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Top 5 Fishing Charters in St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine, Florida, is located roughly 50 minutes from Jacksonville and offers some of the best offshore and intracoastal fishing the Sunshine State has to offer. Accordingly, it's also home to a plethora of fishing charters. Here's a quick look at five fishing charters that should be on your short list:
1. Jodie Lynn Charters
Looking to spend the night on the water in search of trophy size swordfish? Check out Jodie Lynn Charters. Depending on the season, you'll also be able to fish for marlin, wahoo, tuna, shark, trigger, barracuda and more. Prices vary and include boat usage, a guide, a fishing license, bait, tackle and fish cleaning services. You may also opt to add refreshment services for an additional fee. There are three vessels to choose from. The largest is 41 feet.
The Channelmaster is another superlative choice if you're angling for kingfish, marlin or sailfish. Captain Al's 34 foot vessel comes equipped with a fighter chair to help you steady yourself while you reel in the big catch. You may opt for inshore or offshore charters. Prices start at $350 and fish cleaning services are available.
3. St. Augustine Fly Fishing Charters
Is fly fishing more your passion? Try St. Augustine Fly Fishing Charters. Captain Charlie will affably take you through saltwater estuaries and other spots the red fish and black drum like to hide. Prices for a four hour trip start at $350 and include the usage of the boat, on-board tackle and guide services. They'll even fill up the cooler with ice for you.
4. St. Augustine Fishing Charters
If you are looking for a charter service with a wide array of boats you may want to give St. Augustine Fishing Charters a call. You'll have over 20 vessels and various tour options to choose from. The largest boat available is 62 feet long. Offshore, bottom fishing and trolling charters are available year round. Fly fishing and tarpon fishing trips are also an option. Prices vary based on your preferences.
5. Brian Walker Fishing Charters
Brian Walker Fishing Charters is a good choice if you're in the mood for inshore and coastal fishing with light tackle. Captain Brian will take you to the sheepshead, flounder and Jack Crevelle hot spots for a reasonable fee. You'll have the option of booking a 16 foot or 22 foot vessel. Prices for inshore trips start at $350 and coastal trips are typically $100 more. Night fishing is also available and will usually run you $375 for four hours.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys fishing with her family and has traveled extensively.
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