Amelia Island

21 Fishing Charters

Amelia Island Fishing Charters

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Amelia Island: 21 fishing charters available

Amelia Family Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $300

FreeGaff Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(23 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $650

Gonna Miss Her Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $450

Heavy Hitter Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(113 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $500

Big Fin Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(114 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $650

Fernandina Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(69 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $300

Amelia Light Tackle Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(4 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $275

Schmidt Happens Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $525

Beat The Oddz Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $500

Sea Dolphin Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(32 reviews)
Fernandina Beach
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trips from $400

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Amelia Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Amelia Island fishing trip is $469, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $963 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Amelia Family Fishing Charters, FreeGaff Sport Fishing, and Gonna Miss Her Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Amelia Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Amelia Island.

Amelia Family Fishing Charters, FreeGaff Sport Fishing, and Gonna Miss Her Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Amelia Island.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Black Drum, and Spotted Seatrout. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and backcountry fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The northernmost Sea Island is a popular angling destination, thanks to the variety of fishing options available here. Visiting anglers will easily find an Amelia Island fishing charter that suits them, whatever their goals may be. Encounter more than half a dozen different species on a single trip to the area’s rich fishing grounds. Seize the moment, and the Gulf Stream's proximity means you'll be rewarded with a variety of pelagics and bottom feeders.

If you enjoy backcountry fishing you’ll have plenty of Redfish to go after, along with Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, and Tarpon. Nearby reefs will put you on a variety of tasty Snapper and Grouper species. Head further offshore, and you’ll run into Kingfish, Cobia, Barracuda, Amberjack, and maybe even a Mahi Mahi or two if you’re lucky.

There’s a lot you can accomplish here, even with limited time on the water. Stay inshore and explore the hidden honey holes of the Amelia and St. Marys Rivers. These trips are perfect for kids not accustomed to the choppy open waters. Extended trips are perfect for nearshore outings and bottom fishing at the reefs. Finally, offshore charters require the most time, but the prizes always make them worth the effort.

While Amelia Island fishing charters launch from a number of places, you’ll find that most of them are based in Fernandina Beach, the lifeline of the entire island. Here, the Amelia Island Marina is the perfect place to begin your search for the perfect charter.
 

Rules & Regulations

As with elsewhere in Florida, a registered fishing charter will take care of all the fishing licenses you’ll need for a given trip. If you plan on going out on your own, however, you’ll need to buy a Florida fishing license.

Amelia Island
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The winter weather is traditionally fickle around Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting some big Reds by jigging with Shrimp.

February

If the weather inshore is not being very cooperative, it’s always a good idea to head out to the reefs where there’s plenty of delicious Gag Grouper waiting for you.

March

Black Drum will usually be embarking on their annual migration in March, making it a great time to get some fishing done, even a mere couple hundred yards from shore.

April

This time of year, offshore anglers will usually be focusing on bottom fishing, due to the more consistent bite, but Mahi Mahi will be coming closer if you want to do some trolling.

May

If you want to fish near the island, you’ve got more than a couple of options. Flounder and Sharks will congregate on the south end, with plenty of Sheepshead near the pier.

June

It’s the start of summer, and with it, reef fishing really kicks in. You’ll be able to fish for Red Snapper as close as 5-6 miles off the coast, a real angling treat.

July

Tarpon fishing is in full swing, so don’t miss out on the chance to fight the Silver King himself. Spinning or on the fly, it’s completely up to you.

August

Tiger Sharks will do their best to make trolling the reefs difficult, but most anglers treat it as a challenge to be overcome. Plenty of Kingfish and Barracuda are also around.

September

A good place to go after Flounder this time of year is on the northeast part of the shoreline, near Fort Clinch.

October

Still a bit early to go out to the Gulf, but the Kingfish and Cobia bite should be good enough to tide you over for the time being.

November

Most inshore anglers will be focusing on the nearby jetties so as to avoid the wind. Redfish, Sharks, and Seatrout are among the main targets.

December

The Seatrout bite should be picking up near the shoreline, along with a sizeable amount of Sheepshead. Reds will be all over the place in big numbers.

