Fish Whisperer Charters was created with the novice angler and family quality time in mind while also catering to experienced anglers. Our mission is simple: "Ensure a memorable & safe experience for all onboard & pay forward what we learn, securing the future of the sport & our environment."

You will be fishing with the owner and operator, Captain Kris Kell, a USCG licensed, fully insured, and seasoned mariner with 24 years of experience as a U.S. Navy officer. He has fished the Mayport Jetties since 1990 and the Jacksonville regional waters for 18 years. Decades of honing his entertainment skills during middle of night watches/duties in the Navy will certainly make for a fun day on the water! He has more than 20 years of direct experience regarding safety on the water, navigation, and seamanship, so you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands.

The boat you will fish from is a 2020 Sheaffer 240v 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 in creeks, troll offshore/nearshore, or bottom-fish reefs/wrecks for a variety of species depending on the season. The 112lbs thrust trolling motor enables you to get to places that would otherwise be extremely difficult using an anchor and the mobility is priceless. There is a large cooler onboard with ice, all required safety equipment, including a satellite phone and EPIRB, and premium tackle consisting mostly of Penn® and Avet® reels, St. Croix®, Crowder®, and Shakespeare® rods, and Powerpro SS8V2® line.

Trips include the use of all fishing gear, bait, fishing licenses, and fish cleaning with fillets bagged for you. The Captain will also supply you with photos of your day’s adventures. The idea of this fishing charter reaches further than landing fish, though, because it is an avenue through which camaraderie is built and memories are created.

Join Capt. Kris at Fish Whisperer Charters 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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    This trip is great if we're going offshore because it gives us time to troll for pelagic species for a while 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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    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. This is a very flexible trip and recommended for first-timers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $525
    This 4-hour trip is based on one tide phase when it comes to inshore fishing. If we are headed offshore, we'll be able to troll or bottom-fish nearby reefs/wrecks. This is the one to go on if you are not an early riser! It's a very flexible trip.
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About the Captain

Kristopher Kell
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
82 Customer Reviews
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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!

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

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

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sheaffer (Center console) originally built in 2020. 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Fantastic fishing trip with Capt. Kris Kell

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 7, 2021
Kris Kell is the best. Great boat. Awesome attitude. Supreme knowledge.
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Fishing with Kristopher

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 5, 2021
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 28, 2021
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8 hour full day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 10, 2018
My girlfriend and I came from California to fish with Capt. Kris Kell on the Fish Whisperer. We choose him based solely on...
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Neptune Beach, FL
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Captain Kris Promised Us King Mackerel...

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 25, 2019
... and did he ever deliver!! We had a King or a Cobia on the line all morning…it was like we were taking the King Mackerel...
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FAQs about Fish Whisperer Charters LLC

Fish Whisperer Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $525 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Whisperer Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (i-Pilot 36vDC)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Whisperer Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Fish Whisperer Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (St. John's River)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fish Whisperer Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Fish Whisperer Charters LLC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon