Santa Rosa Beach

272 Fishing Charters

Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Charters

Search top fishing charters in Santa Rosa Beach
Santa Rosa Beach: 272 fishing charters available

Beaver’s Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(107 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Infinite Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(20 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

30A Shallow Water Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation

Inshore Expeditions Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(120 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

Ranger Angler Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

30A Bay Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(131 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

North West Florida Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(87 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Get Hooked Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(35 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation

Rising Son Expeditions

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(133 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $430

South Walton Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Santa Rosa Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Santa Rosa Beach fishing trip is $573, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,016 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Black Drum, 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
4.2 / 5
Based on 24785 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.

Santa Rosa Beach Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

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
Had a wonderful experience fishing with Captain Dexter. I highly recommend him
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a wonderful experience fishing with Captain Dexter. I highly recommend him
Larry  G.
Larry G. Alpharetta, GA
First time - either go out on a snapper boat or do some inland bay fishing with Captain Dexter Early
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time - either go out on a snapper boat or do some inland bay fishing with Captain Dexter Early
Matthew  I.
Matthew I. Fulshear, TX

30A Bay Guide Service
30A Bay Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
This guy made our fishing trip the best. If it wasn’t for him I can’t imagine it would’ve been as fun. He worked really hard to make sure that we caught something. He was on top of everything at all times. He even allowed me the opportunity to catch a shark at the end. Very glad that I was able to get him as my captain and if ever I’m back in Destin I will definitely look him up for the next trip and recommend him to others. At
Timothy  V.
Timothy V. Lubbock, TX
Pharmasea Outfitters – 23'
Pharmasea Outfitters – 23'
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
My son and I went on PM Bay fishing with Brandon and we had a great time. Got to see some amazing schooling action. Caught several on topwater and some on live bait. Brandon was a great guide and a pleasure to be around.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Rosedale, VA
Beaver’s Guide Service
Beaver’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(107 reviews)
Didn’t have much luck with the fish. Bobby kept trying new spots to get us a better chance. Ended up with one fish so my son was happy. Would recommend and we plan on using Bobby again next time.
Christopher  C.
Christopher C. Sugar Land, TX
Get Hooked Charters
Get Hooked Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Our family had a great time on our fishing trip! Captain Connor was very professional and knowledgeable. He instructed us how to reel in fish for the area, and what to do when one got on the line. Unfortunately, not too many fish were biting today but Captain Connor took us to different locations to find fish. Regardless of uninterested fish we had a blast and the boat ride was super fun!
Steven  M.  H.
Steven M. H. Sikeston, MO
Get Hooked Charters
Get Hooked Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
My two boys and I had an awesome time. Conner did a great job and we would definitely use again if we are back in the area.
Nathan  B.
Nathan B. Joplin, MO
Beaver’s Guide Service
Beaver’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(107 reviews)
Alex was wonderful. He told us up front that the fishing was going to be hard and probably not fruitful. He gave us the option of going or not. Since I was with my grandson who had never fished before we chose the experience. It as well worth the cost. Alex was great with my grandson. We caught some fish. It made memories.
James  A.
James A. Little Rock, AR
North West Florida Guide Service
North West Florida Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Dalton was honest when I talked to him the night before our August Trip. He said they hadn’t been catching too much (out of season) but he’d do his best. He put us on an hour long fight with a Jack that was an awesome experience for all of us once we got it in the boat. Thanks for the fun!
Matt  B.
Matt B. Atlanta, GA
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Great two hour kids fishing trip! Ryan was great with the whole family and the kids in particular. Pre-trip communication was excellent, and Ryan made sure we found fishing action. We all had a wonderful time!!
Charles  P.
Charles P. Keller, TX
Rising Son Expeditions
Rising Son Expeditions
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Trey was great with our boys and so patient with them. He took his time to help them understand how to bait and cast and even took our littlest, wildest under his wing. Highly recommend Trey!
Brooke  B.
Brooke B. United States
Beaver’s Guide Service
Beaver’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Didn’t get into a lot of fish but the guide was great and we had a good time
Jeff  W.
Jeff W. Montgomery, TX
Rising Son Expeditions
Rising Son Expeditions
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Very fun and relaxing. Trey is very nice and good with our daughters. Saw lot of wild life ( dolphins, alligators and hogs). Fishing was a bit slow but the storm front was the factor. It does the same thing in Colorado.
Robert  T.
Robert T. Grand Junction, CO
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
CAPT Ryan was quick to reply on all my questions. He was prompt and worked patiently with my 8 year old son and 12 year old daughter. It was the first fishing trip for both of them. He told my son he wouldn’t leave until he caught his first fish which I thought was awesome. I definitely recommend CAPT Ryan if you want a great family experience.
Russell  K.
Russell K. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Ranger Angler Fishing Charters
Ranger Angler Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
As we were heading to a new spot we saw this one and caught him with a net and took a picture with him! It was so awesome to see such a big fish.
Mackenzie  P.
Mackenzie P. Chapel Hill, TN
Rising Son Expeditions
Rising Son Expeditions
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
We had 5 kids ages 8-12 that wanted a genuine fishing experience. We booked with Captain Trey and hoped for the best! He taught everyone how to cast correctly, how to keep their lines and poles ready, and he helped them catch many catfish, skip jack, and even a stingray! He told them so much about everything they caught. Their enthusiasm for fishing grew immensely and every single person said they wanted to do this again!
Cristin  S.
Cristin S. Brentwood, TN
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Absolutely amazing trip! Captain Ryan was extremely helpful and made sure we had a spectacular time. He did everything in his power to get us on the fish and stay on them. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a fun time full of fishing. We will definitely be coming back soon.
Amanda  B.
Amanda B. Headland, AL
Rising Son Expeditions
Rising Son Expeditions
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Captain Trey was awesome. He took us to multiple fishing spots and was very knowledgeable about where to catch the best fish! We all had a great time!
Ed  M.
Ed M. Clinton, IL
Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters
Destin's Boggy Bayou Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Captain Dexter was knowledgeable, efficient, and courteous. Went out of his way to teach us about why we were fishing the way we were and with what date. Stayed extra couple of hours to make sure we had a good time! It was a very successful trip!
Bradley  J.  C.
Bradley J. C. Birmingham, Alabama
Rising Son Expeditions
Rising Son Expeditions
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Great teacher, put us on fish during the middle of the day, managed to catch a nice red fish , great for first time experience
Craig  B.
Craig B. Wellston, OH
Pharmasea Outfitters
Pharmasea Outfitters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
We had a great morning in-shore fishing with Brandon. Both of my boys got to reel in their first ocean fish! Brandon is a great guide and we can’t wait to go again!
Janey  G.
Janey G. Cumming, GA
30A Bay Guide Service
30A Bay Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(131 reviews)
Tough day fishing, but Marvin continued to try to put us on fish. We had one nice catch and quite a few little catches. Marvin friendly, knowledgeable, and a good captain and guide
Lisa  S.
Lisa S. Prosper, TX

Nearby Fishing Destinations