Captain
Xavier Groenendyk

Member since June 2015

Orlando, United States

Background
Captian Xavier was raised in New Smyrna Beach and Orlando, Florida. Growing up with the world famous Mosquito Lagoon in his backyard, and world class bass fishing in the the lakes and rivers. He capitalized on the extremely diverse fishery just minutes from home. The captain spent all his free time learning the local waters, recording everything into fishing logs, studying the tides, temperatures and the movements of sought after game fish. He realized that in order to consistently catch big fish, it is important to understand the science of the fish and the waters, as well as being well versed in various fishing techniques. Becoming a certified scuba diver at the age of 14, Xavier has spent many hours observing fish from underwater to gauge their reaction to baits, chum and artificial lures. He loves to share his experience with his guests!
Techniques
Sight Fishing Fly Fishing Spin Fishing Artificial Topwater Live baiting

Hey, I'm Captain Xavier Groenendyk

Orlando, United States
Background
Captian Xavier was raised in New Smyrna Beach and Orlando, Florida. Growing up with the world famous Mosquito Lagoon in his backyard, and world class bass fishing in the the lakes and rivers. He capitalized on the extremely diverse fishery just minutes from home. The captain spent all his free time learning the local waters, recording everything into fishing logs, studying the tides, temperatures and the movements of sought after game fish. He realized that in order to consistently catch big fish, it is important to understand the science of the fish and the waters, as well as being well versed in various fishing techniques. Becoming a certified scuba diver at the age of 14, Xavier has spent many hours observing fish from underwater to gauge their reaction to baits, chum and artificial lures. He loves to share his experience with his guests!
Techniques
Sight Fishing Fly Fishing Spin Fishing Artificial Topwater Live baiting
Angler's Choice

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Orlando
trips from
US$ 325

Fishing Reports

Great Bite!

May 23, 2017

Excellent mixed bag day on the water, Started the morning early jumping a couple tarpon and snook. We then moved to the flats where we caught some redfish and sea trout. Finished the day with a couple adult black… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.95 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

I’ve been on several charter trips throughout the world and this trip with Xavier was one of the best trips.  Boat was clean and well organized.  Xavier was on time and put is on fish throughout the trip.  My seven year old son had a blast. We will be planning future trips with Xavier.

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Awesome trip. 2 big reds plus others. Highly recommended.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Very helpful fun trip.  Dont let the little looking boat fool you.  Plenty of room for the 4 of us.  We had a great time fishing for 4 hours.  Caught betweem thw 4 of us is say close to 20 fish.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Very knowledgeable friendly and helpful. Dropped us on the fish multiple times.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Awesome experience. Captain was there well ahead of time and prepared with the boat in the water as to get the experience on its way quickly. Besides taking me to multiple locations on the lake, he explained what drew him to those spots. I caught multiple largemouth bass on the trip and the excitement started with a catch on the FIRST cast!!!. Great weather, great catches, and a great experience all provided by the captain. Will definitely do this again next time I’m in Orlando

Fished March 2017

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Xavier Groenendyk (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 5, 2017

It was a pleasure having you on the boat, looking forward to our next trip!

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Well taken care of. Took some extra time to catch a bonus snook.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 31, 2016

What an awesome morning on the water for trout and reds. Xavier put us on the fish and then made sure we brought in our catch. The big bull red I caught was my first and was a fight for 15-20 minutes and Xavier made sure I did everything right to land that huge fish. It was a perfect fishing excursion.

Fished July 2016

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