If you’re looking for a place where you have countless estuaries, hidden bays and inlets, and all-round excellent inshore fishing, you’re looking for Fernandina Beach. Sea Dolphin Charters have been fishing the area for years and you can rely on them to take you to the best fishing spots around and put you on the hottest bite!

You will fish from a 21’ center console, manufactured by Polar. Her shallow draft allows her to scurry up to the hardest-to-reach inlets and inshore waters, putting you right where the action is. She also has a wireless trolling motor, so you can sneak up to the spookiest fish and keep your cast steady once you get there. A t-top is there as well, to keep you cool from the Floridian sun.

Captain Gerald Wilder will be your guide and assistant on this fishing journey. You will go after a wide variety of exciting local species such as Redfish, Black Drums, Flounders, Blacktip Sharks, Spotted Seatrouts, Whitings, and anything else you may run across in these bountiful waters! The techniques used will mainly be fishing with light tackle, although fly fishing is also available, for the adventurous anglers. Live bait is available on this charter, mainly being Shrimp, a favorite on the local fish’s menu.

Sea Dolphin Charters has a minimum age policy for children, kids aged 6 and above are welcome on board. Customers can find free parking at the marina. Customers are advised to bring polarized sunglasses, adequate clothing, and sunscreen. Live bait is prepared in advance, so you can just get out there and fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    This trip will take you fishing the bountiful waters around Fernandina Beach. You will target a variety of species such as Redfish, Black Drum, Flounders, Spotted Seatrouts, Whiting, Blacktip Sharks, and others you may run into. All required equipment is provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $325
    If you're looking for a quick jaunt to get some fishing done, this is the right trip for you. You will target various species such as Black Drum, Flounders, Blacktip Sharks, Redfish, Whitings, Spotted Seatrouts, and any other you may run into. All the equipment you may need is provided by the charter.
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About the Captain

Gerald Wilder
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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22 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2017
I was born and raised here in the Amelia Island area. My father was a commercial shrimper for 40 years. We worked on the shrimp boat during summers. My family also had Littlefield fish camp during my teenage years, so I am well acquainted with the local waters. My goal is to go out and be safe and catch fish, with sightseeing along the way. I enjoy watching people catch fish and having a good time. We take out a lot of kids, and they are always welcome.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Polar (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Four hours of pure enjoyment

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 22, 2021
Scheduled this charter with the wife for our honeymoon. It was perfect as she had zero experience saltwater fishing. Our captain...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 14, 2021
Gerald was great to tour with and very accommodating. We changed our trip date/time a couple of times very last minute due...
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Terry S.
Brunswick, GA
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Half day with Captain Gerald

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 6, 2021
First time fishing trip for our girls to have fun before going back to school.  Caught many varieties of fish the girls have...
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Clayton, GA
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Great Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on June 21, 2021
Took my daughter on her first ocean fishing trip. It couldn’t have been any better. Caught lots of fish and had a great time....
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4 hour trip with Captain Gerald

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on May 28, 2021
We had a great time! The weather was perfect and we caught a lot of fish. Captain Gerald was great! He showed us the old fort,...
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FAQs about Sea Dolphin Charters

Sea Dolphin Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Sea Dolphin Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (Large ice chest )

Trips booked with Sea Dolphin Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License (Coast Guard and State of Fl., fully insured)

Sea Dolphin Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Creeks, Oyster bed areas, docks, structures )
  • Backcountry Fishing

Sea Dolphin Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Small corks with live Shrimp)
  • Bottom Fishing (Bluefish, Whiting, Sharks)
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sea Dolphin Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Whiting