Southern Star Charters is a perfect choice for families, friends, and colleagues to experience world-class fishing in first class style. Captain Scott and his crew are dedicated to providing you with a fun, exciting, safe, and comfortable trip filled with unforgettable memories.

This crew specializes in offshore bottom fishing and light trolling, allowing you to target the best game fish and table fare St. Augustine waters have to offer. Charter options include 8, 10, and 12-hour trips, fishing anywhere from 15-50 miles out on natural bottom and structure such as wrecks and reefs, for Snapper, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Cobia, and more.

The boat features CMOR (sea floor) mapping chip and Rhodan GPS trolling motor, which are game-changing. You can pinpoint the bottom we want to fish and "anchor" with the click of a button.

The Southern Star is a 27’ boat built by Southport. Thanks to its incredible hull design and 9’6” beam, this center console offers the softest riding, driest, and roomiest boat in its class. She’s powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engines that enable her to sail at 55+ mph. 

You’ll most likely face moderate seas. In these typical conditions, you quickly find out that not all center console boats are built equally and Southern Star is just what you need. The goal is to bring you back to the docks with sore arms from reeling in fish, not a sore back and neck from slamming over every wave.

Of course, the crew also highly values your safety and their own. In addition to all Coast Guard required safety gear, the Southern Star is equipped with a Coastal Commander life raft, Furuno radar, 3 Standard Horizon VHF radios (2 fixed, one handheld), a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), and more, in the event of an emergency.

Your adventure with Southern Star Charters starts with a click!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $1,100
    You’ll typically fish various live bottom areas, wrecks, and reefs located 15 - 30 miles from shore. Commonly caught species include Cobia, Triggerfish, Snapper, Kingfish, Amberjack, Sea Bass, Bluefish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 9 - Jul 11 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,100
    On this 8-hr charter you'll head to Capt. Scott's favorite Red Snapper spot(s) first, then target additional spots for a variety of other fish to fill the box. Same price as our standard 8-hr bottom fishing trips.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $1,350
    Your 10-hour trip allows you to fish deeper water in the 40-50 mile range, where you can go after Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Porgy, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 14 - Sep 18 (Sat, Sun)
    $1,600
    Your 12-hour trip provides ample time to run 50+ miles to “the ledge” where the bottom drop off quickly from 200 to 2,000+ feet of water. Hands down the best fishing grounds off the coast of St. Augustine. You'll target Grouper, Tuna, Triggerfish, African Pompano, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Porgy, Cobia, Amberjack, and more.
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About the Captain

Scott Nourse
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
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2 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2021
I'm a lifelong angler who fishes every opportunity I get. My fishing addiction started even before my family moved to Northeast Florida in 1992 but really took off from there. At 12 years old I spent most of my free time in my own 13-ft boat fishing the ICW, canals, and creeks. It's still my favorite way to spend time today, whether it's with my family and friends or a client's family and friends.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Southport (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
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:

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Red Snapper 8hr Trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Red Snapper on July 10, 2021
It was an awesome trip, couldn’t have asked for a better day out on the water during the season. Captain Scott did an awesome...
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Michelle B.
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Red Snapper on July 9, 2021
We had a blast and would highly recommend Captain Scott and Southern Star Charters! Very nice boat and equipment. Captain...
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FAQs about Southern Star Charters

Southern Star Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,100 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (8 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (10 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Star Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

Southern Star Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Southern Star Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Star Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)