Frequently Asked Questions

New Smyrna Beach Fishing Guide

What Do We Need To Bring?

No Fishing License Required
SUNSCREEN or INSECT REPELLENT APPLY BEFORE you leave for your trip and REMOVE IT FROM YOUR HANDS. Nothing turns fish off more that a hint of sunscreen. And it Kills Live Bait Quick!
• Repellent may be necessary for the boat ramp area, mostly in the summer months. There is a good reason they call it Mosquito Lagoon. Generally bugs are not a problem after the boat leaves the ramp area.
BEVERAGES and SNACKS. Bring more water than you think you will need. You may bring your cooler.
For Cool Weather trips, dress in layered clothing.

Early Morning Redfish Caught near New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach Fishing Charters for Families

New Smyrna Beach Fishing Charters for Seatrout

Book A Trip

(386) 423-3474
We make every effort to be available for your call from 6:00am to 10:00pm EST.

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Do you want to fish for four or five hours?

We had a great time! My dad will always remember our special day of fishing. Thanks

-Andy DeWitt

Capt. Karty knows just where to go to find fish and he helps just enough!

-Trisha Scheible

Thank you so much for the Great day of fishing. We enjoyed ourselves sooo much. It was a day we will never forget. We all decided on the way home we could have fished that day till the sun went down.

-Mike, Keely, Rylee and Dale

My sons and I went on our first fishing trip and are glad we chose Capt. Karty. It was a terrific experience and we would do it again in a heartbeat.

-Mike Keating

We had a scenic fishing tour of the lagoon. Great fishing for redfish, a beautiful day and dolphins, manatees and birds to boot!

-Janet and Lloyd from Pennsylvania

Let's Talk Weather & Cancellations

Capt. Karty wakes in the wee hours to prepare for your trip. If the weather looks nasty, we will call you to postpone or cancel.

We take each situation individually and try to be extremely fair and have very rarely charged for cancellation.

If you cancel BEFORE the day of your trip, it will cost you $100. If the weather is truly not fishable, Karty will cancel on the day of your trip and you will owe nothing.

We would love nothing better than for you to enjoy a gorgeous day out on the water. We will do everything we can to make this happen for you.

Trips are weather cancellable by the Captain only, only on the day of your trip.

If you do not call to cancel, and Capt. Karty is left waiting at the ramp for you, we will charge $200 as the deposit guarantee.