Fishtown Charters - 21'

Fishtown Charters offers family oriented fishing trips out of Fernandina Beach, FL. Join Capt. Bill, 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, originally built in 1989 and restored in 2015. This vessel is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and comes with all safety equipment. She can carry up to four passengers in comfort. Children of all ages are welcome and they can even try driving the boat under Capt. Bill’s supervision. On board you will find Penn and Shimano fishing gear at the ready.

You will be able to start fishing just five minutes from the dock, and Capt. Bill promises not to waste your time chasing bait. You will 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. A four hour trip means you don’t have to sacrifice your comfort by spending all day on the water. At the same time, Capt. Bill will make sure you fish at a relaxed pace so you don’t feel rushed.

Fishtown Charters provides a fishing license and everything else you need. You may keep your catch and it will be cleaned and filleted for you (please note that some species are catch and release only). 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
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Kids Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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 Kids Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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!
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About the Captain

Bill Supplee
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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6 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2017
Capt. Bill is a third generation charter captain with more than 40 years of experience. He has fished all over the Florida coast line, 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!

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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

Bottom Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

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 3 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

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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4.67
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Brook F.
Charlotte, NC
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VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
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Nancy S.
Riviera Beach, FL
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VERIFIED   February 10, 2020
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Shannon H.
Indian Trail, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   April 7, 2018
We had a great trip. Our Caption was very knowledgeable of the area.
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Kevin W.
Westville, FL
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VERIFIED   June 29, 2018
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Jerry S.
Orlando, Florida
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Half Day backwater with Captain Bill

VERIFIED   March 25, 2018
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