St. Augustine Fishing Charters

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St. Augustine Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in St. Augustine, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in St. Augustine

The average price for a private 4 hour St. Augustine fishing trip is $557, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $965 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in St. Augustine that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in St. Augustine 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 St. Augustine are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in St. Augustine are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $388
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $552
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $764
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,221
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,300

With everything from tailing Redfish to ferocious Blue Marlin inhabiting the waters of this part of Northeast Florida, St. Augustine fishing has something for even the most hardcore anglers. Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, angling opportunities begin right on its doorstep. From history, architecture, and good weather, to unlimited days of salt and freshwater fun, this town really does have it all!

Redfish is the main attraction in the inshore waters, but it’s closely followed by Trout and Flounder. Of course, experienced inshore fanatics always have the option to test their skills against the Silver King. In the nearshore reefs, you’ll find an abundance of Grouper and Snapper and finally, at the Continental Shelf, you’ll be able to target the sea’s biggest prizes such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish.

Local charters have direct access to the open waters via the St. Augustine Inlet, allowing visitors to get a taste of the ocean action even on shorter trips. The versatility of options leaves it up to you to decide how long you’d like to stay on the water and which spots you’d like to visit. However, if you’ve got your sights set on deepwater beasts, you’re going to want to set aside a full day.

Close to the inlet, you’ll find a number of large marinas where the majority of St. Augustine’s charter fleet is located. Whether you’re looking for a captain to reveal all the hidden inshore spots to you or take you to the open waters, you can begin your search here.

 

Rules & Regulations

No fishing license is necessary if you’re fishing aboard a guided charter, party boat, or other for-hire vessels with a valid captain or charter boat license. If you’re planning on blazing your own path, you’ll need to get a valid license before wetting your line.

St. Augustine
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27944 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Winter in St Augustine is all about clear skies and clear waters. This is the dry season, and it is great for sight fishing the flats Bring layers - temperatures range from the 30s at night to the 70s during the day.

February

Sight fishing inshore remains excellent, with Black Drum and Redfish being caught in large schools on the flats. Offshore, Wahoo and Tuna are biting well. The weather remains pleasant and dry.

March

The weather transitions to spring, and the fishing wakes up. Trout start to spawn, with bigger ones being caught. Jack Crevalle start to invade inshore and the backcountry, and Cobia start to appear.

April

Things really start to pick up offshore, with large numbers and large sizes of Mahi Mahi making their way back to the St Augustine docks. Rainfall is low and temperatures are pleasant at 70-80 degrees.

May

As the waters warm up, St Augustine experiences some of the best offshore fishing in Florida. Celebrate with the NEFMA Summer Shootout Tournament. The rainy season begins.

June

This is one of the best times and places to catch a Blue Marlin in Florida, with offshore fishing going crazy. Inshore, Tarpon arrive and will remain through September, as long as the waters stay warm.

July

Florida's tropical climate makes thunderstorms a possibility at this time of year in St Augustine. Don't let that put you off: Trout and Tarpon are biting inshore and big game is available further out.

August

The weather is hot: most St Augustine fishing charters will encourage morning charters to avoid storms and uncomfortable weather. The fishing is as good as ever.

September

Although this is usually the wettest month of the year, it has some big rewards for anglers. Sailfish can be found balling bait just 25 miles offshore and flood tides inshore make for amazing sight fishing.

October

Catch Trout as they spawn inshore and sight cast to tailing Redfish on the flats during a flood tide. The weather starts to cool dramatically, changing up the species caught offshore on a daily basis.

November

As the water temperature cools, big Wahoo start to invade the waters offshore from St Augustine. Troll for them at high speed with heavy lures and catch a monster - they can reach over 50 lbs!

December

The holiday season is the dry season in St Augustine, and with this comes clear waters and rewarding sight fishing for big Black Drum and Redfish. Wahoo and Tuna are biting offshore.

