Team Buck Rogers – Drop Plan

3 reviews
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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
    $1,125
    price breakdown
    $1,125
    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 7:00 AM
    $825
    price breakdown
    $825
    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 7:00 AM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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 Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    Jacksonville has a seriously impressive Shark fishery, and on this 4-hour adventure, Capt. Chad will help you explore these nearshore waters. You'll be targeting a variety of Shark species, such as Black Tip, Blacknose, Bull, Tiger, Greater Hammerhead, Lemon, and Bonnethead. It's even common to get multiple hookups on one trip! This trip is seasonal and takes place between May and November, when the Sharks are biting hard. You'll be provided with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a license for all.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    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 12:00 PM
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    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
Angler's Choice
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
35 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!

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Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

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

Boat Specs

Polar (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

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

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
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Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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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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Melissa S.
Folkston, GA
 5.00
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Best time ever!!

VERIFIED   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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Lee C.
Lake City, FL
 5.00
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4 hour trip with Capt Chad

VERIFIED   NEW  July 28, 2020
Was super fun never stoped catching fish
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Luis O.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Half day with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   June 25, 2020
Excellent trip, had a great time. Kids had fun too. Would do again for sure.
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