
The charter operator canceled on trip date. This is an automated posting
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Savannah H.
Apopka, FL
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5 HR Shark Fishing Experience of a Lifetime

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) on June 26, 2020
Our trip with Capt Tony and First Mate Brett was amazing! Day started out kinda slow not being able to find a bite, but these...
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