Charter fishing on Amelia Island is a fantastic experience for everyone. Our customers are always excited when they board our boat and we head out for the deep sea from our dock at Fernandina Beach. They're even more excited time when we pull back into the dock at the end of day with tons of great memories and a great catch to boot.
We thought we'd share just a few of our many happy customer testimonials with you. It's always our goal and our promise to do everything possible to make sure you have a safe, successful fishing experience and the best time of your life doing it!
Scott took us out to the ocean, but the waves were just too rough to fish, so he brought us back, and rescheduled the trip. He is a VERY professional captain. We look forward to the next trip on the 22nd.
Great boat and crew. We had an awesome time. I highly recommend.
We had a great time with Captain Scott Thompson and his first mate Jimmy on Saturday, August 27th. Unfortunately, the weather conditions did not allow us to go offshore, but they worked hard to give us a great inshore experience. We caught whiting, pompano, jacks, sharks, and even a few stingrays! We had our two children with us and they were wonderfully patient and answered what felt like thousands of questions!
We all had a great time even Amanda, the fillets were very yummy that we brought to Salty Pelican and been cooking at home as well. You and Jimmy were great and we had a wonderful time! Thanks so much and if were are ever back in the area we will be sure to call on y’all again.
The fishing trip was super exciting. We already tried the fillets and taste real good. We definitely want to do it again..."
Our team had a great time on your Pioe Dream Charters Carolina Custom 37. Thanks for working so hard to make our experience the best. Hope to do this again!
I booked this trip for me and five other guys for one of our friend's bachelor party. We had a fantastic time fishing with Scott and Jimmy and they were extremely helpful as many of us had never been deep sea fishing. We reeled in a good catch and grilled it up later for a tasty dinner. I highly recommend Scott as he will get you to the fish and make sure you have a blast! Can't wait to go again!
Captain Scott and his first mate Jimmy did a real bang up job of keeping us on the fish. This was our first time out and they cared for us like family, thank you gentleman. I believe my sons exact words were " that was the coolest experience of my life" And cap'n, you hang on to that mate of yours he is truly top notch,and he truly cares. Thanks again. Until next time. Keep on fishin on.
A group of four of us went out with Cpt. Scott and his mate Terrell; what a day. We fished about 20-28 miles out and caught fish all day long. We caught an unbelievable amount of Sea Bass, some big Red Snapper (not in season unfortunately), and some very big Bull Reds. We hooked up quadruples on the Bull Reds twice, with all four of us each brining up monsters. We caught so many Bull Reds that we decided to just move on to another spot to catch a different species of fish. Cpt. Scott will put you on the fish and he will tell you to bring your line up when you're not on them. We kept the two of them busy baiting hooks and taking fish off all day long. This was my second excursion with Scott, though my first with the Scott/Terrell combo, which was and is awesome. Cpt. Scott should consider himself lucky to have such an experienced partner; Terrell did an awesome job. If you're looking for a reliable Captain that knows what's going on, don't hesitate to pull the trigger.
We fished four days straight on the Pipe Dream Charters, absolutely fantastic fishing. Inshore, offshore, near shore, trolling/bottom fishing the ledge and Gulf Stream. We caught a ton of fish. This was our groups second March fishing trip, Cap'n Scott and Mate Terrell are quite the team. Feel bad for Terrell's hands though, dude kept us fishing. We had four fisherman pulling up double seabass at once for hours on end. Thank you Pipe Dreams!!!!! You are the best!!!!
Scott is a good guy with a good boat. We had a rough weather day but Scott turned it into a fun fishing day. We caught mostly trout but LOTS of fish (70 or so?). Scott was knowledgable, hard working and focused on top service to his guests. He was easy to contact, communicates promptly and honors his commitments, despite the weather.I hope to fish with Scott again sometime.
Captain Scott is very knowledgeable regarding the local waters and with his mate is able to produce a top 5 star fishing trip. My family and I wanted to stay inland as offshore sometimes causes us seasickness which we needed to avoid as well as one of my daughters was pregnant so Captain Scott found those sweetheart fishing holes that always produce great fish. We caught the most reds I have ever seen and we had the fish that evening and nothing better than fresh fish.
We went out with Scott on a 1/2 day trip and had a blast. The company we went with chartered 5 boats. There were 6 of us on the our boat and each one of us caught more fish than all the other boats combined. I can't even express how happy I am with their service. They even brought our fish to the hotel so we could have them prepared in one of the resturants. If you want to catch fish and not just fish give them a call.
Capt Scott and his deckhand Jimmy we're fantastic. They put us on the fish the whole day, the action didn't stop. It was great to pull in three 30 lb+ bull reds, a bunch of red snapper, vermillion, triggers, cudas, & sharks. We had a couple of grouper that managed to get off and 2 big kingfish that hooked up and got off, so I want to come back for more! Our whole group would highly recommend Pipe Dream!
My husband and 2 children (both aged 10) had never been deep sea fishing before. I booked Capt. Scott after extensively researching every charter in the area. His prices were by far the best value but his diligence in explaining what I needed to know impressed me most. Captain Scott and Jimmy were very patient with me and my son when we were not feeling well on the ride out to sea, he throttled down the boat to help us with our discomfort. (Our Dramamine had not yet kicked in). Capt. Scott and Jimmy kept us on the fish our entire trip, trust me I had the sore arms for several days after to prove it! Capt. Scott particularly impressed me with how kind, patient, and diligent he was with my daughter. He literally fished with her the entire time so that I could do some fishing too. Jimmy's excitement was contagious as he was determined to help my husband reel in "the big one" on our inaugural trip (in which case they were both triumphant). My family had a blast and it was all my kids talked about for days. For 2 adults and 2 kids we came home with a cooler stocked full of fish!
I have done a lot of charters so when I say Scott and Jimmy are awesome I mean awesome! I am an experienced offshore fisherman and have been around a lot of what I call posers, guys with fancy boats and gear and cost a lot of money and have come home very disappointed. These guys are the real deal, and the best value, and will provide the best time for whatever type of fishing you want to do, inshore, offshore doesn't matter! This was my first charter with Pipe dream charters and it will not be my last. I had a great time and we caught lots of fish, amberjack,trigger fish, sea bass, snapper, bee liners, barracuda just to name a few of what we caught in four hours,we came home with a freezer full of fish! This is an unsolicited review and a honest one, I have been in the service business for 25 years and I know top notch service when I get it, if your looking for a great value, a great time, and great memories look no further than Pipe Dream Charters! my name is Jim Bentley and I approve this message, LOL I have always wanted to say that, seriously I highly recommend Scott and Jimmy you will not be disappointed , thank you guys for a great day, already planning our next charter!
If you are charter boat shopping, stop wasting your time and book now. March 2014 I met Captain Scott for the first time and for the next 4 days our group of 3 anglers lived to fish. Scott made every trip a lot of fun and was relentless about finding a pile of feeding fish. We caught more species than I can accurately mention and we mixed it up with productive blue water trolling and outstanding bottom fishing. Captain Scott earned my 5 star review by not only being extremely knowledgeable about his sport but most importantly making everyone feel welcome and making the whole experience a whole lot of fun. His mate Jimmy was very friendly, he did a great job on board and at the dock filleting our catch, as soon the freezer is empty I will be calling Pipe Dream Charters again.
Thank You all for a wonderful time on Pipe Dream.Definitely we will be back