Even Better Fishing Charters

Even Better Charter Fishing is on a mission to make sure you have an unforgettable fishing experience every time you go out with them. They will go above and beyond to make sure you are safe and comfortable, and make it their primary goal that your family has a fun day on the water. As life-long natives of Amelia Island they know where the fish are, and will make certain that there is fish on the dock upon your return.

Their boat is a 34 foot Bill Ritchie custom made for Offshore sport fishing, which was built in 1989. It is powered by two 330 HP Cummins engines with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots, and can take up to 6 persons. It is a safe vessel with a radar, a GPS, a VHF radio and a fishfinder essential for locating those honey pot fishing spots. It boast a toilet which is a much appreciated and necessary feature if you take your family out on the water for the day. It also has a fighting chair; and rod, reels & tackle, live bait, and lures are all provided by the welcoming crew.

Even Better Fishing Charters crew is familiar with various fishing techniques such as light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging and drift fishing. They are able to teach you and your family these techniques depending on the seasonality of fish you are catching. The excellent Red Snapper, Cobia, Great Barracuda, Tarpon, Black Drum, Amberjack, Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Gag and Broomtail Grouper, and Redfish can all be caught in the area. They will also clean and fillet your fish, so you can eat your catch.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore (Deep Sea)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Out to 25 miles. Targeted species are King Mackerel, Grouper, Red Snapper, Cobia, Sailfish and Black Seabass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This trip is 6 hours long and will be out to 25 miles offshore. Target species are Grouper, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Sailfish, Black Seabass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This trip is 6 hours long and will be out to 25 miles offshore. Target species are Grouper, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Sailfish, Black Seabass.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore/Jetty AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip will be fishing the bay and jetty area less than 2 miles out. Target species are Shark, Redfish, Black Drum, Whiting, Bluefish,Tarpon and Jack Crevalle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore/Jetty PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip will be fishing the bay and jetty area less than 2 miles out. Target species are Shark, Redfish, Black Drum, Whiting, Bluefish,Tarpon and Jack Crevalle.
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About the Captain

David Johnson
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since August 2016
I grew up in a fishing family and have been on the water since birth. I first moved on a boat at the age of 8 years old and I still live aboard a boat today. I landed my first job on a charter fishing boat at the age of 10 years old. I was licensed by the USCG at age 18 and fishing is my full-time job and passion.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia

Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Bill Ritchie Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
August fishing trip
Shark for the youngest
King for the Oldest
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Angler Rating
22
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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David C.
Chesterfield, VA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Capt David and Kenny

VERIFIED   August 16, 2020
Capt Dave was very knowledgeable about the area and knew exactly were to go to put us on the fish.  Our crew ranged from...
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Eric T.
Jonesboro, GA
 5.00
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Family Fishing

VERIFIED   June 30, 2020
Took the granddaughter and the rest of my family fishing for her first trip. Captain David and first mate Kenny were super...
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Chuck B.
Fernandina Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
We had a great trip today with Captain Dave and Kenny. We will definitely book with them again. It was such a good time and...
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Jennifer W.
Ellijay, Georgia
 5.00
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HALF DAY WITH CAPTAIN DAVID

VERIFIED   May 22, 2020
Had a great time fishing with Capt Dave and his first mate George! He put on his some fish right away!! Would highly recommend.
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Christopher W.
Fernandina Beach, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
Had an amazing time.  These guys are the best and made sure everyone caught fish.  Highly recommended
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