South Florida Fishing Charters

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Goodland
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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 US $643, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,093 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:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $425
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $654
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $645
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $1,250
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $881
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,146
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,300

Fishing in South Florida

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 Fishing Seasons

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. 

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What anglers said about fishing in South Florida

The weather matters! The unseasonable cool and rain started the week off slow but the warm up and that made the last part great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather matters! The unseasonable cool and rain started the week off slow but the warm up and that made the last part great.
The
The "King of The Glades" Charters
Don't expect to catch what you want. It is fishing. But the experiance is so wonderful and if you are coming from cold country in February it's a plus plus. Sunshine and water you can't go wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't expect to catch what you want. It is fishing. But the experiance is so wonderful and if you are coming from cold country in February it's a plus plus. Sunshine and water you can't go wrong.
Blue Dream Fishing
Blue Dream Fishing
Cool weather may slow the bite, so you'd better have a captain who knows what they're doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cool weather may slow the bite, so you'd better have a captain who knows what they're doing.
HammerTime Saltwater Adventures
HammerTime Saltwater Adventures
Winter time can be a little slow with wind and target species being easy to find so just bear in mind what time of year it is when booking
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Winter time can be a little slow with wind and target species being easy to find so just bear in mind what time of year it is when booking
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
Hooked4life Fishing Charters
If younwant guided help and learning about what andcwherevto fish, do this boat tour first! We booked a 6 hour and it was not too long.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If younwant guided help and learning about what andcwherevto fish, do this boat tour first! We booked a 6 hour and it was not too long.
WeGoFishCapeCoral
WeGoFishCapeCoral
If you’re fishing at night it can get chilly in the water. Dress accordingly!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re fishing at night it can get chilly in the water. Dress accordingly!
Live Action Charters
Live Action Charters
I would recommend contacting captain Tim. Dress in layers. Have your phone ready for pictures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend contacting captain Tim. Dress in layers. Have your phone ready for pictures.
Tim Loftis Fishing
Tim Loftis Fishing
Not sure what to recommend since this was my first time. Maybe motion sickness medicine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not sure what to recommend since this was my first time. Maybe motion sickness medicine.
Capt. Conch Charters - Stella Blue
Capt. Conch Charters - Stella Blue
The weather was great while we were out fishing. The waves were smooth. It was nice being out on the boat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was great while we were out fishing. The waves were smooth. It was nice being out on the boat!
Grand Slam Charters
Grand Slam Charters
Don’t go if you’re above average afraid of getting sea sick. If you get sick, the whole boat kind of suffers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t go if you’re above average afraid of getting sea sick. If you get sick, the whole boat kind of suffers.
Gulfstream IV Party Fishing Boat
Gulfstream IV Party Fishing Boat
Hold that pole, bites come fast and hard and if you’re not ready, you’ll miss fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hold that pole, bites come fast and hard and if you’re not ready, you’ll miss fish.
Castndreamz Fishing
Castndreamz Fishing
It's worth the extra cost to have a boat to yourselves. Bigger fishing boats just don't give you the same attention nor the variety of fish to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's worth the extra cost to have a boat to yourselves. Bigger fishing boats just don't give you the same attention nor the variety of fish to catch.
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
The Snook were a little tougher to find since they were just starting to move into the coves. Perfect time for Sea Trout though, they were really high quality fish and we caught one after another, 22-23 inchers were common. Next time I may wait until the Snook season opens in March and maybe the Red Fish will be moved in a little more by that time. But, I would do this trip over again in a heartbeat, weather was perfect and we found fish everywhere the dolphins were not!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Snook were a little tougher to find since they were just starting to move into the coves. Perfect time for Sea Trout though, they were really high quality fish and we caught one after another, 22-23 inchers were common. Next time I may wait until the Snook season opens in March and maybe the Red Fish will be moved in a little more by that time. But, I would do this trip over again in a heartbeat, weather was perfect and we found fish everywhere the dolphins were not!
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
Sanibel Saltwater Adventures
This time of year, ponchos, even if not a cloud in the sky. We got soaked from the spray.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This time of year, ponchos, even if not a cloud in the sky. We got soaked from the spray.
Chasin Finz II Sport Fishing
Chasin Finz II Sport Fishing
Get on a boat with someone who knows what there doing you’ll have a blast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get on a boat with someone who knows what there doing you’ll have a blast
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
That not all fish are keepers and you have to respect that. Let your captain know what type of fish you want to catch before heading out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
That not all fish are keepers and you have to respect that. Let your captain know what type of fish you want to catch before heading out.
Fish Whistle Charters
Fish Whistle Charters
This was our first time and we were surprised by the large number of fish biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time and we were surprised by the large number of fish biting
JP's Backwater Adventures
JP's Backwater Adventures
Be prepared for decent waves, understand methods for avoiding sea sickness, and get kids involved!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for decent waves, understand methods for avoiding sea sickness, and get kids involved!!!
Angle Drop Charters
Angle Drop Charters
Pick up is currently in Captiva, so the drive can be long from Fort Myers with the traffic. Overall, it was a wonderful time though!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick up is currently in Captiva, so the drive can be long from Fort Myers with the traffic. Overall, it was a wonderful time though!
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters

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Local Grown Charters
Local Grown Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
Captain Drew is a great guy who works hard to make sure you enjoy your trip. Baiting and taking fish off so quickly you can barely keep up. My 10 year old son had the time of his life and so did I. He knows his stuff! Don’t hesitate to book with Captain Drew!
Samantha  P.
Samantha P.
Top Priority Charters
Top Priority Charters
Fishing charter in Englewood
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
David was a great captain enjoyable trip very knowledgeable and great equipment
Tony  T.
Tony T.
Tarpon Magic Charters
Tarpon Magic Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
We had a great time caught lots of fish and want to book another trip mid March if possible
Patrick  T.  P.
Patrick T. P.
Reel Easy Charters
Reel Easy Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(795 reviews)
We had a great trip with captain Zac! We were catching a variety fish (and even a shark) from start to finish. Was a great time my family got to spend together on a wonderful vacation. Would definitely go on this charter again.
James  F.
James F.
Fish Whistle Charters
Fish Whistle Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Great charter! Nick was great and worked hard. He was fun, knowledgeable and super helpful. He kept us on the go to make sure we were where the fish were. Would go with Nick again for sure.
Jason  B.
Jason B.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Captain Joe did an excellent job taking us to the fish. We caught 7 different species, had pretty much non stop action, and brought home dinner. Gear was great and boat was clean! We moved many times to make sure we were always getting action. We’ll be back.
Tracy  S.
Tracy S.
Operationtek
Operationtek
Fishing charter in Delray Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Brian was amazing and we had the best time! Caught lots of fish! We will definitely call Brian again! Super nice guy and knew all the great fishing spots!
Nick  M.
Nick M.
Hold Tight Charters
Hold Tight Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(205 reviews)
We pulled several species from the mangros and had a fantastic day. Definitely recommend Capt. Alex!
Mark  H.
Mark H.
All Good Charters
All Good Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(280 reviews)
Matt is an awesome captain. Great trip. I would recommend this charter to anyone!
Nathan  A.
Nathan A.
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Ben was great, Got us on the fish, very personable & acomidative, excellent day!
Chuck  C.
Chuck C.
Outta Line Charters
Outta Line Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(244 reviews)
Beautiful day! Caught a bunch of fish and had plenty to take to a restaurant for lunch! Exactly what we wanted out of the day.
Vivian  R.
Vivian R.
Fishology Fishing Charters
Fishology Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
This is the first time we've done a fishing charter in Florida before being from Minnesota and would definitely recommend booking with Craig at fishology. We caught a number of different species from, sea trout, snapper, snook, lady fish sheepshead, grouper. He had live bait all ready, fishing poles were all set and met us at an easy location we drive too
Shawn  S.
Shawn S.
Always Reel Fishing Inc.
Always Reel Fishing Inc.
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We spent a half of a day with captain Joe. What a day! I had my first red snapper in 30 seconds. It went that way all morning. We were bringing them in as fast as he could bait the hook. He put us on many types of fish. Joe made the trip fun and eventful. The bathroom onboard is a big plus!
Jay  K.
Jay K.
Captain Rio Adventures
Captain Rio Adventures
Fishing charter in Marco Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(459 reviews)
I took a morning trip with Captain Rio with my wife and father. From the beginning of the morning, Captain Rio put us on fish. We had a great time and caught plenty of fish for a couple meals during our vacation. Captain Rio is a great guide and will put you on fish. Thanks for a great morning Captain Rio.
Bryce  D.
Bryce D.
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Capt. Scotty Roe Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
Caught a bunch of Snooker and Mangrove Snapper. Captain Scotty was very friendly and knowledgeable.
James  C.
James C.
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(224 reviews)
We had an amazing day on the water today. Captain John was patient with the two kids (10 and 14), teaching them the techniques to catch different kinds of fish. We even got a 200+ lb nurse shark. Great day that we’ll remember for a long time.
Cori  S.
Cori S.
Foodchain Fishing
Foodchain Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(203 reviews)
Captain Jim was a great guide and had a very positive attitude while making trip enjoyable for us. He is very knowledgeable, has good equipment and tries to put you in a spot to catch fish!
Glenn  G.
Glenn G.
Off Course Charters
Off Course Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(228 reviews)
Beautiful day, caught over 50 fish including snapper, jacks, and trout. Wife and I had a great time and saw a beautiful sunset. Thanks Captain Henry
James  H.
James H.
Outta Line Charters
Outta Line Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(244 reviews)
Captain Armani was professional and very focused on us the client. We had a great time. Caught some amazing fish and a beautiful sunset. We will definitely be back. Thank you Captain!!
Brian  M.
Brian M.
Livin' The Dream Charters 25'
Livin' The Dream Charters 25'
Fishing charter in Little Torch Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Raymond and Livin the Dream charters are second to none. Great communication with the Captain from the time we booked until the moment we left dock. He can put you on the fish, and show you a good time. Really liked the versatility of his boat!
Gerald  C.
Gerald C.

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