Fishing Charters Near Vero Beach, Florida

Fishing Charters

Ever wondered where the real fishing hotspots are in Vero Beach? We’re sharing the secret locations only on our charter tours.

Snook fishing at Vero Tackle & Watersports

Don’t miss out on catching the ‘Big One’ that you’ll be bragging about for years—our captains know just where to find them

Fishing Charter with Donovan

Donovan Brady Fishing Charter

USCG Licensed Captain
With Capt Donovan at the helm, you’re in safe and skilled hands. His U.S. Coast Guard license ensures a professional, secure, and reliable fishing experience.

Customizable Experience
Want to fly fish, or shark fish, or just relax on the water? Your wishes dictate the trip. Capt Donovan is flexible and accommodating, ensuring you get the fishing experience you desire.

Fully Equipped Boat
Set out on a 220 Ranger Bahia, a boat designed to offer you both comfort and functionality. From fishing gear to seating, everything you need for a successful day on the water is onboard.

Local Expertise
As President of the Treasure Coast CCA chapter, you’ll benefit from Capt Donovan’s in-depth knowledge of local waters and habitats. Make the most of your time by fishing where the fish are biting.

Fishing Charters Vero Beach

Tom Fred Fishing Charter

Experienced Captain Guide
With Captain Tom Fredrickson’s nine+ years of guiding expertise, you’ll be in the hands of a seasoned professional. His personalized guidance ensures you’ll master the best fishing techniques on your adventure.

Six-Pack Captain’s License
Your safety and satisfaction are paramount with Tom Fred, whose credentials guarantee a top-tier, legally compliant experience. Rest easy knowing you’re aboard with a captain who’s as legitimate as they come.

Intimate Fishing Trips
Your experience on the 18′ Maverick is exclusive and personal, with a maximum of three anglers, making every trip a special one. This means more one-on-one time with the captain and a serene environment to focus on your fishing.

Targeted Species Expertise
Captain Tom specializes in the fish species found in the Indian River Lagoon, providing you with the insights needed to snag the best catch. With his knowledge, your bait and tackle choices will be on point every time.

Fishing charters Vero Beach

Pontoon Boat Fishing Charter

Spacious Pontoon Boat
With ample room for casting and lounging, our pontoon boat ensures you fish in comfort. The spacious setup makes it perfect for both families and groups of friends.

Family-Friendly Experience
With stable, secure conditions, our pontoon boat is ideal for families with kids. Make it a family day out where everyone can enjoy, from little anglers to adults.

All Skill Levels Welcome
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete novice, our pontoon fishing charter is designed to accommodate all skill levels. You’ll feel right at home and pick up a few tips along the way.

Cooler Included
Stay refreshed during your adventure with our inclusive cooler, stocked with ice, water, and optional beverages. It’s just one less thing you have to worry about.

Have some Questions? Check out our FAQ page

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


    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.

      • Capt. Donovan is very knowledgeable and made our trip enjoyable. We caught multiple species of fish (8) which made for a fun filled morning! We also saw manatees and dolphins. He is highly recommend and we will definitely use him in the future.

        Google Review

        Matthew Sirianni

      • What a great experience!!! Capt. Shaun did everything he could to make it that way and we are so grateful for the wonderful day he gave us, and we caught lots of fish!! Will definitely go back and tell and bring more friends.

        Google Review


        Leslie C Walker

      • Family had a really good time fishing today. Our captain Shane was very patient and informative especially with the kids. We caught plenty of snappers and saw a good amount of local wildlife. And when it was all done the Captian was even nice enough to filet our fish that we caught. Highly recommend for anyone looking for something to do in Vero and will definitely book another trip in the future.

        Google Review

        Lester Haynes

      • Great day of fishing with Donovan. He was very knowledgeable and willing to share tips and information. Caught a variety of fish and a lot of them. Would highly recommend! Thanks for the great day.
        Google Review

        Kyle Beres

      Have a question? Send us a message


      15 + 5 =


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

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