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 150 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
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 18 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
    $700
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
    $500
    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
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
    $500
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
    $400
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
    $300
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun)
    $300
    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
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
129 Customer Reviews
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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.

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Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)

Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude E-Tech engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
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
Disabled Accessible

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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Friendly captain
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93%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Inshore on May 5, 2021
Dennis knows how to fish, and will help you learn a thing or two along the way. My wife had no experience fishing, Dennis had...
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Half day PM trip with Capt Dennis

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on April 14, 2021
Tried 3 different spots on a 3 hour trip.  Caught several Bluefish, a Blue crab (lol), a Pin fish?, and a Sting Ray (more...
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Fun with Captain Dennis

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on April 5, 2021
I booked 2 charters with Captain Dennis. One for my son and his friends and one for myself and a friend of mine. We all had...
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Nice Afternoon on the Water

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) on April 23, 2021
We had a great afternoon with Captain Dennis! Weather was great and he has a few different spots to try when the bite let up....
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FAQs about Hot Fun Fishing Charters

Hot Fun Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 3 Hour Trip - Inshore (AM) (3 hours)
  • $300 per group - 3 Hour Trip - Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Coastal (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Inshore (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Nearshore/Coastal (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hot Fun Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmon)
  • Live Bait Well (40 gal live well)
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box (Cooler for drinks )

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

Hot Fun Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hot Fun Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hot Fun Fishing Charters include:
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Tarpon