Jacksonville Fishing Charters

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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 US $541, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $820 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 – US $500
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $595
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $450
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $719
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,036
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,705
  • 11-hour fishing trips – US $2,000
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $2,150

Fishing in 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.

Jacksonville Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Jacksonville

It’s cold! Dress for the cold and you’ll have a great day! Put some Vaseline on your face to prevent chapped cheeks or get yourself a balaclava :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s cold! Dress for the cold and you’ll have a great day! Put some Vaseline on your face to prevent chapped cheeks or get yourself a balaclava :)
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Cooler weather makes it a little tougher fishing, however we warmed up quick when the bite was on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cooler weather makes it a little tougher fishing, however we warmed up quick when the bite was on.
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
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.
Always Hookin Fishing Charters– 31' Contender
Always Hookin Fishing Charters– 31' Contender
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.
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
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!
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service 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!
Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters
Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters
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.
River City Charters
River City Charters 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!
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service 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
River City Charters
River City Charters 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.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
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
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service 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.
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc 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
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
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!
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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!
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
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
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters 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
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc 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
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters 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.
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville 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.
Black Dog Fishing Charters
Black Dog Fishing Charters 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 .
Saturiba Company – Offshore
Saturiba Company – Offshore Jacksonville, FL

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Jacksonville?

Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
I went on an inshore 4 hour trip and I was very happy with the result. Every spot we went to we caught fish. Captain is very nice and respectful family friendly for sure!!!
Davis  R.
Davis R.
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 reviews)
The fishing trip with Captain Robbie was so fun and we got to catch plenty of fish! My husband and our 9 year old had an amazing bonding experience while catching red snapper, sea bass, grooper… Captain Robbie knows very nice spots to fish and we all had a blast! Would definitely recommend
Sonja  M.
Sonja M.
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(211 reviews)
Captain Dennis was great! He knew all the fish “hideouts “ and could park us right on top of them even though the water was cold and the fish were lazy Also he was amazing with the family and patiently taught us all how to catch in the sea We fished till we were tired and just stopped counting! Will be looking him up in a few months again for sure
Shaun  B.
Shaun B.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Just finished a mid February booking with Captain Roland. Captain had us on first cast in each of his spots. It was a great day highly recommended.
Vincent  C.
Vincent C.
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Very accommodating, attentive, informative charter which allowed us to catch lots of redfish. Some BIG, some small, some just right. Highly recommend this easy to talk with guy, who knows these waters. His jack plate will get you in the hardest, most hard to reach reddish holes.
Frank  W.
Frank W.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Went out on a 4-hour trip with a couple of my buddies and Captain Roland this morning. We had a blast. He got us on the fish quickly. He’s very knowledgeable and is willing to share it with his guests, and his boat was perfect for the 4 (total) of us to fish. He was also a blast to hang out with. We’ll be booking with him again soon.
Chris  L.
Chris L.
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Captain Chris was the best!!! Very patient and knowledgeable on all the dumb questions we came up with!! Helped us get a great days catch!!!!
Bradley  E.
Bradley E.
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain was onsite and in the water prior to meeting time. Professional and courteous. He definitely knows good areas to fish near Mayport. It was fun and I came home with four fish.
Scott  M.
Scott M.
River City Charters
River City Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Great fishing trip- Travis is a very knowledgeable & experienced guide. Put us on some tailing Red Fish. Great experience!
Jack  E.
Jack E.
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain Austin was super friendly and knowledgeable about where to catch fish and how to catch them I had a blast with my friend from Wisconsin thanks to captain Austin.
William  K.
William K.
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Captain Austin was an awesome guide to the jackpot of fish. Me and my dad went on a Tannic adventure and had a blast learning new tips and tricks from the Captain. We caught an inshore slam (speckled trout, flounder and red fish), but my favorite part of the day was catching an over slot (27.5 inches) redfish on light tackle. It was an exciting catch!! I was so impressed by the Captain's knowledge, skills and the quality of boat and gear. Such an unforgettable memory ☀️
Joy  G.
Joy G. Jacksonville, Florida
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Capt. Roland , took us to a couple of sweet spots!!!! We took home more fish than we could eat!!!! Ended up having a fish Fry!!! Thanks again Capt. Roland
Bryan  B.
Bryan B.
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(211 reviews)
We were nervous going deep sea fishing in January due to the weather and lack of species to keep. Captain Dennis was absolutely fantastic and took us to all the good spots! We ended up catching our limit in Black Sea bass and caught a few other species we weren’t expecting to catch/keep! He is a very knowledgeable and helpful guide and I would recommend to anyone interested in going deep sea fishing in the Jacksonville area.
Savannah  F.
Savannah F.
Black Flag Charters
Black Flag Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Half day charter on a cold winter morni ng and Captain Binnie got us on fish in multiple locations. My wife caught a 24 inch Red and a few other smaller reds and trout in the mouth of the St John's Rver.. Fun.
Russell  S.
Russell S.
River City Charters
River City Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Thoroughly enjoyable day out. Captain Travis knows the area well and made a huge effort to find us a keeper Redfish in tricky conditions.
Harry  S.
Harry S.
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
It was my first time ever fishing and fishing with Captain Bill and Hooker Charters made this an enjoyable experience. Learned many new things Highly recommend their service.
Angel  N.
Angel N. Jacksonville, Florida
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
Tannic Water Adventures Inc.
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
My father, son, brother and myself all had an AMAZING day out with Captain Austin. He went above and beyond to make us comfortable and to make sure we caught fish ! I can't wait to book our next day out with him !
Gregory  H.
Gregory H.
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
Wasn't the best conditions for fishing. But Captain Todd did everything he could to get us on fish and was patient with us all. Great day on the water. We will be back!!
Brian  G.
Brian G.
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 reviews)
Our fishing experience with Captain Robert was awesome. The day was cool but the sun was out and it was a very nice experience. We caught several fish and Robert made the day fun. We would recommend Fishbuster Charters and Captain Robert to anyone looking to book a fishing trip.
Breck  H.
Breck H.
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
We had an awesome time fishing with Captain Bell. He was very knowledgeable of the fishery and extremely helpful throughout the day. We will definitely book with him in the future.
Joseph  B.
Joseph B.

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