Anna Maria Island

37 Fishing Charters

Anna Maria Island Fishing Charters

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Anna Maria Island: 37 fishing charters available

Jarrod McKenzie Fishing LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Skyway Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Anna Maria
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Ami Excursions

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Awestruck Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(44 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation

Something Catchy Fishing Charters Llc

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(81 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Niche Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(181 reviews)
Bradenton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(150 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $525

Jewel Of The Bay Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Holmes Beach
trips from $450

Seafood Charters 34' Boat- Deep Sea

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(162 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $900

So Salty Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Bradenton Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Anna Maria Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Anna Maria Island fishing trip is $577, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $891 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Jarrod McKenzie Fishing LLC, Skyway Sportfishing, and Ami Excursions are some of the most popular fishing charters in Anna Maria Island. Full list of top fishing charters in Anna Maria Island.

Skyway Sportfishing and Ami Excursions received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Anna Maria Island.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snook, Mangrove Snapper, and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With great access to some of the most prolific waters in Florida, this stunning barrier island owes its fishing reputation to its convenient location. The Gulf of Mexico to the west, Anna Maria Sound to the east, and Tampa Bay to the north – you’ll be in prime position for some spectacular angling! Hop aboard one of the numerous Anna Maria fishing charters and check it out for yourself.

While it’s a beautiful summer resort, there’s another reason tourists flock to this lively island. It’s one of the top inshore fisheries in the country, where you can go after Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Pompano, and Mangrove Snapper. If you decide to sample the deep offshore waters, you’re in for a treat, with Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi all in the cards.

Depending on what you’re looking for, there’s a variety of trips you can choose from. If you’re new to the area, you might want to start with the shallow waters, in which case a half day trip is a great choice. If you’re a more experienced angler, consider booking a full day trip to explore the deep waters of the Gulf, or an extended full day trip if you’re looking for a real adrenaline rush.

This is an island after all, so there’s water all around. This means one thing – there are fishing charters wherever you look! Head on down to Bimini Bay or visit Holmes or Bradenton Beach for an even wider variety of charters. One thing’s for certain, you’ll find the perfect one for you!

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out on your own, you’ll need to buy a Florida fishing license. However, If you’re fishing aboard a charter, your fishing license will be covered by the captain. Heading out with a reputable captain is the best way to make sure you’re sticking to the law.

Anna Maria Island
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Snook, Trout, and Tripletail are around in good numbers. Inshore action is warm but can turn into a super productive day on the water. You can also check out the rivers and nearby lakes.

February

Fishing is getting better. Besides Tripletail, Snook, and Trout, you can now get brutish Redfish as well as some Kingish around the bay waters. Black Drum is another option. Offshore you might get some Wahoo, but it’s tough.

March

As spring slowly approaches, there are more fish to sample. You can get Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, and Kingfish. Go trolling for Spanish Mackerel and look for Cobia. Amberjacks are around in high numbers.

April

Inshore fisheries are lit up with Trout, Flounder, some Snook, and of course, Tarpon. The action is super hot near the northern tip of the island where the Silver Kings pass. Offshore you can get Wahoo and Mahi.

May

You can enjoy great trolling offshore, catching Mahi and Wahoo. Bottom fishing can be super productive and can yield pretty impressive Amberjack. Tarpon are still abundant inshore, so it’s the right time for fly fishing.

June

More and more game fish start biting hard out there. Kingfish, Mahi, Sailfish, and some Tuna are on the run. You can also get Snapper and Grouper. It’s a perfect way to start the summer.

July

Bottom fishing is a really productive way to spend a day on the water. Check out the reefs and pull up Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, and Triggerfish. Trolling can get you Mahi, Wahoo, and Mackerel.

August

The bite is on fire, with Amberjack, Cobia, Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, and Wahoo all out there in the open. Whether it’s trolling or bottom fishing, you’re most likely coming home with a big catch.

September

If you’re up for some fine offshore fishing, go after King Mackerel, Amberjacks, and Wahoo. Inshore saltwater fishing is still good, but you can also try freshwater for Bass, Bream, and Crappie.

October

Wahoo make their second run of the year, as ferocious and hard-hitting as their spring streak. Inshore waters are growing rich with Redfish and Black Drum.

November

Inshore, Redfish are all over the place, followed by their cousins, Black Drum. It’s inshore fishing at its finest, with some of these creatures also requiring solid skills and almost heavy tackle. You can get some Tuna offshore.

December

It’s getting colder, but not so much for fishing. On an average day you’ll be coming back home with bags of Redfish, some Trout, Flounder, as well as Bream. If you head offshore, you can target Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna.

