Fishtown Charters – 21'

Fishtown Charters offers family-oriented fishing trips out of Fernandina Beach, FL. Join Bill Supplee, a third-generation charter captain with more than 40 years of experience. He welcomes anglers of all ages, especially children who are eager to cast their first line. He guarantees that you will catch fish when you come aboard with him – if you don’t, then you won’t pay!

Welcome aboard a 21’ Contender, ideal for up to 4 anglers. This vessel is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and comes with all safety equipment. Children of all ages are welcome and they can even try driving the boat under Capt. Bill’s supervision. On board, you’ll find Penn and Shimano fishing gear at the ready.

You’ll start fishing just 5 minutes from the dock, and Capt. Bill promises not to waste your time chasing bait. You’ll soon discover why bottom fishing off the coast of Amelia Island is some of the best in Northern Florida. Here you can target species both large and small, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and a variety of Sharks.

Trips offered through Fishtown Charters are flexible depending on your request and weather conditions. They also provide a fishing license and everything else you need. Capt. Bill will get in touch after you book your trip so he can personalize your experience.

Bring your family aboard today and enjoy making memories that will last a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - No Fish No Pay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    This trip is fun for the whole family! You will stay inshore, bottom fishing for anything the sea contains. Capt. Bill will confirm your exact departure time before the trip. If you don't catch any fish, you don't pay.
  • Private trip
    2.5 Hour Trip (AM) – Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    If you're planning to introduce your kid to the exciting world of fishing, this is the trip for you. Two and a half hours offer just enough time to target some inshore fish and get your young ones their first catch!
  • Private trip
    2.5 Hour Trip (PM) – Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    If you've got a few afternoon hours to spare and want to introduce your kid to the exciting world of fishing, this is the trip for you! There's just enough time to target some fun inshore fish and teach youngsters the ropes. All necessary gear is provided and you're free to bring along any drinks and snacks.
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About the Captain

Bill Supplee
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2017
Captain Bill Supplee is a third-generation charter captain with more than 40 years of experience. He has fished all over the Florida coastline, studying different species and how to target them best. He enjoys teaching first-time anglers how to fish, especially young children. You won't find a guide more knowledgeable and courteous than Capt. Bill!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Nurse) Shark (Nurse)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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Great Family Fishing trip on backwater
Great fishing trip. Captain Bill taught us so much
Captain Bill made it feel so welcomed and special!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Gerald Y.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Great Family Fishing trip on backwater

VERIFIED   August 16, 2020
Took my daughter out for first boat fishing trip.  Captain Bill started the morning with safety message (really important...
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John B.
Sanford, NC
 5.00
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Half day with Capt. Bill

VERIFIED   June 16, 2020
Capt Bill was a great host and very knowledgeable. Wife, son and I had a wonderful time from start to finish. We were put on...
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Christopher R.
Jacksonville, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip.

VERIFIED   August 21, 2020
Great day on the water. The Day started off slow with some bonnet head sharks, and we were bombarded with catfish, but by afternoon...
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Chad H.
Philadelphia, PA
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Fishing with Bill

VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
Bill had the weather up against our trip. The water was root beer and he still was able to give this philly kid a great day...
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Elizabeth F. O.
Marietta, GA
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 6, 2020
We would recommend Captain Bill to anyone. He was so knowledgeable on all the fish,tides, and everything to do with boating....
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