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1073 Fishing Charters

South Florida Fishing Charters

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Island Excursions Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Marco Island
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trips from $425

JP's Backwater Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Naples
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trips from $500

Florida Adventure Outfitters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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Dreamaker Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(62 reviews)
Naples
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trips from $450

All Good Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(185 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $300

Lucky Chip Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Jupiter
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trips from $500

Reel Floridian Fishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(200 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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Old Hat Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(68 reviews)
Miami Beach
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trips from $800

South Florida Fishing Guides

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Lake Worth
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trips from $100

Mangroveman Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(146 reviews)
Naples
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trips from $360

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in South Florida

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in South Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in South Florida

The average price for a private 4 hour South Florida fishing trip is $617, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,045 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in South Florida that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in South Florida are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in South Florida are:

The top 3 types of fishing in South Florida are:

Many fishing charters in South Florida 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 South Florida are:

Who are the top awarded captains in South Florida?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in South Florida are:
  • 1-hour fishing trips – $850
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $239
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $414
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $611
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $895
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $750
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,345
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,035
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,750

When it comes to fishing, there’s hardly a better place to visit than Florida. Hop aboard a South Florida fishing charter, and you’ll see just why. This untamed land is a force to be reckoned with and, as the sunniest part of the Sunshine State, it’s magnificent throughout the year. Thanks to its tropical climate, it holds some of the most interesting fish species around.

Everything’s in the cards when you’re fishing in South Florida. The shallow saltwater will have you reeling in anything from Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon, to Permit, Bonefish, and Sheepshead. Fishing inland will yield prized Largemouth and Peacock Bass. Going on a half day trip is a great choice if you want to target these, and it’s fun for the whole family!

The numerous reefs off the coast boast great numbers of Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack, while the deep offshore waters hide some truly magnificent game fish. Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo… the list goes on! Make sure to book a full day trip so you have enough time to head offshore and fill your bags.

South Florida is such a fishing haven, that you'll have no trouble finding a charter to take you out. Fishing is very much a way of life here, so you can't go wrong. The Everglades, the Keys, the Gulf, or the Atlantic coast – no matter where you go, South Florida will deliver!

Rules & Regulations

Saltwater fishing licenses are included on all charters, but freshwater licenses are your responsibility. Because fishing is so important in South Florida, making sure there’s enough fish to go around is a priority. That’s why there are specific regulations in place, and booking a trip with a reputable captain is the best way to make sure you’re fishing within the law.

South Florida
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Kick off the year with world-class Sailfishing along the Gold Coast or down in the Keys. Otherwise, you can enjoy some great flats fishing all over Southwest Florida.

February

What could be a more romantic Valentine’s Day than fishing for Largemouth Bass with your significant other? Saltwater anglers can target anything from Redfish to Sailfish this time of year.

March

Along the Gulf Coast, you can catch Sheepshead, Redfish, Trout, and more, while Cobia can be caught throughout South Florida. The last of the Sails are threading through Sailfish Alley this time of year.

April

You can catch everything in April – it’s just a case of where. The Keys are bustling with Bonefish and Blue Marlin, Bass are swarming the lakes and canals, and the Gulf reefs are getting busy.

May

It’s your last chance to harvest Snook before catch-and-release season. Tarpon are starting to show up around Boca Grande, though, and most people have forgotten about them completely.

June

Red Snapper are open for harvest in federal Gulf waters from June. Naples, Fort Myers, and other Gulf Coast towns really come into their own this time of year. 

July

July is a great time for deep sea fishing in the Atlantic, with Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Sailfish devouring baits and lures offshore. Inshore, Tarpon are going crazy in Boca Grande.

August

Amberjack are open for harvest in the Gulf, making up for the end of Snapper season. You can always rely on amazing Bass fishing, with Peacock and Largemouth Bass both in season.

September

Tarpon Start to move on from Boca Grande, but so do the crowds! Beat the heat and enjoy world-class flats fishing, or go out at night to bowfish in the Everglades - watch out for alligators!

October

Sailfish start to show up along the Southeast, while Red and Black Drum bite hard in Cape Coral. Fishing’s always great in the Keys, with Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, and more.

November

Sheepshead start to show up in big numbers as the water cools in the Gulf. This is your last best chance for Bonefish in the Key. Tripletail are on form along the Gold Coast.

December

If all you want for Christmas is great fishing, you’ll be happy wherever you go in South Florida. The weather’s warm, the rains have stopped, and sportfish teem the shallows looking for a fight. 

South Florida Fishing Calendar

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weather was great! may have been different pre hurricane but no complaints!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
weather was great! may have been different pre hurricane but no complaints!
HOLLY  W.
HOLLY W. Weston, WI
Bring over the counter motion sickness medicine, even if you don’t get motion sickness. We caught fish in the afternoon, but we heard the morning is the best time to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring over the counter motion sickness medicine, even if you don’t get motion sickness. We caught fish in the afternoon, but we heard the morning is the best time to fish.
Margie  M.
Margie M. Littleton, CO
Patience - the fish are out there and they are biting. Full moon allows the predators to hunt all night so expect slower days when the moon is full, or near full.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience - the fish are out there and they are biting. Full moon allows the predators to hunt all night so expect slower days when the moon is full, or near full.
Andrew  L.
Andrew L. Acton, MA
Find a Captain with a first mate and book a six hour Offshore/reef/wreck combo. If you are going with children and/or females look for a charter book with a toilet. Try to get above a 30 foot boat.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Find a Captain with a first mate and book a six hour Offshore/reef/wreck combo. If you are going with children and/or females look for a charter book with a toilet. Try to get above a 30 foot boat.
Troy  S.
Troy S. Gladwin, MI
I would reccommened talking to the guys at old hat. They are very accommodating and will cater a trio to what you want
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would reccommened talking to the guys at old hat. They are very accommodating and will cater a trio to what you want
Jeff  K.
Jeff K. Norton Shores, MI
Absolutely try lobstering if you’ve never been. Our captain was amazing!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely try lobstering if you’ve never been. Our captain was amazing!!!
Rachel  M.
Rachel M. Milton, FL
Great place to come take in the history of key west. September is a good month for calm seas and good fun. Lobstering, reef fishing, and offshore are all good this time of the year on a good boat with a good crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to come take in the history of key west. September is a good month for calm seas and good fun. Lobstering, reef fishing, and offshore are all good this time of the year on a good boat with a good crew.
Chrystal  M.  A.
Chrystal M. A. Stephenville, TX
Go with a patient and helpful Captain, like Cap Booker, to help and teach you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a patient and helpful Captain, like Cap Booker, to help and teach you.
Patricia  S.
Patricia S. Key West, Florida
I went for my Birthday which happens to be in August. In an ideal world, I wouldn't go fishing in August as it's very hot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I went for my Birthday which happens to be in August. In an ideal world, I wouldn't go fishing in August as it's very hot.
Caroline  C.
Caroline C. Boca Raton, FL
Good crew, weather problems, morning trip better production than PM. Great crew, good people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good crew, weather problems, morning trip better production than PM. Great crew, good people.
Lamont  D.
Lamont D. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hold onto that rod tight, no seriously....I'm not joking....you will lose the rod and the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hold onto that rod tight, no seriously....I'm not joking....you will lose the rod and the fish.
Joshua  B.
Joshua B. Whitman, MA
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Danelle  M.
Danelle M. Westland, MI
Be in top physical condition and be able to hold your breath for long periods of time. Make sure you are an avid swimmer, used to salt water, strong currents, and exotic ocean life. Make sure you have quality gear. This is a very physically demanding adventure that will absolutely cleanse the soul. This trip is for thrill seekers and risk takers. I am 55, a former athlete, and strong swimmer, and this experience certainly humbled me. I cannot wait to do it again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be in top physical condition and be able to hold your breath for long periods of time. Make sure you are an avid swimmer, used to salt water, strong currents, and exotic ocean life. Make sure you have quality gear. This is a very physically demanding adventure that will absolutely cleanse the soul. This trip is for thrill seekers and risk takers. I am 55, a former athlete, and strong swimmer, and this experience certainly humbled me. I cannot wait to do it again.
Luke  Z.
Luke Z. Powell, TN
Hubo buen clima, la embarcación muy buen estado, el capitan muy amable y atento. Todo nos gustó. Muchas gracias.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hubo buen clima, la embarcación muy buen estado, el capitan muy amable y atento. Todo nos gustó. Muchas gracias.
Alejandro  S.
Alejandro S. Miami, FL
Just enjoy your trip cuz Captain Mike will lead you to the fish everyday is not a fish day but he tries his hardest to assure you catch a fish thanks again
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy your trip cuz Captain Mike will lead you to the fish everyday is not a fish day but he tries his hardest to assure you catch a fish thanks again
William  M.
William M. San Diego, CA
This is a great place to go fishing but the summer months is not the greatest for catching the best fish, which is anywhere you go. We plan on a fall or winter trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great place to go fishing but the summer months is not the greatest for catching the best fish, which is anywhere you go. We plan on a fall or winter trip.
William  E.
William E. Knoxville, TN
Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Roger  D.
Roger D. Tampa, Florida
No need to go to the keys there’s plenty of fish Without going miles and miles offshore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
No need to go to the keys there’s plenty of fish Without going miles and miles offshore
Owen  L.
Owen L. Hialeah, Florida
Captain Matt was awesome and very much aware of what was needed to catch fish on our outing. 100% would recommend him for your fishing adventure!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Matt was awesome and very much aware of what was needed to catch fish on our outing. 100% would recommend him for your fishing adventure!!!
Brian  P.
Brian P. Martinsburg, West Virginia
Fishing Stuart in June I would look for snapper and snook. Not season for snook, but the river is holding and they and great hook ups.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing Stuart in June I would look for snapper and snook. Not season for snook, but the river is holding and they and great hook ups.
Nicholas  G.
Nicholas G. Loxahatchee Groves, Florida

Chef Charles The Fishing Chef – 18'
Chef Charles The Fishing Chef – 18'
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Great time the captain know how to put fish in the boat and is a great guy
Jeff  C.
Jeff C. Saint Paul, MN
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Captain Michael took us out on an amazing trip. Not only did he listen to what we are looking for in a trip, but suggested things we didn’t even know about. He was professional and educational, all while being himself with humor. We will be choosing him again for our next trip and we can’t wait.
Patrick  H.
Patrick H. Tampa, Florida
AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Captain Alex! He puts you on them and would highly recommend!
Gunnar  S.
Gunnar S. Lexington, OH
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(469 reviews)
We had so much fun with little expectations. Over delivered. We gave his card to someone at our pool when we got back.
Riley  B.
Riley B. Argonne, WI
Lucky Strike Fishing Offshore
Lucky Strike Fishing Offshore
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
We decided to go cobia fishing and it was amazing!! Tons of fish! Captain Gordie was great
Aubrinda  W.
Aubrinda W. Naples, FL
All Good Charters
All Good Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(185 reviews)
Amazing time today on the water with Captain Matthew. He’s a solid captain. He’s knows his stuff on the water, on the boat, on the gear, on the bait, on the fish, etc……. Couldn’t have asked for an overall, more amazing day today. Thank you Matthew, and see you on the next trip out.
Genaro  S.
Genaro S. Hollywood, FL
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(430 reviews)
Great time on the water with Sam. Pretty windy so we stayed on the backwater. Filled the cooler with snapper. Sam was great. We’ll definitely be back
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Worcester, MA
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Florida Adventure Outfitters
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Captain Mike was awesome, complete professional andnwas really knowledgeable about the area. Defintely a must! We caught so many fish due to his local knowledgeable. Best day out ever and highly recommend. Will definitely book another trup in the near future.
Mena  M.
Mena M. Hollywood, FL
Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters
Captain Mike’s Back Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
Great day with Captain Mike Multiple species caught (cobia, grouper, snapper) Highly recommend
Kurt  K.
Kurt K. West Bloomfield Township, MI
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Great day on the water, tough fishing today but fun experience regardless. Got us on the bite and kept us busy. Professional and efficient. Definitely recommended.
Jack  L.
Jack L. Richardson, TX
Seas 2 Trees Outdoors, LLC
Seas 2 Trees Outdoors, LLC
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Captain Maurice and his first mate Ariel are great guys and easy to hang with! Beautiful Boat in great shape! Wonderful day for sure!
Jeffrey  L.
Jeffrey L. Delray Beach, FL
Lock It Up Charters
Lock It Up Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
Capt Jason is great! Knowledgeable of the local waters and really took his time on our charter to get me on some fish. I opted for in-shore and enjoyed being on the water with him!
Gina  G.
Gina G. North Miami Beach, FL
Reel Work Sportfishing Charters
Reel Work Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Booked a half day trip for me and a bunch of friends with Capt. Cheese and John and had an awesome time. Everyone was able to catch a fish and John and Cheese had excellent knowledge of the area and fish and would definitely book a charter with them again! Great people and a great time. Thanks John & Cheese.
Spencer  M.
Spencer M. Westwood, KS
Salty Pirate Fishing Charters
Salty Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Keith was a pleasure. Knows a lot about the Cape and where the fish hang out. I will definitely use him again.
Thomas  A.
Thomas A. West Chester, PA
Thrill Of It All
Thrill Of It All
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We had never fished around here and just asked to catch a variety of different fish. We caught 7 or 8 different types of fish and were catching them non-stop. Would definitely recommend Thrill of it all Charters.
Rick  Y.
Rick Y. Cape Coral, FL
Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!
Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
One of the best experiences of my life!! Fishing the flats was always on my todo list and I finally got it done! Jake took us out and we hit fish almost immediately!! I run a small YouTube channel so yall go ahead and watch the video to really see how great it was!! Channel is named Fishing For Anything. Thanks Jake!
Dennis  Z.
Dennis Z. Key Largo, Florida
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Captain Tony. and Travis were amazing! Enjoyable morning, Beautiful boat and great fishing. 5 stars! We highly recommend.
Steven  B.
Steven B. Miami Beach, Florida
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Billin Office Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
We traveled to Miami for a bachelor party. The groom wanted to off shore fish so we booked a full day charter with Billin Office. From the moment we stepped foot on the boat the fun began Capt Nelson was Awsome to have around extremely knowledgeable and even though our entire group fishes religiously he gave lots of helpful tips and tricks! Jordan the deck hand was an absolute Awsome first mate he didn’t miss a beat and worked his absolute ass off keeping lines in the water!
Alex  K.
Alex K. Leesburg, FL
Outta Line Charters
Outta Line Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
Captain Armani is the BEST captain I have ever met! And I have met a lot of captains and fishermen in my life. He makes you feel like a family member! I cannot say enough good things about him. Don’t look for anyone else except the one and only 7th generation CAPTAIN ARMANI!!!! Thank you Rhonda and John!!!
Rhonda  R.
Rhonda R. Boca Raton, FL
Reel A Salt
Reel A Salt
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(221 reviews)
It was windy but we still found some Good spots and hooked up to some fish. Very friendly and made sure we stayed with the action.
Greg  G.
Greg G. Harlingen, TX