Fernandina Beach Fishing Charters

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Fernandina Beach Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Fernandina Beach

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Fernandina Beach, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Fernandina Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Fernandina Beach fishing trip is $509, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,081 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Fernandina Beach that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Fernandina Beach are:

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Many fishing charters in Fernandina Beach provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Fernandina Beach are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Fernandina Beach are:
  • 1-hour fishing trips – $250
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $343
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $438
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $537
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $763
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $910
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $800
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,350
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,750
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,500

Located on Florida’s Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach got its name in honor of Spain’s King Ferdinand VII. This isn’t the only connection it has to nobility, though. With the amount of famous exotic fish and prized game species calling these waters home, Fernandina Beach fishing charters give you the chance to hook some serious Floridian royalty!

Inshore, the bountiful Intracoastal Waterway, winding backwaters, inlets, and jetties hold Redfish, Trout, Drum, Flounder, and Tarpon. For anglers looking to pack their cooler, local reefs offer Grouper, Sheepshead, Cobia, Kingfish, and others! Opt for a federally-licensed charter and offshore Mahi Mahi will also be within reach.

A half day trip allows for plenty of angling action and is perfect for novice anglers and groups with kids. If you extend your trip by a couple of hours, you’ll get a better chance at maxing out on your limit, making these 3/4 day trips well worth it. Finally, full day adventures are typically reserved for offshore adventures to the federal waters.
 
In Fernandina Beach, you can find charters sprinkled throughout the town. Fernandina Harbor Marina is one of the popular locations as it gives quick access to some of the area’s best inshore spots. Closer to the Saint Marys Entrance is the Dee Dee Bartels Public Boat Ramp, a popular launching point for offshore trips.
 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing permits for guest anglers are covered by all licensed saltwater fishing charters in Florida. If you plan on fishing with a professional captain, you won’t need to worry about buying a fishing license. If going alone, you’ll need a Florida fishing license before baiting your hook. You can purchase these online or at any local bait shop.

Fernandina Beach
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

One of your new year’s resolutions should definitely involve heading down to Fernandina Beach in January for some first-class fishing! Sheepshead are especially rife around the reefs.

February

The Sheepshead bite only gets better, so make sure you opt for a federally-licensed charter that’ll take you out to the plentiful reefs. Inshore, Redfish are biting hard around the jetties!

March

With the Redfish bite staying strong, March is an excellent time to visit – head to the shallows and jetty waters to target this species. Black Drum are plentiful around the reefs.

April

March winds may bring April showers, but that shouldn’t stop you from fishing! Around the reefs, Cobia start to make an appearance. Want to battle feisty Wahoo? Head offshore for your angling adventure.

May

As the weather heats up, so does the fishing – huge Cobia lurk around the reefs, Tarpon are inshore, and Mahi Mahi appear offshore. After you’ve got your fill, head to the annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival!

June

Whether you want to battle Tarpon in the shallows, hook bull Reds, plumb the depths of the reefs for huge Kingfish, target Wahoo and Mahi Mahi offshore, you’ll have your pick of the bunch in June! 

July

Offshore fishing is particularly fun in July, with Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna just waiting for you to come and hook them. The reefs are brimming with tasty Kingfish, so opting for a federally-licensed charter is a must!

August

Reef and offshore fishing stays strong. Mix up your angling action with a visit to the annual Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo, and see how the experts do it! Pick up some tips and tricks, then hook a trophy-sized catch.

September
If you’re looking for first-class inshore fishing, come visit now! The waters around the jetties are especially productive. Combined with mild weather, this is the perfect time for a family-friendly vacation.
 
October
Jetty fishing stays strong, with huge bull Redfish and Shark species on offer. Hardcore anglers should come visit for the chance to battle the last of the Tarpon – don’t miss your chance to hook the “Silver King!”
 
November

This is when the season slows down, but inshore fishing still provides plenty of exciting opportunities for anglers looking to take advantage of quieter waters. Target the last of the bull Redfish, as well as Black Drum.

December

If you’re looking to take home some tasty table fare, December sees Fernandina Beach’s waters brimming with Spotted Seatrout. If you want the jetties and backwaters all to yourself, this is a great time to visit!

