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5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Placida
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 reviews)
Goodland
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trips from $525
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(148 reviews)
Daytona Beach
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trips from $289
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
Navarre
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(44 reviews)
Naples
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(117 reviews)
Santa Rosa Beach
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(158 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(102 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $300
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4.9 / 5
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Holmes Beach
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trips from $600
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Panama City Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Florida

According to customer reviews, Boca Grande And Beyond, Uncharted Adventures, and Always Somethin' Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Florida.

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida fishing trip is $615, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,135 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Boca Grande And Beyond, Uncharted Adventures, and Always Somethin' Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
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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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I am an experienced fresh water fisherman, but I highly recommend a guide to teach you the ways of the Ocean. Some skills transfer, some new techniques are definitely needed.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I am an experienced fresh water fisherman, but I highly recommend a guide to teach you the ways of the Ocean. Some skills transfer, some new techniques are definitely needed.
Joe  H.
Joe H. Brookfield, WI
Do your homework and get the right captains. Read the reviews and ask questions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your homework and get the right captains. Read the reviews and ask questions.
Erick  B.
Erick B. Highland Charter Township, MI
I am not experienced fisherman, but going early is better, as you miss the heat. And 100% go with an experienced guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I am not experienced fisherman, but going early is better, as you miss the heat. And 100% go with an experienced guide.
John  A.
John A. Englewood, Florida
Get a charter or guide right away. There’s too much water and different ways to do things until you see how they operate first hand.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Get a charter or guide right away. There’s too much water and different ways to do things until you see how they operate first hand.
Chip  M.
Chip M. Birch Run, MI
We really just wanted the fishing/boat experience and weren’t too concerned about catching things. Only my daughter caught a fish but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We really just wanted the fishing/boat experience and weren’t too concerned about catching things. Only my daughter caught a fish but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
Jessica  F.
Jessica F. Venice, Florida
Ask the local bait shops questions if you want to gear up for your trip as they are so friendly and helpful or ask your charter captain questions to help you become a better fisherman while you are on the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask the local bait shops questions if you want to gear up for your trip as they are so friendly and helpful or ask your charter captain questions to help you become a better fisherman while you are on the boat.
Suzanne  P.
Suzanne P. Evansville, IN
Definitely book this fishing charter. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book this fishing charter. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.
Anthony  F.
Anthony F. Tinley Park, IL
Josh is a great guide. Caught alot of fish in many different areas. Ask him to take you to the "honey Hole" dock fishing. Caught a fish on almost every single cast. This is a true review..Mark Gleisner, Oconomowoc, wisconsin.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Josh is a great guide. Caught alot of fish in many different areas. Ask him to take you to the "honey Hole" dock fishing. Caught a fish on almost every single cast. This is a true review..Mark Gleisner, Oconomowoc, wisconsin.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Oconomowoc, WI
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Jacob  H.
Jacob H. Jacksonville, Florida
Book with a company whose crew is knowledgeable with the area, time is limited on tours and the best experience comes from local captains who know their spots, like Let it Fly Bowfishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with a company whose crew is knowledgeable with the area, time is limited on tours and the best experience comes from local captains who know their spots, like Let it Fly Bowfishing!
Nick  V.
Nick V. Sanford, North Carolina
Be adventurous and give it a try! You won’t regret it! Fun for the whole family!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be adventurous and give it a try! You won’t regret it! Fun for the whole family!
SHANNON  M.
SHANNON M. City Of The Village Of Cl, MI
Go with Captain Craig and his crew, they actually take the time to show you how everything is done.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Captain Craig and his crew, they actually take the time to show you how everything is done.
Gregory  D.
Gregory D. Orlando, FL
I would definitely recommend people get in contact with Lock It Down charters, if they plan on fishing in St.Pete for the first time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would definitely recommend people get in contact with Lock It Down charters, if they plan on fishing in St.Pete for the first time
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Pacific, MO
Fish with Salty Morada. He was highly experienced & gave us an amazing experience I will never forget.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Salty Morada. He was highly experienced & gave us an amazing experience I will never forget.
