Hooker Charters & Guide Service

(96) In demand!
Mayport Boat Ramp
Jacksonville FL, United States

Hooker Charters & Guide Service is located in Jacksonville, Florida. The waters of that beautiful place are clean and rich with a wide range of species, which attracts different anglers from all around the world. If you want to have a fun day out on the water with a professional guide, look no further.

Your fishing trip with Hooker Charters & Guide Service will be aboard an 18-foot Key West. Its navigational electronics include a GPS, a fish finder, a VHF radio, and a radar. The vessel is equipped with a live bait tank, a wireless trolling motor for the best control of the boat, an icebox to store the refreshments, and an anchoring system to make sure you stay where you want to. Up to four anglers are welcome on board.

Hooker Charters & Guide Service offers a great variety of trips to choose from. If the weather permits, you will be able to go see what is biting nearshore, head offshore or fish the flats, wrecks, reefs, inshore, and backcountry. Captain Bill is familiar with a lot of fishing techniques from light and heavy tackle to spinning, jigging, trolling, bottom fishing, drift fishing, and spearfishing if the conditions allow. The Captain is great with kids, so a day out with him is an excellent opportunity to have fun with your friends or family and enjoy your children landing their first fish!

There is a wide range of fish you can catch, including Mahi Mahi, Cobia, King Mackerel, Tarpon, Vermilion Snapper, Gray Triggerfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Gag Grouper, Spotted Seatrout, Black Seabass, and Redfish.

Your trip with Captain Bill and Hooker Charters & Guide Service will include your fishing equipment, such as rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait and lures. You will also be provided with snorkeling equipment, but since there is a limited amount available, you can feel free to bring your own. The Captain will clean and fillet your catch.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore/Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 625
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Depending on the season, you will be able to fish the nearshore waters or head offshore for some bigger action. Target Mahi Mahi, Vermilion Snapper, Cobia, Gray Triggerfish, Redfish, and many more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore/Offshore
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Depending on your personal preferences and the weather, you can choose between fishing nearshore or heading offshore. Flounder, Redfish, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Cobia, Vermilion Snapper, and many more will all be among your targeted species. Kids are welcome!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    If you want to dedicate more time to fishing the waters of Jacksonville, this package is ideal for you. You will be targeting a lot of different species, relax in between the bites, and have fun! Take your friends or family and welcome aboard!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 345
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Half day trips. 7-11.. 8-12.. 9-1 depending on tides
  • Private trip
    Half Night Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 345
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Night time trip!! 2-6 or 3-7PM........depends on tides.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Vermilion)
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Key West (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude E-tech engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Bill Perkins
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
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Hooker Charters & Guide Service is a family-friendly company that is run and operated by Captain Bill. He is a knowledgeable guide, who grew up in the south. Bill has been fishing all his life from a young age for over 45 years, so he decided to turn his passion into a successful business. Hooker Charters & Guide Service specializes in saltwater fishing in the waters of Jacksonville, Florida. Captain Bill enjoys taking his guests and friends out and putting them on fish. His preferred style of fishing is catching!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 96 reviews
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Cathy Jackson
Orange Park, Florida
 5.00
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Fun, fun day!

June 30, 2018
We met Bill at the Mayport marina at 9am and were excited for 4 hours of fishing!  We did some fishing in the ocean and...
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Offshore trip

June 5, 2018
Had a great trip with Captain Bill! Fishing was tough, except for the Grunts, of which we caught hundreds. Captain Bill did...
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Mark Levasseur
Lady Lake, FL
 5.00
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Morning fishing

VERIFIED   July 8, 2018
We have been coming to Florida for over 40 years. Never been on the ocean fishing,  thought why not. It’s about...
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Kenneth Oliver
Homosassa Springs, FL
 4.67
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Fishing with Bill

VERIFIED   April 28, 2018
Capt. Bill is very experienced and knowledgeable for catching fish in the Jacksonville area. Although we did not fill the boat...
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Mark Raybon
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Fun morning catching Crevalle Jack , Red Fish , Sea Bass & Trout. The best part was Captain Bill teaching me about how...
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