Floating Time Daytona Beach Fishing Charters in Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing, Shark Fishing Trips
with Captain John Schmidt 386-871-6433
Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet

Your Florida Fishing Adventure begins just minutes from Daytona Beach!
Offshore Fishing Trips! Inshore Saltwater Fishing Trips! Shark Fishing Trips!

The most fun fishing in Daytona Beach with Captain John of Floating Time Charters
Captain John Schmidt
Let’s go fishing in Daytona Beach with Captain John

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Ladies are welcome on all our Daytona Beach fishing tripsAnother amberjack caught on a deep sea fishing charter in Daytona BeachSummer is Here!
Let’s Go Fishing
in Daytona Beach!

Come Fish the Famous Daytona Artificial Reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjacks, Cobia, Barracudas, Sharks and many other species!
Check out our Offshore Charters for more information.

Lady Anglers and Kids are Welcome!
Take the Whole Family on a Fishing Adventure with Captain John!

Inshore Fishing Trips on the beautiful Halifax River available all Summer!

Bottom fishing off the coast of Daytona BeachFish the Sunken USS Mindanao!
The USS Mindanao is a 446 foot World War II Liberty ship that carried supplies to American troops. She was sank 12 miles east of Daytona Beach in 1980 to create Daytona’s first artificial reef.

The Mindanao rests 85’ below the surface and is home to Snapper, Grouper, Amberjacks, Cobia, Sharks, Barracudas, Triggerfish, Spadefish, Sea Bass and many more species. This is some of the best offshore bottom fishing in the Daytona Beach area!
Offshore Fishing Trips

Come fishing offshore this summer in Daytona Beach
with Captain John and Floating Time Charters

We also serve the communities of New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange and Ponce Inlet.

Look what we’ve been catching!

Captain John holds up a big cobia he caught while fishing offshore in Daytona Beach A happy lady angler with her first amberjack after fishing with Captain John
Captain John offers fishing charters for the whole family Shark hooked on a recent Shark fishing trip Snappers are plentiful on our offshore fishing trips The guys caught an amberjack and a cobia fishing with Captain John

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This happy fisherman holds an Amberjack caught while fishing offshore near Daytona Beach with Captain John and Floating Time ChartersOffshore Fishing Charters in Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is Famous for Offshore Reef Fishing!
Since 1981 Volusia County has built 15 artificial reefs off the coast of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet. This hugely successful system of reefs consists of discarded concrete structures from culverts to bridges. They are perfect for bottom fishing and are home to many Snapper and Grouper species including the much sought after Red Snapper, large schools of Mangrove Snapper and huge Goliath Groupers and Warsaw Groupers. Preying on the schools of fish on the reefs are Amberjack, Sharks, Barracudas, Cobia and Tarpon.
Let’s go Offshore Fishing with Captain John! Captain John has been fishing offshore in Daytona Beach since the first artificial reefs were created. Captain John will use his experience and knowledge of the reef habitat to put you where the fish are! Most of all you’ll have lots of fun on an offshore fishing adventure with Captain John! We can also troll for large predator species such as cobia, mahi-mahi, wahoo, king mackerel and more!
More about Daytona Beach Offshore Fishing - For Prices see Fishing Rates

A monster Gator Trout caught on an inshore fishing charter near Daytona Beach, FloridaInshore Fishing Charters in Daytona Beach
Inshore Fishing is the Best Kept Fishing Secret in Daytona Beach!
Inshore fishing trips with Captain John and Floating Time Charters along the Halifax River, the Intracoastal Waterway, the coastal mangrove marshes and saltwater creeks. Our inshore fishing charters target Redfish, Snook, Pompano, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Black Drum and Sharks.

Inshore Saltwater Fishing on the Halifax River. Inshore fishing charters on the Halifax River with Captain John and Floating Time Charters begin just minutes from downtown Daytona Beach. The Halifax River is a saltwater estuary that ends at Ponce Inlet where the Halifax River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Many saltwater species migrate between the ocean and the brackish waters of the Halifax River. Come fishing the Halifax River with Captain John for Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Sharks, Sheepshead, Black Drum and more!
More about Daytona Beach Inshore Fishing - For Prices see Fishing Rates

A bull redfish caught while fishing nearshore by Daytona Beach with Floating Time ChartersNearshore Fishing Charters in Daytona Beach
Monster Bull Redfish are Biting Nearshore in Daytona Beach!
Just off the shores of Daytona Beach are some of the finest artificial reefs in the country! Within 2 miles of the Daytona Beach shoreline are highly productive artificial reefs laid down by Volusia County (which includes Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet). These reefs, made of old concrete structures such as culverts, pilings and bridge platforms, are home to a wide variety of sealife and especially the species we love to catch!

Go fishing with Captain John for Monster Bull Redfish, Sharks, Cobia, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, Sea Bass and more!
Up to 3 miles from shore!
Our Nearshore fishing trips are close to shore. That means less time traveling and more time fishing!
More about Daytona Beach Nearshore Fishing - For Prices see Fishing Rates

Shark caught while fishing just offshore on a shark fishing trip with Floating Time ChartersShark Fishing Trips in Daytona Beach
The Sharks are Biting in Daytona Beach!
Sharks are swimming right off the coast and we’re catching them!
With the highest number of shark attacks in the USA, Daytona Beach is famous for the large number of sharks that live in the local waters. Captain John’s Shark Fishing Trips take you fishing for sharks that are surprisingly close to the beaches of Daytona and New Smyrna Beach. We head out Ponce Inlet at the mouth of the Halifax River and hit the prime shark fishing waters, the artificial reefs less than 2 miles from the beaches!

