Sea Dancer Charters offers deep sea and near coastal fishing off of NE Florida. Captain Dennis has over 50 years of local knowledge, and will provide a memorable trip for all, from the youngest angler to the seasoned veteran.

From the get- go you’ll feel like a proper fisherman as you catch your own live bait! You might cast a net for pogies or use a sabiki rig for spanish sardines and cigar minnows, depending on what you will be going after during your trip.

You can expect to use Penn rods and reels, as well as a braided line. Captain Dennis knows that the equipment is dictated by the fish on the day, so is ready to fish combinations, with light tackle to heavy tackle and everything in between. You can expect a huge variety with Captain Dennis, from Redfish and Flounder to Snappers and Groupers, and even Sailfish, King Mackerels, Cobias (subject to season,) and Amberjacks. He is ready to fish if you are!

If you just want to spend your trip going after one species of fish, Captain Dennis is happy to cater to your needs and accommodate you. But the Sea Dance Charter is best for opportunistic fishing, seeing what’s available and being ready to change your fishing technique at a moments notice to optimize on that.

Once the trip has been completed, you can expect to take home some of your catch, cleaned and filleted for your convenience. Please be aware that the catch to take home depends on which fisheries are open, as dictated by the Federal Fisheries.

Trips are normally set for 4 adults, but children from the age of 7 are more than welcome. They can accommodate any combination of adults and children totaling 5. For example, 2 adults and 3 children or 3 adults and 2 children.

This charter offers greats flexibility. The fish can be unpredictable, the waters changing, but Captain Dennis is ready to match this, adapt to the conditions and ensure you have a great trip. He looks forward to welcoming you aboard soon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip- Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    If your need a challenge, this is the trip for you. Normally mid-May through to September, there are a huge number of various varieties of large sharks that patrol behind local shrimp boats. The most exciting and powerful are Black Tips, commonly called Spinner Sharks. True acrobats, once hooked up they will provide you with an exciting ride. If you are a dolphin lover you will be in dolphin heaven. We have hundreds of dolphins that accompany our shrimp boats. Please note, we do not feed the Dolphins.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Near coastal live bait fishing for Kingfish and Cobia or Shark fishing behind local Shrimp boats or a combination of both. This trip can be both exciting and entertaining. Times may be subject to change depending on the season and your desired outcome for the day.
  • Private trip
    Half day trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    12 PM
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Bottom fishing the ledges and wrecks or slow trolling live bait for Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjack and Sailfish based on environmental conditions and clients desires.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Can head up to 50 miles out, bottom fishing the ledges and wrecks or slow trolling live bait for Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjack and Sailfish. Times will vary depending on your availability, wants and needs. Great trip to try out some new techniques.
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About the Captain

Dennis Young
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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139 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2018
I was born and raised in to the commercial fishing industry as a youngster in my earlier days. Entered the US Navy in 1965, served for 23 years and retired as a Naval Officer. I started our charter service while in the navy and have continued to enhance it since retiring. Fishing and the ocean is in my blood. I love being on the water because every day is different, you never know what you will encounter next. My wife and I have 9 grandchildren and I have had the pleasure of getting them involved with their experiences on the water. I love taking kids fishing and making their first experience one to remember.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Shamrock Boats (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 343HP Pleasurecraft Marine engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
for Redfish,Trout, Flounder and Sheephead
Nearshore Fishing
For Kingfish, Cobia, Sailfish and Large Sharks
Offshore Fishing
Bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack,
Reef Fishing
Several varieties of fish
Wreck Fishing
Amberjack,Cobia and Baracuda

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Children 7 or over are welcome
You Keep Catch
Depending on which fisheries are open at that time
Catch and Release Allowed
Legal fish limits are allowed

Payment

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 139 reviews
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Darren B.
Jacksonville, FL
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Trip of a Lifetime

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 17, 2022
Captain Dennis was wonderful, knowledgeable, comical, Great captain. He kept up with the weather the entire 2 weeks prior to...
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Gastonia, NC
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Half Day Trip with Captain Dennis

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 4, 2022
We had the absolute BEST experience with Captain Dennis. He was extremely knowledgeable, kind, and patient. He knew exactly...
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Okmulgee, OK
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Be careful what you ask for!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip- Shark Fishing on May 20, 2022
Captain Dennis is a first class. He asked me what I wanted to catch, I said sharks, well 1st bait hit the water and within...
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Half Day with Captain Dennis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 11, 2022
Captain Dennis is an amazing host for this beautiful experience on the water! He knew just how to navigate so we were comfortable...
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Full Day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 29, 2021
Captain Dennis is awesome. We went during an off-season and was still able to come back with a decent amount of seabass. I...
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FAQs about Sea Dancer Charters

Sea Dancer Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip- Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half day trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sea Dancer Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sea Dancer Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Sea Dancer Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (for Redfish,Trout, Flounder and Sheephead)
  • Nearshore Fishing (For Kingfish, Cobia, Sailfish and Large Sharks)
  • Offshore Fishing (Bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack,)
  • Reef Fishing (Several varieties of fish)
  • Wreck Fishing (Amberjack,Cobia and Baracuda)

Sea Dancer Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sea Dancer Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)