Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan

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
    4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $776
    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
    4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $776
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $983
    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
    6 Hour Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $983
    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
    8 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,190
    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
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,656
    Veteran anglers know you need to go far offshore in order to get to the very best bottom fishing spots, and this trip provides you with the opportunity to do just that! The fish you will be hunting include Red Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Scamp Grouper, Triggerfish, Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgy, African Pompano, Amberjack, Gag Grouper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and much more besides.
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About the Captain

Chad Starling
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
22 Fishing Reports
111 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2014
Captain Chad thanks you for viewing his page! He specializes in offshore fishing from trolling to bottom fishing in Jacksonville, FL and loves to teach people new techniques. From experienced fishermen to novices and children, Captain Chad and his crew will put together a very enjoyable trip you'll remember for years to come. Come aboard and let them help make your memories!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Polar (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

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

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
5 gallon bucket with a toilet lid. Private head
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
depending on trip
Fishing License
Licenses are covered for up to 6 people.

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
Children of all ages welcome with parent oversight.
You Keep Catch
You are welcome to keep any fish legal to harvest.
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and release is ok but not mandatory.

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (14)
Fishing with Chad
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End of a great day fishing!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Derek H.
Prattsville, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 9, 2022
Great trip water was bad rough 3 out of 4 of us were sick before we got to where we were going to fish so captain got us in...
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John K.
Paris, KY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chad

VERIFIED   4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) on July 22, 2022
Had an awesome trip, well worth the money, will use next time in jacksonville.
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Karyn N.
Jacksonville, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chad

VERIFIED   6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) on July 2, 2022
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Melissa S.
Folkston, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best time ever!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Offshore Trip (PM) on June 26, 2020
Captain Jeff was astounding!! He put us on the Kings and in no time we had some great looking keepers! Moved around some to...
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Cody H.
Kansas City, KS
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   8 Hour 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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FAQs about Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan

Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan offers the following trips to customers:
  • $776 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $776 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $983 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $983 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Offshore Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,190 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,656 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet 5 gallon bucket with a toilet lid. Private head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (depending on trip)
  • 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