Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters

Explore the bountiful North Florida waters with one of the largest boats in the fishing fleet out of Jacksonville, FL with HooDoo Sportfishing Charters! Your guide for the day is Captain Tim, who has trophies from several fishing tournaments under his belt. He’s also been featured in fishing magazines and teaches High-Speed Wahoo Trolling seminars all around Florida, so many experienced anglers will probably recognize him.

Your adventure starts on a 36’ custom-built Contender that accommodates up to 6 anglers. This center console sticks to the rule “safety first”, which is why it has every safety feature available, including satellite phones with texting. The boat is powered by 3 300 HP Suzuki engines, that ensure a fast and comfortable ride at all times.

The boat has everything you need to find the best spots and catch the fish you’ve always wanted. She has downriggers, outriggers, kites, a wireless trolling motor with a precise anchoring system.

There’s a variety of species to catch around here, so it’s best if you decide in advance what you want to focus on. You can troll for Sailfish, Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi, or visit the reefs and wrecks for Cobia, Grouper, and Amberjack.

The crew will be by your side, ready to assist whenever you need them. After the trip, they’ll clean and fillet your catch.

Your fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. You only need to pack some snacks, drinks, and sun protection.

Taking a trip with Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters is one of the best ways to find out what professional fishing looks and feels like.

Welcome aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    11 Hour Bottom Shared Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $900
    Enjoy deepwater fishing aboard our flagship vessel the Saltwater Challenge. She is a spacious 36' custom-built boat with 900 HP to get you swiftly and safely to and from our prime deepwater fishing complex. This trip will take you to our deep/bluewater fishing grounds that are over 50 miles offshore. Try bottom fishing these productive waters for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and Cobia, or experience slow trolling for Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, or Sailfish.
  • Shared trip
    11 Hour Hi-Speed Wahoo Shared Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Apr 1
    $1,400
    If you love the thrill of catching one of the fastest fish in the ocean and love the sound of screaming drags, then this trip is for you! This is a seasonal Wahoo fishing trip and it is what we specialize in. High-speed trolling is usually done from 16-21 knots and specifically targets Wahoo. This 11-hour trip is for up to 5 people only. Possible mid day bottom fishing is available on request.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    This trip will take you up to 15 miles off the coast. Book between June through September and you can expect to catch lots of Kingfish, sharks, and possibly even Sailfish or Cobia! This a great summertime trip for families and those with younger children. Late fall/winter/early spring weather allows you to target Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, catch-and-release Red Snapper, and catch-and-release oversized Redfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $900
    This trip will take you up to 15 miles off the coast. Book between June through September and you can expect to catch lots of Kingfish, sharks, and possibly even Sailfish or Cobia! This a great summertime trip for families and those with younger children. Late fall/winter/early spring weather allows you to target Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, catch-release Red Snapper, and catch-and release oversized Redfish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    This trip will take you up to 25 miles off the coast. Book between June through September and you can expect to catch lots of Kingfish, sharks, and possibly even Sailfish or Cobia! This a great summertime trip for families and those with younger children. Late fall/winter/early spring weather allows you to target Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, catch-release Red Snapper, and catch-and-release oversized Redfish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    This trip will take you up to 30 miles off the coast. Book between June to September and you can expect to catch lots of Kingfish, sharks, and possibly even Sailfish or Cobia! This a great summertime trip for families and those with younger children. Late fall/winter/early spring weather allows you to target Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, catch-and-release Red Snapper, and catch-and-release oversized Redfish.
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip – Deepwater/Bluewater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,500
    Enjoy deepwater fishing aboard our flagship vessel the Saltwater Challenge. She is a spacious 36' custom-built boat with 900 HP to get you swiftly and safely to and from our prime deepwater fishing complex. This trip will take you to our deep/bluewater fishing grounds that are over 50 miles offshore. Try bottom fishing these productive waters for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and Cobia, or experience slow trolling for Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, or Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip – High-speed Wahoo
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,900
    If you love the thrill of catching one of the fastest fish in the ocean and love the sound of screaming drags, then this trip is for you! This is a seasonal Wahoo fishing trip and it is what we specialize in. High-speed trolling is usually done from 16-21 knots and specifically targets Wahoo. This 11-hour trip is for up to 5 people only. Possible mid day bottom fishing is available on request.
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About the Captain

Timothy Altman
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
30 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2020
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Capt Tim says he became a Charter Captain because he loves to put people on fish and is committed to go the extra mile to do so. He has been fishing all of his life, but for the last 25 years, he's concentrated mostly offshore and in competitive tournament fishing. His real joy is watching someone catch something they've only dreamed about. Capt. Tim is a retired military veteran, serving on active duty from 1981 to 2009. He created the Facebook Group "Wahoo Junkies" that has around 12,000 members worldwide. Tim has been featured in the Florida Sportsman Magazine and does High-Speed Wahoo Trolling seminars throughout the state for the Florida Sportsman Expos. In addition, he authors 2 for columns for Florida print publications and does Podcasts and Livestreams about Offshore Fishing. So if you're willing, there is a great chance your charter would be featured in one of his media outlets with pictures of your epic day. Fishing is his passion.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 3 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 57 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Wahoo Season is Now
Wahoo Season is Now
January 22, 2023
We had several nice Wahoo at the end of January on Hi-Speed Wahoo Charters. Just a great time with awesome folks...catching the striped beasts of North Florida. Book your trip while the season/bite is still hot. Historically the bite continues up until April 1st.
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Customer reviews

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Brian B.
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Its how you respond

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on September 5, 2022
Less than an hour on our spot, as other captains on radio were bailing out, Cap’n Tim and Mate Jeff had my 13yo fighting...
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Great first offshore experience!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) on August 4, 2022
Today was unbelievably fun!  Tim and Chris were absolutely phenomenal hosts!  Their experience was obvious.  They put us...
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8hr trip with Tim and Flynn

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on March 29, 2022
Both Tim and Flynn gave our group outstanding service. They are both extremely professional and all you need to do is step...
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Jon M.
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Full day Bluewater

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Bluewater on June 3, 2022
Had such a great experience fishing with Tim and Flynn. The boat and the riggs were top notch and got us out to the Gulf Stream...
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6hr Offshore Trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on June 1, 2022
First of all Captain Tim and Chris were absolutely fantastic to spend 6hrs with on the water.  They treated me and my family...
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FAQs about Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters

Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per person - 11 Hour Bottom Shared Trip (11 hours)
  • $700 per person - 11 Hour Hi-Speed Wahoo Shared Trip (11 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 11 Hour Trip – Deepwater/Bluewater (11 hours)
  • $2,900 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 11 Hour Trip – High-speed Wahoo (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo