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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Miami

According to customer reviews, Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters, Stay Fishy Inc., and Salty Fresh Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Miami, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Miami.

The average price for a private 4 hour Miami fishing trip is $780, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,201 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters, Stay Fishy Inc., and Salty Fresh Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Miami.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Sailfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Heavy Tackle. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
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4.4 / 5
Based on 27695 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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Peacock like something fast and aggressive tarpon and peacocks like live bait like shiners with 15 lb leader and a small hook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Peacock like something fast and aggressive tarpon and peacocks like live bait like shiners with 15 lb leader and a small hook
Calvin  T.
Calvin T. Miami, Florida
The only problem about fishing around Miami in August is a storm can kick up really fast and roll through just as fast as it developed, but it will still put a kink in your plan.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The only problem about fishing around Miami in August is a storm can kick up really fast and roll through just as fast as it developed, but it will still put a kink in your plan.
Alex  B.
Alex B. Omaha, Nebraska
Fishing can be tough in the hotter months be versatile, and you’ll find fish all day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing can be tough in the hotter months be versatile, and you’ll find fish all day.
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Spencer, WV
Bring sun block and lots of electrolyte drinks. This sun is intense at all times of the day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sun block and lots of electrolyte drinks. This sun is intense at all times of the day!
Fabian  A.
Fabian A. Miami, Florida
Captain Bryan was very friendly and helpful. While the fishing was slow, mostly due to the weather, he did what he could to help us land some fish. Although we didn't catch any "keepers", we did catch some good fighters. Would definitely book again.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Captain Bryan was very friendly and helpful. While the fishing was slow, mostly due to the weather, he did what he could to help us land some fish. Although we didn't catch any "keepers", we did catch some good fighters. Would definitely book again.
Jeff  O.
Jeff O. Davie, FL
Bring sunscreen or long thin clothes because it is hot and a lot of sun. If you are not use to the sun you are going to get burnt.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen or long thin clothes because it is hot and a lot of sun. If you are not use to the sun you are going to get burnt.
Andrew  P.
Andrew P.
It was a good experience. Parking garage at Biscayne Bay Marina was ridiculous
Excellent
4.3 / 5
It was a good experience. Parking garage at Biscayne Bay Marina was ridiculous
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Jacksonville, FL
Wear sunblock! Bring a poncho, just in case and come hydrated. Stay hydrated with water and gatorade..especially if you are not used to the humidity. Be prepared to wanna come back for more..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunblock! Bring a poncho, just in case and come hydrated. Stay hydrated with water and gatorade..especially if you are not used to the humidity. Be prepared to wanna come back for more..
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FishingBooker Member Nassau, New Providence District
Captain Jorge is the best. Book with him or go somewhere else and don’t catch fish! He had us on fish all day! He is the man!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Jorge is the best. Book with him or go somewhere else and don’t catch fish! He had us on fish all day! He is the man!!!
Jacob  J.
Jacob J. Salt Lake City, Utah
it was a good experience for me and my first time and if you are interested in going out to deep sea fishing in Miami
Excellent
4.7 / 5
it was a good experience for me and my first time and if you are interested in going out to deep sea fishing in Miami
William  F.
William F. Quail Heights, FL
Book with a company whose crew is knowledgeable with the area, time is limited on tours and the best experience comes from local captains who know their spots, like Let it Fly Bowfishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with a company whose crew is knowledgeable with the area, time is limited on tours and the best experience comes from local captains who know their spots, like Let it Fly Bowfishing!
Nick  V.
Nick V. Sanford, North Carolina
Get the full day or at least the 3/4 day because the first few catches will be a learning experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get the full day or at least the 3/4 day because the first few catches will be a learning experience!
Talen  Q.
Talen Q. Hays, Kansas
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

Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Captain Diego is the man! Between the three of us caught close to 20 fish. Some monster peacock bass and several other species, plus a tarpon that we hooked but didn’t bring in. He was great at coaching us on where to cast and how to make fish hit, he was spotting fish left and right for us to target, made for an incredible trip. Can’t recommend him more highly!
Doug  P.
Doug P.
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
The folks did their best for my 10-year old kid, who is a huge fishing fan, to have a great experience. They are knowledgeable in the local environment and the spots, work hard and are happy to teach you. The boat was very clean and fully functional. We got our Blackfin Tuna catch filleted by the crew as well. My kid and I are super happy and will definitely go fishing with these folks again.
Ivan  M.
Ivan M. Miami, Florida
Nomad Fishing Charters
Nomad Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
We had a great fishing trip. Captain Orlando was a great guide, and his helper Art did a great job. They put us on the sharks. They were bigger than I had hoped for. They also let us catch some other species while on the trip. Overall great trip especially for only being a half day!!
John  C.
John C. Hudson Oaks, TX
Funfish Charters
Funfish Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
If you enjoy calm waters and easy fishing then you'll love Mike's trip. The boat is perfect size for 4 people or fewer. We caught some beautiful, small fish that were easy to handle but big enough to eat. Not only that but some unexpected stuff like accidentally hooking a giant sea turtle might just happen. We had a blast!
James  A.
James A. Miami, FL
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Had a great day with Captain Alek and his mate. On a full day we caught some fish on deep drops, went out sport fishing looking for mahi and wahoo, and came in and reef fished. Then we ended the day by spending some time at the sandbar to cool off and relax. Very professional and took care in explaining to my two kids the how’s and why’s of the different types of fishing techniques. Great Day and highly recommended for fishing and a good time!
Michael  L.
Michael L. Miami, FL
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Great service, I recommend this place to anyone visiting the Miami coast. We had an amazing family trip out fishing and the crew was very accommodating, funny and kept things interesting switching up fishing styles.
Danielle  O.
Danielle O. Grand Prairie, TX
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Great charter with a chance to catch peacock, tarpoon, snook, jack, and even iguanas lol. Capt. Diego put us on some nice tarpon and peacock and we had a great time. Capt. Diego is very experienced and he knows how to catch some fish. I definitely recommend this Charter!
Calvin  T.
Calvin T. Miami, Florida
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Had a great day a couple miles off the coast of Miami! We caught mainly yellow snappers, consistant bite and great tasting fish. Captain Jorge filleted the fish right at the dock and we got to take them home! Overall a great trip and I recommend for newer people.
Charles  B.
Charles B. Roanoke, VA
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Great trip. We caught multiple species of fish. Captain Alek was great. He was extremely informative about the surrounding area and the various methods of fishing we used. Highly recommend this trip for anyone that wants to experience fishing with a true Pro. My kids had a blast.
Pat  G.
Pat G. Buffalo, NY
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Great half day fishing trip! Captain and mate were super friendly and family oriented
Mark  V.  O.
Mark V. O. Miami Gardens, FL
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
A outstanding young man, native of the area very knowledgeable about everything. We were here in August the worst time to get out and fish, but we had a blast caught several different species of fish ended up with 14 peacock bass. Had my girlfriend with me and she is a beginner in the bass fishing world and he put her on a bunch of fish so happen to be even the biggest ones out of the day. Would highly recommend him for anyone. Great trip!
Patrick  K.
Patrick K. Kansas City, MO
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Today was fantastic!!! Alek and Pepe were terrific! My wife, my two sons and I had a blast. Alek went the extra mile and found multiple schools of Mahi! We caught so many fish!!! We also caught a couple Jack fish that Alek and Pepe made into some of the best sashimi we have had!! Couldn’t recommend this charter more. Do yourself a favor and book this trip!!!
Seth  H.
Seth H. Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Nomad Fishing Charters
Nomad Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
First of all, my compliments to Captain Orlando. I had a fun but also a tough day. We caught fish but also lost a lot of fish. Orlando tried extra hard to make it a successful day. He pulled every trick out of his bag of tricks to make the best of it. Good stable boat and nicely maintained. Fishing rods and reels are top quality. Next time when I am back in Miami I will definitely book you again.
Mike  S.
Mike S. Weston, MA
Blue Dream Fishing
Blue Dream Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Captain Danny and his crew are the absolute best. You can tell that they are very knowledgeable and are willing to try everything in their power to get you hooked onto your dream fish. Leading up to and even after catching our sword, he put us on all kinds of cool fish including mahi and tuna! He is an awesome fisherman and great to converse with. HIGHLY recommend!
Taylor  K.
Taylor K. Jacksonville, Florida
Blue Dream Fishing
Blue Dream Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Best experience with my two boys. Nicest guys, beautiful boat and we caught some incredible fish! Next time we come to Miami we’ll be going back out with them! Highly recommend!
Kristy  M.
Kristy M.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Capt. Diego thanks for a great day, couldn't be more happier with the excursion.
Max  L.
Max L. El Lago, TX
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Bearcut Bandit Fishing & Sandbar Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Captain Alek and Pepe were just awesome, they put my son and I on more Mahi than we could’ve hoped for! Dropped us right by our hotel and did a great job filleting the fish. Cheers Captain!
Seth  H.
Seth H. Parker, CO
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Diego was a great guide. He was helpful bringing in the fish and was fun to talk to along the way. We caught a number of peacock bass, a snook and even hooked a tarpon. My son is already planning out next trip here so he can fish with Diego again.
Jeff  R.
Jeff R. Miami, Florida
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Weather didn't let us stay out ocean side for long. But captain Jorge made the trip for my family with his personality alone. He moved us into the bay area and still got us on a few fish, bite was hard but still a fun experience.
Tim  R.
Tim R. Grand Island, NE
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
By far the best experience we have had. Me and my boyfriend had booked this last minute trip and Stay Fishy was able to get us in no problem. Everything was included for the day, including fishing licenses, which was nice for us because we are from out of state. Captain Diego was super professional, he gave us tips all throughout the trip. He gave us information about the fish we were fishing for and where they came from. Just an absolutely amazing experience!
Hannah  Z.
Hannah Z. Mt. Dora, Florida

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