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Years of Experience


Licensed Charter Captain


Family-Owned & Operated


Veteran-Owned Business

About HoodOo Charters

We Target Sailfish, Grouper, Wahoo, Snapper, and More!

HooDoo Sportfishing Charters is a family-owned and operated charter company departing from Amelia Island Marina in Fernandina Beach, Florida. We know these fish-fertile waters like the back of our hands, and we ensure you’re in the best position to finally land the elusive trophy fish of your dreams. Before booking your trip, decide whether you want to experience the thrill of high-speed offshore trolling for species like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and Marlin, or if you’d rather cruise the reefs and wrecks for delicious Grouper, Amberjack, and Cobia. We’ll set you up for fishing success, targeting whatever species you’re after with precision and expertise.

Our crew will be there every step of the way, from the morning safety briefing until we clean and fillet your catch after a successful day on the water. We welcome you to make it a memorable family experience by bringing your kids and sharing the joy of fishing with those you love most. We provide the live bait, rods, reels, and tackle, so all you need to bring are drinks, snacks, sun protection, and a sense of adventure. Get ready for a thrilling and unforgettable day with Captains Tim & Chris and their phenomenal crew!

Experienced Captains

Our expert licensed captains, Tim & Chris Altman, bring their tournament-winning skills and extensive knowledge of the local waters, ensuring a successful and exhilarating fishing adventure.

Abundant Species

Explore fish-fertile waters teeming with a diverse range of species, from the acrobatic Sailfish to the high-speed Wahoo, providing thrilling encounters for anglers of all skill levels.

Family Friendly

Create lasting memories with your loved ones as you share the excitement of fishing together. We are dedicated to making your family experience fun, safe, and educational.

Meet Your Charter Captain

Leading Thrilling Sportfishing Adventures from Northeast Florida

Captain Timothy Altman is a retired military veteran with a lifelong passion for angling. For the past 25 years, he’s primarily focused on offshore and competitive tournament fishing, ultimately becoming a Charter Captain because he loves to put people on fish and is committed to going the extra mile to do so. His real joy is watching someone reel in a fish they’ve only ever dreamed about.

Capt. Tim has won or placed in a myriad of tournaments from Ocean City, Maryland, to Saint Augustine, Florida, and is a two-time Jacksonville Sailfish Pot Trophy winner. He has been featured in the Florida Sportsman Magazine and does High-Speed Wahoo Trolling seminars throughout the state for the Florida Sportsman Expos. In addition, he authors two columns for Florida print publications and engages in podcasts and live streams about offshore fishing. If you’re willing, there’s a great chance your charter will be featured in media outlets with pictures of your epic day!

our fleet

Explore Northeast Florida’s Fish-Fertile Waters in Our Custom-Built Boats

Departing from Amelia Island, Florida, our powerful, custom-made fleet gives our customers a chance to experience what it’s like to fish professionally for the day. With outriggers, downriggers, kites, fish finders, live bait wells, and a state-of-the-art 96-inch trolling motor to precisely anchor, we set you up for a successful day on the water. Safety is our first priority and we keep our boats in pristine, tip-top shape; our fleet is equipped with readily accessible life jackets, survival suits, satellite phones, GPS, top-notch electronics, and radar.

Saltwater Challenge – 36′ Contender

The Saltwater Challenge is a custom-built 36ft Contender center console boat. It’s powered by triple 300hp engines and can accommodate up to six anglers. With a restroom on board, the Saltwater Challenge is a great choice for those with kids in tow. 

Hoodeux – 25′ Contender

The Hoodeux is a new (2022) custom-built 25ft Contender center console boat. It’s powered by twin 150hp engines to provide a fast and comfortable ride to the offshore fishing grounds. The Hoodeux can accommodate up to five anglers.

Embark on an exhilarating fishing journey with HooDoo Sportfishing Charters and reel in unforgettable memories.