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Welcoming beginners and seasoned anglers alike, Miami fishing charters offer visitors of all skill levels a shot at some amazing fish. Big game monsters and crafty inshore tricksters all provide an exciting challenge and will leave you thrilled. Get on the enchanted waters of the “Magic City” and let one of the experienced local captains show you the way.

Inshore, Redfish, and Seatrout reign as favorite targets for those new to the sport. Pros, however, can take on Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit. Head out for longer, and you’ll find Grouper, Amberjack, Snapper, and even Tilefish. Offshore, the Gulf Stream funnels big game monsters right past the city, allowing lucky anglers to hook into Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.

Inshore charters that explore calm, sheltered waters are perfect for families and beginners, and rich spots close to shore mean that even half day trips can produce lots of fish. Nearshore reef fishing is all about loading up on delicious fish, and a few extra hours are sure to be worth it. Lastly, while the world-class fishing grounds of “Sailfish Alley” are close, you should opt for a full day to get the most out of your trip.

In Miami, you’ll find charter boats anywhere you turn. Inshore, the city's canals and lagoons are sure to give you a good selection of captains, with Blue Lagoon being a great starting spot. On the bay coast, charters are docked anywhere from its northern edge, all the way to the marinas surrounding Miami City Hall in the south.

Rules & Regulations

Charters in Miami generally include everything you need. Licenses are covered if you are fishing from a for-hire vessel – whether it’s a private charter or a party boat. Atlantic Coast seasons and bag limits differ from the rest of the state so be sure to get informed ahead of time.

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January

Inshore, January sees very clear waters in Miami's Biscayne Bay. This makes for excellent sight fishing for species such as big Seatrout, Tarpon, and Bonefish. Nearshore, conditions can be windy. Sailfish are biting well.

February

February is the beginning of high Bonefish season in Miami, which continues through June. Offshore, the Sailfish bite continues. Enter Miami's famous Sailfish Challenge Tournament and test your skills!

March

Large schools of Bonefish and Tarpon are caught in the bay. Head just a couple of miles offshore, and you will be in for a treat - everything is biting. Go for Kingfish, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi.

April

Some Tarpon start to leave the Bay to start their northwards migration, but they will still be caught in large numbers through June. Miami wreck fishing gets better and better and Mahi are caught offshore.

May

As the weather transitions towards summer, everyone wants to be on the water. Look out for the famous Miami Sportfish Tournament early in the month and the Bob Lewis Kids Fishing Classic on Memorial Day Weekend.

June

Tarpon begin to be replaced by large schools of Permit in Biscayne Bay, making for some excellent shallow water fishing. Offshore, head to the reefs for Kingfish, Bonito, and Blackfin Tuna.

July

Permit continue to hold in the bay, although the larger Tarpon have moved on. Offshore, there is excellent fishing over the reefs and wrecks for Snapper and Grouper, with Kingfish and Bonito biting well.

August

Surface water temperatures are very hot, so the best fishing is early in the morning and later in the evening. Head offshore to deep drop for a real sea monster!

September

Bonefish are back on top form, as water temperatures are perfect for them. Troll slowly over the reefs for Kingfish and bottom fish for Snapper. Look for Sailfish as the weather cools towards the end of the month.

October

Fall arrives with easterly winds blowing. This brings Mahi Mahi closer to the shore. Sailfish appear on the trail of schools of mullet that congregate over nearshore reefs.

November

Fishing continues to be very good, with the Sailfish bite picking up in earnest near shore. Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo can also be caught over the reefs, while inshore action remains as good as ever.

December

Tarpon begin to reappear in Biscayne Bay as they return from their migration in the north. Temperatures remain in the high 70s, making fishing very pleasant. Sailfish and Wahoo are biting well offshore.

Miami Fishing Calendar

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Just get out there. Tell the captain what you’re looking to do and they’ll point you in the right direction.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just get out there. Tell the captain what you’re looking to do and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Bingham Farms, MI
Be sure you and people in your group have no sea sickness, or they can suffer a lot.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be sure you and people in your group have no sea sickness, or they can suffer a lot.
IRINA  T.
IRINA T. Miami, FL
I was given advice from friends that fishing above the keys would not be that ideal. However, we had a great time and expect to catch more fish in the area soon.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I was given advice from friends that fishing above the keys would not be that ideal. However, we had a great time and expect to catch more fish in the area soon.
Susan  C.
Susan C. United States
It was our first experience. Deep sea fishing has such different techniques. Great experience.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was our first experience. Deep sea fishing has such different techniques. Great experience.
Zarmina  R.
Zarmina R. Greenwood, IN
On this particular day it was very windy and not good for shing. But after all it is mother nature. would do it again though
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
On this particular day it was very windy and not good for shing. But after all it is mother nature. would do it again though
Bernard Van De Boogaard
Bernard Van De Boogaard Fort Garland, Colorado
I recommend that if you want to spend a fishing time with friends or family. Book with you. Helpful and very profecionales.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I recommend that if you want to spend a fishing time with friends or family. Book with you. Helpful and very profecionales.
Alexis  G.
Alexis G. Hialeah, FL
Yes, but know your personal limitations. Choppy water is rough if you suffer from motion sickness. Prepare properly and enjoy.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, but know your personal limitations. Choppy water is rough if you suffer from motion sickness. Prepare properly and enjoy.
Terry  C.
Terry C. Laval, QC
Focus on the guide, not the boat. You don't need a 30ft boat to run around in the Miami bays and get to the good fishing!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Focus on the guide, not the boat. You don't need a 30ft boat to run around in the Miami bays and get to the good fishing!
Joel  M.
Joel M. United States
Great time for Tarpon due to the shrimp hatch. Beat the heat. Beautiful weather. Fish at night when there isn't any boat traffic.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great time for Tarpon due to the shrimp hatch. Beat the heat. Beautiful weather. Fish at night when there isn't any boat traffic.
Frank  G.
Frank G. Williamsburg, VA
Either find a decent charter, have some friends who know the area, rent a boat to get to the spots where others are, or go to a jetty or pier. Can't go wrong with jetty or pier fishing and putting some shrimp/crab/ squid on a setup with a hook and a weight like a Carolina rig. Plenty of exotics in the canals as well that will bite even in December. Just watch for gators and snakes!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Either find a decent charter, have some friends who know the area, rent a boat to get to the spots where others are, or go to a jetty or pier. Can't go wrong with jetty or pier fishing and putting some shrimp/crab/ squid on a setup with a hook and a weight like a Carolina rig. Plenty of exotics in the canals as well that will bite even in December. Just watch for gators and snakes!
Josef  S.
Josef S. Atlanta, GA
It’s a time during transition. There are fish to be caught, but it is rough waters.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It’s a time during transition. There are fish to be caught, but it is rough waters.
Chris  S.
Chris S. Bellevue, WA
Fishing in Miami provides s great opportunity to enjoy the beauty in the region, as well as get connected to some great fishing!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing in Miami provides s great opportunity to enjoy the beauty in the region, as well as get connected to some great fishing!
John  D.
John D. Waterford, Michigan
Takes no time at all to get to DEEP sea fishing...10 miles and you're at 1,000+ feet. Possibilities are endless but you better be with the right crew and boat or you're gonna have a disappointing day.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Takes no time at all to get to DEEP sea fishing...10 miles and you're at 1,000+ feet. Possibilities are endless but you better be with the right crew and boat or you're gonna have a disappointing day.
Coleen  C.
Coleen C. Ambridge, PA
It's going to cost more than they tell you when you book the trip. If you don't have your own rods It was only an extra $13 But if we didn't have the extra on us it would have been a problem. We paid a $33 deposit and we expected the rest would cost us 77 but that's not what happened when we got there
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It's going to cost more than they tell you when you book the trip. If you don't have your own rods It was only an extra $13 But if we didn't have the extra on us it would have been a problem. We paid a $33 deposit and we expected the rest would cost us 77 but that's not what happened when we got there
Robert  M.
Robert M. Orlando, Florida
Give it a try. There was some rookie anglers on our charter and they caught some beautiful fish
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Give it a try. There was some rookie anglers on our charter and they caught some beautiful fish
Brad  C.
Brad C. United States
No recommendations the trip was great and the shipmates were very professional and nice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
No recommendations the trip was great and the shipmates were very professional and nice
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Spartanburg, South Carolina
If you have some experience, it is worth to consider bringing your own fishing gear. It will give you possibility for different catches.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you have some experience, it is worth to consider bringing your own fishing gear. It will give you possibility for different catches.
Marcelo  N.
Marcelo N. Miami, Florida
Just book it get your self i e cooler with ice and get ready to take some fish home
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just book it get your self i e cooler with ice and get ready to take some fish home
Youngmin  K.
Youngmin K. Harker Heights, Texas
Do your homework and check out your options for the experience you are looking for. Remember there are no guarantees that you will catch fish but the likelihood of doing so is high. As well prior to booking ensure there ae no hidden extra fees.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Do your homework and check out your options for the experience you are looking for. Remember there are no guarantees that you will catch fish but the likelihood of doing so is high. As well prior to booking ensure there ae no hidden extra fees.
Sean  B.
Sean B. Kitchener, Ontario

