Fish Whisperer Charters LLC

Fish Whisperer Charters was created with the novice angler and family quality time in mind while also catering to experienced anglers. Our mission is simple: "Ensure a memorable & safe experience for all onboard & pay forward what we learn, securing the future of the sport & our environment."

You will be fishing with the owner and operator, Captain Kris Kell, a USCG licensed, fully insured, and seasoned mariner with 24 years of experience as a U.S. Navy officer. He has fished the Mayport Jetties since 1990 and the Jacksonville regional waters for 17 years. Decades of honing his entertainment skills during middle of night watches/duties in the Navy will certainly make for a fun day on the water! He has more than 20 years of direct experience regarding safety on the water, navigation, and seamanship, so you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands.

The boat you will fish from is a 2020 Sheaffer 240v with a 300HP Yamaha motor. It’s very versatile in that it allows you to get into areas with a couple of feet of water in creeks, troll offshore/nearshore, or bottom-fish reefs/wrecks for a variety of species depending on the season. The 112lbs thrust trolling motor enables you to get to places that would otherwise be extremely difficult using an anchor and the mobility is priceless. There is a large cooler onboard with ice, all required safety equipment, including a satellite phone and EPIRB, and premium tackle consisting mostly of Penn® and Avet® reels, St. Croix®, Crowder®, and Shakespeare® rods, and Powerpro SS8V2® line.

Trips include the use of all fishing gear, bait, fishing licenses, and fish cleaning with fillets bagged for you. The Captain will also supply you with photos of your day’s adventures. The idea of this fishing charter reaches further than landing fish, though, because it is an avenue through which camaraderie is built and memories are created.

Join Capt. Kris at Fish Whisperer Charters and let him take you on an experience like no other!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    I'm all yours! We can fish high and low tide phases inshore, spend the day offshore trolling/bottom fishing or support a bit of both. This trip allows us to cover the most ground. Keep in mind that time goes by faster than you think when you're having fun!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip is great if we're going offshore because it gives us time to troll for pelagic species for a while and bottom-fish the rest of the day, if desired. When fishing inshore, we are able to fish a portion of both tide phases allowing for a variety of species. We're typically back in time to have lunch with your catch at a local restaurant!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    4-hour trips are based on one tide phase if we fish inshore. If we are going offshore, it will allow us to troll or bottom-fish nearby reefs/wrecks. It's a morning trip for those of you want to catch that morning bite. This is a great deal and it's very flexible!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    This 4-hour trip is based on one tide phase when it comes to inshore fishing. If we are heading out offshore, we'll be able to troll or bottom-fish nearby reefs/wrecks. This is the one to go on if you are not an early riser! It's a very flexible trip.
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About the Captain

Kristopher Kell
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
78 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2016
I'm a retired Navy Officer with 24 years of experience on the water and love to pass that experience on to others. For me, fishing was a chance as a child to bond with my father, grandfather, and family friends. Competition, the excitement of pulling up a fish not knowing what it may be sometimes, and spending time with my own family on the water has given me nothing but positive memories. As time went on, I began to feel more gratified by putting other people on fish and teaching them something that would help them create their own memories. Let me be the person that does that for you and you won't be disappointed!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sheaffer (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 78 reviews
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Shane H.
Ocala, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   August 13, 2020
Great trip Capt. Chris will put you on the fish. Does a fantastic job. Would recommend this trip to anyone.
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Timothy L.
Saint Augustine, FL
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Half Day with Cap’n Kris

VERIFIED   March 14, 2020
Wow. I think Kris likes us having a great time more than we do.  He’s awesome.  24 years with the Navy and literally...
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Denver H.
Delaware, OH
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VERIFIED   July 29, 2020
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Michael B.
Knoxville, TN
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3/5 day with Capt Kris.

VERIFIED   November 11, 2019
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VERIFIED   November 29, 2019
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