Fishbuster Charters offers nearshore and offshore adventures out of Jacksonville, Florida. The company is run and operated by Captain Robert Bishop, who has over 40 years of experience fishing the waters here. If you want to have a trip that you can brag about to your friends, you’ve found the right captain!

Hop aboard a beautiful 24’ Bluewater center console, ideal for up to 4 anglers. She’s powered by twin 150 Mercury 4-stroke engines and has a maximum cruising speed of 49 knots. The vessel is fully rigged with all the necessary safety equipment, as well as Lawrence Elite-7 HDI GPS and Fishfinder.

There’s a portable toilet on board for your maximum comfort on longer trips. What’s more, the Penn Fathommaster 600 downriggers are fitted for professional trolling (Capt. Robert’s preferred technique!) and there are two live wells loaded with fresh bait.

Whether you opt for a full or half day trip, each trip will be customized to your needs. You can fish the Intracoastal waters and jetties, hard bottom wrecks and ledges, or head up to 30 miles out into offshore waters.

Wherever you go, you’ll target a variety of species, with Tarpon, Barracuda, Wahoo, and Amberjack among the more popular catches. A longer fishing adventure will also add Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and King Mackarel to your list!

You’ll be provided with quality gear, tackle, lures, and licenses. At the end of the trip, your catch is cleaned and filleted for easy transport home. Bring drinks and snacks and you’re all set to go!

Head out for the fishing trip of a lifetime with Fishbuster Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip for Josh
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 14 - Aug 18 (Wed)
    $650
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours on the water to explore the productive fisheries surrounding Jacksonville to the fullest! You'll hook into the likes of Red Snapper, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and many more. Capt. Josh provides all the gear you need for a successful day. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Head out for 4 hours of whatever kind of fishing you like! Capt. Robert is ready to customize the trip to your needs and you'll hook into anything from Barracuda and Tarpon to Amberjack and Wahoo. All of your gear awaits on board and you're free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours on the water to explore the productive fisheries surrounding Jacksonville to the fullest! You'll hook into the likes of Red Snapper, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and many more. Capt. Josh provides all the gear you need for a successful day. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    For a truly enjoyable and productive day, there's nothing better than 8 hours on the water! Head up to 30 miles offshore or stay in the reefs – it's up to you. This trip is fully customizable to your needs. No need to worry about gear, Capt. Josh brings along everything you need. Bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you're ready to go!
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FAQs about Fishbuster Charters

Fishbuster Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip for Josh (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishbuster Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Portable
  • GPS Lowrance Elite-7 HDI, Lowrance LMS-525cdf
  • Fishfinder Lowrance Elite-7 HDI, Lowrance LMS-525cdf
  • Live Bait Well One builtin and one portable

Trips booked with Fishbuster Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (And ice supplied)
  • First Mate (Grandson sometimes)
  • Fishing License (Vessel permit covers clients)

Fishbuster Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Intracoastal)
  • Inshore Fishing (Intracoastal, jetties)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Beach fishing)
  • Offshore Fishing (Out to 30 miles)
  • Reef Fishing (Some, mostly ledges, hardbottom)
  • Wreck Fishing (Mostly ledges, hardbottom)

Fishbuster Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Inshore)
  • Heavy Tackle (Offshore)
  • Bottom Fishing (Offshore, inshore)
  • Trolling (Preferred technique)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishbuster Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Robert Bishop
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
132 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Angler's Choice
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I have fished for all my life. Born and raised in Jacksonville, it's always been my home and I know these waterways like the back of my hand. I've also owned my own auto repair shop for over 3 decades and have commercially fished for just as long. There's nothing better than a day on the water fishing or just being out there!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Bluewater (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury 4-stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 49 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Intracoastal
Inshore Fishing
Intracoastal, jetties
Nearshore Fishing
Beach fishing
Offshore Fishing
Out to 30 miles
Reef Fishing
Some, mostly ledges, hardbottom
Wreck Fishing
Mostly ledges, hardbottom

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Inshore
Heavy Tackle
Offshore
Bottom Fishing
Offshore, inshore
Trolling
Preferred technique
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Portable
GPS
Lowrance Elite-7 HDI, Lowrance LMS-525cdf
Fishfinder
Lowrance Elite-7 HDI, Lowrance LMS-525cdf
Live Bait Well
One builtin and one portable

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
And ice supplied
First Mate
Grandson sometimes
Fishing License
Vessel permit covers clients

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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
8 years or older
No Alcohol
No hard liquor, only beer in cans
You Keep Catch
Clients keep their legal catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for some species

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 132 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (228)
Fishing with Robert
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Jacob H.
Jacksonville, Florida
Excellent
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 26, 2023
Had a fantastic day on the water. Captain Rob is a very knowledgeable guide. Equipment and boat were well maintained and ready...
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Jill H.
United States
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Great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 5, 2023
We told Captain Robby that we preferred to bottom fish, so he took us about 12 miles out. We caught fish the entire time! ...
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Robert E.
Euharlee, GA
Excellent
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Full day with Captain Robert

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 6, 2023
Had a absolutely great day fishing!!! Netted our Pogies bait, trolled for Mackerel, and bottomed fished. My teenage boys...
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Aarron B.
Palm Coast, FL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour Boat Trip

VERIFIED   Special 6 hour trip for Aarron Borkowski on August 16, 2023
This was by far the best fishing charter we have ever gotten. Captain Robert knew exactly where to go to catch fish. He was...
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Kenneth S.
Appomattox, VA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 3, 2023
It was a little bit of a slow start getting the beat fish, but once we took care of that, the rest of the trip was very successful....
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