Fish Whisperer Charters LLC

4870 Ocean St
Jacksonville FL, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine .

24 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red)

Spotted Seatrout

Fish Whisperer Charters LLC provide fishing adventures with novice anglers and family quality time in mind, while also catering to experienced anglers. Their mission is simple: “Ensure a memorable and safe experience for all on board, and pay forward what we learn securing the future of the sport and our environment”. Based out of Jacksonville, Florida, the company is owned and operated by Captain Kris Kell, who is a USCG Licensed, fully insured, and seasoned mariner with 24 years experience as a U.S. Navy officer.

Our NEW boat, is a 2016 Pathfinder 2400TRS with a 300HP Yamaha motor. It’s very versatile in that it allows us to get into areas with a couple of feet of water for redfish, seatrout, and flounder, troll w/downriggers offshore/nearshore, or fish reefs/wrecks for a variety of species depending on the season. The Minn Kota i-pilot 36vdc/112lbs thrust trolling motor enables us to get to places that would otherwise be extremely difficult using an anchor and the mobility is priceless. There are 2 coolers onboard with ice, all new required safety equipment, and new tackle consisting mostly of Penn® reels, Uglystick® rods, and Spiderwire® Invisibraid.

Fish Whisperer Charters offers 4, 6 and 8 hour trips that will take you hunting for inshore species, as well as to offshore wrecks. Target species include Redfish, Sea Trout, Flounder, Snapper, Tarpon, Grouper, Sheepshead, Cobia, Kingfish and more, depending on the season. Trips include the use of all fishing gear, lures and live bait, fishing licenses, catch cleaning and filleting, as well as snacks. Capt Kris will also supply you with photos and videos of your day’s catch!

Years of honing his entertainment skills during middle of night watches will ensure a day filled with entertainment! The idea of these fishing charters reaches further than landing fish, because it is an avenue through which camaraderie is built and memories created. Join Capt Kris, and let him take you on an experience like no other!

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
i-Pilot 24vDC
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Tank
Wireless Trolling Motor
i-Pilot 24vDC
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, American Express.

About the Captain

Kristopher Kell
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
I'm a retired Navy Officer with 24 years of experience on the water and love to pass that experience on to others. For me, fishing was a chance as a child to bond with my father, grandfather, and family friends. Competition, the excitement of pulling up a fish not knowing what it may be sometimes, and spending time with my own family on the water has given me nothing but positive memories. As time went on, I began to feel more gratified by putting other people on fish and teaching them something that would help them create their own memories. Let me be the person that does that for you and you won't be disappointed!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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My son asked for a fishing charter for his 13th birthday and as we were walking away from the charter at the end of the day my son told me “this was the best birthday present ever”.  Nothing could sum up our 6 hour charter with Captain Kris any better.  From the time we stepped on to his boat, Kris made us feel like we were old family friends.  I had two 13 year old boys with me who thought they were “experienced” fisherman and Captain Kris wowed them with his extensive knowledge of the waters and various techniques for fishing different species of fish.  We were even able to hit the Inland Slam (google it) with the Captain’s guidance!  The day was truly the best birthday present t I couldve given my son.  We look forward to booking our next charter with Captain Kris.

Chris Costa • Fished Oct 01, 2016
Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 7, 2016

I absolutely loved fishing with you guys! Anytime I can take young folks out to fish is a gift for me. The boys did a great job out there and were rewarded with the inshore slam. I’ve sent the information for the certificate and will have it to you soonest;) Well done, fellas and thanks for the feedback. Fair winds & following seas, Kris

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My youngest son was turning 11 years of age, and I wanted to create a memory that would last him a lifetime.  A trip to one of Florida’s theme parks would have just been a long day, waiting in long lines, to experience short rides.  I took a chance and booked a charter, but not any charter, I booked Captain Kris @ Fish Whisperers Charters LLC.  Our adventure started out with the ocean being closed because of a small craft advisory for stormy seas, but that didn’t close the door on our fun or fantastic fishing.  We met Captain Kris at the boat ramp and he immediately put our minds at ease and laid out a plan for the day.  The boat was immaculate and road like a charm to our first stop, which was in one of the large creeks.  He patiently taught my boys how to rig and cast the fresh live bait.  Within a few minutes we caught a lady fish, a jack fish and a flounder.  The boys were having a great time, even after one of them got shrimp slapped, LOL.  We moved on and decided to try the jetties but the waves were crashing over the rocks.  No worries because the boat road really smooth and fast and we quickly moved to a strategic spot in the river.  The Captain used his fancy electronic equipment and brought us to a spot where gigantic red drum were laying in wait.  We cut up the lady fish and dropped it to the bottom.  On another rod we used a feisty mullet and dropped him to the bottom as well.  After a couple of dumps to the rod it bent all the way over and The Fish was on!  The pull on the rod was crazy heavy and Captain Kris helped the birthday boy start to reel it in.  Well, not to be outdone, his older brother got a strike about 30 seconds later.  I helped one son and my wonderful wife helped the other son and Captain Kris was helping everyone.  After several minutes of what seemed like pulling a Volkswagen from 26 feet of water, we had both fish in the boat.  The bull red fish were 40 and 36 inches and 30 and 26 pounds as I recall.  Captain Kris did a wonderful job of reviving the fish so they could be released to father more fish.  We stayed on the spot and caught several other fish and just really enjoyed the moment. 

I can honestly say we had a great experience and a great day.  It wasn’t just the fish, but also the interaction of Captain Kris with my family that made it memorable.  I highly recommend this charter for those who know what they are doing, as well as those just starting out.

Craig Walcutt • Fished Sep 17, 2016
Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 18, 2016

I had an incredible time with you guys and love working with kids. It’s the best way to further the future of sportfishing and the excitement they show when hammering fish is priceless. You’ve got a great family and I would love to take you guys back out! This time, as Ian would say, “every man for himself!” Although I think Yvonne could certainly hold her own as a fisher-woman :)
Fair Winds & Following Seas, Kris

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Captain Kris was great.p! The kids caught fish and learned a lot.  Great day had by all.

Anthony Edgar • Fished Sep 11, 2016
Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 13, 2016

Thank you for the kind words and I had a great time with you guys! You’re a beautiful family and I can’t wait to fish with you again

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Fishing Reports

Flounder Time!

October 22, 2016

22 October 2016 Northeast Florida Fishing Report – Capt Kris Kell, Fish Whisperer Charters Due to Hurricane Matthew and the week-long Nor’easter preceding it, fishing has changed quite a bit for me. Capt Kirk Waltz explained the debris issue,… Read Full Report →

Red Tide

September 28, 2016

Redfish are absolutely lit up right now and we’ve been catching our limits in the vicinity of the Mayport jetties. Water temps are still holding around 83F but water clarity is hit or miss. The jetties have enormous amounts… Read Full Report →


  • 4870 Ocean St, Jacksonville
    FL 32233, United States