Amelia Island Fishing Calendar

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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
Get with Capt. Patrick for a great time. When I told him that I was wanting to fish for reds and trout he had no problem and made no hesitation on where to go. The weather was nice. A little cool in the morning but warmed up just enough to make it comfortable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with Capt. Patrick for a great time. When I told him that I was wanting to fish for reds and trout he had no problem and made no hesitation on where to go. The weather was nice. A little cool in the morning but warmed up just enough to make it comfortable.
Mike  H.
Mike H. Jacksonville, Florida
USE YOUR BACK AND NOT YOUR ARMS TO BRING IN THE FISH. BE PREPARED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
USE YOUR BACK AND NOT YOUR ARMS TO BRING IN THE FISH. BE PREPARED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME.
James  B.
James B. United States
Anything that bites. It is so fun to catch anything that makes you work so hard to get it to the boat..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Anything that bites. It is so fun to catch anything that makes you work so hard to get it to the boat..
Donnie  B.
Donnie B. Jesup, GA
Know what you want to fish for before booking your trip and make sure you have good communication with your captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know what you want to fish for before booking your trip and make sure you have good communication with your captain
Blake  C.
Blake C. Gay, GA
Tides are extremely important in saltwater fishing. Check the tides and fish available during your tide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tides are extremely important in saltwater fishing. Check the tides and fish available during your tide.
John  C.
John C. United States
Check out Spartina Tails Charter Fishing, I am not associated with them except as a client. Capt. Matt is friendly and very helpful. Plus he is great with kids.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out Spartina Tails Charter Fishing, I am not associated with them except as a client. Capt. Matt is friendly and very helpful. Plus he is great with kids.
Thom  P.
Thom P. Jacksonville, Florida
There is inland waters fishing and open ocean fishing, make sure you book the desired experience. Bring lots of sunscreen and a good hat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There is inland waters fishing and open ocean fishing, make sure you book the desired experience. Bring lots of sunscreen and a good hat!
Robert  B.
Robert B. Charlotte, NC
If youve never been on a fishing boat, definately take some dramamine beforehand.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If youve never been on a fishing boat, definately take some dramamine beforehand.
Dirk  S.
Dirk S. Alpharetta, Georgia
Use a knowledgeable charter captain. The sheepshead bite is incredible lately. Take the opportunity to learn of the interesting history of the area. Enjoy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a knowledgeable charter captain. The sheepshead bite is incredible lately. Take the opportunity to learn of the interesting history of the area. Enjoy!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Fernandina Beach, Florida
Nice weather. A different "school" of fish than early Spring or Summer of course.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nice weather. A different "school" of fish than early Spring or Summer of course.
William  G.
William G. Jacksonville, Florida

