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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Inshore Light Tackle Trip

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20 ft 1 - 4 People $

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Captain's Choice - 24' Tidewater

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Authentic Local Inshore Experience

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23 ft 1 - 3 People $

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Inshore Rod Bending Action

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19 ft 1 - 3 People $
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Full Day Trip - 31' Contender

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

St. Augustine Inshore Catch

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18 ft 1 - 3 People $

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If you’re looking for the softest, driest riding center console boat for your St. Augustine fishing charter, you’ve found it! Head out with Captain Scott to experience world-class fishing in first-class style. Scott is dedicated to providing you with an exciting, fun, safe, and comfortable trip filled with unforgettable memories. One trip with him and you’ll be hooked! **8 Hour Trips:** you’ll typically fish various live bottom areas, wrecks, and reefs located 25 - 40 miles from shore. Commonly caught species include Snapper, Triggerfish, Kingfish, Porgies, Grouper, Sea Bass, Cobia, and more. **10 Hour Trips:** The extra time allows Captain Scott to take you out further to fish deeper water in the 40-50 mile range, where he likes to target Grouper, Tuna, Mahi, Snapper, Triggerfish, Porgies, African Pompano, Cobia, Amberjack and more. Prices include fuel, ice, bait, rods/reels, tackle, fishing licenses, and fish cleaning at the end of your trip. You only need to bring your food and drinks. No matter which duration you choose, Captain Scott's 27-ft Center Console built by top-tier custom builder, Southport. Thanks to its incredible hull design and 9’6” beam (full foot wider than most boats under 32-ft), it’s the softest riding, driest, and roomiest boat in its class. She’s powered by twin 250hp Yamaha 4-stroke engines (think quiet, and no oil or gas smell like 2-strokes and diesels) that push her along at 55+ mph. Yes, she is easy on the eyes, but the greater beauty is found in how she handles the open ocean. Why Choose Captain Scott? Let us count the reason: 1. More Fishing Time His 27' Southport cruises at 30-35 knots, getting you on the fish fast. Thanks to his Rhodan GPS trolling motor, he can anchorlessly keep the boat stationary with the click of a button, and can easily move spots if the bite is cold, wasting no time at all. His high-res CMOR Mapping chip has helped us amass hundreds of great spots. 2. Family Friendly As a father of two young children who love to fish, Capt. Scott knows how to keep kids having fun and catching fish all day long. A primary reason Scott chose his 27’ Southport was to ensure his own kids feel safe and comfortable when going offshore with him. 3. Comfort In addition to the boat’s soft, dry ride, you’ll be spoiled by his e-Sea Rider bean bag chairs and Sea-Deck cushioned floors whether you’re sitting or standing. The massive 11 ft. T-top provides tons of shade, and the step-down bathroom (head) has 6’ of stand-up clearance. 4. Flexibility While it is always the captain’s call regarding whether sea conditions are safe enough, it’s important that you enjoy your fishing charter. If conditions are “safe” but rough, Captain Scott will find a better day to take you or issue a refund. He watches the forecast closely and communicates early, often, and clearly. 5. Exceeding Safety Standards Captain Scotts #1 priority is safety. In addition to all Coast Guard required safety gear, his boat is equipped with a 6-man Coastal Commander life raft, Furuno radar, an EPIRB, 2 Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), 3 VHF radios (1 handheld) with GPS and Distress buttons. 6. High-Quality Gear Like his boat, his fishing gear is of the highest quality as well. From the Star Rods and Shimano & Penn reels, down to Yo-Zuri fluorocarbon leaders and Mustad circle hooks - everything on his boat is top-notch. Scott spares no expense to ensure your adventure is amazing. So what are you waiting for? Pick your date and book now! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Deep Water Bottom Fishing

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27 ft 1 - 4 People $$$

Launch with Captain Robby for a first-class Atlantic Coast fishing experience out of St. Augustine, FL! With over 20 years of experience guiding these North East Florida waters, Captain Robby will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! After you get settled in, and Captain Robby cranks up the engines, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to do some trolling, deep-sea dropping, and fish catching! Your targets can depend on how far offshore you go (and the time of year) but the focus is mainly on big game species, such as Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Wahoo. You can also go after Black Grouper, Amberjack, Sheepshead, Cobia, and many more. The longer the trip you run the more flexibility you will have in what species you'd like to pursue. You;ll be aboard a 30' Albemarle Express that accommodates up to 6 guests. This fishing machine has everything an angler needs for a great day on the water. She’s powered by twin 300 HP engines and features a fighting chair, trolling gear, a live bait tank, and top-of-the-line navigational electronics. To ensure everybody’s comfort throughout the day, the boat also has a private bathroom, a fully functioning galley, a bedroom, and an air-conditioned lounge area. You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Robby can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Robby also provides top of the line rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. He'll even clean and bag your fish for you to take home. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Robby will take care of the rest to make the most of your St. Augustine saltwater adventure! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Offshore Adventure - 30’ Albemarle

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Head out for a trip to remember exploring the beautiful flats and backcountry of inshore St. Augustine with Captain Troy! Fishing the St. Augustine and Palm Coast area flats provides some of the best fishing in Northeast Florida. On this 4-hour fishing trip you'll be aboard a comfortable 28' Seafox sportfisher that is great for maneuvering the inshore and will get you where the fish are biting. Whether you're fishing with live bait or sight fishing with artificials you will have a great time targeting many species like Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Flounder and many others. No matter the technique Captain Troy simply thinks like a fish and will show you how to hook into them. You won't be surprised to hear that he has won half the fly fishing tournaments he's been in. Don't worry about not being prepared, as everything you need for a successful fishing adventure will be on board, including a bathroom. Captain Troy supplies all bait, tackle, gear and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for Florida's climate and polarized glasses. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

4-6 Hour Inshore - 28' Seafox

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Head out for a trip to remember as you venture off the coast of St. Augustine with Captain Troy! On this 6 to 8-hour fishing trip you'll be aboard a comfortable 28' Seafox sportfisher that can go up to 60 knots, capable of doing some intense trolling or getting you to a bottom fishing spot in a hurry. Trolling the open waters can produce hard fighting species like Cobia, Amberjacks, Kings (King Mackerel), Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi, Jack Crevalle, Tripletails and even Sharks. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin. Bottom fishing changes the target species to an entirely different set of fish. You can expect delicious and hard-fighting reef species here; massive Goliath Grouper, amazing Trigger fish and the ever popular Red Snapper are just a few of the species encountered by anglers in St Augustine for as long as fishermen have been reeling fish in from the ocean bottom. No matter the technique Captain Troy simply thinks like a fish and will show you how to hook into them. You won't be surprised to hear that he has won half the fly fishing tournaments he's been in. Don't worry about not being prepared, as everything you need for a successful fishing adventure will be on board, including a bathroom. Captain Troy supplies all bait, tackle, gear and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for Florida's climate and polarized glasses. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

6-8 Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox

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28 ft 1 - 8 People $$$

Head out for a trip to remember as you venture off the coast of St. Augustine with Captain Troy! On this 10 to 12-hour fishing trip you'll be aboard a comfortable 28' Seafox sportfisher that can go up to 60 knots, capable of doing some intense trolling and getting you to the deep waters in a hurry. Trolling the open waters can produce hard fighting species like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, but you never know what's going to be cruising past your trolling lines! Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin. Typical catches on the 10-hour trip include Kingfish, Barracuda, Amberjack, Black Seabass, Mahi Mahi, and varoius snappers. You can also head out a little farther on the 12-hour trip where you'll have a chance at Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish. No matter the duration Captain Troy simply thinks like a fish and will show you how to hook into them. You won't be surprised to hear that he has won half the fly fishing tournaments he's been in. Don't worry about not being prepared, as everything you need for a successful fishing adventure will be on board, including a bathroom. Captain Troy supplies all bait, tackle, gear and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for Florida's climate and polarized glasses. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