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If the weather supported, I guarantee we would have caught more and more keepers. My dad was visiting and rain or completely unsafe conditions were the only things that would have kept us from fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the weather supported, I guarantee we would have caught more and more keepers. My dad was visiting and rain or completely unsafe conditions were the only things that would have kept us from fishing.
Michael  J.
Michael J.
Inshore fishing isn't party boat fishing, so expect a more personalized experience. Captain Cole knew the water and where to find fish, and we moved from location to location till we were on the fish, enjoy the trip and the experience, catching fish is the bonus!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Inshore fishing isn't party boat fishing, so expect a more personalized experience. Captain Cole knew the water and where to find fish, and we moved from location to location till we were on the fish, enjoy the trip and the experience, catching fish is the bonus!
Michael  K.
Michael K.
Weather was perfect and variety of fish caught for someone with minimal saltwater experience is a great way to gather knowledge.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was perfect and variety of fish caught for someone with minimal saltwater experience is a great way to gather knowledge.
Mike  M.
Mike M.
In the fall it is pretty cold in the mornings even if it’s set to reach 80s in the afternoon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In the fall it is pretty cold in the mornings even if it’s set to reach 80s in the afternoon.
Adam  T.
Adam T.
Bring lots of sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. The sun is brutal and relentless. Do the morning trip if you can and go on a week day or Sunday when there is less boating traffic and less people out fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. The sun is brutal and relentless. Do the morning trip if you can and go on a week day or Sunday when there is less boating traffic and less people out fishing.
Charles  M.
Charles M. Eastman, Georgia
Get a guide or spend a lot of time talking to guys (they all seem to be guys) at the bait & tackle shops or those already fishing on the beaches and piers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide or spend a lot of time talking to guys (they all seem to be guys) at the bait & tackle shops or those already fishing on the beaches and piers
James  B.
James B. Saint Augustine, Florida
Book with a reputable Captain. Listen to your Captain. Respect the boat. The rest falls into place, which is a fun day fishing and catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with a reputable Captain. Listen to your Captain. Respect the boat. The rest falls into place, which is a fun day fishing and catching.
Alex  J.
Alex J. Havertown, PA
Listen to the Captains recommended ways to catch fish. Be opened minded and enjoy the beautiful nature and the wonderful water views. Look for sea turtles and manatees. Tight lines to you all.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Captains recommended ways to catch fish. Be opened minded and enjoy the beautiful nature and the wonderful water views. Look for sea turtles and manatees. Tight lines to you all.
Jay  H.
Jay H.
Know the weather! Florida is HOT and if you aren’t used to it, make sure you drink plenty of electrolytes and stay hydrated while fishing. Sometimes the fun is so good you forget to drink water and you can’t do that in this heat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know the weather! Florida is HOT and if you aren’t used to it, make sure you drink plenty of electrolytes and stay hydrated while fishing. Sometimes the fun is so good you forget to drink water and you can’t do that in this heat.
Chessie  F.
Chessie F.
We've rented two charter boats each time we visited and had a great time- everyone caught multiple fish! The captains always go out of their way to make sure everyone has a good time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We've rented two charter boats each time we visited and had a great time- everyone caught multiple fish! The captains always go out of their way to make sure everyone has a good time
Vanessa  L.
Vanessa L. Harrington Park, NJ
It’s hot so be prepared. We went early hoping to avoid afternoon thunderstorms too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s hot so be prepared. We went early hoping to avoid afternoon thunderstorms too.
Loid  B.
Loid B. Lake City, FL
Bring lots of water and sun screen - maybe a sun shirt as it gets very hot in July.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of water and sun screen - maybe a sun shirt as it gets very hot in July.
Dennis  W.
Dennis W. Madison, SC
Bring water and sunscreen. Be prepared to catch some big fish and have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring water and sunscreen. Be prepared to catch some big fish and have a great time.
Tony  J.
Tony J. North Pekin, IL
This was a great trip for us being out on the sea in a boat to fish. We hope to visit again and will definitely call Dave to take us back out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great trip for us being out on the sea in a boat to fish. We hope to visit again and will definitely call Dave to take us back out.
Christina  M.
Christina M. United States
On our trip we had two guys that had never been offshore, they out fished us all Great time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
On our trip we had two guys that had never been offshore, they out fished us all Great time
Michael  F.
Michael F. Hardeeville, SC
I recommend to anglers fishing in Saint Augustine for the first time to reserve a guide with local knowledge
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend to anglers fishing in Saint Augustine for the first time to reserve a guide with local knowledge
David  C.
David C. Miami, FL
Go with a charter fishing guide like old salt fishing charter Capt Cole was very knowledgeable and wasted no time putting us on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a charter fishing guide like old salt fishing charter Capt Cole was very knowledgeable and wasted no time putting us on fish.
Bobby  J.  R.
Bobby J. R. Pollock, LA
Definitely recommend going with someone who is familiar with the area, knowledgeable about the tide and bait to be using.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely recommend going with someone who is familiar with the area, knowledgeable about the tide and bait to be using.
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Make sure you take motion sickness meds. We had a few even after taking it get sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take motion sickness meds. We had a few even after taking it get sick.
Clinton  B.
Clinton B. Phenix City, AL
Bottom fishing for flounder proved to be productive! Snagged some decent size blues in the process as well
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing for flounder proved to be productive! Snagged some decent size blues in the process as well
Eric  S.
Eric S. Bradleyville, MO

Great White Charters LLC
Great White Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(295 reviews)
What a great day. I took my son fishing with Captain Dave for his 12th birthday. We caught 40-50 fish in total. We were able to keep 6 Speckled Trout and 2 Pompano…plenty of food for 2+ meals. Dave is great with his customers, takes care of everything and super friendly/patient. Recommend him and WILL be using him again and again.
Clay  P.
Clay P.
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Weather sucked but the captain worked hard to get us on fish even though the water was too rough to go where he wanted. Captain was great with my family, everyone had a great rain soaked day.
Wesley  M.
Wesley M.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
We had a great day of fishing. Caught a ton of fish. Lots of different species. Great captain! Lots of knowledge of the local area.
Zach  T.
Zach T.
Todd's Rods Fishing Charters
Todd's Rods Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain Loveday took us around the bay, and showed us some of the best places to catch redfish. We even caught a shark in the end. When the fishing was finished he took us by the lights of downtown and gave us an extra hour on the boat. Thanks Captain Loveday
Lawrence  C.
Lawrence C.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
We had an amazing time with Captain Chris! We caught fish, had lots of laughs and a great time on the water. I would definitely recommend captain Chris for your next fishing trip!
Danielle  S.
Danielle S.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
Captain put us on fish the whole time we were on the water. Some nice keeper for the table. Thx Chris!
Michael  G.
Michael G.
Great White Charters LLC
Great White Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(295 reviews)
All four of us had a chance to hook fish. CAPT Dave is amicable and an excellent waterman. Great time had by all. Even the ones without sea legs.
Elizabeth  D.  G.
Elizabeth D. G.
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
I took my 10 year old grandson and the captain was very attentive to our needs. He offered numerous tips to help him be successful.
Bill  H.
Bill H.
Shallow Water Fishing Company
Shallow Water Fishing Company
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Fred had a great plan for the trip he put us on a variety of fish in several locations. He kept the boat in position and advised us on cast locations and fishing strategies. I have fished the intercostal most my life and found him to be extremely knowledgeable.he was there for us ! When we needed fresh bait or another rig he was always on it . His tips were always helpful never stressed or agitated. A real gentleman! I recommend Fred highly. Tony Tanner . Saint Augustine Fl
Anthony  T.
Anthony T.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
My wife and I had a wonderful morning fishing with Captain Chris, we were on the fish right away, and moved to other good spots throughout the morning. Sue Ann appreciated that Captain Chris let her make her own casts. We caught speckled trout, black drum, snapper and sheepshead, I recommend booking a trip with Captain Chris Fishing Charters.
Jack  W.
Jack W.
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
He let us use his gear and wasn’t worried about a thing! He was super nice and joked around with us even though it was pouring rain almost the whole time!
Jana  B.
Jana B.
Back At It Fishing Charters
Back At It Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Great captain. Great knowledge of fishes locations and habits. I got all variety of fishing experiences. Thanks a lot!
Viktar  K.
Viktar K.
Capt. Robby Joiner Deep Sea Fishing
Capt. Robby Joiner Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Trip was great and captain and mate communicated very well with knowledge that resulted in several catches
Karen  E.
Karen E.
Endless Summer Charters
Endless Summer Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had Captain Billy Jr and his first mate, Preston—-they did great at keeping up w the team fishing, kept everything clean, good personality with our people. Filleting the fish for us and portioning out was the best! They even worked with us on changing our date.
Anastasia  U.
Anastasia U.
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Relaxed dude , put us on hella fish and didn’t give up until we went home with what we were looking for (red drum)
Wes  E.
Wes E.
Back At It Fishing Charters
Back At It Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Captain Mike was great and extremely knowledgeable. He takes care of everything for us and makes it easier for beginners fishermen like our group to feel like pros. Thank you Mike!
Alex  R.
Alex R.
Todd's Rods Fishing Charters
Todd's Rods Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
A great afternoon!! Captain Todd is the best. He knows where the fish are and also about the area’s interesting history. He was great with my two girls and they had a blast. Beautiful day, a clean and beautiful boat and a beautiful experience. Thank you Captain Todd!
Adrienne  H.
Adrienne H.
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We have never been to Saint Augustine, but booked with Captain Clay. He was easy going, knew where all the fish were, and helped to make our day successful and taught us some great tips, even how and where to go while we are here. Absolutely fantastic trip!
Christine  T.
Christine T.
Hot Reels Inshore Charters
Hot Reels Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
This was a last minute father and son trip and it definitely did not disappoint.
Micah  P.
Micah P.
Everett's Adventure – St. Augustine
Everett's Adventure – St. Augustine
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Solid gold. Captain Justin is an A+ angler, A++++ person, and was great with our kids. We had a blast. Will always use him and his boat for weekends kn the water.
Michael  S.
Michael S.

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