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Jacksonville Fishing Charters

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Jacksonville: 111 fishing charters available

River City Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (11)
Jacksonville
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trips from $450

Backwater Fishing Adventures

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (145)
Jacksonville
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trips from $400

Peelin’ And Reelin’

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (58)
Jacksonville
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trips from $350

Set Em Up Fishing Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (40)
Jacksonville
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Sea Dancer Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (110)
Jacksonville
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trips from $450

Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (91)
Jacksonville
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trips from $600

Hooker Charters & Guide Service

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (282)
Jacksonville
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trips from $495

Fishbuster Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (91)
Jacksonville
trips from $550

Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (65)
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Topwater Action Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (34)
Jacksonville

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.

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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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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!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Ocean can be choppy so bear in mind sea sickness but the captain was very accomodating.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be open minded and patient! The fish will come! The smaller tackle the better!
Sam  W.
Sam W. Orlando, Florida
Watch out for the afternoon storms they can sneak up on you and make you miserable.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Watch out for the afternoon storms they can sneak up on you and make you miserable.
Bruce  N.
Bruce N. Orange Park, Florida
Start at low tide and do the 3/4 day trip to fish out going tide at the end
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Start at low tide and do the 3/4 day trip to fish out going tide at the end
Bryan  M.
Bryan M. Atlantic Beach, FL
Remember, they call it fishing not catching. You will have good days and not so good days.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Remember, they call it fishing not catching. You will have good days and not so good days.
Mark  L.
Mark L. Lady Lake, FL
Excellent! You would have to go during this time to get some good fights and great people!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Excellent! You would have to go during this time to get some good fights and great people!
Jeremiah  A.
Jeremiah A. Miami, FL
Try a short trip, 4 hours the first time. There are many to chose. Inshore is great if you have some experience casting. Off shore unless you get seasick. No casting experience required and the captains give quick lessons on reeling in a caught fish. Make sure one wear proper clothing, hats, long sleeve shorts recommended and take plenty of suntan lotion. Have fun.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Try a short trip, 4 hours the first time. There are many to chose. Inshore is great if you have some experience casting. Off shore unless you get seasick. No casting experience required and the captains give quick lessons on reeling in a caught fish. Make sure one wear proper clothing, hats, long sleeve shorts recommended and take plenty of suntan lotion. Have fun.
Stephen  V.
Stephen V. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Trust the captain!!! He knows what he is talking about and be PATIENT. The fish will come .
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Trust the captain!!! He knows what he is talking about and be PATIENT. The fish will come .
Jordan  S.
Jordan S. Orange Park, FL
Book with captain Nelson with Black Dog Fishing charters...he takes time to teach new fisherman like myself...Great for begginers...
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with captain Nelson with Black Dog Fishing charters...he takes time to teach new fisherman like myself...Great for begginers...
K.R.
K.R. Atlantic City, GA
There is great fishing in Jax this time of year, Inshore, near shore, and offshore. Figure out what you want to catch and tell your capt to put you on fish. That simple!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
There is great fishing in Jax this time of year, Inshore, near shore, and offshore. Figure out what you want to catch and tell your capt to put you on fish. That simple!
Steve  V.
Steve V. United States

Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 58 reviews
Captain Troy was awesome. Helped us catch some fish and celebrate my dad’s birthday.
Alvin  C.
Alvin C. Baldwin, FL
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 283 reviews
This was a wonderful experience. I have gone on several deep sea fishing trips and this was by far the most pleasant. While we caught a lot of red snappers federal law prevented us from keeping them. None the less we caught a lot and capt bill was wonderful. Highly recommend this charter.
Tanner  S.
Tanner S. Jonesboro, Georgia
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 283 reviews
Captain Bill was amazing. We had so much fun. His knowledge of the water and the fish habits had us hookin’ fish the entire four hours. Great time.
Rick  M.
Rick M. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Backwater Fishing Adventures
Backwater Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 145 reviews
Great time fishing with Captain David with my friend Tom! Captain David knew all the fishing hot spots .. and even helped us catch some redfish for our lunch at Dockside. I can’t wait to go out again!!
Mark  B.
Mark B. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 58 reviews
Cool day on the water. We caught a bunch of fish and I was very happy although outfished by my son, Aiden. Which made me even happier!! Of course Thanks Troy!!
Sean  C.
Sean C. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Topwater Action Charters
Topwater Action Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 34 reviews
Thank you Captain Mike, we had a great time. The fishing was fantastic and your company was the same. You knew right where the fish were. Thank you for being a part of a good memory. Definitely recommend you to anyone and would book again.
Robert  P.
Robert P. Jacksonville, Florida
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 58 reviews
Captain Troy worked his ass off for us. We had a great day on the water.. we didnt set any state record and we didn't catch enough to feed a village.. But we had a great time on the water with Captain Troy.. caught alot of fish just trophy.. Next we will I'm sure...
DONALD  M.
DONALD M. Terre Haute, IN
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 283 reviews
My son and I had an amazing day with Captain Bill. He put us on a ton of redfish and we kept our limit of two a piece and had them cooked down the road. We also caught some croaker and some trout. He is very knowledgeable, very fun to be around and is fantastic helping children learn to fish. This was my son‘s fifth charter and Captain Bill is his favorite. There is no doubt we will charter with him again in the near future
Gregory  J.
Gregory J. Braselton, GA
Team Buck Rogers Fishing Charters
Team Buck Rogers Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
Capt. Joe took the 4 of us on a 10-hour trip. He continually put us on the fish, and we brought back 7 different species. The experience was a 10 out of 10. Helpful, courteous, and ensuring we had a great time. We will be booking this again.
Shawn  E.
Shawn E. Hazelwood, MO
River City Charters
River City Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Captain Travis went above and beyond for my kids and I. Twenty seconds after my son’s first cast he had a fish. The boat was immaculate. Highly recommended!
Brandon  Z.
Brandon Z. Branchburg, NJ
Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters
Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 65 reviews
Although we went during a time where several fish species seasons were closed or moved further offshore, captain Chris was able to put us on the fish consistently. He was very knowlegeable, helpful when it comes to fishing. We will definitely be back to book a trip during king mackeral season. Thanks Chris
Shawn  H.
Shawn H. Fairfax, VA
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
This was the best day ever! 10 out of 10! Captain Joe was so amazing!!! We caught so many fish and enjoyed the boat and Joe!! I do not think you can find a better Captain! We will DEFINITELY book with Captain Joe again!
Deanna  G.
Deanna G. United States
Backwater Fishing Adventures
Backwater Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 145 reviews
Thank you for the wonderful experience. With your experience on the water and the difference spot that Capt. David took us to to ensure we catch some fish was a great trip. This now a year trip for me and my family. In the mean time will be booking in the Spring with Capt. David
Patricia  G.
Patricia G. Mount Pleasant, SC
River City Charters
River City Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Travis Was awesome. He was determined to put us on some fish. And Boy did he. My son said it was the best day of his life.
Chris  L.
Chris L. Jacksonville, FL
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 283 reviews
This trip was a birthday present for my husband and Captain Bill was awesome! My husband and I has a great time!! We caught a variety of fish using different types of bait, methods, and areas. We will definitely book with Captain Bill again. Thank you again Captain Bill for a wonderful day!!!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. China Township, MI
Topwater Action Charters
Topwater Action Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 34 reviews
The man knows what he's doing. My brother and I have never caught so much fish in our lives. The captain knows the nook and crannies and where the fish are biting. You will not be disappointed
Hieu  T.
Hieu T. Jacksonville, FL
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Trip was great! Captain Joe was super kind and helpful. Came out with a pretty good haul. The experience itself made it worth it. Definitely plan on doing it again
Joshua  R.
Joshua R. KIMBERLIN HGT, TN
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 110 reviews
We had an amazing trip with Captain Dennis! He is very knowledgeable and had us catching fish the whole time, it never stopped! We are already planning another trip out with him!
Kayla  F.
Kayla F. Jacksonville, FL
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 110 reviews
We have fished with Captain Dennis Young 4 times over the last 6 years. He has decades of experience guiding and spent years in the Navy. Bottom line he knows the ocean , never puts your safety at risk and catches fish. Period! He is courteous a great teacher and has a wonderful sense of humor.. Guaranteed you will be exhausted from catching fish and ready and anxious for your next trip with him.
Keith  H.
Keith H. Batavia, IL
Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters
Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 65 reviews
Great time with Captain Chris! Super friendly and caught a whole variety of fish big and small. Snapper, sea bass, even pufferfish- would definitely book another trip!
Leewood  O.
Leewood O. Casper, WY

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Jacksonville costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $479, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $751. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Jacksonville is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, River City Charters, Backwater Fishing Adventures, and Peelin’ And Reelin’ are some of the most popular fishing charters in Jacksonville, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Jacksonville.

River City Charters, Backwater Fishing Adventures, and Peelin’ And Reelin’ all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Jacksonville.

The best way to experience fishing in Jacksonville is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Jacksonville, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Jacksonville.

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