Matanzas River

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Matanzas River Fishing Charters

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Matanzas River: 77 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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St. Augustine
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Matanzas River

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Matanzas River fishing trip is $540, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $940 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' and Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides 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, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. 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
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4.5 / 5
Based on 26564 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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If you want to catch fish, Capt Al and Ethan are the way to go! They work hard and know where to go!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to catch fish, Capt Al and Ethan are the way to go! They work hard and know where to go!
Eric  C.
Eric C.
Bottom fishing for flounder proved to be productive! Snagged some decent size blues in the process as well
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing for flounder proved to be productive! Snagged some decent size blues in the process as well
Eric  S.
Eric S. Bradleyville, MO
The inshore trip was good fishing and also got to see the attractions from a different viewpoint
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The inshore trip was good fishing and also got to see the attractions from a different viewpoint
Brandon  H.
Brandon H. Hooper, UT
From our understanding fish are still out a ways in April but come closer once it warms up. Wind in April sometimes makes it hard to get out. We got lucky and had a very calm day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
From our understanding fish are still out a ways in April but come closer once it warms up. Wind in April sometimes makes it hard to get out. We got lucky and had a very calm day!
Stanley  C.
Stanley C. Camillus, NY
Very good, some of the fish were back but there were a few species that will show up later. I had a blast!!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Very good, some of the fish were back but there were a few species that will show up later. I had a blast!!!
Randy  H.
Randy H. New Kent, VA
Be open to what the captain has planned for you. They are the professionals.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open to what the captain has planned for you. They are the professionals.
Josh  D.
Josh D. Howard City, MI
Snappers cannot be taken, they are catch and release, This surprised me. I would recommend an all day trip or at least a 6 hr day so you can get out to the sportfish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Snappers cannot be taken, they are catch and release, This surprised me. I would recommend an all day trip or at least a 6 hr day so you can get out to the sportfish.
CHRISTOPHER  S.
CHRISTOPHER S. Johns Creek, GA
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Excellent
5.0 / 5
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Steven  R.
Steven R. Clanton, AL
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Scott  M.
Scott M. Mount Plymouth, FL
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
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

Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
My grand kids enjoyed having professionals take them fishing. They came home with some great fish to fry. They actually fixed us dinner?. The weather was a little iffy, but kids had a great time.
LuAnn  T.
LuAnn T. Jacksonville, FL
Great White Charters
Great White Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
Capt Dave was great. He knew the area, and helped us have a great time despite some weather issues. He is great and I highly recommend Great White Fishing Chartes!!!!!
Dave  M.
Dave M. Johns Creek, GA
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
Good day on the water. Chris is very knowledgeable of the area and we caught some fish. Would absolutely recommend him.
Carl  H.
Carl H. St. Augustine Beach, FL
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
This was an awesome experience I would highly recommend! Even with the weather not cooperating, Captain Chris made sure we caught several fish each and had a great time. He was very knowledgeable, patient, and professional for our family the entire trip.. We will definitely book another trip with him in our future!! I would highly recommend him for any fishing trips!!
Heather  W.
Heather W. Willow Springs, MO
Shark Infested Charters LLC
Shark Infested Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Johns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
An excellent fishing charter with Captain Chuck. The trip was great from go!! Very responsive leading up to trip, awesome equipment, and very knowledgeable. We will be booking again.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. Hightown, VA
For What It's Worth Charters
For What It's Worth Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
CAPT Scott and First Mate Grant are part of CAPT Chris's crew and were great. They were very welcoming to my two sons and engaging them in conversation. They were very knowledgeable and had their fishing spots pre-selected so when the fishing lulled they didn't waste much time moving to the next place. We caught several fish that we kept and several more that we could not keep. I would book with them again.
Adriel  D.
Adriel D. Jacksonville, Florida
Great Daye Fishing Charters
Great Daye Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Great day fishing excursion for our Honeymoon! Great weather, amazing fish, awesome captain and spectacular wildlife! Made memories we will not forget!
Lori  V.
Lori V. Guyton, GA
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Had an amazing time going out with Captain Anthony. He is a one of a kind and knows where fish are located! Great boat and equipment we were using, make sure you bring your A game and don’t do arm day before a trip with him!
Maksimus  K.
Maksimus K. Portland, OR
Three Lagoon Fishing Charters
Three Lagoon Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Palm Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Great day of fishing! We got red fish and flounder, and some small snapper and even a sting ray!
Sorin  Z.
Sorin Z. Atlanta, Georgia
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
Great morning with Captain Chris. He was so exactly where he told us to meet. He was Fun and very professional. Through no fault of his own, the fish were quiet today. We did catch some and we took to the Conch House where they cooked them for us!! (DELICIOUS!!)He took us to lots of different spots and even let us stay out longer. Would highly recommend!!
Suzanne  K.
Suzanne K. Dunwoody, GA
Tiki Island Adventures LLC
Tiki Island Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Very knowledgeable, knew good spots. Super nice crew and we had a lot of good catches! We’ll definitely be coming back.
Braeden  J.
Braeden J. Oneida, TN
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Couldn’t have had a more knowledgeable and conscientious Captain who knew the waters and put us on FISH. Everyone from kids to Grandparents had a terrific time.
KEITH  A.
KEITH A. Gibsonville, NC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
Had a great time with Chris. He is knowledgeable and professional. Very patient with me as this was my first time fishing intercoastal waters. Caught some nice fish. I would definitely book with him again and I will be recommending him to family and friends if they are looking for a great captain and fishing!
Sandra  H.
Sandra H. Blairsville, GA
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
My family and I had a Great time fishing with Clay Phillips. It Was just a great family day, lots of fun and I truly recommend it. Ken
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B. Palm Coast, FL
Great White Charters
Great White Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
Awesome trip, limited out on King Mackerel. We’ll be back. Thanks for a great day Dave.
Mike  S.
Mike S. Eaton, CO
For What It's Worth Charters
For What It's Worth Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
They are a awesome group it's more like fishing with friends than hiring someone. They will show you how to do everything you need to know. Very patient folks especially for the land lovers 🤣
Kevin  H.
Kevin H. Washington, IN
Great Daye Fishing Charters
Great Daye Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Had a great time and we all caught a fish. Experienced captain and perfect time of the year to go.
Zach  P.
Zach P. Vail, CO
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Captain Al was fantastic as well as his first mate. Unfortunately one of my kids becane extremely sea sick and I decided to cut the trip short. The Captain was very understanding of the situation and was more than fair in adjusting the rate for the trip, which he was on no way obligated to do. I would definitely recommend Captain Al and Channel Master to anyone who is considering booking a charter boat.
Michael  H.  J.
Michael H. J.
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Captain Anthony was motivated helpful and great to spend time on the water with. He made sure we all had a blast and we’re successful. You could tell he really cared about providing a great experience. Would definitely recommend!
John  M.
John M.
Shark Infested Charters LLC
Shark Infested Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Johns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
The captain was great and knowledgeable. We had fish on the lines for the majority of the day. Would highly recommend and would book again in the future.
Grant  B.
Grant B. Albuquerque, NM