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According to customer reviews, Reel Knowledge Fishing, Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore, and Aquaholic Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Sarasota, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Sarasota.

The average price for a private 4 hour Sarasota fishing trip is $522, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $962 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Reel Knowledge Fishing, Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore, and Aquaholic Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Sarasota.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Mangrove Snapper, and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Spinning. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re looking for a little slice of heaven in Florida for your fishing vacation, chances are, you’ll end up in Sarasota. With the gorgeous name-sake bay right on the doorstep and beaches as far as the eye can see, spending time here is all the rest you need. Add to that a couple of trips with Sarasota fishing charters, and it just doesn’t get any better.
 
The inshore action is what put Sarasota on the map, and it’s inshore fishing you just can’t miss out while you’re here. No angler can resist the top-notch bite of Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout available all year. If that’s not enough, come in spring for King Mackerel and in summer for the Tarpon bite that just doesn’t quit.
 
Venture out to the nearshore waters and you could catch Sheepshead, Cobia, Jacks, and Bluefish. A bit further out, you’ll find Barracuda, Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and Sharks hanging around the numerous reefs. You’re after the trophies of offshore fishing? A deep sea fishing charter will take you 100 miles from land, where you can wrestle Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Billfish, and Wahoo.
 
Competitive anglers can join one of the many well-known fishing tournaments and try their luck. The Sarasota Tarpon Tournament, Sarasota Slam, Suncoast Saltwater Shootout, and Yellowfin Billfish Classic are all world-class. Better bring your game face though, because the competition will be stiff!
 
As you can see, whether you come to Sarasota with your family, angling buddies, or ready for your solo fishing quest, you won’t be disappointed. This rich fishery is open year-round, and expert guides have a trip for every taste and level.
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing with a licensed Sarasota fishing charter, all necessary fishing licenses are included in the price. Solo fishermen need to know local regulations and have an appropriate fishing license before they start fishing.

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Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27692 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
January is peak Grouper season. Red, Black, Scamp, and Gag Grouper are all around in big numbers, and there's even a chance of seeing Goliath Groupers further offshore.
February
Hit the reefs for Sheepshead, Tripletail, Grouper, and Cobia, or stay inshore and fish for the local Flounder, Redfish, and Trout. There's also a strong chance of running into some Amberjack and Kingfish further out.
March
March sees the arrival of way more reef fish, including Triggerfish, Barracuda, and Black Seabass. This is also when the Redfish and Seatrout really start biting hard, making for great fly fishing in the cool, dry weather.
April
Things really start heating up, with Barracuda, King Mackerel, and Bonito all in full swing. Inshore you will see big numbers of Snook, Pompano, and Bluefish join the regular crowd for some added action.
May
The Tarpon and Permit are coming into season, and the rain hasn't kicked in yet, so this is the perfect time for fly fishing. Don't miss the Sarasota Tarpon Tournament for the best action around.
June
The Suncoast Saltwater Shootout kicks off across all depths of water, heralding big Billfish offshore. This is also the beginning of the Red Snapper season, so there will be plenty for you to do on the water.
July
Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Billfish can all be found offshore, so sign up for the Yellowfin Billfish Classic if you think you have what it takes. Plenty of fun inshore too, with Tarpon, Permit, Pompano, and Snook all hungry and ready to bite!
August
It's the wettest month of the year, but who cares? You have the Sarasota Slam offshore, some seriously active reefs just outside the bay, and an all-star cast of game fish in the shallows. Sign us up!
September
The summer winds down slowly and uneventfully... somewhere else! Here, you've got Barracuda, King Mackerel, Tuna, Bluefish, Tarpon, Amberjack, and Sharks, and that's without even getting into the deeper waters way offshore!
October
The Mangrove Coastal Conservation Association's Fall Fly Fishing Challenge offers great fun for a great cause and gives you something to do when you're not busy catching Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, and Ladyfish.
November
As the Snapper leave, the Grouper arrive, keeping up constant action on the reefs. November also dangles the opportunity for some lucky anglers to fish the famous Lake Parrish for Bass in the Fish United Way Tournament.
December
Spend the holiday season down in the sun, fishing for Redfish, Trout, Permit, and Flounder inshore, along with Grouper and Sheepshead out on the reefs. 70°F and sunny sure sounds good this time of year!

