Blue Cyclone Inland Charters is run by Captain Chris Holleman and offers light tackle inshore fishing trips in the St. Johns River/Intracoastal Waterway and their backwater tributaries. Captain Chris has been on the water ever since he was eight, and will show you every nook and cranny where the best fishing happens.

You will be fishing aboard a 20’ Champion flats boat that is powered by a 200 HP Mercury ProXS engine that can have it cruising up to an impressive 43 knots. Apart from all the necessary navigation and safety gear, the boat has livewell for storing all the bait you’ll need as well as a wireless trolling motor to sneak up on unsuspecting fish.

Captain Chris specializes in inshore fishing, so you will be going into the shallow waters and flats where fish such as Redfish, Flounder, Black Bass, Trout, and Snook can be found. Both live bait and artificial lures and jigs will be used for the best results. All sorts of fishermen are welcome, doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran angler or are very new to the fishing world.

The price of the trip includes all of the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Captain Chris is sponsored by Bomber Lures and knows how important quality gear is for a good fishing trip. Feel free to bring some drinks and snacks, as well as polarized sunglasses and sunscreen for maximum comfort.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    A full day trip is the ultimate fishing adventure! Plenty of time to do all sorts of fishing and visit all the best spots. You will be fishing for Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and more besides. Rods, reel, and tackle are included in the price, as well as the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    Get up early and enjoy an action-packed trip inshore. You will be fishing for Black Seabass, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and more besides. Rods, reel, and tackle are included in the price, as well as the required fishing licenses. Pack some drinks and snacks, and you're all set.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $425
    If you simply don't have a whole day to spare, but still want a quality afternoon spent fishing, this is the trip for you. You can expect to see Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and more. Rods, reel, and tackle are included in the price, as well as the required fishing licenses.
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About the Captain

Chris Holleman
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
20 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2015
I've been obsessed with Fishing Jacksonville's St. Johns River and its backwater tributaries since I started fishing my home waters with my dad at around 8 years old. It's been a life-long study and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with those that share my passion for fishing. I know a variety of techniques and can probably accommodate your preferred style of fishing if you give me a heads up on your preferences beforehand.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Champion (Flats boat) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Mercury ProXS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging

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
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Jacksonville to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Brittany M.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 8, 2021
We had such a great time with Captain Chris. We had a slow start to the day but Chris was able to put us on the fish and we...
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Jacksonville, FL
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Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2019
We had an awesome morning trip with Captain Chris! He is an excellent guide and knows exactly where to go and what techniques...
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Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2019
We had a great time with Capt. Chris. We were after a mixed bag and Chris put us on every fish that we were after. We caught...
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Jacksonville, FL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2019
Great trip with Captain Chris! Meet at the ramp, and he was ready to go with all the tackle, live bait and fishing spots. Caught...
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Old Town, FL
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 11, 2020
Toms of fishing spots with a bite at most all of them…awesome guide
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FAQs about Blue Cyclone Inland Charters

Blue Cyclone Inland Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Cyclone Inland Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Blue Cyclone Inland Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Blue Cyclone Inland Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Blue Cyclone Inland Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Blue Cyclone Inland Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout