Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides is here for anglers of all skill levels! Join Captain Clay, who has over 50 years of fishing experience and a long line of happy customers he guided over those years. Lots of people caught their first fish on his boat with the tips they learned from him. Now, it’s time for your family or group of friends to get your slice of the action.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 19’ Polar skiff that accommodates up to 4 anglers. She’s powered by a Yamaha 115 HP engine and will take you to your spot in no time. There’s enough space for every angler to fish in comfort.

On a typical trip, you’ll get to target a variety of saltwater species. You’ll explore the flats and different inshore spots for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. Let the captain know what you’d like to catch the most, and he’ll do his best to accommodate you.

All fishing equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and lures are covered by the captain. He also takes care of your fishing licenses and cleans your catch after the trip. You only need to pack snacks and drinks for the day.

The trip with Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides is what you want it to be - a fun day of bonding with your family, learning more about fishing, relaxing in nature, or all of those things at once.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    Get the taste of this incredible sport. Join the experienced captain on this short but fun adventure. Even 4 hours can be enough to make a long-lasting memory, so bring your friends and family along. Target Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    Target Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Snook, and more. With more time on this trip, you'll have more chances for a better and more versatile catch. Let the captain know if you're fishing for the first time and need an introduction to the equipment.
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FAQs about Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19', you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Clay Philips
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
103 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2020
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Captain Clay Philips has over 50 years of fishing experience in the coastal waters of the St. Augustine area. Captain Clay Philips grew up fishing on the St. Johns River and Intracoastal Waterway. A seasoned fisherman, he learned the. "family business" from his father, a well-known guide for over forty years.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Polar (Skiff) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 63 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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Mike B.
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Spring Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on March 26, 2024
If you fish in Florida, you know how great the fishing can be in the spring. You also know the fickle the weather can be.
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Kelly E.
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Perfect day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on March 7, 2024
I booked the fishing trip as a treat for my parents who were visiting. My dad loves fishing but isint able to go much. We also...
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David M.
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Awesome Charter

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on April 5, 2024
The best fishing charter I have ever had. Captain Clay Phillips was excellent. He put us on the fish early in the season and...
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Cliff O.
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on February 26, 2024
My wife and I had a great 1/2 day fishing trip with Captain Clay.  He was ready and waiting when we arrived a few minutes...
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Jim L.
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Inshore slam +1

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on March 31, 2024
Clay was a great guide with an intimate knowledge of the back waters of the Matanzas River.  We fished different techniques...
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