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
    3 Hour Trip (Great for kids)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $325
    This kid-friendly 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. You must bring at least one kid to this trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    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.
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About the Captain

Gerald Wilder
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
46 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
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

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
Creeks, Oyster bed areas, docks, structures
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Small corks with live Shrimp
Bottom Fishing
Bluefish, Whiting, Sharks
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Large ice chest

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Coast Guard and State of Fl., fully insured

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (42)
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Awesome experience!
Awesome experience!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Roberta M.
Atlantic Beach, Florida
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome experience!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on November 27, 2022
We went out and the fish were a little slow, but Our lovely Capt. Gerald did not give up! He kept taking us to different locations...
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Tara T.
Kennesaw, GA
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip with Captain Gerald

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on September 19, 2022
We had an amazing time fishing with Captain Gerald. He took us to different sites where we caught a large variety of fish (reds,...
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Don M.
Charlotte, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on December 29, 2022
Another great day of fishing. We slayed them today. Caught 15 fish.
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Chris M.
Orange Park, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3 and a half hour trip with Cap. Gerald

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (Great for kids) on July 7, 2022
Cap was amazing. He was super funny and really knew how to do his job. Made it a great experience for someone who is new to...
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Don M.
Charlotte, NC
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on December 28, 2022
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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 (Great for kids) (3 hours)
  • $375 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