Quit wishing, let’s go fishing! is the motto at AC Charters.
Capt. Allen has been fishing for over 38 years from Fernandina Beach, Florida to Mexico and the Bahamas. For the last 30 years he has been guiding at home (Amelia Island, Florida) from Backcountry to Blue Water.Capt. Allen loves sight cast fishing whether its for Redfish in the Backwater or Cobia offshore. With a Flyrod or light tackle the thrill of seeing the fish before you catch it is one of the best Highs in Life.
Capt. Allen also holds a current World Record for Bonnett Head Shark.
Great day of fishing
Scheduled a day of fishing with some of our employees. Captain Allen worked really hard to make sure everything went well. We were able to catch a lot of fish and enjoyed a great day on the water
Tons of fish, tons of fun!
We went out with captain Allen twice this trip. Both days were fantastic. The first day we caught at least 15 barracuda, a 40+ pound black fin and some smaller fish. The second we each hooked a large shark. Exceptional service from an excellent captain. Definitely give him a try!
Fish, Stingrays, Sharks & a Submarine
Captain Allen chose wisely not to take us (myself and my 3 boys) offshore on a windy morning. Bites were practically non-stop, with both small and large fishes of a dozen varieties. Small ones are croakers, pig fish, whiting, sea bass, and blacktip sharks. Large ones (10 lbs) include Southern sting rays, Atlantic sharks, bonnet head sharks, and a horseshoe crab! We also had near misses with 2 very large black tip sharks. To top these off, we saw a majestic SSGN sailing past Fort Clinch. Captain Allen clearly knows what he is doing, and my kids absolutely loved it.
Make sure you are clear with communication.
Booked months out. Originally booked for six people, asked if we could do seven. Captain responded with the type of boat so I assumed that was a yes. (I should have followed up better.) Week of I reached out because I never received info about where to meet. Got that info and the family showed up before 7 (we were never told for sure what time to get there). The captain was surprised and we learn at that time only 6 could go out. So we sent the kids (older teenagers/20 somethings) with them. The kids said the captain mentioned he only expected 2 people. I went and double checked the form he had originally responded to me with and there were definitely 6 selected. Not sure where that miscommunication happened.
All attendees were experienced with fishing and deep sea fishing. This is the first charter we have booked where we didn't get to cast, just reel in. The kids were disappointed.
Cool fish were caught, just not what we expected so if you book this one make sure you are clear on what is expected as we obviously were not.
We caught so many fish my arms hurt! Many different species, black drum, shark, best charter I've ever experienced!