Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore

The operator of Best Catch Fishing invites you to Sarasota on a memorable trip to the southwest coast of Florida or, as we like to call it, the best coast of Florida! SWFL is one of the premier fishing destinations in the world. It offers miles of coastline, thousands of waterways, and many hidden inlets perfect for a beautiful fishery!

Captain Dalton is the guide you need to take you on this beautiful adventure. As a Florida native and licensed captain, he has over 15 years of fishing locally! Jump into his well-equipped boat, soak in the Florida sun, breathe in that sea air, and embark on the adventure!

The boat is a 23’ Ranger series center console that sits up 6 anglers. It’s powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine and equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and livewell, spot lock trolling motor, twin blade series power pole, jack plate and more! To make your experience even better, the boat features a multimedia system, an ice-box, and comfortable seating!

On your trip, you’ll chase many fine inshore and nearshore species, such as Flounder, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Tripletail, Snook, and Tarpon and more!. You and the captain will be fishing with light tackle in order to catch them.

All the fishing gear and licenses are covered in the price, so you’ll only need to bring some snacks and drinks for the trip. While on your way to and from each fishing spot, you can relax and admire the beautiful mangroves, a large variety of avian species, and wild marine life!

Captain Dalton’s trips are not only for adults but children and families too! Best Catch Fishing Charters caters to all needs and can offer trips from Sarasota Bay to Boca Grande which has a legendary annual Tarpon season. The whole family can have a wonderful time!

Book today to make memories you won’t forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore Special (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $400
    This trip is unique because it is for those anglers who only want to fish solo along with the captain! This trip is 2 hours long. Pre-plan your day with the captain and prepare for an epic day of catching inshore giants. Fly fishermen are welcome, just bring your own fly gear! After 2 people $50 more per person.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore Special (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $400
    This trip is unique because it is for those anglers who only want to fish solo along with the captain! This trip is 2 hours long. Pre-plan your day with the captain and prepare for an epic day of catching inshore giants. Fly fishermen are welcome, just bring your own fly gear! After 2 people $50 more per person.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore Special (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $400
    This trip is unique because it is for those anglers who only want to fish solo along with the captain! This trip is 2 hours long. Pre-plan your day with the captain and prepare for an epic day of catching inshore giants. Fly fishermen are welcome, just bring your own fly gear! After 2 people $50 more per person.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Slam
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $600
    Enjoy a 4-hour inshore/nearshore fishing trip. Whether you want to catch a trophy fish or just fill the cooler, this charter will provide a great adventure through Florida's West Coast guided by Captain Josh. Enjoy local sites like mangroves, native species, and even manatees!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Slam (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 43 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $600
    Enjoy a 4-hour inshore/nearshore fishing trip. Whether you want to catch a trophy fish or just fill the cooler, this charter will provide a great adventure through Florida's West Coast. Enjoy local sites like mangroves, native species, and even manatees!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Slam (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $600
    Enjoy a 4-hour inshore/nearshore fishing trip. Whether you want to catch a trophy fish or just fill the cooler, this charter will provide a great adventure through Florida's West Coast. Enjoy local sites like mangroves, native species, and even manatees!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – SPRING BREAK SPECIAL
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $750
    A 6-hour inshore or nearshore fishing charter. Spend an enjoyable time with your captain, who'll provide excellent accommodation, making sure you have a memorable trip. There's a possibility of catching Trout, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, and more!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    US $900
    Tarpon fishing is seasonal and has to be booked accordingly. Tarpon trips are also the only trips that I will move around the schedule. Timewise to fish a good tide. My minimum Tarpon trip is 6 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    US $1,150
    Tarpon fishing is seasonal and has to be booked accordingly. Tarpon trips are also the only trips that I will move around the schedule. Timewise to fish a good tide. My maximum length for Tarpon trips is 8 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
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FAQs about Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore

Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore Special (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore Special (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore Special (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Slam (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Slam (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Slam (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – SPRING BREAK SPECIAL (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon (6 hours)
  • US $1,150 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • First Mate (Captain Dalton baxter)
  • Fishing License

Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Charter Operator

Best Coast Fishing Charters LLC
Sarasota, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
118 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2022
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
We offer a full-service fishing experience where safety and fun are the main priorities. For us, waking up each day and being able to do what we love is not called work, but a passion! We live for mornings catching bait on the tranquil waters of Sarasota Bay, and being able to watch the sun come up.
Our Team
Brittany K.
Business associate
Dalton B.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate
Captain Dalton baxter
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Sarasota to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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