Charter fishing with Pipe Dream Charters out of Fernandina Beach, Florida, offers the very best fishing for all north Florida Atlantic species.Whether it be reef and wreck fishing for grouper, trigger fish, sea bass and shark or Blue Water trolling for marlin, wahoo, tuna and dolphin (mahi mahi) and of course the pelagic of the south the King mackerel.
They also offer near shore and jetty fishing for red fish, tarpon, flounder and drum. It is Captain Thompson’s goal to offer the very best experience for the novice to the experienced angler at an affordable cost. With 30 years of experience fishing from New Jersey to Florida, Captain Scott has the talent to find the trophy for the experienced angler and the patience to assist the novice catch a life time of memories.
Absolutely Amazing Experience!
I would rate this experience even higher if I could. Captain Scott and First Mate Ronnie exceeded our expectations and over delivered on everything. We felt so welcome on their boat. It was perfect for even the intermediate fishers. Our group consisted of two adults, two 18 year old girls, and a 12 year old girl and Ronnie was absolutely awesome with all of us. This was what our daughter wanted for her 18th birthday and it could not have been more perfect. We caught greater amberjack, lesser amberjack, lane snapper, vermillion snapper, speckled hind grouper and even a barracuda. We even watched a barracuda and a shark battle it out for a fish. Captain Scott took us to the best spots and made sure we were on the fish the whole time. Ronnie cleaned all of our fish while we ran to the store to get a bigger ice chest. We had no idea the haul we would bring in! I recommend this trip to anyone!! (Make sure to tip - they earn it!)
On the positive side, it was really nice to be out on the water. The mate, Ronnie was really helpful and did a good job helping us with getting our poles ready and bringing in the fish. Unfortunately, there were a number of negatives. 1) I made my reservation, then got the confirmation a week or two later. The cost of the 4 hour near shore experience was advertised as $550. The confirmation added $25 in credit card fees and made clear the the mate would not be paid unless we provided a 20% tip. If the charter costs $685, please provide that cost up front. 2) the captain smoked cigars the entire trip. It was annoying to be paying extra for the mate, when the Captain surfed on his phone and smoked every time we stopped to fish. 3) the last thing I want on vacation is to talk about COVID or hear the captain’s feelings about the COVID vaccine, but the Captain could not resist talking about it. 4) the captain finally announces that he’s unvaccinated and the tries to shake my too young to be vaccinated kid’s hand as we’re getting off the boat. When the Captain brought up COVID we made it clear that we knew people who had died from COVID and that we take it seriously. I had thought that being outdoors and well ventilated would be fine, but It never occurred to me that the Captain would not be respectful of my kids space.
Fantastic Day! Booked a 10 hour trip and it was awesome. Captain Scott and first mate Ronnie were like old friends. We took our paralyzed son out for a fun trip before he began chemo. Chad was especially complementary of Ronnie.
Really enjoyed our full day charter on the Pipe Dream III. Capt. Scott put us on the fish and Ronnie was awesome as first mate. Highly recommend them, and we will definitely be back for more!
Hard working and right on the fish!
Captain Scott and First Mate Ronnie gave us a great day on the water! Caught monster red drum fish, hooked a nurse shark and a stingray. As a bonus we saw dolphins and sea turtles. The shade on the boat was welcome as it was a hot day!