Amelia Island

21 Fishing Charters

Amelia Island Fishing Charters

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Amelia Island: 21 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
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4.9 / 5
(61 reviews)
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4.8 / 5
(52 reviews)
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
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trips from $650
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4.9 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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4.7 / 5
(194 reviews)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Amelia Island

According to customer reviews, Amelia Family Fishing Charters, Amelia Light Tackle Charters, and Sea Dolphin Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Amelia Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Amelia Island.

The average price for a private 4 hour Amelia Island fishing trip is $497, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,073 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Amelia Family Fishing Charters, Amelia Light Tackle Charters, and Sea Dolphin 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 Tarpon. 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
4.6 / 5
Based on 26613 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.

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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
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
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

FreeGaff Sport Fishing
FreeGaff Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
By far one of the best fishing with family experiences that anyone could ask for. We were instantly surprised by how quick we were on a great fishing spot. Highly recommended for group of six for friends and families looking for a great fishing time.
Pedro  G.
Pedro G. Kent, WA
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Half day trip with my husband and kiddos. I like that he has a first mate with him to help assist with everything and that made the trip more relaxing. He knew where the fishing spots were and we had a nice catch. The 1st mate even cleaned the catch for us. I will definitely choose him again. The only thing I would change is if he offered life jackets bc I would’ve brought them myself. Other than that: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Takira  R.
Takira R. Tallahassee, FL
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
My wife, Father-in-law, and myself thoroughly enjoyed our time fishing with Capt. Scott and his first mate Rodney, it was an enjoyable trip with a few whitey, a spot fish, flounder, and one very large 60-70 pound stingray. We would have had a more productive trip but the weather was not cooperating. 20-25 mph winds, but a very fun day and Capt. Scott and Rodney are quite fun to go with. Highly recommend!
Kenny  F.
Kenny F. Atlanta, Georgia
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Great captain with a fun personality!! He was incredible with my two young children teaching them how to fish, we had a great time!
Bryan  A.
Bryan A. Athens, GA
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(261 reviews)
Went out for three hours with Captain Keith and it was outstanding for my two kids 11 and 8. He knows where the fish are! Also, very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. My son caught a huge shark!
Nathaniel  S.
Nathaniel S. Jacksonville, FL
Reel Amelia
Reel Amelia
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Captain Chad had us on fish the whole 5 hour off shore trip. Lots of variety of species and great fighters too. I’ve never been disappointed when fishing with Reel Amelia.
Mike  C.
Mike C. FERNANDINA, FL
Fernandina Fishing Charters
Fernandina Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Fun trip we caught one keeper and had a great time. Capt is knowledgeable about spots to go to. Would recommend
Patrick  C.
Patrick C. Nicholasville, KY
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Jesse was the best! On time, conversationalist, a good teacher and a good captain! We were ourselves when we were with him. So many fishes we caught! It was amazing to even get extra hours with him. He never let us go until we were satisfied! A+! Book now!
Mae  L.
Mae L. Dennis, Massachusetts
Big Fin Charters
Big Fin Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Fantastic day on the water, Michael was a great host and an even better fisherman. Michael put us on some great fish and we landed two great Cobia which weighed in around 60lbs. Awesome day and highly recommended!!
Mark  D.
Mark D. Virginia Beach, VA
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(261 reviews)
Captain Keith was super friendly and very knowledgeable. We caught fish till our arms gave out. Also saw dolphins and turtles. Highly recommend!!
Stephanie  S.
Stephanie S.
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
weather and tide was good but capt jessie and his local experience helped us catch some fish.....he has the fish pictures..... i will definitely go back with him !
James  G.
James G. Statesboro, GA
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(261 reviews)
We had an excellent experience going on a half day fishing trip with Captain Keith. He was very professional, polite and helpful. I was able to catch a 6 foot shark and lots of other fish, all his equipment, including the boat and tackle was in excellent condition. He’s very meticulous. I would highly recommend Captain Keith to anyone looking to go on a fishing trip you might pay a little more, but you get a lot more when it comes to customer service in the actual quality of fishing.
Anthony  H.
Anthony H. Haubstadt, IN
Schmidt Happens Fishing
Schmidt Happens Fishing
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Just had time for a short trip and was so glad to find that Captain Bryce offered a 2 hour option. He was so knowledgeable and friendly. Had a wonderful time- and caught two sharks! Would highly recommend if you are looking for a casual and affordable trip. Will be booking again!!
Annie  F.
Annie F. Fernandina Beach, Florida
Reel Amelia
Reel Amelia
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
My experience was great. Everything was included from the bait to the breath taking views. Chad was very kind and one of the best captains I have experienced on a boat cheater. Reel Amelia is one of a kind. 10/10 would take this trip again!
Kristin  C.
Kristin C. Yulee, Florida
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
We are a group of 16 years from Sun City Hilton Head. Captain Scott and first mate run were very accommodating. They went out of the way to make this an enjoyable trip. We all had a chance to reel in some fish. At the first chance we would do this trip again.
Robert  B.
Robert B. Okatie, SC
Crawfish Charters Inc.
Crawfish Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
It was a great experience. Kenny was very helpful in teaching us how to fish. Got to see lots of sea life. Would do it again!
Meghan  R.
Meghan R. Soddy-Daisy, TN
Beat The Oddz Charters LLC
Beat The Oddz Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Fantastic day out on the water with Captain Kenny and Captain Dave. Incredibly knowledgeable about the area and put us on all kinds of fish immediately! Couldn’t have asked for a better day! We will definitely be fishing with them again!
Gerri  H.
Gerri H. Ashwaubenon, WI
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
It was a great 4 hour experience. We only caught several small fish, not on the Capitan. He move to several spots . The Capitan and First Mate experienced, knowledgeable, and personable and the boat, big, comfortable, clean. I highly recommend Pipe Dream Charters
Gregory  W.
Gregory W. Middleburg, FL
Sea Dolphin Charters
Sea Dolphin Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Capt was awesome! He made our trip a true memorable experience. He was very accomedating, made sure we had every chance to catch some fish. We had great luck, went home with dinner for everyone. Thank you again Capt Gene. We hope to see you again real soon.
Alvin  K.
Alvin K. Jacksonville, FL
Crawfish Charters Inc.
Crawfish Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Could not have had a better experience. We had small children and they are now fishing partners for life. Thanks for a great time guys.
Brian  H.
Brian H. New England, WV