Best Catch Fishing Charters

1485 South Tamiami Trail
Venice FL, United States

Best Catch Fishing Charters invites you on a true deep sea fishing adventure you will talk about for years to come. You can travel as far out as 70 miles offshore into the real deep blue waters that hide the huge reef fish everyone wants to catch but only a few have the chance of targeting!

The charter is located in Venice, Florida and provides a first class fishing service along with an outstanding customer service. With a federally permitted boat for both pelagic and reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico, Best Catch Fishing Charters are legally allowed to take up to 6 passengers outside of 9 nautical miles and into the federal waters.

The federal offshore waters are where the majority of bigger fish species can be found in abundance. You can target Red Snapper, Black Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, Jack (African Pompano), Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, and Blackfin Tuna in huge depths and up to 70 miles offshore.

If you want to stay within the 9 miles for some nearshore fishing, you can target Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and smaller Groupers, too.

Best Catch is a 32-foot Wellcraft Coastal offshore sport fishing boat, originally built in 1987, and restored in 2011. It is powered by two 660 HP Mercruiser engines that give it great speed and stability on the water. It features a toilet which is a huge plus on offshore trips, a bed, a kitchen, a flybridge, and all the safety and electronic equipment needed for a successful trip.

You will be offered charters of four, six, eight, ten, and twelve hours, as well as custom overnight trips. You even have the option to fish both nearshore and deep-sea offshore waters all on the same trip, so it’s really just up to you and how much time you can dedicate to the best sport for fishermen.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1595
    up to 6 persons
    This is the mother of all offshore trips with 12 hours minimum spent on the water. The trip will see you going out to the deep sea up to 70 miles offshore. This is for the serious fishermen who want to get to the springs as deep as 300+ feet. You don't want to miss the fish on this trip. African Pompano, big true Black Grouper, Gag, and Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Amberjack and who knows what else!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1295
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will last 10 hours minimum. You will go out to 50 miles offshore reaching depths of up to 150 feet. This is generally a great trip in the Red Snapper season. You can also hit limits on Grouper and other Snapper, Amberjack and lots of other fish at different times of the year. This is for the fishermen who want the full day experience!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1195
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will last 8 hours minimum and you can target Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, etc. This trip is generally around 35 miles offshore or less depending on where the fish are feeding, which means getting to the depths for bigger Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack, as well as pelagic fish like Cobia. Also, this trip will take you to a good depth to run into Blackfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 875
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is for 6 hours minimum and will see you targeting Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and more. This trip is around 25 nautical miles offshore or less.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 875
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is for 6 hours minimum and will see you targeting Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and more. This trip is around 25 nautical miles offshore or less.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Come aboard Best Catch and target a wide variety of different Shark species the Gulf Coast has to offer. From giant Hammerhead Sharks and 14-feet Bull Sharks to 10-feet yummy Blacktip and Spinner Sharks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Come aboard Best Catch and target a wide variety of different Shark species the Gulf Coast has to offer. From giant Hammerhead Sharks and 14-feet Bull Sharks to 10-feet yummy Blacktip and Spinner Sharks.
  • Shared trip
    2 x 12 Hour Trips + Lodging Package
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 600
    per person / day
    6 persons minimum
    This is a two-day trip that will see you fishing limits with tons of fish caught. This is for the serious fishermen wanting the full experience with lots of species and lots of fish! You will spend the first day on the water, then spend the night in a lodge, followed by another 12-hour fishing session the following morning.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 595
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will last 4 hours minimum and will see you targeting Grouper, Snapper, Porgies, Grubbs, Cobia, Kingfish, and Amberjack. This trip can take you up to 17 miles offshore or less.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 595
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will last 4 hours minimum and will see you targeting Grouper, Snapper, Porgies, Grubbs, Cobia, Kingfish, and Amberjack. This trip can take you up to 17 miles offshore or less.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Barracuda (Great)
  Cobia
  Grouper (Black)

  Grouper (Gag)
  Grouper (Red)
  Jack (African Pompano)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Snapper (Lane)
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snapper (Red)
  Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Wellcraft Coastal (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2011. Powered by 2 660HP Mercruiser engines.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Daniel Smith
Venice, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
5
7
Captain Daniel has been fishing since he was a kid and he's been fishing in Venice for over 25 years. Armed with years of knowledge, skills, and an excellent offshore sport fishing boat, Captain Daniel is bound to make your fishing dreams come true. He's got a great personality coupled with a good sense of humor and is loved by all return and new customers.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 95%

Venice Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

Boat
Crew
Overall
5 stars
3
3
4 stars
2
2
3 stars
0
0
2 stars
0
0
1 star
0
0

Half Day Trip guys were great was a weak day fishing wise

Fished April 21, 2018
  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Fished March 18, 2018
  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall
Fished July 25, 2017
  • Boat
  • Crew
  • Overall

Fishing Reports

April & May 2018 Fishing Red Snapper & G

May 03, 2018

With Red Snapper and Gag Grouper just around the corner we have seen excellent results on Catch and Release especially with the Red Snapper up to 35” on 10 hour trips and longer. King Mackerel up to 35 lbs… Read Full Report →