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 4 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 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. 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.

On offshore trips, you’ll add 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 that 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
    4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
    3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Head out for 3 hours of fishing in the calm inshore waters and introduce the kids to fishing! There are opportunities to hook into Sharks, Redfish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Ladyfish, Stingrays, Croakers, and whatever takes the bite.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (Mid)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    On this trip, you'll be fishing the calm backwaters for Sharks, Redfish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Blues, Jacks, Ladyfish, Stingrays, Croakers, and whatever else we can get to bite! This is an awesome time to be on the water and a great way to introduce kids to fishing!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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48 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
4 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
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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Customer Reviews

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2 hour pm trip with kids

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM) on October 26, 2020
This was by far the best experience I have ever had on a charter fishing boat! The kids had the best birthday ever! I highly...
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3 hours with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (AM) on October 18, 2020
Captain Keith was awesome! The weather/conditions were less than ideal, but he made sure we still caught some fish and had...
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Half day morning trip with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (AM) on June 30, 2020
Had a wonderful experience with Captain Keith.  This is our second time using him.  Caught plenty jacks, drums, bass,...
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Fishing with Keith

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty (PM) on November 7, 2020
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty (PM) on August 8, 2020
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