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 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, 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
    4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $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 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    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: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $350
    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
    2 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $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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77 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

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

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
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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Shane M.
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2 hour “kids” trip

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM) on September 20, 2021
Awesome 2 hours with the Captain. He took us by Cumberland Island, where we saw wild horses, Forth Clinch and somewhat near...
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Great for the kids

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM) on July 14, 2021
Went on a July PM 3 hour trip. Caught whiting, bonnet head sharks, catfish and one big stingray. This was bottom fishing with...
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Great trip with captain Keith!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (AM) on September 25, 2021
Our family (kids 11, 15) enjoyed our trip with Captain Keith! He was great, showing us the sights and how to catch fish! We...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Keith Edwards on 11 Sep 2021

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty (AM) on September 11, 2021
Captain Edwards kept two young men who were 8 years old and 10 years old interested in what we were doing and the fish we caught...
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Amazing Family Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (AM) on July 6, 2021
We had an amazing time with Captain Keith! He was so patient with my two boys (age 12 and 14) showing them what to do, helping...
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FAQs about Amelia Family Fishing Charters

Amelia Family Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (AM) (3 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Kids Charter (PM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inlet & Jetty (PM) (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.)

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)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout