If you’re looking to explore Jacksonville, Florida’s prolific fishing grounds, an adventure with Team Buck Rogers has to be at the top of your "to-do" list! Captain Chad Starling, the man behind this charter, runs a variety of trips that are suitable for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you want to hook your personal best or just learn the ropes, he’s got you covered!

Capt. Chad has over a decade of experience when it comes to angling, so it’s safe to say he knows exactly when and where the fish are biting – as well as what it takes to reel ‘em in. He specializes in bottom fishing and trolling, and on most of the trips he runs, you’ll have the option to take advantage of both of these techniques.

If you’re a newer angler who would rather stay closer to shore, you can join your captain on a shorter trip, which will see you casting your line for species such as Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel. If you want to battle some notorious sea beasts, you can even opt for a special Shark trip in these nearshore waters!

For anglers with more experience, or seriously adventurous beginners, you can choose to head offshore, which is where the big boys live. You’ll troll and bottom fish for world-famous species such as huge Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish. Your captain will be on hand to show you the ropes.

No matter which trip you opt for, you’ll be traveling on board a 27’ Polar center console, "Drop Plan," built to accommodate up to 6 guests. Bring along your best angling buddies, or make this a family vacation to remember – children of all ages are welcome aboard. This vessel is decked out with top-quality navigational and safety gear, so your little ones will be in safe hands.

Each trip includes top-of-the-line fishing, as well as a fishing license for all guests. Just bring along your favorite snacks and drinks, and get ready to cast off on an unforgettable adventure with Team Buck Rogers!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,501
    If you want to get to the very best bottom fishing spots, you have to go far offshore – luckily, this trip with Capt. Chad allows you to do just that! He'll take you to the hottest spots around, where you'll have the chance to cast your line for world-famous fish such as Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and King Mackerel. You don't have to an experienced angler to come aboard, either – newbies are welcome. You'll be provided with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,087
    If you're looking to head further offshore to battle some real beasts of the deep, this is the trip for you! Depending on your personal preferences and the weather and water conditions, Capt. Chad will have you coming face-to-gills with species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, Black Sea Bass, Vermillion Snapper, and Triggerfish. You'll be provided with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a fishing license for your whole group.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $932
    If you're looking for more time out on the water on a trip that can be totally personalized, join Capt. Chad on this 6-hour morning adventure! He'll recommend target species and choose your fishing spots based on the time of year and current water conditions. You could be fish such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Cobia, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, Barracuda, and Vermilion Snapper. Your trip includes top-quality fishing gear, as well as a fishing license for all.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $932
    Want to hit the snooze button a few times before heading out on your totally customizable, exciting angling trip? Join Capt. Chad on this 6-hour afternoon adventure! This trip will be completely tailored to your needs, and your captain will make recommendations for target species based on the time of year. This could include King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Cobia, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, Barracuda, Black Seabass, and Vermilion Snapper. Fishing gear and your license are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $725
    If you're an early bird looking for the perfect introduction to Jacksonville's waters, Capt. Chad will take you out on this exciting morning adventure! What your trip will look like depends on the weather conditions, as well as the season and what's biting, but you'll generally be trolling and bottom fishing. Your target species include Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Tarpon, and Barracuda. Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $725
    If you want to hit the snooze alarm a few times before heading out on your adventure, join Capt. Chad on this afternoon adventure! This trip usually involves bottom fishing or trolling, but you can choose to do both if you'd like. Capt. Chad is more than happy to accommodate your individual preferences. Target species on this trip include Red Snapper, King Macker, Grouper species, and Jack Crevalle. Your trip includes top-quality fishing gear, as well as a license for all guests.
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About the Captain

Chad Starling
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
22 Fishing Reports
78 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2014
Thank you for viewing my page! I specialize in offshore fishing from trolling to bottom fishing in Jacksonville, FL and love to teach people new techniques. From experienced fishermen, to novices and children, we will put together a very enjoyable trip you will remember for years to come! Come aboard and let us help make your memories!

About this listing

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)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Polar (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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

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No additional fees.
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When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
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Cody H.
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Fishing with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Trip on June 4, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Joe! He was very knowledgeable and helpful for my friends and I who were on our first trip....
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Jacksonville, FL
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8-hour trip with Capt. Bill

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Trip on September 17, 2021
We had a great 8-hour trip bottom fishing. Capt. Bill knows the hot spots and we caught a variety of fish!  We went about...
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Jacksonville, FL
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8 hour with captain Tyler

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Trip on July 31, 2021
Captain Tyler did a great job keeping us moving and on top of the fish! Running through every play in the book to make sure...
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Fishing with Chad

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Offshore Trip (AM) on June 23, 2021
Had a blast can’t wait till we get to do it again captain was very knowledgeable and got us a limit of kings and got us on...
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Rocky Face, GA
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Captain Chad

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 15, 2021
Chad had us 5 on a bachelor party out. He was the best captain for this. Had a awesome time and found us some fish. We had...
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FAQs about Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan

Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan offers the following trips to customers:
  • $725 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $725 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $932 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Offshore Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $932 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Offshore Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,087 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,501 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Extended Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Licenses are covered for up to 6 people.)

Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (St. Johns River )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Beach fishing and up to 5 miles out.)
  • Offshore Fishing (From 5-65 miles depending on duration.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo