Everglades Fishing Charters

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Everglades Fishing Charters

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Everglades: 229 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Goodland
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Tavernier
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(73 reviews)
Naples
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Goodland
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Goodland
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Tavernier
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trips from $625
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(137 reviews)
Naples
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Ochopee
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Naples
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trips from $395

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Everglades

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Everglades are: Full list of top fishing charters in Everglades

The average price for a private 4 hour Everglades fishing trip is $618, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,063 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Everglades that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Everglades are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Everglades are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Everglades are:

Many fishing charters in Everglades 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 Everglades are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Everglades?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Everglades are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $385
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $491
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $584
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $900
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $736
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,300
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,039

The only truly wild natural area left in Florida, the Everglades is a vast marshland filled with the most exotic wildlife in the country. And what better way to explore this 1.5 million-acre wilderness than going on an Everglades fishing charter? You’ll be able to head out with a professional captain and cover a variety of habitats and fishing styles.

With fresh, salt, and brackish waters all around, you’ll have no issues reeling in whatever you target. Heading into saltwater will see you going after Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Cobia, and Jack Crevalle. The freshwaters further inland are home to big Largemouth and Peacock Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, and more.

Depending on what you want to do, there’s a variety of trips you can choose from. Opt for a half day trip to take your family into inshore waters, or to visit some of the lakes in the area. A full day trip will give you more time to fill the boat and take home some delicious table fare. You’ll be able to cover more ground and maximize your chances of reeling in trophy fish.

There are fishing charters you can hire in different parts of the Everglades. Head on down to the Ten Thousand Islands for inshore charters. The Everglades National Park is a very good spot to visit as well. Hop on a charter in Everglades City and test the prolific waters of the Chokoloskee Bay.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing aboard an Everglades fishing charter in saltwater, the fishing license will be covered for you. However, if you want to target freshwater species, make sure to get a freshwater fishing license ahead of time. Book a trip with a reputable guide and they’ll be able to make sure you’re always fishing on the right side of the law.

Everglades
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27944 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The start of the year is perfect for fishing deep in the backcountry of the Everglades. Look for Snook, Redfish, and even the occasional Tarpon in Whitewater Bay and the channels.

February

Winter fishing continues, with plenty of sheltered waters and game fish to be had along the inner waterways of the Everglades. Tarpon may grow bolder and leave the channels after a few days of warm weather.

March

As the weather heats up, you’ll see more Tarpon emerging. This is a great time to fish the Florida Bay. If the season allows, you might have a chance to fish a few wrecks on the coastline outside the Everglades.

April

Once spring is in full swing, you can expect to find a much wider variety of fish in these waters. Head to the canals for Bass fishing or fish the bays for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Snook.

May

May marks the height of Tarpon season in the Everglades. When you’re not chasing the Silver King you’ll find great Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and much more in the bays.

June

Tarpon season continues here in the Everglades. You’ll see anglers tossing topwater plugs left and right for Snook, Speckled Trout, and much more. 

July

Anglers like to head out early and beat the heat in July. This is a great time to fish the bays or to venture into the Gulf for some Permit, Grouper, and other delicious catches near the wrecks. 

August

The summer heat wave continues, with average temperatures ranging up to 92°F. Head offshore to cool down or see if you can’t entice a few Tarpon that are still hanging around the Everglades.

September

Fishing for Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon can be spectacular in autumn. On cool days, the temperature in Florida Bay will be perfect – for the game fish and the people out to catch them!

October

You can enjoy more great fishing in October, with ideal temperatures between 73–86°F. You’ll have your choice of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Cobia, and more in the Everglades.

November

Weather can start to limit your options as winter approaches. Anglers will return to the inner waterways of the Everglades, fishing for Redfish and Snook. You’ll still find Cobia cruising around here, too.

December

As average temperatures fluctuate between 62–79°F, most anglers are seeking sheltered waters in the backcountry, along with Redfish, Snook, and Speckled Trout. The canals will be bustling with Largemouth Bass.

