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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    $750
    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!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    $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
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    $550
    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.
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About the Captain

Robert Bishop
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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89 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2017
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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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
No Alcohol
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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Full day with Captain Robert

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 24, 2021
Started off catching some bait which took a little time, but after one throw of the net we had enough bait to get going. ...
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Monster of the day gets even with Captain Robert

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 6, 2021
My wife, daughter and grandson enjoyed our first Atlantic fish charter with Captain Robert Bishop and Fishbuster charters. ...
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Half day trip with Captain Robert "Robbie" Bishop

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 17, 2021
My son and I had such and awesome time with Captain Robbie Bishop!  He made sure we understood what to expect for the day...
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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3/4 Day Trip With Captain Robert

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 15, 2021
We planned an offshore trip but due to weather and a small craft advisory, it had to be changed to inshore.  Captain Robert...
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Orange Park, FL
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 28, 2021
Captain Robbie and Cole were very professional. They were there to help take fish off the line and also to bait the hook if...
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FAQs about Fishbuster Charters

Fishbuster Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip for Josh (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 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