Captain Dennis Goldstein

is a native Floridian who has been guiding fishing charters from St. Augustine for over 30 years. As a full-time Coast Guard licensed charter fishing captain, he provides all the tackle, live bait and fishing licenses needed for a great day out on the water! Hot Fun Fishing Charters of St. Augustine, FL is available all year round for full or half day charters.

Fishing from a 22 foot Skeeter Bay Boat with a 200 E-Tech engine that can carry up to four anglers, Capt. Dennis is equally skilled at inshore, light-tackle angling (live bait or artificials) for trout, redfish, pompano and flounder or running the beaches fishing for tarpon, cobia and kingfish or probing the nearshore wrecks for kingfish, cobia, dolphin, blackfin tuna and sailfish.

Guiding fishing charters on a year round basis, he will recommend the best choice for the days fishing based upon season and local weather conditions. Capt. Dennis delivers an exciting and safe charter fishing trip for people of all ages and fishing experience. If you are just looking for a relaxing trip on the water, try one of our new Dolphin Watching trips, 90 minute trip for one $20 per adult.

Captain Dennis's extensive knowledge and expertise as a Florida Charter Fishing Guide has resulted in his appearance in numerous articles in "Florida Sportsman", "Florida Game & Fish" and "Tide" magazines.

  • Rod Hunter
    Accurately reporting on Sunshine State angling requires a lot of time in boats, and on the phone with one of my top sources on the First Coast is Captain Dennis Goldstein. He knows what's going on in his area, and whether we're talking on the phone or out chasing fish in the boat, he's always been a pleasure to work with. I've fished with him on several occasions and look forward to our next trip. He's the one that got me my first 150 lb tarpon, and my first eight lb trout!
    Rod Hunter
    Contributing Editor, "Florida Game & Fish" Magazine
  • Chris Christian
    During the 25 years I've been covering the Florida fishing scene for "Florida Sportsman", I've have the opportunity to fish with many of the best fishing guides in the state.  Captain Goldstein is certainly one of them. His gear is always in top shape, he's ready to go on time, and while no fisherman loads the boat on every trip, Captain Goldstein always seems to get his share, maybe more, even on bad days.
    Chris Christian
    Contributing Editor, "Florida Sportsman" Magazine
  • Capt. Glenn Laudenslager
    I have known Capt. Dennis for a number of years dating back to our time in Jacksonville Beach and Mayport. He has always had a love for fishing and has acquired a great deal of knowledge about the different types of fishing in our area. Dennis specializes in "near shore" fishing behind the shrimp boats and slow trolling in the summer months. He is also well versed in the art of tarpon fishing, like in the "old days". He has one of the largest tarpon ever caught off our beaches at around 200 lbs. Dennis has seen the changes in our sport throughout the years and has adapted nicely to the many new techniques and methods to give his customers the best chance at having a successful trip.  Capt. Dennis is also one of the better inshore guides knowing all the secret drop-offs and oyster bars to ensure customers a great experience with red bass, trout, flounder, sheepshead, etc. If you have the kids along, there is no better person to show them a good time and teach them the fundamentals of fishing. Capt. Dennis also can take you on an Eco Tour to just look at the different birds and wildlife along and in the waterways.
    Capt. Glenn Laudenslager
    Camanchee Island Charters
  • Capt. Tommy Coleman
    I've spent many days on the water with Capt. Dennis, both inshore and offshore. Every trip is a unique and memorable experience. The "Hot Fun" is a comfortable, roomy, safe fishing machine that provides a dry ride, even in choppy seas. Capt. Dennis uses only high quality, well maintained rods and reels. I highly recommend booking a trip with him planning around weather, tides and local conditions. Capt. Dennis is fully licensed and dedicated to making your trip a memorable experience. 
    Capt. Tommy Coleman

All Major Credit Cards Accepted & Gift Certificates Available!

What to Bring with You:

Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Drinks and Snacks.

Please Don't Bring:

Your Cooler. We have one on board, stocked with ice.

Rates are for 1-3 people, each additional person is $25, maximum of 4 people. Arrangements for corporate and group charters available, Please call to arrange.

Pick up available at the Camachee Cove Marina and the Vilano Boat Ramp in St. Augustine, FL.