Fishing Charters Near Vero Beach, Florida
If you’re looking to experience fishing in the Indian River Lagoon or near shore ocean fishing, you’ve come to the best place in town with Vero Tackle and Marina. When you book a fishing charter expedition with us, you can choose how long you’d like to spend on the water as well as who you’d like to captain your charter!
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Why Choose Vero Tackle & Watersports for Your Fishing Charters?
Fishing charters offer a unique fishing experience for those who often fish as well as those who have never done it before. During your fishing charter, you’ll learn more about the best fishing spots in the area, get fishing tips and catch a variety of beautiful and delicious fish!
Our inshore flats boats cater to one to four anglers, perfect for a day of fishing for small groups. For larger parties, we have a 28-foot pontoon boat that can fit groups of four to six people. Fishing charters with us are a fun day for just you and a friend, your family or a larger group. Our vessels are great for private fishing tournaments or corporate retreats, so book a fishing charter with us for your group today!
Inshore Fishing Charter Rates
1/2 Day4 Hours / 2 Anglers
- Additional angler $50 each
- Max 6 Anglers
3/4 Day6 Hours/ 2 Anglers
- Additional angler $75 each
- Max 6 Anglers
Full Day8 Hours/ 2 Anglers
- Additional angler $100 each
- Max 6 Anglers
Beach and Inlet Charter Rates
3/4 Day6 Hours/ 2 Anglers
- Additional Anglers $100 each
- 4 Anglers Max
Offshore Fishing Charter Rates:
Please call us for pricing and availability.
Types of Fish We Catch
One of the best parts of a fishing charter with us is the opportunity to catch a variety of fish. The local fish are beautiful to see in the water and even better to catch and eat! Book your chartering trip based on the kinds of fish you could catch, or just see what you can get!
During inshore lagoon fishing trips, you can catch varieties of fish such as:
· Red Drum (Red Fish)
· Spotted Sea Trout
· Triple Tail
· Lady Fish
· Mangrove Snapper
· Gag Grouper
· Black Drum
· Jack Crevalle
· Spanish Mackerel
Our Passionate and Experienced Captains
When you choose a fishing charter trip with Vero Tackle & Watersports, one of our experienced captains will accompany you. Our captains are seasoned and have been fishing nearly their whole lives. They know the water better than the land! We have six captains who can each take one to four anglers. No matter which captain you choose to charter your fishing expedition, you will enjoy fishing in the Vero Beach area.
Our captains are:
Brian is an avid fisherman who boasts over 45 years of fishing experience. He has been a captain for 27 years and has been a fishing guide for 26 years. Brian has his 100 tons masters captains’ license and a USCG license, and he is also a certified EMT. His charter expeditions are inshore on a 24 foot Islamorada, suitable for up to four anglers. Brian also does fly fishing trips.
Billy Davenport Sr.
Billy Sr. has his OUPV 6 pack captains’ license and uses a Hewes 19 Redfish boat that fits three guests for his fishing expeditions. He’s a lifetime fisherman with 10 years of experience as a captain and 10 years as a fishing guide. His fishing charter trips are inshore, and he also charters fly fishing trips. Billy Sr. has won many local fishing tournaments and says his favorite fish to catch are snook, redfish, trout and tarpon.
Tom has been a fisherman for 50 years, with nine years as a captain and nine years as a fishing guide. His captains’ license is the Coast Guard OUPV or 6 pack, and he also has certifications for CPR and First Aid. Tom does inshore fishing charters and fly fishing trips on an 18-foot Maverick Master Angler flats boat that fits four people.
Bruddy has his OUPV captains’ license and is also licensed with the Coast Guard. He does inshore fishing charters and fly fishing trips on a 21-foot Maverick Master Angler that seats three guests. Bruddy has been fishing since childhood and has spent 20 years as a captain and 20 years as a fishing guide.
Andrew does inshore, beach and inlet fishing charters from a Shearwater Bay Boat that is 20 feet long and seats four guests. He has been fishing for 22 years, has been a captain for two years and has been a fishing guide for one and a half years. Andrew has a 6 pack captains’ license. He does not charter fly fishing trips.
Matt has been a fisherman for 15 years and has been a captain and fishing guide for three years. He has his 6 pack captains’ license. Matt leads inshore, beach and inlet fishing charters from a 22-foot Pathfinder boat. He can accommodate four guests and does not charter fly fishing trips.
Billy Davenport Jr.
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Cancellation Policy for Fishing Charters
All Fishing Charter bookings made by phone require a credit card that will be authorized for the full amount of the Charter. Online bookings made through our website will take full payment at the time of booking. Without an authorized card or full payment your trip is not confirmed, and a captain will not be scheduled. You may change cards or pay cash the day of the charter, you can even split charged between anglers.
- No-Show-No-Call will be charged full amount of Fishing Charter
- Cancellation after 5pm day before will be charged full amount of Fishing Charter
- Cancellation within 24 hours* of charter will be charged full amount of Fishing Charter
- Bookings made within 24 hours* of charter start time are non-refundable or transferable, unless Captain cancels the trip for weather or mechanical
- Captain may cancel the Fishing Charter for weather or mechanical issue at any time. You will be rescheduled or refunded if unable to reschedule. Only the Captain my cancel for weather, Florida weather is unique, rain percentage does not necessarily mean it will rain.
- Cancellation between 72 hours* and 24 hours* will receive a gift card or reschedule for another date in the future.
- Cancellation more than 72 hours* before the Fishing Charter will receive a full refund if booked online, or release of authorization.
The real point is that we want to take you fishing, we don’t want charge you and not take you fishing. But if you cancel last minute you leave a captain on shore without someone to go fishing with. Within the 24 hour window they likely passed up the opportunity to take someone else. Let’s just go fishing
*Fishing Charter start time will be used to determine hour window. i.e. 8am charter must cancel before 8am day before charter for it to be counted as 24 hours.
“Just got back from fishing the beautiful river with Capt. Brian. We had a great time. We caught 5 snook, a handful of redfish, several trout, and even snapper. My arms are totally worn out! There are several guides that do this here I’m sure they are all good. If you’re in Vero for a few days don’t miss out on the fishing. It’s soooo worth it.
After you fish don’t forget about the restaurant that you have to walk thru to get there. That place is incredible. I think it was called Riverside or something. The food is outstanding and the drinks were so justified after a long day of fishing with Brian. This place even cooked our fish for us!! We came back later that night for happy hour cause we loved it so much. We were not surprised that the place was packed with locals. They told us this is where everybody goes. So not only did we have a great fishing trip we also got to enjoy a great dinner right on the water. Don’t miss if you’re in Vero Beach.”
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Vero Tackle & Watersports
3321 Bridge Plaza Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963