Florida Bay

202 Fishing Charters

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Florida Bay: 202 fishing charters available

Riplines Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(36 reviews)
Marathon
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Florida Backcountry Fishing

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

All Hanns On Deck

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(157 reviews)
Key Largo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore

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

Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!

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

Hold Tight Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(138 reviews)
Key Largo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $375

Tail Gator Charters

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

Snap Em Up Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(96 reviews)
Islamorada
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Captain Jay Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Marathon
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Against The Grain Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(113 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $750

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Florida Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida Bay fishing trip is $646, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,086 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

Riplines Charters, Florida Backcountry Fishing, and All Hanns On Deck 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 24798 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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Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Roger  D.
Roger D. Tampa, Florida
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

AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
We had a wonderful time with Captain Alex. Really knew his fishing and he had great tips and tricks to catch the fish Thank you Captain Alex can’t wait to come back and fish with you again
Kristin  M.
Kristin M. Egg Harbor City, NJ
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
I would highly recommend booking with Captain Troy and Dylan. They were both very accommodating to our group especially my three children. We opted for a three hour shark and tarpon trip and we caught two sharks, some grouper and a a barracuda! We were lucky enough to take the grouper home and have it cooked at the restaurant by the dock we departed from. Thank you Captain Troy for helping me and my family continue to make memories together! I would definitely come back and book again!
Jamil  M.
Jamil M. Louisville, Colorado
Captain Manny Esparza
Captain Manny Esparza
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Captain is very knowledgeable, attentive, and has a great personality. Only takes about 10 minutes to get to the fishing spot. Really enjoyed ourselves!
William E Dowdy Jr
William E Dowdy Jr Ocala, Florida
Foodchain Fishing
Foodchain Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
This trip was a very eventful trip with lots of fish catching gray snapper mangrove. we saw turtles, sting rays, and even hooked a shark. We would definitely recommend this fishing charter. He is great with kids he won my nine year old over. We were very happy with or sunset fishing trip.
Shealeaha  B.
Shealeaha B. St. Cloud, FL
Ana Banana Fishing Company
Ana Banana Fishing Company
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
We love it we limited out after 3 hrs .if you want fish come see Captain Jojo
Laz  H.
Laz H. Dothan, AL
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
This was a great trip with two great guys. Captain Pete and Matt were awesome. They made the trip great and fun. I recommend these guys for everyone!!!
David  C.
David C. Kearney, NE
Off The Hook Marathon Charters
Off The Hook Marathon Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a gorgeous 1/2 day to fish the reefs. It was hot and flat and the fish weren’t enthusiastic but the crew dialed up a dozen locations and every rig, chum, bait combination and never gave up. We landed a large variety of species and a nice mutton that made the day. Beautiful boat and nice guys too. Highly recommend and will book again.
Jacob  B.
Jacob B. Wilton, CT
Just The Tip Charters
Just The Tip Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Had a blast fishing for mahi-mahi with Clay and James….they worked their tails off to put us on fish and kept finding new fish as things started to get slow. We had multiple times that all 3 of my boys had fish on at the same time! Had a really neat encounter with some dolphins as well!
Michael  P.
Michael P. North Fond Du Lac, WI
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had an awesome trip. Capt. Robert was ready to go when we arrived. Took us straight out to the fish. Hooked up on the first drop! We all caught fish. Capt Robert was professional and patient. Great trip! Would recommend him to anyone looking for a charter.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Apollo Beach, Florida
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
I booked a 3 hour trip. Captain Chase was wonderful and patient with me being a novice. He is a joy! In a nutshell FUN!!!
Anne  S.
Anne S. Naples, FL
Jersey Key Charters
Jersey Key Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Capt Mike and Capt Quinn were excellent. They were very professional. They worked hard to get us a catch and came through. Highly recommend these guys.
Eric  E.
Eric E. Tampa, Florida
Reel Floridian Fishing – Key Largo
Reel Floridian Fishing – Key Largo
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Captain Joseph was very knowledgeable about the fish & area. He helped our 13 year old grandson with everything & patiently answered every question he had. Which was a lot. Thanks for the fun memories!
James  W.
James W. Ellington, MO
Fishing Kings
Fishing Kings
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Great time with Captain Isaac . Caught plenty of fish . Would highly recommend
SHAUN  D.
SHAUN D. West Mifflin, PA
Captain Jay Charters
Captain Jay Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Great day on the water with Captain Jay. Very professional and polite. Great equipment and very customer focused. Caught all the mangrove and yellowfin snapper we could eat then went and snorkeled the lighthouse reef. Saw many different kinds of fish including a large barracuda. Would recommend Captain Jay for anyone looking for a great guide in Marathon.
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. Fulshear, TX
Fins and Feathers Fishing Charters
Fins and Feathers Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Jim Was very nice and helpful. My son and I had a great day on the water. We caught Mahi and are taking it to dinner woo hoo. Sweet
Wynn  L.
Wynn L. United States
Tail Gator Charters
Tail Gator Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Great Day with Captain Bill, he put us on tuna & Dolphin & we had a blast! He is so knowledgeable about fishing & the boat ride was enjoyable. So friendly & helpful, he made our trip a pleasure. He even let us borrow a fishing pole to fish off our dock at the hotel!! We will definitely will be fishing with Captain Bill when we are in town again!
Joanne  G.
Joanne G. PT ORANGE, FL
S.S. Charters – Sight Fish the Flats!
S.S. Charters – Sight Fish the Flats!
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Sean was wonderful, very knowledgeable about the fishery, great guiding skills, and good eyes! Will definitely be back
Marcus  K.
Marcus K. Gallatin Gateway, MT
Fun In The Sun Charters
Fun In The Sun Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We went out for the four hour trip. We had an amazing experience. We highly recommend Fun In The Sun. We will definitely be back next time we are in the Keys.
Charles  C.
Charles C. Tillson, NY
Fins and Feathers Fishing Charters
Fins and Feathers Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with my son on Fins and Feathers with Captain Jim and Mike. We were on the fish quickly and caught about 30 fish on the 3/4 day trip. I recommend this trip for others and we will book this trip again in early Spring for Sailfish! Thanks again!
John  H.
John H. Naples, FL
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Lots of yellow tail and a special treat, trigger fish. Thanks to Travis we had a great catch and great experience. Will definately go back!
Martha  K.
Martha K. West Palm Beach, FL