Santa Rosa Beach

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Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Charters

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Santa Rosa Beach: 324 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Santa Rosa Beach

According to customer reviews, Beaver’s Guide Service, 30A Bay Guide Service, and Ranger Angler Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Santa Rosa Beach.

The average price for a private 4 hour Santa Rosa Beach fishing trip is $599, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,164 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Beaver’s Guide Service, 30A Bay Guide Service, and Ranger Angler Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Santa Rosa Beach.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and Spanish Mackerel. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Trolling. Inshore fishing, backcountry fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Situated between Destin and Panama City, Santa Rosa Beach is the perfect place for a quiet getaway. You’ll hit the same fishing grounds, with the added benefit of pristine beaches and fine dining that make this town so special. It’s no surprise, then, that Santa Rosa Beach fishing charters are in hot demand.
 
The town looks out onto Choctawhatchee Bay, meaning you’re already on some prime inshore fishing grounds. Year-round, you can get your fill of Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Ladyfish, Black Drum, and more! Come in summer, and you can even target Tarpon. Alternatively, you can follow a guide along the Choctawhatchee River and engage in some Bass fishing that’s unrivalled all over Florida!
 
With the Gulf of Mexico but a short drive away, it’s no surprise that saltwater fishing reigns supreme. Take a charter out of nearby Grayton Beach and head to the productive reefs. Here, you’ll find prized Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Mackerel, and more. 
 
And that’s not all! The deep waters are near the coastline here, so you can take advantage of deep sea fishing. Go up against Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, as well as plenty of Billfish, and live out your Florida Panhandle fishing dreams!
 
There’s something for everyone in Santa Rosa Beach. Trips can last as little as a couple of hours inshore, with nearshore trips lasting around 6 hours. Deep sea adventures will require at least a full day on the water, but that just means you’d better make the most of it!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re on a Santa Rosa Beach fishing charter, your license will be covered. However, you’ll need to get your own if you’re hitting the river. Other than that, going out with a professional guide will make sure you’re fishing within the law.

Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27707 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January is the perfect time to explore the shallow waters inshore. Redfish will be biting vigorously in Choctawhatchee Bay while the river will be bustling with StRipers and Sunshine Bass.

February

Winter fishing continues, with the best bite happening inshore. Try your luck at Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead or head to the river for something different, as you see off the winter blues. 

March

The action is heating up, with some new species coming to town. Add Flounder and Mackerel to your list inshore, while river fishing continues to be promising. You can also head out to the reefs in search of early Cobia.

April

Try sight fishing for Cobia or snag one while trolling for Mackerel. Down below, the reefs are bustling with Snapper and Grouper. Ask your captain which species are legal to keep and bring home some dinner! 

May

It’s the beginning of Tarpon season here on the Emerald Coast. You’ll see anglers hunting the Silver King in all sorts of styles along the beaches. Offshore, you can reel in Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and more.

June

June is all about variety here in Santa Rosa Beach. Head to the river for some excellent Bass fishing or stick to the saltwater scene for a catch that could be anything from Red Snapper to Tarpon.

July

Summer fishing is still on full throttle, with your choice of Florida’s most popular game fish. Cruise the beach for Tarpon, fish the reefs for Grouper, or troll offshore for Kingfish, Mahi, and more.

August

It’s the hottest time of the year, with average temperatures soaring above 90°F. Come cool off on the water, fishing for big game prizes offshore or collecting plenty of tasty treats on the reefs.

September

Summer crowds along the Emerald Coast might be thinning out by autumn, but the waters are far from empty! Every species is biting ferociously and many are legal to keep at this time of year.

October

This time of year is all about Bull Redfish in Choctawhatchee Bay. Catch yourself a real bruiser and bring home some bragging rights. Hook a Speckled Trout and Flounder while you’re at it for an Inshore Slam!

November

Striped Bass and Sunshine Bass will be moving back into the lower portion of the river as winter approaches. You can expect more awesome fishing in the bay and on the nearshore reefs.

December

Come catch yourself a holiday treat! Some of the tastiest fish are biting at this time of year, including Flounder, Redfish, and Grouper, so don't miss out on your last chance to get out on the water.

