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Edith Gingras

Captain Don was great we managed to pull in 3 snook, was a tough fight but he talked us through it and helped when we needed it. Highly recommend his charter. Had a blast. Thanks...

Charlie Anderson , Tool Pusher

Can not say any more, what a fantastic experience! Captain Don was so informative and pointed out why different waters held different fish that we were about to catch. Bring a BIG cooler, he puts on the big fish! I just got home and looking at calendar to book a spring trip.

Donald Mather

Captain Don was great! If your looking for a charter with guy that can put you straight on big Snook and Redfish he's your guy! High quality equipment and a nice boat rounds out the package, you wont be disappointed.

Todd Sharp

Awesome fishing trip with Don, a great Capt with lots of knowledge. Capt put me on a huge fish of a life time a 42" Tarpon and with his experience he talked me through the fight which I finally landed. I would highly recommend Don for a non stop day of fishing. Thank you Don for the memory.

Lisa McCormick , Mrs

Don was a wonderful captain from beginning to end and we all had an awesome time. He is so experienced and really knows the waters and how to fish for snook. He was easy to take care in guiding each of us on setting up to catch and reel in the snook and constantly positive. Highly recommend him if you want a great experience fishing! Thanks Captain Don! Lisa & Craig

Ethan Kenney

My fiancé and I just had the time of our lives catching some really big fish with Captain Don. In the last hour of our charter we managed to double up on 2 really nice snook. Captain Don works extremely hard to make sure you have a memorable time and catch lots of fish. If you’re looking for a captain who is at the top of the fishing game and who you can also have a great time with, book your trip with Captain Don!

Jim & Linda

We had an amazing trip fishing with Captain Don, he is a friendly guy who goes above and beyond to get to know what you want from your trip and then aims to make wishes come true. We would highly recommend anyone to book with East Coast fishing charters and will be back ourselves if we get the chance

Tony R

Capt Don is the best!!! We had an incredible day fishing around Sebastian inlet. Great personality and family man. His expertise ensured a great day on the water. Looking forward to many future days out with him!

Jim & Rocco N

My son Rocco and I had a great time with Capt Don…Don is a skilled guide and put us right on the fish….big Reds and Snook…..I’ve also used Don for a more leisurely trip with my wife and he was more than accommodating with beginners. Highly recommend!!!

Jon K.

My family had a great trip with Captain Don. Everyone caught their biggest personal best snook and/or redfish on a beautiful morning. Capt. Don is well prepared, friendly and felt like part of the family. He also happens to be an excellent and professional fishing guide.

Donnie Ray

Capt Don is a literal Snook magnet. Stays in contact after you book, knows where the fish are and what they are hitting. Highly recommend. If our trip was a fishing show you would have thought it was filmed over several days. Not every time can be epic with double digit mid 30" snook like we had, but Capt Don will give it his best. Will be booking another trip asap

Jason Hodges

We took our first trip with Captain Don this morning, but hopefully not our last. My wife caught her first ever Snook and it was a great fish. I caught my lifetime best snook (38 inches) and Redfish along with several other solid Snook and a hard fighting Jack Crevalle. Captain Don is very knowledgeable of the area and does a great job of instruction about the techniques and coaching through fighting and landing the fish.

Mark Brewer

Four of us spent Father’s Day 2020 with Capt. Don. His experience lead us to bait fish, then larger game fish (King’s, Bonita and for better or worse a shark). He was timely, professional and friendly. His boat and equipment were in great condition. He sent us home with several fillets. We will definitely book future charters with Capt. Don. Thank you for an outstanding experience! Mark Brewer

Josiah Cartwright

Long week was all worth it to spend a few hours on the boat fishing with Captain Don. I am certain it was an experience my 12-year-old will never forget, I know I won't. Thanks for a great day. Looking forward to our next one.

James Rossi- Paige G

We had a great time with Captain Don. He cared about making sure everyone had a great time, and caters to his customers. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and personable guide for a great day on the water.

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!