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Our trip was not specifically for fishing, more for a combination of shelling, fishing and bird/dolphin watching. We only caught a couple of fish, but we did not fish very long so were pleased with what we caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our trip was not specifically for fishing, more for a combination of shelling, fishing and bird/dolphin watching. We only caught a couple of fish, but we did not fish very long so were pleased with what we caught.
Belinda  L.
Belinda L.
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Brian  J.
Brian J.
Yes! He is a very knowledgeable captain and also has a very experienced deck hand. They are patient, kind, and like to teach you their technique and provide their expertise so that you feel comfortable with fishing and to also enjoy your experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! He is a very knowledgeable captain and also has a very experienced deck hand. They are patient, kind, and like to teach you their technique and provide their expertise so that you feel comfortable with fishing and to also enjoy your experience.
NATHAN  S.
NATHAN S.
It was very windy and a rainy time when we were down in the keys. Lucky we had a day when the weather permitted us to go out and fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was very windy and a rainy time when we were down in the keys. Lucky we had a day when the weather permitted us to go out and fish.
Lisa  R.
Lisa R.
We come down October-November every year and fishing has not been a problem in the keys
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We come down October-November every year and fishing has not been a problem in the keys
Autumn  K.
Autumn K.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sun glasses and weather appropriate clothing. All fishing tackle and bait was provided as well as drinking water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sun glasses and weather appropriate clothing. All fishing tackle and bait was provided as well as drinking water.
Todd  G.
Todd G.
Be sure to check the weather and king tide as it affected us negatively, unfortunately.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to check the weather and king tide as it affected us negatively, unfortunately.
Josh  B.
Josh B.
Book the full day trip! We hit so many different places and caught a nice variety of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the full day trip! We hit so many different places and caught a nice variety of fish!
Ashley  A.
Ashley A.
Lots of tarpon moving around the mangrove islands in October. A live shrimp, or a DOA shrimp is a great bait for the tarpon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of tarpon moving around the mangrove islands in October. A live shrimp, or a DOA shrimp is a great bait for the tarpon.
Peter  V.
Peter V.
Goo with Capt. Aaron for a grea, low key and successful fishing or sunset trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Goo with Capt. Aaron for a grea, low key and successful fishing or sunset trip.
Jeff  H.
Jeff H. Riverview, Florida
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Bocas  M.
Bocas M. Lake Monticello, VA
Amazing time of the year to go fishing here in the Florida keys, Islamorada. Very quiet on the island as not many tourists are here. Weather is beautiful with little to no wind. Seas have started to cool down and the abundance of bait and fish is outstanding.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Amazing time of the year to go fishing here in the Florida keys, Islamorada. Very quiet on the island as not many tourists are here. Weather is beautiful with little to no wind. Seas have started to cool down and the abundance of bait and fish is outstanding.
Phill  B.
Phill B. Key Largo, Florida
Go with the locals - alot of them grew up here & know the waters, tides & gear best! Many are generation fishermen so they have lots of knowledge!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the locals - alot of them grew up here & know the waters, tides & gear best! Many are generation fishermen so they have lots of knowledge!
Tamera  J.
Tamera J. Fort Myers, FL
Reason its called the fishing capital of the world! What an amazing area full of life and different species. the fisherman's dream!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reason its called the fishing capital of the world! What an amazing area full of life and different species. the fisherman's dream!
Dan  G.
Dan G. Key Largo, Florida
Fishing is awesome and restaurants expertly cool up your fish! Can’t beat key largo for good fighters that are also delicious!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is awesome and restaurants expertly cool up your fish! Can’t beat key largo for good fighters that are also delicious!
John  W.
John W. United States
Book a trip with Captain Wayne this was our second trip with him very professional down the Earth expert cleaning fish there were no bones in it when I ate it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Wayne this was our second trip with him very professional down the Earth expert cleaning fish there were no bones in it when I ate it
Robert  D.
Robert D. Punta Gorda, FL
Find a good captain and take a charter to get on fish right away and learn what to do out there
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good captain and take a charter to get on fish right away and learn what to do out there
Jonathan  C.
Jonathan C. Naples, FL
The islands are historically good for fishing. Water is beautiful and there are plenty of fish. Many choices of accommodations and restaurants. Very "laid back" beach town vibe. WE will definitely go back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The islands are historically good for fishing. Water is beautiful and there are plenty of fish. Many choices of accommodations and restaurants. Very "laid back" beach town vibe. WE will definitely go back!
Randall  S.
Randall S. Estero, FL
I think a two hours trip is too short. Better go for the half day one. And be fast when you got something on the hook. Water and sun screen are vital.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I think a two hours trip is too short. Better go for the half day one. And be fast when you got something on the hook. Water and sun screen are vital.
Martin  S.
Martin S. Zurich, Zurich
Reef fishing for yellowtail and mangrove snapper is a great day on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reef fishing for yellowtail and mangrove snapper is a great day on the water.
Ian  R.
Ian R. Gibsonton, Florida

