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5.0 / 5
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Santa Rosa Beach
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4.9 / 5
(88 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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4.9 / 5
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Daytona Beach
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trips from $289
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Holmes Beach
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trips from $600
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Sarasota
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Excellent
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Cocoa Beach
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trips from $250
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Placida
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Holmes Beach
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Goodland
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Frequently Asked Questions 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 $623, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,164 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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Florida?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Florida are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $403
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $468
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $588
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $737
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $880
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,112
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,588

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.

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Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27954 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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Book with Capt Mike. We caught more than I expected. Whiting and sheepshead. Wear a hat and sunblock. Even in winter my face got slightly burnt
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Capt Mike. We caught more than I expected. Whiting and sheepshead. Wear a hat and sunblock. Even in winter my face got slightly burnt
David  R.
David R.
Reef fishing is in the Ocean side so the water can be choppy. Take Meclizine the night before if you are worried about getting sea sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reef fishing is in the Ocean side so the water can be choppy. Take Meclizine the night before if you are worried about getting sea sick.
Thomas  S.
Thomas S.
Great experience for shallow water light tackle fishing. Quality and quantity of fish. Was a little cold and windy for this time of year but not unbearable. Definitely recommend this trip for your first visit to Key West.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience for shallow water light tackle fishing. Quality and quantity of fish. Was a little cold and windy for this time of year but not unbearable. Definitely recommend this trip for your first visit to Key West.
Harrill  W.
Harrill W.
For intracoastal in the winter we caught a decent amount of fish, it was a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For intracoastal in the winter we caught a decent amount of fish, it was a great time!
Molly  W.
Molly W.
A cold front came in and made it windy and a bit choppy for 2/3 days but our captain still put us on a lot of fish and we had a great time. Just remember that the 70’s may sound warm, but it’ll feel chilly on the boat; pack your clothes accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A cold front came in and made it windy and a bit choppy for 2/3 days but our captain still put us on a lot of fish and we had a great time. Just remember that the 70’s may sound warm, but it’ll feel chilly on the boat; pack your clothes accordingly.
Whitney  P.
Whitney P.
Fish hard and be patient. Fish slow down with the cooler water temps and you may not always get what you’re after but there’s still plenty of action to be found in the winter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish hard and be patient. Fish slow down with the cooler water temps and you may not always get what you’re after but there’s still plenty of action to be found in the winter.
Eric  A.
Eric A.
Listen to Captain Mark, because he knows where the fish are, and how to catch them. Bring a light jacket to keep you comfortable when underway. Take fish pictures before you clean them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to Captain Mark, because he knows where the fish are, and how to catch them. Bring a light jacket to keep you comfortable when underway. Take fish pictures before you clean them.
Laura  D.
Laura D.
Great weather for us, but be cautious of weather conditions like cold fronts.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great weather for us, but be cautious of weather conditions like cold fronts.
Tim  S.
Tim S.
Start taking motion sickness medicine a couple of days prior to a fishing trip. Low rollers can be as bad as choppy water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start taking motion sickness medicine a couple of days prior to a fishing trip. Low rollers can be as bad as choppy water.
Jim  M.
Jim M.
Contact the Captain prior to booking to help customize your trip and help them best meet your expectations. Also know that fishing depends on the behavior of the fish, when they’re not biting, they’re not biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact the Captain prior to booking to help customize your trip and help them best meet your expectations. Also know that fishing depends on the behavior of the fish, when they’re not biting, they’re not biting.
Paul  F.
Paul F.
It was a little choppy but I don’t imagine that had to deal with it being December. Sergio said the wind change didn’t help that so it’s tough to say. But it wasn’t too hot and it was so pretty.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little choppy but I don’t imagine that had to deal with it being December. Sergio said the wind change didn’t help that so it’s tough to say. But it wasn’t too hot and it was so pretty.
Dillon  P.
Dillon P.
Our trip was not specifically for fishing, more for a combination of shelling, fishing and bird/dolphin watching. We only caught a couple of fish, but we did not fish very long so were pleased with what we caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our trip was not specifically for fishing, more for a combination of shelling, fishing and bird/dolphin watching. We only caught a couple of fish, but we did not fish very long so were pleased with what we caught.
