Gulf of Mexico Fishing Charters

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Gulf of Mexico: 2907 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Cortez
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trips from US $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(67 reviews)
St. Petersburg
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trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(112 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(206 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from US $385
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(188 reviews)
Placida
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trips from US $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(111 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(169 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(96 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from US $550
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5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Goodland
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trips from US $400

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 US $638, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,200 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Gulf of Mexico are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Gulf of Mexico are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Gulf of Mexico are:

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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Gulf of Mexico?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Gulf of Mexico are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $364
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $508
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $617
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $730
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $849
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $650
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,143
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,613

Fishing in Gulf of Mexico

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Gulf of Mexico

Patience on a cold morning in February but as soon as it starts to warm up be ready
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience on a cold morning in February but as soon as it starts to warm up be ready
Grass Flats Charters
Grass Flats Charters
If younwant guided help and learning about what andcwherevto fish, do this boat tour first! We booked a 6 hour and it was not too long.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If younwant guided help and learning about what andcwherevto fish, do this boat tour first! We booked a 6 hour and it was not too long.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Don’t go if you’re above average afraid of getting sea sick. If you get sick, the whole boat kind of suffers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t go if you’re above average afraid of getting sea sick. If you get sick, the whole boat kind of suffers.
Gulfstream IV Party Fishing Boat
Gulfstream IV Party Fishing Boat
The weather was great while we were out fishing. The waves were smooth. It was nice being out on the boat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was great while we were out fishing. The waves were smooth. It was nice being out on the boat!
Grand Slam Charters
Grand Slam Charters
It's worth the extra cost to have a boat to yourselves. Bigger fishing boats just don't give you the same attention nor the variety of fish to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's worth the extra cost to have a boat to yourselves. Bigger fishing boats just don't give you the same attention nor the variety of fish to catch.
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
If you are going in February, don't expect to limit out due to the nature of the fish! They are less active this time of year. The captains will put you on fish though, and it is always an amazing experience to fish the Texas bays!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are going in February, don't expect to limit out due to the nature of the fish! They are less active this time of year. The captains will put you on fish though, and it is always an amazing experience to fish the Texas bays!
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Be flexible. Mike and Josh know what they are doing and will got you on fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. Mike and Josh know what they are doing and will got you on fish
Island Time Family Charters
Island Time Family Charters
Spend a day with Captain Scott and he will make sure you find and catch plenty of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spend a day with Captain Scott and he will make sure you find and catch plenty of fish!
She’s Way Out There Charters
She’s Way Out There Charters
A private charter is definitely the way to go, and Cody was the best! We’ve tried a few different charters and the experience with Captain Cody was by far our best experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A private charter is definitely the way to go, and Cody was the best! We’ve tried a few different charters and the experience with Captain Cody was by far our best experience.
Captain Cody's Charters
Captain Cody's Charters
Be ready to wait it out. We had several bites but ultimately only pulled up two VERY large Drums in four hours. Still such a cool experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to wait it out. We had several bites but ultimately only pulled up two VERY large Drums in four hours. Still such a cool experience
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
February isnt the best time, but if you’re just looking to get out and try deep sea fishing as a novice, you will catch something and it’s still great fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
February isnt the best time, but if you’re just looking to get out and try deep sea fishing as a novice, you will catch something and it’s still great fun!
Barracudaville Charters
Barracudaville Charters
Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
That not all fish are keepers and you have to respect that. Let your captain know what type of fish you want to catch before heading out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
That not all fish are keepers and you have to respect that. Let your captain know what type of fish you want to catch before heading out.
Fish Whistle Charters
Fish Whistle Charters
Get on a boat with someone who knows what there doing you’ll have a blast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get on a boat with someone who knows what there doing you’ll have a blast
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
This was our first time and we were surprised by the large number of fish biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time and we were surprised by the large number of fish biting
JP's Backwater Adventures
JP's Backwater Adventures
Be ready for all kinds of weather. Take your catch to Steamers and they will cook it for you. It was amazing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for all kinds of weather. Take your catch to Steamers and they will cook it for you. It was amazing
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Pick up is currently in Captiva, so the drive can be long from Fort Myers with the traffic. Overall, it was a wonderful time though!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick up is currently in Captiva, so the drive can be long from Fort Myers with the traffic. Overall, it was a wonderful time though!
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Definitely check the weather, it's been cooler this year, luckily we were prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely check the weather, it's been cooler this year, luckily we were prepared.
SWFL Premier Charters
SWFL Premier Charters
Bradenton is a great fishing area with lots of options. We took a boat from a private house, so had parking. It was very convenient to our location in Anna Maria Island. The fishing is a mix of inshore and nearshore which we appreciated.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bradenton is a great fishing area with lots of options. We took a boat from a private house, so had parking. It was very convenient to our location in Anna Maria Island. The fishing is a mix of inshore and nearshore which we appreciated.
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Full Boat Charters – Kids Fishing, est. 2005
Captain Kevin knows his stuff. Listen to him and you will have a great time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Kevin knows his stuff. Listen to him and you will have a great time
Finders Keepers Charters
Finders Keepers Charters

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Gulf of Mexico?

Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
A buddy and I took our 11 year old daughters out today with Captain Dylan. We caught more than enough fish to keep the smiles going all afternoon. Both girls are absolutely hooked and can’t wait to go again. The trip was definitely an adventure that none of us will ever forget!
Brian  A.
Brian A.
Bayflats Fishing Charters
Bayflats Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Great day Captain was great Caught good amount of fish Looking forward to doing it again
Jay  B.
Jay B.
Chances R Fishing Charters
Chances R Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Chances Fishing Charter ! Rob was very professional and has a lot of knowledge about fishing and we caught a lot of fish that we were able to keep and he filet once we were back at the marina for us . Definitely highly recommend booking a fishing tour with him , we are already looking forward going back fishing again🎣🐟
Hannah  M.
Hannah M.
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
Crew is great company and works hard to keep fish biting and getting the cooler filled
Travis  H.
Travis H.
Grass Flats Charters
Grass Flats Charters
Fishing charter in Steinhatchee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
The morning started kind of slow but Capt. Conner was able to get us on fish throughout the morning. Don’t let his young age fool you he has a lot of experience and he works hard to make it a great day. We limited out on trout with a few flounder thrown in for good measure. I would and will recommend Capt. Connor to anyone who asks. Thanks again for a good time.
Robert  B.
Robert B.
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Speck Dat Charters LLC
Fishing charter in New Orleans
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
It was such Awesome trip Capt.Brad did such a good job.I recommend everyone wanting to do a trip please do it with Capt. Brad at Spec Dat Charters
Jason  K.
Jason K.
Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson
Fishing Charters With Capt. Taylor Cowieson
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Captain was very knowledgeable about fish, fishing and the area. Went out for 4hrs and caught several different species of beautiful fish. Mangrove snaper, sea trout, sheepshead, snook, barracuda, mackerel and many more. Nicely cleaned and skinned all the keepable fish. My 11 year old nephew caught fish, family friendly and helpful.
Anna  P.
Anna P.
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
If you are in south Florida and want to go fishing. Reach out to Captian Andy Santana with Hooked4life Charters. Had a fantastic full day on the water catching many fish. Thank you Captain Andy! Jerry
Jerry  H.
Jerry H.
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Brought my son to celebrate his birthday, good trip all around. Even saw a sea turtle sunning itself
Janelle  T.
Janelle T.
Saltwater Excursions
Saltwater Excursions
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
My son is visiting from Chicago. We tried booking with captain Dalton and were confirmed within hours. The captain was courteous, informative and sincerely interested in making our trip out memorable. Next time my daughters are in town we will see the captain again!!
Perry  F.
Perry F.
Born And Raised Charters
Born And Raised Charters
Fishing charter in Goodland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Fun morning of fishing with Tyler! Caught a variety of fish and kept us entertained!
Thad  B.
Thad B.
Second To None Charters
Second To None Charters
Fishing charter in Port O'Connor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
From the time we booked until day of our fishing trip, Captain Joshua was easy to reach and answer all of our questions promptly. He put us in the good fishing spot and we all caught good size snappers. We are looking forward for our next trip with Captain Joshua.
Dewagede  A.
Dewagede A.
Gunslinger
Gunslinger
Fishing charter in Biloxi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain Jerry and First Mate Nate were on top of every detail. Very informative and worked to make sure everyone in the party caught fish and had a good time. Definitely recommend.
Zach  M.
Zach M.
Captain Griffin's Fishing Charters And Tours
Captain Griffin's Fishing Charters And Tours
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
We were catching fish 15 minutes after leaving the dock. My new go to guide for fishing Fort Myers Beach.
Alan  S.
Alan S.
Shallowrun Guide Service
Shallowrun Guide Service
Fishing charter in Matagorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Chad. The tide was low but he took us to different fishing spots and made sure that me and my family had a good time and filled the cooler with fish!
Jose  H.
Jose H.
Fort Myers Fishing Adventures
Fort Myers Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Awesome captain! We caught a lot of fish.Fun day with the family. We will book with Captain Joe again!
Chuck  G.
Chuck G.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
This was out first time on a small fishing boat. We enjoyed it very much. Captain Hewitt was extremely knowledgeable about the various strategies of what was happening in the 'minds' of the fish so that we could have a better chance at catching them. We would highly recommend Captain Hewitt!
Audrey  M.
Audrey M.
Aloha Sportfishing
Aloha Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Had a great time, Captain G put us on the fish all day! Awesome time thanks Bro Brooke and Branden
Branden  B.
Branden B.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Didn't catch a lot of big fish, but had lots of bites and smaller ones to reel in. Sea trout was what our son wanted to catch, and we did. We did take home some filets to cook. Captain Paul was very knowlegeable about the area, history and the birds and fish! We got an eco tour in addition to the fishing. A beautiful day on the water.
Steve  S.
Steve S.
Barefoot Charters Inc
Barefoot Charters Inc
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Thanks Capt. Joe. Great trip. You definitely know these local waters. Will see you again.
Harry  P.
Harry P.

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