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Mayport Fishing Charters

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Mayport: 28 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Mayport

According to customer reviews, Capt. Roland Bell, Black Flag Charters, and Fishbuster Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Mayport. Full list of top fishing charters in Mayport.

The average price for a private 4 hour Mayport fishing trip is $587, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $810 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Capt. Roland Bell, Black Flag Charters, and Fishbuster Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Mayport.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Light Tackle, and Heavy Tackle. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Located in Jacksonville, FL where the St. Johns River meets the Atlantic, Mayport might be small in size, but the fishing opportunities it offers can be larger than life! Mayport fishing charters will give you the opportunity to explore the inshore waters, hit various reefs and wrecks, or come face-to-gills with the biggest deep sea superstars. All that in a serene and peaceful setting of a small community with a lovely waterfront, excellent seafood, and incredible beaches. 
 

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The fishing charters Mayport, FL has in store are all about diversity when it comes to species as well as fishing locations. You can fish for inshore A-listers in skinny waters, target delicious bottom species near numerous reefs and wrecks, or fight bluewater monsters miles and miles offshore. 
 

Inshore Fishing

 
Local captains can take you exploring the abundant inshore waters, such as the Intracoastal Waterway or St. Johns River and its tributaries. Here you'll find a plethora of some of the most sought after inshore species, including Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, Trout, and Tarpon, when in season. From backwater creeks to numerous jetties, you can rely on Mayport charters to take you to the best secret spots known only to locals. Inshore trips are perfect for children and beginners, as well as skilled shallow-water enthusiasts. 
 

Nearshore/Offshore Fishing

 
If you venture out a bit farther from shore, you'll be spoiled for choice. Go bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and Cobia in waters 70+ feet deep – you'll find productive reefs, wrecks, and live bottom scattered up to 25 miles offshore. In these waters, you can also go trolling for King Mackerel and other species using live bait. 
 
In addition to trolling and bottom fishing, you can also do some exciting Shark hunting in these waters. The best season is usually from mid-May to September – this is when you can target the biggest specimens near shrimp boats. You'll get to hunt a variety of Sharks, among which Blacktip are known as the most exciting adversaries. While battling these monsters, you'll also get a chance to admire an abundance of dolphins swimming near these boats.
 
Going even farther from the coast, you'll have a chance at landing the biggest of big game species. Mayport deep sea fishing charters can take you trolling for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and a variety of Billfish. Full day trips usually take place 20–60 miles offshore and include both bottom fishing and trolling. Apart from previously mentioned species, you'll also get to go after Red Snapper, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Cobia, Sailfish, Marlin – and the list keeps on impressing. 
 
Extended full day trips are normally 40–70 miles offshore and even though you'll spend quite some time traveling to the most productive grounds at the ledge (two hours if the seas are calm), catching the biggest trophies will totally make it worthwhile.
 

Need to Know

 

Regulations

 
Mayport fishing charters typically provide a license for their customers, which means all you have to worry about is catching fish. Please note that various species have closed seasons (such as Red Snapper and Amberjack) that change from year to year, so be sure to ask your captain about the latest regulations before booking a trip. 
 

Budget 

 
Full day offshore trips for a party of four usually cost $550–$800, while inshore trips of the same duration are slightly cheaper. Extended full days lasting 9–12 hours are normally $950–$1,200, depending on the duration, while overnight trips cost around $1,800. Three-quarter-day trips will make your wallet $500–$650 lighter, and for half day offshore trips, you can expect to pay $500–$550. Inshore half days are a bit cheaper. 
 

Getting There

 
Mayport is located only 18 miles from downtown Jacksonville, and it's reachable in less than 30 minutes via FL-115 S. If you're flying in, your safest bet is Jacksonville International Airport, located 14 miles from Mayport. A good alternative is Daytona Beach International Airport located 92 miles away. 
 
Whether you'd like to focus on catching the most delicious table fair species or battling game fish in deep blue waters, Mayport fishing will give you exactly that, and even more. 
 
