Just Bring your Lucky Lure

Our boats are equipped with the latest and greatest equipment, including top of the line rods, reels, and tackle.

All you need to bring are some snacks, your favorite beverages, and your lucky fishing lure. We’ll take care of the rest.

Who we are

At The Unemployed Anglers, we are passionate about exploring the breathtaking natural wonders of the Indian River Lagoon and fostering a deep connection with the environment. Founded by Anthony McDonough and Thomas DiMatteo, our eco-tourism business is dedicated to providing unforgettable experiences that showcase the region’s diverse ecosystems, rich biodiversity, and fascinating history.

Our Mission Statement

At The Unemployed Anglers, our mission is to preserve and protect the precious natural gem that is the Indian River Lagoon and Florida’s diverse habitat. We are deeply committed to sharing our passion for this unique ecosystem and educating people about the critical importance of conservation.

Through our eco-tourism adventures, we aim to inspire a sense of wonder and appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the Indian River Lagoon. As stewards of this environment, we strive to promote responsible and sustainable practices to safeguard its delicate balance for generations to come.

We are dedicated guides and naturalists driven by a shared love for the environment. We go beyond simply showcasing the wonders of this region; we aim to foster a profound connection between people and nature.

By creating immersive and educational experiences, we encourage individuals to become advocates for environmental protection. We believe that understanding and appreciating the intricacies of the natural world are essential for nurturing a collective commitment to preserving it.

Through our efforts, we aspire to be a driving force in raising awareness about the threats facing the Indian River Lagoon and the broader Florida habitat. We actively engage with the community, local organizations, and educational institutions to promote environmental consciousness and collaborative conservation initiatives.

Join us on our eco-tours, where adventure and education intertwine, and let’s embark on a journey of discovery, understanding, and love for the wonders of the Indian River Lagoon and Florida’s natural heritage. Together, we can make a positive impact and protect these extraordinary ecosystems for the benefit of all living beings and the planet we call home.

Organization & Management

The Unemployed Anglers is a Florida-registered LLC. We are a small business that specializes in eco-tourism, owned and operated by Anthony McDonough and Thomas DiMatteo.

TUA is supported by a team of partners, sponsors, contractors, volunteers, and outsourced local businesses who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.