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Come join Hook 1 Charters in Stock Island, Florida and embark on a journey exploring its inshore and nearshore waters as well as the backcountry, flats, reefs, and wrecks. Along with Captain Chandler Williams, a cordial angler who has fished all over the world, you’ll discover the beauty of fishing in this part of Florida and will surely want to come back. Join him aboard and have a lovely fishing experience out of Stock Island!

Your trip will start on an 18’ Xplor Boatworks flats boat, a reliable vessel that can accommodate up to 3 guests. It’s powered by a 135 HP Mercury Pro XS engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, uses GPS, fishfinder, as well as radar technology for efficient navigation, and is completely accessible to guests using wheelchairs. You’ll also have an ice-box to store your fish and drinks and a livewell so you can use live bait.

You and the captain will target Mangrove Snapper, Goliath Grouper, Tarpon, Permit, Redfish, various types of Shark, and other species. Using light tackle, you can bottom fish, spin, jig, as well as fly fish in order to attract your prey. Some species are only to be released while you can keep the other. Kids are welcome to join the trip as well.

The captain covers you for all the regular and fly fishing gear, live bait, lures, drinks, licenses, as well as catch cleaning. The only thing you’ll need to bring is your favorite food.

Come and have a fishing trip with Hook 1 Charters and create many fond memories on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 hour
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    3 hour fish misson
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Spend 4 hours on the water and have a great time chasing Grouper, Snapper, Permit, Shark, and more. You'll depart at 8:00 a.m. and will have all the fishing gear ready when you arrive. You should only bring some food before you leave.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nighttime Tarpon
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $500
    Start your trip at 6:00 p.m. and have a great experience of chasing Tarpon in the evening. The trip lasts for 4 hours and comes with all the fishing equipment you'll need. Just remember to bring some food and you'll be set to go.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    6 hours on the water give you plenty of opportunity to have a great time and reel in a big catch. You'll depart at 8:00 a.m. and try to catch Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Great Barracuda, Redfish, and many more prized species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nighttime Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $700
    This trip is the perfect choice if you want to spend several hours fishing at night. You and the captain will depart at 7:00 p.m. and chase Tarpon for 6 hours. Just bring your favorite snacks and the captain will take care of the rest.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    For an even longer stay on the water, come aboard this 8-hour trip and try to jam-pack your coolers as you explore the beautiful waters of Stock Island. The trip starts at 8:00 a.m. and comes with all the fishing gear you'll need.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Marquesa Atoll
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    This trip includes an entire day of fishing 30 miles west of Key West in the Marquesas! You'll chase a number of species and enjoy fishing for 8 hours, starting at 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Ten Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    On this fun trip, you get ten hours of backcountry and flats fishing! Chase species such as Bonefish, Grouper, Permit, Redfish, and Tarpon and create lovely memories on the water. The captain will take care of all the gear needed for the trip.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Dusk to Dawn
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    This trip includes an entire 12-hour day of fishing. When booking this trip, you'll have a number of options regarding activities you can do. Feel free to call the captain and discuss your possibilities for this trip. As always, he'll supply you with everything you'll need except for snacks.
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About the Captain

Chandler Williams
Stock Island, Florida, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Captain Chandler Williams has been in the outdoor industry since he was 17. By the age of 18, he was an international guide. He has guided in three different countries, and across three different continents. He's got experience guiding in the Florida Keys and along the coastal waters of South Carolina. Capt. Chandler and his close friend own Hook 1 Charters and have two boats in two of America’s greatest cities – Charleston, SC, and Key West, FL!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Permit Permit

Boat specs

Xplor Boatworks (Flats boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

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

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
Certain species
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 45 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Paul M.
Lithia, FL
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3 Hour Trip w/ Captain Chandler Williams

VERIFIED   3 hour on March 16, 2022
Great half day on the water with my son and Captain Chandler…it doesn’t get any better than that ! First…Captain...
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Joshua H.
Marion, IA
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Incredible charter!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 6, 2022
If you wanna catch a ton of fish and have the best captain Chandler scout your trip, Hook 1 Charters is the trip to book! HANDS...
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Matt O.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chandler

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on July 18, 2022
Chandler did an amazing job!! Would recommend him to anyone that is wanting to fish and have a great time! Thanks again Chandler...
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Chris P.
Old Saybrook, CT
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5.0 / 5
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Lots in on the flats

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nighttime Tarpon on June 11, 2022
Captain C took us out for our first flats adventure. We are hooked, much more fun than deep sea. Your actual fishing not handed...
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Sal D.
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3/4 Day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 28, 2022
Excellent trip!! Captain had us on fish, barracuda kept taking them so we changed it up and went sport fishing. My wife and...
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FAQs about Hook 1 Charters – Stock Island

Hook 1 Charters – Stock Island offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 3 hour (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Nighttime Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Nighttime Tarpon (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Marquesa Atoll (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Ten Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Dusk to Dawn (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Hook 1 Charters – Stock Island, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Hook 1 Charters – Stock Island include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Hook 1 Charters – Stock Island offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hook 1 Charters – Stock Island offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hook 1 Charters – Stock Island include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon