Miami Fishing Charters

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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 US $776, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,174 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 – US $475
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $475
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $754
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $945
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,400
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,175
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,600

Fishing in Miami

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Miami

Don't expect to catch what you want. It is fishing. But the experiance is so wonderful and if you are coming from cold country in February it's a plus plus. Sunshine and water you can't go wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't expect to catch what you want. It is fishing. But the experiance is so wonderful and if you are coming from cold country in February it's a plus plus. Sunshine and water you can't go wrong.
Blue Dream Fishing
Blue Dream Fishing
This was our first trip fishing in Miami and Capt Alex made sure we had a great time and caught fish. I highly recommend this trip. I would do it again!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This was our first trip fishing in Miami and Capt Alex made sure we had a great time and caught fish. I highly recommend this trip. I would do it again!
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Be aware weather dictates where a person will fish which may limit types of fish available (even though in season).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be aware weather dictates where a person will fish which may limit types of fish available (even though in season).
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
We went in December with Alek and the weather was great, the wind was high but he found the perfect spot to keep us warm and happy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went in December with Alek and the weather was great, the wind was high but he found the perfect spot to keep us warm and happy.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
It’s a great destination for fishing. There’s a lot of variety to catch and you don’t need to travel far from shore. There’s less time traveling and more time fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great destination for fishing. There’s a lot of variety to catch and you don’t need to travel far from shore. There’s less time traveling and more time fishing.
Blue Dream Fishing
Blue Dream Fishing
Yea lots of fish Al thought not too many keepers. You will bring dinner home with a little luck
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yea lots of fish Al thought not too many keepers. You will bring dinner home with a little luck
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Don’t cancel because of wind just find an alternative and enjoy the experience we caught a lot of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t cancel because of wind just find an alternative and enjoy the experience we caught a lot of fish
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures
We had booked a 4-Hour trip that worked out good for people that haven't really fished before. The people that love fishing should try the 6-hour
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had booked a 4-Hour trip that worked out good for people that haven't really fished before. The people that love fishing should try the 6-hour
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Try and be central located, and recommend night fishing scenery is awesome
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try and be central located, and recommend night fishing scenery is awesome
Pelagic Pirate Charters – 26'
Pelagic Pirate Charters – 26'
10/10 experience! the captain explained everything we needed to know and made the trip extra fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
10/10 experience! the captain explained everything we needed to know and made the trip extra fun
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures Miami, Florida
Yes. Lots of fish. You just have to reel fast before the sharks eat em off your line
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. Lots of fish. You just have to reel fast before the sharks eat em off your line
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters Buffalo, New York
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
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc. 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.
Pelagic Pirate Charters – 26'
Pelagic Pirate Charters – 26' 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.
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters 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!
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters Miami, Florida
Fishing in Miami in July is fantastic due to abundant marine life, perfect weather, skilled guides like Captain Peppe, delicious fresh seafood, stunning scenery, and family-friendly options. It's a must-try experience for anglers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in Miami in July is fantastic due to abundant marine life, perfect weather, skilled guides like Captain Peppe, delicious fresh seafood, stunning scenery, and family-friendly options. It's a must-try experience for anglers.
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures Miami Beach, Florida
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..
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc. 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!!!
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters 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
Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat
Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat 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!
Let It Fly Bowfishing LLC
Let It Fly Bowfishing LLC Sanford, North Carolina

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Miami?

Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
The fishing was slow as there was not any current and dirty water conditions. We caught a couple smaller fish early on. Jorge kept moving and eventually we hooked up a few times on a king mackerel. Great boat, clean, and good equipment.
Ben  K.
Ben K.
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
My 13 year old nephew will have a story to tell! The big fish is still in the ocean! 🌊 We got some nice fish inland, lobster and fresh catch for lunch cooked on the boat! Beautiful tour of Miami! The captain is hands down one of the coolest dudes we have met! My nephew said " he's bad a**" We got kinda wet off shore, big waves! We loved this adventure! 10/10 for this ride! Thanks again! We will be back next February, and after that big one!
Megan  M.
Megan M.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Great time with Aleks today. We hit several spots and learned a few techniques to catch bonito, kingfish, grouper and more. Bonito was a personal best for me. Aleks is a friendly guy, makes you fell like family. Highly recommended.
Grant  M.
Grant M.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Captain Diego will put you on the fish. Very knowledgeable and fun. STAY FISHY!!
Matt  R.
Matt R.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Captain Diego was extremely prepared and knowledgeable. Starting catching peacock bass almost immediately! He took care of equipment and bait and we tried to catch local bait fish while we were fishing. Landed 8 and missed 2.
Jeff  B.
Jeff B.
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
This is the second time we go fishing with Captain Jorge. Once again we had an amazing day with lots of action and good catches. The captain is very friendly, very patient, and guides you every step of the way. Highly recommended specially if you are going out with kids and family.
Jorge  F.
Jorge F.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Captain Diego did a fantastic job putting us on fish and keeping us entertained for the whole 8 hours! We caught 10 fish and an iguana! We saw 211 iguana on the trip, a peacock, ducks, baby ducks, airplanes, an old swing gate bridge, and had lots of laughs boating through the canals of Miami. We caught peacock bass, snook, jaguar cichlid, black bass and wrangled an iguana! We could not have had a better day on the water! Thank you so much Diego for showing us a unique piece of Miami!
Shelbie  D.
Shelbie D.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Captain was awesome we had a great time caught a bunch of everything even a baby turtle it was great
Rory  A.
Rory A.
Funfish Charters Miami
Funfish Charters Miami
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain Mike took me, my son and brother-in-law out for a half day trip to chase snapper (requested by my son). Captain Mike delivered putting us on a bunch of keeper snapper with near non-stop fun. Most importantly, Mike was great with my son and ensured he had a great time. Would highly recommend, thx Mike! Charley
Charley  G.
Charley G.
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Giuseppe! We got in a little late but Captain was patient and helpful throughout our morning. Great music and drinks and we caught a lot of fish. Captain was knowledgeable, friendly, and offered to help us get the fish ready for our flight. We will 100% book again and I 100% recommend this trip for any fisherman new or experienced.
Hasan  R.
Hasan R.
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(157 reviews)
Had fun, caught some fish, seas was OK and nice day in February. Good conversations and learning experience.
Jason  G.
Jason G.
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Giuseppe! He has a very nice boat. We ended up catching a trophy Sailfish. Thanks Captain!
Cameron  K.
Cameron K.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Capt. Alec is a super funny, nice guy, me and my dad had a lot of fun fudging with him. He taught me a lot about different fish and different ways to fish. Just riding in the boat on our way in for the off shore was relaxing and fun. I recommend him to any of you who are on vacation or live in the Miami area and want to go catch a couple snapper/jacks on the inshore or some palegics on the off shore. Great deal based on competitors pricing in the area.
Craig  M.
Craig M.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Didn't take long to start seeing and catching fish. Stayed pretty steady throughout the 4 hr. Very pleased with the experience. 4 hr is just right for a quick trip.
Zachary  B.
Zachary B. Sun City Center, Florida
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
Although we didn't catch anything big as the waters were too rough, we did hang in calmer waters and caught a few smaller fish. Jorge was a great captain and host. Highly recommend.
Josh  P.
Josh P.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Diego was amazing put us in the fish from start to stop , very knowledgeable and patient teaching how to catch the fish . Couldn’t have asked for a better guide total experience was amazing from beginning to end . Highly recommend . Thanks Diego
Tim  M.
Tim M. United States
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We had so much fun spear fishing! We caught a bunch of spiny lobsters and a couple fish. Captain Giuseppe was amazing and you won’t regret booking with him!
NinaMarie  S.
NinaMarie S.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
We had a blast with captain Diego. He was so great with my kids and helped them have a great time. I highly recommend him for your next charter
Taya  B.
Taya B. Wimauma, Florida
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Diego called me and asked me what type of fish I want to target. I said peacock bass. I caught 15 peacock bass in 4 hours. A few were in the 3lb size. It was mostly due to the equipment and live bait that Diego brought. Couldn’t recommend more highly and would go out with him again.
Kevin  M.
Kevin M.
Nomad Fishing Charters
Nomad Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Great day of fishing! Capt. Orlando was great, putting us on fish and making sure we caught something. Capt was very professional and made sure we had fun. Would recommend him without hesitation. We got lucky and caught some monster amber jacks. Great charter overall.
Diego  C.
Diego C.

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