Wide Open Charters & Guide Service
Welcome to Wide Open Charters & Guide Service of St. Augustine, Florida. We specialize in family-friendly offshore deep sea fishing charters (including shark fishing charters) and inshore fishing trips as well as guided hunting, alligator trapping, dolphin tours, eco-tours and birding excursions.
Captain Chris Castle has decades of offshore deep sea fishing experience in North Florida and the Keys. He and the Wide Open Charters & Guide Service network of captains and crew will ensure you enjoy your trip out on the water. Special requests are no problem including catering, transportation arrangements and custom packages for birthdays and special events.
What Fish Can I Catch Near St. Augustine?
In the spring and summer months you can expect to catch big fish near shore in the Atlantic Ocean. King mackerel, cobia, barracuda, sharks, sailfish and amberjacks are a few species typically captured live bait trolling the warmer months. The water edges toward and above 70 degrees in April and will provide some good action sight fishing manta rays for cobias lurking below. Further offshore wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi and billfish are cooperative, with world class trolling action typically peaking in May.
Cooler months provide excellent wahoo and blackfin tuna fishing with periodic waves of migrating sailfish action well offshore. Inshore black drum, redfish and speckled trout will be prowling local shell bars, creeks and flats.
About Our Fishing Charters
- Licenses, ice, bait and tackle and fish cleaning provided.
- Day and night trips available
- Shark fishing excursions
- Trips are four hour minimum
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