Even Better Charter Fishing is on a mission to make sure you have an unforgettable fishing experience every time you go out with them. They will go above and beyond to make sure you are safe and comfortable, and make it their primary goal that your family has a fun day on the water. As life-long natives of Amelia Island they know where the fish are, and will make certain that there is fish on the dock upon your return.

Their boat is a 34 foot Bill Ritchie custom made for Offshore sport fishing, which was built in 1989. It is powered by two 330 HP Cummins engines with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots, and can take up to 6 persons. It is a safe vessel with a radar, a GPS, a VHF radio and a fishfinder essential for locating those honey pot fishing spots. It boast a toilet which is a much appreciated and necessary feature if you take your family out on the water for the day. It also has a fighting chair; and rod, reels & tackle, live bait, and lures are all provided by the welcoming crew.

Even Better Fishing Charters crew is familiar with various fishing techniques such as light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging and drift fishing. They are able to teach you and your family these techniques depending on the seasonality of fish you are catching. The excellent Red Snapper, Cobia, Great Barracuda, Tarpon, Black Drum, Amberjack, Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Gag and Broomtail Grouper, and Redfish can all be caught in the area. They will also clean and fillet your fish, so you can eat your catch.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore (Deep Sea)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    Out to 25 miles. Targeted species are King Mackerel, Grouper, Red Snapper, Cobia, Sailfish and Black Seabass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore AM
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    This trip is 6 hours long and will be out to 25 miles offshore. Target species are Grouper, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Sailfish, Black Seabass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $900
    This trip is 6 hours long and will be out to 25 miles offshore. Target species are Grouper, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Sailfish, Black Seabass.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore/Jetty AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    This trip will be fishing the bay and jetty area less than 2 miles out. Target species are Shark, Redfish, Black Drum, Whiting, Bluefish,Tarpon and Jack Crevalle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore/Jetty PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
    This trip will be fishing the bay and jetty area less than 2 miles out. Target species are Shark, Redfish, Black Drum, Whiting, Bluefish,Tarpon and Jack Crevalle.
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About the Captain

David Johnson
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since August 2016
I grew up in a fishing family, and have been on the water since birth. I first moved on a boat at the age of 8 years old and, still live aboard a boat today. At the age of 10, I landed my first job on a charter fishing boat. Then later, when I turned 18 I was licensed by the USCG, and now fishing is my full-time job and passion.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia

Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Bill Ritchie Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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 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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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David G.
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3/4 Day Offshore

VERIFIED   Special 6 hour trip for David Garcia on July 28, 2021
Had a great time. Capt Dave and Kenny were a lot of fun and on top of things all day. Pre trip communication was excellent...
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Thomas F.
FERNANDINA, FL
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Half day at the jetty with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore/Jetty PM on May 11, 2021
What a great day!  Captain Dave friendly and welcoming. He really knows what he is doing. First he moved us around to a few...
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3/4 day with Captain David

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore PM on May 30, 2021
We had a great day out with Captain David and Kenny.  My 4 kids (17-25) were a bunch of first timers and David was awesome...
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Clair C.
Sanford, NC
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Great 1/2 day on the jetties, off Cumberland and in the Amelia River w/Capt. Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore/Jetty AM on April 7, 2021
This was a great trip. The captain and first mate went above and beyond to make our trip a success. Four of us fished and had...
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Half day afternoon trips

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore/Jetty AM on April 16, 2021
Brought home more keeper fish on half day with you than did on whole 8hr trip took the next day. It’s was great thanks alot!
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FAQs about Even Better Fishing Charters

Even Better Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip - Inshore/Jetty AM (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip - Inshore/Jetty PM (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore PM (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore AM (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (Deep Sea) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Even Better Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

Even Better Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Even Better Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Even Better Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon