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
    Extended Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    If you're a veteran angler, you know that you need to go pretty far offshore in order to get to the very best bottom fishing spots. Luckily, this trip provides you with the opportunity to do just that! You'll be hunting impressive species such as Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and King Mackerel. Your captain will make sure you're decked out for your adventure with top-quality rods and reels, lures, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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
    Half Day Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Come explore Jacksonville's excellent Shark fishery! Your captain will have you exploring waters close to shore, where you can expect to come face-to-gills with a variety of sharks: Black Tip, Blacknose, Bull, Tiger, Greater Hammerhead, Lemon, and Bonnethead species. Multiple hookups are common, so bring your best fighting spirit along! Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality rods and reels, as well as a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Come explore Jacksonville's excellent Shark fishery! Your captain will have you exploring waters close to shore, where you can expect to come face-to-gills with a variety of sharks: Black Tip, Blacknose, Bull, Tiger, Greater Hammerhead, Lemon, and Bonnethead species. Multiple hookups are common, so bring your best fighting spirit along! Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality rods and reels, as well as a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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.
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About the Captain

Chad Starling
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 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) 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 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
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
PayPal
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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4.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Half Day with Captain Jeff
Half Day with Captain Jeff
His first barracuda
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Robert F.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
 5.00
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Awesome day fishing with Team Buck Rogers

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Trip on June 11, 2020
My family and I did a full day charter on the Bill Collector with Capt. Jeff and it was fantastic. We caught Cobia, big...
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Jonathan D.
Cumming, GA
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Half Day with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2020
We had a great time and Captain Jeff was great. He wouldn’t let Becca give up and she landed the biggest King Mackerel I’ve...
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Brian C.
Jacksonville Beach, FL
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Half day Charter with Chad

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Offshore Trip (AM) on July 31, 2020
My son got super excited about fishing with the schedule captain that has a great report but last minute, as of on the dock...
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