For the angler, St. Augustine offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy time on the water including offshore adventures for big game fish, inshore charters for species like sea trout, redfish and flounder, kayak fishing adventures on St. Augustine’s waterways, or even a relaxing day pier fishing on St. Augustine Beach. The resort’s outfitter store will get you “hooked up” with the right guide or adventure depending on your level of expertise or interest.
Matanzas Bay and the Guana and Tolomato Rivers are among the most fertile estuarine waters in the state of Florida crating a great inshore fishery for St. Augustine. Anglers will have an exciting day fishing for sea trout with light tackle or sight fishing for redfish during a flood tide. You do not have to travel far as Salt Run is known as one of the more popular spots on the northern part of Anastasia Island.
St. Augustine also boasts a large tarpon fishery, especially from June through September. One of the most spectacular fighting fish around, tarpon can be found just outside area inlets and in nearshore waters along the beaches. Live bait is normally used, but in the right conditions, some fishermen can catch tarpon on a lure and even on a fly. Charters offer ½ day charters, 6 hours and full day excursions.
Captain Chris Herrera has been chartering for over 15 years in St Augustine and offers half/full day flats fishing charters for North East Florida fishing for redfish, seat trout, flounder and more! To charter Capt Chris Herrera call 386-503-6338
Drum Man Charters excels at light tackle fishing on the flats. Captain James Dumas is one of the most well respected fishing guides in northeast Florida. Depending on the season and the weather, he may also suggest sight fishing or fly fishing for those who wish to tackle that challenge! (904) 687-9498.
Captain Jacob Hardy was born into a fishing family in St Augustine. He spent most of his early life fishing every day in the same area he takes his customers. He has been fishing professionally for the past 5 years during which he graduated from the University of North Florida. He started fishing professionally offshore in St Augustine so has a diverse knowledge of both offshore and inshore fisheries. To book Captain Jacob hardy call 904-315-4758.
Captain Keith McBride loves to fish recreationally and put his customers on fish, but also fishes the pro circuit. For over 25 year she has been fishing for redfish, flounder, sea trout, and tarpon in the NE region of Florida. Book Captain Keith McBride at 904-669-9493.
Captain Kevin Faver is a 4th generation Floridian and has been a licensed charter Captain since the age of 18. He started hunting and fishing with his father and grandfather at the age of five and learned from one of the best captains around, Captain Mike Scanlan. Kevin also hosts the weekly radio show, the Outdoors Show.
St. Augustine is a popular kayak fishing destination and the perfect way to escape all the noise with some time on the water. Artificial lures and a spinning rod are all a vacationing fisherman needs to bring to be able to hunt redfish like a pro.
Captain Bart Swab charters throughout the intracoastal waters. All the essentials are included on his tours, which are customized to all individual skills or level of adventure desired. (904) 325-0344
St. Augustine has excellent offshore fishing for big game fish. Typically charters travel 10 to 30 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean fishing reefs and ledges for a variety of species including cobia, amberjack and sea bass. Farther out, you’ll find more trolling action, especially in the spring, as pelagic species like sailfish, blackfin tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, and kingfish come through this area when they migrate. Offshore charters include ½ day, ¾ day, and full day charters. Charter fishing captains provide everything, from the boat itself to all the fishing equipment, including bait, and, most importantly, the expertise.
Endless Summer Charters is the ultimate charter fishing experience in North Florida. Based in St. Augustine out of the Conch House Marina, Endless Summer has three charter boats to provide you the best sportfishing experience. They have been charter fishing for 20 years with two generations of captains still fishing including Captain Billy, who has broken 13 world records and is on the Sunshine Network’s Florida Fishing Report. Call (904) 501-7374 to book.
Captain Jeanie Lambertson comes from a long line of mariners, fishermen, and fisherwomen, originating in New England. Her and her crew have a combined 30 years of experience. Their philosophy is to follow their passionfishing-boating-being on the water. You will have an amazing time because the crew absolutely LOVES what they do and wan to share with you and your friends an adventure on the ocean. Call Jeanie at (904) 294-5331 to book or stop by our Outfitter Store for an adventure with Wicked Hooked Charters.
A native of the northeast coast, Captain Chris Worth has always had a love for the water. His passion for boating and fishing started at a young age off the coast of New Jersey. As an adult, he learned to appreciate the water while fishing and boating off the shores of Lake Erie and the Atlantic Ocean. Chris would love to share his appreciation for fishing and the outdoors with you and your family. Book Captain Chris Worth at 904-604-4488.
St Augustine Beach has some great surf fishing from shore. Book a surf fishing adventure with Guy Harvey Resorts Pro Captain Noel Kuhn. Noel is the go- to -guide for surf fishing in Northeast Florida. Book early though because his calendar fills quickly. Enjoy the day fishing right in front of the resort on St Augustine Beach. Stop by the Outfitter Store or book Noel at 904-945-0660
Sea Love Charters offers full and half-day charters, departing daily from the Cat’s Paw Marina. Of their three vessels, the largest can accommodate up to 67 passengers. They specialize in Gulf Stream trolling, where guests can catch anything from snapper to wahoo, cobia, amberjack or billfish. (904) 824-3328
A great spot for visitors to enjoy fishing without a big commitment of time or money is the St. Johns County Ocean Pier on St. Augustine Beach less than a ½ mile away from our resort. The pier itself maintains a fishing license with the state, so it is not necessary to purchase a separate license when fishing here — the license is included in the fishing fees. Fishermen can bring their own equipment or rent a pole at the bait and tackle shop. Fishing fees for non-residents are $3.00/adults and $1.50/children
The pier is open daily from 6AM through 10PM. Restrooms and outdoor showers are available at the pier, and there’s also a playground, a splash park, bocce courts, and a farmer’s market on Wednesday mornings. There’s plenty for the whole family to do.
Serious anglers who bring their boats with them on vacation can find a complete list of all St. Johns County boat ramps by visiting here. The closest marina to the resort is the Conch House Marina if you need to dock your boat while staying in St. Augustine Beach.
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