A Day on the Water in New Smyrna Beach: Fishing Charters, Boat Rentals, and Boat Tours

There is no better way to see New Smyrna Beach than from the water.  With easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon, NSB has ample boating opportunities.  Whether you are looking for a dolphin tour to a deep sea fishing charter, New Smyrna Beach Fl is the perfect step off point to your next boating adventure.

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Boat Rentals: New Smyrna Beach

When exploring NSB, several companies provide boat rentals. New Smyrna Beach is located right on the intercostal waterway, which provides a straight trip up past Chicken Island, past sand bars to Disappearing Island and the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Here are our favorite New Smyrna Boat Rentals.

Sand Dollar Boat Rentals

Sand Dollar Boat Rentals is located on Middle Way right behind Merk’s Bar and the Bowling Alley on the New Smyrna North Causeway.  They have an assortment of pontoon boats, deck boats, and center consoles. 

Boat Types: Pontoon Boats, Deck Boats, Center Consoles

Rates: $275-$300 half day, $375-$450 full day

Address:  147 Middleway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Phone: 386-957-3913

Link: Sand Dollar Marina

River Deck Marina

River Deck Marina is located on Riverside Drive in the newly remodeled River Deck complex.  They offer several boat rentals for half or full day time slots.  They even have a tiki barge that they will rent starting at $300.  After your boat rental, New Smyrna has great restaurants and bars to choose from, and you will find the River Deck Tiki Bar and Restaurant right next to their marina.  

Boat Types: Pontoon Boats, Tiki Boat

Rates: $240-300 half day, $300-$360 full day

Address:  111 North Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Phone: 386-428-7827

Link: River Deck Marina

NSB Marina at Outriggers

The Marina at Outriggers is another great spot to find boat rentals.  New Smyrna has exceptional intercoastal views, and this marina on the north causeway lets you right off conveniently into the intercoastal to explore the beautiful local waters.  The marina itself is also home to a tackle shop and Outriggers restaurant with one of the nicest views in town.  

Boat Types: Pontoon Boat Rentals

Address:  200 Boatyard St. New Smyrna Beach, FL

Phone: 386-427-4514

Link: Outriggers Marina

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Fishing Charters: New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach fishing charters are a great way to explore the local waters. NSB has a wide assortment of deep sea and inshore fishing charters at all levels of fishing. Here is our list of some of the best charters in town.

New Smyrna Inshore Fishing Charters

Florida Inshore Fishing Charters

Florida Inshore Fishing Charters provide all supplies and take you to explore Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, and Ponce Inlet. Captain Drew has run Florida Inshore Fishing for over 30 years, and reviews are always excellent reporting the best fishing trips. New Smyrna Beach is a great place to take families on their first fishing trip, and Captain Drew is known for his family friendly, fun fishing adventures.

Charters:  Inshore Fishing (Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River)

Rates: Four Hours $425, Full day $850

Phone: 352-223-7897

Link: New Smyrna Inshore Fishing Charters

Spot n Tail Fishing Charters

Spot n Tail Fishing Charters base out of Mosquito Lagoon, New Smyrna, and Daytona. Captain Patrick grew up in East Central Florid, and guests rave about his knowledge of the area and local waters. Spot n Tail is a great choice if you are looking for expert chartering on the inshore waters of New Smyrna Beach.

Charters:  Inshore Fishing (Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River)

Rates: Four hours $400, six hours $500

Phone: 386-566-1394

Link: Spot n Tail Fishing Charters

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New Smyrna Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Holy Smokes Fishing Charters

Captain Dan Ballard of Holy Smokes Fishing Charters has been on the east coast of Florida and is a US Coast Guard licensed fishing captain specializing in deep sea fishing. New Smyrna Beach has several options for deep sea fishing, and Holy Smokes is a great choice for experienced fishers or families.

Charters:  Inshore and Offshore Fishing

Rates: 6 hours $650, Full day $850

Phone: 407-702-5309

Address:  162 N. Causeway, NSB

Link: Holy Smokes Fishing Charters

The Fishing Guy

Captain Fred, the Fishing Guy, has one of the highest rated New Smyrna Beach Charter Fishing trips in the area. He is knowledgeable and helpful, and runs a great deep sea NSB fishing charter.

Charters:   Inshore and Offshore Fishing

Rates: Half Day $400, Full day $550, Night Fishing (5 hours) $600

Phone: 407-948-5035

Link: The Fishing Guy

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Boat Tours: New Smyrna Beach

If you are hoping to get on the water in New Smyrna Beach, but aren’t interested in fishing, consider taking a boat or dolphin tour. New Smyrna Beach is breathtaking on the water, and a great place to see dolphins and birds. Here are our favorite New Smyrna Beach Boat Tours.

Marine Discovery Center Boat Tour

The Marine Discovery Center Boat Tour is a great way to explore the Indian River Lagoon. Via pontoon boat, they offer Eco Cruises, Lighthouse Dolphin Cruises, full moon boat tours, and even a New Smyrna Beach Sunset Cruise. You can find tours most days. There is an eight person minimum to have a tour leave.

Rates: $32 for adults, 17$ for children under twelve.

Phone: (386) 428-4828

Link: Marine Discovery Center Boat Tour

Turtle Mound River Tours

Turtle Mound River Tours offers breathtaking boat tours of Canaveral National Sea Shore. Guests will see dolphins, manatees, and beautiful birds. Guests love these boat tours, and they are highly rated on review sites.

Rates: $30-$40 per person

Phone: 386-957-1207

Link: Turtle Mound River Tours

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