Banana River Fishing Charters

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Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Sebastian Inlet On Light Tackle

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne

Melbourne Inshore Assault

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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $94 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Oak Hill

Indian River Fishing Frenzy

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19 ft 1 - 4 People From $106 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Oak Hill

2-Hour Oak Hill Quick Trip

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19 ft 1 - 4 People From $63 / person

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

Epic Inshore Fishing Charters

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21 ft 1 - 6 People From $88 / person

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Half To Full Day Trip - 23' Cuda

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23 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Banana River

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Fishing Charters Near Banana River

If you're an angler who enjoys sightcasting to tailing Redfish in ultra-skinny water, this trip is your ticket! Known for its clear, shallow water and abundant fish population, the Mosquito Lagoon is a top spot for anglers looking to catch trophy-sized Reds. Your trip will begin at Bairs Cove Boat Ramp, where you'll be greeted by Captain Todd, an experienced fishing guide who has spent years exploring the Mosquito Lagoon. Once on board, you'll cruise along the lagoon's calm waters to reach the best fishing spots. Captain Todd's skiff is perfect for maneuvering through the shallow waters of the lagoon, allowing you to get up close and personal with the fish. As you scan the waters for signs of fish, Captain Todd will offer tips and techniques on how to catch Redfish on the flats. These fish are known for their hard-fighting nature and can be challenging to catch, but Captain Todd's knowledge and experience will give you the best chance of landing one. Throughout the trip, Captain Todd will provide all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and lures. He'll also ensure that the boat is stocked with plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen to keep you comfortable and hydrated. By the end of your charter fishing trip on the Mosquito Lagoon, you'll have had an incredible experience on the water, caught some impressive fish, and gained valuable knowledge and skills that you can use on future fishing adventures. The fish are waiting—get out there and have a blast! Read More

Flats Fishing Charter in Mims

Sight Fishing Mosquito Lagoon

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $200 / person

These trips start out on the sand and surf at first light. One of the best parts of the area is the serenity of watching a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic. Generally this is when the best fishing will start becoming active as the water starts to warm up and fish cruise the beaches taking advantage of the visibility. During your sunrise adventure Captain Rio will cover everything from what baits work best, how to cast from the surf and most importantly how to locate fish! Beyond equipping you with the basics, Captain Rio will teach you new techniques and will also educate you on why they work. Captain Rio will always do everything he can to ensure you have a successful day but, please be mindful you are indeed Fishing and conditions will vary day to day. Captain Rio will not tell you what you want to hear like some other guides just to take your money. He works very hard so you can enjoy your leisure time. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Sunrise Surf Fishing

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1 - 8 People From $75 / person

This trip we will cover everything from how to cast, bait, and locate fish. Captain Rio will teach you new techniques and will also educate you on why they work. Captain Rio will always do everything he can to ensure you have a successful day but, please be mindful you are indeed Fishing and conditions will vary day to day. Captain Rio will not tell you what you want to hear like some other guides just to take your money. He works very hard so you can enjoy your leisure time. Sunrise trips are also available (just select the 6am start time). These trips start out on the sand and surf at twilight. One of the best parts of the area is the serenity of watching a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic. Generally this is when the best fishing will start becoming active as the water starts to warm up and fish cruise the beaches taking advantage of the visibility. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Surf Fishing Success

100% (4)
1 - 8 People From $88 / person

Get ready to chase down some Big Reds and Big Snook with Captain Brandon out of Vero Beach! Meet up at Sebastian Inlet State Park to board his 23 foot Cuda by Andros Boatworks to fish comfortably and in style on your next salty adventure. With its 250hp motor, second station, Minn Kota trolling motor, and forward and rear seating, you’ll be catching fish, surfing, chasing lobster, cruising with dolphins, island hoping, enjoying epic sunsets, and more, quickly, safely, and comfortably Captain Brandon will provide you with all the fishing gear needed. This included rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. He’ll also clean and fillet your catch for free and supply you with drinks and a fishing license. The only thing you should bring is your favorite food Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Half To Full Day Trip

