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Address: New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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Fishing the backwaters and in the Atlantic Ocean in search of REDFISH,...

Fishing the backwaters and in the Atlantic Ocean in search of REDFISH, TARPON, TROUT, SHARKS, and more! Eco-tours and water sports charters available also.

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Charter Fishing

Best fishing captain and first mate you could fine in Florida don't waste your time going anywhere else.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2016
Krystian W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Best fishing captain and first mate you could fine in Florida don't waste your time going anywhere else.

Thank Krystian W
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Recommended by other captains, I'm sure he's good if he shows up. Scheduled a trip Jan 1 2015 for a family fishing trip. We drove 1100 miles from Pa to fish with our grandfather and uncle. The night before no answer, the morning of a no show. Read the reviews and almost didn't use him because of the no shows... More 

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CaptDoug0214, Owner at Captain Doug Hicks - Private Tours, responded to this review

I was asked, as well as John, to take this group because their Capt. could not. 4 days prior to the charter I called and informed them that Friday's weather was calling for a small craft advisory- which charter insurance does not cover for liability... Which is also not safe. Remember, we are talking about 40 miles offshore! I did... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

As other people have commented, Doug is not reliable. We had a charter planned and the morning we were supposed to go, his wife called to say he was having motor problems. Do yourself a favor and book with someone who is reliable.

1 Thank X2789PNroberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Capt Doug has been working the waters around Daytona and New Smyrna since he could hold a fishing pole up. That experience shows today in the way he runs a professional fishing charter service. He focuses on proven techniques for multiple species, still fish can be fickle and bite one day and not the next. I had a great time... More 

1 Thank Janine E
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Beware! Captain Doug is unprofessional, dishonest, and a very poor businessman. My wife booked me a chartered fishing trip for my birthday. While researching charter Captains on Yelp, she was led to Captain Doug's website. My wife's inquiry to Captain Doug resulted in her booking a trip on his 22 foot flats fishing boat (the one that is featured on... More 

6 Thank Gatorbill1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

As I was saying on my title, I went on a trip to famous NSB (NEW SMYRNA BEACH), and my family and I decided to try out our first off shore fishing experience. We stopped by NSB BAIT AND TACKLE and had a chat with a guy named BROOKS to find out some information about how we could get set... More 

3 Thank Wavesurviver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

Took the 8 hour trip and was very impressed with the knowledge of both, the captain and mate. I've been chartering boats for a very long time.. These are my east coast guys! The day was filled up with amberjack, Cobia, and tons of mahi-mahi! You've got a great thing going, Cap!

Thank Maxx0214
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

I I'm going to begin by saying I read the few reviews on Captain Doug on Trip Advisor before booking with him and I almost decided not to go with him based on Islandsole's review. That being said... We had a great charter and cannot say enough about the professionalism and courtesy that he and his mate Brooks showed us.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Called and confirmed with a credit card, reservations with Captain Doug. We went to the Marina to find the boat the night before so we knew exactly where it was. When I was searching for the boat, he was still near his other boat and I met him in person and he gave me directions to where his other boat... More 

3 Thank islandsole
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Our family had the best time with you, Capt. Doug!!! Caught so many fish and never laughed so hard... See you next year.

2 Thank Lisa0214t

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