Matanzas River

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Matanzas River Fishing Charters

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Matanzas River: 60 fishing charters available

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $450

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $450

Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $500

For What It's Worth Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(111 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $550

Great White Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $375

MisStress Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(266 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $400

First City Fishing Charters – 25'

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(247 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $400

Get Schooled Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $550

Bite Me Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
St. Augustine
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Grand Slam Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
Palm Coast
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Matanzas River

The average price for a private 4 hour Matanzas River fishing trip is $519, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $855 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19', Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides, and Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in Matanzas River. Full list of top fishing charters in Matanzas River.

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19', Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides, and Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Matanzas River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Separated from the Atlantic Ocean by Anastasia Island, this narrow saltwater estuary is a joy to fish in! Head out on a Matanzas River fishing trip and have the time of your life reeling in some of Florida’s most prized fish. Spanning over 23 miles, this part of the Intracoastal Waterway has some of the most beautiful scenery, complemented by even more stunning wildlife.

Fishing here is an art form, with a wide variety of fish species you can go after using different techniques. Redfish, Kingfish, Trout, Cobia, Flounder, Snapper, and Tarpon are all possible catches. Head out and explore these waters for your chance to break some personal records and take home a delicious meal!

When it comes to picking out the perfect trip, the type of adventure you’re looking for will be your decision-maker. Head out on a half day trip for an introduction to fishing in the area or a nice family outing. If you want to fill your bags and spend some more time trying to find the largest specimen, opt for a full day trip to maximize your chances.

Wondering where to find a charter? Luckily, you’ll find them dotted all along the waters of the Matanzas River. St. Augustine is a great starting point, and heading further down will yield even more results. Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, and Crescent Beach are also great spots to find a fishing charter.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out on a fishing charter, your license will be provided by the captain. However, if you’re fishing on your own, make sure to buy one before heading out. When it comes to regulations for certain species, heading out with a reputable captain is the best way to make sure you’re fishing legally.

Matanzas River
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Clear skies and clear waters – winter here is all about sight fishing. Redfish are biting hot, and you’ll find them in abundance in the waters of the Matanzas River.

February

Black Drum and Redfish are the best species to target in February, with sight fishing still being the preferred method. The weather’s good and the fishing is even better!

March

Spring is slowly approaching and the fish start to wake up and move around. Redfish and Black Drum are still biting, with Jack Crevalle making some surprise appearances.

April

The fishing never stops on the Matanzas River! In April, head out in search of some prized Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. You’re sure to have fun!

May

The waters are warming up, and so is the fishing! You’ll find that Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum are biting hot, so head out and reel in some prized specimens.

June

Summer’s finally here, and that means one thing – Tarpon. They start to arrive in June, and everyone is looking for a chance to break some personal records.

July

With the fishing season in full swing, there’s no end to what you can catch. Go after Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum, or battle the mighty Tarpon in July!

August

It’s hot outside, but the bite is even hotter. Head out on the water for a great chance to reel in some big fish. The Tarpon bite is excellent, so consider breaking your personal record.

September

September is a great time of the year to go out and do some sight fishing. Redfish and Trout are biting hard, and Flounder fishing is a fun way to spend the day.

October

Trout is the name of the game in October, as this is when they spawn. But the Redfish bite is hotter than ever, too! Head out and take your pick before it starts getting colder.

November

Temperatures are dropping on the Matanzas River, but fishing in fall is a great way to have fun here. Redfish, Trout, and Flounder are all up for the taking.

December

Winter is slowly approaching, so use this time to get into the holiday spirit! Spend your time off out on the water and do some sight fishing for Black Drum and Redfish.

