Hook’d Up Charters Inshore & Nearshore Guided tours to include Sunset Hop aboard for a new fishing adventure with Hook’d Up Charters and Captain Jeff Jenkins! Discover the productive inshore and offshore fishing of Eastern Florida with your local guide, who will use his angling expertise to make sure you have an amazing time on the water.

Join Capt. Jeff on his 22’ bay boat that is well-suited for different fishing conditions and can take out up to 4 people. The vessel is equipped with up-to-date navigational electronics to ensure you have the smoothest ride and get to the fishing grounds quickly and safely. There’s a live bait well on board, as well as a trolling motor to help you sneak up to your catch.

You’ll use quality Shimano light tackle for your inshore trips, and Penn and Shimano gear for offshore fishing. If you’d like to do some fly fishing, the captain can provide the equipment, or you can bring your own. A variety of lures and live bait are included in the price, as is your fishing license.

Capt. Jeff runs inshore and offshore trips that are fun for all levels of anglers. On the inshore excursions, you’ll fish the Indian River in search of Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Snook, and much more. If you pick an offshore trip, you’re looking at the possibility to hook Mahi Mahi, a variety of Snapper and Grouper, and King Mackerel. For the ultimate angling challenge, target feisty Sailfish and acrobatic Tarpon.

Whatever you decide to keep, your guide is happy to clean and fillet after you come back to land. Capt. Jeff’s trips are family-friendly and he loves teaching kids how to catch their first fish. It’s recommended that the little ones be at least 6 years old to join you on the trip, life jackets for them will be provided. All you need to bring is sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and maybe some snacks.

Team up with Hook’d Up Charters and let your Florida fishing escapades begin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (6PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $400
    Late afternoon right before the sunsets the fish bite turns back on. Fishing bridges, island corners, and other structures, taking advantage of feeding before dark.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    On this trip, you'll catch the best of the morning bite on the Indian River! Wet your line as the sun hits the water and target a lot of different species, including Snook, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and of course, Redfish. If you're craving some inshore action, but don't have too much time, this is your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Spend 4 hours of your afternoon targeting beautiful fish on the Indian River! Capt. Jeff will take you to some of the most productive fishing grounds where you can target Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Snook, just to name a few. You don't need any special preparation for this trip, pack sunscreen, some snacks, and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    Take advantage of a full day on the water. Get to fish the best of both tides and expand your day to more beautiful serine locations to target more top game species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This trip is perfect for anglers looking to explore the local offshore fishing scene. You'll have 5 hours on the ocean and surrounding areas to target King Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, and magnificent Cobia. If the fishing conditions align, you can even target Tarpon. Everything you need will wait for you on board, so get ready for several hours of fishing fun!
  • Private trip
    Hlaf Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    Afternoon offshore trips are just as we fun as the morning option, but you get to sleep in. Join Capt. Jeff rested and ready to wrestle whatever gulps down your lure. Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Shark, and Mahi Mahi are just some of the species you could find at the end of your line. If you've come here to go after the ultimate underwater fighters, then Tarpon and Sailfish are in the cards. Pack some lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses and reel, reel, reel!
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About the Captain

Jeff Jenkins
Vero Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
190 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
Captain Jeff Jenkins always loved everything that has to do with fishing, and for a long while, he did it only in his spare time. When he finally decided to run charters for a living, he went all in and got his Captain License. He's been on the water ever since, taking people out, showing them just how amazing fishing is off the coast of East Florida. Capt. Jeff likes nothing more than seeing his customers happy and having a good time.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Famous Craft (Bay boat) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 200HP Suzuk engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Crackers
Drinks
Water, sodas
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Min. age 6, life jackets provided
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 190 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Half Day Trip in August

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 31, 2022
Had one heck of a time on the boat this morning. We got on some great fish and it was only my fault I didn’t hook the big...
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6 hr inshore trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Inshore on August 25, 2022
We fished on a hot late-August day.  Water temperatures right around 90.  Jeff had us on fish immediately.  We caught delicious...
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Half Day Inshore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on February 25, 2022
We went out for an inshore morning trip with Captain Jeff and had a great time. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and easily able...
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Fun Fishing with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on February 22, 2022
We have been on other fishing charters in Florida, along with Mexico and the Bahamas, and this was BY FAR the best one ever!...
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Mark R.
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Outstanding! Family Friendly! and Fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on November 1, 2021
Our Captain Jenkins was knowledgeable, kid friendly and also kind and gentle with an idiot old dad that knows/ knew nothing...
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FAQs about Hook'd Up Charters

Hook'd Up Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (6PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Inshore (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Hlaf Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Hook'd Up Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hook'd Up Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Crackers)
  • Drinks (Water, sodas)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Hook'd Up Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hook'd Up Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Hook'd Up Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout