Florida Bay Fishing Charters

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Florida Bay Fishing Charters

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Florida Bay: 243 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Marathon
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Tavernier
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trips from $650
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 $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(68 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $695
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $795
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Marathon
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(194 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $1,075
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $800
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $850

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Florida Bay

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida Bay fishing trip is $676, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,134 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Florida Bay that received great reviews from families are:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Florida Bay are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Florida Bay are:

Many fishing charters in Florida Bay 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 Florida Bay are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Florida Bay?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Florida Bay are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $611
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $742
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $900
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $993
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,300
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,645
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,895

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 27943 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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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.
Be sure you know what you're getting into. These fish are big and take work.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure you know what you're getting into. These fish are big and take work.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S.
Excellent opportunity to catch fish in early fall. Temps are pleasant and any day on the water is better than a lot of other things you could be doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent opportunity to catch fish in early fall. Temps are pleasant and any day on the water is better than a lot of other things you could be doing.
Scott  H.
Scott H.
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.
Take the two hour backwater tour with Captain Jason Katsikas! Your guaranteed a great time and to catch lots of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the two hour backwater tour with Captain Jason Katsikas! Your guaranteed a great time and to catch lots of fish!
Elvira  U.
Elvira U.
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.
Fish the Bay areas for variety. A GReat fishery for beginners or for someone who wants to target species.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish the Bay areas for variety. A GReat fishery for beginners or for someone who wants to target species.
Bryan  M.
Bryan M.
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.
First time fishing Marathon in October. Tuna bite was every bit as good as my previous trips in spring/summer. Mahi and other species were great too. Water was not crowded and we had our pick of captains. We'll go again in October.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time fishing Marathon in October. Tuna bite was every bit as good as my previous trips in spring/summer. Mahi and other species were great too. Water was not crowded and we had our pick of captains. We'll go again in October.
Josh  C.
Josh C.
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
Water water water and big hats. And marathon bait and tackle is really a good shop.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water water water and big hats. And marathon bait and tackle is really a good shop.
AMy  N.
AMy N. Zionville, NC
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

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.
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 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.
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.
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Captain Sol went over and above expectations to make our experience one to remember. We had the most fantastic time and would recommend this company to everyone x
Gary  B.
Gary B.
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We had a great time. We caught some yellow tail snapper and had an amberjack on twice that got off. We had a sailfish swipe at our baits but was unsuccessful. Overall, the captain worked very hard to get us on the fish and provide us with a suitable amount for a few dinners. Thanks captain Ben!!
Marc  G.
Marc G.
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.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
We did a 4-hour outing with Captain Ben. He was a great Captain and guide. He took us to three different fishing locations and walked us through multiple techniques and baits until we dialed in what the fish were into for the day. We ended up with 8 fish that were cleaned up for us to enjoy for dinner. We finished the trip with a trip to a sand bar to cook off in the water and enjoy some beautiful views.
Eric  T.
Eric T.
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.
Underwater Cowboy
Underwater Cowboy
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 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.
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.
AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Alex is a fantastic captain and fishing guide. He works extremely hard to ensure the best trip possible. His skills and knowledge helped us to have an amazing day and a successful trip. We can’t wait to fish with him again!
Anthony  G.
Anthony G. Miami, Florida
Captain Jay Charters I
Captain Jay Charters I
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
Great day of fishing. First time for allot of us. We would highly recommend Captain J
Jasmes  R.
Jasmes R.
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.
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
Salty Morada Charters
Salty Morada Charters
Fishing charter in Tavernier
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 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.
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Even though the weather man was wrong cpt Ben overcame weather obstacles to gets us to the Humps and on the Tuna
Andrew  S.
Andrew S.
Underwater Cowboy
Underwater Cowboy
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 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.
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(123 reviews)
The weather was horrible - very choppy and rained the whole day but the crew was awesome. My husband caught at 21lb black fin tuna. We also caught a nice sized Mutton Snapper and a smaller 4-5 lb black fin tuna.
Stephanie  S.
Stephanie S.
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Nothing but thanks to captain Joe and Jessica. We were a group of inexperienced fishers and they were both wonderful. Explained everything we were doing and why, put us on the fish, cleaned all the fish and gave us cooking recommendations. Have been on other chargers where the crew seemed miserable. Joe and Jessica both seem to love their job and made us feel so welcomed on the boat.
Brian  J.
Brian J.