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An experienced captain can make it an excellent experience for you as a beginner.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
An experienced captain can make it an excellent experience for you as a beginner.
Laura  M.
Laura M. Old Saybrook, CT
I would recommend bringing sun screen and lot of water. Also don't forget your camera because you will be filming great memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend bringing sun screen and lot of water. Also don't forget your camera because you will be filming great memories.
Yasiel  F.
Yasiel F. West Miami, FL
This was a great first trip out on the Gulf for us! I would recommend to anyone who enjoys fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great first trip out on the Gulf for us! I would recommend to anyone who enjoys fishing.
Jill  T.
Jill T. Valrico, Florida
Chasin tails was top notch. Captain Aaron kept us on the snapper. Thank you!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Chasin tails was top notch. Captain Aaron kept us on the snapper. Thank you!!
Stephen  P.
Stephen P. Sarasota, Florida
Go on an organised trip with a knowledgeable captain - you will have a fab time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go on an organised trip with a knowledgeable captain - you will have a fab time
Teresa  B.
Teresa B. Davenport, Florida
Go with a boat that has good recommendations and knowledge of what you may be wanting to experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a boat that has good recommendations and knowledge of what you may be wanting to experience
Keith  G.
Keith G. Albion, IN
It was unseasonably hot, next time we may fish a little earlier in the year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was unseasonably hot, next time we may fish a little earlier in the year.
Misty  M.
Misty M.
Be patient, especially if you fish only freshwater. Saltwater is a different type.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient, especially if you fish only freshwater. Saltwater is a different type.
Heath  B.
Heath B. Pleasant Hill, MO
2nd year in a row with Captain Bryan. He's a class act with a ton of knowledge. Hammered the fish last year. Fish did not cooperate but not from lack of trying. Anyone who fishes knows that sometime the fish don't cooperate. Plan on coming down again next year and will not even think about getting a different Captain or guide. Want a great fishing experience pick this outfit
Excellent
4.7 / 5
2nd year in a row with Captain Bryan. He's a class act with a ton of knowledge. Hammered the fish last year. Fish did not cooperate but not from lack of trying. Anyone who fishes knows that sometime the fish don't cooperate. Plan on coming down again next year and will not even think about getting a different Captain or guide. Want a great fishing experience pick this outfit
Edward  P.
Edward P. Pembroke Pines, Florida
Being from the Midwest, this is more like lake fishing. There was no need for any motion sickness medicine like I need for deep sea fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Being from the Midwest, this is more like lake fishing. There was no need for any motion sickness medicine like I need for deep sea fishing.
Amber  W.
Amber W.
I would fish the AM , we fished PM because we had a early flight the pervious day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would fish the AM , we fished PM because we had a early flight the pervious day.
Charlynn  M.
Charlynn M. Mount Morris, MI
This was our first time and Darius was prepared. Perfect if you want to get in snook, redfish and trout.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time and Darius was prepared. Perfect if you want to get in snook, redfish and trout.
Richard  M.
Richard M. Camp Verde, AZ
This was my first time fishing in Sarasota. It definitely will not be my last.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time fishing in Sarasota. It definitely will not be my last.
David  C.
David C. Saint Michael, MN
Maybe research the type of fish you want to catch? Ask locals or your Captain? Our Captain asked us and no one in the group knew what we wanted to fish for. Our Captain was happy to help us out. We had a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe research the type of fish you want to catch? Ask locals or your Captain? Our Captain asked us and no one in the group knew what we wanted to fish for. Our Captain was happy to help us out. We had a great time!
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FishingBooker Member Middleville, MI
Sign up with Captain Brian Galasso. He landed us on fish and taught us quickly how to fish the areas he took us to. Great time! Highly recommend! Thanks Brian
Excellent
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Sign up with Captain Brian Galasso. He landed us on fish and taught us quickly how to fish the areas he took us to. Great time! Highly recommend! Thanks Brian
Earl  T.
Earl T. Middleville, MI
Even when the gulf looks smooth it is rougher than you think. Dramamine, or stay in the bay.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Even when the gulf looks smooth it is rougher than you think. Dramamine, or stay in the bay.
Jeff  J.
Jeff J. Grand Rapids, MI
Get a charter or guide right away. There’s too much water and different ways to do things until you see how they operate first hand.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Get a charter or guide right away. There’s too much water and different ways to do things until you see how they operate first hand.
Chip  M.
Chip M. Birch Run, MI
We really just wanted the fishing/boat experience and weren’t too concerned about catching things. Only my daughter caught a fish but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We really just wanted the fishing/boat experience and weren’t too concerned about catching things. Only my daughter caught a fish but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
Jessica  F.
Jessica F. Venice, Florida
Josh is a great guide. Caught alot of fish in many different areas. Ask him to take you to the "honey Hole" dock fishing. Caught a fish on almost every single cast. This is a true review..Mark Gleisner, Oconomowoc, wisconsin.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Josh is a great guide. Caught alot of fish in many different areas. Ask him to take you to the "honey Hole" dock fishing. Caught a fish on almost every single cast. This is a true review..Mark Gleisner, Oconomowoc, wisconsin.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Oconomowoc, WI
Hire Capt. Matt. And listen to what he tells you. You won't be disappointed.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Hire Capt. Matt. And listen to what he tells you. You won't be disappointed.
Neil  H.
Neil H. Iola, IL

TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(324 reviews)
Awesome trip with captain Tony, Highly recommend for anyone wanting to book with them.
Aaron  G.
Aaron G. Tampa, Florida
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(324 reviews)
The AM half day trip went as good as we could’ve asked for. The weather couldn’t have been better & Captain Tony had us on fish within our first casts. We caught large amounts of snook, sea trout, snapper and managed to get our hands on some redfish, flounder, and even a stingray. Highly recommend.
Mason  O.
Mason O. Florence, KY
Stellar Action Fishing Charters – 23’
Stellar Action Fishing Charters – 23’
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Joseph subbed for his brother Darrius and did a great job. Lots of education and stories. Made for a great half day trip.
Ken  M.
Ken M. Boise, ID
High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Great inland fishing trip with Captain Camille! My sons caught two tarpon, and we later caught some sheepheads and mangrove snappers. Captain Camille was great with my sons! It was a bummer the rain kept us from going offshore, but still had a great time with dolphin and manatee sightings. Highly recommend taking a trip with Captain Camille!
Chris  O.
Chris O. Sarasota, Florida
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Amazing trip with Andrew. Absolutely slayed all day with more then enough quality fish to bring in and have prepared in town. Highly recommended!
Nick  J.
Nick J. United States
Aquaholic Fishing Charters
Aquaholic Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had a Dandy Day! Really one of the best days I’ve ever had fishing…and we fish a lot. We were in the reds. I think we landed 12! Three were 40” long!! What a thrill. We had two on at same time. Matt always on the spot to get ‘em in the boat for a quick pic before release. Doubled up on Cobia. Matt just kept ‘em biting! There were a few jack attacks and a Bonita in the mix as well. Fantastic time!
Pamela  K.
Pamela K. Avon Park, Florida
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(324 reviews)
Good bite in the morning, as soon as the sun got high bite slowed down but Toni did everything in his power to make sure we caught fish. Overall a great experience! Will definitely recommend him.
James  D.
James D. Glen Allen, VA
Paradise Fly Sport Fishing
Paradise Fly Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
I had booked this trip very last minute, and we had the best time! Having done fishing charters in many other cities it's always a hit or miss. Both Captain's were extremely detail oriented, informative, and had great personalities. My entire group agreed that this was the most fun we've had on a charter. Would definitely book again!
Marc  L.
Marc L. Sarasota, Florida
Lucky 13 Charters
Lucky 13 Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Awesome capitan! Know his grounds vessle and equipment. Would highly recommend fishing thia boat again and again
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Orlando, FL
Dreams Reelized Fishing
Dreams Reelized Fishing
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great day on the water with this crew. All day we had action and brought home some nice fish. Had a little issue with gas but Captain served up some sushi and made he most of our situation. Thank you captain’s for a memorable time
Brian  J.
Brian J. Greensboro, NC
Best Coast Fishing Charters – Sarasota, FL
Best Coast Fishing Charters – Sarasota, FL
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
My friends and I booked this trip super last minute and we weren’t sure if it was going to work out, but it did! I was connected with dalton who sent over all the information we needed/where to meet/etc. The trip was a blast, I never really had gone fishing on a boat and Dalton was super helpful. We ended catching a real big fish at the end and we got to come home and eat it! So much fun- would highly recommend.
Devyn  D.
Devyn D. Bradenton, Florida
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(324 reviews)
It was a beautiful dry sunny day after hurricane idahlia. The water was still very dark and murky around the bay. Captain Tony managed to find, not one, not two; but three areas where the fish were biting. He was super helpful and constantly kept our lines baited. Never caught the big one, but redfish 12-16” were biting so fast all we did was haul in one after another with every cast! Not keepers, but surely an excellent day of fishing! Thank you, Captain! Hope to go out on your charter again!
Lorna  C.
Lorna C. Sarasota, FL
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(588 reviews)
Captain Scott was easygoing and lovely to work with. We caught a bunch of fish including a few big enough to take home. Looking forward to next time.
Lee  S.
Lee S.
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(588 reviews)
I didn't go on the trip, my fiance took my two boys (10&12) .This was the first fishing trip on a boat any of them had taken and they all three had so much fun! They said the captain was so friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I'm so happy they had such a good experience. We are visiting from Ohio, and they said this was their favorite part of the whole trip. My fiance said there wasn't a thing that could've made it better. They all three thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.
Tessa  G.
Tessa G. Marietta, OH
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(324 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Captain Tony! We caught many fish and the Captain was awesome!
Sara  D.
Sara D. New York, New York
Paradise Fly Sport Fishing
Paradise Fly Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Thanks to the Captain Christopher and his crew! Very knowledgeable, professional team, great personality! We had a lot of fun and definitely hoping to be back again!
SAM  R.
SAM R. Sarasota, FL
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
My son and I had a memorable first charter experience. Captain Adam was not just knowledgeable and attentive, he made the trip a fun vibe. We had our limit within the first hour. Looking forward to our next charter with Reel Tight.
Jack  L.
Jack L. Sarasota, Florida
Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore
Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Great time. Captain Dalton knows his stuff and the areas to fish in. I actually had a huge Snook (estimated 4 feet) snag my line. We couldn’t get him in time before the line snapped. Shoot! It would have been amazing! Good times though and my son caught quite a few.
Ryan  M.
Ryan M. Sarasota, Florida
Get Salty Charters
Get Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
We had a great time with Jeff and Cameron. Great guys, very helpful and they did a first class job!
Dave  J.
Dave J.
Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore
Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(58 reviews)
The captain was a very personable individual and shared with us the local knowledge needed to get a big catch! Appreciate his service and would love to do it again.
Jon  W.
Jon W. Gibsonton, Florida

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