Amelia Bow & Gigg Charters

Amelia Bow & Gigg Charters offers customers the exclusive opportunity to catch their favorite species in the most action-packed way possible! You’ll have the chance to explore some of the remotest waters off the coast of Fernandina Beach, FL and target big game fish with a bow or a gig.

Captain Ben Sports has been fishing the East Coast of Florida his whole life and he knows all the best spots to put you on fish. He invites you and your family to join him on an amazing adventure and create lasting memories down in Fernandina Beach.

You’ll be fishing from a 23’ Carolina Skiff center console, powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine. The captain’s boat comes with a GPS, VHF radio, state-of-the-art fishing equipment, and safety gear. She accommodates up to 4 guests and has ample room for everyone to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

Kids above the ages of 5 are welcome on gigging and regular fishing trips. However, to go bowfishing, your kid must be 8 or older and parental supervision is required at all times.

You’ll be provided with top-quality AMS bows, as well as Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa rods and reels. Capt. Ben specializes in bowfishing and gigging but he also offers other techniques, including jigging, popping, spinning, trolling, and bottom fishing.

You’ll have a choice to either fish the flats or head deep into the offshore waters of the Atlantic. You’ll be able to catch a range of inshore and nearshore species all the way up to 10 miles from the coast. Some of your target fish include Red and Black Drum, Cobia, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Barracuda, and Stingray.

Your fishing license is already covered, so just come straight to the pickup location, ready to fish. Be sure to grab sun protection and feel free to bring snacks and drinks as well.

Join Capt. Ben for an exciting adventure down in Fernandina Beach, FL. Start planning your trip today, get ready to catch lots of fish, and create lasting memories with Amelia Bow & Gigg Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Bowfishing/Gigging
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    This is a nighttime trip, starting at sunset. It's a completely different experience fishing under the moonlight than it is during the day, plus the temperatures are very pleasant at night. You'll explore the surrounding areas targeting a range of inshore species using specialized bows and gigs. Your bucket list includes Flounder, Sheephead, Stingray, Black Drum, and Mullet. All equipment and licenses are included, so just show up ready for an adventure, and the rest will be taken care of!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Backwater Rod & Reel
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $421
    price breakdown
    $421
    This trip will see you fishing the inshore waters of Fernandina Beach, targeting Flounder, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses are included. Just be sure to grab sun protection on your way out, and feel free to bring some snacks and drinks as well.
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About the Captain

Ben Sports
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since October 2019
Captain Ben Sports grew up fishing off the coast of Fernandina Beach, FL. He discovered bowfishing a few years back and immediately fell in love with the sport, so he decided to turn his passion into a job. He combines gigging and bowfishing and offers them as a part of his charter services. His excursions are perfect for those looking to get their adrenaline pumping and enjoy an action-packed day of fishing. He invites you to join him on an exciting adventure and target big fish down in Florida!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ray Ray
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spadefish Spadefish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Darrick D.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour – Bowfishing/Gigging on September 1, 2020
Had a great trip!  Captain Ben worked hard putting us on some flounder.  Great trip for a family.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour – Bowfishing/Gigging on July 31, 2020
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