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Rebel Coast Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(290 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $350

Hook'd Up Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(191 reviews)
Vero Beach
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trips from $400

Full Throttle Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $300

Florida Professional Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $250

Coastal Charter Company

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Vero Beach
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trips from $400

Beaver’s Guide Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(112 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $375

Big Fin Saltwater Charters - 6 Hour Trip

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(20 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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HunkerDown Charters - Jacksonville

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(22 reviews)
Jacksonville Beach
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trips from $500

Lucky Chip Charters

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

Dragonfly Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Cape Coral
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trips from $350

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Florida

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida fishing trip is $598, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,098 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Florida are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Florida are:

Many fishing charters in 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 Florida are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Florida are:
  • 1-hour fishing trips – $850
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $330
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $508
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $659
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $838

Florida fishing charters have built up a serious reputation among anglers from around the world. Known as the  “Sportfishing Capital of the World,” Florida is nothing less than an angler’s paradise. Choose between the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, or the state’s endless freshwater fisheries. Wherever you go, you’ll find gamefish galore and enough tasty table fish to feed an army. Florida, quite simply, has it all.
 
Regardless of what you’re after and how you plan to do it, Florida will deliver. From Catfish to Swordfish, all types of marine critters can be targeted in various parts of the state. Redfish tends to top the target lists in the Gulf, Sailfish is the king of the state’s Atlantic coast, while Red Snapper reigns supreme nearshore. As you can see, trophies await all around!

There’s so much going on in Florida, it’s impossible to cover it all. You can, however, get a great taste of what fishing here is all about in a variety of ways. From short inshore excursions with the kids, to multi-day adventures offshore, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution here. It’s all going to come down to what you’re looking to accomplish and which target you want to pursue!

Florida’s angling hubs are located in multiple cities across the state. Once again, it’d be hard to say which one to visit first since it’s all going to depend on the experience you’re looking for. Some of the more popular destinations are certainly Destin, Tampa, Miami, Florida Keys, and Lake Okeechobee. They all have unique offerings and finding out more about them could help you narrow down your search.
 

Rules & Regulations

You don’t need to buy a license on a Florida saltwater fishing charter, although you will need to pick one up for freshwater fishing. Many species have strict closed seasons which can change year on year so get informed on these before wetting a line.

Florida
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25048 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
The West Palm Beach Silver Sailfish Derby kicks off the year with incredible Billfishing. Lower temperatures and rainfall make for great sight fishing in the Keys, but may make fish sluggish further north.
February

Islamorada offers awesome Sailfish action, while Redfish and Trout inhale live baits across the state. The Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament kicks off, as it has done for over half a century.

March

Cobia start to make their way up the Atlantic Coast, hitting Fort Lauderdale by the middle of the month. The Marlin bite is incredible down across much of Southern Florida.

April

Fish are on the move across Florida. Cobia make their way up the Atlantic Coast as Tarpon hit Cape Coral in the west. This is one of the best times and places to battle the Silver King.

May

Tournament season kicks off with the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, Miami Billfish Tournament, Florida Keys Dolphin Tournament, and more. Tarpon are on fire in Boca Grande.

June

It’s Red Snapper Season, and Destin is full of anglers looking for a piece of the action. Tarpon are still putting tackle to the test along the Gulf Coast, while Cobia hit Jacksonville in the Northwest.

July

The Del Brown Permit Tournament is the most important fly fishing event in the state, and anglers flood Key West to enjoy it. Speaking of fly fishing, Tarpon are still around in Tampa Bay!

August

The heat and humidity can be exhausting this time of year. Beat the heat by fishing at night for Tarpon or Flounder. Otherwise, head offshore in search of huge Amberjack — it’s open season.

September

Snook are open for harvest from September onwards. The guys are as great to eat as they are to catch, and make inshore angling incredible. Kingfish show up in Jacksonville, making their way south.

October

The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the biggest tournament in the country, drawing tens of thousands of anglers each year. Blackfin Tuna are biting hard in the Keys and along the Gold Coast.

November

Lake Parish opens its gates for the exclusive Fish United Way Tournament. This is some of the best Crappie fishing around, if you can get in. Lower temperatures make for fun inshore action everywhere.

December

Sailfish are back across Southeast Florida, and the Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Tournament has been making the most of it since the ‘50s. Reef fishing can be amazing this time of year.

