Some fishing enthusiasts want some additional guidance as they go out and cast a line.  Try any of a number of quality chartering operations in the Ponte Vedra area.  They can help you out with equipment and they often know the best spots to land a great catch.

The Inshore Charter Fishing Experience

For many, the ultimate fishing experience is to get out on the water on a great boat and equipment, along with a knowledgeable captain.  There are a range of fishing charters in the Ponte Vedra area including First Coast Inshore Fishing, Chips Coastal Charters and Prime Time Charters.

As you contact the charter operations, get information on the type of boat they will use, equipment availability, fishing license information and associated trip lengths and costs.

One spot the inshore charters launch from is the Palm Valley Boat Ramp located at the northern tip of the Guana River Wildlife Management Area.  They will typically offer partial or full day charters and can provide not only fishing guidance, but also insights on the various unique sites and wildlife you are likely to see on your outing.  Once you are out on the water, you are likely to come across redfish, trout and flounder on these inland waterways.

As you are out fishing, remember these waters are very sensitive ecosystems that can easily be damaged.  You can be a “Sustainable PVB Guest” by:

  • Be careful when launching your boat, or when nearing the shores along the way – make sure you are not disturbing sensitive vegetation or habitat used by area wildlife.
  • Make sure to not let any fishing related materials or refuse fall from your boat that could damage the waters.
  • Use trash receptacles to discard garbage and try to recycle as much as possible.
  • Enjoy the water by wearing a hat and ocean safe sunscreens. Stick to sunscreens that are free of oxybenzone and octinoxate, two of the most common ingredients found in chemical formulas.


Experience: Inshore Charter Fishing

Address:377 South Roscoe, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082

Hours: Can vary depending on charter chosen

Website:  Check individual charter websites

Facilities Available: The launch provides direct launching to the Intercoastal Waterway.

Level of Difficulty: Easy to moderate – captains are typically very knowledgeable of area and can provide guidance and assistance.

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Tips From The Experts

  1. Beat the heat in the summer by getting on the water early. The fish are most active prior to mid-morning.
  2. Bring a hat, sunscreen, phone, water and wear comfortable clothing for fishing that can get wet. Also think about getting waterproof phone cases and sun protective clothing.
  3. Make sure you have your fishing license prior to getting on the water.