Welcome aboard! My name is Capt Eddie Oliveras, owner and operator of CANA Sportfishing/NSB Fishing Charters LLC.
I'm a USCG licensed captain raised in Central Florida fishing this area most my life from the cane pole to the flybridge. I'm married, 34 years old, father of a 5 year old girl (Naomi) and 2 year old boy (Julian). I personally own, maintain and manage the yacht, tackle and business full time 7 days a week 365 days a year. My utmost goal and promise is to keep you safe, comfortable and exceed your expectations. Living beachside just minutes from the marina, I spend every day meticulously maintaining the yacht and equipment and fishing this area even when not on charters to stay on top of what's happening. Having been the recent former owner of a local tackle store (New Smyrna Outfitters), I only trust the very best new equipment to put in your hands.
It is my honor the opportunity to provide you with a safe and memorable fishing experience.
I promise to treat every soul on board like family and do my very best to keep the rod bent.
You will be fishing aboard the CANA (pronounced "kah-nah"), a private sportfishing yacht based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
This vessel, a Luhrs twin-engine turbo diesel sportfishing yacht built in St Augustine, Florida is designed for deep sea big game fishing and cruising with an express layout, dual station fly bridge, trolling outriggers and a wide 13 foot beam. Once aboard you will find plenty of seating and an air-conditioned interior cabin, with private head, shower and galley. The main deck keeps all passengers dry and comfortable should we encounter weather. The large bow area serves as a great picnic and lounging spot for our booze cruise on anchor when you'd rather catch sunshine than fish.
Our crew is 100% non-smoking
but we of course allow you to smoke if you wish. When you book you can request any specialties like cigars, drinks, catered meals (48-hour advance notice required on meals).
We will never shout at you
I've chartered many boats before being a captain and unfortunately many crews feel the need to shout or yell on a trip or behave rudely. This will 100% absolutely NEVER happen on my boat from my crew or myself. As professionals, we will try to coach and offer assistance when needed but everyone gets our utmost respect and courtesy as this is YOUR boat for the day.
Our custom expeditions are designed around your individual needs and desires. When you step aboard, you'll find an immaculately cleaned boat with dry cushioned seating.
our fishing program
Many charter boat operators run their own program around what's nearer to shore to burn less fuel, and easy to catch. They offer a No Fish No Pay Guarantee - this means "any fish" counts and when you see this that's a red flag! Booking with us means, if you wish to catch a certain variety of fish, we will ask you first and discuss what the fishing conditions and seasonal variables are to be successful. This is much more challenging... and we like it that way.
your captain is owner/operator
As a full time owner/operator I can make decisions on these trips to make your day memorable. If one spot doesn't pan out, we burn the extra fuel and cruise at higher speeds to add more fishing time. I always leave the dock with extra baits and rigging for when the fishing is on fire. Our business relies on repeat customers. Fish with us and join our growing family of satisfied anglers. Just read to see our PERFECT FIVE-STAR reviews on Trip Advisor, Facebook and Google!
custom expeditions (uP TO 6 PASSENGERS)
- DEEP WATER TROLLING
- Mahi, tuna, sailfish, marlin, wahoo, kingfish
- BOTTOM FISHING
- Snapper, cobia, triggerfish, seabass, flounder, grouper, amberjack, kingfish, barracuda, bonita, etc
- BIG GAME FISHING
- Deep-drop swordfish, marlin, sailfish, tuna
- Inter-coastal river cruising
- Private dinner parties
- Disappearing Island parties
- Restaurant hopping tours
- Eco wildlife tours
- Burial-at-sea ceremonies