St. Augustine

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St. Augustine Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19', Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides, and Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in St. Augustine, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in St. Augustine.

The average price for a private 4 hour St. Augustine fishing trip is $537, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $858 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19', Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides, and Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in St. Augustine.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, Redfish, and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Trolling. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 25985 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
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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
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
Get a boat with a/c in mid months not for morning out but coming in. You will be hot and tiered! Great place to visit and fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a boat with a/c in mid months not for morning out but coming in. You will be hot and tiered! Great place to visit and fish!!!
Jeffrey  G.
Jeffrey G. Sherman, TX

Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
He was awesome right off the bat. Explained everything to the young boys we were with. We went through 148 shrimp in 4 hours. We caught over 100 fish. He knows where the fish are at. It was an amazing experience. Would highly recommend Thank You again Captain Anthony for the wonderful experience.
Denny  E.
Denny E. Eau Claire, WI
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Captain Lehman was amazing! This trip was the most amount of fish we’ve ever caught and we got to keep enough to feed the whole family dinner and then some! We will definitely book again in the future.
Aimee  M.
Aimee M. Archer, FL
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(309 reviews)
Cpt Guy found fish when others werent catching anything with winds out of north. Highly recommend if fishing St Augustine!!!!
Mark  W.
Mark W. Charlotte, MI
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
Captain Anthony persevered through wind and cold weather to find us fish and a wonderful experience. He was respectful and fun. I recommend him for anyone who knows a lot, some, or nothing about fishing. Will definitely use him again! Max and Jules
Max  L.
Max L. Saint Augustine, Florida
All Water Expeditions
All Water Expeditions
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain James was perfect for the type of inshore fishing I wanted to do. He put us on reds everywhere we went. He’s easy to talk to and more than willing to do what it takes to catch the fish. We had a great time and when we come back we will book with him again for sure. Definitely recommend if you want to have a good time.
Shawn  M.
Shawn M. Atlanta, Georgia
Capt. Robby Joiner Deep Sea Fishing
Capt. Robby Joiner Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
We took the 3 hour trip and although we didn't catch anything but Jack's. None of the other boats were not catching anything. Boat was great and crew was great!
Dave  R.
Dave R. Manassas, VA
Tiki Island Adventures LLC
Tiki Island Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had a blast. Captain Jen and crew was great! I will be booking with her on our next trip to Florida.
Shirley  H.
Shirley H. Cross Timber, TX
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Great day of fishing with son and grandson! Lost count of how many fish we caught! Lehman was a great guide who put us on the fish and dealt with all our midwesterner questions!
David  C.
David C. Overland Park, KS
Shallow Water Fishing Company
Shallow Water Fishing Company
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Great time with my son. Captain Fred was very personable and accommodating. Caught many different species of fish. Would definitely go again.
Michael  M.
Michael M. Saint Augustine, Florida
Great Daye Fishing Charters
Great Daye Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
A cold front came through and made the fishing difficult, but Tony worked to put us on fish and we ended up having a great time
Jason  B.
Jason B. United States
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(309 reviews)
An awesome morning trip with Captain Guy and Mates Austin and Audrey. Many Ladyfish caught. Also delicious Blues, Redfish and Sheepshead. Captain Guy spent an extra hour plus on the water to ensure we came home with an amazing haul. Two Canucks from the Great White North had a terrific time on the water today. If you enjoy fishing, you must contact MisStress fishing Charters out of St. Augustine Florida. You won't leave disappointed.
Allan  O.
Allan O. Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(204 reviews)
Captain Chris charters is definitely one of the best fishing guide services around. My son and I did the 6 hour inshore. He has extensive knowledge of the fishery and is all around a great guide and person. We caught fish at every spot. He was patient, helpful, and was eager to teach and talk fishing. Highly recommend. We are hoping to fish with Captain Chris again soon.
Adam  G.
Adam G. Baldwin, WI
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Even though the weather was not ideal (windy and waves 3 to 4 feet) we were still able to fish inshore and caught 20 plus fish with 9 keepers. Several different species of fish also. We are new to this area and we learned a lot from Captain Ed about the whole area of Saint Augustine and how to fish inshore. We look forward to going back out with Captain Ed in the future.
Thomas  C.
Thomas C. Middleburg, FL
Great White Charters
Great White Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(241 reviews)
Captain Dave can put you on some fish! We were catered to and spoiled the whole time. It's really a great value and a memorable time!
Debra  H.
Debra H. Jacksonville, FL
Shallow Water Fishing Company
Shallow Water Fishing Company
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Captain Fred was excellent. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great time. Would definitely recommend and take this trip again when in St Augustine.
Alan  M.
Alan M. Columbiaville, MI
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
Highly recommend Anthony, he is very experienced and has a passion for catching fish. Brought my 18 year old daughter out and she had an amazing time. Anthony is super friendly and extremely hospitable. We will be back. No need to look anywhere else!
Tony  W.
Tony W. Homer Glen, IL
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(309 reviews)
5 of us went offshore with Captain Guy and his first mate Austin, we couldn’t have had a more enjoyable experience. Captain Guy put us on the fish and Austin kept our hooks baited and lines in the water. Highly recommend fishing with MisStress charters, you will feel like you’re with friends.
Rick  V.
Rick V. Hudsonville, MI
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(204 reviews)
Chris was knowledgeable about the fishing in the area and helped us every bit of the way for our 3/4 day charter.
Cindi  M.
Cindi M. Zelienople, Pennsylvania
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Had one of the best guided fishing trips I have ever had. Grandson coming down on break and wanted to go fishing, picked this guide out a hat, what a find. I have already recommended him to friends and have not even finished eating all the fish we caught.
Gene  H.
Gene H. Saint AUG BEACH, FL
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(204 reviews)
Had a great time taking my two boys fishing with Captain Chris. He was super accommodating and extremely patient. He knew where all the good spots were and was more than happy to bait a hook or give casting tips and advice on when to set a hook. Highly recommend.
John  L.
John L. Mooresville, NC

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