Jekyll Island Fishing Charters

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Jekyll Island: 58 fishing charters available
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trips from US $400
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trips from US $300
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4.8 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Jekyll Island

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Jekyll Island, Georgia are: Full list of top fishing charters in Jekyll Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Jekyll Island fishing trip is US $482, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $686 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Jekyll Island that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Jekyll Island 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 Jekyll Island are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Jekyll Island are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $300
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $440
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $489
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $711
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,250

Fishing in Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is a popular vacation destination. But did you know that it's also an angler's paradise? This coastal gem boasts river, sound, and ocean waters. It's only fitting that the island is the ultimate fishing playground, dotted with both inshore and offshore opportunities. To check these hotspots out, team up with one of the top-notch Jekyll Island fishing charters.

Local to the area, these captains know where the Redfish, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and Tarpon hideouts are. Not only will they show you what the shallows have in store, but they'll also take you to where Sheepshead, Tripletail, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Snapper, and Cobia bite. Be it a bluewater pursuit or shore angling, Jekyll Island fishing charters are your go-to professionals.

There’s more good news in that you have a variety of fishing approaches at your disposal throughout the whole year. You can engage in anything from wading, fly fishing, and surf casting, to deep sea fishing. You can book a 4 hour trip to rummage around the shallows for Reds or you can embark on a full day offshore journey to chase Mahi Mahi in the Gulf Stream.

Apart from the plethora of fish species and the multitude of angling methods, Jekyll Island boasts numerous fishing spots, too. Fishing piers, Driftwood Beach, Harbor Marina, the Public Boat Ramp, St. Andrew's Beach… there's a corner for everyone! For local insight and a memorable angling experience, we recommend reaching out to Jekyll Island fishing charters.

Rules & Regulations

If you're angling with a licensed charter fishing company, you don't have to worry about permits. Your captain will take care of them. If you plan to fish on your own, you'll need a valid Georgia fishing license. So, before you wet your line in Jekyll Island's waters, buy your license ahead of time. Also, make sure you're familiar with the latest rules and regulations regarding bag and size limits.

Jekyll Island Fishing Seasons

January

The wrecks near the south end of the island are brimming with huge Bull Reds and Sheepshead this time of year. The old lighthouse will keep you company while you await the bite.

February

The flats are still clear enough for some good sight fishing to be done. Seeing schools of fish in inches-deep water is almost as exciting as hooking them.

March

It’s still a bit early for Tripletail, and the strong northern winds will be your main obstacle in getting fish. A good idea is to drift shrimp at a relative distance from the fish.

April

More and more sharks will be moving in as the month goes on, with the best place to find them being a mile or two southeast of Jekyll Island.

May

The second half of May usually marks a great start as far as offshore fishing goes. You shouldn’t have to go more than a dozen miles out to find reefs teeming with Cobia.

June

This is when you can expect Tripletail to move further inshore to sounds and rivers. Try using Pogies and live Shrimp for the best results when going after them there.

July

f the water is warm enough, we can expect to see some serious Tarpon moving in around this time. 80°F is what everyone is hoping to see, and it is usually the case.

August

Around the end of summertime, the anglers who aren’t knee-deep in Tarpon are the ones focused on Sharks. Offshore fishing is also amazing, but it’s hard to ignore the Silver King.

September

September is usually when inshore fishing picks up again. From Redfish to Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder, you can get real diversity out of your trip.

October

White Shrimp is considered to be the best Georgia has to offer in terms of seafood, so do yourself a favor and try it while it’s in season, because it won’t be for very long.

November

Expect to hear local anglers mention the “Redfish roundup.” This means the Bull Reds go into a feeding frenzy, giving you a perfect chance to help them out.

December

The reefs close to St. Andrews Beach continue to be home to plenty of Black Seabass and Bull Redfish, while the clear inshore waters make for fantastic sight fishing.

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What anglers said about fishing in Jekyll Island

Go with the recommendation of your captain based on the tides, but the middle of the day is HOT! My family was ready to head in at noon. I would recommend the morning or evening if the tides agree.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the recommendation of your captain based on the tides, but the middle of the day is HOT! My family was ready to head in at noon. I would recommend the morning or evening if the tides agree.
Spartina Adventures
Spartina Adventures Roswell, GA
Use captain tim of spartina adventures to learn everything you need to know
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use captain tim of spartina adventures to learn everything you need to know
Spartina Adventures
Spartina Adventures Macon, GA
Fishing Jekyll island is a great experience. The only issue with fishing in July is obviously the heat. So as long as you are prepared for the heat and sun, you will be fine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing Jekyll island is a great experience. The only issue with fishing in July is obviously the heat. So as long as you are prepared for the heat and sun, you will be fine.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I Bonaire, Georgia
I would recommend anglers fishing to anyone. They are the only ones I will go with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend anglers fishing to anyone. They are the only ones I will go with.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Definitely, Cpt. Tim is an excellent teacher for new and experienced anglers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely, Cpt. Tim is an excellent teacher for new and experienced anglers.
Spartina Adventures
Spartina Adventures Athens, GA
Captain Chris with Island Catch Charters is the best!! Highly recommend!!??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Chris with Island Catch Charters is the best!! Highly recommend!!??
Island Catch Charters
Island Catch Charters Decatur, GA
Talk to the captain and get pointers to prepare for the day. He'll be able to provide all the details you need to have a safe and fun day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain and get pointers to prepare for the day. He'll be able to provide all the details you need to have a safe and fun day.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I Brunswick, Georgia
Charter a boat with Captain Shelby. The boat leaves out of Jekyl Marina instead of having to drive over to the mainland near St. Simons
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a boat with Captain Shelby. The boat leaves out of Jekyl Marina instead of having to drive over to the mainland near St. Simons
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II Cary, NC
Just like any other fishing trip, dress in layers, and wear comfortable clothing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just like any other fishing trip, dress in layers, and wear comfortable clothing.
Spartina Adventures
Spartina Adventures Kingsland, GA
Whitting we’re all that we’re biting this time of year but we were on the bite, so had a lot of fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Whitting we’re all that we’re biting this time of year but we were on the bite, so had a lot of fun!
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I Wauwatosa, WI
Check in with Anglers 1 in advance. These guys are really good and will book up quickly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check in with Anglers 1 in advance. These guys are really good and will book up quickly.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I Brunswick, GA
We had a blast . The crew was awsome .I highly recommend captain Andy and crew to anyone
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a blast . The crew was awsome .I highly recommend captain Andy and crew to anyone
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I Cochran, Georgia

