Join Great Daye Fishing Charters for a day of adventure in St. Augustine. Captain Tony Nesbitt is USCG certified and insured, with more than 25 years of fishing and boating experience.

Growing up on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, Tony spent a lot of his time on the water.  Whether fishing with friends or enjoying time with his family at the sand bar, if Tony was on the water, he was happy. Since joining the U.S. Navy in 2005 and now with a family of his own, little has changed and the enjoyment of being on the water has only grown as he passes the knowledge, fun, and love of the water onto his daughter.

You’ll be fishing on a 2021, 24’ Pair Marine custom boat that accommodates up to 4 anglers. This bay boat is powered by a mighty 300 HP Suzuki engine and reaches the speed of 50 knots if necessary.

The trips are split between inshore and offshore fishing. Every change in the seasons can bring different styles for any angler. When it comes to inshore, the winter and early spring months are great, where you get to stalk schooling Redfish in the cool clearer water with both hard and soft artificial baits. In the late summer, the Flounder fishing picks up, which can make for an exciting time in the creeks and around the docks.

Wintertime is also a great time to head offshore for Cobia, Wahoo, and other pelagics. In the spring, Cobia make their migration north close to the beach, which can produce some exciting sight fishing. Additionally, the Spanish and King Mackerel start to show up on the nearshore reefs and wrecks.

Like most anglers here in NE Florida, Capt. Tony tailors what style of fishing he’s going to do based on the weather and the local conditions. 

All current active and retired military will receive a 15% military discount on any fishing charter.

Capt. Tony looks forward to discussing your favorite style of fishing and help get you on the species you prefer to target. Book your trip with Great Daye Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    You can take the time to target any of the desired species within 25 miles of the beach, hunting for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Cobia, Sailfish, and more. An 8-hour trip will gives you the best opportunity to catch the fish you desire.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    A 6-hour trip gives you a little more time to search the nearshore wrecks in search of the targeted species. Your fishing license and equipment are fully covered by the captain. Pack your snacks and drinks for the day.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    An 8-hour inshore trip will give you the best chance to cover both sides of the tide swing and will allow you to cover a lot of local areas in search of Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    6-hour inshore trips give you the chance to fish a good majority of the tide swing for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Use this great opportunity to catch this tasty fish and treat yourself with a delicious lunch after the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This short offshore trip will give you an opportunity to catch close range reef fish like King Mackerel, Sailfish, and Cobia. See what's it like to target bigger fish and come for more!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    These inshore fishing trips can be scheduled and will be in the surrounding areas of St. Augustine, FL from Palm Valley to the Matanzas River for Redfish, Flounder, and Trout. Just pack your snacks, drinks, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    Fishing just out of St. Augustine inlet, looking for big Blacktips, Spinners, Sand Bar, and Hammer Head Sharks. This trip is family-friendly, so feel free to bring your kids along.
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About the Captain

Tony Nesbitt
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
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12 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2020
Growing up in eastern North Carolina, I spent most of my time on the water learning to fish from my grandfather. Many years later and now that I am approaching the end of my Navy career, I have decided to help share my love for fishing and boating to you. One thing that brings me a lot of enjoyment is seeing others catch a fish of a lifetime followed by the biggest smiling faces and memories that will last a lifetime. I look forward to helping you make those memories.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna

Boat Specs

Pair Marine Custom (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

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 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Breanna L.
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Full day (6 hr Inshore trip)

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on August 14, 2021
We had a blast on the water even though it rained the first half of the day and the fish weren’t in the mood to be caught....
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Vicki F.
Du Pont, GA
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6 hr trip with Tony

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 21, 2021
We had a great time with captain Tony. He is very knowledgeable and likable person. We saw a great white shark and almost caught...
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Randall W.
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Hell of a Daye!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 4, 2021
We had the trip of a lifetime, Captain Tony put us on a load of King Fish!! Including a trophy Hammer my son caught!! If you...
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Decatur, GA
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4 hour trip inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Offshore on November 27, 2021
We caught lots and lots of fish but sadly none were big enough to keep. Fishing trip was very enjoyable regardless and captain...
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Saint AUG BEACH, FL
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 2, 2021
The wind and seas weren’t ideal but Captain John made it a nice day. Definitely will charter him again.
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FAQs about Great Daye Fishing Charters

Great Daye Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - 3 Hour Shark Trip (3 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Great Daye Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Great Daye Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Great Daye Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Great Daye Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Great Daye Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Skipjack)