18' Hell's Bay Guide Boat In Ormond Beach
So you want to catch fish? Big fish? This is your lucky day, because you are reading about the best guide in Northeast Florida. You don't have to go to the Keys to find tarpon, snook, sea trout, redfish and a host of other powerful fighting inshore game fish, including the notorius Jack Cravelle. We want you to catch fish, but more than that - we want you to have an enjoyable experience that you will remember for years to come. You'll ride in a custom-built Hell's Bay Guide 18' Skiff. This boat is equipped with the latest electronic and safety equipment. The boat is light in weight and deadly quiet. It has the driest dry storage the captain has ever seen. The boat tracks great and the workmanship is the finest you can get. Please contact us to find out more about the Hell’s Bay Guide. Our Rates: 4 hour tour ........... $300.00 6 hour tour ........... $400.00. An 8 hour tour is available by request.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 3 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Bass Boat
Captain Kent Gibbens is a life-long resident of Daytona Beach. He began fishing the Mosquito Lagoon area in the late 50’s with his father. Mostly they caught trout, not what people call GATOR trout but fish in the 8-12 pound class. Most were caught free lining live shrimp. Red fish for the most part were caught in the surf in the fall of the year when the bait pods come through; these were schools so big you could not see the beginning or the end. Red fish, tarpon and spinner sharks were everywhere and life was great. This area has produced more than 25 World Record catches. Kent began guiding after college. After teaching high school he opened a tackle shop in South Daytona. People would come in looking for a guide and there were none to be had. At the time Kent had a 17 foot Make Angler with a 85 HP motor. Over the years I have fished many different boats: 17 Mako, 17 Boston Whaler, 15 Mitchell, 17 Hewes Bonefisher (one of the first 12 Bob Hewes made in 1970), 1890 Action Craft, 17 Maverick HPX and now the Hell’s Bay Guide 18 (1990). Kent has spent an enormous amount of time learning the area and the fish. He does not have to resort to running the flats to find fish. He knows where they live and loves to share his knowledge and expertise. Kent is known as a teacher and lecturer. Besides his many talents as a fishing guide, Captain Gibbens has many other accomplishments.
Features & Details
- Fishing gear
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Fish Finder
- Outboard Engine
- Wheel steering
- Single Engine
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.