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.
Anglers Choice
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My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(122 reviews)
Angler's choice
Ponce Inlet
Trips from US $700

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 122 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
82%
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Dawn S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Ocean Fun!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 3, 2024
We were greeting warmly and couldn’t wait to get on board!  Very friendly first mate and captain!  We saw sea turtle right...
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GEORGE D.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Rainbow Charters Made For a Great Day

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on March 15, 2024
Went out on an early season 8 hour fishing charter with 4 friends aboard the Rainbow.  The Rainbow is a angling machine, everything...
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Dennis W.
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 25, 2023
Went out for 8-hours yesterday with my adult son and my 14-year old son and had a GREAT time! Captain Scott continued to put...
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James B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Catching Not Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 30, 2024
We were catching fish today, there’s fishing and there’s catching! Today with Capt Scott, we were catching, family had...
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Andy H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome Experience

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 14, 2024
Everything was great Clean boat, caught fish, great captain and mate. Will for sure be back next year. Highly recommend
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