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Jacksonville: 116 fishing charters available

River City Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $450

Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(118 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $700

Set Em Up Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $400

Sea Dancer Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $450

Backwater Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(168 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $450

Fishbuster Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(105 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $650

Peelin’ And Reelin’

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $400

Salty Charters Of Jacksonville

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $425

Hooker Charters & Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(312 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $495

Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(102 reviews)
Jacksonville
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Jacksonville, Florida are:
Full list of top fishing charters in Jacksonville

The average price for a private 4 hour Jacksonville fishing trip is $525, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $854 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Jacksonville are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Jacksonville are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Jacksonville are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Jacksonville are:

Located at the mouth of the mighty St Johns River, Jacksonville fishing charters specialize in both saltwater and freshwater fishing. With rivers, inlets, offshore wrecks, and so much more, just about every type of maritime feature can be found in these parts. The opportunities here are endless all you have to do is get on the water!

These waters are home to bonafide monsters, with record-breaking Mackerel coming in alongside big Cobia, huge Redfish, and even impressive sizes of Largemouth Bass. Inshore, you’ll also stumble upon Flounder, Black Drum, Bluefish, and Sheepshead, as you peruse the scenic shallow waterways. The Gulf Stream is also certain to get the adrenaline pumping with Sailfish, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna waiting offshore.

No matter what, there’s never going to be enough time in the day to see everything Jacksonville has to offer. However, even if your time is limited to just an afternoon, the St Johns River can still show you plenty of action. Extend your trip by a couple of hours and you’ll also be able to get to the Intracoastal Waterway or the rich reefs nearshore. Finally, for Gulf Stream adventures, you’ll want to book nothing short of a full day!

After you’ve picked your target and the type of fishing you’d like to try, you’ll want to find a charter that best fits your needs. At the mouth of St Johns River, you’ll find charters ready to take you offshore, while moving further inland, there will be more guides who specialize in the area’s inshore fishery.

 

Rules & Regulations

Guests aboard a guided boat do not need to buy a fishing license for saltwater fishing, since charters in Jacksonville cover this for you. However, if you’re fishing in freshwater or on some public piers, shorelines, and bridges, you’ll need to have the appropriate fishing license.

Jacksonville
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25043 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The best thing about fishing in Jacksonville in January is that although it may be cold, the water is very clear. Fishing inshore is great for Sheepshead and Bluefish, while Black Sea Bass is being caught on the offshore reefs.

February

Battle the colder weather and get out on the water. Look for Redfish schooling in the creeks, around the jetties, and in the Intracoastal Waterway. Black Drum and Sheepshead are also biting well.

March

March is the month of big Black Drum in Jacksonville, and most inshore charters will devote a lot of time to catching and releasing the bigger breeding fish. With the water heating up, this is a great time to get out and about.

April

Winter fishing is now well and truly behind us and the warmer waters attract bait and a great variety of fish. Head out with light tackle and target Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. Look for Cobia at the end of the month.

May

The fishing picks up even more. Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, and Redfish are all biting inshore, while Cobia is in full swing nearshore. Fan of big fish and small boats? Don't miss the Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic.

June

The ocean water warms up, nearly hitting the 80s mark. Saltwater moves up the river, meaning Redfish and Trout can be caught up to 20 miles upstream. Nearshore, look for Kingfish, Cobia, and Tarpon within 9-10 miles. 

July

Be quick on your toes in Jacksonville in July. Fish in the morning to miss the storms and look for Sharks and Tarpon in the inlet and Bull Redfish in St Johns River. Don't miss the Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament!

August

August means big fish and excitement in Jacksonville. What it doesn't necessarily mean is lots of eating fish. Charters this month will often involve battling with mighty Sharks nearshore or Bull Redfish in the inlet.

September

Fishing starts to diversify again in September. Look out for Tarpon in large numbers as they school from Fernadina to Matansaz Inlet. Offshore, Sailfish is biting 25 miles out.

October

In October, there are two words on the lips of every angler in Jacksonville: Bull Redfish. Big Reds are spawning in the flats - watch out for their spotted tails as you pole or wade towards them and practice your cast.

November

November is a great time to fish in Jacksonville. As the waters cool, the baitfish gather together as they begin their southerly migration. This attracts a large number of enjoyable inshore species, as well as the big Redfish.

December

With Redfish in clear waters and Sheepshead and Black Drum around the jetties, there's plenty to take your bait. And with plenty going on nearshore and offshore, the festive season will be far from boring.

