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Jacksonville Fishing Charters

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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 $544, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $809 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Jacksonville are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $600
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $626
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,050
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $696
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $893
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,663
  • 11-hour fishing trips – $2,000
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,213
  • 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
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Based on 27944 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.

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November weather is unpredictable so be flexible and you will have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November weather is unpredictable so be flexible and you will have a great time.
Jonathan  M.
Jonathan M.
Bring sunglasses, bottled waters, maybe a small beach towel. That’s all you need.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunglasses, bottled waters, maybe a small beach towel. That’s all you need.
Ellen  W.
Ellen W.
Capt Bill held and excellent day for my family and I. His attentiveness towards my son was beyond reproach. His knowledge was definitely passed on to us and we are looking forward to the next trip. I’m glad we were able to make some memories as a family and Capt Bill definitely made that happen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt Bill held and excellent day for my family and I. His attentiveness towards my son was beyond reproach. His knowledge was definitely passed on to us and we are looking forward to the next trip. I’m glad we were able to make some memories as a family and Capt Bill definitely made that happen!
Corey  T.
Corey T. Lake City, Florida
Bottom fishing was excellent with non-stop action. We caught tons of red snapper, lots of Black Sea bass, several triggerfish, a few vermillion snapper, a Cobia, and a handful of other species. Don’t expect any trophy fish but do expect to get worn out from catching fish all day and make sure to plan out a dinner with your fresh catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing was excellent with non-stop action. We caught tons of red snapper, lots of Black Sea bass, several triggerfish, a few vermillion snapper, a Cobia, and a handful of other species. Don’t expect any trophy fish but do expect to get worn out from catching fish all day and make sure to plan out a dinner with your fresh catch!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M.
Notice that once you come in the presence of captain Travis that you will feel know that you are in good hands.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Notice that once you come in the presence of captain Travis that you will feel know that you are in good hands.
Tommie  J.
Tommie J. Lithonia, GA
It is all weather dependent! Don't get upset if you don't catch a whole bunch of fish, there are so many factors at play. Just relax and have a good time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is all weather dependent! Don't get upset if you don't catch a whole bunch of fish, there are so many factors at play. Just relax and have a good time!
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. United States
You can’t be out during the heat of the day. The bite rapidly fades off as it gets warmer. Sunrise to about 10am is pretty good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can’t be out during the heat of the day. The bite rapidly fades off as it gets warmer. Sunrise to about 10am is pretty good
George  K.
George K. Jacksonville, FL
Go for a charter. There so much to learn and I tried for a year to learn it myself and was doing it all wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for a charter. There so much to learn and I tried for a year to learn it myself and was doing it all wrong.
Gerard  B.
Gerard B.
Talk to the locals and try and figure out what they're biting the rig they're using to catch the fish and it what depths are they catching them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the locals and try and figure out what they're biting the rig they're using to catch the fish and it what depths are they catching them
Matthew  W.
Matthew W. Kingsland, Georgia
It can be good boat ride to location but once you're there, the experience will be awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It can be good boat ride to location but once you're there, the experience will be awesome.
Ivan  R.
Ivan R. Jacksonville, FL
Bring snacks. Small Cooler of drinks. Sunscreen. Long sleeve fishing shirt overtop swimsuit or trunks. A lucky hat. Sunglasses. Generous tip for the Captain & first mate. Cellphone for pictures and video of your catch. We brought a small backpack and cooler aboard. I used a beach towel to cover my daughter's legs from sun. Just enjoy every minute
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring snacks. Small Cooler of drinks. Sunscreen. Long sleeve fishing shirt overtop swimsuit or trunks. A lucky hat. Sunglasses. Generous tip for the Captain & first mate. Cellphone for pictures and video of your catch. We brought a small backpack and cooler aboard. I used a beach towel to cover my daughter's legs from sun. Just enjoy every minute
Brenda  B.
Brenda B.
Wear tons of industrial strenght sunscreen and bring a rashguard! Also, take arm day at the gym seriously. You will need all of the upper body strength you've got to pull some of these giants in!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear tons of industrial strenght sunscreen and bring a rashguard! Also, take arm day at the gym seriously. You will need all of the upper body strength you've got to pull some of these giants in!
Jennifer  M.
Jennifer M.
Excellent weather but a little rough out there. If you get sea sick come prepared
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent weather but a little rough out there. If you get sea sick come prepared
Tim  R.
Tim R. Las Vegas, NV
End of April was much better than.mid February on our experience. We changed the annual trip for the warmer days, which paid off nicely
Excellent
5.0 / 5
End of April was much better than.mid February on our experience. We changed the annual trip for the warmer days, which paid off nicely
Doug  U.
Doug U. Leesburg, VA
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Jacob  H.
Jacob H. Jacksonville, Florida
It was a little chilly but if you dress wright you won't have a problem. I dressed in layers and was comfortable. Loved it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little chilly but if you dress wright you won't have a problem. I dressed in layers and was comfortable. Loved it.
Jennifer  W.
Jennifer W. Blue Springs, MO
Double check on the season and your target fish but like me I was coming here to visit anyway and hooked onto more fish than I could count.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Double check on the season and your target fish but like me I was coming here to visit anyway and hooked onto more fish than I could count.
Tom  M.
Tom M. Santa Rosa, CA
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
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

Topwater Action Charters
Topwater Action Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Enjoyed the trip and the captain. Would have given the captain 6 stars if he would have stopped my brother in law from out fishing me
Gary  T.
Gary T.
BattLine Charters
BattLine Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
I’ve been on plenty charters in my lifetime and this is at the top! Captain Ed cares about the customers and not just the money nor the time. Customer service/satisfaction is A1. He knows what he’s doing, the boat is comfortable and we go out twice a year and have found our captain for ours trips
Dominique  E.
Dominique E.
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
Captain Troy was extremely personable as well as knowledgeable which made the overall experience extremely enjoyable.very knowledgeable about the local fishery and he showed this to us by putting us on the fish.highly recommend this guy,you won’t be sorry.will be booking again,that’s a fact!!Yhanks Troy!Veey much appreciated!
Brian  G.
Brian G.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Captain Roland was great! Awesome communication throughout the whole planning process. Did great with my 7 year old, everyone had fun!
Mike  Q.
Mike Q.
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Captain Dennis is the exact kind of old salt dog you want. Very personable with my son, took us to a spot where we slayed reds, trout and bluefish until we got sick of it. 10/10 definitely recommend!
Clinton  W.
Clinton W.
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
We caught so many fish we lost count! We did a 4 hr morning in shore charter. The Captain & First Mate were kind, professional, patient teachers and FUN. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. Can’t wait for the next time.
Ellen  W.
Ellen W.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(31 reviews)
Really did a great job helping a disabled vet and his family have a great time. Super kind and respectful towards vet and we caught fish too.
Kim  P.
Kim P.
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
We accomplished exactly what we set out to do and catch!!! Can’t wait to don’t again!!!
Steve  H.
Steve H.
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We went out yesterday and it was super cold and wet but still had a good time! Lots of fish
Carrie  M.
Carrie M.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Captain Roland is incredibly knowledgable. Put us on fish at every spot we went to. My wife and I caught 70-80 fish in about 4 hours. It was action packed all day long! We also both caught our personal best fish with a 41 inch AND 48 inch bull red. Do yourself a favor and book Roland today!
Bryan  S.
Bryan S.
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(355 reviews)
Capt Bill held and excellent day for my family and I. His attentiveness towards my son was beyond reproach. His knowledge was definitely passed on to us and we are looking forward to the next trip. I’m glad we were able to make some memories as a family and Capt Bill definitely made that happen!
Corey  T.
Corey T. Lake City, Florida
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We had a ball. It was my God son first time fishing. Thanks Captain Roland
Tony  C.
Tony C.
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(355 reviews)
captain was really great with my 10 yo grandson. He can't wait to go again.
Richard  L.
Richard L.
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
My grandpa and I had a great trip with Captain Rob! We caught a lot of fish and even came home with some keepers. There was always bait ready and never had to wait to ask for help. I highly recommend this charter if you are looking to catch some fish.
Shane  P.
Shane P.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Capt. Worked hard the whole time to put us on fish! His knowledge of local water conditions was great! Highly recommend.
Steve  C.
Steve C.
Backwater Fishing Adventures
Backwater Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
It was a great day on the water caught plenty of fish. Captain David put us right where we needed to be to catch a boat load of fish. We will definitely book another trip with him.
David  T.
David T.
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Forecast was 20+ knots and 6'-8' seas offshore. Captain suggested inshore trip. We fished in the river, and caught several species of fish. Trout, Sheepshead, Black Bass, and others. Captain was prepared with live shrimp, frozen shrimp, live crabs, and frozen cut bait. Everyone on the trip caught fish and had fun.
William  V.
William V.
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(185 reviews)
But seriously, had an absolute blast with Captain Todd. Fishing in a cold front with strong winds is challenging, but the Captain put us on fish at every spot. We ended up with a trout a 2 black drums for a great lunch. We'll be returning for another trip, and I recommend anyone else do the same.
Nick  K.
Nick K.
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
I caught the largest fish I've ever caught before a 150 lb shark. With the help of captain Robbie we were able to get it to the boat 4 times and release it unharmed. Thanks captain Robbie I'll be back
Tony  D.
Tony D.
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(185 reviews)
My wife, Father-in-law, and I went on a morning charter with captain Todd and it was great! He had us on the fish right immediately. Todd was an excellent captain. In the end, we caught 3 large reds. I would highly recommend Todd for you next fishing trip.
David  D.
David D.

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