Hot Fun Fishing Charters

Departing from Camachee Cove Marina, Hot Fun Fishing Charters will take you fishing the on the intracoastal waters and beaches off St. Augustine, Florida. If you are looking for a lot of fun and plenty of action, you have found the right place.

Fish with a local like the locals. Let Captain Dennis show you the most productive spots close to shore or a bit further off the coast. While fishing with Capt. Dennis, you will be able to try your hand at numerous techniques, from live bait and lure casting inshore, drifting, and live bait trolling further out.

The list of your potential catches will depend on the season and will include the “Silver King” Tarpon, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, Bonito, Little Tunny, and even various types of Sharks, including Blacktip, Lemon, and Tiger. Reds, Trout, and Flounder are all abundant most of the year, while Tarpon, Cobia, and Sharks bite best in late spring through fall.

The ‘Hot Fun’ is a 22’ Skeeter center console, fresh on the water in 2002. It comes powered by a 200 HP Evinrude E-Tech engine and has plenty of fishing space for up to 4 anglers. The boat also features a T-top to hide from the sun, modern navigational and fishfinding and electronics, and professional accessories.

The trips with Capt. Dennis are all-inclusive; you will only need to bring your own food and drinks with you. All aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Coastal
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 18
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, you will target Tarpon, Cobia, Kingfish, and Sharks 1-6 miles out or around the Shrimpboats near the beach in the summer. Afternoon departure is available upon request – contact the captain once the reservation is made.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Coastal
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    You will fish for Tarpon, Cobia, Kingfish, and Sharks near the coast (1-6 miles out) or around the Shrimpboats near the beach in the summer. Afternoon departure is also available – contact the captain after the reservation is made.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Add a couple more hours to your time on the water and get your hands on Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and other species. Afternoon departure is available upon request – contact the captain after the reservation.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    This trip will depart at around 7 am. You will be fishing for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more. Afternoon departure is available upon request – contact the captain once the reservation is made.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    This morning trip is great for those who are too busy later in the afternoon but still want to enjoy the thrill of inshore fishing. You will target Flounder, Redfish, Trout, and more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    Avoid traffic and enjoy the afternoon bite, targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Bonito, and more.
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About the Captain

Dennis Goldstein
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
81 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2015
Hot Fun Fishing Charters is run and operated by Captain Dennis Goldstein. A Florida native, he grew up fishing the area and exploring these waters. Dennis has been guiding his clients and friends through the productive waters of St. Augustine for over three decades and has never looked back. He specializes in inshore live bait and lure casting and live bait trolling off the coast.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito
Cobia
Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish
Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Lemon)

Shark (Tiger)
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude E-Tech engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.61
out of 5 stars from 81 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Crystal C.
Voorheesville, NY
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Amazing Time with Captain Dennis

VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
We had a fantastic trip with Captain Dennis.  My husband and I are not fishermen.  We had a blast!!! Our daughter,...
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Jacksonville, FL
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Half day trip with Capt Dennis

VERIFIED   August 25, 2019
This was truly a great trip. We didn’t break the record for most fish caught, but it was for a lack of trying by the...
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Great Day Fishing with Family

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
It was an amazing morning of fishing, sun, fun, and lots of great stories for the future. We will be back and Mr Dennis is...
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Dale D.
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Great trip for new fishermen and fisherwomen.

VERIFIED   August 7, 2019
We had a great 3 hour trip that got us into immediate action. Fishing was easy which allowed the newbies to learn how to bait...
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Covington, GA
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"Captain Dennis is Awesome"

VERIFIED   July 22, 2019
“Captain Dennis is Awesome” - My 7 year old son, what more do I need to say. We had a great trip 3 hrs inshore...
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