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154 Fishing Charters

Miami Fishing Charters

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Miami: 154 fishing charters available

Sea Hawk Fishing Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (88)
Miami
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trips from $700

Salty Fresh Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (6)
Miami
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trips from $400

Lucky Hook Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (61)
Miami
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trips from $550

Billin Office Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (113)
Miami
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trips from $1,000

Hot Shot Charters

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (141)
Miami
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trips from $800

Avimar Fishing Co

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (28)
Miami
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trips from $900

Captain Martin Carranza

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (50)
Key Biscayne
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trips from $500

Funfish Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (32)
Miami
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trips from $500

True Fly Expeditions

Key Biscayne
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trips from $500

Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (146)
Miami
trips from $599

Welcoming beginners and seasoned anglers alike, Miami fishing charters offer visitors of all skill levels a shot at some amazing fish. Big game monsters and crafty inshore tricksters all provide an exciting challenge and will leave you thrilled. Get on the enchanted waters of the “Magic City” and let one of the experienced local captains show you the way.

Inshore, Redfish, and Seatrout reign as favorite targets for those new to the sport. Pros, however, can take on Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit. Head out for longer, and you’ll find Grouper, Amberjack, Snapper, and even Tilefish. Offshore, the Gulf Stream funnels big game monsters right past the city, allowing lucky anglers to hook into Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.

Inshore charters that explore calm, sheltered waters are perfect for families and beginners, and rich spots close to shore mean that even half day trips can produce lots of fish. Nearshore reef fishing is all about loading up on delicious fish, and a few extra hours are sure to be worth it. Lastly, while the world-class fishing grounds of “Sailfish Alley” are close, you should opt for a full day to get the most out of your trip.

In Miami, you’ll find charter boats anywhere you turn. Inshore, the city's canals and lagoons are sure to give you a good selection of captains, with Blue Lagoon being a great starting spot. On the bay coast, charters are docked anywhere from its northern edge, all the way to the marinas surrounding Miami City Hall in the south.

Rules & Regulations

Charters in Miami generally include everything you need. Licenses are covered if you are fishing from a for-hire vessel – whether it’s a private charter or a party boat. Atlantic Coast seasons and bag limits differ from the rest of the state so be sure to get informed ahead of time.

Miami
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Based on 23947 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Inshore, January sees very clear waters in Miami's Biscayne Bay. This makes for excellent sight fishing for species such as big Seatrout, Tarpon, and Bonefish. Nearshore, conditions can be windy. Sailfish are biting well.

February

February is the beginning of high Bonefish season in Miami, which continues through June. Offshore, the Sailfish bite continues. Enter Miami's famous Sailfish Challenge Tournament and test your skills!

March

Large schools of Bonefish and Tarpon are caught in the bay. Head just a couple of miles offshore, and you will be in for a treat - everything is biting. Go for Kingfish, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi.

April

Some Tarpon start to leave the Bay to start their northwards migration, but they will still be caught in large numbers through June. Miami wreck fishing gets better and better and Mahi are caught offshore.

May

As the weather transitions towards summer, everyone wants to be on the water. Look out for the famous Miami Sportfish Tournament early in the month and the Bob Lewis Kids Fishing Classic on Memorial Day Weekend.

June

Tarpon begin to be replaced by large schools of Permit in Biscayne Bay, making for some excellent shallow water fishing. Offshore, head to the reefs for Kingfish, Bonito, and Blackfin Tuna.

July

Permit continue to hold in the bay, although the larger Tarpon have moved on. Offshore, there is excellent fishing over the reefs and wrecks for Snapper and Grouper, with Kingfish and Bonito biting well.

August

Surface water temperatures are very hot, so the best fishing is early in the morning and later in the evening. Head offshore to deep drop for a real sea monster!

September

Bonefish are back on top form, as water temperatures are perfect for them. Troll slowly over the reefs for Kingfish and bottom fish for Snapper. Look for Sailfish as the weather cools towards the end of the month.

October

Fall arrives with easterly winds blowing. This brings Mahi Mahi closer to the shore. Sailfish appear on the trail of schools of mullet that congregate over nearshore reefs.

November

Fishing continues to be very good, with the Sailfish bite picking up in earnest near shore. Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo can also be caught over the reefs, while inshore action remains as good as ever.

December

Tarpon begin to reappear in Biscayne Bay as they return from their migration in the north. Temperatures remain in the high 70s, making fishing very pleasant. Sailfish and Wahoo are biting well offshore.

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Nothing fancy but was nice staff with the equipment needed. 4 hours was perfect time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nothing fancy but was nice staff with the equipment needed. 4 hours was perfect time.
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Ashburn, VA
Just get out there. Tell the captain what you’re looking to do and they’ll point you in the right direction.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just get out there. Tell the captain what you’re looking to do and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Bingham Farms, MI
Be sure you and people in your group have no sea sickness, or they can suffer a lot.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be sure you and people in your group have no sea sickness, or they can suffer a lot.
IRINA  T.
IRINA T. Miami, FL
I was given advice from friends that fishing above the keys would not be that ideal. However, we had a great time and expect to catch more fish in the area soon.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I was given advice from friends that fishing above the keys would not be that ideal. However, we had a great time and expect to catch more fish in the area soon.
Susan  C.
Susan C. United States
It was our first experience. Deep sea fishing has such different techniques. Great experience.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was our first experience. Deep sea fishing has such different techniques. Great experience.
Zarmina  R.
Zarmina R. Greenwood, IN
On this particular day it was very windy and not good for shing. But after all it is mother nature. would do it again though
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
On this particular day it was very windy and not good for shing. But after all it is mother nature. would do it again though
Bernard Van De Boogaard
Bernard Van De Boogaard Fort Garland, Colorado
I recommend that if you want to spend a fishing time with friends or family. Book with you. Helpful and very profecionales.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I recommend that if you want to spend a fishing time with friends or family. Book with you. Helpful and very profecionales.
Alexis  G.
Alexis G. Hialeah, FL
Yes, but know your personal limitations. Choppy water is rough if you suffer from motion sickness. Prepare properly and enjoy.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, but know your personal limitations. Choppy water is rough if you suffer from motion sickness. Prepare properly and enjoy.
Terry  C.
Terry C. Laval, QC
Focus on the guide, not the boat. You don't need a 30ft boat to run around in the Miami bays and get to the good fishing!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Focus on the guide, not the boat. You don't need a 30ft boat to run around in the Miami bays and get to the good fishing!
Joel  M.
Joel M. United States
Great time for Tarpon due to the shrimp hatch. Beat the heat. Beautiful weather. Fish at night when there isn't any boat traffic.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great time for Tarpon due to the shrimp hatch. Beat the heat. Beautiful weather. Fish at night when there isn't any boat traffic.
Frank  G.
Frank G. Williamsburg, VA
