Fernandina Fishing Charters

28 reviews
In demand!

Explore the beautiful waters of Florida in and around the stunning Amelia Island with Fernandina Fishing Charters, a Veteran-owned and operated business. Captain Bart Smith is a registered Coast Guard captain and has been saltwater fishing for over 30 years. He’s had some great success in the area, and he’ll get you out on the water for an eventful and memorable, hassle-free fishing experience.

You’ll join Capt. Bart on his 21’ Angler center console boat, powered by 150 HP Mercury engine. With GPS, a fishfinder, and VHF radio, you’ll have all the electronics you need to have a productive fishing day. The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers, making it the perfect vessel for an outing with a few friends or your family.

These waters are known as very prolific and the abundance of wildlife in the area is amazing. You’ll be cruising the waters in comfort going after some of the most prized Florida fish species like Black Drum, Flounder, Ladyfish, Redfish, Seabass, various species of Shark, Sheepshead, and Spotted Seatrout.

You’ll find everything you need on board – rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait and a range of artificial lures. Capt. Bart will be happy to clean and fillet your catch for you so you can take it straight to the table upon your return. Feel free to bring the kids, as they are welcome on board, and this is the perfect opportunity to make some new family memories.

Join Fernardina Fishing Charters and enjoy a day out on the beautiful waters under the Floridian sun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    All Day Fishing Trip and Excursion
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spend a day on the water, you can fish all day, break it up with a picnic and swim on Cumberland Island. Take a tube for some fun. Tour the area from Amelia Island Histotic St Marys, stop and get lunch. This trip is for 8 hours. We would leave in the morning around 9am and return around 4-5 pm. This is a private trip which includes a USCG certified Captain, fuel and boat. Fishing gear, cooler, ice and a case of water. Trip can take up to 6 people but would not included fishing. Fishing is for 4 people.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This is quite the day, leaving early and heading out to the jetties we will look for calm water and fish for large Bull Reds. Then move inshore depending on tides and bites work shorelines and oyster beds. Lunch is always recommended to be brought and lots of beverages Ice and bottled water is always available and provided. This trip is priced for up to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Depending on what kind of adventure you are looking for we will leave the dock around 8–9 a.m. You will get a brief description of the boat with all its safety features. Often we will discuss where the best bite has been and be using jigs and slip floats along the various marshes and creeks. If any legal fish are caught that you would like to keep we can bring them back and I will filet, bag, and ice them for you to take home. Often we are back to the dock between 12 and 1 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This is the evening afternoon trip that can be very rewarding. We normally will leave the dock at 2 p.m. and return just after 6 p.m. This is always a great opportunity for some great late afternoon action at the jetties with weather permitting and calm seas.
  • Private trip
    Evening Fishing Trip - Sunset Tour
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    This trip is geared to families with young children and couples who want to get out on the water for a shorter 3 hour trip. Cooler evening trip with sunset views. This fishing tour heads out around 530pm. Take a ride up to the Bells River and stop along some fishing spots cruies though Jolly River and head mover to Cumberland Island to see the wild horses. Then over to Fort Clinch, depending on time, weather and tides we can finish up at the picturesque Tiger Island and fish while watching the Sun set.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Just want to get out and experience a memorable fishing trip? This is a Monday thru Wednesday special. This short trip is perfect for introducing kids to fishing or for someone who wants to spend a few hours fishing and wants to see some beautiful scenery and get a quick fishing trip in. Perfect for someone who wants to learn and experience fishing for the first time.
There are 21 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Bart Smith
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
I have always had a love of the water since I can remember. Seafaring captains run in my family – my father, great grandfather, and great-great-grandfather were all sea captains of various sailing ships. I started out in 8' dings and small sailing prams around my home town of Interlaken New Jersey. Shortly after graduating high school I joined and served 5 years in the US Coast Guard. Fishing has always been a passion from light tackle for Largemouth Bass and Carp to surf fishing for Striped Bass and Bluefish off the beach and jetties of the Jersey Shore. Five years ago I decided to put my passion into a career and got my Captain's license and started guiding part-time around the beautiful Amelia Island.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Angler (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Fernandina Beach Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (45)
4.86
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Great time
Great time
Great time
+42
Angler Rating
24
4
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 28 reviews
Dan M.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Constantly catching fish!

VERIFIED   August 4, 2020
We (2 adults and my 7 and 4 year old sons) went out with Captain Bart for 4 hours of inshore fishing. He had us constantly...
Dan M. recommends Fernandina Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Bart Smith Captain replied

Richard H.
Fernandina Beach, FL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Bart

VERIFIED   July 31, 2020
My 12 year old son and I had a great time with Captain Bart! He put us on the fish early and we caught a wide variety from...
Richard H. recommends Fernandina Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Richard H. recommends Fernandina Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Ryan P.
Fernandina Beach, FL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Morning Fishing at its Finest!

VERIFIED   June 26, 2020
My family and I had an amazing fishing experience that we will always remember! Captain Bart was an awesome guide, EXTREMELY...
Ryan P. recommends Fernandina Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Ryan P. recommends Fernandina Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Jeremy C.
Newnan, Georgia
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half Day with Caption Bart

VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
Our family really enjoyed this trip! Our first time chartering a boat! Captain Bart was very friendly and knowledgeable! Our...
Jeremy C. recommends Fernandina Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Jeremy C. recommends Fernandina Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Hunter F.
United States
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Great time

VERIFIED   NEW  September 5, 2020
Awesome time on the water, great fishing spots.  Captain Bart is a joy to be around! Will be going again!
Hunter F. recommends Fernandina Fishing Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Bart Smith Captain replied