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Sarasota Fishing Charters

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Sarasota: 307 fishing charters available

Rodbender Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(475 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $200

Windward Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $550

James Gibson Charters LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $400

High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(168 reviews)
Sarasota
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Paradise Fly Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(191 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $700

Stellar Action Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $550

Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(288 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $750

Suncoast Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(203 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $350

TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(261 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $412

Chasin’ Tail Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(344 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Sarasota

The average price for a private 4 hour Sarasota fishing trip is $500, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $938 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Rodbender Fishing Charters, Windward Fishing Charters, and James Gibson Charters LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in Sarasota, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Sarasota.

Rodbender Fishing Charters, Windward Fishing Charters, and James Gibson Charters LLC all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Sarasota.

The most popular fish species you can target are Mangrove Snapper, Snook, 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.

Sarasota
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25013 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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Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.
Stephen  C.
Stephen C. Bradenton, FL
Water temp is a very warm 90⁰ plus, so certain types of fish are not running and/or biting. Sarasota is still beautiful this time of year, so I would still recommend it.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Water temp is a very warm 90⁰ plus, so certain types of fish are not running and/or biting. Sarasota is still beautiful this time of year, so I would still recommend it.
Smith  S.
Smith S. Mableton, Georgia
Be flexible with inshore offshore when the trip comes around. We wanted offshore but when the seas are rough the bays are protected and much calmer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible with inshore offshore when the trip comes around. We wanted offshore but when the seas are rough the bays are protected and much calmer
Robert  H.
Robert H. Sanford, FL
It was pretty windy while we were there. There were some storms in the Gulf that probably threw the captain some curveballs to deal with. It was a good trip, but the captain seemed a little disappointed with the results. We are from the North, so the fishing still was excellent by comparison.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was pretty windy while we were there. There were some storms in the Gulf that probably threw the captain some curveballs to deal with. It was a good trip, but the captain seemed a little disappointed with the results. We are from the North, so the fishing still was excellent by comparison.
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Perkasie, PA
This was my first time fishing in Sarasota so I don't have a good basis for rating the experience. he weather was a bit tough the day we went so that may have affected fishing conditions
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time fishing in Sarasota so I don't have a good basis for rating the experience. he weather was a bit tough the day we went so that may have affected fishing conditions
Michael  N.
Michael N. Falls Church, VA
Get an experienced charter captain. Shop charter prices. Some charters are expensive whole others lower priced. Check recommendations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get an experienced charter captain. Shop charter prices. Some charters are expensive whole others lower priced. Check recommendations.
Gary  C.
Gary C. Sarasota, FL
