Even Better Charters

Capt. David Johnson Fernandina Beach, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Northeast, Florida offers some of the best fishing opportunities in Florida. Let Captain David Johnson of Even Better Charters give you a fishing experience that will have you coming back year after year!

Captain David Johnson is an Amelia Island. He has been fishing the waters around Fernandina Beach, Florida his whole life. Not only does Captain David know his fishing, but he knows the community. He will enhance your Island Time! His 20 years of experience will ensure you and your guests have a successful day on the water. He enjoys sharing the fishing lifestyle with everyone who steps aboard his boat so grab your family or your best friends for a fishing experience like no other.

You and your guests will be fishing from a 34’ Sport fisherman. She has dual 330HP Cummins engines with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots and can accommodate 6 anglers. Additionally, she has been custom outfitted for offshore sportfishing. She has all of the safety features needed for a day on the water including USCG approved safety gear, a VHF radio, and a GPS. The radar and fish finder will help you in your search for fish as well as the honey holes Captain David knows so well. Outriggers, downriggers, a casting platform, and a live well for fresh bait is also outfitted on the vessel. There is also a full bathroom on board for your comfort and convenience.

Even Better Charters will supply you and your guests with top quality rods, reels, tackle, and lures. They’ll also supply the fresh bait for your trip and the fishing license for you and all of your guests. Nobody works harder or goes farther to ensure that your fishing charter experience is safe and memorable like Captain David and his crew. They are also completely proficient in many different fishing methods like light and heavy tackle, night fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, and drift fishing. Captain David guarantees fish with any of these fishing techniques. Bring your desired snack and drinks and get ready for a great day on the water!

Captain David and his crew will help you catch many different fish on your trip with Even Better Charters. You and your guests will be hitting the offshore wrecks in search of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Amberjack, Barracuda, Wahoo, and Sailfish. The nearshore trip will get you Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Cobia, Tarpon, Black Drum, and many different species of Sharks. After your successful day on the water with Even Better charter, the First Mate will clean and fillet your fish for you to take home or you can have one of the many restaurants in the area prepare it for you to enjoy.

Even Better Charters and Captain David Johnson are a reliable, friendly, and will go above and beyond to make sure you have a once in a lifetime fishing experience you can only find in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

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  Launch Location

1620 North 14th Street, Fernandina Beach

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Trips start at $500

7 Trips

1-6 guests

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1989 34' Sport Fisherman

330 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (AM)- INSHORE/NEARSHORE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Bay and inlet Jetty fishing for Redfish/tarpon/black drum/sharks/whiting/trout/cobia.    Within 3 miles of the coast. 

Includes cooler/ice/bait/tackle/fish cleaning
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HALF DAY TRIP (PM)- INSHORE/NEARSHORE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Fishing within 3 miles. Target species will be Redfish/tarpon/sharks/whiting/black drum/cobia/spanish mackerel/trout/bluefish/jacks. 

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3/4 DAY TRIP- INSHORE/NEARSHORE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Same as 4 hour inshore/nearshore just more fishing time.

All bait/tackle/gear/ice/drink cooler/fish cleaning
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HALF DAY TRIP (AM)- OFFSHORE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Offshore fishing from 10-16 miles. Target species.  King mackerel/barracuda/triggerfish/seabass/Amberjack/cobia/snapper/bonita

All bait/tackle/fish cleaning/ice/ included
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3/4 DAY TRIP- OFFSHORE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Fishing 12-20 miles offshore for King mackerel/cobia/snapper/grouper/triggerfish/seabass/barracuda/Amberjack/sailfish/sheepshead

Everything is included except food and beverages.
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FULL DAY TRIP- OFFSHORE

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Fishing 20-30 miles out targeting Amberjack/king mackerel/barracuda/sailfish/snapper/grouper/seabass/sailfish/triggerfish/cobia

Trip includes everything except food and beverages.
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EXTENDED FULL DAY TRIP- OFFSHORE(40+MILE)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 4:00pm (10 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

A trip for serious anglers we will be fishing 40 plus miles out targeting vermillion snapper/grouper/triggerfish/african pompano/mutton snapper/mangrove snapper/mahi mahi/king mackerel/cobia/amberjacks/seabass. 

Everything is included except food and beverages.
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Fish Species

African Pompano
Amberjack
Atlantic Croaker
Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Seabass
Bluefish
Bonito
Cobia
Flounder
Grouper
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Sailfish
Sea Bass
Sheepshead
Stingray
Tarpon
Triggerfish
Tripletail
Tuna

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Facilities

  • Flybridge
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Casting Platform
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • No age limit

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • River
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. David Johnson

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

34

Year Built

1989

Engine Manufacturer

Bill Richie

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

330 HP