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Jacksonville Fishing Charters

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Jacksonville: 126 fishing charters available

River City Charters

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

Peelin’ And Reelin’

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

Set Em Up Fishing Charters

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

Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc

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

Backwater Fishing Adventures

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

Sea Dancer Charters

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

Salty Charters Of Jacksonville

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

Fishbuster Charters

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

Hooker Charters & Guide Service

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

Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $900

Frequently Asked Questions 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 $526, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $867 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Jacksonville that received great reviews from families are:

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:

Many fishing charters in Jacksonville provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

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

Who are the top awarded captains in Jacksonville?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Jacksonville are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $563
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $717
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $929
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,675
  • 11-hour fishing trips – $2,700
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,800
  • 18-hour fishing trips – $2,200

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 25065 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

Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Capt Joe took me and my 9 year old boy out inshore for a half day. Was a great trip! Joe took his time working with us and didn’t rush the trip. He took us to all his hot spots. Good guy, nice equipment. Definitely gonna call him again.
John  C.
John C. Jacksonville, FL
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
We live out of town. Capt. Dennis informed us the weather for our day out was going to be bad for fishing and offered another fishing option, inland. We caught a lot of fish. We will go again and recommend Captain Dennis!
Jeannie  C.
Jeannie C. Portage, IN
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Our first time out fishing, Ryan was a great captain. He is very knowledgeable and helpful, his boat was great and everything was provided. We’ll be back in the spring!
Jan  H.
Jan H. Jacksonville, FL
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We had an amazing time fishing with captain Jason. He provided everything you needed to have a successful fishing day! Will be chartering with him again!
Victoria  S.
Victoria S. Jacksonville, FL
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Scheduled this about 2 weeks before Tropical Depression Nicole hit. Went out the day after it hit. Regardless, it was good to get out. Troy was knowledgeable and took us to where we had some good activity with the fish. Would definitely do this again.
Darrin  R.
Darrin R. Statham, GA
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
We had a wonderful time with Captain Joe. Showed us the best fishing spots and we were able to bring back enough fish for a fish fry. Can't wait to join him again on the waters. We will definitely be using his services again.
Stacy  Y.
Stacy Y. Hastings, MN
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
My son and I had a blast. The captain is super knowledgeable, fun to be around and is great with kids. My son and I caught all different kinds of fish, learned a lot and definitely plan to take another trip.
Peter  S.
Peter S. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain was fantastic. Very knowledgeable of water. Had us on fish all trip.
Michael  F.
Michael F. Toms River, NJ
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Captain Todd was knowledgeable and put us on a consistent fish. Great trip.
David  R.
David R. Berlin, Connecticut
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Awesome time out on the water. Captain Joe is great to fish with willing to share some of his knowledge to help you become a better fisherman. This is now my goto for fishing fun. Simply put Set em up charters will set you up on the fish. Thanks for a great experience Captain Joe I will be returning soon.
Ray  L.
Ray L. Jacksonville, FL
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
My fiancé and I had a great experience with Captain Todd. The very first spot he brought us to was filled with red fish and trout. We moved around to different spots throughout the day based on the tide. We ended up catching a ton of fish. Todd has great knowledge of the waters, and ensures that he finds you the best spots. He also teaches you about the fish you catch. Highly recommend!
Nick  R.
Nick R. Montclair, NJ
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(315 reviews)
AWESOME! Fishing trip. Captain put us on the fish in both spots that we went to right off the start. We had a ton of fun. Not only was the fishing great the captain was extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. We will definitely come back and fish with Capt. Bill again. Thaks for such a great time.
Jim  P.
Jim P. Jacksonville, FL
Set Em Up Fishing – 16' Hewes
Set Em Up Fishing – 16' Hewes
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain Joe did a great job and his 16' boat was perfect for my son and I to have a great and very personal trip. We also got to some spots I'm sure a bigger boat would have had difficulty reaching. Can't recommend Capt Joe enough! We had a truly enjoyable 1/2 day fishing and I'd highly recommend going out with him.
Michael  T.
Michael T. Camden, DE
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Stayed at the first stop the entire time because the bite was so good. Used all the live bait in the live well and had to throw artifical the last 30 minutes. Probably caught around 70. Flounder, red fish, specks and croakers. Very pleased with the trip. Will use Troy again if we travel back to Jacksonville.
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Sylacauga, AL
Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters
Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Tim and Jeff did a fantastic job putting us on fish. Rough water did not deter our plan and it was well executed. Cannot wait to come back and go after Kings next June!!!!
Alan  O.
Alan O. Sugar Hill, GA
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Troy is the best Captain we have ever had on a charter .He worked hard to put on on fish and he did .His personally made the trip fun .We will definitely make more trips with him.
Patrick  B.
Patrick B. Glade Spring, VA
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
A brilliant morning fish with Capt. Todd! Our first guided trip for reds, trout, and etc. Capt. Todd even taught my grandson to cast; where upon he out fished most. All three of us caught fish - over 30 fish in under 4-hours! Questions, ideas, Capt. Todd handled everything with grace, humor, and great professionalism. He told us why, when, where, and how, we were fishing. Capt. Todd is a gentleman; and, fun to fish with - we intend fishing with him again!
David  O.
David O. Fleming Island, Florida
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Troy was so patient with my 5 year old. We had a blast and got to bring home some fish. My boy pulled in a 26 15/16” Red. I’m going to send the measurements off to have a mount made. Very memorable experience on the water with my family!
Michael  O.
Michael O. Orange Park, FL
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Great trip,we had fun and the captain put us on the fish… hooked 2 big sharks both broke the line… highly recommend booking
Dondery  R.
Dondery R. Ambrose, GA
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Waters where rough when we started so first couple hours was rough goings. After we made it out to the spot things turned and we did well 11 red snappers and a ton of spotted sea bass with a couple random small ones as well. Awesome experience, great captain, and lots of fun.
Galen  A.
Galen A. Eaton, OH

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