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Mild weather, lots of different species of fish, lots of different areas like jetties, flats, creeks, etc.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mild weather, lots of different species of fish, lots of different areas like jetties, flats, creeks, etc.
Scott  F.
Scott F.
Make sure you are dressed weather appropriate and always prepared with sunscreen!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are dressed weather appropriate and always prepared with sunscreen!!
Tamra  H.
Tamra H.
The water was a it choppy in some areas, but that was due the remains of a storm I believe.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The water was a it choppy in some areas, but that was due the remains of a storm I believe.
Michelle  Z.
Michelle Z. Walton, KY
Get some sleep before you go. You will need your strength! Them big fish will wear you out!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get some sleep before you go. You will need your strength! Them big fish will wear you out!
Elijah  B.
Elijah B. Juliette, GA
You need to know that there is only a 5 day fishing window for red snapper. If you aren't in that window then you will not get to keep your snapper you catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You need to know that there is only a 5 day fishing window for red snapper. If you aren't in that window then you will not get to keep your snapper you catch.
Travis  H.
Travis H. Sweetwater, TN
Love Fernandina Beach super nice place, and the people are super nice. Would definitely go back again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Love Fernandina Beach super nice place, and the people are super nice. Would definitely go back again!
Denise  C.
Denise C. Jacksonville, FL
Don't let the weather forecast prevent you from going. Chances are you'll have a great experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't let the weather forecast prevent you from going. Chances are you'll have a great experience
Jeff  R.
Jeff R. Kennesaw, GA
Book with Freegaff Fishing Sports- amazing and knowledgeable and will put you on the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Freegaff Fishing Sports- amazing and knowledgeable and will put you on the fish!
Bridgette  A.  S.
Bridgette A. S. Perry, GA
Don’t come with expectations, different fish hit at different times and seasons. We caught fish and had a great time but just not what we were expecting keep that in mind!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t come with expectations, different fish hit at different times and seasons. We caught fish and had a great time but just not what we were expecting keep that in mind!
Aaron  P.
Aaron P. Sun City, AZ
Definitely Sliders restaurant and grill for breakfast before the trip there's time to catch a nice sunrise before the trip. Definitely take your fresh caught cash to restaurant 251 they will prepare for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely Sliders restaurant and grill for breakfast before the trip there's time to catch a nice sunrise before the trip. Definitely take your fresh caught cash to restaurant 251 they will prepare for you.
Robert  B.
Robert B. Okatie, SC
Book for the day! It's never long enough! Thank you Captin Keith for a great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book for the day! It's never long enough! Thank you Captin Keith for a great trip!
Dan  G.
Dan G. Amherst, NH
Every kind of fish that we caught was with shrimp! Shrimp is king in Fernandina Beach!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Every kind of fish that we caught was with shrimp! Shrimp is king in Fernandina Beach!
Daniel  F.
Daniel F. Greenville, SC
If you are fishing for the first time in Fernandina Beach, look up Captain Bennett and Liberty Sport Fishing. He will put you on the fish and make your day a very memorable one.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing for the first time in Fernandina Beach, look up Captain Bennett and Liberty Sport Fishing. He will put you on the fish and make your day a very memorable one.
Ken  H.
Ken H. Canton, GA
Book a trip with Captain Keith!! We had a great time and he was extremely helpful ! We will definitely book again !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Keith!! We had a great time and he was extremely helpful ! We will definitely book again !
Brenda  B.
Brenda B. Spencer, IN
Bring youngsters to enjoy their delight in catching any kind and any size of fish. It is far better than catching them yourself.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring youngsters to enjoy their delight in catching any kind and any size of fish. It is far better than catching them yourself.
David  H.
David H. Canonsburg, PA
It will be a hot day for sure so make sure you have appropriate clothes sunscreen and lots of water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It will be a hot day for sure so make sure you have appropriate clothes sunscreen and lots of water!
George  F.
George F. Murrysville, PA
The king mackerel was an amazing fishing experience.looking forward to a bottom trip next!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The king mackerel was an amazing fishing experience.looking forward to a bottom trip next!!
Wayne  B.
Wayne B. Bettendorf, Iowa
Book with Captain Scott. The Captain and Mate are a good team that will put you on fish, and do whatever it takes to be successful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Scott. The Captain and Mate are a good team that will put you on fish, and do whatever it takes to be successful.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Smoke Rise, GA
Good fishing as long as you understand or have fishing history that weather, fresh water from rain, tides and time of day will affect the bite. It’s fishing not catching
Very good
4.0 / 5
Good fishing as long as you understand or have fishing history that weather, fresh water from rain, tides and time of day will affect the bite. It’s fishing not catching
Anthony  A.
Anthony A. Fernandina Beach, FL
Look at reviews and match up with your groups experience, expectations, etc...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at reviews and match up with your groups experience, expectations, etc...
Donald  M.
Donald M. Palm Harbor, FL

Heavy Hitter Charters
Heavy Hitter Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(156 reviews)
My three-year-old and my 11-year-old had a blast! We caught many whiting (which, by the way, were delicious!), and we caught two sharks. Oh, and we saw wild horses on the beach and dolphins! Captain Benny was super patient with the kids and with us. Def recommend with or without kids.
Melissa  V.
Melissa V.
Big Fin Charters
Big Fin Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Captain Michael was very knowledgeable about the area, the fish and how to work with us newbies. We had a lot of fun, caught a bunch of whiting which he cleaned for us and we took to a nearby restaurant that cooked up our fresh catch. Released a few fun catches including a baby shark and a toad fish.
Peter  S.
Peter S.
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Had a great trip with my son. Fish catching started off slow but picked up and we caught red fish, speckled trout, black drum, and snapper. Jesse is an excellent captain, very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. You will not regret going with him.
Bryan  G.
Bryan G.
Big Fin Charters
Big Fin Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
We booked a 10 hour off shore, but the sea was too rough. Instead of canceling the trip, captain recommended a 4 hour inland fishing trip. We caught some fish, captain cleaned up the fish for us. We took it to a nearby restaurant to have fish cooked for us for lunch. Michael was very good with our kids and knowledge of the area. Overall, we had a nice experience!
Yuliya  M.
Yuliya M.
Amelia Island Charter Fishing LLC
Amelia Island Charter Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Me and my 6 yr old son went out and got his first fish! The captain was patience and helped my son plenty. All in all a good day!
Carolyn  O.
Carolyn O.
Liberty Sport Fishing
Liberty Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
What a great experience for our family! Capt. Harbour kept us on the fish, cleaned them and put em on ice so we could get them home. He came highly recommended and did not disappoint! I didn't get a lot of pictures- we were enjoying the experience.
Tina  C.
Tina C. Jacksonville, Florida
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
We had a wonderful experience with Captain Jesse! It was our first time fishing the rivers/jetties where we caught HUGE red fish. We chose to do the 5 hour inshore trip and I’m glad we did; it was such a beautiful scenery. Jesse was professional and super knowledgeable. I will be booking again! Thanks again, Captain!
Troy  S.
Troy S.
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Couldn't be more pleased! Jesse did a great job, put us on good fish, knew the history of the area and was overall a great host. He also gave extra help to those that needed it. Great trip!
Milan  E.
Milan E.
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Great chárter, caught so Many cool fish. Loved the experience AND learned so much
Vicki-lynne  G.
Vicki-lynne G.
Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters – Hoodeux
Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters – Hoodeux
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(11 reviews)
Tim knows his stuff. We had a slow day of fishing due to the full moon and “King Tide”. Tim tried many spots and kept us entertained our entire trip. Tim is an extremely hospitable captain. The gear was in very good condition. I would charter with him again in a heartbeat! Dan
Dan  S.
Dan S.
Big Fin Charters
Big Fin Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
We booked with Big Fin. Captain was awesome, very approachable and knowledgeable. He keeps a clean boat and tackle is great.
Scott  M.
Scott M.
Schmidt Happens Fishing
Schmidt Happens Fishing
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(62 reviews)
Bryce put us on great spot to catch 3 bull reds and 2 keeper reds plus black drum and mixed bag
Steve  M.
Steve M.
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
Captain and fist mate were first rate. Family cannot wait to go back again real soon.
VIVIAN  C.
VIVIAN C.
Big Fin Charters
Big Fin Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Caught some nice Redfish a Black Drum and a couple shark. Capt. Michael did a great job and worked to find the fish. Much appreciated.
Greg  C.
Greg C.
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
It was a great day on the water with captain Jesse. We caught fish in every spot, with every method and bait we used. Jesse knew the water, was easy to get along with and was just as excited as us to catch fish. I definitely recommend him and would book again with him no doubt.
Scott  F.
Scott F.
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
We love Jesse! He’s great! We caught several but got two large flounder that Jesse cleaned and filleted for us to take. Jesse has a lot of knowledge about the island history and he knows the best spots. Fishing with him has become an annual event for us during our vacation and our son was so excited to go with him again! Thank you! See you next year!
Leslie  B.
Leslie B.
Beat The Oddz Charters LLC
Beat The Oddz Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Captain and his crew work hard all day putting us on the fish. Even though the redfish didn’t want to cooperate, many others did.
Bill  Y.
Bill Y.
D&R Charters Fernandina Beach, Fl
D&R Charters Fernandina Beach, Fl
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Captain Dave had us on the big fish all day. Great fishing on a great boat.
Mike  M.
Mike M.
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Jesse did a great job getting us on the fish. We had a blast. He made sure we had lines in the water and was always working to catch fish. He was also very knowledgeable about area and shared a lot of really cool history. I’ll be back for sure!
Allen  B.
Allen B.
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(294 reviews)
Captain Keith was by far my favorite of many charter fishing trips this year. He was accommodating to our wide range of ages and skill levels. Highly recommend!
Leslie  G.
Leslie G.

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