12-Hour Offshore - 28' Seafox

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Captain Mike invites all anglers to come down to beautiful Saint Augustine FL, where you can make some exciting fishing memories. Captain Mike will take you out aboard his 33' Welcraft Center Console and put his 35+ years of experience to work for you to help you get your catch. More importantly, he’ll make sure you’re safe while you’re having fun. For these fun 4 hour adventures you will spend the afternoon trolling and jigging the water column for King Mackerel and any Cobia that happen to cruise by. You leave St. Augustine shore on a Wellcraft Scarab (central console) model from 1984, which has recently been totally restored(2020). The boat is 33ft long and can take groups of 6 guests per a single trip. Along with GPS and fishfinder equipment, the boat contains downriggers as well as 2 Honda engines.   Families with children are more than welcome to enjoy the fishing adventure. The charter covers the required Florida fishing license, and they also provide all the fishing gear, lures, and live baits. If you get to catch your delicious trophy the captain will happily help with the preparation. Just bring your snacks and drinks, and the Captain will cover the rest Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

Summertime Special

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in St. Augustine

What are the best fishing charters in St. Augustine?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 77 trips in St. Augustine, and the most popular trips in the area are Inshore Light Tackle Trip guided by Mike, Captain's Choice - 24' Tidewater guided by Adam, and Authentic Local Inshore Experience guided by Aj.

Our guides in St. Augustine are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2513 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Palm Coast, Atlantic Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach.

Looking for kid friendly charters in St. Augustine? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in St. Augustine.

What types of fishing charters are common in St. Augustine?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in St. Augustine as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in St. Augustine are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. flounder, and 4. kingfish.

The most common fishing techniques in St. Augustine are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do St. Augustine fishing charters cost?

in St. Augustine prices can range anywhere from an affordable $175 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in St. Augustine is $617. The average price for a full day trip in St. Augustine is $1,185.

What month is best for fishing in St. Augustine?

The most popular season for fishing in St. Augustine is winter, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.

Do I need a St. Augustine fishing license and what are the bag limits in St. Augustine?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in St. Augustine don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in St. Augustine. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

St. Augustine, Florida Fishing Overview

You'll really have everything at your fingertips in St. Augustine with both freshwater and saltwater fishing easily accessible. The best freshwater fishing is on the St. Johns River while saltwater action starts a the Matanzas River and goes all the way out to the offshore blue waters. With plenty of shoreline, nearshore structure, and offshore giants St. Augustine is an anglers paradise.

St. Augustine Freshwater Fishing

The St. Johns River is a short drive west of St. Augustine but it provides incredible and unique fishing opportunities. This river turns brackish as it nears the ocean and contains crappie and bass as well as many of the regular inshore species. The wide variety of species to target in the river means there is no shortage of fish to catch. If you want to get two birds with one stone then this is the fishing spot for you.

St. Augustine Inshore Fishing

Great inshore fishing opportunities can be found in the backwaters, rivers, inlets, and shoreline near St. Augustine especially when the tides change. The inshore species available include trout, redfish, snook, and black drum with an added bonus of tarpon depending on the time of year. Inshore fishing St. Augustine is divided between traditional tackle and fly fishing and both make for a rewarding day on the water.

St. Augustine Nearshore Fishing

With plenty of wrecks and reefs to explore looking for larger nearshore species, you will get all the action you can handle. Deep dropping bait near structure will be the best approach for catching various snapper and grouper species. Trolling will provide amazing opportunities to catch prized game fish like kingfish, Spanish mackerel, and tarpon which are plentiful off the Atlantic Coast of Florida. These nearshore fish species crush bait and fight hard which is the perfect recipe for an exciting day of fishing.

St. Augustine Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Head out to the offshore blue water to target the heavy-hitting pelagic species. The range of incredible species that patrol these waters include blackfin tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi, kingfish, and sailfish. Many of these fish come through the area during their migration with tuna and sailfish coming in strong in the spring. Summer lends itself to a strong mahi-mahi and kingfish bite while huge wahoo are hot in the cooler months. Offshore trolling is exhilarating with long fights, huge blowups, and even bigger fish!

