Inshore Fishing Charters at Amelia Island is a fun experience for the whole family. So are our Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island tours.

As such, we do everything we can to ensure you have a great time on our boat and during your trip. For your convenience, here is a listed our most frequently asked questions.

Contact, Location and Area Information

Where is Semper Fi Charters located?

We are located at 3 South Front Street Dock 4 Slip 9 Fernandina Harbor Marina

How do I contact you or book a trip?

Call or text us at 904-505-3481.

You can also e-mail us at or book your trip via our contact page.

Can you make any recommendations on hotels or restaurants?

I can provide a list of surrounding hotels and restaurants.

The Day of Your Amelia Island Fishing Charter Trip

What should I bring with me on my trip?

Boats have limited storage, so please only bring necessities on board. Helpful items include your phone, hat, clothing that can protect you from the sun, sunscreen, food, beverages other than water (we have a cooler with ice on board).

We will supply everything you will need to fish. If you have a specific rod you would like to bring, that is fine. Your captain will be happy to check the rigging so you don’t end up with “the one that got away” story.

What should I do for lunch?

Please feel free to bring a packed lunch or something to snack on.

What about a bathroom break?

We can take a bathroom break whenever requested. It might pull us away from the fish for a short time, but we don’t want you to be uncomfortable. Inshore charters are relatively close to a marina or boat ramp. We are happy to stop at either for your convenience.

Where should I park?

There are several parking lots located at the city marina.

General Charter Fishing Questions

How many people can fish from your boat?

Due to coast guard regulations, we are limited to up to 4 people.

What kind of fishing do you do?

We use corks with live shrimp, mud minnows, and finger mullet.

Fish with cut bait, dead shrimp, live bait caught with the cast net.

We also use artificial lures.

Do I have to bring my own tackle?

No. We will provide rods, reels and tackle.

Will I need to rig my own lines or bait my own hooks?

The captain will do all the work. All you need to do is reel in the fish of your dreams! We are happy to give pointers on casting/reeling to beginners or those who haven’t fished in a while. We can also cast for you if needed.

Do I need a fishing license?

No. A fishing license is included in your charter, so you do not need to purchase an additional license.

How many fish can I keep to take home?

I abide by the latest rules of the DNR. I will happily filet any fish while following the Florida DNR regulations. Fish cleaning is complementary on all inshore charters.

What about fishing with kids?

We all know children are sometimes impatient and need pretty steady entertainment. I am very good with kids and will try to keep them engaged while also educating them in the process. We encourage parents to bring their kids fishing and pass on our sport for generations to come.

When is the best time to fish in Amelia Island?

We have year-round fishing, though the types of fish we target will change with the seasons. Some months are better than others for select species. Your captain will help you target the fish that are prevalent at the time of year you are fishing.

Pricing and Payment

What Do Charters Costs?

Each charter is priced differently.

Please see prices listed on our Rates page of each type of charter.

What does a fishing charter price include?

The price includes fishing licenses, bait, rods, reels, tackle, water, and ice.

What kind of payment do you take?

We take cash, credit cards, and check.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes. You may contact me for additional information.

Cancellation, Refunds and Weather

What is your cancellation policy? Do I get my deposit back?

Booking a trip with a $100 deposit ensures that the boat is reserved for you and you alone.

If you need to cancel your trip for any reason, please call us as soon as possible. This will allow other anglers the opportunity to take your time slot.

If you cancel by phone more than 48 hours in advance, you will get a full refund of your deposit. If you cancel 48 hours or less in advance of your charter, your deposit will be forfeited.

In the event of a no show, you will forfeit your deposit and be charged the full amount of the charter as well.

What is your weather policy?

I am trained to watch the radar closely and determine the safety of a trip. If the weather is deemed by to be dangerous, I will happily refund your deposit.

If your trip is cancelled due to weather, I will do my best to reschedule your charter on a different day with better weather if at all possible.

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