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Going out with Captain Rob would be fine for first-timers or experienced fishermen. He knows the spots where the fish are and is able to teach the skills to catch them.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Going out with Captain Rob would be fine for first-timers or experienced fishermen. He knows the spots where the fish are and is able to teach the skills to catch them.
Rob  J.
Rob J. Raleigh, NC
It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Jacksonville, FL
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Griffin, GA
Yes, get a good guide and it will be a great experience. I have also been catching smaller fish from the shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, get a good guide and it will be a great experience. I have also been catching smaller fish from the shore.
Gregory  G.
Gregory G. Duluth, GA
Check ahead of time with any local guide to see what there catching and possibly the best time to come fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check ahead of time with any local guide to see what there catching and possibly the best time to come fish.
Stacey  H.
Stacey H. Clarkesville, GA
Take a Red Snapper trip. Only once a year for 3 days for Atlantic Season, but we’ll worth the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a Red Snapper trip. Only once a year for 3 days for Atlantic Season, but we’ll worth the trip.
Timothy  B.
Timothy B. Jacksonville, FL
Stay up to date on the weather, book as early as possible in the morning, as the days can be very warm there. Also, call the captain if possible and review what you should bring with you, such as food, snacks, etc. Be clear as to what is included for the price of the charter. our captain was very good at this, so there was no misunderstanding on the matter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay up to date on the weather, book as early as possible in the morning, as the days can be very warm there. Also, call the captain if possible and review what you should bring with you, such as food, snacks, etc. Be clear as to what is included for the price of the charter. our captain was very good at this, so there was no misunderstanding on the matter.
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. United States
Fishing was good once we got on them. we kept Spanish Mackeral but also caught blue and black drum. It was too rough to venture near shore outside the harbor so we worked the channels and the bridges
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was good once we got on them. we kept Spanish Mackeral but also caught blue and black drum. It was too rough to venture near shore outside the harbor so we worked the channels and the bridges
Stan  O.
Stan O. Leesburg, GA
Highly recommend Mitch and his charter service! Best experience of our lives!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend Mitch and his charter service! Best experience of our lives!
James  W.
James W. Aylett, VA
I would but you have to keep an eye on the cooler day, and would do a inter coastal , when the nigh temp don't drop too much and make the fishing harder because of the colder water, and check out reports on the web and talk with Capt. Guy Spear he would be the best in this area Capt. Guy would give you a great shot at fishing for the first time in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would but you have to keep an eye on the cooler day, and would do a inter coastal , when the nigh temp don't drop too much and make the fishing harder because of the colder water, and check out reports on the web and talk with Capt. Guy Spear he would be the best in this area Capt. Guy would give you a great shot at fishing for the first time in St. Augustine
Charles  F.
Charles F. Palm Coast, Florida
Fish in the morning, when possible. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and dangerous.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish in the morning, when possible. Afternoon thunderstorms are common and dangerous.
Brian  D.
Brian D. Jacksonville, FL
We did not catch any keepers. Capt. Zach made the best of things to make it a pleasurable adventure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did not catch any keepers. Capt. Zach made the best of things to make it a pleasurable adventure.
Lee  M.
Lee M. Saint Augustine, FL
October may not be the best time due to fish patterns, but it was still a blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
October may not be the best time due to fish patterns, but it was still a blast.
Jade  C.
Jade C. Black River Falls, WI
Just go for it, Fish were closer in than back home in North Carolina. I will be checking best time of year to fish here and return.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go for it, Fish were closer in than back home in North Carolina. I will be checking best time of year to fish here and return.
Kenneth  V.
Kenneth V. Jacksonville, Florida
Bring some cold drinks wear a hat and sunglasses, relax, and have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some cold drinks wear a hat and sunglasses, relax, and have a great time.
Thor  T.
Thor T. Mount Selman, TX
We were catching tuna, King, and shark. It was great fun and I would highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Take this boat with this caption and you will have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were catching tuna, King, and shark. It was great fun and I would highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Take this boat with this caption and you will have a great time.
Ashley  F.
Ashley F. Saint Augustine, Florida
Bring a good attitude along with sun screen, hat, clothing that dries quickly in case of rain or ocean spray. Bring snacks of your choosing and a camera. Captain Troy will find the fish and the equipment to catch them and get ready for a wonderful day on the ocean.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a good attitude along with sun screen, hat, clothing that dries quickly in case of rain or ocean spray. Bring snacks of your choosing and a camera. Captain Troy will find the fish and the equipment to catch them and get ready for a wonderful day on the ocean.
Carl  L.
Carl L. Ponte Vedra, Florida
As this was our first time, I highly reccomend a fishing tour on a small scale like Shark Infested Tours. Our guide took the time to explain everything and took time to give one on one instructions. The boat was new, clean and our Captain was an active firefighter. I usually dont give "excellent" reviews but on this trip I will, because it was so much fun and well worth the money spent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As this was our first time, I highly reccomend a fishing tour on a small scale like Shark Infested Tours. Our guide took the time to explain everything and took time to give one on one instructions. The boat was new, clean and our Captain was an active firefighter. I usually dont give "excellent" reviews but on this trip I will, because it was so much fun and well worth the money spent.
Jill  M.
Jill M. Madison, Tennessee
check out the shoreline sights as you motor out. The fort and the huge cross are awesome on the shoreline
Excellent
5.0 / 5
check out the shoreline sights as you motor out. The fort and the huge cross are awesome on the shoreline
Lindsey  C.
Lindsey C. Carrollton, Georgia
If you're looking for big fish, go offshore but inshore is a great experience to start
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're looking for big fish, go offshore but inshore is a great experience to start
Gary  S.
Gary S. Jacksonville, FL

Southern Fried Charters - Saltwater
Southern Fried Charters - Saltwater
Fishing charter in Palm Coast
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Great trip, great captain. Lots of good company and fishing tales, as one would hope. The fish were a little on the steel-mouthed side today, but the locations were amazing and we returned to the dock with plenty of good fish for four that night. Thank you, Captain Chris, for helping me chase the tarpon dreams!
John  H.
John H. Cabot, AR
Niteline Charters
Niteline Charters
Fishing charter in Palm Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Kevin did an amazing job putting us on fish, offering strategies, and providing a wonderful experience for my family. We’ve been on several inshore trips over the years, and hands-down this was absolutely the best one we’ve ever been on. My boys can’t wait to do it again next time we are in the area! Thanks so much for a great night of laughs, watching dolphins, and of course fishing!
Todd  H.
Todd H. Lancaster, PA
Great White Charters
Great White Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
We had such an amazing day! David was so knowledgeable and fun and we had a blast puking some great sized fish. We will definitely be going out with him again!
Crystal  K.
Crystal K. DeBary, FL
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Very personable captain! Had an amazing trip! Thanks again Captain Anthony!
Christopher  R.
Christopher R. Cleveland, GA
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
Captain Lehman took my 3 teenage boys out and they came with a full boat of fish. Everyone had a great time and caught fish. I would recommend Captain Lehman charter to anyone in the area. Thank you Captain Lehman for getting them on the fish and giving them a day they will remember.
Michael  G.
Michael G. North Miami Beach, FL
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
The fishing trip was for my hubby 50th birthday, he loveeeed every moment. We will most definitely fish with Captain Al again. The Gaither Gang
Breena  G.
Breena G. Jacksonville, FL
Get Schooled Fishing Charters
Get Schooled Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Thank you Capitan Mitch for such a great day on the water and making my 50th birthday a very great day you are an awesome person
Brian  F.
Brian F. Jacksonville, FL
Niteline Charters
Niteline Charters
Fishing charter in Palm Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Kevin is great with family fishing or serious anglers. We brought a 10 year old boy and 13 year old young lady and he taught them how to cast, bait the line and techniques. Kevin is a hard-working local captain who’s knowledgeable about the area. He has a good sense of humor and is very personable. We highly recommend him!
Rick  C.
Rick C. Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Shark Infested Charters
Shark Infested Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
I would recommend this fishing experience with Shark Infested Charters to everyone! We had such a blast. Captain Chuck was great with our 3 kids (12, 10 and 5). He was very knowledgeable and taught us everything he could in 4 hours. For our family, the price, time frame, boat ride, etc was perfect. We enjoyed all the laughs and all the sharks! I can 100% say we would do this again and again!
Chelsey  H.
Chelsey H. Alma, AR
First City Fishing Charters – 25'
First City Fishing Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(247 reviews)
Wind was pretty rough but Zack did a great job of doing what he could to make the experience as great as possible for us. Some things are just out of anyone's control. I would recommend him to anyone.
Edwin  A.
Edwin A. Wood River, IL
Great White Charters
Great White Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
My husband and son had a wonderful time with Captain Dave! Dave was friendly and experienced, and they caught several fish. It was my son’s first experience fishing and he couldn’t stop talking about the great time he had. It’s something he’ll never forget. I highly recommend Great White Charters!
Beverly  R.
Beverly R. Saint Augustine, Florida
Bite Me Fishing Charters
Bite Me Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Thanks Captain Dale and first mate Paul. We had an awesome time and great experience our first time off the coast.
Glenn  M.  H.
Glenn M. H. Welaka, FL
Three Lagoon Fishing Charters
Three Lagoon Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Palm Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Tim was great. My son and I had a fabulous time and caught several big fish. We will be booking with Tim again and would recommend this trip to all that want a great time.
Terry  T.
Terry T. Hampton, GA
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(266 reviews)
Great day with Captain Guy! He is very experienced and extremely patient! He teaches you if you need pointers And is very knowledgeable and respected by other charters! We highly recommend him and we will use him again for future charter fishing trips!
Anne  B.
Anne B. Canton, GA
Flagler Fishing Charters
Flagler Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Flagler Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great experience, everything was wonderful! The boat was clean, plenty of fishing equipment and bait. We both caught fish, saw plenty of wildlife, had beautiful blue skies!! Rob was very informative on the area and took us to many different places to fish. A fabulous morning. Would book with Rob again. It was an awesome fishing trip!! Thanks for a great time!
CHRISTOPHER  H.
CHRISTOPHER H. Defiance, MO
First City Fishing Charters – 25'
First City Fishing Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(247 reviews)
Our group had a great day with Captain Zach. The bite wasn’t great early on, but he put a lot of effort into moving us to different spots to get us on the fish. We ended up with a good pile of fish to take home for dinner. Captain Zach was clearly knowledgeable about fishing, and he was very personable. I highly recommend this charter, and I will definitely book with Captain Zach again the next time I visit St. Augustine.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W. United States
Get Schooled Fishing Charters
Get Schooled Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Our group of six went out and had a good time. Mitch worked hard to make sure we had a successful trip
Gary  K.
Gary K. Gates, TN
XScape Fishing
XScape Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
I contacted Mike the day before for my wife and I and Mike had no problem fitting us in last minute. Boat was ready to go the minute we got there and we started bringing in fish within 15 minutes from the time we left the dock. We caught Red Drum, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, and the fun sport fish Jack Crevalle. Thanks Mike, we had a great time. Plan on doing business again.
John  N.
John N. Hastings, FL
SeaCo Charters - 31' Contender
SeaCo Charters - 31' Contender
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
Great time with great people. I highly recommend trolling for bigger fish like we did
Theron  W.
Theron W. Big Canoe, GA
Get Schooled Fishing Charters
Get Schooled Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Family group for a few hours. What a great time! Captain Mitch was so kind and patient, and what a lovely boat and set up. We caught several different species even though we had to stay inland due to windy conditions. Tons of fun for us. Thank you so much!
Sarah  L.
Sarah L. Appleton, WI