Either find a decent charter, have some friends who know the area, rent a boat to get to the spots where others are, or go to a jetty or pier. Can't go wrong with jetty or pier fishing and putting some shrimp/crab/ squid on a setup with a hook and a weight like a Carolina rig. Plenty of exotics in the canals as well that will bite even in December. Just watch for gators and snakes!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Either find a decent charter, have some friends who know the area, rent a boat to get to the spots where others are, or go to a jetty or pier. Can't go wrong with jetty or pier fishing and putting some shrimp/crab/ squid on a setup with a hook and a weight like a Carolina rig. Plenty of exotics in the canals as well that will bite even in December. Just watch for gators and snakes!
Josef  S.
Josef S. Atlanta, GA
It’s a time during transition. There are fish to be caught, but it is rough waters.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It’s a time during transition. There are fish to be caught, but it is rough waters.
Chris  S.
Chris S. Bellevue, WA
Fishing in Miami provides s great opportunity to enjoy the beauty in the region, as well as get connected to some great fishing!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing in Miami provides s great opportunity to enjoy the beauty in the region, as well as get connected to some great fishing!
John  D.
John D. Waterford, Michigan
Takes no time at all to get to DEEP sea fishing...10 miles and you're at 1,000+ feet. Possibilities are endless but you better be with the right crew and boat or you're gonna have a disappointing day.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Takes no time at all to get to DEEP sea fishing...10 miles and you're at 1,000+ feet. Possibilities are endless but you better be with the right crew and boat or you're gonna have a disappointing day.
Coleen  C.
Coleen C. Ambridge, PA
It's going to cost more than they tell you when you book the trip. If you don't have your own rods It was only an extra $13 But if we didn't have the extra on us it would have been a problem. We paid a $33 deposit and we expected the rest would cost us 77 but that's not what happened when we got there
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It's going to cost more than they tell you when you book the trip. If you don't have your own rods It was only an extra $13 But if we didn't have the extra on us it would have been a problem. We paid a $33 deposit and we expected the rest would cost us 77 but that's not what happened when we got there
Robert  M.
Robert M. Orlando, Florida
Give it a try. There was some rookie anglers on our charter and they caught some beautiful fish
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Give it a try. There was some rookie anglers on our charter and they caught some beautiful fish
Brad  C.
Brad C. United States
No recommendations the trip was great and the shipmates were very professional and nice
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
No recommendations the trip was great and the shipmates were very professional and nice
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Spartanburg, South Carolina
If you have some experience, it is worth to consider bringing your own fishing gear. It will give you possibility for different catches.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you have some experience, it is worth to consider bringing your own fishing gear. It will give you possibility for different catches.
Marcelo  N.
Marcelo N. Miami, Florida
Just book it get your self i e cooler with ice and get ready to take some fish home
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just book it get your self i e cooler with ice and get ready to take some fish home
Youngmin  K.
Youngmin K. Harker Heights, Texas
Do your homework and check out your options for the experience you are looking for. Remember there are no guarantees that you will catch fish but the likelihood of doing so is high. As well prior to booking ensure there ae no hidden extra fees.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Do your homework and check out your options for the experience you are looking for. Remember there are no guarantees that you will catch fish but the likelihood of doing so is high. As well prior to booking ensure there ae no hidden extra fees.
Sean  B.
Sean B. Kitchener, Ontario

