Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II

Island Angler Charters is a father-son team that specializes in inshore and nearshore fishing in the waters around Jekyll Island. Captain Andy Hicks is a friendly guide with decades of experience fishing the various inlets, rivers, estuaries, and bays along Georgia’s coast. He caters his trips to anglers of all skill levels and welcomes you aboard for an exciting adventure!

Your boat for the day is a 23’ Hydra-Sports center console, powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. She comes with top-notch navigational equipment, fishing tackle, a livewell, and cooler. The boat is spacious, accommodating up to 6 guests, making her perfect for family trips, business outings, or a friends’ fishing getaway.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore numerous hidden inlets and bays that dot the Georgia coastline. You’ll also be able to fish estuaries and rivers that contain numerous fishing grounds for a range of species. Capt. Andy takes full advantage of this and will put you on the likes of Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder.

Nearshore trips will see you targeting various Shark species, as well as Sheepshead, Whiting, Spanish Mackerel, and Barracuda. No matter which trip you choose, Capt. Andy ensures you’ll have an enjoyable time on the water, chasing big fish, and creating lasting memories with your loved ones.

Capt. Andy provides high-quality Shakespeare rods and Penn reels on all of his trips. You’ll also be supplied with live bait and artificial lures, depending on your target species. Your fishing license is covered by the charter and catch cleaning and filleting services are included in the price as well.

Just be sure to pack sunscreen, as well as a hat and sunglasses, and feel free to bring snacks and drinks as well. Get ready for an unforgettable fishing trip and join Island Anglers Charters for the thrill of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 1
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip is great for anglers of all skill levels, including children. You'll be fishing in protected waters around Jekyll, Cumberland, and St. Simons Islands. Your target species for the day include Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and Black Drum. Fishing tackle and licenses are included in the price, so just bring sun protection, as well as snacks and drinks, and you're all set. Please note, the departure time may vary depending on tide conditions.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This nearshore trip will see you targeting Whiting and Sharks that inhabit the waters around Jekyll Island. This trip is excellent for those looking for some great catch-and-release action. It also a great option for a family trip if you've got kids. All necessary equipment and fishing license are included. Just bring some sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and any snacks and drinks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Nearshore Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is an exciting trip where you'll target large Sharks in the 80–100 lb range. You'll mainly be using live bait on topwater rigs, so you can see all the action as it unwinds! The captain recommends this trip for those looking for some adrenaline-pumping, rod-bending action. All necessary gear and licenses are included in the price. Just show up ready to fish and bring sun protection, as well as snacks and drinks for the ride.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 1
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    On this trip, you'll be fishing in protected inshore waters around Jekyll, Cumberland, and St. Simons Islands. You'll be in pursuit of Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. These trips are great for anglers of all levels of experience. Rods, reels, bait, and fishing licenses are included in the price. Just be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as any snacks and drinks you'd like. Please note, the departure time may vary depending on tide conditions.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This nearshore trip focuses on Whiting and Shark species that are abundant in the waters around Jekyll Island. This is a great trip for any angler who wants to catch a large number of edible fish. This is also a great option for a family trip. Rods, reels, tackle, and licenses are included in the price. Just be sure to pack some sun protection, and feel free to brings snacks and drinks as well.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Nearshore Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    On this trip, you'll target large Shark species that average between 80–100 lb and grow up to 7' long. Capt. Andy uses live bait on topwater rigs that let you see all the action. This trip is recommended for any anglers looking for a lot of excitement on a catch-and-release trip. Fishing tackle and licenses are included in the price. Just be sure to pack sun protection, snacks, and, drinks, and you're good to go.
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About the Captain

Andy Hicks
Jekyll Island, Georgia, United States
95 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
Captain Andy Hicks has been fishing the waters of Georgia for over 3 decades. He's also been in the US Coast Guard for 5 years and has been guiding anglers for 2 and a half decades as well. He's obtained a vast knowledge of all the hidden bays and feeding spots of the area and he's eager to share them with his customers. Capt. Andy's favorite fish to target and fight with are the many Sharks that the coast of Georgia is known for, as well as the Silver King – both of these fish offer a tough and rewarding fight.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Hydra-Sports (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
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50%
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Jonathan R.
Marietta, GA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   4 Hour – Inshore on September 5, 2020
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Stacy V.
Brunswick, GA
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VERIFIED   4 Hour – Nearshore on June 9, 2020
Started off great caught 5 sharp within first 11/2 then no more action
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