First City Fishing Charters

Harbor Drive
St. Augustine FL, United States

With First City Fishing Charters, the prolific waters of St. Augustine, Florida, will be all yours. Its untouched bays and fantastic offshore grounds hold numerous Sharks, Sailfish, Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Redfish, and Seatrout to name just a few. All of these are waiting for you!

Capt. Zach offers the finest inshore and offshore fishing that one of the nation’s oldest cities has to offer. Zach is a native captain with a wealth of knowledge. He has mastered these beautiful fishing grounds and knows just about every inch of water there. If you want to fish with the local like the locals, Zach is your guide.

Bring your whole family out for a fun-filled fish-catching adventure. All breeds of anglers are welcome aboard Zach’s 25’ Sea Born center console. Fresh on the water in 2017, this fantastic fishing vessel can almost “fly” at a hair-raising speed of 50 knots thanks to its 300 HP Suzuki engine.

There is plenty of room for up to 5 anglers to fish in comfort and style. The boat is fully outfitted with professional accessories, gear, and technologies to save your time while you search for a big one. All aboard!

All trips come with the use of quality rods, reels, tackle, bait, lures, and fishing licenses. A complimentary fish cleaning service will be available at the end of your adventure. You only need to bring your own food and drinks and the desire to have fun!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Extended Full Day
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 5 persons
    This trip is exactly what the doctor ordered for any angler who wants to get the waters all to themselves. You will be fishing 20-50 miles offshore, targeting just about everything that patrols these waters.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This trip will take you 15-20 miles offshore, where you will be able to target anything from Snapper and Amberjack to Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Enjoy a full-day inshore trip fishing for Reds, Flounder, Drum, and Trout. The 6-hour trip will give the better chance of getting either both but at least one of the better sides of the tide. It also allows for more travel time if you need to make longer runs to ensure better fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing near coast up to 20nm out for striking fish and bottom dropping wrecks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This trip will take you fishing the Intracoastal waterway for Reds, Flounder, Trout, and Drum.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr Trip - Early Morning Topwater
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 Feb
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an early morning topwater trip. You will depart before sunrise and start throwing topwater or subsurface baits for Trout and Redfish. It's pretty exciting watching fish crush a topwater bait! It's only a few hours because once the sun rises, the topwater bite tends to slow down.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr Trip - Evening Shark
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 27 Aug
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Get a chance to reel in jaws! These evening shark trips allow you to get up close and personal with some big beautiful Sharks. This is catch-and-release only.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Night Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 Feb
    US$ 300
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    You will be hitting the lights and bridges for some great Trout action this time of year. It's a great option if you have a full day planned but free at night.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)

Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sea Born (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Zach Timmons
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Member since July 2015
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I am a 5th generation charter boat captain who grew up on fishing boats and have never stopped loving it. I like to troll for striking fish and also love to bottom fish for reef species. I tend to prefer lighter tackle for more of a fair fight but when it is necessary, I will pull out the big guns! I am open to trying other peoples favorite style or methods because in this line of work you aren't trying new things and experimenting you won't go far.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 83 reviews
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Kenneth Joyner
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Full day off shore with Capt Zach

VERIFIED   June 14, 2018

The guys had the best fishing experience ever with Capt Zach! They brought home lots of fish including king mackerel, Bonita,...

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Estelle Wolfman
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Inshore with Captain Zach

VERIFIED   April 21, 2018

We went with Capt. Zach on a Saturday morning which did not look very promising due to the rain the night before and an incoming...

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Adam French
St Louis, Missouri
 5.00
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Half-Day Trip with Zach

VERIFIED   NEW  September 9, 2018

Zach was a wonderful fishing boat guide.  His equipment is top notch and he knows the area and where the fish are very...

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Holly Schmackers
Spartanburg, SC
 5.00
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Half day w/ Captain Zach

VERIFIED   July 24, 2018

What an awesome day fishing in-shore with Captain Zach today! It’s clear he’s grown up on these local waters because...

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Jillian Ingram
United States
 5.00
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Amazing day with a Captain Zach!

VERIFIED   June 26, 2018

Best fishing excursion! He put up with us south carolina girls for half a day! Helped us reel in the max red drums and get...

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