One of Ponce Inlet’s most legendary & well renowned charters, Waterproof Charters Fishing Captained by Tim Garrett, is also one of the original charter boat businesses in the area. With over 40 years of experience in both charter fishing as well as commercial fishing, Captain Tim has an incredibly long and seasoned history fishing the Ponce Inlet area. As with most of the long standing charter businesses in Ponce Inlet, this is a family run business that prides itself on the happiness of each and every one of the anglers that step aboard their vessel.
The Waterproof, a 40 foot custom built Number One boat, specifically designed for bottom fishing & trolling, is powered by a 650 horsepower inboard John Deere engine. Featuring a large cockpit and cabin, the vessel has a restroom, fly bridge for sightseeing and fighting chairs for the most epic of fish fights. Their docking was handpicked, being less than a mile from Ponce De Leon Inlet, ensuring that you have more time to fish & less time traveling.
Originally from Ohio, Captain Tim fell in love with the area as a child when he was vacationing in Daytona Beach with family. The Garrett’s family tradition of offshore fishing the areas then charters sealed Captain Tim’s heart in what he wanted his career and future to hold. Relocating here after, he initially worked as a mate and commercially fished in the winters. In 1986 he had The Waterproof custom built & has been blessed year after year with highlight reels that are sure to make just about anyone’s jaw drop! While he is well known for his offshore fishing, he most enjoys wiggling a crappie jig through the lily pads in his free time.
No matter what type of fishing you end up doing, you can rest assured that you are in the best of hands. Captain Tim & The Waterproof are well known for their fish hauls, whether they be gaffer mahi’s, stud groupers, or just the perfect sized sailfish. Captain Tim’s years of experience allow The Waterproof to stay at the top of the charts year after year.
Trips aboard the Waterproof include: 4/6/8/10/12 hour Offshore trips & a 4 hour Shark trip.