Matanzas River

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Matanzas River Fishing Charters

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Matanzas River: 63 fishing charters available

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'

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

Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
St. Augustine
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trips from $450

Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC

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

For What It's Worth Charters

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

Great White Charters

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

First City Fishing Charters – 25'

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

MisStress Sportfishing Charters

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

Flagler Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
Flagler Beach
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trips from $400

Local Knowledge Fishing Charters

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

Get Schooled Fishing Charters

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

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Matanzas River

The average price for a private 4 hour Matanzas River fishing trip is $525, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $883 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, 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
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

Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Had a great morning on the water with Capt. Anthony. He was very personable, knowledgeable and accommodating. We caught a large variety of fish, but mostly only kept the snapper. Would absolutely book again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rod Bender!
Kristin  S.
Kristin S. Valdosta, GA
Salty Sun Tours
Salty Sun Tours
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had the best time today with captain Mike! It was our first time and we were scared of being out for 6 hours but he made our trip so fun! Would definitely recommend him!!
Beverly  L.
Beverly L. St. Augustine, FL
Game On Fishing Charters
Game On Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
The fish weren’t biting, but that didn’t mean we didn’t have a wonderful time. The captain, crew and boat were the best one could expect. Definitely would recommend them and use them again
Stephen  S.
Stephen S. Saint Johns, FL
First City Fishing Charters – 25'
First City Fishing Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
Always a good time with Zach and crew. We’ve used them 4 times now and will continue to only use him. Thanks Zach for always getting us on them fish. Always come home with a dinner.
Todd  D.
Todd D. Elkton, FL
For What It's Worth Charters
For What It's Worth Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
Honestly I had an over all great trip! Chris was a great captain. Yes I caught only 1 fish. But he did his damn best to try and get more. It's why it's called fishing not catching. The bite over all just wasn't the best today with the weather. I'd really recommend other people to join this crew! I'll be back again
Korbin  T.
Korbin T. Burlington, MI
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Captain Clay is one of the nicest people you’ll ever hope to meet … no fuss, no drama, and as a life long resident, he knows the area well. He put us in position to catch several nice red fish and to hook into a tarpon.
Glen  Y.
Glen Y. Richmond, VA
Flagler Fishing Charters
Flagler Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Flagler Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Captain Rob knows the area well, makes good conversation, and is very knowledgeable of fishing. He offered lots of good advice during the trip. Species included mangrove snappers, speckled sea trout, a few small snook and a redfish. Towards the end of the trip he put us on some mangrove snappers to ensure we could bring back fresh fish for dinner. Great way to spend a morning.
Jonathan  W.
Jonathan W. United States
Legacy Fishing Florida LLC
Legacy Fishing Florida LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Great day with a great captain! Captain Mike is very friendly and down to earth. We started out catching some bunker for bait, then heading offshore for some fishing. Right away got on a barracuda. Then several cobia, but the tax man was taking his toll. Had to head in a little early due to a storm rolling in. No disappointments though. I highly recommend Capt. Mike if you’re in the St. Augustine area.
Joe  S.
Joe S. Preston, MD
Southern Fried Charters - Saltwater
Southern Fried Charters - Saltwater
Fishing charter in Palm Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great day on the water, caught some fish, learned a little, and no one fell in.
William  B.
William B. United States
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Captain Chris was an excellent fishing guide I would highly recommend him to anyone fishing was fantastic, world class
Patrick  W.
Patrick W. South Beloit, IL
Flagler Fishing Charters
Flagler Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Flagler Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
My wife and I took the morning half day trip to avoid the summer heat. And had A Great time, we caught snook, flounder and some kind of striper, captain Rob knew all the hot spots, and helped teach us how to catch fish with live shrimp. My wife and I both had a fun day. Thanks Captain Rob.
Mike  S.
Mike S. Palm Coast, Florida
SeaCo Charters - 31' Contender
SeaCo Charters - 31' Contender
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
The Capt. and his first mate were very knowledgeable and very friendly. They knew where to go to put us on fish and gaves us a trip to remember. Highly recommend.
Eric  B.
Eric B. Danbury, CT
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Captain Al had bait in the boat in two casts, everyone one slow and we still out done most of them. JR was a great mate and both very knowledgeable. A+
Eric  M.
Eric M. Southside, AL
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Captain Chris is awesome and very knowledgeable. He knows where the fish are. He Recommended a place to prepare our fish after (Conch restaurant) and they did an amazing job cooking up our catch. We definitely recommend captain Chris
Patricia  B.
Patricia B. Kings Mountain, NC
Shark Infested Charters
Shark Infested Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Captain Chuck was great! Communicated with us the entire time before our trip, and made sure our whole group had a great time. He was focused on teaching the kids all about the fish they were catching and making sure we all had a great time. He put us right on the sharks and even had us chasing some dolphins as well. We highly recommend Captain Chuck!
Adam  C.
Adam C. United States
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(282 reviews)
The experience was perfect, the day was perfect, capt. Guy and mate Austin were 100% awesome, great time great memory for my son in laws birthday.
Todd  Q.
Todd Q. Longwood, FL
Great White Charters
Great White Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
My guys had a great trip with captain Dave. Within the first half hour they were on the fish and putting them in the boat. I would highly recommend. Captain Dave was very professional and very knowledgeable. He was well prepared for the target fish (king fish). Thank you captain Dave for a great day.
Andrea  C.
Andrea C. Interlachen, FL
Great White Charters
Great White Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Captain David was great knows what he is doing . Cares and really wants you to catch fish . Seems to be a great guy to would choose him again . You want be sorry great fishing trip .
Chuck  L.
Chuck L. Corbin, KY
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Local Knowledge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
My son in law & I had a great trip with Captain Lehman. We live in Orlando & are experienced anglers. We will definitely fish with Lehman again
Rick  M.
Rick M. Orlando, FL
Bite Me Fishing Charters
Bite Me Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We had an awesome time! Captain Dale was excellent with our 6 year old twin boys. We fished three spots and had lots of action.
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P. Stratford, CT