100% (8)
23 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

The tarpon, Atlantic tarpon or also called the silver king are one of the number one targeted sport fish on the earth. These fish are some of the best fighting fish anglers have come across with using light tackle. Central Florida offers a wide selection of two different tarpon fishing charters in the area and this is the closest tarpon fishing near Orlando you will find. We target big tarpon here throughout the warmer months in the spring through the fall along the beaches, just outside the inlets. The backcountry tarpon fishing is done on the Mosquito Lagoon Indian River year round on the flats in New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach. Typically April through November, with May, June, July, August, September and October being prime time for big beach, nearshore and backcountry tarpon. However the smaller tarpon can be found throughout the area year round in the far backcountry waters of the Indian River, Banana River, Sebastian Inlet and the Mosquito Lagoon. These fish range around 5 to 20 pounds, which are perfect for light tackle applications of both spin and fly. Along the beaches on the nearshore fishing trips is where you will find the 100 plus pound tarpon. These begin showing up in April and is in full force all summer long. On these charters we also have a chance to catch several other fish as well, just not tarpon. Snook and redfish are in the same areas. Please contact me for details on booking a tarpon charter on the Mosquito Lagoon, Ponce Inlet, Port Canaveral, Banana River, Sebastian Inlet or Indian River. I would be happy to explain to you the different areas and choices you have and which charter might best fit your needs. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Edgewater

New Smyrna Beach & Daytona Beach Tarpon Fishing

100% (3)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

You will be sight fishing from the bow of a flats skiff in the Mosquito Lagoon or Indian River Lagoon. Despite the scary name, there are no mosquitoes on the water. With clear skies and water, you can see fish within casting distance. In addition, we look for tails, fins, and wakes from single fish, groups or schools. Year round targets include redfish (red drum), spotted seatrout, and black drum. Seasonal catches may include tarpon and snook. Your captain has nearly 20 years of guiding experience specializing in sight fishing these waters. Capt. Chris is a certified fly casting instructor with the FFI for those wanting to improve their cast. Fly fishing in this area is primarily sight fishing which means you are casting at specific targets. 7 weight rods are used most often with 5, 9, and 12 wt rods for specific species. This trip is not for beginner level fly anglers due to the need for speed and accuracy in casting. I can provide all tackle and flies at no additional charge, or you may bring your own. In the event conditions for fly fishing are not optimal, spinning tackle will also be available on board. Fly fishing trips are usually started at first light unless otherwise dictated by weather or other factors discussed in advance. All trips are catch, photo, release only. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Allenhurst

Saltwater Fly Fishing Near Orlando & Disney

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16 ft 1 - 2 People From $238 / person

If you know your trying to fish two days, Captain Brandon has a great deal for you! Book here to get two full days of fishing chasing Big Reds and Big Snook with Captain Brandon to get a discounted rate and more attention from your Captain! Both days you'll meet up at Sebastian Inlet State Park to board his 23 foot Cuda by Andros Boatworks to fish comforably and in style on your next salty adventure. With its 250hp motor, second station, Minn Kota trolling motor, and forward and rear seating, you’ll be catching fish, surfing, chasing lobster, crusing with dolphins, island hoping, enjoying epic sunsets and more, quickly, safely and comfortably The captain will provide you with all the fishing gear needed. This included rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. He’ll also clean and fillet your catch for free and supply you with drinks and a fishing license. The only thing you should bring is your favorite food Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Back-to-Back Day Charters

100% (8)
23 ft 1 - 6 People From $208 / person

You will be sight fishing from the bow of a flats skiff in the Mosquito Lagoon or Indian River Lagoon. Despite the scary name, mosquitoes are not a problem on the water. With clear skies and clean water, you can see fish within casting distance. In addition, we look for tails, fins, and wakes from single fish, groups or schools. Year round targets include redfish (red drum), spotted seatrout, and black drum. Seasonal catches may include tarpon and snook. Your captain has nearly 20 years of guiding experience specializing in sight fishing these waters. This fishing can be done by people of all skill levels but is best suited for adults and those with prior casting experience. For trips with kids and less experienced anglers, look for my "Daytona Beach/New Smyrna Easy Catching Trip". You may request spinning tackle or fly fishing. Capt. Chris is a certified fly casting instructor with the FFI for those wanting to improve their cast. Top quality tackle is provided with your trip. Anglers bring their own food and drink. Sight fishing trips are usually started at first light unless otherwise dictated by weather or other factors discussed in advance. All trips are catch, photo, release only. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Allenhurst