We caught plenty for dinner. I had hoped to catch larger fish. They averaged 8 -12 inches. Great variety. Mostly bottom fishing. Still a lot of fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught plenty for dinner. I had hoped to catch larger fish. They averaged 8 -12 inches. Great variety. Mostly bottom fishing. Still a lot of fun.
Brandon  B.
Brandon B. Pinckney, MI
Book with Captain Scott. He is very knowledgeable, safe, and friendly. Be patient and enjoy the experience. It was a great time for us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Scott. He is very knowledgeable, safe, and friendly. Be patient and enjoy the experience. It was a great time for us.
Christopher  P.
Christopher P. Mount Healthy, OH
Don't expect to catch many keepers, but lots here to catch! Saw manatee and dolphin too!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't expect to catch many keepers, but lots here to catch! Saw manatee and dolphin too!
Laura  W.
Laura W. Sarasota, Florida
If possible (not sure it is), check when fish are more likely to be moving and plentiful. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If possible (not sure it is), check when fish are more likely to be moving and plentiful. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen!
Steven  C.
Steven C. Bradenton, FL
Make sure you get a Captain that knows his stuff! Trust the crew and have fun no matter what you catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you get a Captain that knows his stuff! Trust the crew and have fun no matter what you catch!
Kelly  H.
Kelly H. Bradenton, FL
Make sure your captain knows the best areas to catch your “menu” fish. You may want to call ahead to discuss.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure your captain knows the best areas to catch your “menu” fish. You may want to call ahead to discuss.
Keith  S.
Keith S. Mount Gilead, OH
The only problem with May is the love bugs but they really weren't that bad, though we didn't hit them at the height of their season. After a couple of months of enforced lockdown due to the virus, this was a more than welcomed diversion.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The only problem with May is the love bugs but they really weren't that bad, though we didn't hit them at the height of their season. After a couple of months of enforced lockdown due to the virus, this was a more than welcomed diversion.
Keith  B.
Keith B. Duluth, GA
Get ready for fun! The fishing was hot and heavy! Snapper and Grouper were plentiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for fun! The fishing was hot and heavy! Snapper and Grouper were plentiful.
William  K.
William K. Bradenton, Florida
Local knowledge is important, particularly with regards to local fishing areas/weather. Camille was knowledgeable and looked after our family for our 4 hour trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Local knowledge is important, particularly with regards to local fishing areas/weather. Camille was knowledgeable and looked after our family for our 4 hour trip
Tony  C.
Tony C. Sarasota, FL
There are different kinds of water for different experiences. Try them all. Fabulous for salt water fly fishing too!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are different kinds of water for different experiences. Try them all. Fabulous for salt water fly fishing too!!
Annemarie  A.
Annemarie A. St. Petersburg, Florida
Maybe wait till the weather forecast is good as I’ve fished Sarasota twice and been disappointed with the weather.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Maybe wait till the weather forecast is good as I’ve fished Sarasota twice and been disappointed with the weather.
Norman  K.
Norman K. Indianapolis, Indiana
Fishing in Siesta Key requires a knowledgeable guide to put you on the type of fish you are looking for. Captain Tony of Freedom Fishing Charters is that guide service.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in Siesta Key requires a knowledgeable guide to put you on the type of fish you are looking for. Captain Tony of Freedom Fishing Charters is that guide service.
Steve  C.
Steve C. St. Petersburg, FL
Take the fishing as it comes. It can truly be a great experience with the right Captian.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the fishing as it comes. It can truly be a great experience with the right Captian.
Allan  F.
Allan F. Devils Lake, ND
Listen to the captain if you want to catch anything. Their knowledge is priceless.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the captain if you want to catch anything. Their knowledge is priceless.
George  S.
George S. Kalamazoo, Michigan

James Gibson Charters LLC
James Gibson Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Captain James is a professional and a master at his craft. His boat was in tip top shape and his gear performed perfectly. We caught six different species of fish to include some very nice size Snook and Redfish. I highly recommend him and would jump at the opportunity to fish with him again. Tight lines!
Ronald  P.
Ronald P. Tampa, Florida
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Guys did it for the second day just like they said. We were gonna target bigger fish the second trip and we caught big fish. We had an amazing 2 days of fishing and definitely gonna use them again next time.
Derrick  R.
Derrick R. Denver, CO
Get Salty Charters
Get Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Would highly recommend booking with Get Salty Charters if you’re wanting a fun,relaxing, and all together great experience. My husband and I came to Siesta Key for our honeymoon and Jeff and Cameron made our honeymoon one to remember. They were super friendly,helpful and put us on to some big Red fish. One right after the other! Will definitely be using them again next time we visit! Thanks guys!
Evan  S.
Evan S. Waterford, OH
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
The guys put us on Trout and Snapper early then we fished for Reds and Snook later. Snook and reds were tough but able to catch a handful of Snook by the end of our trip. Excited weee fishing a second day with them.
DERRICK  R.
DERRICK R. Denver, CO
Get Salty Charters
Get Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Perfect weather. Clean boat and pleasant and helpful Captain and crew. Catching Redfish nonstop. Jeff and Cameron worked hard and kept our lines baited, fish netted, and everyone happy. Great time. Definitely do again.
Dennis  F.
Dennis F. Sarasota, FL
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Sarasota
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(188 reviews)
Really nice day. Got on the fish early. Sea Trout, snapper, snook, and jack crevalle. Moved around to multiple hot spots. Blake and Dalton did a great job keeping us in the water and on the fish. Everything you would expect on a fishing trip, Great guys and a great time! Don't hesitate to book with these guys.
Michael  N.
Michael N. York, PA
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
We had the absolute perfect day. We caught 7 species including 3 monster redfish, a snook, snapper, and a surprise tarpon to top it off. It was way better than I could have hoped for! Captain Andy and First Mate Dalton were top notch. Highly recommended!! If 6 starts was an option, I would have selected it!
Robert  V.
Robert V. DeKalb, IL
Siesta Key Fl Charter Fishing
Siesta Key Fl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
We spent a morning fishing with Captain Bryan earlier this week and had an amazing time! Captain Bryan knew exactly where to find the fish and we caught Snook, Jack Crevalle, Bluefish, Sea Trout and Mangrove Snapper. We look forward to going out with Captain Bryan again the next time we are in the Sarasota area.
Susan  P.
Susan P. Ocala, Florida
Siesta Key Fl Charter Fishing
Siesta Key Fl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Captain Bryan did an excellent job getting us and keeping us on fish for the entire trip! He was very attentive and made sure we knew what we were doing. Very enjoyable day on the water! Highly recommend!
Joe  T.
Joe T. Liverpool, NY
Siesta Key Fl Charter Fishing
Siesta Key Fl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
What a great morning of fishing! Bryan made the whole experience all we could hope for. He was great company and balanced his attention constantly between each of us with bait, hooks and fishing tips. Plenty of action and got as much out of some unpredictable weather as possible. Would highly recommend and will definitely book another trip in the future. Thanks Capt. Bryan!
Chris  G.
Chris G. Massapequa Park, NY
Siesta Key Fl Charter Fishing
Siesta Key Fl Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
This is the second trip we’ve booked with Bryan and we always have a phenomenal time. We caught a ton of fish and the kids had an amazing experience!
Andrea  D.
Andrea D. Dublin, OH
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(475 reviews)
One hell of a captain and good dude! Would highly recommend and I will be calling him next time I wanna go out fishing in the golf!
Austin  B.
Austin B. Brookston, IN
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Great Day Fishing He knows where to find the fish! Very happy with our trip today Thank you
Kimberly  M.
Kimberly M. Uhrichsville, OH
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.
Stephen  C.
Stephen C. Bradenton, FL
Windward Fishing Charters
Windward Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
We had the best Inshore Fishing Trip with Captian Darius! Celebrating our 33rd Wedding Anniverary and surprised my husband with this trip. Darius kept in touch with us, was very easy to to be with, polite, friendly and professional. Knew the area since he grew up fishing the area. Highly recommend this Charter if you want a relaxing, yet exciting day of fishing. We caught and released at least a dozen fish! Awesome experience 👏..
Jeanette  G.
Jeanette G. PT ORANGE, FL
Reel Addiction Inshore Sport Fishing
Reel Addiction Inshore Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
My husband and three boys had a great experience with Captain Ken and would do it again!
John  D.
John D. Tampa, FL
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(261 reviews)
Capt. Tony was exceptional we were very happy with our experience. Caught several different kinds of fish. He kept our lines baited and in the water even when, at times, when we were reeling them in one after another. Tony worked hard to to make it a fun experience thank you Tony
Todd  B.
Todd B. Middletown, OH
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(475 reviews)
Captain Scott was very personable and knowledgeable. My husband and I had a great time. Thanks Captain Scott!
Marie  C.
Marie C. Hilliard, OH
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(261 reviews)
We had a fantastic time with Captain Tony. The boat was nice and fully stocked with the necessary gear. He was very knowledgeable about where we could find some big fish and we were able to reel in quite a few including a few big ones. The fight with the big fish was awesome. It was an all around good time. We would definitely recommend recommend this fishing charter.
Danielle  C.
Danielle C. Ionia, MI
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(475 reviews)
My daughter & son-in-law came down from PA. We met Scott at Hart's Landing on time. We caught fish and had a great time. Scott was very informative and helpful. We will definitely do this fishing trip again with Captain Scott. Thanks Scott enough for a meal. Typical Florida weather got caught in a shower just at the end of our trip.
Bruce  C.
Bruce C. Rotonda West, FL

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