Journey Marine

St James City
St. James City FL, United States

Journey Marine offers fishing trips and Dolphin cruises out of Saint James City, Florida. Clients are Captain Jeff’s number one priority. Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are an experienced angler – Journey Marine will accommodate your every need. The Captain has grown a reputation as a hardworking professional who will make sure your day out with him is a fun and eventful experience.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Journey Marine aboard a 20-ft Pro-line center console, which comes powered by a 140 HP Suzuki engine. It provides comfortable space for up to four anglers and is rigged with navigational electronics, such as a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder. The boat is fitted with a wireless trolling motor for a quiet ride, an anchoring system to make you stay rooted to the fishing grounds, a live bait tank, and an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day.

Journey Marine employs a lot of fishing techniques and methods, which range from light and heavy tackle to bottom fishing, spinning, popping, and drift fishing. Your targeted species will include Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and a variety of Sharks, such as Lemon Shark, Bull Shark, and Blacktip Shark.

If you don’t feel like enjoying some fine angling, then a trip to Cabbage Key and a Beach Trip package is the best choice for you.

A fishing trip with Journey Marine comes inclusive with the licenses and all the necessary equipment to put your catch together. You will be provided with rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait and lures. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip, ready for a ride home. You could have it for dinner later or just store the freezer. As well as that, you will be offered drinking water during your fishing adventure, so all you need to bring is some snacks.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    8 hours of Fishing Time! Target Blacktip Shark, bull Shark, Lemon Shark, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, and many more species. You will be provided with gear and tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    4 hours of fishing time! Target Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    4 hours of fishing time! Target Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip 4 Hours
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    Targeted species are Snook Trout and Redfish. The fishing is done under the Dock Lights.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Beach Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 250
    up to 4 persons
    This package includes transportation to secluded and remote beaches to enjoy a dip in the waters and relaxation with your friends or family.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Beach Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 250
    up to 4 persons
    This package includes transportation to secluded and remote beaches to enjoy a dip in the waters and relaxation with your friends or family.
  • Private trip
    Dolphin and Lunch at Cabbage Key
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 200
    up to 4 persons
    No fishing, only relaxing! The cost of your lunch is not included in the price of the trip. You will get an opportunity to watch Dolphins and relax at Cabbage Bay.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Custom
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 200
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is a very family-friendly trip. Whichever charter you have in mind, the Captain will make it happen!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Goliath)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)

Shark (Lemon)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pro-Line (Center console) originally built in 1991. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

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
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
Checks

About the Captain

Jeff Olen
St. James City, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
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Captain Jeff Olen grew up fishing in and around Gulf Coasts of Galveston Texas some 45 years ago, and has been immersed in that lifestyle and fishing ever since. He has cast his line in many areas along the east coast of the United States, Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, as well as in beautiful Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida. Jeff holds a USCG 100 tons Masters license.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

St. James City Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

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I booked this trip for my son who had always wanted to go salt water fishing and specifically fish for a goliath grouper. I honestly didn’t think the odds would be great to catch one but the Captain assured me he knew where they were. We spent the first part of the day fishing for various fish. We had a blast catching redfish, snapper and trout. We also caught a few catfish and a stingray to use for bait for the goliath grouper fishing. I was so impressed with Captain Jeff’s ability to keep all 3 lines baited and in the water. He never missed a beat. Everyone always had fresh bait and a line in the water. We were constantly moving around to areas where the fish were biting. He was very friendly and made the day fun for us. He pointed out dolphins, sea turtles, manatee, stingray and was even able to get a dolphin to swim right up in our wake behind the boat.
The highlight of our trip by far was the end when we baited up the giant pole with the stingray and went in search of my son’s dream goliath grouper. After about an hour of fishing and extreme effort/patience from Captain Jeff, we didn’t get one bite but my son didn’t want to give up, so we decided to change locations and try once more. We were running out of time. We arrived at our second location and dropped the line. Within a few minutes we had a bite. It ended up taking our stingray so we had to bait up one of the catfish. We ended up hooking it on the catfish on the third try and it was the most exciting catch of the day. That fish was enormous! We pulled it to shallow water with the boat and got out for pictures! My son was absolutely ecstatic!! He actually gave the fish a hug before we released it!! Captain Jeff literally made my son’s dream come true. I highly recommend his charter.

Fished August 3, 2017
Jeff Olen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 26, 2017

Thank you so much.I’m glad you guys had fun and we were able to get that Goliath grouper. I hope you can make it down here again.

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