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Such a great experience having this tour with Captain Jayson . We really learned so much about all the keys along with the history of Cedar Key. Learned about the fish, birds and other wildlife in the area. Saw dolphin and many birds and fish. Highly recommend this type of tour with Capt. Jayson.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Such a great experience having this tour with Captain Jayson . We really learned so much about all the keys along with the history of Cedar Key. Learned about the fish, birds and other wildlife in the area. Saw dolphin and many birds and fish. Highly recommend this type of tour with Capt. Jayson.
Irene  L.
Irene L. Homosassa, Florida
First time in KW, during October and were able to find plenty of small ones
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time in KW, during October and were able to find plenty of small ones
Scott  T.
Scott T. Knoxville, TN
Take ginger ale or ginger chews with you. Motion sickness pills don't work as good. Decide what you are going to do with the catch you keep before you go. Expect to have to throw back a lot that are too small or out of season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take ginger ale or ginger chews with you. Motion sickness pills don't work as good. Decide what you are going to do with the catch you keep before you go. Expect to have to throw back a lot that are too small or out of season.
Randall  B.
Randall B. La Grange, KY
Captin Brandon did an amazing job! Had a great time catching Red Fish! Will definitely come back and recommend to anyone! Had a blast!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captin Brandon did an amazing job! Had a great time catching Red Fish! Will definitely come back and recommend to anyone! Had a blast!
Brandon  B.
Brandon B. Whitesboro, TX
This year in September it was over 90 degrees everyday so far. So dress and protect accordingly. You have to learn how to fish this area if you don't know gulf fishing/salt water fishing. I look forward to next trip to Destin and trying my luck again.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This year in September it was over 90 degrees everyday so far. So dress and protect accordingly. You have to learn how to fish this area if you don't know gulf fishing/salt water fishing. I look forward to next trip to Destin and trying my luck again.
Patrick  H.
Patrick H. Decatur, MI
The first thing is to learn is that you have to learn Destin. You may not kill it the first time. You need seasonal clothing and food/refreshments. Warm months require covering and hydration. Right tackle, etc.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The first thing is to learn is that you have to learn Destin. You may not kill it the first time. You need seasonal clothing and food/refreshments. Warm months require covering and hydration. Right tackle, etc.
Patrick  R.
Patrick R. Decatur, MI
The lake we fished was well stocked, many areas to target fish, and the water was calm. Perfect fishing weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The lake we fished was well stocked, many areas to target fish, and the water was calm. Perfect fishing weather.
Anthony  M.
Anthony M. Orlando, Florida
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
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Excellent
5.0 / 5
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Steven  R.
Steven R. Clanton, AL
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
Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.
Stephen  C.
Stephen C. Bradenton, FL
We had a great time surf fishing on Pensacola Beach. Give a try - you won't be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time surf fishing on Pensacola Beach. Give a try - you won't be disappointed!
Hope  C.
Hope C. Woodstock, GA
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
Just know what is in season and which type of fishing you need to book, etc. i.e. Federal waters, etc. Otherwise enjoy some great fishing in the beautiful waters around Destin!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just know what is in season and which type of fishing you need to book, etc. i.e. Federal waters, etc. Otherwise enjoy some great fishing in the beautiful waters around Destin!!
Michael  M.
Michael M. Ozark, MO
If you're in the area use captain Jimmy at Blue Voodoo Outfitters . I guarantee a good trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're in the area use captain Jimmy at Blue Voodoo Outfitters . I guarantee a good trip
Steve  M.
Steve M. United States
Get with Captain Rami on the Saturnian and he will give you a great day along with fishing knowledge you can take with you .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with Captain Rami on the Saturnian and he will give you a great day along with fishing knowledge you can take with you .
Brian  P.
Brian P. Jacksonville, FL
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Scott  M.
Scott M. Mount Plymouth, FL

