Channel Master Sport Fishing

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
    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
    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
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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
1 Fishing Report
76 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Thomas S.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Sick crew great Charter 3/4s deep water

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on March 12, 2021
Our group started the day off with 5 adults planning to yank lips on anything swimming. Upon getting 12-14 miles out 3 of the...
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3/4 Day Offshore Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on April 13, 2021
Had a great time fishing with captain al and his first mate today. They put us on fish all day as soon as we got to the spot....
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Brush Creek, TN
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Inshore on June 15, 2021
Had fun fishing inshore, with two sons and 10 year old grandson. We all caught a lot of fish, they were very helpful with my...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on July 1, 2021
It was a great charter! My wife and I hit our limit of Kingfish, a nice Cobia, and a nice Crevalle Jack! Captain Al and his...
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Danville, VA
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on May 12, 2021
We had an awesome experience with Captain Al. By far the best charter we have ever used! Boat and crew were superb! Thanks...
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FAQs about Channel Master Sport Fishing

Channel Master Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Inshore (6 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (6 hours)
  • $725 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip - Inshore (8 hours)
  • $875 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Channel Master Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Channel Master Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Channel Master Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Channel Master Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Channel Master Sport Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)