Captain John specializes in inshore, backcountry fishing trips near Daytona Beach, Florida. These are brackish waters with saltwater species including Sharks!
Inshore Fishing Trips
4 hour $350
6 hour $450
8 hour $550
Prices are for 2 people
$50 each additional person
Maximum 6 people
Includes everything you need to fish: fishing licenses, tackle, bait, ice, fish cleaning, etc.
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Our inshore fishing trips begin just minutes from downtown Daytona Beach.
Where We Fish
The areas we fish includes the Halifax River, the Intracoastal Waterway, Ponce Inlet, Spruce Creek and New Smyrna Creek. These inshore fishing hotspots are all just south of Daytona Beach. The ride from downtown Daytona Beach to any of Captain John's favorite launch locations is about 10 to 20 minutes. Captain John will meet you at a convenient public boat ramp near Daytona Beach with plenty of parking available. The public boat ramps he uses are all between 6 and 14 miles from Daytona Beach.
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The brackish waters of the lower Halifax River basin and the coastal marshes near Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach are home to a huge variety of species. These fishing grounds are home base for Captain John and Floating Time Charters!
The species we target on our inshore fishing charters include: Redfish, Snook, Spotted Sea Trout, Pompano, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead and Black Drum. Because of the proximity to Ponce Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean, there are also plenty of saltwater species available that are usually associated with nearshore or offshore fishing including: Sharks, Barracudas and Spanish Mackerel.
The Halifax River
The Halifax is a coastal river running north to south parallel with the Atlantic Ocean. The river begins in the northeast corner of Volusia County (where Daytona Beach is located) and flows slowly southwardly for 25 miles until it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Ponce Inlet. The narrow land between the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean is a virtual barrier island. This is where the beaches are located.
The Halifax River is only 25 miles long yet it runs through some of the most pristine wetlands in Central Florida. The central portion of the river including Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Port Orange are largely developed but the northern and southern sections of the Halifax River are largely untouched natural wetlands, estuaries and streams that feed the Halifax.
The Halifax River is part of the east coast Intracoastal Waterway system. The mouth of the Halifax River is at Ponce Inlet where it runs directly into the Atlantic Ocean. However, the Intracoastal Waterway continues on south of Ponce Inlet to the town New Smyrna Beach and down along the coast. The rich wetlands and estuaries also continue past Ponce Inlet to the town of New Smyrna Beach. Here, adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway are pristine mangrove marshes and streams such as New Smyrna Creek.
Captain John's inshore fishing charters take anglers fishing in the pristine southern section of the Halifax River basin south of Daytona Beach and along the Intracoastal Waterway and the adjoining mangrove marshes between Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach.