Orlando Deep Sea Fishing Charter from New Smyrna Beach Florida.
Orlando Deep Sea Fishing Charter from New Smyrna Beach
Southwind Charters with Captain John Krall and First Mate Fred Zona.
Deep Sea fishing charter centrally located adjacent to Orlando on Florida's East coast in beautiful New Smyrna Beach. We are just short drive from many of the popular theme park destinations like Disney World, Epcot, Sea World or Universal Studios in Orlando and just minutes south of the Worlds Most Famous Beach, Daytona Beach.
Southwind Charters offers an Orlando deep sea fishing charter adventures out of New Smyrna Beach Ponce De Leon Inlet. Join us for some fantastic blue water, big game sportfishing action for Sailfish, Dolphin (Dorado), Wahoo, Tuna, Swordfish, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper and even an occasional Blue Marlin.
About the Captain
Originally from Baltimore Maryland, Captain John moved to Tittusville when he was just 6 years old where he spent his days fishing with his father at every opportunity he had. Eventually moving to New Smyrna Beach at age 14 where he has remained a resident for over 38 years. Captain John grew up fishing the backwaters of Ponce Inlet and the surrounding areas.
In 1975 Captain John began commercial fishing , working on several of the local fishing boats until receiving his Captains License from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1977 and began running boats for a living. His love for fishing eventually led him to buying his first boat called "Christopher" in 1985 which he used for Sword-Fishing, Tuna and a variety of bottom fishing.
In 1988 he bought a Longliner and Wreckfisher called the "Orion" and fished from North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico. For the next 10 years Captain John earned his livelihood providing fresh fish for the local market place.
After almost 20 years of fishing professionally Captain John traded in his long weeks at sea for a 40 foot vessel called the "Southwind". Today, Captain John enjoys offering private fishing charters where he gladly shares his vast fishing knowledge with his friends and guests.
Orlando Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boat
The Southwind is a 41 foot Jersey Sportfisherman that was custom designed in North Carolina. She has a large fishing cockpit with three fighting chairs and plenty of deck space for up to six passengers. She is equipped with all of the latest electronics and U.S. Coast Guard approved safety gear. She is powered by a 450hp Detroit Diesel and cruises comfortably at 20 knots. Captain John Krall is the owner and operator with over 28 years of experience in the ocean. This plus the expertise of First Mate Fred Zona make for memorable experience catching big game sportfish and a wide variety reef dwellers.
Orlando Fishing Charter Rates and Information
We'll provide everything you need for a safe and sucessful Orlando deep sea fishing trip including: rods, reels, bait, tackle, ice, fishing license and safe transportation to and from the fishing grounds. Just bring your own food and beverages and we'll take care of everything else.
Fishing cleaning and Trophy Mounting Services Available
Please Note: Prices do not include gratuity.
Half Day Fishing 4 Hours For 1-6 Passengers $600.00
The Half Day trips are perfect for first timer's and family's with young children (ages 5-10) who have never been out Deep Sea Fishing before. This trip keeps you closer to shore and just a short boat ride back to the dock should you decide to return early. On your Half Day Trip we will travel up to 15 miles off shore fishing for Bonita, King Mackeral, Barracuda, Shark, Smaller Grouper and a variety of Snapper. When conditions are favorable you may even get a shot at Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) or a Sailfish. The fish caught on this type of trip are mostly just for sport and and family fun. If you are looking to take home a good catch for eating, you may want to consider our 8 or 10 hour trips for a larger variety of table fare. This trip is great to have fun and spend quality time on the water with your family and friends.
Full Day Fishing 8 Hours
The Full Day Trip is for the more serious angler who wishes to catch and take home more edible fish. The typical 8 hour trip will take you out up to 30 miles offshore where you can bottom fish the various wrecks, natural and artificial reefs and other bottom structure for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack and a variety of other reef dwelling fish. The extra time also allows you to do some trolling for Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Sailfish, Wahoo, King Mackeral and of course the ever present Barracuda which can vary in size up to 4 and 5 feet long. In summary the full day trip gives you the opportunity to put some good fish in the box before turning your attention to more sporting top water action when trolling for more aggressive predators.
Full Day 10 Hours
By Far, Our Most Popular Trip
Departs At 6:00 Am And Returns At 4:00 Pm
The full day ten hour trip takes you out up to 45 miles offshore to fish the deep water edges of the gulf stream where a variety of migratory predators live. Most typically a run and gun type of fishing trip, the extra time gives the Captain a greater opportunity to find the best fishing conditions. Tidal rips, weedlines and floating debris tend to attract schools of bait fish which in turn attract feeding predators like Sailfish, Large Dolphin, Wahoo, King Fish, Cobia and the occaisional Atlantic Blue or White Marlin. This area is also known for great deep water bottom action when the current is slow. You can deep drop live or dead baits and artificial lures (jigs) in approximately 300+ foot of water for larger Grouper, Snapper and rod bending Amberjack which weight up to 100 lbs.
10 Hours For 1-6 Passengers
Big Game Trophy Sport Fishing
Departs At 6:00 Am And Returns At 6:00 Pm
For the more serious angler looking for true, big game sport fishing we offer our twelve hour Gulf Stream. This trip gives you the best opportunity to catch that "Trophy of a Lifetime". The twelve hour trip is a bit long but will surely please the most avid of fisherman. The Gulf Stream is like a fish highway for migrating predators. Large schools of bait fish are swept along the gulf stream traveling up and down the eastern seaboard attracting trophy sport fish like the Atlantic Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi, Dorado) and Wahoo. This twelve hour adventure offers you the most fun and exciting top water action and will surely return you home with some of your fondest " Memories of a Liftime".
12 Hours For 1-6 Passengers
4, 6, 8 & 10 hour Night Trips are also available during the spring and throughout the summer. On the four and six hour trips you will be fishing for sharks and just about anything else that bites the line. On the 8 & 10 hour night trips you will be fishing for Mangrove Snapper. The best opportunity for a good night trip is one week prior and one week following a full moon.
Burials At Sea
1 1/2 hour Ash Scattering Services for up to 14 people
We Also Offer Private Exscursions And Evenning River Cruises upon request
We invite you to come spend a day aboard the Southwind with Captain John and his first mate Fred Zona. If you're ready to put almost 3 decades of fishing experience to work for you, give us a call today and book your next Orlando deep sea fishing charter trip with confidence.