Danica Anne Sportfishing
Danica Anne Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Tavernier
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
The trip was great, captain was very knowledgeable and took us right to were the fish was.The mate lady was right on top of things with everything from getting ice ready to fishing rods and getting bait ready, keeping everything running smoothly. We had a great experience will definitely come back!!!
Eliezer  D.
Eliezer D.
Eye Catcher Charters – Key Largo
Eye Catcher Charters – Key Largo
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
The water was a little rocky on the day we went out but captain Bry made the trip worth it. He was very knowledgeable and taught us about different fish in the area. He made us feel safe out there and got us back in one piece. We had a great time with him and will book again soon! Adding some pictures of our caught Mahi that captain Bry filed and cut for us♥️
Victoria  C.
Victoria C.
JP's Backwater Adventures
JP's Backwater Adventures
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Capt Josh was on top of his game making sure we got on the fish. He moved several times to keep on them. We caught 8 species of fish in total between the two of us.
Mike  E.
Mike E.
Local Grown Charters
Local Grown Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Where to start. It was an eventful day start to finish. The captain put us on fish at every stop. If they slowed we moved on no killing the clock on a dry hole. He even hooked up a shark and we had no clue we were busy fishing and what a rush fighting that thing in. As far as my daughter he stayed on top of her rod and bait and threw out if it was tight so she could hook up quicker. I highly recommend captain andrew. Thanks man for such an awesome memory with my daughter.
Joe  L.
Joe L.
Kids Time Fishing
Kids Time Fishing
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain Billy was an excellent escort and navigator. We saw dolphins, many beautiful birds that he was able to identify for us, shelled on an island with so many keepers we had to start leaving some behind. We went fishing off another island beach and caught catfish and sheep(s)head. Captain Billy is extremely personable. A wonderful day for my daughter and me. Thank you!
Belinda  L.
Belinda L.
Local Grown Charters
Local Grown Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
There is a reason this boat has the best local reviews. We wasted no time getting to the fishing grounds with his big new motor. First cast and we hooked up. At one point all three of us fishing had a fish on. Andrew was super energetic and never missed a beat between baiting hooks, removing and measuring fish, to replacing hooks cause we would put them in the mangroves. Best charter we have ever been on.
Trenton  C.
Trenton C.
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(430 reviews)
Captain Rio was real cool and he knew just where to find the fish. We only had a two-hour tour, but my wife and two kids and I each caught a few; all different types. We've gone home empty-handed on similar tours, but this was no bust. If we come here again, we're definitely going to book him for a longer excursion. Thanks Cap!
Greg  P.
Greg P.
95FiveFishing
95FiveFishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
My second trip with Captain Nathan, can’t wait to come back next year. He’s an extremely experienced fisherman and a nice guy to boot. I had more fun on my two trips with him than I did all season back home. Thanks again!, Jason
Jason  J.
Jason J.
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Booked a last minute trip day before. Captain confirmed a few minutes after requesting. Took me out to a spot where we were chasing juvenile tarpon, red fish, snook, and grouper. Caught a few reds and tarpon with lots of action in between. Couldn’t have asked for more on a quick 4 hour trip. Thanks captain!
Christopher  S.
Christopher S.
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(221 reviews)
Captain Pete and Matt were awesome to hang out with. Very knowledgeable about the area and they just so happen to be good about finding fish in their back yard. Good conversation, good times and tight lines. Thanks for a great time.
Brian  S.
Brian S.
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(430 reviews)
1st ever Goliath Grouper! Captain Rio worked very hard to help us have a fabulous experience! Great conversation, music, and of course fishing.
Tim  N.
Tim N.
Aloha Boat Charters
Aloha Boat Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Ricardo has a bag full of bait, equipment, and locations to get action going!
Wayne  S.
Wayne S.
Lock It Up Charters
Lock It Up Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
Had a great time on the water with captain Jason. We caught a verity of fish and his knowledge is very informative. We would definitely recommend him if you're looking for a great time on the water. Thanks Jason for a great memory!!
Bradlee  B.
Bradlee B.
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
We did a half day but managed to still catch a 45 lb Wahoo and Plenty of Tuna’s. Very professional run and would recommend to both family fun or anglers!
Tara  L.
Tara L.
Underwater Cowboy
Underwater Cowboy
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
We had a very successful day. We will definitely be back to fish with them again. We highly recommend. Thanks for a great day!
Charles  L.
Charles L.
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Beautiful half-day out on the ocean east of Key Largo! These guys are pro’s; good gear, all rigged up & ready to fish. They had us into the mahi in short order and we hauled in some nice ones. We took a couple pounds of our mahi filets to the Lazy Lobster that evening and they cooked ’em up mighty tasty 😋
Gary  C.
Gary C. Dallas, Texas
Beyond Blessed Charters
Beyond Blessed Charters
Fishing charter in Tavernier
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We had a great time. Caught a variety of fish and my largest mangrove snapper. Highly recommend Capt Scott.
Charles  G.
Charles G.
Salty Morada Charters
Salty Morada Charters
Fishing charter in Tavernier
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
We‘ve had a great trip, switched locations when the fish weren’t biting as expected, caught a lot of fish and a few to keep! Kevin was super helpful and a nice guy to talk to! The boat ride was incredible too, we were literally flying through the keys!
Bjørn  L.
Bjørn L.
Underwater Cowboy
Underwater Cowboy
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
The crew the boat the equipment were all amazing. Captain Dan and Mate Alex made the day for my boys and I enjoyable and fun. We maxed out on tuna and taught us a ton about fishing as well as the area. If we come back to the area there will be no choice at all, we will go out with them again. Thank you both
Brian  M.
Brian M.
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(227 reviews)
We fished in the afternoon on a rainy day. We had a few bites when we were fishing for yellowtail, but a shark continued to eat our catch. Our captain decided for us to move on to something bigger, so we aimed for some Wahoo. 3 hours later, patience paid off and we pulled in a 25 pound Wahoo! Will was knowledgeable about the different fish we were going for and gave great advice when we were actually pulling them in. We definitely recommend Will to anyone!
Natalie  O.
Natalie O.