Angela  H.
Angela H. Rocky Mount, VA
The captain makes all the difference. If they know where to go, there are plenty of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain makes all the difference. If they know where to go, there are plenty of fish
Rj  J.
Rj J. Herndon, VA
If it is your first time, hire a guide so you can learn about the water and the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it is your first time, hire a guide so you can learn about the water and the fish!
Michele  K.
Michele K. Frederick, Maryland
Be prepared to fish hard and remember you and your captain are at the mercy of the ocean and in the end you can't make them bite ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to fish hard and remember you and your captain are at the mercy of the ocean and in the end you can't make them bite ?
Peter  H.
Peter H. Township Of Kenockee, MI
If you’re a first time fisherman, the intercoastal offers a nice place to get comfortable with your gear. If you’re experienced, the gulf is just right there and easy to access. March was a good time of year to go (March 23rd for us) as it was slightly cool to start, but warm and enjoyable enough and never TOO hot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re a first time fisherman, the intercoastal offers a nice place to get comfortable with your gear. If you’re experienced, the gulf is just right there and easy to access. March was a good time of year to go (March 23rd for us) as it was slightly cool to start, but warm and enjoyable enough and never TOO hot.
Lisa  R.
Lisa R. Sarasota, Florida
Be sure to bring a long sleeve shirt if fishing in the morning. Even when it is warm out the boat ride out can get a little cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to bring a long sleeve shirt if fishing in the morning. Even when it is warm out the boat ride out can get a little cold.
David  P.
David P. United States
Lots of different types of fishing available, find what you're looking for and ask questions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of different types of fishing available, find what you're looking for and ask questions.
Paul  P.
Paul P. Spicer, MN

Masi Boys Fishing Charters
Masi Boys Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Joe was a down-to-earth helpful guide who kept trying new approaches on what turned out to be a slower day. We definitely caught the most out of the other boats coming back. He put me on a 35" Snook, so I was happy. Give him a try! I'll be back again next year...
Joe  H.
Joe H. Brookfield, WI
Top Knot Fishing Adventures
Top Knot Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
This charter was hands down the best fishing experience of our lives! My fiancé has been fishing for over 20 years and he has gone out with many different guides. This was by far the best experience on the water. We caught sheepshead, snook, grouper, and snapper. They were extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire trip. They are also super fun to fish with! We will be returning to fish with them and we have already referred them to many of our friends. Book them immediately!
Emily  H.
Emily H. Ormond Beach, FL
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
30A Shallow Water Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
We had the absolute best time on our charter with Captain Ryan! He completely catered to the kids on the trip and did everything he could to assure we all had the best experience. He was knowledgeable, kind and obviously has an incredible passion for what he does. We will most definitely be back!
John  P.
John P. Campton Hills, IL
Born 2 Boogie Fishing Charters
Born 2 Boogie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Everything was really good!! Captain Edwin was excellent!! Definitely go back! Thank you so much! We caught so many different kinds of fish!! Definitely loved getting my sheepshead’s & Triple tale Tu so much!!
MICHELE  M.
MICHELE M. Ocean City, NJ
Reef Wrecker Fishing Charters
Reef Wrecker Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
John was great with the kids, very knowledgeable, had all 5 of fishing right away, we caught a lot of fish, even some big sharks.
James  P.
James P. Medina, OH
All In Excursions Fishing Charters
All In Excursions Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Captain Ben was outstanding! Our family had a blast on our trip! We started targeting Tarpon and saw a bunch rolling but no bites. We switched gears and landed some snook and pulled a bull shark up to the boat. It was a lot of fun and would definitely recommend Captain Ben!
Joe  K.
Joe K. Hartford, WI
Home Again Old Florida Adventures
Home Again Old Florida Adventures
Fishing charter in Longboat Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Our captain, JD, took us out to one of his spots for Kingfish and didn’t disappoint. My daughter got to haul in a couple beauty’s! Thanks JD. Great morning!
