J. Van Charters

Capt. James Vanderbeck Clearwater, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Hit the waters of the Gulf with J. Van Charters and Captain James “Jim” Vanderbeck for a fun, family-oriented fishing trip you can only find in Clearwater, Florida.

Captain Jim owns and operates J. Van Charters on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Clearwater. He has fished all over the East Coast, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Captain Jim has 25 years of experience fishing in the Clearwater Florida area and he’s a 12-year Coast Guard veteran making him very comfortable on the water than anywhere else. He loves having families on board so grab your kids and get ready for an awesome fishing trip while basking in the Florida sun!

Your trip will take place on a 27’ center console powered by 150HP twin Yamaha engines. This quick and agile boat will get you to the fishing grounds in no time!! She’s comes equipped with modern electronics such as a fish finder and a GPS. The live well is filled with fresh bait for your trip and the wireless trolling motor will have you sneaking up on your prey. Downriggers and outriggers come equipped as well. For your safety all USCG approved safety gear is on board. Captain Jim welcomes anglers of all skill level to join the fun with J. Van Charters.

Captain Jim will make sure that you’re set up for a successful day on the water with J. Van Charters as top of the line rods, reels, tackle, and lures are supplied. The fresh bait and the fishing license for you and all of your guests is also supplied. Whether you’re looking to hit the nearshore or offshore waters, Captain Jim and his crew will try their very best to put you on the fish with the many fishing trips that are offered by J. Van Charters.

You and your guests will hit the shallow flats in search of Snook, Tarpon, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. The nearshore waters will get you King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, different species of Grouper, Triggerfish, Barracuda, and Cobia. Hit the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico for Amberjack, Tuna, and more. After your successful day on the water with J. Van Charters, the First Mate will clean and fillet your fish for you.

Book your trip toady with J. Van Charters and Captain James “Jim” Vanderbeck of Clearwater, Florida for a memorable and exciting fishing adventure on the Gulf.

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  Launch Location

200 Seminole Street, Clearwater

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Trips start at $405

10 Trips

1-6 guests

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2007 27' Center Console

150 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (AM)- WEEKDAY

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

This weekday trip will get you Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, and more.

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (PM)- WEEKDAY

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

We'll target the afternoon bite of Snook, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and more.

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (AM)- WEEKEND

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

This weekend trip is short but sweet. You'll target Redfish, Snook, and Black Drum.

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private

HALF DAY TRIP (PM)- WEEKEND

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Grab the afternoon bite of Snook, Black Drum, and more!

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP- WEEKDAY

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

1 Day Cancellation Policy

This weekday trip runs Monday- Thursday. We'll go after many species including Snook, Mahi Mahi, and more. 

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP- WEEKEND

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

1 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip will have you pulling in nearshore species like Red Snapper, King Mackerel, and more

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP (OFFSHORE)- WEEKDAY

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

1 Day Cancellation Policy

This offshore adventure will give you 6 hours of fun on the offshore waters in search of Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and Grouper.

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private

3/4 DAY TRIP (OFFSHORE)- WEEKEND

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

1 Day Cancellation Policy

You and your guests will have the chance to go after Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, and much more!

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private

FULL DAY TRIP (OFFSHORE)- WEEKDAY

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

1 Day Cancellation Policy

A whole day on the water will provide you with time to comfortably fish offshore. Target species include Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and more! Offshore trips can take you up to 40 miles offshore, depending on where the fish are and the weather on the day.

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private

FULL DAY TRIP (OFFSHORE)- WEEKEND

Includes 2 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

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

1 Day Cancellation Policy

A full 8 hours on the water gives you time to fish both inshore and nearshore and catch some Redfish and Snook. Target species include King Mackerel, Cobia, and more depending on where the fish are and the weather on the day.

 

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Fish Species

African Pompano
Amberjack
Barracuda
Black Drum
Black Grouper
Black Seabass
Blackfin Tuna
Bluefish
Cobia
Flounder
Grouper
Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Lesser Amberjack
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Permit
Pompano
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Scallops
Sheepshead
Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Triggerfish
Tripletail
Tuna
Yellowtail

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

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Bow Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

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

Minimum Age

  • None

Fishing Location

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

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. James Vanderbeck

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

27

Year Built

2007

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

150 HP