Hot Shot Charters
Hot Shot Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 133 reviews
Captain Sig and crew were fantastic at trying to get on the fish. The boat was perfect for a great day out and the crew was so helpful to my young boys...even helping them fish off the boat even once we docked! Fantastic time!
Dana  H.
Dana H. New Smyrna Beach, FL
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
Great day of fishing, learned a bunch about different tackle and even tried kite fishing.
Christy  K.
Christy K. Townsend, MA
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
Awesome day with the wife and a nice captain to help us fishing ! Great experienced! Thnx
Mike  N.
Mike N. Philadelphia, PA
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 144 reviews
It was my birthday weekend and i wantted to catch some fish with my 12 year old son and tgats exactly what captain Brian did he put us on the fish and it was a good time the mate was amazing also we bought a Publix sub nd some drinks and it was a blast Well book again soon thanks so much captain Brian for the amazing trip and work
Samuel  L.
Samuel L. United States
Urban Legends Fishing Charters
Urban Legends Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 20 reviews
Capt Mike had us on the fish all day!!!! He had us on the fish within minutes of leaving the dock with a wide variety of fish including Peacock Bass, Snook, Tarpon, Bass & more. . Very professional & Top of the line gear! Our group loved every minute of non stop action on the Urban waters.
Alex  W.
Alex W. Miami, Florida
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 144 reviews
HAD A GOOD TIME CAPTAIN BRYAN AND HIS MATE KNOWS WHAT HE DOING TO FIND FISH VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT FISH AND LOCATION. AND THE BEST THING IS THE COMBINATION OF TROLLING,AND JIGGING AND BOTTOM FISHING IS REAR TO FIND AND IT IS THE BEST EXPERIENCE YOU COULD HAVE I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOAT TO ALL OF WHO COMING TO MIAMI
Rashard  W.
Rashard W. Miami Beach, Florida
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 144 reviews
Crew worked hard to put us on fish. Captain adjusted trip time due to weather conditions. Good trip.
Dan  B.
Dan B. Bradenton, FL
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 144 reviews
Excellent experience. Highly recommended. We had right out of the water sashimi!
Nicolas  S.
Nicolas S. Miami, FL
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 104 reviews
Everything about the day was fantastic. Boat was excellent and accommodating. the captain and crew were very knowledgeable and polite. they were very helpful with some of our novice fishers. the weather was perfect. Overall I highly recommend Captain Nelson and the Billin Office as the number 1 choice of boats in Miami. We plan on chartering them on our next trip. We caught 3 sailfish, 4 mutton grouper and a handful of smaller fish. What a day!!
John  C.
John C. Hillsborough, New Jersey
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 144 reviews
Had an awesome day fishing! We caught several fish not in the pic also. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to have a great time with a great captain and crew.
Dean  S.
Dean S. Van, TX
Funfish Charters
Funfish Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
Had a great time. Despite the weather Capt Flowers took us to different spots until we were able to catch some fish. Good times
John  L.
John L. Homestead, FL
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 144 reviews
It was an awesome fishing trip with Captain Bryan and his assistant James. They both did an awesome job to make our fishing trip to be the most unbelievable fishing trip ever! We caught sharks, mackerels, and snappers. After catching the fish, he also fillet and scaled and gutted our fish! They have an unbelievable service and great personality. I would recommend him to everyone.
Vang  V.
Vang V. United States
Funfish Charters
Funfish Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
We had an amazing day fishing! Captain Mike put us on the fish! We caught so many fish and he was so very patient with us and using all of his bait! Weather conditions were not the best and he still found us a good spot! Would definitely go out with him again! Thank you for a great time!