Joey Flats Fishing
Joey Flats Fishing
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
Took my friend fishing, she said, " Best Day In Florida!" Capt. Joey is capable, knowledgeable, and a great guide. We caught a ton of fish...all catch and release. Too much fun..will book again!
Scott  B.
Scott B. Newport, NH
Hot Shot Charters
Hot Shot Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 142 reviews
Captain Sig and his crew were really great. Put in alot of effort in throughout the trip. Couldn't ask for a better trip.
Benjamin  S.
Benjamin S. United States
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Amazing day in the Everglades with a very nice and knowledgeable guide. Caught countless fish while exploring all that the Everglades has to offer. Charles planned the day in order to fit our specific requests. We will definitely be booking another day with Charles the next time we are in Miami!
Ellen  M.
Ellen M. Parker, CO
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
The day was great; the crew and captain entertaining. The boat beautiful & clean. We had a lot of fun, although the fishing was scarce.
Bob  C.
Bob C. Grafton, WI
Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat
Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 300 reviews
Crew was very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating! They helped us catch fish and made sure we were having a great time. Highly recommend!
Edward  F.
Edward F. Riverview, Florida
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 113 reviews
Nelson and Kevin are a great team. Fishing was SLOW but I think they tried everything to raise a bite. We did see a Whale Shark which was worth the trip itself. We also caught a Cobia and some Bonita. I would go again if I’m in the area.
Ron  H.
Ron H. Gallatin, TN
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
Had a great time with Captain Jorge. Weather couldn’t keep us down and his persistence paid off in fish! Thanks for great experience and the lessons.
Garrett  B.
Garrett B. Milwaukee, WI
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 113 reviews
Best friends from all over the US came together for a birthday. Wind, rough water and some rain didn’t spoil our fun. Captain Nelson and Kevin worked hard for 6 hours to ensure that we had a great outing. And the 2 tuna we landed ended up on our plates less than an hour after docking. Amazing time overall.
Matt  S.
Matt S. Denver, CO
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Amazing experience with top notch captain. Great fisherman and also an extremely good human!
Scott  K.
Scott K. Plain City, OH
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Could not have booked a better fishing trip. Everything was great. Weather too beautiful and calm so didn’t catch too much so please know this review isn’t I glue fed by it. Brought our 2 boys (10) and they had a great time! Highly recommend for families and honestly anyone looking for a professional trip.
Bidjaan  K.
Bidjaan K. Springtown, TX
Lucky Hook Charters
Lucky Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
Had the best time deep sea fishing with Capt. Jorge! It was our first time in Miami and we would recommend this trip to anyone. Thanks for the great time!!
Sophia  G.
Sophia G. Shawnee, KS
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 113 reviews
Fantastic trip as we caught (2) Bonitas, (1) Brown Shark, (1) King Mackerel and (1) Sailfish!
JEFF  B.
JEFF B. Lansing, MI
Urban Legends Fishing Charters
Urban Legends Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 24 reviews
Fun Afternoon with Captain Mike .. 30 plus Peacocks, a largemouth, a few Ciclids, and an uncommon sword spine snook ... non stop action for 4 hours
Keith  D.
Keith D. Pensacola, FL
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Captain Andy and Justin could not have been nicer and more knowledgeable! Terrific 4 hour excursion and we would do it again!!
Stephanie  M.
Stephanie M. Riverview, Florida
Reward Fishing Fleet - Reward Won
Reward Fishing Fleet - Reward Won
Fishing charter in Miami
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 26 reviews
Two families went on a half day. Kids were 7, 8, 11, 13 amd 4 adults. Space was great. Drifted and trolled. Overall we had a good time amd caught some fish. Everyone caught atleast one. That's what it's all about.
Cameron  D.
Cameron D. Kissimmee, Florida
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Great experience catching Peacock bass as fast as we could bate our hooks.
JAmes  P.
JAmes P. Woodstock, GA
Hot Shot Charters
Hot Shot Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 142 reviews
Had an enjoyable outing. Not as much action as I've seen on another Florida fishing trip, but we landed a snapper and a grouper which were both delicious. Captain Sig showed a lot of experience and the crew were helpful and made things easy for our inexperienced group. My only complaint is that the pier listed on this website was inaccurate--the actual pier was on the opposite side of the marina. The captain gave no notice of this change until I called him at the dock.
Ben  H.
Ben H. Chicago, IL
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
My brother and I had a once in a lifetime trip with Captain Andy and Justin. Although the bite was slow, we hooked into a yellowfin tuna and battled it for an hour and a half. It was an absolutely amazing trip. The boat was clean. The gear was in great condition. I would highly recommend Avimar fishing charters.
Charles  W.
Charles W. Boston, Massachusetts
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Salty Fresh Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
We had a great day out in the water. Caption Charles is very friendly and knowledgeable of the fish and waters. We caught a great mix of fish which was really cool. Hooked and released a bonefish, two snooks, and 3 lady fish. Took home a cooler full of snapper and jacks. Recommend you take the trip!
Steven  P.
Steven P. White Plains, MD
Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat
Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat
Fishing charter in Miami
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 300 reviews
Both my young adult kids caught a nice size fish. Staff was great. Was a nice experience for the boys, since they had not fished off shore much.
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Ashburn, VA

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Miami

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Miami costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $650, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $997. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Miami is 31 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Sea Hawk Fishing Charters, Salty Fresh Fishing Charters, and Lucky Hook Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Miami, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Miami.

Sea Hawk Fishing Charters, Salty Fresh Fishing Charters, and Lucky Hook Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Miami.

The best way to experience fishing in Miami is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Miami, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Sailfish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and trolling. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Inshore, January sees very clear waters in Miami's Biscayne Bay. This makes for excellent sight fishing for species such as big Seatrout, Tarpon, and Bonefish. Nearshore, conditions can be windy. Sailfish are biting well. Check availability for local fishing charters in Miami.

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