The Best Fishing Charters in St Augustine FL
Calling all anglers: St. Augustine may draw countless visitors every year due to its ocean views, amazing weather, and historic sites, but the incredible saltwater fishing available here is certainly among the best reasons to visit. Our prime location, directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, means we represent a fantastic opportunity to snag a trophy or three. Hoping to hook a few yourself? Check out our starter guide for the best fishing charters in St Augustine FL, book your trip, and hit the water!
Drop Down has long been one of the area’s favorite fishing charters. Captain Alex Miller has been landing the big ones since he was a boy, and he brings that expertise to every excursion. As such, you’d be hard-pressed to find a guide who knows more about the area’s best spots. Drop Down has a variety of charters, from near-shore to deep-sea. Not feeling the fishing? No problem. Drop Down also offers dolphin-spotting, plus special-occasion and pleasure cruises.
Captain Chris Castle is your trusty steward at Wide Open, and he brings decades of know-how to the helm. Wide Open focuses on family-friendly tours, including deep offshore treks, alligator-spotting, and even shark encounters. Expect to snag mackerel, sailfish, amberjack, and even barracuda during the summer months and wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi, and billfish when the waters are cooler. Wide Open also takes care of the bait, tackle, cleaning, and licenses.
Join Captain Zach Timmons and the crew for a big day out on the deep blue waters of the Atlantic. First City takes its name from St. Augustine itself — America’s oldest city. First City offers comprehensive package tours that include everything, from bait and tackle to licenses and even coolers for your refreshments. Common catches on First City charters include black drum, trout, sheepshead, flounder, bluefish, tarpon, and mangrove snapper.
Your guide at Hot Fun is Captain Dennis Goldstein, a native Floridian with thirty-plus years of angling expertise under his belt. He’ll provide the licenses, gear, bait, and experience for groups of up to four. Captain Dennis knows the waters off St. Augustine intimately, and he has the inside (fishing) line on where to drop hook to ensure the most target-rich trips. Expect to haul in trout, redfish, pompano, flounder, tarpon, cobia, kingfish, blackfin tuna, sailfish, and more.
Game On’s Captain Adam Burch is a fisherman’s fisherman. He’s not just a sixth-generation Floridian, he’s also a retired naval officer and freediver. The charters he offers at Game On range from in-shore to off-shore, deep-sea to sunset pleasure cruises and dolphin-spotting trips. In the market for something a little more “out there”? Shark fishing and alligator-trapping excursions are also available at Game On. Bring your sense of adventure!
Strike out in search of your catch with Captain Guy Spear and get ready for a family-friendly day of hauling in your limit. When you navigate the fertile waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, the speckled trout, redfish, flounder, black drum, and pompano are just about everywhere. A little closer offshore you’ll have a great time hooking barracuda, sailfish, mahi mahi, cobia, sharks, king mackerel, tunny, and more. Bring the kids for an educational day on the water!
Plan Your Angler’s Adventure
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