Miami Fishing Charters

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Miami: 203 fishing charters available
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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 $756, 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 $500
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $743
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $700
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $970
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,400
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,163
  • 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
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 28541 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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

Give yourself longer than half a day. There are many ways to fish (trolling, drifting, anchoring up, flat lining) not all fish are biting at the same time. So you want time to try out everything and catch as many fish as possible. If you can only do a half day, you may not be fully satisfied.
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Give yourself longer than half a day. There are many ways to fish (trolling, drifting, anchoring up, flat lining) not all fish are biting at the same time. So you want time to try out everything and catch as many fish as possible. If you can only do a half day, you may not be fully satisfied.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Do not try and plan in advance, make charter reservations when you get to Miami, weather is very hit or miss.
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Do not try and plan in advance, make charter reservations when you get to Miami, weather is very hit or miss.
Team DFS Charters
Team DFS Charters
Pack your beer and sunscreen! If you are from out of town and you want to take home your catch, Publix sells dry ice for your cooler. The airlines will let you carryon the cooler with no more than 5 pounds of dry ice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pack your beer and sunscreen! If you are from out of town and you want to take home your catch, Publix sells dry ice for your cooler. The airlines will let you carryon the cooler with no more than 5 pounds of dry ice.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Go to Islamorada April - June for the big stuff. Miami is good, Islamorada is great. Not that far a drive really.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to Islamorada April - June for the big stuff. Miami is good, Islamorada is great. Not that far a drive really.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Just beware a dang cold front and dual thunder/lightening storms in early morning and afternoon. Guide was great and got us on the fish even in those challenging conditions but dang it was some work!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just beware a dang cold front and dual thunder/lightening storms in early morning and afternoon. Guide was great and got us on the fish even in those challenging conditions but dang it was some work!
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Get with a real Captain like Captain Chris at Domestic Six Pack Charters. Stay away from the River Rats.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with a real Captain like Captain Chris at Domestic Six Pack Charters. Stay away from the River Rats.
Domestic Six Pack Charters
Domestic Six Pack Charters Davenport, Florida
I recommend just communicating with the captain and he will accommodate to your requests and will respond promptly to any questions or concerns you may have
Excellent
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I recommend just communicating with the captain and he will accommodate to your requests and will respond promptly to any questions or concerns you may have
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
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
Be patience on the early morning but experience the surprises you will see.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patience on the early morning but experience the surprises you will see.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
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

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Miami?

Billin Office Fishing Charters
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
Couldn't have had a better day! We caught just about every species of fish out there. We all caught and battled big sailfish! Excellent crew were keep very busy keeping all the lines out so we had multiple ways to catch fish! Highly recommend! 👍😁
TRENT  S.
TRENT S.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Stay Fishy Inc.
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Captain Diego is the man! The expectations were far exceeded with an awesome day of catching 12 Peacocks! Can’t wait to come back.
Nick  H.
Nick H.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Father/son fishing trip could not have been better! Captain Alex did a great job getting our group on some fish. We pulled in a nice bonito 5 minutes into the trip. He was super accommodating, and definitely knows how to make a trip that has younger kids in the party a memorable experience! Thanks Captain Alex
Alex  G.
Alex G.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
100% recommend booking a charter trip with Alek. Caught some snapper and ate it only hours after Alek filleted it ✔️ We will book with Alek again.
David  T.
David T.
SeaToes Charters - 2019 Contender 32ST
SeaToes Charters - 2019 Contender 32ST
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Gabriel gave us an incredible experience fishing for tarpon. He was very friendly and willing to share knowledge with our party and entertain the kids. 10/10
Shane  R.
Shane R.
Blue Dream Fishing
Blue Dream Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Captain Danny and Matt were so hardworking trying many different methods to keep me on fish. They both created such a welcoming atmosphere and it was worth every penny. I caught plenty of fish, enjoyed the sound system as I got to stream my music and even got to relax some in the sun while we were trolling. A perfect day!
Mark  C.
Mark C.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
We had an awesome day with Alek. Great with kids and patient with novice fishermen. He put us on the fish and helped us keep them coming. Perfect way to see the city from the water, and helped us capture the day perfectly. Book him while you can!
Zachary  S.
Zachary S.
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
I've known Pepe for years and he has been providing amazing, top tier hospitality. He's very accommodating and thoughtful and puts you first. I highly recommend this boat trip. A time with Pepe will always be great!
Ashley  N.
Ashley N. United States
Nomad Fishing Charters
Nomad Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Fished today on a 3/4 with Captain Arturo. 2 Sails and 3 Amberjack, Arturo knows his stuff, a real pro and a pleasure to fish with.
Ken  G.
Ken G.
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a great half day trip offshore, even though two of four got sea sick at times. We hooked a shark, a sailfish and king fishes, but they all managed to bite off both the lines and wires on their way to the boat. We got some smalker fish on board that we used as live bite for sharks. Peppe took good care of us and organized everything onboard. His boat was great as well.
Frank  E.
Frank E.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
My son and I had a great day with Alek. We have been on many charters and this was top notch. My son said it was the best one yet. Non stop action and Alek is a great guide. Lots of fun and loads of fish. Look no further.
Evan  M.
Evan M.
Blue Dream Fishing
Blue Dream Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Capt Danny and Manny were well prepared for a great day out on the water. Both worked hard to get us hooked up with a variety of fish.
Peter  S.
Peter S.
Sampei Adventures
Sampei Adventures
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Bellissima esperienza con sampei!! Pesca la mattina poi barbecue sull’ isola Cinque stelle Ottimk
Leo  C.
Leo C. Miami, Florida
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
We had a great time with Alek. It was my son’s first deep sea trip and he didn’t disappoint. He worked so fast that we always had lines in the water. He let my son do tasks on the boat which he loves. As soon as we got off the boat he said he’s going to move and become his first mate! Highly recommend Alek!
Jon  W.
Jon W.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Alec is an exceptional person. Very friendly, skilled and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with the fishing experience. I would use him again in a heartbeat. Bravo!
Stefan  M.
Stefan M.
Miami Sailfish Charter – 35' T Open Fisherman
Miami Sailfish Charter – 35' T Open Fisherman
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Great Capt and crew thanks Al!!!… had a great day on Easter got us on the fish quick…
Jack  N.
Jack N.
Nomad Fishing Charters
Nomad Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Loved every minute of this trip. Great capt. With refreshingly fun attitude. We caught monster shark and tons of fish. This went in as one of the best fishing days of my life. Fking epic. Do not hesitate.
Andrew  E.
Andrew E.
Hot Shot Charters
Hot Shot Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
Capt. Zig and his first mate put us on the fish. Changed leaders, and spread set up to try and get bites anytime the bite felt like it was going cold. It’s nice only going out a few miles to be in trolling depth. We will use him again on our next trip.
Eric  B.
Eric B.
Pelagic Pirate Charters – 30'
Pelagic Pirate Charters – 30'
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Great morning trip catching tons of fish with kids. Ozzie was super helpful and made it a really fun trip for everyone. Highly recommended.
Neal  K.
Neal K.
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Bearcut Bandit Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Got us onto fish within minutes of being out. You could not ask for a better captain, took care of us from start to finish. Lost count on the amount of fish we caught. He was very attentive to all of our needs, even when I got seasick. Feel like we gained a friend!
Jennifer  R.
Jennifer R.

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