Channel Master Sport Fishing

53 reviews
In demand!

If you are after incredible action, excitement, and a lot of outstanding catches, give Channel Master Sportfishing Charters a try. Explore the calm waters of the bay and backwaters or enjoy a full day of deep sea fishing that beautiful St. Augustine has to offer.

Cruising off the coast of this historic town, you will be able to take in all the beauty of the surrounding area. While the first mate takes care of your fishing gear, you will be able to sit back, relax, and sip your favorite drink.

Enjoy your day fishing the backwaters for Trout, Flounder, Redfish, Black Seabass, Black Drum, and other species. Otherwise, venture all the way out up to 30 miles offshore for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Sharks, Kingfish, Cobia, Tuna, Sailfish, Barracuda, and who knows what else?

Channel Master Sportfishing Charters operates a 32’ center console, a spacious vessel that can hold up to 6 anglers. It comes powered by twin 300 HP Suzuki engines and can reach the fishing grounds quickly and safely.

The boat is equipped with a fighting chair for those enthusiastic anglers. There is also a restroom onboard for your maximum comfort. Equipment-wise, this vessel is rigged with navigational and fishfinding electronics and top-notch gear by Penn and Shimano.

All trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. A complimentary fish cleaning service is available at the end of the trip. Please note illegal substances are not allowed on the charter. Your captain will contact you the night before the trip at 6:30 eastern time.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $875
    price breakdown
    $875
    This trip will take you 30 miles offshore for the likes of Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Beeliner, Sharks, Amberjack, Kingfish, Cobia, and a large magnitude of other species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    On this inshore trip, you will be fishing for Trout, Flounder, Redfish, Black Seabass, Black Drum, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    King Mackerel, Sailfish, Barracuda, Cobia, Kingfish, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, and Red Drum are all among the popular catches during these trips, along with a large number of other species 20 miles out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    You can expect to catch Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Black Seabass, King Mackerel, Tuna, Barracuda, and Redfish. The departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    price breakdown
    $525
    On this six-hour trip, you can expect to catch Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Seabass, Black Drum and other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $399
    price breakdown
    $399
    This morning trip will take you fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Black Drum. Flexible departure times are available.
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About the Captain

Al Cumbie
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
53 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since October 2015
Channel Master Sportfishing is operated by Captain Al Cumbie. With over 3 decades of professional fishing and guiding experience on the beautiful St. Augustine, Florida, Al knows the area like the back of his hand. He specializes in trolling for big Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and King Mackerel, along with bottom fishing for big Snappers and Groupers. Al is also a two-time Southern Kingfish Association Divisional Tournament champion.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Century Yachts (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.62
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
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Experience
Catching, Not Fishing w\/ Captain Justin
Catching, Not Fishing w\/ Captain Justin
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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James B.
Apopka, Florida
 5.00
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Fish are biting!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 30, 2020
Bait me, tons of red snappers, but we can’t keep them.  I personally caught 8 fish all 8 where Red Snappers.  First...
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Ericka S.
Grand Island, FL
 5.00
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Catching, Not Fishing w/ Captain Justin

VERIFIED   NEW  July 26, 2020
I promised my husband a fishing charter trip five years ago and finally delivered on our anniversary today. ❤️ We had a...
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David W.
Alexandria, MN
 4.67
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Fishing with Al

VERIFIED   June 7, 2020
I was in town for a limited time and really wanted to ocean fish. Weather forecast was showing rain and storms. But captain...
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Brian M.
Johnetta, KY
 4.67
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Half day trip with Justin

VERIFIED   June 17, 2020
I can’t say enough good things about Justin an channel masters. We had scheduled a off shore trip. But do to circumstances...
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Steve O.
San Juan
 5.00
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Half day

VERIFIED   July 8, 2020
Great experience !!  Captain did a great job taking care of everything.  He moved us around to locate the fish,...
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