Belinda  L.
Belinda L.
Certain times of the year are better than others. We went during a slower time and still caught plenty of quality fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Certain times of the year are better than others. We went during a slower time and still caught plenty of quality fish
Domenic  C.
Domenic C.
Bring a jacket and sunscreen. Florida weather can be unpredictable during winter. Make sure you have something if you are prone to seasickness it will make or break your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a jacket and sunscreen. Florida weather can be unpredictable during winter. Make sure you have something if you are prone to seasickness it will make or break your trip.
Connie  W.
Connie W.
Check with the captain in a private message or go to their Facebook and locate their phone number and talk with them directly to find out if the conditions are looking good enough to go out (offshore specifically otherwise they may talk you into an inshore trip). Don’t get me wrong inshore fishing can get you some great fishing and if you only have a certain amount of time to be in the area go fish on!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check with the captain in a private message or go to their Facebook and locate their phone number and talk with them directly to find out if the conditions are looking good enough to go out (offshore specifically otherwise they may talk you into an inshore trip). Don’t get me wrong inshore fishing can get you some great fishing and if you only have a certain amount of time to be in the area go fish on!
Brian  C.
Brian C.
Skill and experience matters, Captain Davy is the best choice. Great conversation, laughter, and a real knowledge of the waterways of New Symnra. He was faced with tricky weather conditions and we still caught fish. Thank you Captain!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Skill and experience matters, Captain Davy is the best choice. Great conversation, laughter, and a real knowledge of the waterways of New Symnra. He was faced with tricky weather conditions and we still caught fish. Thank you Captain!!
William  J.
William J.
To book with your company cause your mates that run the boats are very friendly & now the area very well
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To book with your company cause your mates that run the boats are very friendly & now the area very well
Richard  L.
Richard L.
Don't worry about the weather or time of the year, you will have a great time regardless of conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't worry about the weather or time of the year, you will have a great time regardless of conditions.
Kasey  Y.
Kasey Y.
It’s a great destination for fishing. There’s a lot of variety to catch and you don’t need to travel far from shore. There’s less time traveling and more time fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great destination for fishing. There’s a lot of variety to catch and you don’t need to travel far from shore. There’s less time traveling and more time fishing.
Ryan  R.
Ryan R.
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Brian  J.
Brian J.

Fish It All – Freshwater & Saltwater Charters
Fish It All – Freshwater & Saltwater Charters
Fishing charter in Orlando
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Sometimes it’s difficult to review a trip when the fishing is slow. However I can wholeheartedly recommend Captain Dave. Great person, knows what he’s doing and is he’ll- bent on finding the fish. We still caught about a dozen and it was well worth the fare.
George  O.
George O.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Great fishing experience. We all caught fish. He knew where the fish were. Good sense of humor. Will go again when family here again. Thanks Joe!
Paula  C.
Paula C.
Fishin' Girl, LLC – Surf Fishing Charters
Fishin' Girl, LLC – Surf Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Flagler Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Met Capt Cathy at the beach this morning. What a great time…she taught me more about surf fishing than I ever knew. Plus caught a bunch of fish throughout the day. My girlfriend joined us to hang on the beach with our dog. So all around great time and would recommend to anyone looking to learn and have fun!! And you don’t have to worry about anything…just just show up and everything is there!
Jason  G.
Jason G.
Knotical Tides Fishing Charters
Knotical Tides Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(4 reviews)
Captain set us up to succeed for the afternoon. Caught four different species of fish,unfortunately, the only keeper was a bluefish. Don’t forget to bring insect repellent!
Joseph  K.
Joseph K.
Kids Time Fishing
Kids Time Fishing
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Rob was an awesome captain very patient with people new to fishing and super knowledgeable on the water.
Stephen  R.
Stephen R.
Jettie Rocks Fishing Charters
Jettie Rocks Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Orange
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
We did awesome the day after a cold snap. Capt Mike put us on some whiting right away after that slowed, we moved and started catching sheepshead.