Charles  H.
Charles H. Bel Air, MD
Captain Ozzy Reef Fishing
Captain Ozzy Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 2 reviews
Great time fishing on the boat. We have booked with capt Ozzy a few times already and always have a great time. What we like is that he always knows where the fish are biting. We hooked quite a few snappers and even reeled in a couple large king fish. My son had a blast catching his first fish. Definitely a family friendly experience.
Guillermo  T.  J.
Guillermo T. J. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
We took a 3/4 trip for my wife’s birthday. Captain Jorge made sure it was a good one. Very professional friendly courteous and knows what he’s doing.
Alfred  Y.
Alfred Y. Lehigh Acres, Florida
Hot Shot Charters
Hot Shot Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 133 reviews
We had an amazing day trolling for mahi mahi with Captain Sig and his two mates. They were incredibly knowledgeable and determined to help us reel in some big catch. The boat was also spacious and comfortable. We felt the whole time that we were in good hands. We will definitely seek out Captain Sig and his crew again next time we're in the area!
Helen  C.
Helen C. New York, NY
Hot Shot Charters
Hot Shot Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 133 reviews
Did 1/2 day trip fishing for Mahi. Caught 9, all good size. Captain Sig and crew are extremely skilled and knowledgeable. Great experience overall, highly recommend
Pat  H.
Pat H. Massillon, Ohio
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 57 reviews
Surprised my hubby with this charter for his birthday trip. We had an awesome half day charter with Captain Jorge. Despite the less-than-ideal weather conditions, we still managed to come away with plenty of fish! We caught blackfin tuna, yellowtail, snapper & a mackerel. Jorge was knowledgeable, friendly & made sure we had a great morning charter. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a fun charter. We are all pretty novice fishers and still had a great time.
Elizabeth  C.
Elizabeth C. United States
Sea Hawk Fishing Charters
Sea Hawk Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 81 reviews
We had a great experience. Captain Bob was friendly and informative. The boat was clean. We had a beautiful day and caught some mahi-mahi and some black fin tuna. We were hoping to be able to eat our catch but it seems local places don’t cook up your catches anymore. We were staying at a hotel so we weren’t able to take it with us. However, the fishing experience was great! We’d definitely do it again.
Dan  S.
Dan S. Beaver Falls, PA
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 144 reviews
This was the best day ever! Fishing was awesome, boat perfect and crew beyond outstanding. Memorable day and will be fishing again with them soon….fingers crossed. Do yourself a favor and book these guys now!
Brandon  Q.
Brandon Q. United States

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Miami

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Miami costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $646, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $986. 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 Miami is 31 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Sea Hawk Fishing Charters, Lucky Hook Charters, and Billin Office Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Miami, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Miami.

Sea Hawk Fishing Charters, Lucky Hook Charters, and Billin Office Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Miami.

The best way to experience fishing in Miami 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 Miami, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Sailfish, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and trolling. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Tarpon begin to reappear in Biscayne Bay as they return from their migration in the north. Temperatures remain in the high 70s, making fishing very pleasant. Sailfish and Wahoo are biting well offshore. Check availability for local fishing charters in Miami.

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