Laid Back Charters LLC

Come explore the beautiful waters of St. Augustine, Florida and have a lovely fishing trip with Laid Back Charters LLC. Together with Captain Richard Newbern, you will travel nearshore and offshore to enjoy a good chase and wonderful natural scenery. The captain is a lifelong angler who would love to make your stay on the water as good as possible, so join him on a fishing adventure and have a memorable time in St. Augustine!

Your journey begins on a 26’ Angler center console that can sit up to 4 guests and is powered by a twin 140 HP Suzuki engine. It uses GPS, a fishfinder, radio, and radar for navigation, has got a toilet, and is equipped with a livewell, outriggers, and downriggers.

The wide variety of species you can target includes Vermilion Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Black Seabass, Gag Grouper, Great Barracuda, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, and more. Using light and heavy tackle, you and the captain will attract them by bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, jigging, as well as drift fishing. You are free to choose whether you will keep or release the fish you catch.

As Captain Richard covers you for all the fishing equipment, bait, and licenses, you should only bring the snacks and drinks of your choice. Also, the captain can clean and fillet your catch for free if you want him to.

Come visit St. Augustine and have a fun fishing time with Laid Back Charters LLC!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $950
    On this 10-hour adventure, you and Captain Richard will be traveling up to 45 miles out. On a 10 hour trip, you can expect to chase multiple species during different times of the season. You and the captain will depart at 7:30 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    With a 3/4 day trip, you and the captain will be fishing closer to shore than on the 10-hour trips. You will generally be within 30 miles trolling or bottom fishing. If the season is right you can do a little of both. The trip lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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About the Captain

Richard Newbern
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since April 2021
Captain Richard started offshore and inshore fishing with his father and friends in the 1960s. It has always been a passion of his and he gets no better enjoyment than when people onboard catch fish. Also, the captain is a retired Florida firefighter and paramedic.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Angler (Center console) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of 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
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Thor J.
Saint Augustine, Florida
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Great Captain and Experience!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 28, 2021
Captain Rick is a lifelong resident of St Augustine and his knowledge of the coastal waters was evident within the first minutes...
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Joe M.
Cleveland, TN
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 23, 2021
Rick did an awesome job, We had a heck of a time!
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Richard’s S.
Dana, NC
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 19, 2021
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Ruth M.
Trenton, FL
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  4.3
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Fishing with Richard

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 10, 2021
Bad day of fishing for all the boats. Had boat trouble but made it back safe.  We would use him again.
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Mohamed D.
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Fishing with Richard

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 3, 2021
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FAQs about Laid Back Charters LLC

Laid Back Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Laid Back Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

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

Laid Back Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Laid Back Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Laid Back Charters LLC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo