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Gulf of Mexico Fishing Charters

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Gulf of Mexico: 2496 fishing charters available

Florida Professional Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $250

Wet Lines Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(476 reviews)
Clearwater
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Full Throttle Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Clearwater
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Flats Monster

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(158 reviews)
Clearwater
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

All American Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $300

Capt. Hollis Forrester Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Bay City
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trips from $270

Beaver’s Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(112 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $375

Island Excursions Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Marco Island
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trips from $425

Got'em Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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Infinite Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(27 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $300

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Gulf of Mexico

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Gulf of Mexico fishing trip is $614, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,147 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Gulf of Mexico that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Gulf of Mexico 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 Gulf of Mexico are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Gulf of Mexico are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $318
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $467
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $564
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $623
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $792
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $550
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,063
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,900

The Gulf of Mexico is an angling mecca, with legendary waters that are home to plenty of world-famous nearshore, inshore, and offshore fish species. Even better? With Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida all providing access to its waters, there’s a whopping number of Gulf of Mexico fishing charters to choose from. 
 
When it comes to inshore fishing, the Gulf’s coastal waters are legendary. They’re home to Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Tarpon, and many more, and you’ll be able to cast a line year-round. There’s plenty of action in the Gulf’s shallows, bays, and estuaries to fill up a full day trip, and a half day trip is the perfect introduction to angling for new anglers.
 
The Gulf is peppered with artificial reefs, some located just a mile from shore. You’ll be able to reef hop for Grouper and Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjack, and Barracuda. Departing from an area located near the continental shelf, such as the Florida Panhandle? You can hit the reefs on a half day trip. A full day trip is necessary when fishing from locations that are further away.
 
Finally, there’s the Gulf’s deep sea fishing action. As well as the reefs that lie hundreds of miles from shore, these waters are also dotted with oil rigs and underwater canyons. And what lurks there? Feisty big game fish! Head out on a full day trip and you’ll encounter Mahi Mahi, Marlin varieties, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Tuna species. 
 
You’ll find charters located all along the Gulf’s coastline, no matter which state you’re in. Some of the most popular locations include Destin, FL, Orange Beach, AL, Biloxi, MS, Venice, LA, and Galveston, TX. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Casting a line from a Gulf of Mexico fishing charter means that your license will usually be covered for you, except in Texas, where you’ll need to purchase one yourself. Size and bag limits for specific species differ from state to state, and your captain can fill you in on this. 
 
Gulf of Mexico
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

It may be the dead of winter, but the inshore waters of the Gulf are looking lively! You can enjoy some of the best Speckled Trout and Sheepshead fishing of the year in Texas and Alabama.

February

Fishing inshore in any Gulf-side state for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead and other species will keep you busy until the weather is fair enough to head offshore!

March

Cobia are beginning to appear off the coast of Florida, which means one thing: sight fishing! The season for Grouper and Triggerfish is now open in federal waters.

April

More anglers are heading offshore as large predatory fish start showing up. Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna are already at their peak in some areas, and you have a good chance of catching Mahi and Sailfish.

May

Deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is at its height in May. You could catch anything from Yellowfin Tuna or Mahi Mahi to monster Sharks while casting lines offshore.

June

Come June, many anglers are heading to nearshore and offshore reefs to make the most of Red Snapper season while it’s open. A day inshore will have you hooking into Flounder, Speckled Trout, and more.

July

July is tournament fishing month here in the Gulf! Take your pick of the Port Aransas Deep Sea Roundup, Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, or the Deep Sea Fishing Rodeos in Mississippi and Alabama.

August

All fish are typically open to harvest in federal waters this month, and most of them are at their peak! Try bottom fishing for Amberjack, Snapper, and Grouper, or troll for Marlin, Tuna, and much more.

September

Deep sea fishing continues offshore, and you can still enjoy good Tarpon fishing in some coastal waters. The Redfish bite is heating up as autumn gets underway. 

October

In Destin, Florida anglers are partaking in the Destin Fishing Rodeo, a month-long fishing tournament dating back to 1948. This annual tradition keeps visitors coming even after tourist season is over! 

November

Most big game fish have disappeared by now, but there’s plenty of action on the reefs to keep you busy! Inshore, winter favorites like Flounder and Speckled Trout are at their peak.

December

Winter fishing on the Gulf is all about reaping the rewards that swim close to home! Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead will get your blood pumping on a cold winter day! 

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The late autumn is rough. Make sure to have rain gear and be prepared for rough water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The late autumn is rough. Make sure to have rain gear and be prepared for rough water.
Joseph  I.
Joseph I. Pike Road, AL
Bring over the counter motion sickness medicine, even if you don’t get motion sickness. We caught fish in the afternoon, but we heard the morning is the best time to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring over the counter motion sickness medicine, even if you don’t get motion sickness. We caught fish in the afternoon, but we heard the morning is the best time to fish.
Margie  M.
Margie M. Littleton, CO
Patience - the fish are out there and they are biting. Full moon allows the predators to hunt all night so expect slower days when the moon is full, or near full.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience - the fish are out there and they are biting. Full moon allows the predators to hunt all night so expect slower days when the moon is full, or near full.
Andrew  L.
Andrew L. Acton, MA
Find a Captain with a first mate and book a six hour Offshore/reef/wreck combo. If you are going with children and/or females look for a charter book with a toilet. Try to get above a 30 foot boat.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Find a Captain with a first mate and book a six hour Offshore/reef/wreck combo. If you are going with children and/or females look for a charter book with a toilet. Try to get above a 30 foot boat.
Troy  S.
Troy S. Gladwin, MI
Book Inverted Fishing with Captain Martin Lane. Very professional and great boat and gear!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Inverted Fishing with Captain Martin Lane. Very professional and great boat and gear!
James  P.
James P. Altamonte Springs, Florida
We come from the upper Midwest so we had no idea how to approach the Chauvin area in terms of fishing. Using a charter made all the difference.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We come from the upper Midwest so we had no idea how to approach the Chauvin area in terms of fishing. Using a charter made all the difference.
Jim  B.
Jim B. Eau Claire, WI
I don't like fishing and it was the best time ever. They knew exactly where to take us to catch the fish. I caught a lot of fish. Put this on your "to do" list. Eric and Bobby are the best. Thank you both.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't like fishing and it was the best time ever. They knew exactly where to take us to catch the fish. I caught a lot of fish. Put this on your "to do" list. Eric and Bobby are the best. Thank you both.
John  W.
John W. Vinemont, AL
great experience, not too crowded, cool on the water but not cold and there are still fish to be caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
great experience, not too crowded, cool on the water but not cold and there are still fish to be caught.
John  L.
John L. River Ridge, LA
We knew going in, that we probably my wouldn’t catch many fish this time of year. But we did catch some Sheepshead!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We knew going in, that we probably my wouldn’t catch many fish this time of year. But we did catch some Sheepshead!
Jennifer  O.
Jennifer O. Chattanooga, TN
Find a charter and book with them directly. We were called by a different company than the one we booked on Fishing Booker telling us we were canceled. Glad I persisted and found it was incorrect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a charter and book with them directly. We were called by a different company than the one we booked on Fishing Booker telling us we were canceled. Glad I persisted and found it was incorrect.
Tim  B.
Tim B. Arlington, TX
Such a great experience having this tour with Captain Jayson . We really learned so much about all the keys along with the history of Cedar Key. Learned about the fish, birds and other wildlife in the area. Saw dolphin and many birds and fish. Highly recommend this type of tour with Capt. Jayson.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Such a great experience having this tour with Captain Jayson . We really learned so much about all the keys along with the history of Cedar Key. Learned about the fish, birds and other wildlife in the area. Saw dolphin and many birds and fish. Highly recommend this type of tour with Capt. Jayson.
Irene  L.
Irene L. Homosassa, Florida
Captin Brandon did an amazing job! Had a great time catching Red Fish! Will definitely come back and recommend to anyone! Had a blast!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captin Brandon did an amazing job! Had a great time catching Red Fish! Will definitely come back and recommend to anyone! Had a blast!
Brandon  B.
Brandon B. Whitesboro, TX
This year in September it was over 90 degrees everyday so far. So dress and protect accordingly. You have to learn how to fish this area if you don't know gulf fishing/salt water fishing. I look forward to next trip to Destin and trying my luck again.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This year in September it was over 90 degrees everyday so far. So dress and protect accordingly. You have to learn how to fish this area if you don't know gulf fishing/salt water fishing. I look forward to next trip to Destin and trying my luck again.
Patrick  H.
Patrick H. Decatur, MI
The first thing is to learn is that you have to learn Destin. You may not kill it the first time. You need seasonal clothing and food/refreshments. Warm months require covering and hydration. Right tackle, etc.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The first thing is to learn is that you have to learn Destin. You may not kill it the first time. You need seasonal clothing and food/refreshments. Warm months require covering and hydration. Right tackle, etc.
Patrick  R.
Patrick R. Decatur, MI
Be prepared for fun while fish with Cpt Mike. He knows the waters and scouts to make sure you get to catch what you. Remember it's not the ocean. Different areas.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for fun while fish with Cpt Mike. He knows the waters and scouts to make sure you get to catch what you. Remember it's not the ocean. Different areas.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Peoria, AZ
Absolutely try lobstering if you’ve never been. Our captain was amazing!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely try lobstering if you’ve never been. Our captain was amazing!!!
Rachel  M.
Rachel M. Milton, FL
Great place to come take in the history of key west. September is a good month for calm seas and good fun. Lobstering, reef fishing, and offshore are all good this time of the year on a good boat with a good crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to come take in the history of key west. September is a good month for calm seas and good fun. Lobstering, reef fishing, and offshore are all good this time of the year on a good boat with a good crew.
Chrystal  M.  A.
Chrystal M. A. Stephenville, TX
Go with a patient and helpful Captain, like Cap Booker, to help and teach you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a patient and helpful Captain, like Cap Booker, to help and teach you.
Patricia  S.
Patricia S. Key West, Florida
Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.
Stephen  C.
Stephen C. Bradenton, FL
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
John  S.
John S. TENN COLONY, TX

