Hooker Charters & Guide Service

Capt. Bill Perkins Jacksonville, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Hooker Charters & Guide Service-Person
(10Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

Hooker Charters & Guide Service in Jacksonville, FL is owned and operated by Captain Bill Perkins. Captain Bill is one of the best guides in the area, with more 5-star review than any other Captain in the area. Bring your family of four for a fantastic day of fishing with Hooker Charters & Guide Service!

Offering half day inshore, full day inshore, and 6-hour nearshore/offshore trips for groups of four, Hooker Charters & Guide Service will work hard to get you on the fish. You will target a variety of species, including Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout, just to name a few. Captain Bill invites anglers of all skill level aboard for a fun and educational day of fishing.

Your trip takes place aboard a beautiful 24ft Contender center console fishing vessel. We’re powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine to get the the fishing grounds quick, and we have a wireless trolling motor to then sneak up on the fish. GPS and Fishfinder navigation helps us to track down the schools of fish. We’ll have our lines in the water in no time!

Techniques offered by Hooker Charters & Guide Service include bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, drift fishing, jigging, and spinning. We also have spear fishing equipment for those ready to jump in the water and experience this fun way of fishing (snorkel equipment also provided). We use heavy and light tackle depending on the technique, all your fishing gear is provided in cost of the trip.

You’ll want to bring your Florida Fishing License with you; just a reminder: those under 16 years old and older than 65 years old do not require fishing licenses. If you need to purchase a license, these are available online or at the nearby bait & tackle shop.

Passengers should also bring along food and drinks for the day (water is important to stay hydrated in the hot Florida sun). Polarized glasses, a hat, sunscreen, and bug spray are also recommended. Captain Bill is great with kids and families, so bring the crew and let’s get you hooked up!

Your Jacksonville fishing trip is just a click away, reserve your spot today with Hooker Charters & Guide Service today!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

4870 Ocean Street, Jacksonville

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Trips start at $395

6 Trips

1-6 guests

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2016 25' Center Console

300 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

INSHORE HALF DAY 4 HOUR A.M

Includes 2 guests
+$45 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$45  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Spend 4 hours fishing for what's in season. Inshore trips we could see redfish, tarpon, trout, flounder and more depending on time of year. Start times are flexible. 

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private

INSHORE HALF DAY 4 HOUR P.M

Includes 2 guests
+$45 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$45  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Afternoon trip, weather depending. We'll fish for inshore species such as redfish, tarpon, sheepshead, trout, flounder, and more. Seasonality will determine what we catch. Start times are flexible. 

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private

OFFSHORE & NEARSHORE 6 HOURS

Includes 2 guests
+$95 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$95  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Most Popular Trip! Offshore fishing with the best captain in town. Seasonality will determine what we're catching, which includes grouper, mahi mahi, king mackerel and more. 

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private

INSHORE 3/4 DAY 6 HOUR

Includes 2 guests
+$95 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$95  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

7 Day Cancellation Policy

6hr Inshore trip

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private

INSHORE FULL DAY 8 HOURS

Includes 2 guests
+$95 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$95  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Fish for 8 hours the inshore waters of Jacksonville, Florida. This gives us plenty of time to hit a few honey holes. We'll fish for what's in season, including redfish, trout, flounder, sheepshead, and more. 

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private

OFFSHORE & NEARSHORE 8 HOURS

Includes 2 guests
+$95 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$95  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

There's nothing better than a full day of offshore/nearshore fishing. Spend 8 hours with the best Captain in town! We'll fish the Atlantic Ocean for what's in season, could include mahi mahi, grouper, king mackerel, and more. 

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    African Pompano
    Amberjack
    Barracuda
    Black Drum
    Black Grouper
    Black Seabass
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bluefish
    Bonito
    Cobia
    Flounder
    Grouper
    Hogfish
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel
    Ladyfish
    Lesser Amberjack
    Ling Cod
    Mahi Mahi
    Mangrove Snapper
    Mutton Snapper
    Pompano
    Red Grouper
    Red Snapper
    Redfish
    Sailfish
    Sea Bass
    Sharks
    Sheepshead
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tarpon
    Triggerfish
    Tripletail
    Tuna
    Wahoo
    Weakfish
    Yellowfin Tuna

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

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

    Navigation

    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Features

    • Cooler

    Facilities

    • Shower
    • Toilet

    Boat Gear

    • Livewell
    • Outriggers
    • Spearfishing Equipment
    • Wireless Trolling Motor
    • Power Poles
    • Snorkeling Equipment

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Drift Fishing
    • Jigging
    • Light Tackle
    • Spearfishing
    • Spinning
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch

    Price Includes

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

    Fishing Location

    • Backcountry
    • Flats
    • Inshore
    • Nearshore
    • Offshore
    • Reef
    • Wreck

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. Bill Perkins

    Boat Type

    Center Console

    Boat Length

    25

    Year Built

    2016

    Engine Manufacturer

    Yamaha

    Number of Engines

    1

    Engine Horsepower

    300 HP

    Customer Reviews

    Hooker Charters & Guide Service-Person
    (10Reviews)
    5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Funn FIshing Trip

      Created Marilyn B

      Really, I was not enthusiastic about going fishing--- even on beautiful Lake George. But my son encouraged me to go with them, and I am so happy that I did. Captain Jason has the perfect personality for this endeavor--- he is calm, pleasant, and competent and helpful. There were 4 children fishing on the boat, and whenever one caught a fish, Jason was there to remove the fish from the hook, hold long enough for a photo, and re-bait the hook. He chatted with the adults, and made our afternoon ( noon-4) wonderful. This will become a tradtion on our annual vacation at Lake George!!

    • Great Captain, Great Trip

      Created Jamie W

      Went out with Captain Jason on the evening bass fishing trip (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm) on July 14 and had a great time. Took our family of four which includes a 14 and a 12 year old and we were lucky enough to have the boat all to ourselves. The boat is a decent pontoon boat that can seat 10 people and it looked to me like 10 people could all be fishing comfortably at the same time. There is an enclosed portion of the boat that can seat four. The enclosed portion has a very small bathroom that can hold one person at a time. Toilet only; no running water, but the Captain did have a bottle of Purell. We brought sandwiches on the trip and that worked well (there is no food served on the boat). We caught 10 fish among the four of us, so not as many fish as we had hoped, but Captain Jason said the unusually hot weather had warmed the Lake up several degrees and made the more mature fish sluggish and kept them from grouping together in schools. Nobody on any of the charters was having much luck during those days, he said. Jason really seems to know his stuff and moved around to a couple of spots, using sonar to try to find the elusive bass and perch. He is personable and took great care of us, doing absolutely everything from baiting the hooks to teaching our kids how to fish to taking the fish off the hook and releasing. We had a great time and I'd recommend this trip to anyone.

    • GREAT TIME - EXCELLENT CAPTAIN!

      Created nancy s

      Went lake fishing last week on Hooker Charters. The captain is super attentive and moved around several times to ensure we all caught fish. Overall, if you want to try lake fishing, this is for you. Had a great time and would highly recommend to all ages!

    • Hooker charterers

      Created Leslie S

      Great evening fishing! Caught a lot of fish and the captain was very personable and knowledgeable! We were on the fish from start to finish! Very comfortable boat, great for family fishing.

    • Tons of Action!

      Created Rich M

      Capt. Jason of Hooker Charters simply knows how to find fish. Our family booked an evening bass fishing trip on Lake George. Capt. Jason's boat had plenty of room for the ten of us and boy did he find us some fish. We must have caught over a hundred fish. Tremendous action, especially for the kids, who tend to be a little impatient. My daughter caught twenty of them, so she was plenty busy. Some nice sized ones too!

    • Fishing for a good time,caught one with Hooker Charters

      Created mike h

      My son and I go out on a four hour party boat fishing charter every year that we stay at the Flamingo.We always have a great time. I would recommend the Hooker Charters to experts and beginner fishermen and women and children alike.Top notch service and a really fun time.

    • Great time fishing with Capt.John!

      Created Michael Farrar

      Had a great time fishing with Capt. John. Killed it out there and can’t thank him enough! It was one of the best outfitted and competent charters I’ve ever done and I’ve done a lot of them in the Midwest and Florida. Great job Capt. John and see you soon!

    • Very Experienced Guide!

      Created Rick Banasiak

      I would highly recommend Captain John P Seiler. He knows his stuff, has quality equipment and works hard to put you on fish. You can tell he takes pride in what he does and it shows in how he conducts himself and how he maintains his boat and equipment. Hope to fish with you again soon John!

    • Awesome Time!

      Created Karen Parkison Martin

      Awesome time fishing!!! We all loved it!! Everyone limited out and had a blast. Thanks captain John.

    • Awesome Capt!

      Created Jessica McGrain

      Clean boat, nice equipment, knowledgeable, and puts you on fish. Awesome Captain.