J Van Charters

(9) Selling out fast!
Seminole Street
Clearwater FL, United States

J Van Charters offers fantastic inshore and offshore fishing trips out of Clearwater, Fl, targeting anything from Redfish and Snook, to Amberjack, Mahi Mahi and Kingfish depending on what you want to go for. Clearwater is a town well named, known for its beautiful crystal seas and white sandy beaches, not to mention the awesome array of fisheries in the area. Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the area is an angler’s paradise of secluded shallows and vibrant reefs, with great access to the deeper waters of the Gulf - the most difficult thing about fishing here is choosing what to target!

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a 24 ft Outcast center console with room aboard for up to five passengers. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki, she cruises at an impressive 45 knots, meaning you will waste no time getting to where you need to be. The boat comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a livewell full to bursting with fresh live bait and a trolling motor for sneaking through the skinny waters in search of spooky shallow-dwellers.

Whether you are looking to go offshore or inshore, J Van Charters will be sure to put you on the best fish. You will be presented with a huge array of options when it comes to tackle, and can spend the day trolling for Kingfish, bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper, sight casting for Redfish, or even getting up close and personal for some spearfishing, for those looking for a more hands on fishing experience. All trips come with nothing but the best fishing equipment and bait to make sure you catch the biggest fish, which Captain Jim will clean and fillet for you back at the dock - just make sure you bring a big cooler to put them all in!

J Van Charters offers fantastic inshore and offshore fishing trips out of Clearwater, Fl, targeting anything from Redfish and Snook, to Amberjack, Mahi Mahi and Kingfish depending on what you want to go for. Clearwater is a town well named, known for


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Boat Specs

Outcast (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Black Drum

 
Cobia
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
Jack Crevalle

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Redfish

 
Seabass (Black)
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Snook
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours 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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Jim Vanderbeck
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
I've been fishing since I can remember. I have fished all over the East Coast, Bahamas and Caribbean. 25 years experience fishing the Clearwater Florida area. 12 year Coast Guard veteran. I'm more comfortable on or in the water than anywhere else.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Had a great trip with my father and brother offshore fishing. Captain Jim was knowledgeable and friendly. The boat was spacious enough for us and probably could have fit a few more comfortably. The tackle provided was in great condition and had a plethora of bait choices to be sure we always had what the fish were bitting on. Captain Jim and his deck hand Jack worked tirelessly to make sure we were on top of fish and always had bait in the water. We caught at least 9 different species keeping 17 including 11 delicious yellowtail snapper. I would recommend this charter to anyone and I plan to go with them again myself.

Fished August 15, 2017
Jim Vanderbeck (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 16, 2017

Thanks Chris! It was awesome to have you guys on board. Can’t wait to do it again

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excellent trip, great captain and first mate. highly recommend this great experience.

Fished August 10, 2017
Jim Vanderbeck (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 11, 2017

Thanks Repo! You guys were awesome to have out!!!

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Jim was incredibly accommodating and knowledgable. He and Jack did all of the hard work for us so that we could just focus on the fun part (catching fish). We successfully caught a variety, including a big red. We highly recommend Capt Jim!

Fished August 8, 2017
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