Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III

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Join Pipe Dream Charters on the Pipedream III and explore the beautiful Amelia Island out of Fernandina Beach! With a crew made up of tournament champions with a positive attitude, Pipe Dream Charters will make sure you have fun while putting you in the best possible position to catch fish.

The Pipedream III is a 37’ custom-built sportfishing boat. It’s powered by twin Yanmar diesel engines to provide a fast and comfortable ride to the offshore fishing grounds. The boat has everything you need to find the very best fishing spots on your trip. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers.

With outriggers, downriggers, and a center rigger fitted on board, and well maintained Penn and Shimano gear, the Pipedream III gives you the opportunity to know what it feels like to fish professionally for the day. After a fun productive day, the crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home for a taste.

These are fish-rich waters, so prepare to come across a variety of species. Before booking your trip, decide whether you want to troll offshore for species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and Marlin, or to fish the reefs and wrecks for delicious Grouper, Amberjack, and Cobia.

Whichever option you decide to go for, the experienced crew will be with you every step of the way to help you land the trophy fish. The captain’s superior knowledge of the local waters will make sure you’re in the best position to find the fish of your dreams.

Don’t hesitate to turn this into an amazing family experience, so bring your kids and teach them all there is to know about fishing. There will be snacks and drinks on board, but feel free to bring your own. Pack some sun protection as well, and you’re ready for some fun!

Get on board Pipedream III and enjoy your day on some of the bluest waters around with Pipe Dream Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    Get far enough offshore to reap the benefits of the Gulf Stream. Taking with it the migratory population of numerous big game and exciting fish, you'll have the chance to troll for some serious trophy fish. Go after delicious Mahi Mahi and Tuna, as well as stunning Sailfish and Marlin, while you'll also have the chance to deep drop for deep sea Groupers. If you're serious about fishing, this trip is perfect for you.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    Head off into the Atlantic's waters and explore a range of untouched reefs and wrecks. About 30-50 miles offshore, you'll find a whole new world exists in peace and tranquility. Try bottom fishing these productive waters for the bite of delicious Snappers and Groupers, along with exciting Jacks, Cobia, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Spend 8 hours offshore and enjoy the incredible surroundings and fantastic fishery when land is but a distant memory. You'll troll the productive offshore waters for exhilarating and delicious species. Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Wahoo will all put up a fight to be reeled in, while you could end up with a tasty treat to take back to shore.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Spend your morning along northeastern Florida's nearshore reefs and wrecks. These spots make for excellent feeding grounds for the fish, so you're sure to be able to attract the bite of a whole host of species as you bottom fish to catch them. From Snappers and Groupers to Cobia, Amberjacks, and numerous others – these waters have it all.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM) – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Florida's Atlantic coastline is littered with reefs and wrecks. You won't have to head far offshore to find these incredible, productive feeding grounds for the fish, so you won't waste any time fishing. Bottom fish these fishing grounds for the bite of Groupers, Snappers, Cobia, Amberjacks, and many more exciting and delicious fish, and you'll be in for an unforgettable afternoon.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Nearshore
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Get out first thing in the morning and stay on the nearshore waters to maximize your fishing time. The Atlantic waters, touching the Gulf Stream, are home to a range of impressive and delicious species. Try trolling or bottom fishing for the bite of anything from a Black Seabass to a Triggerfish, to Groupers and Snappers that may have wandered off from the reefs.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    A 4-hour trip is ideal for fishing the nearshore waterways off Florida's north-eastern coast. You won't need to head far, so you'll start fishing right away as you target a range of delicious and exciting species by trolling or bottom fishing. Snappers, Groupers, Black Seabass, and Triggerfish are just some of the thrilling fish you'll go after on this afternoon trip.
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About the Captain

Scott Thompson
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2015
My passion for fishing and being on the water began with my grandfather taking me fishing offshore in Ocean City, Maryland at the age of 6.The enjoyment I get from my clients excitement boating a grouper or my mate gaffing a Wahoo only adds to my passion to continue searching for that trophy wall hanger or bottom bumping for that reminiscent back water flounder.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Carolina Custom (Flybridge) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.58
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Jeong S.
Villa Rica, GA
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Unforgettable Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   April 22, 2019
Nice, clean and spacious boat. Captain Scott and crew were very kind and helpful. I use charter/party boats about five times...
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Mark D.
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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Pipe Dreams was a great charter

VERIFIED   October 14, 2019
Captain Scott and First Mate Ronnie are terrific! Worked hard to put us on the fish and did! As a commercial fisherman and...
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Cumming, GA
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VERIFIED   August 30, 2019
We had a great time from start to finish. Just one recommendation, the charter should supply cold drinks & coffee....
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Joshua H.
Jacksonville, FL
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Half Day Trip - Offshore family of 5

VERIFIED   April 17, 2019
Captain Scott and Ronny were awesome!  We had a great time!  They were both very knowledgeable and made us feel at...
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Janine G.
Neptune Beach, Florida
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Half day trip with captain Scott

VERIFIED   May 29, 2019
Captain Scott and his Mate Ronnie were very welcoming,knowledgeable, and personable. Captain Scott made sure we got to the...
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Fishing Reports

Gag Grouper and Black Sea Bass

February 10, 2020

Mike and his crew from the communications company didn't cross their lines today. One really nice Gag Grouper and a Huge Sea Bass helped fill the box today Monday February 10, 2020. Read Full Report →


Early February Fishing Put the long J

February 01, 2020

The forecast for Saturday February1, 2020 wasn't good but Capt. Scott with Pipe Dream Charters decided to stick the nose out of Pipe Dream III just to check. What a surprise, inlet was laid down with an outgoing tide… Read Full Report →