Fishing Charters with The Georgia Fishing Company
Fishing Charters We Offer
What is a guided fishing trip? Different people may define it in different ways, but we see it quite simply. From our first conversation, we try to make sure that you have the best fishing experience possible. This means giving you a reasonable idea of what to expect and asking you questions to help determine what will suit you best. Every season of the year has its strengths and weaknesses and it’s our job to match your goals with the best offering of that particular season. In our opinion, this is where the “guided experience” starts.
Below you will find the different types of fishing that we offer and the best times of year to experience them. Please keep in mind that reef fishing is very weather dependent. We do our best to get you out there but sometimes the seas just don’t agree. If it looks like we have some other options prior to your trip we’ll be sure to let you know and give you the option of doing that instead. Often times unexpected opportunities will present themselves while we are out on the water and we’ll certainly take advantage of that. Below is a guide to what is reliable and isn’t inclusive of every possibility.
Best time of yearSeptember through February
When not to bookMarch / April
Best time of yearMay through September
When not to bookOctober through April
Best time of yearJuly and August
When not to bookOctober through May
Bull Redfish Fishing
Best time of yearOctober – early November / Late April – early May
When not to bookAny time other than the above
Best time of yearMarch through November
When not to bookDecember through February
Best time of yearFebruary through June
When not to bookBook any time, but ask what’s running.
Flood Tide / Backwater
Best time of yearApril through October
When not to bookMid-November through March (flood tide only)
Best time of yearMarch /April / May
When not to bookNovember through February
Fishing Charter Prices
Prices cover two people. Add $50 for each additional person. Shark fishing charters, Bull Redfish charters, and kids fishing charters offer a maximum of 6 anglers. All other trips offer a maximum of 4 anglers. I recommend the smallest group possible to maximize options and opportunities.
4 hours: $500
6 hours: $650
8 hours: $800
Kids Fishing Charter Prices
Prices cover first 3 anglers. Add $25 for each additional angler. 6 anglers maximum,
2 hours: $325
3 hours: $400
What is provided?
- Rods and Reels
- Drink Cooler with Ice and Bottled Water
- Fish Cleaning
What should you bring?
- Your Drinks and Snacks
- Sun Protective Clothing
- Sunscreen (We Provide natural quality sunscreen that will protect you and our equipment. DO NOT use sunscreens with oxybenzone or Avobenzone please!)
- Polarized sunglasses (Even cheap ones from a gas station are better than non-polarized glasses)
- If you have a life jacket that fits your child just right, I recommend bringing it. My life jackets are meant to fit “most” but may not be a comfortable fit for your child.
What time do we depart?
Usually at 7:30 AM for morning trips although sometimes we will push departure back or forward to a daylight departure according to tides or the type of fish we are targeting. We’ll firm the time up the night before your trip.
How do I book a trip?
Just give us a call or fill out the form on the contact page. We’ll discuss your options and decide on the best type of trip and the best date. Once you’ve decided on a date and trip we’ll need a few things to reserve your date.
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Number of Anglers In Your Group
- Type of Trip
- Credit Card Number
Do you charge my card before the trip?
Yes. A 10% deposit is taken at the time of booking. If you want to use your card to pay for the trip just bring it with you and we will settle up at the end of your trip. A 3.9% convenience fee will be added to all credit card transactions. In lieu of Credit cards we also accept cash, check, and venmo as payment.
What is your cancellation policy?
Trip Cancellation Policy
- Trips cancelled outside of 30 days or due to weather will receive full refund of the deposit. If cancelled due to weather the deposit can also be put towards rebooked dates.
- Trips cancelled inside of 30 days but outside of 10 days will forfeit the deposit and that deposit can be put towards a trip within 6 months of the original scheduled trip.
- Any trip cancelled 10 days prior to the scheduled trip date will require the customer to pay 50% of the total trip cost.