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Popular Types of Fishing In St. Augustine

St. Augustine fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in St. Augustine include inshore, offshore, and deep sea fishing.

Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch species such as redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea and target species such as kingfish, mahi-mahi, and sailfish.

For the ultimate fishing adventure, deep sea fishing charters are the way to go. These charters take you miles offshore to catch big game fish such as tuna, marlin, and swordfish.

Some popular landmarks that St. Augustine fishing charters visit include the St. Augustine Lighthouse and the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

No matter which type of fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have a great time and catch some amazing fish in the beautiful waters of St. Augustine.

The Best Places To Fish In St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its diverse waterways and abundant marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in St. Augustine, whether you're looking to fish on your own or book a fishing charter:

1. Matanzas Inlet - This inlet is known for its excellent redfish and flounder fishing, and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

2. Vilano Beach Pier - This pier is a great spot for catching a variety of fish, including pompano, whiting, and bluefish.

3. Guana River - This river is a prime location for catching redfish, trout, and flounder, and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

4. St. Augustine Beach Pier - This pier is a great spot for catching a variety of fish, including whiting, pompano, and bluefish.

5. Salt Run - This inlet is known for its excellent redfish and trout fishing, and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

6. Crescent Beach - This beach is a great spot for surf fishing, and is known for its excellent pompano and whiting fishing.

7. Intracoastal Waterway - This waterway is a prime location for catching a variety of fish, including redfish, trout, and flounder, and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

8. Matanzas River - This river is known for its excellent redfish and trout fishing, and is a popular spot for fishing charters.

9. Fort Matanzas - This historic fort is located on the Matanzas River and is a great spot for fishing, with plenty of redfish and trout to be caught.

10. Anastasia State Park - This park offers excellent surf fishing opportunities, with a variety of fish to be caught including pompano, whiting, and bluefish.

Other Things To Do In St. Augustine

While St. Augustine fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this historic city. Take a tour of the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum for stunning views and a glimpse into the city's seafaring history. For a unique experience, check out the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, where you can drink from the legendary spring and explore the site of the first Spanish settlement in the United States. If you're looking for a more leisurely activity, stroll through the charming streets of the historic district or relax on the beautiful beaches of Anastasia State Park.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We enjoyed our fishing trip with Mike. His boat is comfortable, safe and can go in the skinny water. Fishing was off for everyone this afternoon, but Mike worked diligently to produce. We caught a few nice fish and had a wonderful ride on a beautiful day.

    Sharon S. with Mike M. of St. Augustine, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Mike got us on fish even in difficult weather. We had a great time and would do it again.

    Trent J. with Mike M. of St. Augustine, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Kevin was awsome, put us right were the keeper were.

    Mark H. with Kevin H. of St. Augustine, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Best fishing day ever! We told Captain Troy we were serious about getting "keeper" fish to eat, and he did not disappoint. A full 12-hour trip into the Atlantic got us 46 delicious keepers (variety of snapper species, Jacks, Cobia, trigger fish, and more) with plenty of non-stop action, thanks to Troy's laser-focus on the fish. He provided good coaching on the best methods to drop our lines and haul up the bounty. He kept the boat on top of fish continuously, and had us haul up our lines as the boat drifted off so he could reposition the boat back over the fish. We literally spent no time at all just hanging out waiting for bites in an empty ocean. He knows some good spots; for the most part we were the only boat on the water as far as the eye could see; we only noticed a couple of other boats wander over toward us in one location. Action also included fighting with one or two giant groupers (line snapped off before we could get them to the boat) and a couple of small sharks. It got exciting when we had to quickly haul in a snapper to save it from the jaws of an impressive 6-foot hammerhead. Overall an exciting, successful, exhausting day on the water from sunup to sundown. Enjoyed grilled Cobia and Jack kabobs for dinner that evening.

    Mary Lee F. with Troy J. of St. Augustine, Florida

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