"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 Offshore/Half Day Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    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.)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $675
    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
    Full Day Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    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
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    A six hour fishing adventure offshore into the Atlantic Ocean. Bottom fishing, top water fishing, or trolling. Your choice.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $475
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $425
    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) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    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!
There are 7 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Eric Catsman
Jupiter, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
65 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
62 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2019
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)

Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tripletail Tripletail
Whiting Whiting

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
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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

Jupiter Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Recent Fishing Reports

Fun day offshore, great fishing!
Fun day offshore, great fishing!
August 31, 2021
Live bait are starting to show up. I was lucky enough to net about **hidden content**”-4” greenies. Fish could not resist! Two types of Jack, three of them being yellow jack!(delicious fish) mangrove snapper, red hind grouper a Nice king mackerel, Bonita, short yellow tail snappers released, short mutton snapper released.We saw porpoise and flying fish as well. Ocean was as calm as a lake! Let’s go fishing!?

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (201)
4.8
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 62 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Captain ERIC is the best
Captain ERIC is the best
Captain ERIC is the best
+198
Angler Rating
54
8
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
94%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 62 reviews
William S.
Fort Collins, CO
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

A perfect morning to end a wonderful trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore on September 3, 2021
I just finished spending a half day with Capt Eric doing some inshore fishing.  I’ve fished and hunted all over the world...
William S. recommends Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Eric Catsman Captain replied

CJ W.
Arlington, VA
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Fantastic Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore on January 1, 2021
Thank you Capitan Eric for the incredible trip! Even with a little wind we went inshore and caught a bunch of fish. Florida...
CJ W. recommends Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Eric Catsman Captain replied

David B.
Miami, FL
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Great Day With Captain Eric !

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on October 23, 2020
This inshore fishing trip with Captain Eric was fun, relaxing, and so enjoyable!  My son and I were looking to enjoy some...
David B. recommends Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters
Mark as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this helpful
  Eric Catsman Captain replied

Greg E.
Swansea, IL
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Turkey Day with Eric

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on November 26, 2020
Captain Eric took us out on Thanksgiving morning.  We had a beautiful day, a great time but most importantly caught a lot...
Greg E. recommends Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Eric Catsman Captain replied

3125029736 B.
Evanston, IL
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  4.3
Experience:
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Overall

Afternoon trip w Capt. Eric

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore on March 29, 2021
We put this on the web and for what it was… It turned out to be a very enjoyable day on the water. To be clear you’re going...
3125029736 B. recommends Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Eric Catsman Captain replied

FAQs about Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters

Palm Beach River/Ocean Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 3/4 Day Inshore Trip (6 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Offshore Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Inshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $675 per group - Full Day Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $700 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