- If a trip is cancelled within 5 days from the scheduled trip date, the customer will be required to pay the full balance of the trip. Customers may reschedule the trip for up to 3 months using this payment as a full credit minus deposit towards the rescheduled trip.
- Trips canceled 24 hours prior to departure or if you do not show up for your scheduled trip full payment will be due. The Georgia Fishing Company reserves the right to charge the credit card on file for the full amount of the trip.
Group and Corporate trip over 3 boats
- A minimum of a 10% deposit is required.
- Any trip with over 3 boats MUST have a single point of contact.
- All bookings will receive a quote for the trip via email once all details are confirmed.
- There is a $25.00 non refundable booking fee per boat booked on group and corporate trips.
- Trips booked during peak season (March-August) or on holidays which include holiday weekends require a 60 day cancelation for a full refund. Inside the 60 day period a refund will be giving if the day is rebooked by each Captain booked. Otherwise, the deposit can be used as a credit towards future bookings for 6 months.
- The Georgia Fishing Company is not responsible for deposits booked with other guides for group and Corporate outings outside of The Georgia Fishing Companies Captains which include all captains listed on site.
- When you book a Muti boat trip through The Georgia Fishing Company, The Georgia Fishing Company is only a booking contact. Other guides and businesses are secured for the trips and The Georgia Fishing Company is not responsible or liable for you or your trip with that guide/business.
It is the sole discretion of your guide to cancel a trip due to weather. Your guide will discuss this decision with you based on his knowledge and experience.
How far ahead should I book my trip?
Of course, the sooner you book the higher the chances are of your date being available. In the peak season from March through Labor Day we book up quickly but with multiple boats we almost always have an option for you. If you are looking to book a specific guide we suggest 4-6 weeks in advance. If you have limited days that you can fish I would try to book at least 2 months ahead. If you are flexible we can usually fit you in within a week or two. Please give us a call anyway even if it is last minute. Sometimes days just don’t book for some reason and sometimes there are cancellations. If we don’t have an open day we are always happy to help you find a qualified guide.
What kind of boat do you have?
Capt. Rob runs a 25 foot Dorado Tower boat equipped with a 350 Mercury motor, 36 volt trolling motor, twin Powerpoles, Simrad electronics, Tower/T-top, and top of the line tackle. He also runs a 16 foot Hells Bay Whipray for shallow water trips and Marsh Hen hunts.
Capt. TJ runs a 24 foot Everglades center console equipped with a 300 Yamaha motor, 36 volt trolling motor, Simrad electronics, T-top, and top of the line tackle.
Capt. Jeff runs a 23 foot Pathfinder bay boat powered by a 250 Yamaha SHO and equipped with iPilot trolling motor, Power Pole, and Garmin electronics.
Capt. Aaron runs an 18 ft Cayo skiff powered by a 60 Mercury. It is specially designed for quietly stalking Redfish in the shallowest of backwaters. He also runs a 23 foot C-Hawk great for kids and family trips with a bimini top for shade, high sides, and ample space for comfort.
Capt. Tim runs a 23 foot C-Hawk with a bimini top for shade and ample space for comfort.
Capt. Scott runs a 25 foot Dorado Tower boat equipped with a 350 Mercury motor, 36 volt trolling motor, twin Powerpoles, Simrad electronics, Tower/T-top, and top of the line tackle. He also runs an 18 foot Hells Bay Professional equipped with a 60 Mercury and 18ft Hells Bay Gladesskiff for shallow water trips and Marsh Hen hunts.
What about tipping?
While a tip is just that, something extra beyond the agreed upon price, it is a major portion of how guides make a living. We have spent decades finding ways to exceed your expectations. We burn a little extra gas to find something that is actually worth paying for. We take extra bait because we anticipate success. That is why tips are appreciated, because we give them right back to our customers by spending them on gas, better equipment, and extra bait. Customary tips are 10-20%.
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What else do you need to know?
We’ve tried to give you the most important information on this page. However, there are some older pages that have additional information on them. If you’d like to keep reading, try the following pages or check out our fishing reports.