David  R.
David R.
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(476 reviews)
Captain put us on a lot of fish even in tough conditions. First mate, AJ, was incredible. He never stopped moving, making sure lines were in the water ready for the next bite. Thanks for a fantastic day!
Ryan  B.
Ryan B.
Skirtchaser Charters. 36’ Yellowfin
Skirtchaser Charters. 36’ Yellowfin
Fishing charter in Madeira Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Overall great day of fishing, lots of fish, very nice boat, and captain was incredible. Totally recommend this charter to anyone looking to catch a lot of fish and have a good time.
Grant  F.
Grant F.
First Cast Fishing Charters
First Cast Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Knowledgeable and experienced crew, captain fought hard through tough conditions to put us on the fish. We would definitely book with him again.
Brad  P.
Brad P.
S.S. Charters – Sight Fish the Flats!
S.S. Charters – Sight Fish the Flats!
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Sheehan is a dedicated and knowledgeable fishing guide who does his best to put his clients on fish and be comfortable doing it.
Edward  R.
Edward R.
Born And Raised Charters
Born And Raised Charters
Fishing charter in Goodland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(90 reviews)
Captain Tyler is a good ole boy and great captain he put us on the fish!🐠 🐟
Chris  P.
Chris P.
Cast Out’ Fishing Charters
Cast Out’ Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orlando
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
Steven really took his time and put us on some red fish we had great conversations and he answered all our questions we are definitely gonna book with Steven again when we come back thanks steven!!
Patrick  S.
Patrick S.
Florida Professional Charters
Florida Professional Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Dave. I went with my 11-year-old son, and a friend of his who had never fished before. Dave was patient and took the time to teach him how to cast and put us on some fish pretty quickly! We did a 2- 3hr beginner trip so we stayed close but had a great time. I will definitely be going again with Captain Dave in the future.!!
David  M.
David M.
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(170 reviews)
Capt. Steve put us right on the fish. He showed excellent patience with my sons fiancé who is pretty new to fishing. I will definitely book with him again.
Chris  S.
Chris S.
Reel Funds Fishing Charters
Reel Funds Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Captain Joe and Matt were outstanding! We’ve fished in Naples before, but never have had an experience quite like this. These guys knew exactly what to do to get fish in the boat, and there wasn’t a moment that our lines were in the water without getting bites. The day ended with two Goliath Groupers which were the icing on the cake. A fishing trip for a lifetime for our group from Minnesota!
Chad  R.
Chad R.
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(303 reviews)
Captain Jeff and first mate Christian were terrific. Although we only caught four fish — definitely will be repeat customers. Christian is very knowledgeable and interactive with his customers. Enjoyed our time with them.
Robert  T.
Robert T.
D-n-T Charters
D-n-T Charters
Fishing charter in Stuart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Going fishing doesn’t mean a guaranteed catch. Anyone can be a captain/mate when the bite is everywhere. We had a beautiful day, conditions were right, bite was slow. Dennis and Charles made sure my son and I had a wonderful time, and got our input on what to do next. We had a meat in the cooler early so we tried to sport fish… will definitely book with these guys again
Justin  C.
Justin C.
Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers
Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Captain Billy tried really hard to make our day on the water as awesome as possible. Even though the fish were picky we did catch a bunch and had a great time. We would definitely recommend him.
Lon  D.
Lon D.
Reel Finesser Fishing — New Smyrna Beach
Reel Finesser Fishing — New Smyrna Beach
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
My husband and I were looking to catch a red fish and Captain Isaiah made it happen! He was knowledgeable, nice and made sure we were having a good time! We plan on fishing again with Captain Isaiah real soon!
Kelly  M.
Kelly M.
Captain Eric Inc. Team Lobo
Captain Eric Inc. Team Lobo
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
I can’t say enough about how great the crew and captain were on this trip. It was a really choppy day but we went out anyway. Got about 8 miles offshore and dropped anchor. Dropped our bait in the water and within 30 seconds we were catching all the snapper we could reel in. It was like the fish were waiting there for us. I have found my crew for all future fishing trips. Thank you!
Glen  G.
Glen G.