Paradise Fishing Charters
Paradise Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(247 reviews)
Justin put me on the fish I wanted. We caught several different kinds of fish and learned a lot. He done really great with my son!
James  B.
James B. Weiner, AR
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(425 reviews)
Captain Ray was awesome, put my wife and I on Grouper, yellow tail and snapper. Great day!
Scott  H.
Scott H. Poynette, WI
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Absolutely a great day on the water. Brian knew exactly where to go to get on the fish and was very accommodating to our needs and the type of fishing we were looking to do. A wonderful experience. I recommend this service very highly.
Steve  C.
Steve C. Maryville, TN
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Party/Walk-On 30-65 Passenger Trip
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(515 reviews)
We had an awesome time! Everything was great from the weather to the fishing. Koby, Seth, and Dustin were all great help and made the trip much better! Will definitely be doing this again next time we come.
Lyra  T.
Lyra T. Dyersburg, TN
Just B Cause Charters
Just B Cause Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(353 reviews)
This fishing excursion was a huge success and very well enjoyed by the group. It was a company team-building function and each person was from a different country around the world. They had a blast and the fishing was very successful. From the ease of booking, to the fast responses from the captain, to the overall success and enjoyment of the excursion itself, we would highly recommend this company and boat, and will definitely rebook for our next event.
Paula  G.
Paula G. Canton, GA
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 33'
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 33'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Booked a 6 hour trip with Fishizzle sportfishing. Captain Kevin took us out, and we had a great experience. Had a first time fisherwomen with me, and she's ready to head back out already. Crew, boat, and experience were top notch. Caught many yellow tail, mackerel, and a huge rainbow runner. Even hooked on a sail fish at the end of the trip that broke water 4 times. Highly recommend, and can't wait to go out on the water again.
Jonah  Z.
Jonah Z. Danville, IN
Intentional Fishing Charters
Intentional Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Shalimar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Alex is an awesome guy and we had one heck of a fishing trip will definitely use him again.
Dustin  H.
Dustin H. Samuels, KY
Above The Salt Charters
Above The Salt Charters
Fishing charter in Shalimar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
We had the best experience with Captain Chuck. I would recommend this trip to any and everyone! He was very prepared, professional, and put us on fish in multiple spots. Will definitely be back for round two!!!!
Jessy  F.
Jessy F. Selmer, TN
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Capt. Jayson was terrific. Very informative boat tour. Captain Jayson really knows the Cedar Key waters. Super Fun morning. We really enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend Hookin It Charter and Tours
Irene  L.
Irene L. Homosassa, Florida
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Captain James was amazing! We are on our honeymoon and only requested we catch memories. He got us on fish immediately and the action never stopped. We caught several species. He called the hits before they bit. He even took us to the Fisherman rodeo after to see if our catch was a winner. Unfortunately we did not have a big enough fish in fight but man it was fun!! Definitely will fish with him again!
Daniel  W.
Daniel W. Lillington, NC
Bent Rod Charters Of Destin
Bent Rod Charters Of Destin
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(78 reviews)
Great guy, entertaining,and exceptional at making you feel at ease. My 14 yr old grandson really enjoyed him. No keeper fish but we caught alot if undersized trout.
Mike  W.
Mike W. Princeton, KY
My Chance Charters
My Chance Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(378 reviews)
Captain Mike did a fabulous job getting us on fish from beginning to end. We fished a half day and filled the board back at the dock (18 keepers). His first mate Thomas was a work horse so that all we had to do was catch fish. Thanks again guys, awesome trip.
Todd  H.
Todd H. Sharpsburg, GA
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Gorgeous day, calm. Captain worked very hard to get 4 rank amateurs on fish and did well, but our inexperience let the fish beat us. Lots of bites, several fish boated and best of all mahi mahi fillets for fish tacos back at the condo. Thanks again!
Raymond  L.
Raymond L. McKinney, TX
B&B Charters
B&B Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(232 reviews)
We had an excellent time and caught many species of fish. Captain Brian was knowledgeable and helpful. We will definitely be looking him up for our next fishing trip at Panama City.
Mac  M.
Mac M. Calvert City, KY
Say When Charters
Say When Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
Was very helpful and tentative. Went above and beyond to ensure we had a good time. We had a 12 year old on the boat and Capt. Chris took the time to explain and teach the young man.
Joseph  N.
Joseph N. Lexington, TN
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Flowing Water: Fish, Cruise & Tour
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
This was the best experience on a fishing trip and highly recommended this for anyone with kids. Captain James was great and awesome with the kids. We were on the fish and caught 7 keepers!! We caught even more that we could not keep. We will book with Captain James each time we come to Destin.
Derek  W.
Derek W. Murfreesboro, TN
Complete Inshore Charters
Complete Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
My family had a blast. Greg is such a great guide he had us on fish in no time. We had a great time and hope to fish with our friend again soon.
Kenny  M.
Kenny M. Columbia, TN
Charter Boat Starfire
Charter Boat Starfire
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captian Bill and Captian Shawn are wonderful hosts and went above and beyond for our family of 5. Our boys loved it. They worked so hard to make sure that memories were made for our family. We would highly recommend this journey and then taking your catch to one of the local restaurants to be prepared for the perfect ending to the experience.
Marcus  A.
Marcus A. Brandenburg, KY
Say When Charters Inshore
Say When Charters Inshore
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain Chris started our day by putting us on a bunch of speckled trout. We ended up catching 4 other species of fish including a Spanish mackerel and a couple of red fish. We were able to see a lot of other wildlife including dolphins, an alligator, a bald eagle, a stingray and a bunch of jellyfish. Captain Chris is a great guide who took care of us and he knew where the fish were located. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to fish the area.
Luke  L.
Luke L. Meridianville, AL
Broken Compass Charters
Broken Compass Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Highly recommend booking with captain Ted Great patience with kids, great fisherman, and a good guy
Matt  B.
Matt B. Panama City Beach, Florida