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An Authentic Local Experience.

Serving St. Augustine & Surrounding Areas


Licensed & Insured

Introducing Florida Republic Charters...

Here at Florida Republic Charters, we offer a variety of charters for any occasion. We are a licensed & insured company committed to providing safe, eco-friendly charters that protect and respect our local waters and wildlife. Because of our commitment to conservation, our charters emphasize the importance of clean waters and proper wildlife care. Whether you’re kicking back to capture the scenery or reeling in your next big catch, our charters are unmatched!


In addition to observing the natural beauty of our city, all of our charters include historical facts about St. Augustine and its unique ecological environment. By offering a variety of fishing charters, we strive to ensure that you have the best experience exploring our waters. To find the right charter for you, check out our four options below. 

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Plan Your Trip

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Use this space to introduce yourself and share your professional history.


Nearshore/Inshore Fishing Charter
227 Sportsman Bay

4 Hour: 1-2 Anglers $550

6 Hour: 1-2 Anglers $750

8 Hour: 1-2 Anglers $900

$50 for each additional angler, up to 4


Island Day

Starting at $200

Have a group larger than 4? Corporate event?

No worries! There are a handful of other amazing guides in the area that we work with for buddy boat charters. Depending on size of group, we will split you between the boats. 

Since we aim to keep Florida beautiful, a percentage of the proceeds from each charter is donated to our non-profit company, Florida Republic. Florida Republic partners with conservation groups like Keepers of the Coast and Florida Wildlife Corridor to protect and preserve our Florida ecosystems. To learn more or get involved, click on the links below. 

Keeping Florida Beautiful

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What People Say...

We had a great time enjoying St. Augistine's nature as well as catching some fish. Captain AJ was a blast!

- Lisa D.

About Your Captain

Meet Your Captain,

AJ Gruber

Captain AJ grew up bass fishing in the neighborhood ponds and saltwater fishing on his uncle’s boat. After a career of restaurant management in downtown St. Augustine, Captain AJ finally came to the realization that he belonged on the water. He started out by buying a simple kayak that he remodeled into an impressive fishing rig. It wasn’t long until he mastered fishing tactics and became a successful kayak angler. After numerous rewarding fishing trips with his buddies, he started leading solo guide trips. Eventually, he received his captain’s license and began pursuing his life-long passion as a full-time fishing guide. Captain AJ is adventurous, knowledgeable and is always looking forward to welcoming you on board!

Our Vessel

You will be aboard a 227 Sportsman Bay


  • GPS/depth finder

  • i-Pilot trolling motor

  • Tarpon/Cobia tower

  • Live wells & ice cooler

  • Life jackets & all safety equipment will be on board

We will be in search of redfish, flounder, and trout. Surprise catches along the way! What are you waiting for? Book now to come adventure St. Augustine on our sweet rig!

Cancellation Policy

  • We require a 3-day notice for cancellation or reschedule. Cancellation within the 3 days will result in a non-fundable deposit.

  • Deposits can be used for a rescheduled date.

  • If weather or mechanical issues occur, the captain may choose to cancel the trip which will result in a refundable deposit or reschedule.

  • The captain will give as much notice as possible as safety is the main concern for our clients.

  • Life happens, so we are very flexible with all situations that may come up!

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with your charter

  • Tackle, Gear, and Bait

  • Dry storage for accessories

  • Fishing License

  • Drinking water

  • Cooler with ice

  • Sunscreen and bug spray

  • Life Jackets

  • Photos of your day



  • Proper UV protected clothing and rain jacket, or winter wear

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat

  • Food, snacks & any additional beverages


  • Tackle or gear

  • Large coolers or bags

  • Spray sunscreen

  • Heavy treaded boots

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