Big Fin Charters

(23) In demand!

Northeast Florida is blessed with an absolutely fantastic fishing location: the bountiful Intracoastal Waterway makes for amazing inshore fishing while the Gulf Stream brings pelagic predators from the south. Smack dab in the middle of it is Captain Michael Foster and Big Fin Charters – ready to put you on the hottest bite near or far from the coast.

Capt. Michael invites you onboard his 29’ Parker. Bring 5 of your fishing partners, her center console layout allows for easy movement as you’re chasing the bite. And the bite you will chase, a lot, as Capt. Michael targets a wide range of exciting fish to catch. From the inshore all-stars like the Redfish, Sheepshead, and Blacktip Shark to the offshore beasts like Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Barracuda.

No matter if you’re a group of seasoned anglers looking to hook trophy fish to write home about or a family-friendly day out to get the kids interested in fishing, Big Fin Charters has a trip for you!

You can fish with live bait on this charter, it’s usually prepared before you arrive (though if you’re a fan of bait fishing the captain will happily accommodate you), always included in the price. You will be provided with high-quality equipment manufactured by Penn and Shimano, so you don’t lose that catch-of-a-lifetime to gear malfunction!

Fishing licenses are included, you just need to bring any snacks and drinks, as well as polarized sunglasses and adequate clothing. Don’t forget to bring a burning desire to do some excellent fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Departure times are flexible for this trip. If you're looking for some extreme offshore fishing, this trip is right up your alley. You'll head out up to 50 miles off the coast of Fernandina Beach in search of the hottest bite. You can target Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Groupers, Barracuda, Kingfish, and many other species on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the entire day in the productive offshore waters of Fernandina Beach. You'll head out some 20-30 miles away from the port and hit the less-fished waters of the area. Go after Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Groupers, Barracuda, Kingfish, and other species on this exciting offshore trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Departure times can be changed, contact the captain in advance. Get up early and hit the offshore waters of Fernandina Beach. You'll go after Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, and whatever else bites! All required equipment will be supplied by the captain.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 31 May - 1 Oct
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Flexible departure times are available for this trip. Get ready to hook some exciting pelagic species. Go after tasty Red Snapper or the colorful Mahi Mahi. Barracuda and Kingfish are great targets for trolling as well as anything else that crosses your path.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Jetties (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Hit the waters around the productive jetties of Fernandina Beach on this exciting 6-hour trip. You can go after Redfish, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Groupers, and whatever else you hook up! The charter will supply you with the required equipment.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Jetties (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 31 May - 1 Oct
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Departure times are flexible. This trip runs in the afternoon only during the summer, when the days are long enough for a proper 6-hour adventure in the afternoon. You'll go after Redfish, Tarpon, Sheepshead, Groupers, Black Drum, Sharks, and whatever else you run into!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jettie (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Fish around the productive jetties of Fernandina Beach! You'll go after a variety of gorgeous fish such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Groupers, and any others that take the bait! You'll be provided with all the required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetties (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Sleep in and then hit the jetties, what better way to start your day off? You'll go after a wide range of beautiful fish that live in the area like Sheepshead, Redfish, Black Drum, Groupers, and any others that you run into. The captain will supply you with the necessary equipment.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Parker (Walkaround) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki stroke engine.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 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
PayPal

About the Captain

Michael Foster
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2015
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Captain Michael Foster has been fishing for over two decades now and guiding for more than a decade. He's a 3rd generation captain, proudly continuing the family tradition. His family are native to Amelia Island and especially connected to the waters around the island – they're commercial fishermen. With Capt. Michael, you get the benefit of more than a single lifetime spent fishing the local waters, at your disposal.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.72
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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Mike with his flounder.
Dana with the black drum assisted by Zack.
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Bill C.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   June 28, 2018
, what a day of fishing.  We arrived at 7:30am for a half day of fishing and were met ready to fish.  All fishing...
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Dana L.
Wyoming, MI
 5.00
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The Lively Crowd - May 2019

VERIFIED   NEW  May 30, 2019
Bob, Dana, Mike and Mom fishing in May 2019. Had a great time caught a big variety of fish from sharks, red fish, black drum...
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John T.
Fernandina Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
Booked the morning trip with 6 people fishing.  My kids first charter trip and couldn’t have had a better Captain. Mike...
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Amy M.
Evans, GA
 4.67
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Great family outing

VERIFIED   July 6, 2018
With 3 teenage girls, it is hard to find something they all like. This was a great outing they won’t forget. Captain Michael...
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Kristina G.
Atlantic Beach, FL
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   July 14, 2018
Fun day, Captain Foster was helpful and knew where the fish were biting.  Caught plenty of whiting and a big black drum. ...
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