FL Republic Inshore Charters welcomes you to St. Augustine, Florida! The company strives to give all of its clients the best day on the water with the abundant fish population, wildlife, and scenery of this beautiful historic city. You will join Captain AJ Gruber and explore rivers, inshore waters, flats, as well as the backcountry in order to land a great catch. Pick a day, come aboard, and have a terrific fishing experience with FL Republic Inshore Charters!

You will fish aboard an 18’ Mako Inshore flats boat that can accommodate up to 3 guests. It runs on a 90 HP Yamaha engine and uses GPS and fishfinder electronics for efficient navigation on the water. The boat features a wireless trolling motor, an ice-box, and a livewell.

Your St. Augustine adventure will take you searching for Redfish, Flounder, Tarpon, Seatrout, and more. Surprise catches along the way! You will attract fish by bottom fishing and spinning on light tackle. The captain recommends you release all the fish you catch but each guest is allowed to keep one fish. If you would like to bring kids on your trip, feel free to do so.

All the gear such as tackle, rods, reels, and bait will be taken care of by the captain. You will not need any fishing license as it is included in the price. All you need to bring are whatever drinks and snacks you would like, and the appropriate sun wear.

FL Republic Inshore Charters donates a percentage of the charter cost to Florida Wildlife Conservation. The crew’s livelihood is on the water, so providing land and sea non-profits with necessities to keep Florida beautiful is what it aims for!

Come enjoy a fishing adventure on St. Augustine’s welcoming waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $525
    This 6-hour charter is an excellent way to start your day. The perfect amount of time for a great fishing trip! You and the captain will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and everything you need for the trip will be waiting for you on board. Just bring the food and drinks of your choice and do not forget some sun ware.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    Do you only have a few hours to go fish? If so, this 4-hour charter is perfect for you. You will have just enough time to catch some fish and still have the rest of your day free! Bring nothing but your snacks, drinks, and some sun wear.
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About the Captain

AJ Gruber
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
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Member since June 2021
Whether it was neighborhood ponds or saltwater fishing on his uncle's boat, Captain AJ grew up with a rod and reel. It was through his teen years where he put it aside to focus on his baseball career in which he ended up playing at Flagler College. While in school, Captain AJ bought a kayak to get on the water and back into fishing. Once he became a successful kayak angler, it was only up from there. Working in the restaurant industry through his twenties made him realize that he belonged on the water. That is when he became a full-time fishing guide and has never looked back!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Mako (Flats boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on July 22, 2021
I’ve done several different charters in St Augustine, so I can say this with certainty. AJ is the best around. He try’s...
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Fantastic Inshore Charter!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on September 6, 2021
Captain A.J. was fantastic. I booked this charter after getting skunked on the beaches. He was very funny, kind, and incredibly...
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Full day trip with Capt AJ

3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on July 20, 2021
We had a great father/son full day trip with Capt AJ. AJ knows these waters, the local wildlife, and cares about both. He put...
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Palm Coast, FL
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on July 28, 2021
Captain AJ was a great guy to be on the water with for the day. He put us on the bull reds and found the fish back in the shallows!
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 15, 2021
Had a fun time and he had us on the fish!
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FAQs about FL Republic Inshore Charters

FL Republic Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with FL Republic Inshore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with FL Republic Inshore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

FL Republic Inshore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

FL Republic Inshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning (Artificial)

Top targeted fish species with FL Republic Inshore Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon