Heavy Hitter Charters

Get ready to track down and catch some big fish with Heavy Hitter Charters! Your captain for the day, Benny Hendrix, is a Florida native with decades of experience fishing the local waters of Fernandina Beach. So if you’re in search of an action-packed adventure with a knowledgable guide who can put you on fish, you’ve come to the right spot.

You’ll be fishing off of a 21’ Carolina Skiff bay boat, powered by a 140 HP Suzuki engine. This boat comes with top-of-the-line fishing gear, electronics, and safety equipment, and is perfect for navigating through shallow waters. She accommodates up to 4 guests and children of all ages are welcome aboard.

Capt. Benny specializes in inshore fishing – targeting Redfish, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Tarpon. You’ll explore the backwaters of Fernandina Beach, fishing structures such as jetties and docks, as well as grass beds and oyster bars. Other target species include Flounder and various inshore Shark species such as Blacktip and Bonnethead.

If the weather allows, Capt. Benny also takes his customers out into deeper waters to go after Snapper, Bluefish, Kingfish, and other species that inhabit nearshore waters. No matter your skill level, Capt, Benny will work hard to put you in the right place at the right time and make sure you’re having a great time on the water.

Top-quality Daiwa rods and reels are available on board. You’ll also be provided with artificial lures, as well as live and cut bait, all included in the price. Your fishing license is also covered, so you can come straight to the pick-up location, and the rest will be taken care of.

Just be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing, bring sun protection, and any snacks and drinks you’d like. Get ready for a fun adventure and choose Heavy Hitter Charters for your next fishing trip!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Have plenty of time to relax and target a lot of different species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Catch a little bit of everything!
  • Private trip
    Big Black Drum Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 25
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    BIG BLACK DRUM TRIP FISH ARE 30 TO 80 POUNDS
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This is a backwater trip where you'll be fishing the jetties for Redfish, Black Drum, Sheephead, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Shark, and Tarpon. Your captain will provide you with all the necessary fishing gear and bait, as well as your fishing license. Just bring sun protection, weather-appropriate clothing, snacks, and drinks, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Get ready to fish the jetties in search of some elusive fish, including Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder. Rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses are included. Feel free to pack snacks and drinks, and be sure to bring along some sun protection and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Week Day Special (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    Half day fishing, for lots of different species, redfish, trout ,flounder,blackdrum, Whiting , which are great eating , and all types of sharks
  • Private trip
    Week Day Special (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
  • Private trip
    2 Hour First-timer Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    2-hour trip great for kids or newcomers.
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About the Captain

Benny Hendrix
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since January 2020
Captain Benny Hendrix has been fishing since he was 12 years old. His dad taught him how to fish and since then, he hasn’t put the fishing rod down. He’s a Fernandina Beach local and knows every inch of these waters. His favorite part of being a charter captain is putting his customers on fish and sharing his passion with others. Capt. Benny welcomes you aboard Heavy Hitter Charters for an incredible adventure off the Atlantic Coast of Florida!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Carolina skiff (Bay boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.88
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Awesome Day
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+6
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10
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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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Wendi L.
St. Marys, Georgia
 5.00
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Cpt Benny was so full of Lessons

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour First-timer Trip on November 7, 2020
I live near Fernandina. I told Cpt Benny I wanted to take my 10 year old son out to see if the fishing bug would bite him and...
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Edward W.
Buford, GA
 5.00
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1/2 day afternoon 1st 30 minutes

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on October 16, 2020
Just Captain Benny and I on a beautiful 10/16/2020. Started reeling them in within the 1st 30minutes. Captain Benny is a very...
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John H.
Tuttle, OK
 5.00
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Nice day for fishing!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 13, 2020
The wife and I had a great day out with Capt. Benny. Bite was a little slow starting out but got better as morning progressed....
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Robert S.
Knoxville, Tennessee
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 28, 2020
Benny and John were great! They took us out and we were able to catch a limit of King Mackerel fairly quick, and then we caught...
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 5.00
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on November 7, 2020
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