Jacksonville Fishing Calendar

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Get with Captain Rami on the Saturnian and he will give you a great day along with fishing knowledge you can take with you .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with Captain Rami on the Saturnian and he will give you a great day along with fishing knowledge you can take with you .
Brian  P.
Brian P. Jacksonville, FL
Be prepared for changing weather conditions, use sunscreen, hydrate and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for changing weather conditions, use sunscreen, hydrate and have fun!
Michael  G.
Michael G. Saint Johns, Florida
Have a specific fish that you and your crew want to fish, book a large boat with Buck Rogers Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have a specific fish that you and your crew want to fish, book a large boat with Buck Rogers Charters.
Julie  C.
Julie C. Cumming, GA
Understand the variety that you are likely to catch given the length of your trip. Kings and Barracuda were fun to catch but are not my favorite fish to eat!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Understand the variety that you are likely to catch given the length of your trip. Kings and Barracuda were fun to catch but are not my favorite fish to eat!
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. Mount Pleasant, SC
Plenty of charters available with experienced captains and Florida waters have some of the best fishing in the world!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of charters available with experienced captains and Florida waters have some of the best fishing in the world!
Allison  H.
Allison H. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Ask the Captain what you will be fishing for and you will not be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask the Captain what you will be fishing for and you will not be disappointed!
Amy  M.
Amy M. Ellisburg, NY
Be mindful of the tides and winds. The tides swing 5+ feet four times a day and that is a WHOLE LOT of water constantly moving
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be mindful of the tides and winds. The tides swing 5+ feet four times a day and that is a WHOLE LOT of water constantly moving
Bob  S.
Bob S. Haines City, Florida
Let the Captain know what you’re looking to do and they do the best they can to make it happen!!! Very clean and professional crew!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the Captain know what you’re looking to do and they do the best they can to make it happen!!! Very clean and professional crew!!
Celena  P.
Celena P. Glenwood, GA
Be patient when setting your hook, some fish you just have to let them go with it a pick up and real instead of snatching
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient when setting your hook, some fish you just have to let them go with it a pick up and real instead of snatching
Tommy  C.
Tommy C. Orlando, FL
I watched this guy work with other captains who were much younger than him and obviously have learned from him. They have a community that work with one another to help each other catch the best that they can catch. This is the guy to go for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I watched this guy work with other captains who were much younger than him and obviously have learned from him. They have a community that work with one another to help each other catch the best that they can catch. This is the guy to go for.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Apopka, FL
The type of fishing we did was backwater with a depth from 3ft to 20ft. The fishing in the backwater was better than expected. So, yes I would recommend fishing in Jacksonville.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The type of fishing we did was backwater with a depth from 3ft to 20ft. The fishing in the backwater was better than expected. So, yes I would recommend fishing in Jacksonville.
Vonce  I.
Vonce I. Elizabethtown, KY
Make sure you have a helper. When they get to biting, it can be one after another. Always good to be able to keep up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a helper. When they get to biting, it can be one after another. Always good to be able to keep up.
Scott  M.
Scott M. Jacksonville, Florida
Choose to book captain daves and remember to put on sunscreen. No matter the top situation, the water still reflects that light.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Choose to book captain daves and remember to put on sunscreen. No matter the top situation, the water still reflects that light.
Nathan  H.
Nathan H. Bend, OR
A trip of this kind with a Captain that knows his stuff like Brennan Merrell.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A trip of this kind with a Captain that knows his stuff like Brennan Merrell.
Timothy  L.
Timothy L. United States
Ocean can be choppy so bear in mind sea sickness but the captain was very accomodating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ocean can be choppy so bear in mind sea sickness but the captain was very accomodating.
Jason  V.  B.
Jason V. B. Lincoln, NE
Just make sure that the Captain of the boat you choose has plenty of experience, because they know where the fish are going to be that day.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just make sure that the Captain of the boat you choose has plenty of experience, because they know where the fish are going to be that day.
Sherry  S.
Sherry S. Jacksonville, Florida
Dramamine the night before and morning of. Plenty of sunscreen asHer be ready to be sore by the time the day is over.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamine the night before and morning of. Plenty of sunscreen asHer be ready to be sore by the time the day is over.
Francis  S.
Francis S. Elkhart, TX
Be prepared for the hot weather but fishing is red hot. Bring lots of drinks, rain gear and light clothing. August is terrific fishing and would recommend going out.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for the hot weather but fishing is red hot. Bring lots of drinks, rain gear and light clothing. August is terrific fishing and would recommend going out.
Jordan  B.
Jordan B. Saint Johns, FL
Unless you know people that fish tournaments or often, get a charter. They know all the spots. Best chance to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unless you know people that fish tournaments or often, get a charter. They know all the spots. Best chance to catch fish.
Rob  W.
Rob W. Lady Lake, FL
Be open minded and patient! The fish will come! The smaller tackle the better!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open minded and patient! The fish will come! The smaller tackle the better!
Sam  W.
Sam W. Orlando, Florida

Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
Captain Dennis, did a great job finding fish and helping a locked land Colorado man have a great time.
JERRY  S.
JERRY S. PUEBLO DEP AC, CO
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Captain Jason was an amazing captain! He took us to several different spots and knew the area extremely well. There were four of us on the boat and there was plenty of room to move around comfortably. The boat was very nice and set up with all the necessities. I would highly recommend Captain Jason.
Jennifer  S.
Jennifer S. Jacksonville, FL
Topwater Action Charters
Topwater Action Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Had a fun time with Captain Mike. Very knowledgeable about fishing. He was on time and ready for us when we got there. We caught several fish and are happy with our experience.
Melissa  W.
Melissa W. Windermere, Florida
River City Charters
River City Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Awesome fishing trip with Captain Travis! He put us on some amazing fish. Husband caught a shark!! So exciting! This captain really does well with everything! Very friendly and definitely knows the fish! Had a great time and if we are ever back in the area, we will definitely book another fishing trip with him! Thanks Captain Travis for a great day!
Barry  B.
Barry B. Red Banks, MS
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(312 reviews)
Bill know his stuff!…He took us miles and miles out to one of his honey holes and it did not disappoint! Snapper, Amber Jack and the trigger fish were on fire! He was very helpful and patient!!…Book him now!!
MARION  I.
MARION I. Augusta, GA
Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender
Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Had a great time and my son caught his first Bull Red. Highly recommend this charter. Thanks Captain
Ryan  Y.
Ryan Y. Jacksonville, FL
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Thanks Jason, We had a blast this morning and are looking forward to dinner tonight so we can eat our Flounder and Sheepshead. Thanks for putting up with me trying to fly fish. We will look you up if we ever return to the area. Great Day!
Rocky  A.
Rocky A. Anniston, AL
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Had a wonderful time. Captain Bishop of Fishbuster's was a great guide. Everyone enjoyed the moring catching flounder, red's, mangro snapper and jack crevalles. Would recommend Fishbuster's and Captain Robert Vishop to all.
Rose  Z.
Rose Z. Jacksonville, Florida
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(312 reviews)
Captain Bill went above and beyond to make our first fishing trip in Jacksonville a memorable one. Took us to numerous spots where we were able to catch over 10 different types of fish. It was a blast and an experience me and my family will never forget. Thanks Captain Bill!
Jason  B.
Jason B. Jacksonville, FL
Saturiba Company – Bay Boat
Saturiba Company – Bay Boat
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Rami knows the area very well. When the fish stopped biting he found a shrimp boat that we trailed and had some awesome shark fishing. Highly recommend it.
Mark  S.
Mark S. Jacksonville, FL
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Great experience! We caught many species of fish and even a stingray or two. Todd was an excellent guide and we were able to take home two redfish for dinner.
Alexa  R.
Alexa R. Jacksonville, FL
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
I would highly recommend this captain this boat and this trip. He is so extremely knowledgeable in the local area as well as fishing and boating.
Karlene  B.
Karlene B. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
Captain Dennis puts you right on the fish. We were out 4 hours and caught 25 Red Snapper, 2 Sea Bass and had two sharks hooked up before they bit the line. Snappers were 5-26lbs and as soon as the bait hit the water you better hold on. Great time will definitely be back for another trip next time we are in Jacksonville.
Keith  B.
Keith B. Jacksonville, FL
Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters
Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Overall great trip . He did his Job by putting us on fish . Really can't control how the waves are going to be or which fish bites
Kaelin  G.
Kaelin G. Cartersville, Georgia
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Weather was great. Seas were a little rough but overall pretty smooth. Slow biting day but still pulled in 5 fish with a couple of misses. Captain Rob was great, taking us out about 15 miles. You can only catch the fish that bite!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. Jacksonville, FL
River City Charters
River City Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
I’ve been on many fishing charters and I must say that this was one of the best experiences. HANDS DOWN! Capt Travis is knowledgeable about his craft and and his experience shows! Easy going guy, attentive, and most importantly he ensured we had a great time while catching fish and we caught many varieties These characteristics are not normally found in other charter captains! Thank you Capt Travis of River City Charters for a great time!
Kenneth  L.
Kenneth L. Jacksonville, FL
Blue Cyclone Inland Charters
Blue Cyclone Inland Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
I am 80 years old and had this gentleman captain take care of me as though I were family. He did all of the work and was polite and complementary. I caught tarpon and lost tarpon. He put us on them within 10 minutes of being on the water. What more could a fisherman want?
Ron  S.
Ron S. Jacksonville, FL
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Captain Chris is a pro!! This guy loves what he does, he's good at it and he gets fish on the boat. 2 limits of Trigger fish today..several others that weren't in season went back. He fishes a flat line with live bait off the back and we had 3 monster strikes!! Possible sailfish..all three strikes snapped the line..damn!! Chris has a great attitude!! Can't wait for the next trip!! Thanks again Chris!!
Jeff  W.
Jeff W. CORRAL DE TIE, CA
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(312 reviews)
The experience was fun just wish we could have caught a little more, but that is fishing. Bill was an awesome Captain leaned a lot.
Steven  H.
Steven H. Jacksonville, Florida
Black Dog Fishing Charters
Black Dog Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
It was a great experience, his boat was very clean, he was very friendly, and he knew what he was doing! You can tell Captain Nelson Van Liere is a very experienced fisherman. He has a vested interest in making sure you have a good experience and that you catch your fish! I have never seen a Captain catch his live bait in less than 5 mins! We caught our first fish in 15 mins once we stopped the boat. We caught 4 huge kingfish! I would recommend Captain Nelson Van Liere to anyone!
Linda  L.
Linda L. United States

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