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!

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 31 - May 1
    $435
    price breakdown
    $435
    This package is great for anglers coming to Jacksonville in search of their next trophy catch. 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 Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $330
    price breakdown
    $330
    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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About the Captain

Michael Darveau
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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11 Customer Reviews
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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
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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 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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4.91
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Great trip with Capt. Mike!
Great trip with Capt. Mike!
Great trip with Capt. Mike!
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Josh L.
Villa Rica, GA
 5.00
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5 hour trip 0800-1300

VERIFIED   NEW  July 24, 2020
Good charter. The capt is really down to earth and works his butt off to get you on some fish. We didn’t take home a ton...
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Tim J.
Jacksonville, Florida
 5.00
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Great trip with Capt. Mike!

VERIFIED   January 2, 2020
Went out for a 5 hr trip with Capt. Mike and he put us on the fish. He started the day by asking what we wanted. We told him...
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Michael K.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip With Cpt Mike

VERIFIED   October 5, 2019
This was a great fishing trip. We caught red drum, sea trout, a black drum, and a jack fish. Some were keepers others weren’t....
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Jeff P.
Boca Raton, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   March 24, 2020
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Dale S.
Jacksonville, Florida
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
Captain Mike was great. We had a good time.  The reds weren’t really biting today, although we did get a large...
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