Capt. Doug Charters - ProperLady

Head out of Saint Augustine and enjoy Florida’s famous bluewater fishery! Captain Doug Goddard aboard the “Proper Lady” will get you to the best proven fish havens and put you on the hottest bite around!

You’ll fish aboard a 45’ Goddard – a premier fishing vessel capable of holding 8 anglers at the same time. She has a spacious back deck perfect for lining up with your buddies and casting some lines without bumping elbows. The boat was originally built in 1981 and fully rejuvenated in 2018, it’s the perfect combination of modern amenities and old-fashioned quality.

Capt. Doug will get you to check the bite for a wide range of pelagic species. There’s something for every angler in the waters off the coast of Saint Augustine! Anglers looking to flex their fishing muscles can hook up Amberjack and Cobia, some of the fiercest fighters pound-for-pound. If you’re looking to land some delicious treats you can go after Red and Mangrove Snapper, as well as Wahoo. Trophy-chasing fishers should go after Sailfish and Yellowfin Tuna – you might get a brag-worthy catch!

You’ll do high speed trolling for Wahoo and other species between February and April. You can also do bottom fishing, jigging, and drift fishing using light or heavy tackle. The tipping percentage for the First mate is 15% of the trip!

Explore the waters of Florida the right way – in the blue. Book a trip aboard the Proper Lady today and cast off on an angling adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Oct 15
    $1,450
    price breakdown
    $1,450
    DISCOUNT for military members. Hit the offshore waters of Florida for this 8-hour excursion. You will target Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Red Snapper (when in season), various Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Bull Shark, and many other species.
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About the Captain

Doug Goddard
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2017
Born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay. Working as a waterman. Fishing is my love and therapy. Have been fishing here in FL now since 1985.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Goddard 45 (Dive boat) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2013. Powered by a 525HP C-9 CAT engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Renae T.
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome Trip!!!!

VERIFIED   August 16, 2020
Captain Doug and right hand man Joe are awesome!  Boat is super clean and rides smooth!  Captain knew exactly where...
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Kellie B.
Toccoa, Georgia
 5.00
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Whole day fishing with Captain Doug

VERIFIED   June 16, 2020
Wow, I can not give enough stars!!! This was a unbelievable trip! The Cap and first mate were on fire and made the experience...
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Bill H.
Oppelo, AR
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VERIFIED   September 3, 2020
Great fishing trip. Captain and mate were very friendly, helpful and worked hard to make sure we caught fish. We appreciate...
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Charles P.
Clermont, Florida
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
Captain and first mate were great and made sure we were able to catch a lot of fish! Highly recommend!
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VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
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