Galaxy Adventures Fort Myers Beach – 24’
Galaxy Adventures Fort Myers Beach – 24’
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Had the best day on the water with Captain Braden and Ronnie. Great to work with a young guy building his dream. Everyone was able to land a fish or two. Highly recommended
Heidi  H.
Heidi H. Virginia Beach, VA
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain David met us as scheduled, had his boat, the equipment, and bait all ready for us, took us out into Tampa Bay to several spots, was personable, shared good tips, and got us hooked into some great fish despite some tough conditions and rather shy fish on the day. We would highly recommend him for your next fishing charter!
Alexander  M.
Alexander M. Lutz, FL
Infinite Blue Charters – 30’Wellcraft
Infinite Blue Charters – 30’Wellcraft
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Awesome trip crew was the best!! Been on several fishing trips and this was definitely one of the best! Got a cooler full of fish including a big king mackerel!!! They were able to keep our 3 and 6 year old at bay while we slayed the fish! Definitely recommend them I’m sure they are the best in Marathon!! Maybe all the keys!!! Thank y’all so much!!!!!
Clay  W.
Clay W. Clover, SC
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(347 reviews)
Captain Tanner was very knowledgeable of the area and made efforts to maximize the number of fish caught. Best experience going on a personal charter and he was very helpful and efficient. We would definitely book through this crew when back in Destin.
Stacy  A.
Stacy A. Littleton, CO
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Big Dog Fishing Charters – 24' Boat
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
Weather conditions were not good with high winds blowing all over the lake. The Capt. moved us out of the way several times to get us out of the wind and put us on the fish.
Famous  W.
Famous W. San Antonio, TX
Bayou Obsession Charters
Bayou Obsession Charters
Fishing charter in Barataria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We had a great trip with captain Ron! The day started out foggy and dreary and slowly turned to rain but captain Ron still put us on fish, was incredibly polite, helpful, and more than all fun to be around! We highly recommend Bayou Obsession and plan to come back!
Andrew  B.
Andrew B. Gonzales, Louisiana
Sea Time Sport Fishing Charters
Sea Time Sport Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
We had a half day fishing trip with Captain Jayme and Ricky. We had an incredible time. The Captain stays on top of everything making sure you have a fun experience and catch fish. He was amazing with my 11year old grandson who had a ton of fun and also learned a bit about reef fishing. I can only give Captain Jayme the highest recommendations.
Susan  D.
Susan D. Chandler, AZ
Ivory Keys Charters
Ivory Keys Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
We had a great day with captain Gary. Fishing wasn’t very active because of the conditions although he tried different spots to get some bites. He’s very friendly and attentive with children.
Humberto  C.
Humberto C. Miami, Florida
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(225 reviews)
Great Capt very knowledgeable and personable ,tried real hard to.make it a great experience
Brett  F.
Brett F. Kittery, ME
Reel A Salt
Reel A Salt
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Amazing morning. Zac is very knowledgeable and very fun to spend the day with. Highly recommend this trip!
Jeffry  H.
Jeffry H. Covington, LA
Lur'em In Fishing Guide
Lur'em In Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in Corpus Christi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Captain B Cortez has finesse in driving on the water and Knowledge of the area, it was family like, and exciting, and an experience we will never forget. So many Awesome memories made with my two sons..we can’t wait to do it again. Thanks for finding the fish and putting us on them, that’s one experience and memory we will never forget. Thanks again Captain Cortez and we will see you very soon on our next fishing trip..
Joe  L.
Joe L. Kingsville, Texas
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Captain Troy and First Mate James put us on the fish. Slow start, but they made it happen and then it was nothing but tight lines. Will do this trip again🎣
Stacey  H.
Stacey H. Riviera Beach, FL
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Charter Boat Gotta Believe
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(307 reviews)
I have been deep sea fishing several times. Half the time on charters and the other times with buddies that have a big enough boat. This was the best charter fishing trip I have ever been on. The trip was 5hr AM trip. It was an hour out and another hour back. So the 3 hrs fishing was action packed. My kids was wore out. The first mate Wes was very helpful with my kids (baiting, taking fish off, untangling, etc) Next time I’m down this way I will definitely be booking another trip.
Mark  T.
Mark T. Holly Hill, SC
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
We went out to catch red snapper on a difficult day. It was choppy and windy. Heavy fog and drizzle in the morning. Cpt. Eric took us to some great spots and we caught our limit pretty fast. Others that day struggled but not us. Highly recommend and will plan my next fishing trip with Eric!
Kent  E.
Kent E. Mountain Brook, AL
Reel Easy Charters
Reel Easy Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(637 reviews)
Dave was a wonderful guide! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient with us beginners. We will definitely ask for him if we come down to the Keys again. We’ll also refer him to our friends. Thanks again for a great time!
Debra  C.
Debra C. Chatham, IL
Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters
Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Ramrod Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
When the rods were bent all morning and I left with tired arms, I couldn't have asked for more.
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. Valparaiso, IN
Total Package Charters
Total Package Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(68 reviews)
We had a great trip. Caught plenty of fish and the kids had a great time. All of them brought in fish and we got to see plenty of wildlife. Highly recommended.
Joseph  I.
Joseph I. Pike Road, AL
Reel Easy Charters
Reel Easy Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(637 reviews)
Another great day of fishing with Reel Easy and Captain David. The Cobia started biting right away and we had constant action all day (Cobia, Shark, Grouper, Snapper). I recommend Reel Easy and David for anyone visiting Key West.
John  M.
John M. Arlington, VA
Deep Color Fishing
Deep Color Fishing
Fishing charter in Bay Pines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(339 reviews)
Fun morning of fishing. Caught a bunch of fish. Captain Hank was great. Can't wait to get out with him again next time we are in town.
Michael  C.
Michael C. West Falls, NY
Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 24'
Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 24'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We had such a great day with Captain Mike, even though it was rough waters and rained on and off through our the day, he was still able to get us on some really nice red drum!! We had a great time as a family and Captain Mike was right there with us cutting up!!
Hartley  C.
Hartley C. Boise, ID