Even Better Fishing Charters

4.86
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews See all 7 reviews
302 South 17th Street
Fernandina Beach FL, United States

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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    Out to 25 miles. Targeted species are King Mackerel, Grouper, Red Snapper, Cobia, Sailfish and Black Seabass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (Deep Sea)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    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
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum
Cobia

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

Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

About the Captain

David Johnson
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
Member since August 2016
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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 I still live aboard a boat today. I landed my first job on a charter fishing boat at the age of 10 years old. I was licensed by the USCG at age 18 and fishing is my full-time job and passion.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.86 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Weather isn’t always your friend when you plan a trip weeks in advance. That was our experience with Cpt David. We scheduled a 6 hour offshore trip but that day the sea had 5-6 foot swells at launch. The Cpt and mate said don’t worry we can get you on some fish closer to shore where it is not so rough. They did and we had a great time. I’ve been on several charters and I was impressed with the personal service and great knowledge of the crew. We will be back and I will book with them again!

Fished July 5, 2018
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Fished July 2, 2018
David Johnson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 3, 2018

Thanks so much Mary! We had a great time with you guys!

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Great time with Captain David and Trent.  Caught lots of shark and Whiting.  As a bonus, we learned a lot about the local area history.  Took home the Whiting filets and had a delicious fish taco dinner!

Fished May 27, 2018
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