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Full Day Adventure 8Hrs

100% (1) 1 - 4 People 8 Hours From $625

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8 Hours
4 People
$725.00
3 People
$675.00
2 People
$625.00
1 Person
$625.00
Pay 15% of the price as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Jetty, River, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Join Captain Austin, a Jacksonville Native for over 42 years, as we take in all the beautiful, natural wonders that the St. John's River has to offer along with wrestling big river fish on light tackle! Beginners or experienced anglers will enjoy learning and employing techniques like sight casting redfish, deep water jigging, live bait presentation, and proper casting. Your catch will be cleaned and ready to enjoy as a tasty treat afterwards. Upon boarding,...

About Your Trip

Join Captain Austin, a Jacksonville Native for over 42 years, as we take in all the beautiful, natural wonders that the St. John's River has to offer along with wrestling big river fish on light tackle! Beginners or experienced anglers will enjoy learning and employing techniques like sight casting redfish, deep water jigging, live bait presentation, and proper casting. Your catch will be cleaned and ready to enjoy as a tasty treat afterwards.

Upon boarding,
the Captain will give a safety brief and ensure everyone is properly situated and ready for a trip of a lifetime! Your safety is our number one concern on this trip. We operate a 100% Drug Free Vessel. We do not have subcontracted Captains and you will be fishing with the Owner and Operator.
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Jetty, River, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 14 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Austin

Captain Austin

Independent Guide
Talkative
Laid-back
Instructional
Beginner Oriented
Adventurous
Quality
Captain Austin offers light tackle inshore fishing trips in the St. Johns River and along miles of green/gold grass in our beautiful backcountry tributaries. The St. Johns River is an ancient intercoastal lagoon system, which gets its tea color from tannins, a natural color caused by decaying plant material. As sea levels dropped, barrier islands became an obstacle that prevented water from flowing east to the ocean. The water collected in the flat valley and...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Austin

Captain Austin

Independent Guide
Captain Austin offers light tackle inshore fishing trips in the St. Johns River and along miles of green/gold grass in our beautiful backcountry tributaries.

The St. Johns River is an ancient intercoastal lagoon system, which gets its tea color from tannins, a natural color caused by decaying plant material. As sea levels dropped, barrier islands became an obstacle that prevented water from flowing east to the ocean. The water collected in the flat valley and slowly meandered northward, forming the
St. Johns River.

Captain Austin has been a Jacksonville Native for over 40 years and has fished the St. John’s since the young age of 6 with his Father.

Captain Austin is a member of the Maritime Drug Testing Consortium and we are a 100% Drug-Free vessel.

We specialize in Family Fun Adventures that include light tackle fishing trips for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. We can accommodate any trip to fit your needs within reason. With us you will get a Captain with over 40 years of St. John’s River Knowledge that is USCG Certified and is the owner and operator, not a subcontracted Captain.

Our Vessel is the 24’ Lake And Bay boat that is designed and built to handle the rough bay and nearshore waters of the St. John’s River and the Atlantic Ocean with comfort and style. With a draft of only 13 inches of water, the modified VEE hull with an 8’6” beam creates a stable, spacious platform for fishing or enjoying the day on the water with friends and family powered by the reliable Yamaha engine.

So go ahead and Book your next Adventure with Us!
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
Massive Sharks
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Fish Tacos of course

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
Massive Sharks
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Fish Tacos of course
What’s your favorite band?
I love Reggae so I'd have to say "Stick Figure"
What’s your favorite movie?
I have a lot but since I have to pick just one I'll go with "Sandlot" I played baseball for many years and it's a great movie.
What’s your favorite sports team?
DuuuuuuVALLLL! GO JAGS!
What’s your drink of choice?
Caffeine
What was your last halloween costume?
I dressed up as Luigi from super mario cart. Great Game!
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Fishing on Christmas is always fun!
How did you get started guiding?
I grew up fishing and playing baseball. When my baseball years were over I dove headfirst into fishing. It's the Best Job on the Planet!
What makes you different from other guides?
There are many great guides out there and I've learned from some of the best. Clients do not get to fish as much as guides so I do my very best to make sure they have a memorable experience.
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
4322 Richard Denby Gatlin Road, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Areas Fished
  • St Johns River

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Lake and Bay
Year Built
2010
Boat Length
24'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Lake and Bay
Year Built
2010
Boat Length
24'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
300
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
Cushioned seats, livewell, i-pilot trolling motor, spot lock anchoring, power poles, Garmin chart plotter, cooler with ice and waters, seadek, rod holders, Bluetooth stereo, leaning post, 6-8 rods and reels.
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Jetty, River, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 14 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Topwater Fishing

Everything Else to Know

Please wear hats, sunglasses and comfy clothing for your trip. Ice and waters are provided for every trip but you're more than welcome to bring anything extra that you may want to drink or eat. With a longer day on the water we are able to explore more. We can have lunch by water at our local restaurants or take in the extra time to learn more about our fishery.
Sunscreen is a must during hot months so please apply before boarding our vessel as sunscreen is not friendly on fiberglass or vinyl seats.
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

5.0
based on 1 review

David

Verified Review

June 1

Austin was fantastic! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get on the fish. Very professional and personable. All around good dude.

David

Verified Review

June 1

Austin was fantastic! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get on the fish. Very professional and personable. All around good dude.
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Response from Austin:
Thank you so much for the kind review David! You guys were great to have on onboard and I look forward to our next Adventure together! - Captain Austin

Response from Austin:

Thank you so much for the kind review David! You guys were great to have on onboard and I look forward to our next Adventure together!

- Captain Austin
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First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR Code boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!