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Wait until the water warms up March to November also check and see if the boat has a bathroom what they are going to use for bait get exactly how many miles you are going out for deep-sea fishing What fish they are going to target
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wait until the water warms up March to November also check and see if the boat has a bathroom what they are going to use for bait get exactly how many miles you are going out for deep-sea fishing What fish they are going to target
Dino  R.
Dino R. Macomb, MI
Just listen to your captain that is what they are there for. They will put you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just listen to your captain that is what they are there for. They will put you on the fish.
Rick  O.
Rick O. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Check weather conditions and try to get a day with low wind. Our captain was awesome but the wind wouldn't let us go out very far. Even the bigger boats around us were turning back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check weather conditions and try to get a day with low wind. Our captain was awesome but the wind wouldn't let us go out very far. Even the bigger boats around us were turning back.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. Midlothian, TX
Take sunscreen and a long sleeved shirt. Be prepared for a rough ride if you are in a smaller boat. Ours was probably about 25 feet. Was not expecting it to be so rough. Well worth it though.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take sunscreen and a long sleeved shirt. Be prepared for a rough ride if you are in a smaller boat. Ours was probably about 25 feet. Was not expecting it to be so rough. Well worth it though.
Karla  B.
Karla B. Chapel Hill, TN
Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated and don't forget the sunscreen. Weather in the summer can be unpredictable so dress accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated and don't forget the sunscreen. Weather in the summer can be unpredictable so dress accordingly.
Tim  J.
Tim J. Valrico, FL
The captain makes a big difference, and late afternoon was the best in the first week of April.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
The captain makes a big difference, and late afternoon was the best in the first week of April.
Michael  L.  H.
Michael L. H. Mooresville, IN
Be prepared for inshore fishing if the water is too rough in the gulf. Protect yourself from the sun. Get ready to catch some fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for inshore fishing if the water is too rough in the gulf. Protect yourself from the sun. Get ready to catch some fish!
Tom  B.
Tom B. Cicero, IL
Dont worry about what the weather might do - we had superb weather on 04 Jan 2019. Just live life and go for it. Go for a Captain with good reviews and have a great day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dont worry about what the weather might do - we had superb weather on 04 Jan 2019. Just live life and go for it. Go for a Captain with good reviews and have a great day.
Philip  M.
Philip M. Detroit, Michigan
Go in the summer months when there is a better chance of calm seas and bigger variety of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in the summer months when there is a better chance of calm seas and bigger variety of fish
Bill  P.
Bill P. Doylestown, Pennsylvania
With the right captain and right bait, fishing in Bradenton Beach offshore can be a lot more like catching than fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
With the right captain and right bait, fishing in Bradenton Beach offshore can be a lot more like catching than fishing.
Craig  R.
Craig R. Pembroke Pines, FL
Hire a charter to learn where to fish and what type of fish you can expect to catch. If you expectations are realistic then you will be happy with the results!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a charter to learn where to fish and what type of fish you can expect to catch. If you expectations are realistic then you will be happy with the results!
David  V.
David V. Orlando, FL
Just remember the Capt is trying his hardest to help you catch fish and have a good time, remember it’s called fishing not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just remember the Capt is trying his hardest to help you catch fish and have a good time, remember it’s called fishing not catching.
Thomas  H.
Thomas H. Waxahachie, TX
If you can, charter a boat and captain: it is intense excitement and you can catch many fish in a compact period of time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can, charter a boat and captain: it is intense excitement and you can catch many fish in a compact period of time.
Sean  M.
Sean M. Bradenton, FL
If you use this capt you will not need anything but snacks he takes care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you use this capt you will not need anything but snacks he takes care of everything.
Robert  L.
Robert L. United States
Bring sun screen. Sunglasses, hats and bring a cooler to take home your catch in! :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sun screen. Sunglasses, hats and bring a cooler to take home your catch in! :)
Meredith  B.
Meredith B. Clearwater, Florida
Consider whether you would like inshore (less travel) or offshore to fish.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Consider whether you would like inshore (less travel) or offshore to fish.
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B. Bradenton, Florida
Easy and fun, Keith takes care of any thing you need for the trip, just take some sunblock and snacks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy and fun, Keith takes care of any thing you need for the trip, just take some sunblock and snacks.
Louis  P.  A.
Louis P. A. United States

