Topwater Action Charters

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!

Captain Michael Darveau, who owns and operates the charter, grew up fishing the Jacksonville waterways and knows the nooks and crannies this magical place hides, so join him for an adventure you will never forget.

You will fish in the scenic backcountry of Jacksonville with miles of winding creeks and exuberant wildlife. While fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and other species, you can take in the beauty of the estuaries, salt marshes and the tributaries of the St. Johns River.

The boat you will fish on is a 22-foot Hewes center console powered by a 200 HP Yamaha 200 V-MAX engine. This vessel is fast and secure, and perfect for the shallow water. You will enjoy the ride as it glides across the shallow water 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.

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 May
    $435
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The full day trip is 8 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, Sheepshead, Snook, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $330
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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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About the Captain

Michael Darveau
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1 Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Hewes (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 200 V MAX 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

Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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What a BLAST!
What a BLAST!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Paxton C.
Orange Park, FL
 5.00
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What a BLAST!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 29, 2019
Me, my dad, and brother had the BEST time!! Captain Mike was a amazing. He was so nice, great to talk to, and makes sure you...
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Jeff B.
Blanchard, MI
 4.67
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Dolphins and Fish galore!!!!

VERIFIED   April 23, 2019
Awesome experience stalking red fish on low tide! Caught quite a few really nice red fish and when the tide came back in Captain...
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Richard (. K.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 4.67
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 22, 2019
Friendly captain; accommodating & knowledgeable
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Frank S.
United States
 5.00
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Full day of fun

VERIFIED   January 8, 2019
Great Day.  Lot’s of fish.  Very fun time.  Knowledgeable and professional.
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Andrew C.
Gastonia, North Carolina
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Mike

VERIFIED   September 23, 2017
Awesome time. Our first time on a chartered boat. Caught our limit of redfish. Definitely would recommend this trip to anyone...
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