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Florida Bay: 196 fishing charters available

Riplines Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $600

All Hanns On Deck

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(151 reviews)
Key Largo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Key Largo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Islamorada
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Tail Gator Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(127 reviews)
Key Largo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Florida Backcountry Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(198 reviews)
Islamorada
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Billy B Charter Services

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Islamorada
 Instant Confirmation

Ivory Keys Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(141 reviews)
Islamorada
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Just The Tip Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Marathon
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SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(35 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $450

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Florida Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida Bay fishing trip is $644, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,069 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Riplines Charters, All Hanns On Deck, and Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing! are some of the most popular fishing charters in Florida Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Florida Bay.

Riplines Charters, All Hanns On Deck, and Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing! all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Florida Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Mangrove Snapper, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Tarpon. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Reef fishing, nearshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Fishing in Florida Bay can be summed up in one word: endless. Located between Florida’s mainland and the Keys, this bay has over 1,000 square miles waiting to be explored. With countless fish species, a season that never ends, and gorgeous shallows stretching for miles, it's no wonder this estuary is a go-to spot for many anglers. And you won’t be the only one who’s fishing here – the area has lots of birds wading the shallows in search of a snack.
 
There’s way too many fish species in the area to be listed in one text, so we can only scratch the surface. The most desirable ones are Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, Snapper, Bonefish, Snook, and Permit. Since the average depth of the bay is 3 feet, the tide must be right for a successful trip. This is why fishing with a local guide is crucial. Your guide can also recommend how long your trip should be in order to catch your favorite fish.
 
Even offshore species are common in the area, such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, Barracuda, or Tuna. Fishing guides can help you catch these too, they’ll just go in a different direction than usual. You’ll still depart from the Florida Keys but go south instead of north.
 
There are lots of departure points you can choose, from Key Largo, Tavernier, and Islamorada,  all the way to Marathon. Fishing guides will cover your license and equipment, but double-check whether this also includes fly fishing equipment if you’re a fly angler. 
 
The best way to explore Florida Bay is by fishing. Get familiar with the magic of endless mangroves, basins, and backcountry, and catch some tasty fish on the way.
 
Florida Bay
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Snappers all around! Mangrove, Mutton, and Yellowtail Snapper make for good sport and an even better lunch after the trip.
 
February
Do Cobia, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, or Jack Crevalle sound like a challenge? Take a nearshore trip and catch one of these.
 
March
Barracuda and Sailfish are waiting offshore if you’re up for some big game fishing. Inshore trips can bring lots of Redfish and Spotted Seatrout.
 
April
The Silver King is back on the throne! Tarpon fishing is amazing, so don’t miss out! You can also catch some Bonefish and Permit on the way.
 
May
Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Swordfish are just what you need for some good trolling action. Book a full day trip if you’re after these trophies, because they won’t make it easy for you!
 
June
Tarpon and Snook are ruling the waters of Florida Bay. If you want to level up your game, try catching them on a fly.
 
July
Snapper, Bonito, Tarpon, and Permit can be caught even on a short fishing trip. You’ll be back at the marina with some tasty fish in the cooler before lunch. 
 
August
Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, and Wahoo are yours to catch...but not without a fight! If you’re up for some bottom fishing action, go after Gag Grouper.
 
September
Permit, Tarpon, and Bonefish can be found in the crystal clear water. Just look for a glistening reflection of the sun beneath the surface – these fish are like mirrors.
 
October
Go after Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, or Bonefish. It’s hard to pick just one, so take a longer trip and catch them all!
 
November
Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel are anglers’ favorites! Even if you’re a beginner, you have good chances of landing one.
 
December
Inshore fishing is as good as ever but don’t forget the offshore spots! Sailfish, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna will give you amazing fishing action.
 

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Booking with Capt Buddy of course plus sunscreen, water and the Keys attitude.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Booking with Capt Buddy of course plus sunscreen, water and the Keys attitude.
Susan  B.
Susan B. Willow Street, PA
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Rick.  ?.  S.
Rick. ?. S. Dublin, OH
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
John  H.
John H. Key Largo, Florida
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
George  S.
George S. Quarryville, PA
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Scotty  W.
Scotty W. Shinrock, OH
Book with a professional Sportfishing Captain so you can learn how to fish in the keys.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with a professional Sportfishing Captain so you can learn how to fish in the keys.
Ron  P.
Ron P. Gwynn, VA
I know that there are better times of the year to fish the Florida Keys but the fishing in late January 2022 was great. The advantage of fishing in January/February is the wonderful weather with air temperature in the low 70's and water temperature in the mid 70's.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I know that there are better times of the year to fish the Florida Keys but the fishing in late January 2022 was great. The advantage of fishing in January/February is the wonderful weather with air temperature in the low 70's and water temperature in the mid 70's.
Terry  T.
Terry T. Waynesboro, Virginia
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Dan  R.
Dan R. Woodway, WA
Had a great time fishing with captain Ben. Lots of knowledge of the area and how to target species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a great time fishing with captain Ben. Lots of knowledge of the area and how to target species.
Mark  M.
Mark M. San Juan
My husband has caught a Tarpon, nurse shark and a ton of mangrove snappers.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
My husband has caught a Tarpon, nurse shark and a ton of mangrove snappers.
Tisha  G.
Tisha G. Grain Valley, MO
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
Mick  K.
Mick K. Clifton Heights, PA
Know that the weather can be unpredictable on the water and change quickly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know that the weather can be unpredictable on the water and change quickly.
Tammy  M.
Tammy M. SUNNY ISL BCH, FL
If fishing in July like we did, plan a morning half day trip. A full day trip will be extremely hot and fishing becomes more difficult as the day heats up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If fishing in July like we did, plan a morning half day trip. A full day trip will be extremely hot and fishing becomes more difficult as the day heats up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
Tom  R.
Tom R. Lansdowne, VA
You can never have a bad fishing day in Islamorada. Paradise and fishing...come on now. Highly recommend hitting the water and enjoying the sites and fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can never have a bad fishing day in Islamorada. Paradise and fishing...come on now. Highly recommend hitting the water and enjoying the sites and fishing!
Tammy  K.
Tammy K. McKinney, TX
Just relax and let the captain put yu right where you need to be to catch great fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just relax and let the captain put yu right where you need to be to catch great fish
Bryan  S.
Bryan S. Highlands, Texas
Book your trip today with Island Girl Charters you will not be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip today with Island Girl Charters you will not be disappointed!
Mary  L.  V.
Mary L. V. Thornton, CO
Bring sunscreen and Off. Be yourself, be patient and enjoy nature and your loved ones.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and Off. Be yourself, be patient and enjoy nature and your loved ones.
David  W.
David W. Boynton Beach, FL
Even though we didn’t not catch our targeted fish we caught several different types l would recommend it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Even though we didn’t not catch our targeted fish we caught several different types l would recommend it
Phil  M.
Phil M. Pompano Beach, Florida
Check out Captain Scott, he is very knowledgeable and will find you fish. He is a great guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out Captain Scott, he is very knowledgeable and will find you fish. He is a great guide.
Joe  P.
Joe P. Inverness, FL
With this company you cant go wrong. Captain Joe will make sure you have a great time. Expect to catch fish you might never have seen before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
With this company you cant go wrong. Captain Joe will make sure you have a great time. Expect to catch fish you might never have seen before.
Donna  O.
Donna O. Cleveland, TN

Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 31'
Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 31'
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Captain Johnny Maddox and First Mate Chance were knowledgeable, helpful, and just plain fun to work with. We would definitely book again!
Casey  L.
Casey L. Miami, Florida
No Complaints Charters LLC
No Complaints Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Rough morning for fishing but beautiful sites. Fishing is fishing and doesn’t always mean you will catch something. KC was great and tried all he could to find them but just not our morning…
Donald  M.
Donald M. Key Largo, Florida
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
Had a great day with Rip. Felt safe and enjoyed the experience. Good charter captain who works hard to get you on the fish.
Micah  E.
Micah E. State Road, NC
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
Capt Tony and Travis were super friendly and helpful. My whole family enjoyed it.
Kurt  P.
Kurt P. SELFRIDGE, MI
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Our group had a great time! We’d highly recommend Capt Mark and crew for anyone looking to fish in the area.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Las Vegas, NV
Alliecat LLC
Alliecat LLC
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had an awesome trip today with Captain Warren and the Allí Cat! Our target fish was mahi-mahi and as you can tell from the pictures we wore them out! 28 fish landed and at least 10 lost. I will totally recommend Captain Warren if you plan on fishing out of marathon in the Florida Keys.
Bob  W.
Bob W. Seabrook Island, SC
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(106 reviews)
We booked an 8 hr trip offshore, but with the strong winds Captain Chase made a responsible decision to keep us about a 5 mile radius to shore. Captain Chase was very polite and respectful. He took us to three different places for us to catch fish. We caught some nice dinner fish and had an enjoyable time. We would book with Captain Chase again. Thanks for a nice day!
Kelly  S.
Kelly S. Dillsboro, IN
Billy B Charter Services
Billy B Charter Services
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain Billy very attentive I had my two grandsons with me 11 and nine and my daughter and they took good care of them I strongly recommend billy Beez Brooks G
Eric2  G.
Eric2 G. French Lick, IN
Captain Jay Charters
Captain Jay Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Jason showed us an excellent time - easily win if the best experiences we have had here in the Keys! Personable, professional, committed to making the experience special. I highly recommend!
Charles  W.
Charles W. Marathon, Florida
2 Nauti Charters
2 Nauti Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Anthony was great. The entire family had a great day out on the water. Next time we vacation in the Keys we’ll be booking with these guys again. Great trip!
Mark  G.
Mark G. State College, PA
Always Late Fishing Charters
Always Late Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had the best time. Lucas and Mike were awesome, and sent us home with way more fish than we can eat in 6 months.
Jarvis  R.
Jarvis R. Lucedale, MS
Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!
Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Jake was fantastic. Had a blast, tangled with a shark, a 50lb grouper (at least that is my story) vs snagging a sunken boat…. Caught many fish and had the biggest pod of porpoise (at least) that danced/played around the boat for what seemed like forever! At least 3 sea turtles and 1 manatee. All that fun in 3/4 day of fishing 🎣 will be hiring Jake next April maybe for the whole week!
Christina  M.
Christina M. Fowler, Indiana
SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters
SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
We had a blast today with captain Bryan and Chris! Thank you for an awesome family outing!
Jeni  S.
Jeni S. Melbourne, FL
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had a blast with Captain Rip! Beautiful, comfortable boat..very knowledgeable Captain with a very friendly personality:) He made sure we had the best fishing experience possible...and we will definitely re book with him sometime in future!
Gretchen  P.
Gretchen P. DeLand, FL
First Choice Charters
First Choice Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
This was exactly what we were looking for!!!! Capt Larry and John were amazing. They were patient and extremely knowledgeable which helped bc we can't do this in Indiana!!! We were new to mahi madness which can be intense to say the least. We caught our max on mahi and even had a couple marlin and wahoo bites as well. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely be back!!!!
Brent  H.
Brent H. Lawrence, IN
Hound Dawg Charters
Hound Dawg Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Huge 48' boat with air conditioned cabin... the mate was great and the captain was very knowledgeable.
Juan  H.
Juan H. Boca Raton, FL
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Our captain today was a breath of fresh air compared to the captain we had the day before. Within 30 minutes we had all the bait we needed. We never stayed in the same spot too long. If the fish was not biting or if it slowed down the captain was searching for another spot. We came home with meat . We would recommend him to friends and plan on using him in the future.
Jeanette  M.
Jeanette M. Winter Haven, FL
Top Notch Sportfishing
Top Notch Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
Seas very flat this outing...very little current. Capt Will moved us around to multiple reefs and wrecks. we caught a wide variety of fish....mango snapper, yellowtail snapper, several large jacks, acouple pretty big sharks(4-5'), and the crowning fish. a 20 lb mutton snapper! we had a very nice time and BILL WAS GREAT! Great playlist of music too!
Todd  M.
Todd M. Tampa, FL
Off Course Charters
Off Course Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Fantastic morning fishing with Captain Henry. We were very well looked after. Great experience, I would highly recommend a trip on Henry's boat. It even has a private toilet for the ladies.
Frank  D.
Frank D. United States
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
We had a blast and a great day fishing with Chase on June 25... Chase was an awesome guide and split the full day between trolling for mahi and jigging for tuna, AJ and whatever else was down below, based on what we wanted to do. Perfect trip and lots of fresh fish to take with us! Highly recommend -Sal was also great with communicating instructions and making sure we were all set. Give them a call if you want a full fish box and a smile on your face!
Joseph  C.
Joseph C. Hoffman Estates, IL