Want to Catch Sharks Inshore?
Plenty of Sharks live in the brackish waters of the Halifax River near Daytona Beach! Bonnethead Sharks and Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks are especially abundant in the waters where we fish on our inshore fishing trips. Ask Captain John about getting in some shark fishing on your next Daytona Beach Inshore Fishing Charter.
More about Daytona Beach Shark Fishing - For Prices see Fishing Rates

This young fellow is pretty excited about shark fishingFamily Friendly Charters with Captain John
Floating Time Charters is Perfect for Families!
Whether it’s inshore fishing along the Halifax River, shark fishing along the shore or reef fishing offshore, you and your family will remember fishing with Captain John and Floating Time Charters as the highlight of your Daytona Beach vacation!
Take your family on a fun filled fishing and sightseeing trip on the Halifax river with Captain John! Our inshore fishing charters along the Halifax River are perfect for families. There’s plenty of dolphins, manatees and exotic waterbirds for the family to see while fishing in some of Florida’s most beautiful unspoiled wetlands. And there’s plenty of great fish to catch that will please even the most experienced anglers in your family! The calm waters of the Halifax River and the surrounding estuaries are easy on everyone from grandma and grandpa to the littlest anglers! The calm inland waters where we fish means an easier boat ride for everyone in your family (and less seasickness).
Captain John is great with Children and First Timers!
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Floating Time Charters offers private scenic charters and dolphin tours in Daytona Beach, FloridaDolphin Tours, Eco-Tours, Scenic Charters
Manatees and dolphins can be seen on our Daytona Beach scenic boat charters and tours
Dolphins, Manatees, Alligators, Exotic Waterbirds!

Come tour the beautiful Halifax River with Captain John on a private sightseeing charter. The Halifax River is home to manatees, dolphins, alligators, waterbirds and other exotic wildlife native to Florida. Along the way you’ll see fabulous waterfront homes and Florida’s Tallest Lighthouse at the beautiful town of Ponce Inlet.

For more Information and Prices see:
Daytona Beach Eco-Tours

Floating Time Charters offers large group fishing trips in Daytona BeachGroup Fishing Charters in Daytona Beach
More than 6 Persons in your Party?
Captain John and Floating Time Charters works as a team with two of the most experienced fishing guides in Daytona Beach, Captain Corey Simmons of On The Hook Charters and Captain Chuck ‘CB’ Bragg of CB Fishing Charters. Together they can arrange a private fishing charter for up to eighteen people.

Avoid the crowds of a pay-by-the-head party fishing boat and get personal attention for everyone in your group! Contact Captain John today to arrange a truly memorable fishing trip for your family and friends. Corporate outings, church and school groups, Scouting groups or any large group that wants to go fishing together in Daytona Beach.
For more information see: Group Charters or call Captain John at 386-871-6433

Captain John of Floating Time Charters aboard his fishing boat near Daytona Beach, Florida

Captain John aboard his 26’ Sea Fox with a 225 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine.

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Easy Departures near Daytona Beach
Captain John’s Fishing Charters depart just minutes from downtown Daytona Beach.
Our fishing charters and eco-tours depart from from Port Orange, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach. All 4 public boat ramps we use are between 6 and 14 miles from Daytona Beach.
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FAQs about Fishing with Captain John
First time fishing with Floating Time Charters?
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about going on a fishing trip in Daytona Beach with Captain John. It’s also a great checklist of what to bring and what not to bring to make sure you have the most fun on your fishing trip!
Fishing Charter FAQs

This bonnethead shark was caught on a Daytona Beach inshore fishing charter with Captain John of Floating Time ChartersA 30 pound redfish caught just off the Daytona Beach coast with Captain John and Floating Time ChartersVisit Captain John’s Photo Gallery
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Great pictures of Redfish, Snook, Sharks, Red Snapper, Amberjacks, Cobia, Pompano and Families just having fun fishing with Captain John!

Daytona Beach is a beautiful place to go fishing!
Scenic Photos from Floating Time Charters

Fishing in Daytona Beach with Captain John is more than a fishing trip,
 it’s also a scenic tour of some of Florida’s most beautiful waters!

The Halifax River near Daytona Beach, Florida

Scenes along the Halifax River. The Halifax River is home to dolphins, manatees and waterbirds like this comorant fishing from a buoy in the middle of the river. The Halifax River is the prime location for inshore, saltwater fishing in Daytona Beach. The brackish waters of the slow moving Halifax River are home to everything from Redfish and Snook to Sharks and Pompano. We also fish the Intracoastal Waterway and the rich coastal mangrove marshes between Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach.

Daytona Beach fishing charters often go to Spruce Creek

Scenes along the Halifax River. Spruce Creek. The mangrove lined marshes of Spruce Creek, popular with Daytona Beach fishing charters, flows into the Halifax River and is home to redfish, snook, flounder, black drum and manatees! Spruce Creek is a favorite destination of Captain John when targeting these popular inshore species. Spruce Creek is the largest tributary of the Halifax River south of Daytona Beach.

The Halifax River at Ponce Inlet south of Daytona Beach

Scenes along the Halifax River. The mouth of the Halifax River at Ponce Inlet. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is in the background. As we fish closer to Ponce Inlet and the salinity of the water increases, there are more and more species in the river typically found nearshore or even offshore such as Pompano, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle and even Barracuda. Sharks are very commonly caught while fishing in the Halifax River.

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Floating Time Daytona Beach Fishing Charters
Port Orange, Florida
Serving the Daytona Beach area

Captain John Schmidt

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