Skyway Sportfishing
Skyway Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Anna Maria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Captain Tony was great and so was the day out with friends and family. We caught a lot of fish that we had cooked up that night and enjoyed every minute of our trip. Thank you Captain Tony for a wonderful time out in the Gulf 🎣
Clifford  Z.
Clifford Z. Sun City, AZ
So Salty Fishing Charters
So Salty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
We are a family of four, two adults and two boys. We went out for a half day of bay and inshore fishing. Captain Anthony was patient, knowledgeable and professional. He took us several places and did his best but the fish just weren't cooperating. Although we didn't catch as many fish as we would have liked it was still an overall really great day and positive experience!
Angel  E.
Angel E. Overland Park, KS
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
Fishing charter in Bradenton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Captain Joe was great!! We saw manatees, dolphins, saw some sea creatures on the sandbar. We fished and caught a few. My kids loved it. Great morning and perfect for children!
Andrea  S.
Andrea S. Hurricane, WV
Skyway Sportfishing
Skyway Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Anna Maria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Best day ever! I normally don’t write reviews but we had such a good time-I thought I would share. We did a half day trip with Captain Tony. His boat was very clean and his equipment was in great condition. He was professional, knowledgeable, patient, prepared and really knew how to show us a good time. I would highly recommend Captain Tony and Skyway Sportsfishing. We will definitely book another trip next time we are in area. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tate  S.
Tate S. Elkins, WV
She’s Way Out There Charters
She’s Way Out There Charters
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Great trip. Captain Scott took extra time with my kids to ensure they had a great day. We caught a bunch of great fish and my girls rate it a 12 out of 10! Thank you
Krystjan  C.
Krystjan C. Tampa, Florida
Skyway Sportfishing
Skyway Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Anna Maria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Captain Tony knew exactly where to take us to start getting us hits And pulled in some good keepers. Super cool and fun experience, will be doing this again next trip down.
Jared  K.
Jared K. Las Vegas, NV
Frayed Up Fishing Charters
Frayed Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Captain Jake was early and well prepared. He put us on good fishing and ended the day with some keepers. Great day with a great captain.
Jared  R.
Jared R. Chicago, Illinois
Jarrod McKenzie Fishing LLC
Jarrod McKenzie Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
We got the boat limit on Snapper in the first hour and a half. Caught a couple of Snook that had to be released. I overall fantastic day.
Bob  W.
Bob W. Bradenton, FL
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
We could not have had a better day fishing with capt doug. He put us on fish early and they kept coming in. He was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to as well. highly recommend giving jewel of the bay charters a shot.
Carra  N.
Carra N. Pittsburgh, PA
Fishing with Salty
Fishing with Salty
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
The trip was amazing. Our kids had an absolute blast and the captain could not have been any better. I would recommend Salty to anyone. Even my little guy, when I asked him to rate this trip between a 1 and 10. He gave Salty a 100. Plus they caught a TON of fish!
Jonah  T.
Jonah T. Tampa, Florida
Seafood Charters 34' Boat- Deep Sea
Seafood Charters 34' Boat- Deep Sea
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
We told Keith we were looking for some snapper to put some dinner on a plate and would be cool to catch a barracuda. And he delivered! Got to check the barracuda off my list. Thank you Keith! We will be back!
Brandon  E.
Brandon E. Troy, MO
Skyway Sportfishing
Skyway Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Anna Maria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Great experience! Little choppy but killed it. Had enough snapper to feed 10 people! Highly recommend this experience! Thanks Tony David
David  S.
David S. Hume, IL
Seafood Charters 34' Boat- Deep Sea
Seafood Charters 34' Boat- Deep Sea
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Keith was spot on finding fish for us to catch. We even requested some "fun" sport fish which he had no problem finding for us.
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Tampa, Florida
Skyway Sportfishing
Skyway Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Anna Maria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Great day with Captain Tony! He put us in a ton of fish, killing the snook!
Kevin  F.
Kevin F. Milltown, NJ
Gulfcart Charters
Gulfcart Charters
Fishing charter in Cortez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Eric, did a great job landing us on the fish. Weather was awesome. Thanks for taking us out.
Jim  M.
Jim M. Sarasota, Florida
AMI Sportfishing Charters
AMI Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Had a great time! Captain was knowledgeable and explained the structure we were fishing and how we wanted to fish that structure.
Greg  O.
Greg O. Mount Vernon, IN
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(181 reviews)
Had an amazing time would definitely recommend and would definitely want to go again !
Ethan  V.
Ethan V. United States
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Fished the morning of 8/1 with Capt. Kyle. My brother, father and I had a great experience. Kyle was professional and stayed flexible trying to get us on fish.
Chris  C.
Chris C. Ashville, OH
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Jewel Of The Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
We had a great experience. It was my first time fishing and Captain Doug was very patient and helpful. I now have the hang of it thanks to him. My fiancée really enjoyed himself as well. I will definitely recommend Captain Doug - he had some great spots and the boat ride was really nice. We caught a lot of fish and was pleasingly surprised.
Angel  A.
Angel A. Zephyrhills, FL
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(181 reviews)
Had a great Day with Captain Zac and 1st mate Ralph. The guys are knowledgeable, fun and focused on safety first. We caught a good number of fish and enjoyed the tie. Will definitely book again
Shawn  T.
Shawn T. Lakeland, FL