Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters

"Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters" offers diverse fishing out of Jupiter, Florida! There are thousands of fish to catch in the bountiful inshore and offshore waters of the Atlantic and in the nearby Loxahatchee River. There’s no better guide to explore with than Captain Eric Catsman, a local pro who’s been fishing since before he could walk!

Hop aboard his 20’ Hewes center console, ideal for 3 anglers who all want to fish at the same time. Her practical design makes for a stable and dry ride and the roomy center console provides enough space to fit all of your gear comfortably.

Your targets are various and vast depending on where you want to fish. Inshore anything goes, from jigging for Pompano in the Loxahatchee River to hooking big Tripletail, Redfish, and Black Drum. Opt to head into deeper waters and you’ll bottom fish for Snapper and Grouper. Capt. Eric also always leaves a free line in case a Mahi Mahi or Kingfish swims by!

All you’ll want to bring are any snacks and drinks you’d like to enjoy during your trip. Capt. Eric provides the rest, including your gear, bait, and bottled water. He’s happy to clean and fillet your catch and if you’re happy with how the trip went, tips are welcome and appreciated.

Explore what just might become your new favorite fishing destination with Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Inshore fishing is always a fun time in Jupiter, Florida. Your targets are vast and you'll go after the likes of Pompano, Tripletail, Redfish, Black Drum, and Pufferfish. The waters here are calm and quiet making this a great trip for families with kids too. Capt. Eric takes care of all of your gear and provides bottled water. Go ahead and bring any other refreshments you'd like and get ready for a good time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Hoping to take the morning off and fish for a few hours in the afternoon? Then the 4-hour PM trip is the one for you! Explore the productive inshore waters and go after the likes of Redfish, Black Drum, Pompano and Tripletail. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome and this trip is also great for families with kiddos learning to fish. Gear and bottled water are provided and you're free to bring any other snacks and drinks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Head into deeper waters and diversify your target list by adding Snapper, Grouper, and even the occasional Mahi Mahi to the mix! You'll bottom fish and always keep a line free for a big fish to latch onto. Capt. Eric brings along all the appropriate tackle, as well as bait. There's bottled water on board too but you're free to bring any other drinks and snacks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    Add a couple more fish to the mix by choosing to explore the deeper waters off the coast of Jupiter! It's all about bottom fishing for delicious Snapper and Grouper and Capt. Eric always leaves a line free in case Mahi Mahi or a Kingfish swim by. All of the gear you need to hook your targets effectively is on board, as is bait. Feel free to bring any drinks and snacks you'd like and help yourself to the bottled water on board.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Give yourself a few extra hours in Jupiter's productive inshore waters and go after even more fish! Snook, Pompano, Permit, Jack, Sandperch, and Atlantic Croaker are all waiting to bite. The waters here are calm and quiet, making this trip suitable for anglers of all skill levels. No need to worry about gear – Capt. Eric takes care of that. Just bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like or help yourself to the bottled water on board.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    A six hour fishing adventure offshore into the Atlantic Ocean. Bottom fishing, top water fishing, or trolling. Your choice.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    This 8-hour trip focuses on fishing the productive inshore waters in Jupiter, Florida! A ton of fish call these waters home and you'll go after the likes of Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Tripletail. This is a great trip for kids and families looking to relax and catch some fish! Capt. Eric provides all of your gear and there's also bottled water on board. Feel free to bring any other drinks or snacks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $975
    Eight hours of offshore fishing. You can customize this trip to your liking. Bottom fishing, trolling, live bait, drift fishing, and more. Or the captain can just put you on the fish all day long.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore/Half Day Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    8am-4pm. You will go and fish offshore in the morning until about noon or so (depends on the bite, can always fish the afternoon offshore as well.) Then you'll head back inshore around noon, and see what inshore fishing has to offer. (Or fish the morning inshore and afternoon offshore, both are great choices.)
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FAQs about Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters

Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Inshore Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Offshore Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Inshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $975 per group - Full Day Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Offshore/Half Day Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Bought or caught )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Loxahatchee)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (40 feet to 150 feet)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tripletail
  • Whiting

About the Captain

Eric Catsman
Jupiter, Florida, United States
102 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
116 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
Angler's Choice
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For starters, I've been fishing since before I was walking! My grandfather was an avid fisherman and had a wall in his basement with over fifty fishing poles rigged and ready to catch anything! This is where my fascination with the water and fishing began. I've been fishing the Loxahatchee River for over 25 years now and love to explore Jupiter's deeper waters too. The best part of my job is heading out with other avid anglers and I hope to have you on board soon!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Hewes (Center console) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Loxahatchee
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
40 feet to 150 feet
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Bought or caught
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min age, Capt. has 1 children's life jacket
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Whatever client doesn't want
Catch and Release Allowed
More than happy to see the fish swim away!

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Recent Fishing Reports

Giant Puffer!
Giant Puffer!
May 19, 2023
The elusive smooth puffer aka “Rabbit fish” They have a sharp stout beak that will cut your line like a pair of scissors. Steel wire is not a problem for them to cut through. I have developed a strategy that seems to be working consistently in catching Rabbit Fish. For one, if you like Lobster and Grouper. You will really enjoy eating this species. Secondly, it’s annoying for a fish to cut your hook off without you feeling anything. “It’s Wabbit Season!!!” Elmer Fudd
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King Mackerel Smokers
King Mackerel Smokers
May 17, 2023
What a fun trip with these Twin Brothers. The king Mackerel were Plentiful. We went 2/3 on these 30+lb King fish. Plus a mixed bag bottom fishing. They call the bigger King Mackerel “Smokers” for two reasons. Sometimes they swim away with so much speed, that the reel and drag will start smoking. They also make excellent fish dip! Let’s go offshore fishing now that it’s calm summer weather.
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Snapper bite
Snapper bite
May 14, 2023
My regular Customer Tony with his new personal Record Mutton Snapper. Let’s go fishing!
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 116 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (389)
Awesome day inshore
Awesome day inshore
Awesome day inshore
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Brian A.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Perfect day with my son

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on February 21, 2023
Eric was up early and rearing to go at 8am sharp.  We moved around the Loxahatchee to catch as many types of fish as we could...
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William R.
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on December 3, 2022
The trip was perfect for three of us to do local inter coastal fishing. The equipment was well kept and bait was in plenty....
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Kurt M.
Jupiter, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome day inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on May 19, 2023
Had a great time with Eric fishing inshore. He took us to great locations. Eric was a great guy to talk to and very knowledgeable....
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Patrick C.
Statesville, NC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Capt. Eric

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on June 19, 2022
Fished with Capt. Eric on Father’s Day. We had a great time and was very special for my Dad! Eric is a very personable and...
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Eric O.
Middlebury, IN
Excellent
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Half Day PM Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore on April 4, 2023
Great experience. Captain Eric was great with the kids. We had a blast and had consistent action throughout the afternoon....
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