Wide Open Charter And Guide Service

117 Dockside Drive
St. Augustine FL, United States

Wide Open Charters and Guide Service offer family friendly inshore and offshore charters. They offer both half day and three quarter day trips to cater for anglers of all ability levels and ages. Located in Saint Augustine, Florida, they have excellent access to productive inshore waterways as well as to excellent fishing nearshore and offshore.

You will be fishing aboard a 27 ft Edgewater that is powered by a pair of 225 HP Yamaha engines, enabling it to cruise at up to 35 knots. This means you’ll quickly reach the fishing grounds to have fun.

Your trip could involve fishing with natural bait, artificial lures, or fly, depending on your preferences. Throughout the trip you will be informed about how tides affect the local fishery, the best sort of tackle to use in different situations, how to cast nets, and other expert tactics for catching your target fish. You will also be able to soak in the picturesque surroundings as you explore the local waterways.

Fishing licenses, ice, all bait and tackle is all included in the price of the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Gulfstream
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1680
    up to 4 persons
    Trolling for pelagics including mahi mahi, blackfin tuna, wahoo, sailfish and blue marlin.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Offshore Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 4 persons
    Gulfstream Trolling for mahi mahi tunas sailfish and other pelagics
  • Private trip
    FULL DAY
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1120
    up to 4 persons
    Live bait trolling and bottom fishing
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 840
    up to 4 persons
    A slightly longer trip that allows you more time to hook your target species offshore
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Live bait trolling for king mackerel barracuda amberjack cobia light and heavy tackle shark fishing
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Half Day
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Shark fishing utilizing light tackle, live bait and chumming for Blacknose, blacktip and spinner sharks
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Targeting redfish, trout, drum and flounder in the intracoastal waterway, creeks and inlets
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Edgewater (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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
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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Chris Castle
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
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Wide Open Charters And Guide Service specializes in providing charter and guide service offshore and inshore. They like taking families out on the open waters, to cast and drop lures for offshore species. Captain Chris Castle has decades of fishing experience in North Florida, and around the Keys. He and his crew will ensure that your trip is enjoyable and fun.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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5.00
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Floyd Jaggears
Tallahassee, FL
 5.00
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Fun Day Fishing with Capt. Chris

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018

My son and I had a really fun day of fishing with Capt. Chris. He kept us moving so we didn’t get too hot on a rather warm...

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Gerald Yockey
Lititz, PA
 5.00
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No time for lunch

VERIFIED   August 19, 2018

Captain Chris and mate Kathy did an excellent job.  Caught our limit of King Mackerel.  Helped me catch my first...

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March 31, 2018

Had a great trip with Captain Chris He was gracious and patient with my boys. They caught their first saltwater fish including...

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Michael North
Palm Coast, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with captain Chris

VERIFIED   June 6, 2018

We are three retirees who enjoyed a great trip with captain Chris.
He is extremely knowledgeable, has a great sense...

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Elizabeth Deal
Lady Lake, FL
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Amazing trip

VERIFIED   June 5, 2018
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