Topwater Action Charters invites you on a super exciting fishing trip in the shallow waters of Jacksonville, Florida. The charter and its guide are dedicated to fishing for Redfish – a hard fighting and delicious species that makes your day on the water worth it!

The boat you will fish on is a 22’ Hewes center console powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. This vessel is fast, secure, and perfect for the shallow water. You will enjoy the ride as it glides across the shallows towards the hottest fishing spots. You will also find all the USCG approved safety equipment, as well as electronics including a fishfinder available on board.

Captain Michael Darveau grew up fishing the Jacksonville waterways and knows the nooks and crannies this magical place hides. He’ll show you the scenic backcountry of Jacksonville, with miles of winding creeks and exuberant wildlife. Some of the species you’ll be fishing for are Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and others.

Topwater Action Charters will provide the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, live bait, a fishing license, and an expert guide. You are invited to bring your food and drinks for the day which can be kept in the icebox. Captain Michael looks forward to making your trip an enjoyable one.

Just take a look at the trips on offer, book one to your liking, and join Topwater Action Charters for an adventure you will never forget!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    The perfect trip for anglers looking for an introduction to the local fishery. This trip is 5 hours long and will see you fishing the estuaries, salt marshes, and the tributaries of the St. Johns River for Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, and more.
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Bob Z.
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A Great Time with Captain Michael.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 13, 2024
It’s called fishing not catching. We were lucky to catch a few fish early but the wind picked up before the storm rolled...
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Michael C.
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Great Redfish Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on May 28, 2024
We strictly wanted to catch Redfish and captain Mike put us on them! Got our keepers and then some.
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Melissa H.
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Another Successful Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on June 15, 2024
Captain Mike is awesome. We had a Great Time.
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Dale B.
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Great experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 28, 2023
Had a great trip with Capt. Mike.  He was exceptionally accommodating by agreeing to delay our departure waiting for weather...
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Gary T.
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 25, 2023
Enjoyed the trip and the captain. Would have given the captain 6 stars if he would have stopped my brother in law from out...
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FAQs about Topwater Action Charters

Topwater Action Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Topwater Action Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Topwater Action Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Topwater Action Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Topwater Action Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Topwater Action Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Michael Darveau
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
61 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2017
I was born and raised here in Jacksonville and have fished these waters my entire life. I have gained my knowledge of fishing through tournaments and the countless hours I have spent on our waterways. I am confident my experiences will provide you with a fantastic day of fishing. My preferred technique is sight casting to Redfish. Not everyone is capable of fishing that way so I have several other ways to catch fish. If you have never caught one or an inexperienced angler, my techniques will give you the opportunity to catch fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat specs

Hewes (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 225 yamaha vmax sho engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit 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
Checks

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