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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Miami

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Miami, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Miami

The average price for a private 4 hour Miami fishing trip is $758, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,147 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Miami are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Miami are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Miami are:

Many fishing charters in Miami 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 Miami are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Miami?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Miami are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $475
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $782
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,010
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $967
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,367
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,325
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,650
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,500
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,250

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.

Miami
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 25527 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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.

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i had a great time, caught the fish i was looking for with a great captain. i would highly recommend fishing in miami in januarty as the rest of the country is freezing .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
i had a great time, caught the fish i was looking for with a great captain. i would highly recommend fishing in miami in januarty as the rest of the country is freezing .
Steven  B.
Steven B. Agoura, California
Hubo buen clima, la embarcación muy buen estado, el capitan muy amable y atento. Todo nos gustó. Muchas gracias.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hubo buen clima, la embarcación muy buen estado, el capitan muy amable y atento. Todo nos gustó. Muchas gracias.
Alejandro  S.
Alejandro S. Miami, FL
Nothing fancy but was nice staff with the equipment needed. 4 hours was perfect time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nothing fancy but was nice staff with the equipment needed. 4 hours was perfect time.
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Ashburn, VA
Just get out there. Tell the captain what you’re looking to do and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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

Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
Best fishing charter I’ve been on. Super nice and knowledgeable. Great service and great conversation.
Thomas  R.
Thomas R. Tampa, Florida
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Professional & fun crew. Knowledgeable Captain. Great time and highly recommend.
Leonardo  L.
Leonardo L. Medley, FL
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Captain Andy went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for my mom’s birthday fishing trip. He was kind, professional, and knowledgeable. I will be booking with him again and I highly recommend!
Erica  W.
Erica W. Miami, FL
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
I had a great trip with Diego. He put me on fish right away and kept us moving to new spots when the bite slowed in that area. He makes you feel like you are one of his fishing buddies. And not only would i recommend him but ill be planning a trip with him again in the fall
Steven  B.
Steven B. Agoura, California
Funfish Charters
Funfish Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Very knowledgeable and professional captain. Captain Mike took us to several spots and caught fish consistently. We were able to see some wildlife as well. Manatees pelicans and iguanas were part of the experience.
David  V.
David V. United States
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
Great time chillin with Cpt Brian and James. Put us on the wahooooos and fresh dinner. This trip will be another fishing story, never gets boring with Cpt Brian
John  V.
John V. Venice, FL
Blue Dream Fishing
Blue Dream Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
We had an amazing time on Blue Dream! Captain Danny was awesome and so was his partner Matt. They are very knowledgeable about fishing, boating and were excellent educators to our two boys ages 8 and 5. We caught a ton of fish and then ate it for dinner after they filleted the fish for us. We cant wait to go back soon!! Danny's wife does all the booking and is so helpful and informative as well. AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!
Danae  D.
Danae D. South Miami, FL
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
We had a great afternoon with Captain Jorge! Although we were unlucky and only caught a small mutton snapper, Captain Jorge was very friendly, patient and responsible, and I learned a lot from him, from the basics of saltwater fishing to how to tie different knots. If I were to go fishing in Miami again, I would definitely choose Lucky Hook Charters again!
Tony  Z.
Tony Z. Chicago, IL
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Jeorge is a great captain. he worked so hard for us and delivered a memorable trip!
William  P.
William P. Middletown, PA
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Lots of fun and great fishing with Capt Andy and crew. Safe Clean boat, excellent equipment and friendly crew! Mahi Mahi for lunch at Whiskey Joes!
Joe  T.
Joe T. Mahopac, NY
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Captain Charles put us on the fish quickly. The kiddos were busybodies landing fish. We caught Snook, Tarpon, Snapper and Baracuda. Made some good memories with the family.
Brian  G.
Brian G. Pembroke Pines, Florida
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
These guys didn’t stop trying until the very last minute when the sun went down, they pulled out every stop to make sure I have the best day possible, I would recommend!
Logan  H.
Logan H. Garden City, ID
Frick and Frack Fishing Charters
Frick and Frack Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Capt and mate were fantastic. If you want to catch fish I highly recommend them.
Scott  A.
Scott A. Frederick, MD
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Captain Andy and crew Justin and Alex were amazing. We will definitely be back. They know what they are doing and are really fun to be around. They get you involved and are passionate about what they do. We were there on a holiday week and Andy went the extra mile to help us figure out the logistics to get our fish back home. 100% recommend.
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FishingBooker Member Lindon, UT
Captain Ozzy Reef Fishing
Captain Ozzy Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
We had such a great day out with Ozzy and his wife!! They made sure my son had a great time for his first ocean fishing trip! Would definitely use them again if we come back to Miami. Highly recommend for anybody looking for a fun and successful day out fishing.
Jasmine  H.
Jasmine H. Danville, PA
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(206 reviews)
great experience, fish maybe not too big but very strong, thank you Captain Bryan
Andrzej  B.
Andrzej B. Miami, Florida
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Charles put me on the fish from the moment we started. Was catching snook on live shrimp and lures having a blast. Booking again to get big tarpon and big redfish. Definitley recommend if you want to catch fish!
Justin  G.
Justin G. Washington, District Of Columbia
Captain Ozzy Reef Fishing
Captain Ozzy Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
We had the best time! Ozzy and Yari are wonderful! They were great with our 7 year old. They were also willing to change our trip to the next morning due to iffy weather. We caught tons of fish and they bagged them up for us to take home for dinner. Too bad we didn’t get the huge shark in. But a good excuse to come back!
Megan  W.
Megan W. Casey, IL
Captain Ozzy Reef Fishing
Captain Ozzy Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
What a great trip. We came in on a cruise ship so the start time was late. The Captain worked with us and made it a non issue. My youngest daughter and I went in shore fishing and caught 17 fish! At least a dozen different varieties and had a blast. To top it off we hooked a huge African pompano! We cast at a school of tarpon but couldn’t entice them to bite. The Captain and his wife were accommodating courteous and shared their love for fishing with us. I recommend them to everyone!
Michael  W.
Michael W. Leonardtown, MD
Blue Dream Fishing
Blue Dream Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Great day out with Captain Daniel and Matt!! Perfect weather, great bite! Little hiccup trying to kite fish for sailfish thanks to the birds but an amazing day with professional, knowledgeable crew who put you on the fish. Also if you are in Miami Beach you can take your catch to Monty’s and they will prepare! When back in Miami we will definitely look up Blue Dream Fishing!!
Gerry  S.
Gerry S. Pottsville, PA

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