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Charter Info & Rates

CNY on the FLY specializes in sight fishing in shallow water. We love the anticipation and intensity of watching the fish eat a well placed fly or lure, regardless of the species we are chasing. From Vero Beach to the FL Panhandle, we fish a variety of locations throughout the year. Wherever you find us, you can count on us being focused on the most exciting inshore saltwater fishing available.

We offer half and full day charters, as well as seasonal charters (full day only) for tarpon. Our half day charters are ideal for anglers with limited time, but still desiring a chance to get out on the water. Our full day trips allow more time to fish multiple spots and various stages of the tide. We recommend this trip to ensure that no matter what time and where the bite may be, we have it covered. For more info on our locations, see the Vero Beach and FL Panhandle pages of our site. Our rates, booking details, travel info, and deposit/cancellation policies are below.

To book a trip, simply give us a call at 772.643.2735 or click on the booking buttons below to request dates.

I’ve been fishing with Christian for over 9 years now. From sight casting giant tarpon on the FL Panhandle, to surface feeding bull reds in the LA marshes, he’s always guided with unparalleled enthusiasm, intensity, and professionalism on the water. My teenage sons and I have all caught some truly fabulous fish with him. These are the reasons we keep coming back year after year to fish with Christian.

— Luke Kellog | San Antonio, TX

Some guides sit at home on their days off, only to take their next client to the same spot they took their last one. A day off for Christian is a day spent on the water learning, always expanding his base of knowledge, and staying on top of the fish. In the end, this is what separates the best guides from the rest.

— Charlie Johnson | Maverick Boats

Half Day


4 Hours

  • 1-2 Anglers
  • Day Break to Lunchtime
  • Departures may vary by season/tides

Full Day


8 Hours

  • 1-2 Anglers
  • Day Break to Mid-afternoon
  • Ample time to cover multiple tides/spots

FL Panhandle Tarpon


Full Day

  • 1-2 Anglers
  • Seasonal: May-August
  • Areas surrounding Apalachicola, FL

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

Deposits: A 25% deposit is due at time of booking the trip. Deposits are refundable if the trip is canceled due to weather / “guides call”. Deposits are non-refundable if cancellations are not made in writing via email prior to 2 weeks before trip.

Cancellations: If notice of cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance, a full refund will be sent to the requested address. Again, cancellations within 2 weeks of the trip are nonrefundable. If the trip is re-booked within the same calendar year, the deposit will be applied to the balance of new trip. 

Licenses & Gear

Florida Licenses: When fishing in Florida, anglers are covered under the guide’s license. No additional license is required.

Louisiana Licenses: When fishing in LA, anglers are required to buy a fishing license under the guide’s license. Licenses are $5 dollars/day and can be purchased online (click HERE) or buy calling LA Fish and Wildlife @ 888-765-2602. In order to get the reduced rate, tell them you are fishing with a guide.

Gear & Tackle: We provide all tackle, rods, flies, etc if desired, but we welcome you bring your own gear. Please ask beforehand to confirm that your tackle is the right size/type for the species/conditions.

Food & Accommodations

Food: A cooler full of water and ice is provided on the boat for all trips. There is ample room in the cooler for any other food or beverages you would like to bring. We do request that you keep extra bags & gear to a minimum, as space is limited on the boat.

Accommodations: When fishing in Apalachicola please call us for recommendations on where to stay and eat. We are happy to make suggestions based on your preferences and group size.  

Getting There & Travel Info

Florida Panhandle: Fly into either Tallahassee or Panama City. Both are approximately a 1.5 hr drive to Apalachicola.

Car Rentals: Car rentals will be necessary for all destinations.