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5.0 / 5
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4.9 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Cape Coral
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fort Lauderdale
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Goodland
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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 $628, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,063 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 – $373
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $414
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $643
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $895
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $753
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,345
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,067

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 25577 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. 

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i had a great time, caught the fish i was looking for with a great captain. i would highly recommend fishing in miami in januarty as the rest of the country is freezing .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
i had a great time, caught the fish i was looking for with a great captain. i would highly recommend fishing in miami in januarty as the rest of the country is freezing .
Steven  B.
Steven B. Agoura, California
Call Captain Brandon at Reel Fishing Charters as he is knowledgeable and professional and provides a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Brandon at Reel Fishing Charters as he is knowledgeable and professional and provides a great experience.
Frank  B.
Frank B. Beaconsfield, QC
Make sure you bring hat, sunblock, polarized sunglasses, snacks and your own beer if you want.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you bring hat, sunblock, polarized sunglasses, snacks and your own beer if you want.
Timothy  S.
Timothy S. Hopewell Junction, NY
If you're not from the area, expect it to be real warm and multiple patterns happening at the same time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not from the area, expect it to be real warm and multiple patterns happening at the same time.
Chad  W.
Chad W. Murfreesboro, TN
Due to bad memories of seasickness suffered on deep sea fishing trips I took when I was a kid, I chose Lake Clarke Shores and Captain Ricky for my daughter's first fishing trip. Couldn't be more pleased.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Due to bad memories of seasickness suffered on deep sea fishing trips I took when I was a kid, I chose Lake Clarke Shores and Captain Ricky for my daughter's first fishing trip. Couldn't be more pleased.
Eric  N.
Eric N. Pittsburgh, PA
Give the captain details of exactly what you are looking for and make sure they can deliver that experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give the captain details of exactly what you are looking for and make sure they can deliver that experience.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Mount Prospect, IL
Check the weather forecast as it can be somewhat unpredictable in the winter months.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather forecast as it can be somewhat unpredictable in the winter months.
Peter  B.
Peter B. Santa Clara, California
Take Dramamine the night before going out, tip that was given to us and we made it through the day well.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take Dramamine the night before going out, tip that was given to us and we made it through the day well.
Steve  A.
Steve A. Barton, ND
Get in touch with jump on charters and Captain Benny. You will be very happy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get in touch with jump on charters and Captain Benny. You will be very happy
Scott  C.
Scott C. Shawnee Hills, OH
We have fished a few places in SW Florida in the past year. Englewood is a gorgeous community without the hectic feel of Naples or Ft Myers. We had fish on all day long. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a more laid back fishing day, where you catch a lot of fish, which is more of what my family enjoys.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have fished a few places in SW Florida in the past year. Englewood is a gorgeous community without the hectic feel of Naples or Ft Myers. We had fish on all day long. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a more laid back fishing day, where you catch a lot of fish, which is more of what my family enjoys.
Becky  P.
Becky P. Tice, FL
Don’t hesitate to book a trip in December as the weather is wonderful and the fishing fantastic. Lock it in now and make some memories!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to book a trip in December as the weather is wonderful and the fishing fantastic. Lock it in now and make some memories!
Jason  E.
Jason E. Rocky Mount, NC
Being from the north, I truly needed to get some Florida guidance. Go out with a guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Being from the north, I truly needed to get some Florida guidance. Go out with a guide.
Larry  O.
Larry O. Delray Beach, FL
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

Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
My wife and I went on a 6 hr fishing trip and had a blast. Caught a lot of fish and captain was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back!
Brad  P.
Brad P.
Boa Vida Charters
Boa Vida Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
We had a blast. Communication in the days before was excellent. We had to make some last minute adjustments due to weather and Marianne was very understanding and worked to fit us into the right trip within our timelines. The boat was spotless and well equipped. Parking was very easy. Captain was top notch and we caught a ton of sharks. It was windy and the Captain didn’t stop moving and working the lines the whole time we were out. I’d highly recommend fishing with these guys.
Kristian  Z.
Kristian Z. Portsmouth, NH
MM Charters
MM Charters
Fishing charter in Englewood
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(554 reviews)
We had a lovely day with captain Tim and Lily! The day was very windy which made the fishing tough. Tim was determined and tried several spots for us. My daughter did catch some. Even though my granddaughters did not catch anything (13 and 17) they sure enjoyed Capt. Tim's fast boat and his precious dog Lily! We will definately will book with this crew again!
Cherie  R.
Cherie R. Sarasota, Florida
Reel Funds Fishing Charters
Reel Funds Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(183 reviews)
Our party had a great fishing experience with Joe and Matt. All together we caught more than 200 fish. 2 nice groupers, returned to the sea. Joe and Matt possess a wealth of knowledge and shared it with us. The boat condition was immaculate. Very safe, clean and sound. We came out of the expeience smarter ocean fisherman. Cant wait for our next excursion. Thanks so much guys.
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. Schenectady, NY
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(372 reviews)
We had an awesome time on the water. The captains were super helpful and personable, and we were able to catch enough for dinner. Would highly recommend these guys!
Tara  V.
Tara V. Dublin, OH
Cash Money Charters – Nokomis
Cash Money Charters – Nokomis
Fishing charter in Nokomis
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(21 reviews)
It was a good trip. He worked hard to put us on fish and was quite helpful.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Mechanicsburg, PA
Reel Stubborn Fishing Charters
Reel Stubborn Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
The fishing was not that fire today but this guy really tried. He tried every kind of fishing and then some to get us in the fish. He was very kind and knowledgeable. I just know if the fish were here we would have gotten some.
Carlos  P.
Carlos P. Miami, FL
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(246 reviews)
He took us out to multiple spots we got fish everywhere. Kind, funny, easy going, very knowledgeable. Would recommend to friends
Carlos  A.
Carlos A. Miami, FL
Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing
Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(394 reviews)
Had the best time on this half day trip! Highly recommended fishing with this crew. Pulled out all the stops
Nick  S.
Nick S. Miami, FL
Born 2 Boogie Fishing Charters
Born 2 Boogie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Where the fantastic day fishing with Edwin. It's very knowledgeable put us on the fish and help us enjoy the day. He was great with the kids and they really enjoyed the time. We caught all kinds of fish and he sent us home at lunch.
Dan  W.
Dan W. Kansas City, MO
Too Lethal Charters
Too Lethal Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We had a good trip with Captain Scott. Caught quite a few yellow tail snapper. A few other bites, but nothing huge was really fished for. We are looking for fish to eat, and we certainly got that. Took the catch to Ocean Grill & Bar in Duval Square on Capt. Scott's recommendation. They did an excellent job preparing a great meal and would highly recommend.
Marc  C.
Marc C.
95FiveFishing
95FiveFishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(174 reviews)
Great day with Nathan. Great guy. Nice boat and lots of fish! You can’t go wrong with this one.
Frank  M.
Frank M. Woodland, CA
95FiveFishing
95FiveFishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(174 reviews)
Nathan was a great captain, put us on some numbers to start for some good eating, then went for the big boys. We had a great time. I highly recommend booking a trip
David  P.
David P. Miami, Florida
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
We had a great day on the ocean with Terry catching about 10 different varieties of fish. We must have boated 60 fish and kept around 20. There were 3 of us and two were newbies. Terry did a great job in explaining how to catch fish and coached us throughout the day. Terry is an experienced guide that listens to the customers wants and develops a plan for the day depending on experience level. Thanks Terry for day we will not forget!
Jim  K.
Jim K. Grafton, WI
Fishing Kings
Fishing Kings
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(193 reviews)
We had a great trip today. Isaac was very friendly, professional and knew what he was doing. He went to great lengths to try to get us on fish. We got our limit of mangrove red snapper, and a nice trout. Our only drawback was that there was no head on his boat for my wife, and we booked a 3/4 day trip to get out on the ocean side, not the bay.
Theodore  B.
Theodore B. Birdsboro, PA
JP's Backwater Adventures
JP's Backwater Adventures
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Josh was a very good captain.He is a great teacher of how to fish!He's very polite and very encouraging too!We caught a lot of fish too!We had a wonderful day and most of all a wonderful fishing experience!
Omer  V.  J.
Omer V. J. East Moline, IL
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(246 reviews)
Had a great time caught some snapper and some shark that got away as we were bringing them in .
George  P.
George P. Streamwood, IL
Noreaster Sport Fishing
Noreaster Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Great time. Worked hard to put us on fish and we enjoyed lots of snapper for dinners the rest of the trip
Charles  T.
Charles T. Smithsburg, MD
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
What a great experience! We are going to book again for our next trip to the Keys. Worth every penny.
Stephanie  D.
Stephanie D. Melbourne, FL
Bass Fishing Musician
Bass Fishing Musician
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Captain Dave was awesome. Fun and put us on a ton of fish. Been wanting to go bass fishing in Florida forever and trip absolutely did not disappoint
Chad  K.
Chad K. Hollywood, Florida