Mayport
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27689 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Even though the weather can get cold, January brings very clear waters. Go after Black Seabass swimming near reefs farther from the coast, or stay inshore for some great winter action. 
February
Focus on schools of Redfish, and you won't regret it. They can be found in the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as near jetties and the creeks. Sheepshead fishing is also good. 
March
March is all about catch and release inshore action, as well as fishing for huge Black Drum. Book a trip with a local guide and let him put you on the best catch around. 
 
April
Spring's in town! April brings a diversity of species to catch and an abundance of bait attracting fish. You can't go wrong with light tackle fishing for Jack Crevalle and Mackerel. 
 
May
This is the beginning of the best offshore season in Florida. Target various pelagics or focus on battling Sharks near shrimp boats from the middle of the month and onwards. 
 
June
This is offshore fishing at its best, especially when targeting Blue Marlin. Tarpon are coming to inshore waters – don't miss the chance to catch the elusive Silver King! 
 
July
Even though the weather can be unpredictable, that doesn't mean that fishing has to suffer. Targeting Tarpon and Trout inshore is always a safe bet, as well as big game species offshore. 
 
August
The weather is hot, and so is the fishing. You can focus on some relaxing inshore angling or set sail farther out in pursuit of big game species roaming the blue waters. 
 
September
September usually brings a lot of rainy days, but it's also a good time for inshore sight fishing. You can go after Sailfish 20+ miles offshore as well if that's your game. 
 
October
The weather is getting increasingly cold very fast, so offshore fishing can be full of surprises. You can focus on Trout spawning inshore or set your sights on chasing Redfish. 
 
November
The water temperatures are dropping and huge Wahoo are starting to appear in the offshore waters. The best way to catch them is high speed trolling with big lures.
 
December
December is usually dry and brings clear waters, perfect for sight fishing for Redfish and Drum. You can also head farther from shore in search of Tuna and Wahoo.

