Team Buck Rogers – Bill Collector

Brand new angler wanting to cast your first-ever line? Or maybe you’re a seasoned fisherman who’s ready to explore some world-famous waters? An adventure with Team Buck Rogers, located in Jacksonville, FL, is just what you’re looking for!

Captain Chad Starling is the man behind this charter company. With over a decade of charter fishing experience, he’s more than equipped to guide you around these prolific waters. He specializes in offshore trolling and bottom fishing, but what sets him apart from other captains is that he is more than happy to introduce total newbies to these techniques.

Your captain also uses factors such as local weather and water conditions, the season, and your personal preferences to determine exactly what your trip will look like. If you’re just starting out, a shorter adventure will see you casting your line for species such as Kingfish, Snapper species, and Barracuda. Or maybe you’d like to earn some bragging rights by battling a variety of Shark species on a specialized trip?

If you’re a more seasoned angler, you’ll know that battling beasts of the deep requires at least a full day excursion – and Capt. Chad will happily guide you to offshore waters to come face-to-gills with Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo. You can also bottom fish for tasty Snapper and Grouper, too.

You’ll be embarking on your adventure aboard your captain’s 27’ Polar center console, named the "Bill Collector." She’s capable of accommodating up to 6 guests, making her a great option for groups of angling buddies who want to indulge in some friendly competition.

Want to introduce the whole family to angling? Children are warmly welcomed aboard the Bill Collector. This vessel is decked out with top-quality navigational and safety gear, too, so you can rest easy that you and your little ones are in safe hands.

You’ll be provided with fishing gear, as well as a license for your group. Come aboard Team Buck Rogers for an unforgettable Floridian fishing adventure!



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 who wants to get a taste of Jacksonville's angling opportunities, join Capt. Chad on this adventure! You'll be either bottom fishing or trolling for your target species, but there's the option to do both. You'll come face-to-gills with fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, and King Mackerel. This can, of course, vary depending on your personal preference and your captain's suggestion based on seasonality and what's currently biting. Fishing gear and license included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $776
    If you'd rather hit the snooze button a couple of times before heading out on your adventure, join Capt. Chad on this afternoon trip. You'll usually be bottom fishing or trolling Jacksonville's productive waters for a whole host of world-famous fish, including Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Grouper, Black Seabass, and Wahoo. If you have any individual preferences, just let Capt. Chad know. Your trip includes top-quality fishing gear and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $983
    If you're an early bird who wants to hit up Jacksonville's incredible offshore waters, join Capt. Chad on this 6-hour adventure! This trip will be tailored to your needs, using your captain's recommendations for species to target and hotspots to visit, based on the time of year and current water conditions. Depending on the time of year you could expect to catch Mackerel, Sharks, Cobia, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, Barracuda, and Black Seabass, etc. Your fishing gear and license are included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $983
    As this afternoon trip allows you to spend slightly more time out on the water, it will be completely tailored to your needs. Capt. Chad will recommend going after certain species and hitting up certain hotspots depending on the time of year and current water conditions. You'll be targeting species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Cobia, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, Barracuda, Black Sea Bass, and Vermilion Snapper. Fishing gear and your license will be provided.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,190
    This full day adventure means you'll be able to venture out even further from shore, which will give you a chance at battling a larger variety of species. Capt. Chad will accommodate your needs and provide suggestions based on the season and water conditions. Your target species include King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks, Black Seabass, Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, and Wahoo. Your license and fishing gear will be included for you.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,655
    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
ID & License verified
99 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)

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 2007. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 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
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
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 any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying 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
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
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (21)
Windy day on the river
8hr Trip with Capitan Kyle
8hr Trip with Capitan Kyle
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Aaron S.
Jacksonville, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Trip But

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Offshore Trip on May 30, 2022
Had company come out, went bottom fishing, waters were a bit choppy. Out of town company ended up chumming the fish more than...
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David B.
Jacksonville, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Trip with captain Kyle

VERIFIED   6 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) on March 18, 2022
We had an amazing day with captain Kyle!! He was very knowledgeable and put us on fish right away. He was very attentive to...
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Dominic M.
Valdosta, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day morning with Capt Chad

VERIFIED   4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) on March 29, 2022
Great last minute trip with Capt Chad. Beautiful morning, we got right out and started fishing as soon as we reached the area....
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Jason W.
Jacksonville, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Kyle

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Offshore Trip (AM) on May 29, 2022
Good experience.  A 4 hour trip for offshore is tough.  Kyle put us on fish quickly.
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Dan D.
Gig Harbor, WA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour

VERIFIED   4 Hour Offshore Trip (PM) on April 8, 2022
It was a challenging weather day but Capt. Bill made the best of it, lots of laughs, a fun time, and we even went home with...
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FAQs about Team Buck Rogers – Bill Collector

Team Buck Rogers – Bill Collector 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)
  • $1,655 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

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

Trips booked with Team Buck Rogers – Bill Collector 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 – Bill Collector 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 – Bill Collector 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 – Bill Collector include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo