Fish Whisperer Charters LLC

4.97
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews See all 50 reviews
4870 Ocean St
Jacksonville FL, United States

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 and 15 years of fishing regional waters.

Captain Kris’s boat is a 2016 Pathfinder 2400TRS with a 300HP Yamaha motor. It’s very versatile in that it allows you to get into areas with a couple of feet of water for inshore species, troll with downriggers offshore/nearshore, or fish reefs and wrecks for a variety of species depending on the season. The Minn Kota i-pilot trolling motor enables you 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 required safety equipment including EPIRB, and new tackle consisting mostly of Penn® reels, St. Croix Tidemaster® rods, and Spiderwire®.

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 many more, depending on the season. Trips include the use of all fishing gear, lures and live bait, fishing licenses, catch cleaning and filleting. 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 enjoyment! 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 Kris and let him take you on an experience like no other!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    I'm all yours! We can fish high and low tide phases inshore, spend the day offshore trolling/bottom fishing or support a bit of both. This trip allows us to cover the most ground. Keep in mind that time goes by faster than you think when you're having fun!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is great if we're going offshore because it gives us time to troll for pelagic species for awhile and bottom-fish the rest of the day, if desired. When fishing inshore, we are able to fish a portion of both tide phases allowing for a variety of species. We're typically back in time to have lunch with your catch at a local restaurant!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    4 hour trips are based on one tide phase if we fish inshore. If we are going offshore, it will allow us to troll or bottom-fish nearby reefs/wrecks. Afternoon trips can be scheduled with this one for those who are not early risers! Great deal & very flexible!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 425
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    4 hour trips are based on one tide phase if we fish inshore. If we are going offshore, it will allow us to troll or bottom-fish nearby reefs/wrecks. Afternoon trips can be scheduled with this one for those who are not early risers! Great deal & very flexible!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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.
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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Kristopher Kell
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
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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

4.97 out of 5 stars from 50 reviews

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We have fished with a lot of good captains but by far Kris is the best !  Good fishing and good humor. Can’t wait to go with him again

Fished July 6, 2018
Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 8, 2018

Thank you, Randy. That was a great day of fishing and good conversation. Fair winds & following seas!

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Good day for all 4 of us. Caught many nice fish. Kris Kell has a clean nice boat and good equipment. Highly recommend .

Fished July 3, 2018
Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 4, 2018

Great fishing with you and the boys, Larry! Have a wonderful 4th of July and enjoy the fish. Fair winds and following seas.

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Caught a variety of species, including some monster mackerel. Went out with my two sons (11 and 13). Kris provided a fun, safe, and educational experience. I would recommend him highly!

Fished June 27, 2018
Kristopher Kell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 5, 2018

You, Owen, & Addison were such a pleasure to fish with! LOVE having the young ones asking questions and learning fishing. Those boys can fight fish and clearly had some experience. Hope you enjoyed the kingfish, Spanish macks, sea bass, and red snapper battles. Fair winds and following seas.

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