Fishbuster Charters

Fishbuster Charters offers nearshore and offshore adventures out of Jacksonville, Florida. The company is run and operated by Captain Robert, who has over 40 years of experience fishing the waters in and around Jacksonville and St. Augustine. If you want to have a trip that you will brag about to your friends, you have found the right captain!

Spend your day on board a beautiful 24-foot Bluewater center console. It comes powered by twin 150 Mercury 4-stroke engines and has a maximum cruising speed of 49 knots. Perfect for accommodating up to four anglers, the vessel is fully rigged with all the necessary safety equipment. Its navigational electronics include Lawrence Elite-7 HDI GPS and fish finder, and a Standard Horizon VHF radio. There is a portable toilet on board for your maximum comfort when spending the day on the water. As well as that, Penn Fathommaster 600 down riggers are fitted for a professional trolling experience, along with two live wells loaded with bait.

Fishing in Jacksonville with Fishbuster Charters is a productive and fun experience. Whether it’s a four hour or a full-day trip, your hooks will be baited and you will get a chance to land the fish you have always dreamed of. Each package can be customized to meet your specific needs. You can fish the intracoastal waters and jetties, hard bottom wrecks and ledges, or head up to 30 miles out. All depending on where the fish are biting best.

If you are looking for a quick trip to check what is biting, you will be targeting a variety of species with Tarpon, Barracuda, Wahoo, and Amberjack among the popular catches. A longer fishing adventure will increase the list to Red Snapper (when in the season), Mahi-Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and King Mackarel.

The techniques can range from the captain’s favorite trolling method to bottom fishing. You will be provided with quality gear, tackle, lures, and licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and ready for a ride home after you return to the shore.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mar, Jue, Sab, Dom)
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    We will try to make your trip a fun and enjoyable experience. We will weather permitting go where it takes to catch fish. Most trips range from nearshore on the beach to offshore up to 30 miles out depending where the fish are. Techniques will range from trolling (preferred) to bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mar, Jue, Sab, Dom)
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    This package can be customized to suit your needs if the weather allows. Your targeted species will include Red Snapper, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and many more. The techniques will range from trolling (preferred) to bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mar, Jue, Sab, Dom)
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    This package can be customized. You will be fishing for Barracuda, Tarpon, Amberjack, Wahoo, and many other species.
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About the Captain

Robert Bishop
Jacksonville, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
36 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since Abril 2017
I have fished all my life. Born, raised and have lived in Jacksonville all my life. I own my own auto repair shop for 29 years. I commercial fish, tournament fish. There is nothing better than a day on the water fishing or just being out there.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bluewater (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury 4-stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 49 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Sue W.
Jacksonville, FL
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Agosto 13, 2019
This was an amazing trip as I had never been off shore before. To take this incredible trip on my BD and to max out in fish...
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Richard L.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Snapper Saturday 7/13/2019

VERIFIED   Julio 13, 2019
Capt. Robbie did a great job, we limited out on red snapper before noon then caught a few kings before heading in. We would...
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Scott M.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Full day trip with Captain Robert

VERIFIED   Junio 16, 2019
Man, what an awesome day! Captain Robert got us on the fish right away and all day. We caught more fish than we knew what to...
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Courtney S.
Ocala, Florida
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Fishing with Robert

VERIFIED   NEW  Marzo 14, 2020
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Jeff P.
Ocala, FL
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Fishing with Robert

VERIFIED   Enero 16, 2020
Had a great time!! The coolest part is when Jeff caught his Snapper and the shark followed it and it had eaten 3/4’s...
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