St. Augustine Fishing Charters

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St. Augustine: 146 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in St. Augustine

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 US $553, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $968 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in St. Augustine are:

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The top 3 types of fishing in St. Augustine are:

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 – US $417
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $491
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $600
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $694
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $950

Fishing in St. Augustine

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in St. Augustine

Weather prevented offshore fishing, nothing to do with the charter we booked, but inland was fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather prevented offshore fishing, nothing to do with the charter we booked, but inland was fun
Game On Fishing Charters
Game On Fishing Charters
Very cold and windy which was unusual for this time of year. Still had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very cold and windy which was unusual for this time of year. Still had a great time.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Don't be disappointed if you can't keep any fish. Our first fishing trip was over Labor Day weekend 2023, all we caught were red snappers and couldn't keep them since they weren't in season.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don't be disappointed if you can't keep any fish. Our first fishing trip was over Labor Day weekend 2023, all we caught were red snappers and couldn't keep them since they weren't in season.
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
December can get cold. Keep that in mind, jackets, hoodies, coffee thermos maybe, & it'll be great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
December can get cold. Keep that in mind, jackets, hoodies, coffee thermos maybe, & it'll be great.
Everett's Adventure – St. Augustine
Everett's Adventure – St. Augustine
Book a fall or spring trip! The water is cold and the fish didn’t cooperate as well as we wanted but the captain still got the lines tight!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a fall or spring trip! The water is cold and the fish didn’t cooperate as well as we wanted but the captain still got the lines tight!
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
For intracoastal in the winter we caught a decent amount of fish, it was a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For intracoastal in the winter we caught a decent amount of fish, it was a great time!
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
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.
Great White Charters LLC
Great White Charters LLC
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!
Old Salt Charters
Old Salt Charters
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.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
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.
Old Salt Charters
Old Salt Charters
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.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC 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
Old Salt Charters
Old Salt Charters 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.
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC 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.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
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.
Get Schooled Fishing Charters
Get Schooled Fishing Charters
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
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' 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.
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters 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.
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC 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.
Bite Me Fishing Charters
Bite Me Fishing Charters 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.
Great White Charters LLC
Great White Charters LLC United States

How did anglers rate fishing charters in St. Augustine?

Shark Infested Charters LLC
Shark Infested Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Very professional and helpful. Compassionate with guest. He was kind and patient and definitely recommend this trip to anyone! Knowledgable and informative!
Anita  S.
Anita S.
Game On Fishing Charters
Game On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Great time catching fish 🙂 Our family did a half day charter with Captain Chris. The weather was colder and windy, so we couldn't offshore fish but the captain let us know well ahead that we would be inshore fishing, we caught yellow mouth trout, blue fish, and a few other fun species! Our kids had a blast and we can't wait to come back and fish for Barracuda when the weather is warmer! ❤
Ashley  W.
Ashley W.
Conquistador Fishing Charters
Conquistador Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain rob is hands down the best captain I’ve fished with. Nice clean boat. Showed me what he was looking at on the fish finder. Great captain for inexperienced fishers and great with kids. Highly recommend
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Decatur, Georgia
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(366 reviews)
Captain Guy and his mate Liam are fantastic. Upon leaving the harbor, we got into a small group of bluefish, we had limited success. The captain was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area history. We caught a few other fish, but the bite was off today. We heard other fishing guides talking about their limited success today. We will be back out with Captain Guy again.
Jon  B.
Jon B.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
My son and I had a great time fishing, Capt Chris gave us a heads up and shifted start time a few hours to optimize tides and weather. We caught a good number of different target fish. Reds, Black Drum, Sheep Head and Pompano. He shifted where the fish were biting and kept us busy. Highly recommend.
Greg  G.
Greg G.
Great White Charters LLC
Great White Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(304 reviews)
David was friendly and did an excellent job. We ended up catching a variety of kinds of fish as well.
Trevor  M.
Trevor M.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Big ones didn't cooperate but fun catching smaller ones just the same. We will be going back again. Chris made the experience well worth the trip.
Charles
Charles ". U.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
Capt Chris has a first class boat and gear. It was a slow bite for the inshore fishery, but he moved us all over and was passionate about finding fish. We ended with several nice reds and and half dozen trout.
Patrick  P.
Patrick P.
Todd's Rods Fishing Charters
Todd's Rods Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
This trip was amazing. Todd didn’t over sell whether we would get on the fish or not but he put us on the fish for sure. Very knowledgeable and personable. We will be going out with Todd again.
Arvy  P.
Arvy P.
Great White Charters LLC
Great White Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(304 reviews)
Fishing was slow thru no fault of the captain. He worked hard to put us on fish. Just one of those days they weren’t cooperating
Daniel  J.
Daniel J.
Hot Reels Inshore Charters
Hot Reels Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Alden, was a fantastic Captain. Did his job & tried putting us on some fish . A very Nice Young Man. Will fish with him Again
John  S.
John S.
Stick-Em Gigging Charters
Stick-Em Gigging Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
It was a little windy and cold and Captain Drew worked hard to put us on some of the biggest sheepshead I've had the opportunity to catch. Great trip. Definitely recommend..
Jason  R.
Jason R.
Great White Charters LLC
Great White Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(304 reviews)
Capt David was a great guy. Very helpful and courteous to all. I asked to put us on some fish and he did just that. Had plenty of bites but only landed 5. And on this day, we found out it wasn’t a good day for any angler. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you
Bob  M.
Bob M.
Great White Charters LLC
Great White Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(304 reviews)
Caught fish, had some laughs, beautiful area, Captain Dave was a pleasure, all good, great day!
Randy  T.
Randy T.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
Chris is the Michael Jordan of fishing. We were dealing with less than ideal conditions, and we still caught a lot of fish (sharks, trout, blues, sheepshead, red fish). There was another charter running with another captain simultaneously, and they barely caught anything. I suck at fishing (I am so bad at chasing things I have never even caught covid), and Chris put my dad and I on the fish.
Joe  V.
Joe V.
Conquistador Fishing Charters
Conquistador Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
This was our families first fishing trip out in the ocean and we had a wonderful experience. Caption Rob was great! He made the experience fun and we will definitely book with him again.
Jenifer  H.
Jenifer H. Woodbridge, Virginia
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
Captain Chris did a great job all the way around. He was very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. We caught a lot of fish and brought home some beautiful filets. If all the charters we’ve been on, Chris was by far the best!
Randy  M.
Randy M.
Knot Tied Down Fishing Charters
Knot Tied Down Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Went about 10 miles offshore and the four of us caught around 50 fish each (mostly bass), sometimes two at a time! Although they weren't keepers, it was a lot of fun!
Frank  N.
Frank N.
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(65 reviews)
Mike is very knowledgeable and helpful for those of us that don't fish that much! We highly recommend Captain Mike for a fishing excursion. This was our second time out with Mike and look forward to booking with him again when we're back to Florida.
D'Ann  L.
D'Ann L.
Great White Charters LLC
Great White Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(304 reviews)
We had a nice inshore trip we caught loads of trout, a few snapper , and some sheepshead
Margaret  L.
Margaret L.

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