Peter  C.
Peter C. Ottawa, ON
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Reel Fishing SWFL Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Captain Miguel was punctual, polite and knowledgeable. We highly recommend him.
Sonia  M.
Sonia M. Lehigh Acres, FL
So Salty Fishing Charters
So Salty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Bradenton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
My son and I had a great day on the water with Anthony. It was a pleasure fishing with such a knowledgeable fisherman. Anthony went above and beyond to put us on the fish and we ended up boating about 15 fish and lost about the same. It was our first charter together but will not be the last! Thanks again Captain! See ya next time.
Emmett  D.
Emmett D. Warren, MI
Angler Up Charters
Angler Up Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Was expecting possibly rain this morning, a text message this morning from Captain Matt assured us we would be ok. Met him at 7:00 and out on the water by 7:10. A little bottom fishing, little trolling action and also a little dolphin show on the way out. Catch of the day, some Black Bass, Sheepshead, Pin Fish. Captain Matt ran a great boat and we enjoyed the trip.
Mark  W.
Mark W. Lone Jack, MO
Grandchamp Fishing Charters
Grandchamp Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Jensen Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We had a awesome trip. We caught 7 different spices of fish. Captain was friendly and patient and very easy to talk to. Showed us certain land marks to the area as we were on our way to the fishing sops. I would highly recommend fishing with him.
Pat  L.
Pat L. Veseli, MN
JP's Backwater Adventures
JP's Backwater Adventures
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Josh was great. Worked hard to continually find us fish. Had a blast. Will book with him again.
Ben  V.
Ben V. Hartland, WI
Kids Time Fishing
Kids Time Fishing
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Kids had a blast with captain Billy. We caught many different species of fish. Very colorful. Nice relaxing boat ride and captain Billy talked to us about wildlife. It was a fun trip. Thanks!
Ryan  D.
Ryan D. Sunfish Lake, MN
Fishhawg Fishing Charters
Fishhawg Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Pete Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Easy pickup and drop off. We caught a variety of fish. Fishing both ocean and waterway. Very clean boat and good tackle. We choose to catch and release. Trip was very enjoyable for my son and I. Thanks captain Joshua.
Eric  C.
Eric C. Clare, MI
Sherwood Nautical Adventures
Sherwood Nautical Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Captain Will took our family of five out for a 4 hour trip. Our triplet 11 year old sons couldn’t have had a better time. Captain Will was very hands on and informative along the way. Will was easy & enjoyable to be around and made the day an amazing one for our family.
Judith  G.
Judith G. United States
Cast Outs’ Trophy Redfish and More
Cast Outs’ Trophy Redfish and More
Fishing charter in Orlando
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Best fishing day ever! Caught the biggest fish I’ve ever caught and Steve was very knowledgeable, my wife and 2 kids caught fish all day! I recommend fishing with Cast Outs!
Jazziel  V.
Jazziel V. Winter Park, Florida
Reel Passion Charters
Reel Passion Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
Captin Nick was awesome! We did 1 hour of trout fishing and caught a quick limit. Then we went for red fish and caught over a dozen in an hour. It was unbelievable day!
Matt  S.
Matt S. Port Charlotte, Florida
Cora Beth Fishing
Cora Beth Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(268 reviews)
Corey and Marshal were fantastic! Loved every minute of our trip. Highly recommend this trip to anyone!!
Theresa  B.
Theresa B. Tampa, Florida
Beach Bum Charters
Beach Bum Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Tobey was the best captain and guide. We were with my 74YO mom and three kids. He was kind and patient with everyone. Highly, highly recommend booking with Tobey. The ride was exactly as advertised and what we wanted.
Jessica  F.
Jessica F. Venice, Florida
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Very personable and knowledgeable captain. Communication morning of trip excellent! Found the fish and had a great morning. Offering beverages would have been nice, seemed awkward to have to ask. But overall experience was worth the money! Definitely recommend!
Kory  B.
Kory B. Aurelia, IA