Mandalay Island Charters – Capt. Jeremy Neff

On your day out with Captain Jeremy Neff with Mandalay Island Charters, you will always be able to find a calm place to fish in the river!

Capt. Jeremy has been running an inshore fishing guide service since 2010. He has been fishing around the St. Lucie and Indian River Lagoon areas since he was four years old, which makes him one of the most knowledgeable charter guides in the area.

Fishing aboard his 18’ Dolphin Skiff, Capt. Jeremy offers inshore charters that can reach the skinniest of water. He generally uses live bait to target the fish, although he is also a keen fly fisherman. He uses light and heavy tackle both day and night, particularly enjoying fly fishing for Snook, Trout, and other species during the night. As long as the tide is moving, the fish generally eat.

With the countless species of fish to chase, you’re bound to have a rewarding trip, especially if you end up hooking one of the many fish in the river weighing up to forty pounds. And if you decide to fish when the Tarpon are in town, you could well end up with a beast weighing up to two hundred pounds.

All the necessary gear and tackle will be provided for your charter. Your food and drinks are welcome on board along with any “lucky” rod you want to bring with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Prices include 2 adults. Whether you want to fish for fun, food, or target a single species, you will get on the water when the tide is just right. After pickup, you will set up where the water is moving. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned hunter, be prepared to get on the fish! The most common sport fish species here is Snook. Also, the river is full of Snapper, hard-fighting Jack, and the list goes on! Price includes shrimp. Not included: Snook or specialty baits if available at time of departure.
  • Private trip
    3/4 DAY - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Add some more time to your trip and get an even better opportunity to reel in some fish. You'll target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, and many other species depending on your preferences and what's available. Price includes live shrimp. Not included: Snook or specialty baits if available at time of departure.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $650
    On this trip, you will be targeting various local species. This is an exciting charter that is great for both complete beginners and seasoned veterans. The price includes live shrimp. Not included: Snook or other specialty baits if available at time of departure.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    An 8-hour trip will give you all the time you need for a productive fishing adventure. You'll prowl the local waters in search of Redfish, Trout, different Shark species, Snook, and more, depending on the season. The price includes live shrimp. Not included: live specialty bait if available at time of departure.
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About the Captain

Jeremy Neff
Stuart, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2014
Capt. Jeremy's grandfathers both loved to fish and they instilled a love for spending time outdoors in him when he was young. The captain was born in Dayton, OH and was 5 years old when his parents moved the family to Stuart, FL in 1981 from NJ. They lived three houses from the St. Lucie River on Pelican Dr. Captain Jeremy's oldest brother would take him down to the St. Lucie River to fish where he learned to catch Snapper and throw a cast net. The captain never stopped going down to the river after that. His mom would have to come to get him at dark and back then the neighbors would turn their dock lights on for you. Captain Jeremy remembers wishing and praying that he could swim and play in the river every day. His dream has come true! The captain has been operating a fishing guide service out of Stuart since 2010. He just loves for the rod to bend and enjoys teaching people how to fish while showing them the wonderful place he got to grow up in.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Dolphin (Flats boat) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2001. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
St. Lucie Estuary & Southern Indian River Lagoon.
Inshore Fishing
All areas inside the St.Lucie Inlet.
Nearshore Fishing
Along the beach when the conditions are good.
Reef Fishing
There is some reef fishing inside the inlet area.
Flats Fishing
Sailfish Flats & Stuart Flats plus many sandbars.
Backcountry Fishing
The St. Lucie Forks South & North, goes far.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Twenty pound leader for Trout, Redfish, & Snappers.
Heavy Tackle
50 pound braid & 80 pound Flouro for Tarpon.
Bottom Fishing
We catch tons of species this way.
Trolling
Trolling for Snook & Tarpon is Fun!
Spinning
All of our tackle is light & heavy Spin equipment
Jigging
We love jigging for Snook, Flounder, & Trout.
Popping
Top water fishing & popping corks usually work.
Fly Fishing
World Class Flying Here.
Drift Fishing
We will drift fish in the river sometimes.

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Yeti Cooler
Radar
Life Jackets
6 adult emergency life jacket are on board.

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
2500 - 8000 Penn Pursuits
Live Bait
Some live shrimp included. We try to catch more.
Lures
Bring your own if you want. I have some.
Catch cleaning & filleting
Please bring a cooler & let me know ahead of time.
Snacks
Please bring your own, There is space in the Yeti.
Drinks
Spring water and ice included
Fishing License
I have a fishing licenses for up to four adults.
Fly Fishing Equipment
One ten wt. & some flies.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Stuart to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life jackets supplied
No Alcohol
Insurance does not permit.
You Keep Catch
We keep it in a live well & can decide at the end.
Catch and Release Allowed
We always like to release everything we catch.

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
Experience
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6hr trip with Capt. Jeremy - So much fun!

VERIFIED   3/4 DAY - Inshore on May 25, 2022
Jeremy of Mandalay Island charters is an excellent guide. My girlfriend and I booked Jeremey for a 6hr trip on the St Lucie...
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 DAY - Inshore on July 19, 2022
Fish were not biting at all. Captain Neff knew where to find them though. We ended up catching Mahi mahi, Barracuda, and we...
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Snook seeking in Stuart

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip on April 26, 2022
Capt Jeremy is knowledgeable, proficient & fun. Caught Snook, Jack & a keeper Snapper.  Had a great time. Brad R.
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Half day trip with Captain Jeremy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on April 4, 2022
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Fishing with Jeremy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on February 23, 2022
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FAQs about Mandalay Island Charters – Capt. Jeremy Neff

Mandalay Island Charters – Capt. Jeremy Neff offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 DAY - Inshore (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mandalay Island Charters – Capt. Jeremy Neff, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Yeti Cooler
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets 6 adult emergency life jacket are on board.

Trips booked with Mandalay Island Charters – Capt. Jeremy Neff include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (2500 - 8000 Penn Pursuits)
  • Live Bait (Some live shrimp included. We try to catch more. )
  • Lures (Bring your own if you want. I have some. )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Please bring a cooler & let me know ahead of time. )
  • Snacks (Please bring your own, There is space in the Yeti.)
  • Drinks (Spring water and ice included)
  • Fishing License (I have a fishing licenses for up to four adults.)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (One ten wt. & some flies.)

Mandalay Island Charters – Capt. Jeremy Neff offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (St. Lucie Estuary & Southern Indian River Lagoon. )
  • Inshore Fishing (All areas inside the St.Lucie Inlet.)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Along the beach when the conditions are good. )
  • Reef Fishing (There is some reef fishing inside the inlet area. )
  • Flats Fishing (Sailfish Flats & Stuart Flats plus many sandbars. )
  • Backcountry Fishing (The St. Lucie Forks South & North, goes far. )

Mandalay Island Charters – Capt. Jeremy Neff offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Twenty pound leader for Trout, Redfish, & Snappers.)
  • Heavy Tackle (50 pound braid & 80 pound Flouro for Tarpon.)
  • Bottom Fishing (We catch tons of species this way. )
  • Trolling (Trolling for Snook & Tarpon is Fun!)
  • Spinning (All of our tackle is light & heavy Spin equipment)
  • Jigging (We love jigging for Snook, Flounder, & Trout. )
  • Popping (Top water fishing & popping corks usually work. )
  • Fly Fishing (World Class Flying Here. )
  • Drift Fishing (We will drift fish in the river sometimes. )

Top targeted fish species with Mandalay Island Charters – Capt. Jeremy Neff include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon