Greetings! I’m Captain Chad and I’m a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. I’ve fished in Amelia Island, FL most of my life, from backwaters to blue water, and I want to share those same areas and experiences with you. Fishing is my passion so my goal is to provide a fun-filled, humorous fishing environment for all my passengers. Whether you’re a novice angler or experienced, my goal is to make sure your fishing charter with me is enjoyable and memorable from start to finish.
Reel Amelia’s top priority is safety. Not only does our vessel have top of the line electronics including GPS, VHF Radio, and radar, but we also take it a step further with having an EPIRB on board. An EPIRB is a portable, battery-powered radio transmitter used in emergencies to locate boaters in distress and in need of immediate rescue. We also carry a GARMIN inReach which is a satellite communication device.
Our vessel is a 2022 SeaFox 268 equipped with twin 150 Yamaha outboard motors, outriggers for days trolling the stream for Mahi-Mahi and Tuna, an i-Pilot trolling motor with spot lock, a windlass anchor, and a head in the console for the ladies. The vessel is 27ft. with one 30 gallon aquarium style livewell. There are two separate 120 quart insulated in-floor fish boxes and a comfortable lounger with an insulated beverage and food cooler underneath. Cushioned bench seating is also located at the stern of the vessel. The vessel has a cruising speed of 30-35 mph depending on the weather conditions.
Reel Amelia offers a variety of charters all throughout the year, but we also offer seasonal targeted charters. For example, in the months of April and May, it is prime time to target Mahi-Mahi. Feel free to ask the Captain when booking your charter, which, if any, species can be targeted
Listen to some of what our customers say about us...
"I've been on a few different charters from the island. Capt. Chad by far was the best experience. Professional and made the trip fun for my family. Add all that to a great price and a beautiful rig, and you have Reel Amelia Charters."
"A great Charter Captain with plenty of space on board! A top-notch vessel with all safety equipment and GPS. Captain Chad is great at putting you on the fish and making sure you come home with plenty of fish! He can also target certain fish if requested depending on season. Will definitely book with him again!"
"If your wanting to catch fish and have a great learning experience while doing it reel Amelia is definitely the way too go! Chad is very knowledgeable in fishing and knows all the spots around town!"
"I've been out with Captain Chad Jaynes and crew, every summer since 2015. Each experience has exceeded my expectations. Him and his crew are knowledgeable, respectful, and make for a unique experience. Depending on what you want to fish for he'll put you where you need to be. I can assure you'll make the right decision booking with Reel Amelia Charters."
"Chad is one of the best in the area. We’ve never been disappointed or had a bad day of fishing. Extremely attentive to all aboard, beginners or experts. Took my girlfriend offshore fishing for the first time and she had a blast. Can’t wait to book again! Great boat, the best equipment and an excellent Captain!!
"If you want a great fishing experience i highly recommend Reel Amelia. Chad knows where the fish are inshore and offshore."
Our professional staff will do our very best to make your day enjoyable, these are the rules and regulations for our charters.