A Course Made Good Charters

A Course Made Good Charters can’t wait to take you and your family out on the water!

It didn’t take getting a captain’s license for Captain Bill Fassbender to see how boating and fishing were wonderful ways to connect with your family.  Memories of catching a first fish or a family boat ride on sparkling water stay with us forever. 

He remembers as a child his Uncle Sonny letting him drive his boat (way before GPS) and what an exciting and joyous time that was.  Later on, great memories like that one led him and his wife to get their captain’s licenses together.  Now they pass along these memorable experiences to the next generation, and they invite you to join them.

Take your child fishing:
Relax and spend quality time with your child as A Course Made Good Charters takes you on a relaxing inshore boat ride.  Fish as much or as little as you prefer.  They will never forget this time you had together.  Make this memory forever by having a local artist sketch (or paint) any photos you take of you and your child with their catch and have it shipped to your home to put on your wall.

Gift of fishing:
The perfect present for the spouse who needs a day off and an escape for city life. Give them the gift of quality time together and surprise them with a boat ride.  Enjoy the scenery or fish, it’s all up to you, but it will bring a smile to their face.

Just fishin’:
Rod, reel, bait – simple, but tried and true. Everything you need for a successful fishing day is included, all that’s missing is you.

Trace Atkins says it best, “It’s just not fishing, it’s making memories.”

Capt. Bill looks forward to you joining him for a great day out on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Spend 8 hours going after Tarpon, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Black Drum. All fishing gear and tackle are included. Your fishing license for the day is also provided. Please bring along your own food – you'll need to keep your energy up.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    A short 5 minute ride will see you in the best spots to catch Flounder, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and more. Everything you need for a successful fishing day is included in the price, from rods and reels to the lures and even your fishing license for the day. Feel free to bring along your own snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    You'll be on the fish after a short 5 minute ride out, reeling in Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Black Drum, and more. All rods and reels are included, as well as live bait, lures, and even your fishing license for the day too. After the trip, the captain will fillet your catch for you. Please bring along your own snacks if you wish.
  • Private trip
    Military & First Responder Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Open to all Active Duty Military and First Responders: Thank you for your service!

About the Captain

Bill Fassbender
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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29 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2018
Fishing has always been my passion growing up. I moved to Amelia Island, Florida, to continue my passion, and my wife and I enjoy being out on the water so much that we both obtained our captain's licenses . I have been fortunate in my 10 years in Amelia Island to be mentored by the top guides in the area, some who have been featured on various fishing television shows. For over 30 years I have been a luxury hospitality provider. My goal is to combine a great fishing day with a personalized experience for your entire family. There is nothing like being on the water to strengthen the bonds between parents and children.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Skeeter SX 200 (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
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
Drinks
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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An amazing day with Captain Bill!!!!!!
An amazing day with Captain Bill!!!!!!
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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An amazing day with Captain Bill!!!!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 5, 2020
A Course Made Good Charter is next to none!!!!....  From the booking process all the way down to the cleaning of the...
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Great Day Fishing!

July 25, 2020
My 9 & 12 yr old daughters and I recently went out With Captain Bill and it was so fun! The first thing that Captain Bill...
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Perfect Boat Trip for our Family!

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Captain Bill offered a perfect excursion for our family.  He was super friendly and made us feel very safe with two young...
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