Fishing Charters on the Indian River Lagoon


Ready for an exciting day of reeling in prized fish like snook, tarpon, and redfish? Our partner company, Vero Tackle & Watersports, offers top-notch fishing charters both inshore on the Indian River Lagoon and nearshore in the shallows of the Atlantic Ocean.

Indian River County is a renowned fishing destination and boasts a wide variety of beautiful and delicious game fish species. Fishing charter guests at Vero Tackle & Watersports can expect to catch several species of fish depending on the time of year. 

Fishing Charters Vero Beach Florida

Fishing Charters

Fishing trips on the Indian River Lagoon are very special. The River is one of the most bio-diverse waterways in North America. Being a brackish estuary, it’s home to a huge variety of fish as well. We commonly catch: Snook, Red Fish, Tarpon, Spotted Sea Trout, and many others.




We work with several local fishing guides to tailor to your group size and fishing preferences, all of whom are experts on the Indian River Lagoon. Each guide has his own unique specialties like fly fishing or night fishing. 



Tom is a seasoned angler with over half a century of experience under his belt. He’s spent the past decade sharing his expertise as a USCG-certified captain and lagoon fishing guide. Safety is always a top priority with Captain Tom, who’s also certified in CPR and First Aid. If you’re a fly fishing enthusiast, you’re in good hands with Tom. His mastery of the technique will ensure you have a productive day on the water. Set sail with Tom and experience a fishing trip you’ll be raving about for ages.

 Up to 3 people can join Tom on his 18’ Maverick Master Angler


Donovan is a lifelong fisherman with over 10 years of experience as a fishing guide. He holds a 100 Ton Master Captain’s License and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to navigating the waters of the Indian River Lagoon. Donovan is also an experienced fly fisherman and is available for morning, afternoon, and night charters. Looking for a bit of adventure? Ask about his inlet, nearshore, and shark fishing charters. Step aboard one of Donovan’s boats and set out on a fishing excursion you’ll never forget.


Night fishing – up to 3 people on a 16’ Ranger Cayman 164

Lagoon & inlet fishing – up to 4 people on a 19’ Carolina Skiff 19DLX

Nearshore fishing – up to 3 people on a 22’ Ranger Bay Boat


Kevin is a Vero Beach native who discovered his passion for fishing at a young age. With his deep knowledge of the local waters, he knows the best spots to cast a line and reel in a big catch. As a USCG and CPR/AED certified captain, Kevin prioritizes safety on board. He’s spent years traveling and fly fishing in the western US, and he’ll use the techniques he’s learned to help you master the art of fly fishing. Spend a day on the water with Kevin, and you’ll have fishing stories to tell for years to come.


Up to 2 people can join Kevin on his 18’ Maverick HPX-V 


Looking for a fishing charter that can accommodate your group of up to six people? Most Indian River Lagoon fishing guides use small flats boats, but we provide the option to fish from our spacious pontoon boat. Our pontoon boat fishing charters are great for family vacations and groups who simply want more room to move around. 

 We have two pontoon boat fishing guides who will be assigned to your fishing charter based on availability, Captain Billy Davenport Jr and Captain Shane Pichard. Both of our pontoon boat captains are skilled local guides with an enduring love for fishing. With either of these guides at your side, your time on the Indian River Lagoon will be exhilarating and fruitful. Get ready to make lasting memories with Billy Jr or Shane on our pontoon boat fishing charters.

Paddles By The Sea
3321 Bridge Plaza Dr
Vero Beach FL 32963

Mon 9am-5pm
Tues 9am-5pm
Wed 9am-5pm
Thu  9am-5pm
Fri   9am-5pm
Sat  9am-5pm
Sun 9am-5pm

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