Fishardy Charters

Start your fishing adventure with Fishardy Charters. There is no better way to explore the waters of St. Augustine, than with a captain who comes from a fishing family and gained his lifetime experience fishing in this area. Captain Jacob Hardy uses his skills and knowledge to make your fishing trip the happiest and safest place to be.

As safety is crucial with Capt. Jacob, he has a license with additional safety endorsements and starts every fishing trip only after a safety briefing with his guests.

Fishardy Charters strives for quality customer service and a big part of that is keeping their modern boat clean at all times. Their Canyon Bay boat was built in 2008 and it is powered by a 250 HP Evinrude engine that can reach a staggering maximum cruising speed of 55 knots. There is enough space for 5 anglers to fish at the same time.

Capt. Jacob will be happy to adjust this trip to your wishes and skills. Choose which fish you want to catch, but also ask the captain what bites the best depending on the season or time of the day. Inshore trips will give you the best chances to get Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Sheepshead, while coastal trips are a great opportunity to reel in Kingfish, Tarpon, Redfish, Snapper, and Seabass. You will be provided with top-notch Shimano reels and St. Croix rods, and your catch will be cleaned after the trip with no extra charge.

Fishardy Charters welcomes everyone, from a 3 year old beginner to an experienced die-hard angler. Make memories that last a lifetime and a great connection to come back to again!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Coastal Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Even if you are a beginner, Captain Jacob will make sure you reel in some exciting and feisty catch. With 6 hours on the water, you will have extra time to catch different species, such as Snapper, Seabass, Redfish, Tarpon, Kingfish, and more. Bring your camera – there will be plenty of reasons to take a photo!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is great for those that want to fill the freezer! An extra 2 hours gives you the time to really get after the fish. You are most likely to catch Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Sheepshead. The tastiest catch will be cleaned and filleted for you with no extra charge.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Coastal Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Start your fishing adventure on a 4 hour coastal trip! This trip is typically targeting Kingfish, Tarpon, Cobia, and more. Captain Jacob will tailor the trip to your needs and make sure you have a fun and safe day on his boat. Fishing equipment, water and ice are provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 4 hour inshore fishing trip is typically spent chasing after Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and more. Captain Jacob will provide the fishing equipment and water, and you can bring your snacks. Learn a new skill or just have a fun time on the water. This trip is enjoyable either way.
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About the Captain

Jacob Hardy
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Capt. Jacob Hardy has been a local fisherman in St. Augustine his entire life. He was born and raised on the same waters that he takes customers and many spots Jacob has been fishing since he was a child. He holds a masters captain's license with additional safety endorsements so that he is better qualified to handle young kids and inexperienced boaters! He loves to accommodate anyone. His professional fishing experience includes working on sportfishing boats in St. Augustine, Stuart, and the Bahamas fishing for pelagic fish and working inshore St. Augustine showing anglers how to become better fishermen.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Sailfish
Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Canyon Bay Boatworks (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
4.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Experience
two half day trips with Captain Jacob
Fishing with family
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
 5.00
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Half day trip

December 27, 2018
My experience fishing with Captain Jacob Hardy was nothing short of phenomenal. He navigates the waters so well, knows all...
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Ksenia Z.
Moscow, Moscow
 4.67
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Fishing with Jacob

VERIFIED   October 17, 2019
A really fantastic trip! We’ve caught different types of fishes, saw manatee. The nature is so beatiful there and it’s...
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Saint Augustine, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with Jacob

December 17, 2018
Excellent knowledge of local water and fishing spots, very patient Captain!
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Brandon, Vermont
 5.00
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Two half day trips with Captain Jacob

November 30, 2018
We took two half day trips. Wanted to accomplish two things catch fish and learn what to do since we are from NH and brought...
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Emily S.
Omaha, Nebraska
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November 25, 2018
Recently I went fishing with Captain Jacob and my family and had a blast! We were/are all pretty inexperienced fisherman but...
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Fishing Reports

Fishing is heating up with the weather c

November 18, 2019

Fishing the past few weeks in St. Augustine has been very good. We've had consistent bites with Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum. The sheephead are also showing up in numbers since the water temperature is finally dropping. This time… Read Full Report →