Captain
Jim Vanderbeck

Member since February 2017 Clearwater, United States
Background
I've been fishing since I can remember. I have fished all over the East Coast, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. I have 25 years of experience fishing in the Clearwater Florida area. I'm a 12-year Coast Guard veteran. I'm more comfortable on or in the water than anywhere else.

Hey, I'm Captain Jim Vanderbeck

Clearwater, United States
Background
I've been fishing since I can remember. I have fished all over the East Coast, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. I have 25 years of experience fishing in the Clearwater Florida area. I'm a 12-year Coast Guard veteran. I'm more comfortable on or in the water than anywhere else.

My Charter Listing

J Van Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (45)
Clearwater

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.0
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out of 5 stars from 45 reviews
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Half Day AM Trip with J Van Charters
Half Day AM Trip with J Van Charters
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Dennis P.
Notre Dame, Indiana
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Half Day AM Trip with J Van Charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Weekday on March 23, 2021
This was a great trip for some saltwater fishing with my son (he pulled in a nice 4’ Bonnet shark, among several other species). ...
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Jonathan D.
Springfield, OH
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6 hour trip with Capt Jim

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Weekday/Offshore on June 30, 2021
Water was too rough for the off shore fishing, so Capt Jim adapted and changed the course. He put us on the fish and kept us...
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Vicky V.
New Port Richey, Florida
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3/4 day charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Weekday/Offshore on December 28, 2020
We had a great time! Jim and Mark were excellent, especially with my 9 year old. They were extremely patient with all of us....
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Kevin B.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Weekday on March 15, 2021
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Dominic R.
United States
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Fun full day!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Weekend/Offshore on December 12, 2020
Captain Jim put us on the fish, and in the boat they came.  Fridge is full!
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