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John & Bryan Novotny

We just got back from our second trip with Capt. Don. It was a great trip just like our first. This time we took home 6.5 pounds of fillets from the Indian River. Saw a manatee right next to the boat too. Saw a bunch of tarpon, but couldn't get any to take the bait. All told, we caught about 25+ fish, with 10 keepers. Capt. Don is a true professional, very personable, fun to be with, and he's an expert with a fillet knife :-). We will book another trip - no hesitation.

Chris L

Cant wait to get out on the water with Capt. Don again! You can tell he truly loves his job. He is extremely knowledgeable about all things fishing. He got us on the fish the whole trip, had all the right bait and even went out of his way to ensure my two sons caught plenty of fish. He even gave them tips on how to improve their skills: casting, reading the water, and bait selection. The boat is impeccable, loaded with all the tools needed to increase the anglers success and his rods and reels are great quality. Capt. Don thanks for an awesome day!

Tarra DeAngelo

You never know what you're getting when you book an online fishing charter these days, but let me tell you captian Donald was the best!! He knows where the fish are and hes a natural on the water. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a nice day of catching a variety of fish to look him up. You won't be disappointed. We caught snook, trout, catfish, ladyfish and red fish. Whether you are a seasoned fisherman or not, East Coast Fishing is your charter! Thanks Donald for a great day on the water. Tarra and Bill

Mark Aanonson , Retired

My brother in-law Gary W. was visiting from out of town and wanted to catch some fish in the Indian River so we found Captain Don on the internet. Initially I just wanted him to show me some of the flats around Grant and Sebastian inlet and sort of teach me how to find them and fish them at a later time in my pontoon boat. He did just that but he also took us into the inlet and and gave us one of the best experiences of our lives. Four huge Reds and 3 snook, one of which was a keeper and made a delicious dinner that night. Don was a great captain. He worked hard for us the whole time. He pulled extra duty for me personally, an amputee with a prosthesis to make sure I didn’t fall off the boat. We’ll definitely be calling up Don again.

Mark Lipscomb, President of Ranger Termite & Pest Control

I was scheduled to come into town for a family wedding and talked to Don and knew he was our guy to set up our fishing trip with. Our expectations were not only meet but exceeded. I would highly recommend him for an enjoyable fishing experience. The fish (Snook) I was hoping to catch was on my line in the first hour of our trip. He went above and beyond ensuring that all aboard caught fish and had a very enjoyable time.

Tracey Lambe

I took my 14 year old son fishing with Don and we had a blast. He’s so accommodating, patient and knows where the fish are for sure - we each snagged some reds and boats all around us were just watching catching nothing. He really worked his butt off both before our trip and during to give us a great experience. Highly recommend!

Patrick Overley, Retired

This tour was freaking awesome. Donald crushed it we caught fish the entire trip exceeded all expectations great guide helpful and just a great day on the water thanks man

Harry Bogorad

I was put in charge of choosing a guide for myself and 3 friends. My friends think I am a genius now. Without really knowing I picked the best captain anyone could hope for. We had a fantastic experience catching lots of huge redfish, snook and bluefish. I am still wondering how we caught so many more fish than the boats nearby us. Do yourself a favor and charter with Captain Don. He is a great guy, loves fishing, very knowledgable and prepared with the right bait insuring your success.

Paul Chaplin

We had a great day of fishing with Captain Don. Jacks, redfish and snook. The inlet slam! Looking forward to our next trip. Thanks for such a good time fishing.

Armando Salvadore

Capt. Don is a superb guide! He is very knowledgeable of the area, dedicated to have you catch fish regardless the conditions, and his personality is highly appealing and full of joy! Highly recommend anyone looking up fishing guides, to book a trip with Don! His prices also are better than many others! He even gave us an extra hour to ensure we’d all catch fish, great person!

Rick P

Had a friend come down from up north with his son, needed a place to go fishing. Booked a trip with East Coast Fishing Charter, Capt. Don put us on the fish and we had a blast. I would highly recommend Captain Don for your next fishing trip. I know I’ll Be going back out with him very soon.


What a great day fishing with Captain Don!!!! We started by catching good bait. Then 10 snook, 1 huge redfish, 2 sharks, a Bonita and Spanish mackerel. Saw 5 manatees and 4 dolphin. The last snook I caught almost got eaten by a giant grouper right at the boat. Captain Don knows how to catch fish and even shared our bait to help another guide get fish for his clients. Will definitely be coming back.



Rick Swann

Snook overdose. Capt. Don was netting 2 at a time with several double hook ups! Excellent day of catching. We will be booking again soon. Thks Don.

Ryan Yates

Had a very nice trip with captain Donald today! First went off shore and caught a keeper Mutton snapper, and a few under sized ones, along with a bunch of sharks and a barracuda. Then went for snook on the way back in. The inlet was packed for father's day weekend, but Donald still found a secluded area, where the bite was good. Landed a lunker snook. Money well spent!

Art mcpherson, President

Great trip. Had a wonderful time... colder water fish were slow still caught 7 and had 2 keepers... best time ever... Art

James and David Marberger

After a long plane ride into Florida, a much needed fishing trip was one of our top priorities while visiting Vero Beach. Captain Don was very knowledgable and navigated us to some snook hotspots. After everything was said and done we left not only with some great fish but, also with great memories. Highly Recommended.

Brian and Travis Battista

So glad my brother and I got the experience the lagoon with Captain Don, seriously the best! We come to Space Coast area once or twice a year and so glad we found this charter we will definitely use again in the future and recommend to our friends! Thanks again man, I love the picture with the Redfish, hanging that one up for sure.

Tim/Karen O'Connor

Great day on the water! Just wanted to thank Captain Don for all the information he gave us and the laughs! Hopefully we can get back out on the water with you soon! Tim is dreaming of catching more Bull Reds and Trout. A truly memorable experience.

Andy /Jacob Miller

Took my son out fishing with East Coast Fishing Charters and we had a blast! We made a trip to see family and friends in Sebastian, Fl. Captain Don was recommended to us by a friend, and we had a great day with a great Captain. My son caught his first Redfish, and it was awesome seeing him reel it in. Just wanted to say “thanks” and see ya next time.

Mark & Peter Childers

We had an amazing time on the trip with Captain Don! My dad and I definitely book another trip next time we are visiting Melbourne. My dad really appreciated a guide who knew so much about the lagoon. The Snook and Redfish we caught are up there with the best we’ve landed, we love fishing in this area. Thank you Captain Don!