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Notice that once you come in the presence of captain Travis that you will feel know that you are in good hands.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Notice that once you come in the presence of captain Travis that you will feel know that you are in good hands.
Tommie  J.
Tommie J. Lithonia, GA
It is all weather dependent! Don't get upset if you don't catch a whole bunch of fish, there are so many factors at play. Just relax and have a good time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is all weather dependent! Don't get upset if you don't catch a whole bunch of fish, there are so many factors at play. Just relax and have a good time!
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. United States
You can’t be out during the heat of the day. The bite rapidly fades off as it gets warmer. Sunrise to about 10am is pretty good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can’t be out during the heat of the day. The bite rapidly fades off as it gets warmer. Sunrise to about 10am is pretty good
George  K.
George K. Jacksonville, FL
Go for a charter. There so much to learn and I tried for a year to learn it myself and was doing it all wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for a charter. There so much to learn and I tried for a year to learn it myself and was doing it all wrong.
Gerard  B.
Gerard B.
Talk to the locals and try and figure out what they're biting the rig they're using to catch the fish and it what depths are they catching them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the locals and try and figure out what they're biting the rig they're using to catch the fish and it what depths are they catching them
Matthew  W.
Matthew W. Kingsland, Georgia
It can be good boat ride to location but once you're there, the experience will be awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It can be good boat ride to location but once you're there, the experience will be awesome.
Ivan  R.
Ivan R. Jacksonville, FL
Bring snacks. Small Cooler of drinks. Sunscreen. Long sleeve fishing shirt overtop swimsuit or trunks. A lucky hat. Sunglasses. Generous tip for the Captain & first mate. Cellphone for pictures and video of your catch. We brought a small backpack and cooler aboard. I used a beach towel to cover my daughter's legs from sun. Just enjoy every minute
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring snacks. Small Cooler of drinks. Sunscreen. Long sleeve fishing shirt overtop swimsuit or trunks. A lucky hat. Sunglasses. Generous tip for the Captain & first mate. Cellphone for pictures and video of your catch. We brought a small backpack and cooler aboard. I used a beach towel to cover my daughter's legs from sun. Just enjoy every minute
Brenda  B.
Brenda B.
Wear tons of industrial strenght sunscreen and bring a rashguard! Also, take arm day at the gym seriously. You will need all of the upper body strength you've got to pull some of these giants in!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear tons of industrial strenght sunscreen and bring a rashguard! Also, take arm day at the gym seriously. You will need all of the upper body strength you've got to pull some of these giants in!
Jennifer  M.
Jennifer M.
Excellent weather but a little rough out there. If you get sea sick come prepared
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent weather but a little rough out there. If you get sea sick come prepared
Tim  R.
Tim R. Las Vegas, NV
End of April was much better than.mid February on our experience. We changed the annual trip for the warmer days, which paid off nicely
Excellent
5.0 / 5
End of April was much better than.mid February on our experience. We changed the annual trip for the warmer days, which paid off nicely
Doug  U.
Doug U. Leesburg, VA
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Jacob  H.
Jacob H. Jacksonville, Florida
Double check on the season and your target fish but like me I was coming here to visit anyway and hooked onto more fish than I could count.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Double check on the season and your target fish but like me I was coming here to visit anyway and hooked onto more fish than I could count.
Tom  M.
Tom M. Santa Rosa, CA
Be prepared for changing weather conditions, use sunscreen, hydrate and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for changing weather conditions, use sunscreen, hydrate and have fun!
Michael  G.
Michael G. Saint Johns, Florida
Plenty of charters available with experienced captains and Florida waters have some of the best fishing in the world!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of charters available with experienced captains and Florida waters have some of the best fishing in the world!
Allison  H.
Allison H. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Ask the Captain what you will be fishing for and you will not be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask the Captain what you will be fishing for and you will not be disappointed!
Amy  M.
Amy M. Ellisburg, NY
Be patient when setting your hook, some fish you just have to let them go with it a pick up and real instead of snatching
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient when setting your hook, some fish you just have to let them go with it a pick up and real instead of snatching
Tommy  C.
Tommy C. Orlando, FL
I watched this guy work with other captains who were much younger than him and obviously have learned from him. They have a community that work with one another to help each other catch the best that they can catch. This is the guy to go for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I watched this guy work with other captains who were much younger than him and obviously have learned from him. They have a community that work with one another to help each other catch the best that they can catch. This is the guy to go for.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Apopka, FL
Make sure you have a helper. When they get to biting, it can be one after another. Always good to be able to keep up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a helper. When they get to biting, it can be one after another. Always good to be able to keep up.
Scott  M.
Scott M. Jacksonville, Florida
Choose to book captain daves and remember to put on sunscreen. No matter the top situation, the water still reflects that light.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Choose to book captain daves and remember to put on sunscreen. No matter the top situation, the water still reflects that light.
Nathan  H.
Nathan H. Bend, OR
Ocean can be choppy so bear in mind sea sickness but the captain was very accomodating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ocean can be choppy so bear in mind sea sickness but the captain was very accomodating.
Jason  V.  B.
Jason V. B. Lincoln, NE

Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
Captain Dennis was very knowledgeable and had us catching fish almost immediately. We had a great trip and would highly recommend to anyone!
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. Pierre, SD
River City Charters
River City Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
All around great trip! Captain was well prepared with everything we needed and more.
Ryan  R.
Ryan R. Muscatine, IA
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
This was our first charter since moving here, best trip ever!! I highly recommend Captain Joe and we are definitely booking with him again!!
Kathleen  S.
Kathleen S. St. Augustine, FL
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Roland put us on fish all day. It was a awesome time. I highly recommend him. We ate good tonight
Aaron  Z.
Aaron Z. Batavia, NY
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Invited my family (total 4 of us) to embark on a half day of redfish and tarpon fishing - we had a blast! Cpt. Roland is best in class fishing guide who is was friendly and accommodating throughout the 4 hour adventure. On behalf of my family and myself, I would highly recommend him.
Will  M.
Will M. Jacksonville, FL
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(346 reviews)
I have been deep sea fishing and have never caught fish like I did this trip! Captain Bill very knowledgeable on location of fish, type of fish biting, and kept us busy reeling in fish for the whole trip! We caught two Barracudas that captain Bill filet for us and fed us for a week! Amazing Experience!
Amanda  J.
Amanda J. Mustang, OK
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
My husband, son and I had a great experience with Captain Roland! He was great with our son, patient with all of us and made for a fun, wonderful experience for us all. He is an expert fisherman, taught us exactly what to do to catch the fish, we 100% recommend and look forward to our next time!!
Angelica  L.
Angelica L. Jacksonville, FL
River City Charters
River City Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Captain Travis put me on the fish and he was very knowledgeable of each species that l cought, he also gave tips on how to be successful catching the target species, ( I had a great catch today.) Thanks. Captain travis!!!!!
Tommie  J.
Tommie J. Lithonia, GA
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We booked this trip a while ago because I wanted my husband to have a great trip while we are visiting. Don't get me wrong.I Love to fish but it was for him and his cousin ( well turned out I had a freaking blast) Captain Roland was so accommodating played awesome music and is so down to earth. I would do this trip with him any day and recommend him in a heartbeat!
Robert  K.
Robert K. Jacksonville, Florida
Capt. Roland Bell
Capt. Roland Bell
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We enjoyed every second of our half day fishing with Capt Roland. He knows the waters very well and positioned us to catch fish after fish. My two sons and I were well taken care of - he made sure we had a good time. Highly recommend getting out on the water with him - we look forward to the next time we get out with this pro.
Ben  H.
Ben H. Berkeley Heights, NJ
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Set Em Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Capt Joe was responsive from the moment we booked. He made sure we caught some fish and that everyone in our party was having a good time. We’re definitely gonna go back.
Katie  W.
Katie W.
River City Charters
River City Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Capt Travis did a great job putting us on the fish. Very knowledgeable and professional. Definitely recommend.
Mechelle  M.
Mechelle M. Middleburg, FL
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(346 reviews)
Bill is a excellent captain and a great guy and I can't wait to do another fishing trip with him.
Donald  F.
Donald F. Jacksonville, Florida
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Hooker Charters & Guide Service
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(346 reviews)
10,000 out of 10 would highly recommend ANY trip with Capt Bill! Whether you are brand new or extra salty Capt knows how to take care of you and ensure you have a safe and awesome trip! He was patient, educational, and thorough. Will definitely be a repeat customer.
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. United States
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Sweet Lips Fishing Charters, Llc
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(154 reviews)
Easily some of the most fun me and buddies have had the only complaint I have is with myself for not booking a full day trip.
Logan  F.
Logan F. Kings Bay Base, GA
Fishbuster Charters
Fishbuster Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
This was by far the best fishing charter we have ever gotten. Captain Robert knew exactly where to go to catch fish. He was also very knowledgeable with over 60 years of experience. He was very friendly and you will definitely enjoy your time with him!
Aarron  B.
Aarron B. Palm Coast, FL
Black Dog Fishing Charters
Black Dog Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
We had a great time and great conversation with Nelson. He sure does know where to put you to catch some fish! We ended up seeing a huge sea turtle. Definitely would recommend him to others and even go out with him again! Thank you, Sir, for a trip of a lifetime. We had a great time.
Keith  H.
Keith H. Bonaire, GA
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
Our trip with Captain Dennis was great, he put us on a ton of fish and was very enjoyable to be around. I recommend that anyone who wants to get on some great fish to book the Sea Dancer!
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Toronto, Ontario
Fish Whisperer Charters LLC
Fish Whisperer Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
The thrill of catching that first big fish was no joke!! We highly recommend Captain Kris Kell to take you fishing.
Amanda  C.
Amanda C. Candler, NC
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Jason Lloyd's Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain Jason is awesome. Booked a half day inshore with my wife and two teen daughters. The bite was on, and Jason worked hard keeping lines baited and rigged. Two of the four anglers managed an inland slam! Jason is knowledgeable, prepared, professional and personable. We will fish with him again, and you should, too.
Steve  H.
Steve H. Jacksonville, FL