Captain Kicen’s Guide Service welcomes you on a fun-packed fishing experience in Florida. Starting out of St. Augustine, you’ll have the chance to explore the area’s inshore and nearshore waters, reefs, flats, rivers, as well as backcountry waters. Captain Kicen Gardner will guide you to the best spots and help you land a great catch. He’s accustomed to fishing this part of Florida in all circumstances and is eager to share his passion and knowledge with you. Hop aboard and make memories on the water!

The boat you’ll be using is a 25’ Dorado bay boat. It can accommodate up to 6 guests and runs on a 300 HP Mercury engine. The boat’s equipped with navigation electronics, a wireless trolling motor, and a livewell. You also have an ice-box to store your fish.

The techniques you and the captain can use to catch fish include fly fishing, spinning, and jigging, using both light and heavy tackle. The wide choice of available species allows you to chase Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Blacktip Shark, Snook, Black Seabass, and more. Kids can join your trip and you’re allowed to keep the fish you catch.

If you want to fly fish, you’ll need to bring your own gear. Otherwise, Captain Kicen provides all the equipment, bait, snacks, drinks, licenses, and even catch cleaning.

Spend a day on the water with Captain Kicen’s Guide Service and have fun chasing fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    You and Captain Kicen will fish the productive waters of northeastern Florida. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. and lasts for 4 hours. The price covers all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, snacks, drinks, as well as licenses and catch cleaning.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Night Time Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $600
    Fishing a lot of dock lights for Trout and Red. Then, you will fish bridges for big Snook and Tarpon. The trips usually start between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and go until 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $850
    Starting at 7:30 a.m., you and the captain will be fishing Florida's beautiful fishery for 6 hours. The captain covers you for all the fishing gear except for fly fishing. He also provides catch cleaning, fishing licenses, snacks, and drinks.

About the Captain

Kicen Gardner
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
10 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2021
A born and raised local of Flagler Beach, Florida, Captain Kicen has been fishing these waters for over a decade in all conditions. He loves to fish and loves to put people on fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Dorado (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 47 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

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

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
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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6 hour trip
6 hour trip
Bright and early!!
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Paul C.
Savannah, GA
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 18, 2022
Captain Kicen had the best of the best boat/gear, but more importantly he was very knowledgeable and worked hard to put us...
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Hawkins, TX
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Bright and early!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 14, 2022
Captain Kicen was very accommodating, polite and knowledgeable!!!  He was eager to serve us and educate us!  What a great...
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Randal T.
Princeton, WV
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 13, 2022
Had a great time caught many different fish. The captain is very experienced and if you wanna catch some fish this is the...
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Keith C.
Atlanta, GA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Kicen

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 17, 2022
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Spencer N.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Night Time Fishing on July 9, 2022
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FAQs about Captain Kicen's Guide Service

Captain Kicen's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Night Time Fishing (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Kicen's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Captain Kicen's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Captain Kicen's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Kicen's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Kicen's Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon