St. Augustine

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St. Augustine Fishing Charters

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St. Augustine: 119 fishing charters available

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $450

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $450

For What It's Worth Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(132 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $550

Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $500

Great White Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $400

First City Fishing Charters – 25'

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(265 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $400

MisStress Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(301 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $400

Game On Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(155 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $600

Local Knowledge Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $450

Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $595

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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 $533, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $828 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 – $425
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $528
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $647
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,025
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,298

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 25065 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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YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Excellent
5.0 / 5
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Steven  R.
Steven R. Clanton, AL
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Scott  M.
Scott M. Mount Plymouth, FL
It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Jacksonville, FL
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Griffin, GA
Yes, get a good guide and it will be a great experience. I have also been catching smaller fish from the shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, get a good guide and it will be a great experience. I have also been catching smaller fish from the shore.
Gregory  G.
Gregory G. Duluth, GA
Stay up to date on the weather, book as early as possible in the morning, as the days can be very warm there. Also, call the captain if possible and review what you should bring with you, such as food, snacks, etc. Be clear as to what is included for the price of the charter. our captain was very good at this, so there was no misunderstanding on the matter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay up to date on the weather, book as early as possible in the morning, as the days can be very warm there. Also, call the captain if possible and review what you should bring with you, such as food, snacks, etc. Be clear as to what is included for the price of the charter. our captain was very good at this, so there was no misunderstanding on the matter.
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. United States
Fishing was good once we got on them. we kept Spanish Mackeral but also caught blue and black drum. It was too rough to venture near shore outside the harbor so we worked the channels and the bridges
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was good once we got on them. we kept Spanish Mackeral but also caught blue and black drum. It was too rough to venture near shore outside the harbor so we worked the channels and the bridges
Stan  O.
Stan O. Leesburg, GA
Highly recommend Mitch and his charter service! Best experience of our lives!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend Mitch and his charter service! Best experience of our lives!
James  W.
James W. Aylett, VA
I would but you have to keep an eye on the cooler day, and would do a inter coastal , when the nigh temp don't drop too much and make the fishing harder because of the colder water, and check out reports on the web and talk with Capt. Guy Spear he would be the best in this area Capt. Guy would give you a great shot at fishing for the first time in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would but you have to keep an eye on the cooler day, and would do a inter coastal , when the nigh temp don't drop too much and make the fishing harder because of the colder water, and check out reports on the web and talk with Capt. Guy Spear he would be the best in this area Capt. Guy would give you a great shot at fishing for the first time in St. Augustine
Charles  F.
Charles F. Palm Coast, Florida
Fish in the morning, when possible. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and dangerous.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish in the morning, when possible. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and dangerous.
Brian  D.
Brian D. Jacksonville, FL
We did not catch any keepers. Capt. Zach made the best of things to make it a pleasurable adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did not catch any keepers. Capt. Zach made the best of things to make it a pleasurable adventure.
Lee  M.
Lee M. Saint Augustine, FL
October may not be the best time due to fish patterns, but it was still a blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
October may not be the best time due to fish patterns, but it was still a blast.
Jade  C.
Jade C. Black River Falls, WI
Just go for it, Fish were closer in than back home in North Carolina. I will be checking best time of year to fish here and return.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go for it, Fish were closer in than back home in North Carolina. I will be checking best time of year to fish here and return.
Kenneth  V.
Kenneth V. Jacksonville, Florida
Bring some cold drinks wear a hat and sunglasses, relax, and have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some cold drinks wear a hat and sunglasses, relax, and have a great time.
Thor  T.
Thor T. Mount Selman, TX
We were catching tuna, King, and shark. It was great fun and I would highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Take this boat with this caption and you will have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were catching tuna, King, and shark. It was great fun and I would highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Take this boat with this caption and you will have a great time.
Ashley  F.
Ashley F. Saint Augustine, Florida
Bring a good attitude along with sun screen, hat, clothing that dries quickly in case of rain or ocean spray. Bring snacks of your choosing and a camera. Captain Troy will find the fish and the equipment to catch them and get ready for a wonderful day on the ocean.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a good attitude along with sun screen, hat, clothing that dries quickly in case of rain or ocean spray. Bring snacks of your choosing and a camera. Captain Troy will find the fish and the equipment to catch them and get ready for a wonderful day on the ocean.
Carl  L.
Carl L. Ponte Vedra, Florida
As this was our first time, I highly reccomend a fishing tour on a small scale like Shark Infested Tours. Our guide took the time to explain everything and took time to give one on one instructions. The boat was new, clean and our Captain was an active firefighter. I usually dont give "excellent" reviews but on this trip I will, because it was so much fun and well worth the money spent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As this was our first time, I highly reccomend a fishing tour on a small scale like Shark Infested Tours. Our guide took the time to explain everything and took time to give one on one instructions. The boat was new, clean and our Captain was an active firefighter. I usually dont give "excellent" reviews but on this trip I will, because it was so much fun and well worth the money spent.
Jill  M.
Jill M. Madison, Tennessee
check out the shoreline sights as you motor out. The fort and the huge cross are awesome on the shoreline
Excellent
5.0 / 5
check out the shoreline sights as you motor out. The fort and the huge cross are awesome on the shoreline
Lindsey  C.
Lindsey C. Carrollton, Georgia
If you're looking for big fish, go offshore but inshore is a great experience to start
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're looking for big fish, go offshore but inshore is a great experience to start
Gary  S.
Gary S. Jacksonville, FL
Book with Shallow Water Fishing Company you will not be disappointed it is a great day of fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Shallow Water Fishing Company you will not be disappointed it is a great day of fishing
Brian  B.
Brian B. Brazil, IN

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Very knowledgeable about the area and a true master of his craft. We had a great time on his boat.
Cole  S.
Cole S. Thonotosassa, FL
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Went offshore in December, the weatherman was a little off but we still had a great day. A little rough. Caught some big trigger fish and nice keeper vermilion snapper. Caught some nice red snapper but couldn't keep. The sharks got a couple but it was a good fishing trip. I recommend Anthony and I fish again
ALTON  B.
ALTON B. Monroe, LA
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Had a good time with my buddies on the channel master, the crew was entertaining and kept us on the fish. Caught a giant red snapper and a shark, as well as around 40 decent sized snapper.
Jordan  H.
Jordan H. Clarksville, TN
For What It's Worth Charters
For What It's Worth Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
Captain Chris and Cody were a absolute blast! Put us on the fish right away and we caught all day! They worked hard and kept our lines in the water all day. Highly recommend!
Tony  S.
Tony S. Hudson, OH
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
I highly recommend Captn Chris and wouldnt hesitate to book him again and again. I had a great time with Captain Chris fishing the intercoastal waterway. He got us on some quality redfish within the first 10 minutes and kept me on fish the entire time. His equipment is excellent and his boat clean and spacious. I've been on a number of charters and Chris is absolutely one of the best.
David  F.
David F. Spring Grove, IL
Game On Fishing Charters
Game On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
So busy catching fish there was no time to rest. We dropped anchor and it was "fish on" The Captain took us where we needed to be. Our first mate was amazing. He kept us baited and in the water. Would recommend and will definitely go again.
Judith  R.
Judith R. Salem, IN
For What It's Worth Charters
For What It's Worth Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
Brought 2 sons with me. Chris and Cody were great and kept us on the fish and rods continuously in the water. Best trip we have had in years!
Clay  P.
Clay P. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(97 reviews)
What a great experience. Anthony thought of everything we would need for the trip, was a great communicator on where to be and when and what to bring, and my line always had bait and was ready to go. Despite some adverse weather, we had a great day out and caught a good variety of fish. I would highly recommend taking a trip with him if you get the opportunity.
Leah  D.
Leah D. Longwood, FL
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(301 reviews)
Great communication / responsiveness from the moment we booked. The day of, Captain Guy and Austin made sure we had a fun, relaxed and enjoyable experience, always doing their best to get us onto the fish… The fishing trip was particularly special given it was my ten year old nephew’s first fishing trip. Captain and crew really made it a memorable experience. Would definitely recommend booking!
Anthony  F.
Anthony F. New York, NY
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Captain Anthony made our fishing experience very special. He went above and beyond to make the trip very enjoyable as we caught 6 variety of fish. Thank you Captain Anthony.
LOUIS  P.
LOUIS P. New Windsor, NY
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(301 reviews)
Guy and Austin were great to fish with this morning! They had lots of stories to tell and were helpful with non-experienced fishers!
Kate  F.
Kate F. Cincinnati, OH
For What It's Worth Charters
For What It's Worth Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
Captain Mike and first mate Cody were great to show and teach and had excellent attitudes. The weather was cool and drizzle. But everyone hung in there and my wife was the fisherman of the day. Definitely would do this again with Captain Mike.
Tony  G.
Tony G. United States
Great White Charters
Great White Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
We enjoyed our trip with Mike and will definitely book with him again when we are in the area!!
Tonya  D.
Tonya D. Blakely, GA
Great White Charters
Great White Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
Captain was very helpful, knowledgeable and personable! All great qualities for what he does…he was able to find us some spots to catch some neat looking fish and was a very enjoyable with the boat ride around St. Augustine, would definitely do this again. Thanks again Captain!
Mirko  T.
Mirko T. Fenton, MO
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
Chris is an excellent fishing guide. Despite a slow bite due to a front, Chris was able to put me on some nice redfish -- which was my goal for the trip. Would definitely book again.
Jesse  O.
Jesse O. Sioux Falls, SD
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(301 reviews)
Great morning on the water. Captain Guy and Austin did a great job getting us on some Blackdrum, trout, pin and few stingray . Weather wasn’t the best and they did an awesome job making our first experience fishing in Florida a success. Would definitely recommend MisStress Charters to get you out on the water!
Willy  B.
Willy B. Elwood, UT
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Clay was really nice and we enjoyed our trip. We weren’t very successful in catching the fish, but we had fun on the boat and the weather was perfect.
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. Linville, NC
Shallow Water Fishing Company
Shallow Water Fishing Company
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Great trip! Very friendly captain and a comfortable boat! Had a great morning fishing and will definately be booking again next time we are down!
Liz  C.
Liz C. Middletown, CT
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
Had a great experience with this trip. Captain Chris was an awesome host, super friendly and down to earth. We had a lot of rain out on the water but we made the best of it. Highly recommend this charter and will hopefully be going out with him in the near future.
Christopher  A.
Christopher A. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Everyone knows that October can be a hit or miss time of the year to try and fish offshore. Yesterday was one of the those days but Captain Al made the best of it by putting us on fish inshore. His mate Dean was spot on with making sure that everyone was baited and that our fish were taken care of. Captain Al was a pleasure to fish with and I will definitely be fishing with him again.
Robert  H.
Robert H. Jacksonville, FL

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