Island Charters
Island Charters
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5:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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5:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 11:45 PM
About
Looking for a charter that docks on the island? Look no further! Only a few captains actually depart from St. George, so BOOK EARLY! We have a little something for everyone, and offer a variety of fishing charters, sightseeing tours, dolphin encounters, shelling trips, sunset cruises and custom adventures -- every day of the year. At Island Charters, we're not just "running trips", we're making memories, filling bucket lists and customizing each experience based on your group's interests. If you have a big group, we can accommodate large parties also. The owner, Captain Krista, and many of her team of captains were raised on the Apalachicola Bay and River, and ancestral roots here are deeper than most trees. Captain Krista Miller is the 5th of a 7-generation family of local fishermen. When her great-great grandfather migrated from Sicily to Apalachicola over 125 years ago, he began work as a shrimp boat captain, fishing the same waters Captain Krista fishes today!
St. George Island, Florida
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2023

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David K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
We booked with Island Charters and went out on a 5hr trip with Captain Doug. After texting and getting info from Captain Krista, we were contacted by captain Doug because the wind and seas were expected to be rough for our scheduled day. Captain Doug agreed to take us out the following day, and the weather and sees cooperated! Captain Doug brought us to a site where we immediately started catching fish. Despite the fact that our 4 children (aged 11-13) had never been fishing before, we caught 47 fish in just over 3 hours! Way more than we ever expected. For good measure, Captain Doug brought us to an Island where we looked for Alligators and then got Dolphins to chase the boat on the ride back in. We had a wonderful afternoon and had grilled fish and paella for dinner the next two nights. We would absolutely recommend Island Charters. If Captain Krista is not available, ask for Captain Doug! Also, be sure to seek out Larry Joseph in Apalachicola for you fish cleaning. He is very friendly cleaned all 47 fish in 25 minutes for a low price.
Written November 27, 2020
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Josh G
Springfield, MO1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Captain Krista at Island Charters is amazing! We recently spent a week on St. George Island and wanted to take the family on a dolphin cruise. We waited until we arrived on the island to try to book a charter and everyone on the island was booked. I got a recommendation to call Island Charters and Captain Krista did everything she could to get us a spot. It rained a couple of days while we were there so that made spots even more scarce, but Captain Krista kept trying to get us a cruise. She texted and called me a couple of times to keep me informed and she never gave up on us. Finally, she had a spot, unfortunately for us when the weather broke, her opening was on our last day and we couldn’t take the trip. Still, Captain Krista is an incredibly nice person with a passion for providing excellent customer service and I’m convinced a trip with Island Charters would have been a wonderful experience. If you’re ever on St. George Island, I would highly recommend that you call Island Charters! *Just, don’t be like me…be sure to plan ahead* Thank you Captain Krista!!
Written August 21, 2021
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Caroline N
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If it was possible to give more than 5 stars, I would! We went on a girls excursion (plus my dad!) and had the absolute best time. Captain Krista not only knows how to navigate waters with ease, she knows how to give an overall A+ chartering experience. It was supposed to rain all day but she showed up with a smile on her face and booming enthusiasm to hit the waters.

She's a true professional and the most knowledgeable Capt we have ever had. She knew the best spots for fishing and shared stories about the area that could only be heard from a true local.

With her coaching, we caught the BIGGEST fish we have ever seen! We will absolutely fish with her again and recommending her to family/friends visiting the area.

You're truly missing out if you are in the area and fish without her!
Written February 18, 2020
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J L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Captain Krista is the absolute best! She is very knowledgeable, engaging, charismatic and passionate! Kept us laughing and learning the whole time. She took so much extra time answers all of our questions and even followed up after our time together had ended. Absolutely loved our time together and 10/10 would recommend her to anyone trying to have a fantastic day fishing!
Written February 19, 2020
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dlwinger
Fernandina Beach, FL3,846 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I'm giving this a VG rating with some hesitancy. One of my daughter-in-laws had booked an offshore charter for myself and 3 sons as a Father's Day present. Unfortunately tropical storm/depression Claudette made the charter be cancelled. While we were hoping it could be scheduled later in the week and were willing to change to a inshore/Bay charter, things just didn't work out due to the weather and previously booked charters. My hesitancy comes from what my DIL relates as very slow and inconsistent communication from the person trying to schedule us. It was unclear as to whether we were on "stand by" in the event someone else cancelled or what. Hopefully we will have better luck next time in having a successful charter with Captain Krista or Captain Luis.
Written June 28, 2021
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JByron0351
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
My brother in law and I had scheduled a family trip so the kids could find nice sea shells and to see the beautiful sun set on the ocean. We called a week prior to the trip and added a little fishing package for the adults. We arrived on the island and while sitting on the beach Captain Krista called on Tuesday and informed us that bad weather was coming in and wanted to see if we could reschedule for that night. We changed Captains to Captain Skip. Let me tell you this man had a huge hand in making some beautiful memories for my family. The enthusiasm and knowledge of each individual fish caught. He took the time and explained about each fish to the kids. Captain Skip then seen that we were about to get caught between 2 storms. Making safety his first priority he explained we would call it a night and head back in. The water was pretty rough on the way back but with his years of experience on the water he went through it with with out any problems. Thank you all for looking out to reschedule the boat trip and think of our family's safety first and foremost. Semper Fidelis Captain Skip we will see ya next year.
Written July 23, 2022
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Catherine J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Our group of 11 had a perfect day with Island Charters. Stacy and Zach took us on 2 boats to seashell hunt on Cape St George Island and then the dolphins did a 10-15 minute show for us on the way back to the dock. It was a beautiful day and a great memory for the family. The kids collected many sand dollars. Our original trip was cancelled cause of thunderstorms but Island Charters quickly rebooked us for this beautiful sunny day. Thanks Island Charters.
Written August 6, 2021
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Jeremy G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
Loved every part of our experience with Captain Krista and Captain Luis!!! We went out on Memorial Day from 5-9pm.
Our trip included my wife and I and our 3 oldest: 17, 13, and 5. Captain Luis was very attentive to our needs, especially for my 5 year old who was very nervous about the swells when we exited the bay. We caught plenty of catfish, grunts, spadefish, trout, whiting, and landed 3 huge redfish. My teenagers wore their arms out bringing in their redfish. When we got back to our condo, Krista called to make sure everything went smoothly for us.
Highly recommend her team. PS... go easy on your boat captains- they are fighting the weather, snags, tides, mechanical issues, moody fish, and prima Donna tourists to bring you a beautiful experience on the water.
Happy sailing!!!!
Written June 1, 2021
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Greg H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Had an awesome trip with Captain Luis. He is very knowledgeable with areas best spots and wastes no time getting you there and on fish. Kept changing tactics on fish that were breaking our line and even stayed out late until we caught the culprit. Definitely will look him up the next time we are in the area. Top Notch Guides.
Written June 10, 2022
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ToddT
Atlanta, Georgia, USA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Capt. Krista was awesome. She took us out Easter morning as that was the only time the weather looked good. We immediately caught live bait and went after something bigger. Krista was able to teach two of the girls how to improve their casting and fishing in general. She can spin a tale with the best of the locals sharing her vast knowledge of the area.

One of the girls, Anne, landed a 3 foot long 24-pound Black Drum notching "largest fish ever" in her belt.

Fun was had by all! Can't wait to go out with Captain Krista again,
Written April 18, 2022
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