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Jekyll Island?

Spartina Adventures
Spartina Adventures
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Left on time Tim had us on fish early and often. Very pretty area and weather was excellent.
Mike  F.
Mike F.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(213 reviews)
Good trip. Fish werent biting much, no keepers and cold weather did not help
Gregg  S.
Gregg S.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Had a great time fishing! Finished the day with a 40 minute fight with a 150 lb stingray. Captain. Did a great job helping us get that monster to the boat. Great time!
Kevin  S.
Kevin S.
Island Catch Charters
Island Catch Charters
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
The Captain is experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. The boat is great for fishing and would be great for sight seeing as well. Fishing in the afternoon always seems to be challenging, but we caught plenty of good size fish including Black Drum, Whiting, Rays, and a Shark. Sighting a couple of manatees was a bonus!
Gerald  V.  M.
Gerald V. M.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
It was our first trip, but definitely won't be our last. We had a great time with a very knowledgeable Captain, that made our day everything we'd expected and more. Captain Shelby was the best! Look forward to next time!!
Conrad  S.
Conrad S.
Island Catch Charters
Island Catch Charters
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Captain Chris was great. He treated us like family and made sure the littles had plenty of action. We also seen bald eagles, manatees and dolphins. We hooked a 70lb sting ray too! Amazing trip. Check him out.
Erik  R.
Erik R.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Very good
3.7 / 5
(43 reviews)
My wife and I had a good trip this morning with captain Andy and crew. Winds have been difficult all week but finally got on the water. We had 6 good fish to take home. They gave my wife the right amount of help and had her catching fish quick.
Garry  G.
Garry G.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
We had a great time fishing and hanging out with two wonderful people. Helped us catch plenty of fish but didn’t patronize us, let us be apart of the experience which made it special and our own. Thanks again guys, we’ll do it again !
Stephen  W.
Stephen W. New Castle, IN
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
Caught this 3.5 foot wide stingray with Captain Shelby. Great fight. Will go again. Hope everyone stays safe with Hurricane Idalia coming through.
David  B.
David B. Cannelton, IN
Island Catch Charters
Island Catch Charters
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Chris and Crystal were absolutely awesome. They were on their feet hooking lines nonstop. Captain Chris went above and beyond teaching fishing technique, photographing everything for us, and running DJ.
Tamara  A.
Tamara A.
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
It was an excellent day catching a wide variety of Fish, Sharks, Trout, Reds, Jack and lady fish!
Bill  B.
Bill B. Richmond Hill, Georgia
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
Captain Andy and Nate were great! We had a great time! Would definitely recommend if you want a knowledgeable fun crew and want to feel your rod bend!
Brad  V.
Brad V. Warwick, RI
Island Catch Charters
Island Catch Charters
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Great kids trip. Captain Chris was very patient and a great teacher. We caught lots of smaller fish perfect for kids and even got a huge stingray. He told us about the different kinds of fish and made sure we got lots of pictures. 10 out of 10. Definitely recommend. Next year we will book with him again
Angela  M.
Angela M. Kennesaw, Georgia
Island Catch Charters
Island Catch Charters
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
CHRIS WAS EXCELLENT AND EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS. WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TRIP
TONYA  L.
TONYA L. Eastman, Georgia
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler II
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
We had an awesome time. Captain Shelby took us to where the fish were biting and we had a great time. This was our first time fishing nearshore. We are planning another trip this fall.
Kimberley  H.
Kimberley H. Covington, GA
Island Catch Charters
Island Catch Charters
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Had a great time out with captain Chris, the fatherland and I decided to do a 4 hour fishing trip while visiting st simons island and we had a blast we caught a couple drums,tod fish,crockers,and stingrays. Words couldnt explain how great captain Chris he doesn't just take you fishing he will teach you and knowledge you about the fish you are catching he also gets very excited when your having fun and catching fishing.
Daniel  H.
Daniel H. Ellenboro, WV
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
Captain and crew were exceptional! We had a great time. Caught a lot of fish varieties. Highly recommend their service.
David  L.
David L. Aurora, IN
Spartina Adventures
Spartina Adventures
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Tim! He was knowledgeable and made us feel like we'd known him our entire lives! I would recommend this trip and captain to anyone!
Randall  P.
Randall P. Factoryville, PA
Island Catch Charters
Island Catch Charters
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Cap'n Chris was soooo knowledgeable and taught the beginners everything we needed to know! So patient with our lack of understanding. Great stories and so personable so fun!
Charles  V.
Charles V. Knoxville, TN
Spartina Adventures
Spartina Adventures
Fishing charter in Jekyll Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(109 reviews)
Captain Tim put us on fish (though they were too small to keep) and we had a good time.
Jay  H.
Jay H.

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