Saltwater Backcountry Sight Fishing The Flats

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16 ft 1 - 2 People From $238 / person

Are you ready to reel in the big one on the Florida coast? Join Captain Matt on a surf fishing charter in Melbourne Beach for an unforgettable fishing experience! Captain Matt is a local expert with years of experience fishing the waters of Melbourne Beach. He knows the best spots to catch a variety of fish including Red Drum, Snook, Tarpon, and many more. With his expert guidance, you'll have the opportunity to reel in some truly impressive catches. You'll be fishing from the beach, throwing bait and lures deep into the surf to attract bites. Captain Matt will provide you with all the necessary gear, including rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. He will also teach you the proper techniques and tactics to use while fishing the surf. The excitement starts as soon as you set foot on the beach, as you and your group scan the water for signs of fish. As you cast your line, the anticipation builds as you wait for that telltale tug on the end of your line. When you feel that satisfying jolt, you'll know it's game on! But the fishing isn't the only thing that makes this trip so special. Melbourne Beach offers some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Florida, and as you fish, you'll have the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of nature. Keep an eye out for a variety of bird species, and other wildlife such as dolphins, manatees and sea turtles that may be swimming around. Captain Matt is not only an expert in finding the fish but also a great teacher, he'll be happy to share his knowledge and tips to help you improve your fishing skills, whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman. Don't miss out on the fishing trip of a lifetime with Captain Matt! Join him on Melbourne Beach for an action-packed day of surf fishing! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Melbourne Beach

Pompano Surf Fishing Special

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1 - 6 People From $83 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Banana River

What are the best fishing charters in Banana River?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 trips in Banana River, and the most popular trips in the area are Sebastian Inlet on Light Tackle guided by Greg, Melbourne Inshore Assault guided by Owen, and Indian River Fishing Frenzy guided by Neal.

Our guides in Banana River are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2203 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a charter in are Melbourne Beach, Allenhurst and Melbourne.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Banana River? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Banana River.

What types of fishing charters are common in Banana River?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Banana River as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Banana River are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. snook, and 4. black drum.

The most common fishing techniques in Banana River are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but sight casting and fly fishing are popular as well.

How much do Banana River fishing charters cost?

in Banana River prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $1,653, but the average price for a half day trip in Banana River is $509. The average price for a full day trip in Banana River is $844.

What month is best for fishing in Banana River?

The most popular season for fishing in Banana River is fall, and most anglers book their trips 8 days in advance.

Do I need a Banana River fishing license and what are the bag limits in Banana River?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Banana River, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Banana River. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Banana River.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We recommend this outing to all. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our grandkids loved it and would like to do it again.

    Denise M. with Rio S. of Melbourne Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We loved our trip with Captain Neal! Him and his family have so much interesting history with the town and river. You can tell he’s a very experienced fisherman through his knowledge of the best fishing spots and the species. He’s friendly and has a great sense of humor. We caught a lot of black drum and red drum along with snook and spotted trout. It was a great time even in the off season. Highly suggest Neal for your quick morning trip!

    Emily W. with Neal G. of Oak Hill, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing day with Captain Greg fishing out of Florida! Caught quite a few nice sized snook, and a few other smaller species. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back to fish with him.

    Dawn T. with Greg B. of Melbourne Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    It was amazing Greg made everything easy and fun will definitely do it again

    Jose P. with Greg B. of Melbourne Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was great. Both my brother and I had a good time. The trip was priced reasonably and Neal was very knowledgeable. Had a great time.

    Nicholas M. with Neal G. of Oak Hill, Florida

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