Explore some of the best fishing grounds off the east coast of Florida with Off the Grid Fishing Charters! They provide top quality fishing trips out of the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine. Captain Frank Timmons is a third-generation fisherman with 45 years of experience with charter boats.

Off the Grid is a 40’ custom B&D Marine offshore sportfishing boat built locally in Fort Pierce, Florida. The boat offers a fast and reliable ride to the best local fishing spots. Equipped with a full range of electronics, as well as a fighting chair and outriggers, the boat is fitted for a top-notch sportfishing experience.

The comfortable interior has plenty of seating, and the enclosed head features a shower. A fully equipped kitchen features a refrigerator and a stove. There’s a full range of multimedia options on board to keep your trip fun even between bites.

Whether you’re targeting a specific species or are just after a good time, Capt. Frank will customize the trip to meet your needs and make your trip memorable and enjoyable. He’ll provide you with all the fishing equipment, as well as live bait and lures. After the trip, the crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home.

Capt. Frank and his sons are all licensed captains who have extensive experience of tracking down a variety of fish. Depending on the season and conditions they could lead you to a variety of species. Expect to target Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, Kingfish, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, Wahoo, and Barracuda.

Join Off the Grid Fishing Charters and get down to St. Augustine for an exciting Florida fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,100
    This trip lasts 12–13 hours and it will take you 30–55 miles offshore. It will usually involve trolling for fast swimming striking fish but can also bottom fish. Expect to target creatures like Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, Amberjack, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    This trip lasts 8 to 9 hours and involves traveling 15–45 miles offshore to troll for species such as Barracuda, Amberjack, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi, depending on the conditions.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    This trip will last from 6 to 7 hours and will involve fishing 4–25 miles offshore for a variety of species. Expect to run into creatures like Tuna, Barracuda, Wahoo, Amberjack, Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    This trip will last from 4 to 5 hours and will involve fishing 4–18 miles offshore. You might catch a variety of species such as Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, Amberjack, Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi.
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About the Captain

Frank Timmons
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
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51 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since January 2016
Capt Frank is a third-generation fisherman with 45 years of experience with charter boats. Most of his family fished for a living, meaning he has grown up on the water and has a thorough knowledge of the best places to catch all the species that inhabit the waters to the east of Florida's coastline.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spadefish Spadefish
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom B&D Marine (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 480HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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5/08/21 on “Off the Grid”

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 8, 2021
We had 2-3 ft seas and wind out of the North on the best offshore charter I’ve ever experienced. We caught 8 “endangered”?...
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Jacksonville, FL
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Day trip with Capt Frank

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 7, 2021
For a rough day on the water, enough to pull the anchor and having to reset our spot, Capt Frank and first mate went to great...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 13, 2020
Captain Frank is the best!  We had an absolute blast on our half day trip.  The fishing was great and we came back with 14...
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John F.
Saint Augustine, FL
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 8, 2020
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 29, 2020
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FAQs about Off the Grid Fishing Charters

Off the Grid Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - Extended Full Day – Gulf Stream (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Off the Grid Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System

Trips booked with Off the Grid Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Off the Grid Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Off the Grid Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Off the Grid Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spadefish
  • Wahoo