Sea Dolphin Charters
Sea Dolphin Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Definitely recommend this charter!! Captain is very friendly and knowledgeable of the area.
Mariah  M.
Mariah M. Longwood, Florida
Gonna Miss Her Fishing Charters
Gonna Miss Her Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
On way to Orlando stopped in Fernandina Beach for a few days with my son and decided to surprise him with a little fishing. We booked 1/2 day with Captain Patrick Hemphill. So glad we did! He was an amazing guide, super patient with us (both novices), kept us safe and made our trip fun. He is very knowledgeable of the area. We lucked up with phenomenal weather. I highly recommend him and hope to be able to book him again in the future.
Anderson  G.
Anderson G. Simpsonville, SC
Gonna Miss Her Fishing Charters
Gonna Miss Her Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Took my great nephew and his step-father out on Patrick's boat. New 25-foot Tidewater craft which is optimally rigged out for great fishing with maximum stability and plenty of room for 3-4 people to cast with no problem. Captain Patrick had all the bait and cold drinks that we needed. He was very impressive with his knowledge of various fishing spots and was a great person to be with. We enjoyed ourselves very much and would absolutely do it again.
James  H.
James H. FERNANDINA, FL
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
Awesome time, extremely knowledgable and good with kids. Caught a ton of different things, great time had by all
Eric  K.
Eric K. Atlantic Beach, FL
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Fish were not biting but the experience was great. Captain Scott and first mate Jimmy were great guides.
Michael  K.
Michael K. Portal, GA
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
We went out for a morning with Captain Keith today and had an incredible trip! Keith was kind and patient with our three kids and tremendously knowledgeable about not only the fish we were catching, but also the area - fishing wise as well as sightseeing. I would HIGHLY recommend him for any trip!
Rebecca  L.
Rebecca L. Stonewall, LA
Fernandina Fishing Charters
Fernandina Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Very professional and knowledgeable. We had a great morning on the water. He cleaned and prepped our fish and we went to the Salty Pelican to have them prepared for lunch. A wonderful Father’s Day!
Donetta  D.
Donetta D. Matthews, NC
Beat The Oddz Charters LLC
Beat The Oddz Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
It was all we wanted and more! My family has been geographically separated because of military and college and we wanted a fun Father’s Day. Captain Kenny and his first mate Murph were awesome. Of course I expected them to know all about the fishing but they gave us an amazing history lesson took. They were fun and so knowledgeable, I give them my highest recommendation!
Shirlene  O.
Shirlene O. Gardena, California
Beat The Oddz Charters LLC
Beat The Oddz Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(11 reviews)
Half day along the jetties. Grew was friendly and knowledgeble with good senses of humor. Caught a lot of Toad fish and bass. Too small to keep. Guys kept the lines over the side and baited constantly. No trophy catches but a fine day on the water.
RaffealaMarie  F.
RaffealaMarie F. FERNANDINA, FL
Spartina Tails Charter Fishing
Spartina Tails Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
I HIGHLY recommend Matt at Spartina Tails Charter Fishing. My son and I booked an all day outing and from start to finish Matt was professional, easy to communicate with and put us on fish all day. It was truly a day a couple of Nebraska sand pit fishermen won't forget!!!
Matt  C.
Matt C. Kearney, NE
Schmidt Happens Fishing
Schmidt Happens Fishing
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Go time, Go music, Excellent fish. Got to see some big sharks and catch some big fish!
Eric  N.
Eric N. Canadian, TX
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
This was a fun hands-on activity for our family to enjoy. Our kids loved it and would do it again. Captain Keith was very friendly, great with the kids, and provided excellent information about fishing.
Mary  A.  H.
Mary A. H. Social Circle, GA
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
4 boys ages 15, 16,18 and Dad. Alll had a great time! Everyone caught fish. The equipment was in condition good condition and up-to-date. The boat had a bimini and was also nice and clean. The captain was experienced and very knowledgeable the overall experience was great.
Holly  P.
Holly P. FERNANDINA, FL
Sea Dolphin Charters
Sea Dolphin Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We had a blast and caught Multiple species of fish. Recommend to anyone that wants to fish and have a relaxing time on a boat.
Louis  E.
Louis E. Mount Eden, KY
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
Couldn’t recommend more, especially if you have children. Kids had a blast and couldn’t have had a better day.
David  H.
David H. Peachtree City, GA
Heavy Hitter Charters
Heavy Hitter Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Another charter had issues with their boat and saddle had to cancel. Benny stepped in and saved our trip. Great guy and easy to work with. At first i wasn't sure how he could be so confident, but soon everything' he said would happen did. Not sorry we ended up with him. Will call again. Thanks for a great day.
David  H.
David H. Warner Robins, GA
FreeGaff Sport Fishing
FreeGaff Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
My family had a great time on our 6 hour trip. The captain and 1st mate spent a lot of time teaching my 12 yr old son how to use the equipment and reel in the catches. My son wanted to catch some big fish and this tour delivered! He caught a large Kingfish and a few sharks. The crew knew where to take the boat to get the catches we were looking for. My wife who never fishes even pulled in a Sea Bass. The crew made my son feel special and made for a great family outing!
Dan  B.
Dan B. Huntersville, NC
Heavy Hitter Charters
Heavy Hitter Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Benny went the extra mile to make sure my three grandboys had an amazing and memorable trip. They were BEYOND excited to catch and release (with their Dad’s help at times) four sharks! We thoroughly enjoyed our family adventure with Heavy Hitter Charters!
Sheree  F.
Sheree F. Fernandina Beach, Florida
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(163 reviews)
It was great fun and Keith and his first mate made sure the lines stayed out and we had bait on the hook. Trip was cut short by a popup storm but we had a blast!
Kristie  K.
Kristie K. Comer, GA
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
Absolute wonderful time on the water with Captain Keith and his mate. Put us on the fish and then put us to work reeling them in. Very friendly and conversational. Would recommend 100%
John  W.
John W. Nashville, TN