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Unusual in that there had just been a hurricane nearby, but I would say a knowledgeable guide makes all the difference. I tried some surf casting in my own and about got beat to death BY the surf!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unusual in that there had just been a hurricane nearby, but I would say a knowledgeable guide makes all the difference. I tried some surf casting in my own and about got beat to death BY the surf!
Marie  V.
Marie V. McCalla, AL
Well it was our first time, so if any thing, I would say just enjoy the whole experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well it was our first time, so if any thing, I would say just enjoy the whole experience.
Margot  M.
Margot M. Houston, TX
Google maps is a little off so plan for additional time to find where you are going.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Google maps is a little off so plan for additional time to find where you are going.
Heather  M.
Heather M. Sarepta, MS
Set your expectations and communicate to the Captain- this is a very pleasant bay to fish in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set your expectations and communicate to the Captain- this is a very pleasant bay to fish in.
Fulvio  B.
Fulvio B. Fayetteville, AR
I would suggest going in the morning. As the day goes on, it gets hot so be prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would suggest going in the morning. As the day goes on, it gets hot so be prepared.
Nelson  W.
Nelson W. Marietta, GA
It’s fun being out there early in the morning but many people are fishing so the fish aren’t super active. Other than that, it’s great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s fun being out there early in the morning but many people are fishing so the fish aren’t super active. Other than that, it’s great!
Malachi  V.
Malachi V. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Lot of the “common fish are out of season but still plenty of others available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lot of the “common fish are out of season but still plenty of others available
Craig  P.
Craig P. Buford, GA
If you fish in April, be prepared for possible cooler temperatures and dress in layers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you fish in April, be prepared for possible cooler temperatures and dress in layers.
Rebecca  S.
Rebecca S. Narvon, PA
Ask the local bait shops questions if you want to gear up for your trip as they are so friendly and helpful or ask your charter captain questions to help you become a better fisherman while you are on the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask the local bait shops questions if you want to gear up for your trip as they are so friendly and helpful or ask your charter captain questions to help you become a better fisherman while you are on the boat.
Suzanne  P.
Suzanne P. Evansville, IN
Listen to the local charter captains. They know the local waterways, conditions and patterns.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the local charter captains. They know the local waterways, conditions and patterns.
Matt  H.
Matt H. Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Bring cold weather gear, especially for children, if the temperatures are in or blow the low 70’s. Boat ride wind gets real chilly, real fast.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring cold weather gear, especially for children, if the temperatures are in or blow the low 70’s. Boat ride wind gets real chilly, real fast.
Matthew  T.
Matthew T. CONCORD FARR, TN
Captin Brandon did an amazing job! Had a great time catching Red Fish! Will definitely come back and recommend to anyone! Had a blast!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captin Brandon did an amazing job! Had a great time catching Red Fish! Will definitely come back and recommend to anyone! Had a blast!
Brandon  B.
Brandon B. Whitesboro, TX
We had a great trip with Captain Ryan. Came at the right time, the right place, caught a bunch of fish!Can't recommend him enough!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great trip with Captain Ryan. Came at the right time, the right place, caught a bunch of fish!Can't recommend him enough!
Jeff  T.
Jeff T. Gandeeville, WV
It was an extremely tough day of fishing. Captain and boat were excellent. I hope to return next year and take the same trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was an extremely tough day of fishing. Captain and boat were excellent. I hope to return next year and take the same trip.
Mike  H.
Mike H. Typo, KY
When it gets really hot the fishing slows down. We will stick to deep sea fishing in the future rather than bay fishing.
Very good
4.0 / 5
When it gets really hot the fishing slows down. We will stick to deep sea fishing in the future rather than bay fishing.
Mark  S.
Mark S. Fayetteville, AR
It was a great time and we know fishing is fishing but the little fish (I cannot remember what they were called) kept stealing our bait. They were a bit of a menace.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was a great time and we know fishing is fishing but the little fish (I cannot remember what they were called) kept stealing our bait. They were a bit of a menace.
Wendi  J.
Wendi J. Mobile, AL

Beaver’s Guide Service – Bay Boat
Beaver’s Guide Service – Bay Boat
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(15 reviews)
Took the family out fishing for our first family fishing trip. We had a blast, Captain Alex was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had. He was ver personable and helped the kids with bait every time. Will use them again!
Coleman  K.
Coleman K. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Beaver’s Guide Service
Beaver’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Alex was super nice and patient. We didn’t catch much which was disappointing but not his fault. He took us to several spots trying for us to get some good bites. He had to rebait our hooks several times and never got frustrated. My husband who is visually impaired had a great time and Alex was so patient and helpful with him. Another boat came in at the same time as us and didn’t catch a single thing which made our few we had look even better.
Lisa  H.
Lisa H. Northport, AL
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Had a great day on the water with Captain Ryan. Was extremely helpful and got us on fish right away. Would highly recommend, will book again next time we are in the area.
Kyle  T.
Kyle T. Houston, TX
Beaver’s Guide Service – Bay Boat
Beaver’s Guide Service – Bay Boat
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Had a great time with Alex. He put me on some great red drum and was a pleasure to talk to.
Timothy  M.
Timothy M. Commerce, GA
30A Bay Guide Service
30A Bay Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(189 reviews)
My boys, 8 and 10 went on their first fishing trip. They had the best time!!
Kelley  C.
Kelley C. Alpharetta, GA
Rising Son Expeditions
Rising Son Expeditions
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(156 reviews)
The kids got to catch different types of fish in different spots. Trey told the boys about the different kids of fish and we caught quit a few. Thanks Trey!
Mary  W.
Mary W. Houston, Texas
Inshore Expeditions Fishing Charters
Inshore Expeditions Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
Great day on the water, some big fun fish in spite of not so favorable conditions following a hurricane that passed by 2 days before a ways to the east. But we were NOT disappointed! Highly recommend Capt. Heath for an experience that’s personalized to you!
Marie  V.
Marie V. McCalla, AL
Florida Boy Adventures 30a
Florida Boy Adventures 30a
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Captain Ryan was absolutely amazing. He was able to fit us in early in the morning and knew all of the good spots. He is very knowledgeable about the area and different kinds of fish. I highly recommend this charter if you are looking for a good time whether it’s a family event or a couple of people. 10/10
Austin  C.
Austin C. McDonough, GA
Ranger Angler Fishing Charters
Ranger Angler Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Quinn and caught several different species of fish. Looking forward to another trip with him on our next vacation!
Danny  W.
Danny W. Murphy, NC
Bayflats Fishing Charters
Bayflats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Justin went above and beyond for me and my 2 boys to make sure we would catch some fish that we could take home . Was a very good experience will be back to do it again.
William  H.
William H. Oak Creek, WI
Beaver’s Guide Service
Beaver’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Captain was amazing. Knew where he was going and had everything ready. Will definitely be doing it again
Benny  L.
Benny L. Evansville, WI
Pharmasea Outfitters – 23'
Pharmasea Outfitters – 23'
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
My brother-in-law and I took our two kids 5/7 yrs old for a 2hr session. We had a great time and Brandon, also a father of -a young kid, was very good with our kids and made the experience well worth it! Plus we caught some reds!
Chris  M.
Chris M. Athens, GA
Pharmasea Outfitters – 23'
Pharmasea Outfitters – 23'
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Lots of fun If you have little ones this is much more fun than deep sea On the fish in 5 minutes not 2 hrs and they get to participate
Don  C.
Don C. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
30A Bay Guide Service
30A Bay Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(189 reviews)
the most awesome day ever-caught the biggest fish of my life -my wife was with me and she had a wonderful time-Capt Marvin was the ultimate professional-10out of 10
Scott  W.
Scott W. Centerville, OH
Bayflats Fishing Charters
Bayflats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Justin was a great captain. Boat is top shelf and he made sure everyone on the trip had a good experience. Highly recommend.
Charlie  M.
Charlie M. Mobile, AL
30A Bay Guide Service
30A Bay Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(189 reviews)
Marvin is a great captain we really enjoyed our time fishing and the kids loved it
Josh  C.
Josh C. Kingston, OH
30A Bay Guide Service
30A Bay Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(189 reviews)
The guys had a great time with Marvin! He knows so much about what he does and is perfect for this line of work! Thanks Marvin for a good time for our guys!
David  H.
David H. Plato, MO
Florida Boy Adventures 30a
Florida Boy Adventures 30a
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Captain Gilbert was great. We had a blast and look forward to going again!
Bryce  W.
Bryce W. Fayetteville, Georgia
Pharmasea Outfitters
Pharmasea Outfitters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Awesome day on the water!!! Highly recommend a trip to anyone looking for something fun to do in the seaside watercolor area.
Jake  B.
Jake B. Jacksonville, Florida
30A Bay Guide Service
30A Bay Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(189 reviews)
Due to the wind, fishing was tough, but Marvin never quit trying. Would recommend
Chris  F.
Chris F. Austin, TX

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