Freegaff Sport Fishing

Come fish with Freegaff Sport Fishing and have a great time on the water in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Travel inshore, offshore, visit lovely reefs, and search wrecks for many tasty and elusive species as Captain Jacob Shortridge guides you and helps you have the best fishing experience possible. Come aboard and have lots of fun fishing the beautiful Floridian waters!

The captain’s 30’ Sea Hunt center console will make your trip to the fish and back safe and comfortable. It can accommodate up to 5 anglers, runs on two 300 HP Mercury engines, and has got comprehensive navigation electronics needed for efficient movement on the water. The boat is equipped with outriggers, downriggers, and a livewell, has got a portable toilet, and features an ice-box. You’ll also have the help of a first mate while on board.

You’ll go after Mahi Mahi, Great Barracuda, King Mackerel, Black Seabass, Tarpon, as well as other interesting species. Using light and heavy tackle, you can attract them by bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, jigging, and drift fishing. You get to keep all the fish you catch that doesn’t require releasing, and you’re more than welcome to bring kids on your trip.

Captain Jacob takes care of all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, drinks, as well as licenses, and will even clean and fillet your catch. What you should bring before departing are just the snacks of your choice.

Choose your day and come join in for a fun-packed day of fishing in Fernandina Beach!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    This trip will consist of nothing but offshore fishing. You and the captain target big fish and lots of them. If you want big bottom fish or to troll for a big pelagic, this is the trip for you. Departure times are flexible and the trip lasts for 12 hours.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    You and the captain will be fishing nearshore and offshore. This is a great trip to troll or bottom fish the spots out to 40 miles off the coast with a very good chance of filling up a cooler for dinner. The trip starts at 6:00 a.m. and lasts for 8 hours.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    This trip can consist of nearshore and offshore fishing inside 20 miles. There's a wide range of species to be caught but the exact choice will depend on the time of year. This is a great trip for bottom fishing or trolling for big Kingfish around the beach.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This trip will consist of jetty and nearshore fishing. There's a wide range of species to be caught depending on the time of year you come. This is a great trip for first-timers, kids, or just those running low on time. A great trip to catch big sharks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    On this trip, you'll try your hand at jetty and nearshore fishing. Depending on the time of year, there will be all sorts of species for you to target. This trip is especially suitable for first-timers, children, or anyone with a limited amount of time. This is also a great chance to catch big sharks!
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About the Captain

Jacob Shortridge
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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10 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2021
Captain Jacob invites you to join him on the inshore and offshore waters around Fernandina Beach, FL. Pick your date and embark on a fishing adventure you won't forget easily!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Tom F.
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Half Day with Captain Jacob from FreeGaf

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 2, 2021
I found my FOREVER captain.  I have been coming to Northern Florida on vacation for 20 years with my family.  We always book...
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Nancy H.
San Juan
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Meaningful!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 13, 2021
Jacob was supper accommodating to our needs, professional and friendly. We actually did not use him to charter a fishing trip...
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Jamie S.
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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GREAT trip with a GREAT Capt.!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2021
My son, brother-in-law and sister-in-law had a fantastic time with Capt. Jacob!  Super nice person that always put us on this...
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Michele K.
FERNANDINA, FL
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 24, 2021
We had an amazing time with Jake! He gave my family the fishing trip of a lifetime catching shark after shark! 10/10 recommend...
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Andrew H.
Jacksonville, FL
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Snapper Trip With Jacob

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 10, 2021
He put us right on on target fish - red snapper. We limited out early and then went in to catch a big shark.  Whole family...
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FAQs about Freegaff Sport Fishing

Freegaff Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Freegaff Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Freegaff Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Freegaff Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Freegaff Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Freegaff Sport Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo