Captain
Scott Ellis

Member since September 2020 Ponce Inlet, United States
Background
I am a fourth-generation fisherman. My family has been fishing out of Ponce Inlet for more than 50 years. I started fishing with my father, grandfather, and older brother as a mate as a young man and have fishing ever since. I've also run boats to Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. I chose to follow the family tradition of deep-sea fishing because I love the adventure of being on the ocean and I also enjoy watching my customers experience the excitement of reeling in a great catch.
Techniques
We do both trolling and bottom fishing. If our customer is looking to catch a sailfish, mahi-mahi/dolphin, wahoo, king mackerel, spanish mackerel, tuna, bonita, barracuda or cobia, then we troll. If they prefer bottom fishing then we will be looking for grouper, snapper, amberjack, trigger fish or sea bass. We spend time fishing over natural reefs, artificial reefs and sunken vessels. We can travel any where from 1 mile to 50 miles out. We use a variety of baits, depending on what we are looking to catch. When trolling we use bonita strips, mullet strips, ballyhoo and artificial lures that I design myself. When bottom fishing we use squid, sardines, cut bait and live bait. To help us locate those sought after catches, we use the latest technology such as GPS and fish finder.

Hey, I'm Captain Scott Ellis

Ponce Inlet, United States
Background
I am a fourth-generation fisherman. My family has been fishing out of Ponce Inlet for more than 50 years. I started fishing with my father, grandfather, and older brother as a mate as a young man and have fishing ever since. I've also run boats to Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. I chose to follow the family tradition of deep-sea fishing because I love the adventure of being on the ocean and I also enjoy watching my customers experience the excitement of reeling in a great catch.
Techniques
We do both trolling and bottom fishing. If our customer is looking to catch a sailfish, mahi-mahi/dolphin, wahoo, king mackerel, spanish mackerel, tuna, bonita, barracuda or cobia, then we troll. If they prefer bottom fishing then we will be looking for grouper, snapper, amberjack, trigger fish or sea bass. We spend time fishing over natural reefs, artificial reefs and sunken vessels. We can travel any where from 1 mile to 50 miles out. We use a variety of baits, depending on what we are looking to catch. When trolling we use bonita strips, mullet strips, ballyhoo and artificial lures that I design myself. When bottom fishing we use squid, sardines, cut bait and live bait. To help us locate those sought after catches, we use the latest technology such as GPS and fish finder.
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Rainbow Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(84 reviews)
Ponce Inlet
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trips from $700

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 84 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
81%
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David F.
Holland, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 Hours I'll definitely do again

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 5, 2022
A little slow trolling.  A couple nice hits but didn’t get any.  Then we went to bottom fish to get my 7 y.o. a few fish. ...
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Alicia R.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Absolutely awesome!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on February 25, 2022
Booked a birthday trip for my husband and uncle. Booked last minute (the day before) and had a fantastic time! Captain Scott...
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Brody M.
Mount Gilead, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Worth it.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 10, 2022
Captain Scott and his deck hand did an amazing job. We had a great start, slow middle then a great ending. The pup sharks were...
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Marshall D.
Deltona, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 30, 2022
I brought some of the barbers I work with out and did a 6 hour charter today. Scott and Scott were awesome. They helped everyone...
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Ryan W.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 4, 2022
I’ve been fishing with Scott for the last 27 years. I’ve never had a bad experience with him and his crew, and I’ve always...
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