First City Fishing Charters – 25'

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 local 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
    3 Hour – Coastal Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 27
    $400
    Wanting a trip with a good fight? This trip will target sharks, tarpons, and kingfish. Catch and release on sharks and tarpon.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Early Morning Topwater
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 1
    $400
    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
    4 Hour – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    This trip will take you fishing the Intracoastal waterway for Reds, Flounder, Trout, and Drum.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 1
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    On this trip, you will be fishing near the coast for striking fish such as King Mackerel, and bottom dropping wrecks for Snappers and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $575
    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. We require a fuel surcharge after the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This trip will take you offshore, where you will be able to target anything from Snapper and Amberjack to Sailfish. We require a fuel surcharge after the trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    This trip is exactly what the doctor ordered for any angler who wants to get the waters all to themselves. You will be fishing offshore, targeting game fish such as Sailfish, Shark, Amberjack, and more, depending on the season and conditions. We require a fuel surcharge after the trip.
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About the Captain

Zach Timmons
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
263 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2015
I am a fourth generation charter boat captain who grew up on fishing boats and I've 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's necessary, I'll pull out the big guns! I'm open to trying other peoples' favorite styles and methods as well because in this line of work if you aren't trying new things and experimenting, then you won't go too far!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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
Tarpon sharks and king fish up to 1 mile out
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Same as wreck
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bring your equipment
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Usually prepared in advance
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 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
Min. age is 3, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
We will find a way to make it work!

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 262 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (208)
Fishing with Zach
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The fish we caught out there
+205
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Tyler B.
Trenton, FL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Zach

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour – Inshore Fishing on September 25, 2022
Was told the night before that the weather wasn’t great so changed from an offshore to inshore fishing and still had a great...
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Christopher W.
United States
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Half Day Trip with Captain Zach

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Inshore Fishing on June 21, 2022
Our group had a great day with Captain Zach. The bite wasn’t great early on, but he put a lot of effort into moving us to...
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Jesse F.
Jacksonville, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome day!

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Inshore Fishing on October 24, 2021
Captain Zach and Rob gave us an awesome day out on the water! It was our first time fishing in the ocean/inlet and we had a...
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Jennifer M.
Kingsport, Tennessee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great time .. would for sure do it again!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing on May 24, 2022
Our trip was amazing. Even though due to weather we had to change from off shore to inshore our captain and first mate were...
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Jason H.
Scottsboro, AL
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Fishing with Zach

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour – Inshore Fishing on September 3, 2022
We had a great time my with my 16 year old son Zack put us on fish and we limited of on reds and mango threw more back cause...
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FAQs about First City Fishing Charters – 25'

First City Fishing Charters – 25' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour – Coastal Fishing (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour – Early Morning Topwater (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour – Inshore Fishing (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Night Fishing (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour – Offshore Fishing (4 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Inshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with First City Fishing Charters – 25', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

Trips booked with First City Fishing Charters – 25' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

First City Fishing Charters – 25' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Tarpon sharks and king fish up to 1 mile out)
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Same as wreck)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

First City Fishing Charters – 25' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your equipment)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with First City Fishing Charters – 25' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout