Amelia Family Fishing Charters

Amelia Family Fishing Charters strives to give you a memorable fishing experience on the waters surrounding Amelia Island, FL. Captain Keith is a fourth-generation local fisherman who really enjoys sharing his knowledge of the area. Join him for a day that you and your family will never forget!

You’ll fish aboard a 28’ Parker, which has a dry cabin and a top for shade. This vessel is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha 4-stroke which makes it fast and safe, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

She also features padded and comfortable seating on board for up to 5 passengers. The onboard GPS and Fishfinder will reveal the productive spots, the live well will hold the bait, and the ice box will keep your catch fresh.

Capt. Keith truly enjoys having children on board because most kids don’t care what they catch—they just want to catch! You will find him to be a very patient guide who takes time to explain what you do on the water and why.

Capt. Keith specializes in fishing the jetties, inlet, and backwaters for Redfish and Black Drum. Fishing for these species here opens the possibility of catching so many different kinds of fish. On the inlet-jetty trips you can also catch Sharks, Tarpon, Cobia, Seatrout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and Sheepshead.

Amelia Family Fishing Charters provides a fishing license, Penn rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a cooler of ice for your beverages. Capt. Keith looks forward to fishing with you soon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $300
    Head out for a short trip in the calm of the inlet and in the backwaters. This is the ideal way to introduce youngsters to fishing and you're looking at hooking into Sharks, Redfish, Bluefish, Whiting, Croakers, and many more species of fish.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    This is a fun fishing trip with plenty of time to fish and you'll get to see Fort Clinch and Cumberland Island on the way out.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $450
    This is a fun fishing trip with plenty of time to fish and you'll get to see Fort Clinch and Cumberland Island on the way out.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    Head out for 3 hours of sightseeing and fishing. You will see a shrimp catching boat, the historic Fort Clinch, look for Cumberland Island's wild horses, dolphins, and maybe even a submarine! Then you'll go fishing Amelia Island's rich waters for Whitefish, Redfish, Bluefish, Sharks, Seabass, Stingrays, Toadfish, and so many other species!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $450
    Head out for 3 hours of sightseeing and fishing. You will see a shrimp catching boat, the historic Fort Clinch, look for Cumberland Island's wild horses, dolphins, and maybe even a submarine! Then you'll go fishing Amelia Island's rich waters for Whitefish, Redfish, Bluefish, Sharks, Seabass, Stingrays, Toadfish, and so many other species!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $600
    This trip is perfect for families! You'll stay close to shore and fish the inlet and jetties for Tarpon, Shark, Jacks, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Drum, Whiting, Croakers, Spanish Mackerel, and many other great eating fish. You'll also get to see Fort Clinch, Cumberland Island, and maybe even a submarine.
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Customer reviews

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Logan H.
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Awesome Experience with a Awesome Captain

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty PM on February 2, 2024
I’ve been on more fishing trips around the country than I can count with different charters and captains. I booked this trip...
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Jay W.
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Fishing with Keith

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty Fishing on July 2, 2024
This trip was phenomenal!! We caught multiple species of fish on the cleanest most well kept boat I’ve ever been on. The...
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Samuel P.
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Great for kids!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty Fishing on July 19, 2024
Our trip was perfect and one my 10 year old son will never forget! We caught plenty of fish and small sharks! This was the...
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Jane S.
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Great fishing trip!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty Fishing on March 29, 2024
Our entire family enjoyed the fishing adventure with Capt. Keith!  Keith was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.  We all...
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Daniel R.
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Captain Keith is awesome

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty PM on March 22, 2024
My daughter and I have lived in FL for almost 2 years, but never had the chance to take a charter trip. Captain Keith made...
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FAQs about Amelia Family Fishing Charters

Amelia Family Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty Fishing (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty PM (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty Fishing (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Amelia Family Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Live Bait Well Almost always catch live bait.
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with Amelia Family Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Well maintained Penn reels.)
  • Live Bait (Always try to catch live baitfish for each charter.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (All fish will be kept iced down until I fillet them)
  • Fishing License (A Florida and Georgia fishing license is provided.)

Amelia Family Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Calm and protected waters.)
  • Inshore Fishing (Lots of different species.)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Awesome bottomfishing.)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Redfish and trout.)

Amelia Family Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Usually gets the biggest fish.)
  • Spinning (Used for sight casting.)
  • Jigging (Used to catch live bait.)
  • Drift Fishing (Works good with live bait.)

Top targeted fish species with Amelia Family Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Keith Edwards
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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Member since July 2017
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I am one of the lucky few to have grown up here on Amelia Island, fishing and shrimping the surrounding waters my entire life. Whether it's float fishing way back up in the oyster bed flats, bottom fishing around the inlets and jetty rocks, or live bait slow trolling out on the reefs, I know these waters very well. I earned my first captains license in 1992, and I have been taking friends, families, and small groups fishing ever since. I have watched small kids grow up into adults, seeing them only one or two weeks a year on their vacations. Kind of neat! Come aboard, you'll see why most of the people who fish with me keep coming year after year.
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About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Calm and protected waters.
Inshore Fishing
Lots of different species.
Nearshore Fishing
Awesome bottomfishing.
Backcountry Fishing
Redfish and trout.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Usually gets the biggest fish.
Spinning
Used for sight casting.
Jigging
Used to catch live bait.
Drift Fishing
Works good with live bait.

Amenities

GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Live Bait Well
Almost always catch live bait.
Radar
Furuno

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Well maintained Penn reels.
Live Bait
Always try to catch live baitfish for each charter.
Catch cleaning & filleting
All fish will be kept iced down until I fillet them
Fishing License
A Florida and Georgia fishing license is provided.

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
I specialize in family fishing charters.
You Keep Catch
All keepers can be filleted and iced for you.
Catch and Release Allowed
Recommended.

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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