Amelia Family Fishing Charters

42 reviews
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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!

Fishing is done aboard a 28’ Parker, which has a dry cabin and a top for shade. This vessel is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha Four stroke which makes it fast and safe, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. There is padded and comfortable seating on board for six passengers. The onboard GPS and fish finder will reveal the productive spots, the live well will hold the bait, and the ice box will keep your catch fresh.

Capt. Keith chooses not to use a mate because this keeps the trip more personal and it allows you to get more out of your fishing experience. He 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 for Redfish and Black Drum Fish. Fishing for these species in this particular area opens the possibility of catching so many different kinds of fish. On the inlet-jetty trips you can catch Sharks, Tarpon, Redfish, Cobia, Black Drum, Seatrout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Whiting, and many other great eating fish.

On the Offshore trip, a whole other variety of fish is available such as Red Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Black Seabass, and Grouper, to name a few. You will be bottom fishing and slow trolling with live bait—a combination of techniques which Capt. Keith has found to be very successful.

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
    Half Day Trip - Inlet & Jetty (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is perfect for families! You will stay close to shore, fishing the inlet and jetties for Tarpon, shark, Jacks, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Drum, Whiting, Croakers, Spanish Mackerel, and many other great eating fish. You will get to see Fort Clinch, Cumberland Island, and maybe even a submarine.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inlet & Jetty (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing the inlet and jetties for Tarpon, shark, Jacks, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Drum, Whiting, Croakers, Spanish Mackerel, and many other great eating fish. This is the perfect trip for families and small groups because it stays close to shore. You will get to see Fort Clinch, Cumberland Island, and maybe even a submarine.
  • Private trip
    Kids' Fishing Charter Morning
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    On this trip we will be fishing the calm backwaters for sharks, Redfish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Whiting, Blues, Jacks, Ladyfish, Stingrays, Croakers, and what ever else that bites! This is an awesome time to be on the water. We usually see the wild horses come out on Cumberland Island.
  • Private trip
    Kid's Fishing Charter Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $250
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    On this trip we will be fishing the calm backwaters for Sharks, Redfish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Whiting, Blues, Jacks, Ladyfish, Stingrays, Croakers, and whatever else we can get to bite! This is an awesome time to be on the water!
  • Private trip
    Kids Fishing Charter Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $250
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Fishing the calm, inlet and backwaters for Sharks, Redfish, Bluefish, Whiting, Croakers, and many more species of fish. See Historic Fort Clinch, Wild Dolphin, Wild Horses of Cumberland, Ga seashore.
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About the Charter Operator

Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
42 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2017
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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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder

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

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
Checks

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

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98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Donald M.
Palm Harbor, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
Captain Keith totally exceeded our expectations and provided my son, 10 year old grandson and I with the highlight of our trip...
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Jennie A.
Columbus, OH
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2 hour family trip with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   January 2, 2020
We had a great time fishing with Captain Keith. He was patient, kind, and fun! An unforgettable experience!
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Carrie L.
Cincinnati, OH
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   November 25, 2019
Great fishing trip!! Our family loves it.  2nd year in a row for us because we enjoyed it so much last year!! Captain...
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Bobby T.
Jacksonville, FL
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Wonderful trip and experience

VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
We booked the trip for my wife’s birthday and it was a great trip. The captain took us by by some of the forts and local...
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Keith C.
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Fishing with Keith

VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
Repeat customer from last year and it was another great experience with Capt. Keith. Entire family enjoyed the trip and we...
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