Fishing Charters Near Vero Beach, Florida

Fishing Charters

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!


Snook fishing at Vero Tackle & Watersports

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Vero Tackle & Watersports

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 fished before. During your fishing charter, you’ll learn more about the best Vero Beach fishing spots, 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!

    Fishing Charters Vero Beach Florida

    Inshore Fishing Charter Rates

    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:

    ·        Snook

    ·        Red Drum (Red Fish)

    ·        Spotted Sea Trout

    ·        Triple Tail

    ·        Flounder

    ·        Lady Fish

    ·        Mangrove Snapper

    ·        Permit

    ·        Gag Grouper


    ·        Black Drum

    ·        Jack Crevalle

    ·        Bluefish

    ·        Pompano

    ·        Sheepshead

    ·        Spanish Mackerel

    ·        Tarpon

    ·        Whiting


    Fishing charter captain Matt Reynolds holding fish next to young boy

    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:

      Fishing charter captain Tom Fredrickson holding large caught fish

      Tom Fredrickson Fishing Charter

      Tom has been a fisherman for 50 years, with nine years as a captain and nine years as a charter 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.

      Book your fishing charter with Tom today!

      Fishing charter captain Billy Davenport Sr holding caught fish next to wife

      Donovan Brady Fishing Charter

      Capt Donovan is a USCG licensed captain and runs a Ranger Cayman 164 which fits 1-3 guests. He also runs a Carolina Skiff 19DLX which comfortably fishes 4-6 guests. He’s a lifelong fisherman with years of experience fishing all over Florida’s coasts. He is a very patient, child friendly guide and is very accommodating to all requests. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have for him! He specializes in fly fishing trips and recommends nighttime trips if you specifically want to target snook.

      Book your fishing charter with Capt Donovan now!

      Mike Dimino Fishing Charters

      Mike Dimino Fishing Charter

      Mike Dimino is a USCG licensed captain and runs a Ranger 2180 Bay which fits 1-3 guests. Mike has been fishing on the East Coast of Florida his entire life. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have for him! 

      Book your fishing charter with Mike Dimino now!

      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 the full amount of Fishing Charter
      • Cancellation after 5pm day before will be charged the full amount of Fishing Charter
      • Cancellation within 24 hours* of the charter will be charged the 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
      • The 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 may 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 to charge you and not take you fishing. But if you cancel last minute you leave a captain onshore 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 the 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.”

        – Brian L

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        Vero Tackle & Watersports
        3321 Bridge Plaza Drive
        Vero Beach, FL 32963

        Mon 7am-6pm
        Tues 7am-6pm
        Wed 7am-6pm
        Thur 7am-6pm
        Fri    7am-6pm
        Sat   6am-6pm
        Sun  6am-6pm