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Florida Professional Charters

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

Wet Lines Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(478 reviews)
Clearwater
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Full Throttle Fishing Charters

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

Showintail Inshore Charters – 23'

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(28 reviews)
Navarre
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trips from $350

All American Adventures

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

Always Somethin' Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(132 reviews)
Daytona Beach
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trips from $289

Island Excursions Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Marco Island
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trips from $425

Big Fin Saltwater Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $595

Beaver’s Guide Service

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

Flats Monster

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(158 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $550

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 $602, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,107 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 – $329
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $463
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $497
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $664
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $875

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 25065 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.

Florida Fishing Calendar

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Contact David! Enjoy the beautiful weather, superb temperatures, and great Florida fishing!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact David! Enjoy the beautiful weather, superb temperatures, and great Florida fishing!!
Matthew  C.
Matthew C. Kissimmee, Florida
The late autumn is rough. Make sure to have rain gear and be prepared for rough water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The late autumn is rough. Make sure to have rain gear and be prepared for rough water.
Joseph  I.
Joseph I. Pike Road, AL
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
Good area with a couple of nice lakes loaded with fish and super close to theme parks etc if doing a family trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good area with a couple of nice lakes loaded with fish and super close to theme parks etc if doing a family trip
Ian  D.
Ian D. Brooklyn, New York
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
Book Inverted Fishing with Captain Martin Lane. Very professional and great boat and gear!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Inverted Fishing with Captain Martin Lane. Very professional and great boat and gear!
James  P.
James P. Altamonte Springs, Florida
I don't like fishing and it was the best time ever. They knew exactly where to take us to catch the fish. I caught a lot of fish. Put this on your "to do" list. Eric and Bobby are the best. Thank you both.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't like fishing and it was the best time ever. They knew exactly where to take us to catch the fish. I caught a lot of fish. Put this on your "to do" list. Eric and Bobby are the best. Thank you both.
John  W.
John W. Vinemont, AL
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
Lake Toho is a real experience. The fish are hungry and the captain knew where to go. Had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lake Toho is a real experience. The fish are hungry and the captain knew where to go. Had a great time.
Gerald  D.
Gerald D. Lakeland, FL
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
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
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

Chances R Fishing Charters
Chances R Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tarpon Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Brought my 9 year-old out for a 3-hour trip and we had a blast! Robert put us on fish quickly and helped my son out with some beginner-level tips that were perfect. Had a great time and caught a bunch of fish….will be back for sure!
Michael  O.
Michael O. Lakeland, Florida
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Jesse is authentic and knowledgeable. We had a great time and crushing fish in every spot he brought us to...had a blast and exceeded expectations. Tonight's feast is going to be amazing thanks to Jesse. Well done sir!
Nick  M.
Nick M. Muskego, WI
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Kissimmee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Highly recommend!! Sent my husband and my 12 year old son out with David Paycheck and they had a great time and caught lots of big bass! David was great with my son. We have done lots of charter fishing trips and this is the first one my son gave a 5 star rating!!!
Annie  C.
Annie C. Orlando, Florida
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Kissimmee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Captain Dave is an absolute PRO! I have yet to have a day fishing like the one I had with Dave. My step-son and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hours of great fishing with a great guide! I enthusiastically recommend David and look forward to our next trip!
Matthew  C.
Matthew C. Kissimmee, Florida
Wet Lines Fishing
Wet Lines Fishing
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(478 reviews)
Although we didn't get any fish for the frying pan Captain Zachary did manage to put us on several spots where we caught fish of many different species. The weather conditions were less than ideal to say the least. We'll book this charter again when we're back in the area.
Greg  H.
Greg H. Holland, MI
James Gibson Charters LLC
James Gibson Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
2 years in a row had a great day. Can’t wait to book a trip next year when we come back.
Rick  T.
Rick T. Butler, NJ
My Ohana Sport Fishing
My Ohana Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Great boat great crew. We went out in 4 to 5s and they still found the fish.
Bob  D.
Bob D. Hudson, NH
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Callion Fish Charters knows fishing and how to put you and your group on to a lot of fish. Captain John is an absolute professional and a stand up guy my family had an epic charter and caught so many fish we stopped counting! Thanks for an incredible experience—The Vitale Family!!!
Steven  V.
Steven V. Marathon, Florida
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(228 reviews)
Captain Jason was great! We enjoyed our trip! He was very knowledgeable on all of the fish and it was well worth it! We had a beautiful day out and highly recommend it! He had everything there we needed. We would do this again 😊👍
Craig  S.
Craig S. Seneca, KS
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
On a day that was not the best, Captain Rip and his first mate were top notch to get us some bites. We caught some and lost some, such is fishing. Overall was a great time and definitely recommend and they earned my trust and repeat visits in the future.
Scott  H.
Scott H. Key West, FL
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(228 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Captain Jason! He was very knowledgeable, friendly and answered all of our questions. We caught several species of fish-and each caught a bonnethead shark. First time fishing saltwater - and we will definitely be back to fish with Captain Jason! Highly recommend!
Staci  S.
Staci S. Clarion, IA
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(467 reviews)
Fishing was great even on a day with less than desirable weather conditions. Absolutely recommend these guys!!
Scott  F.
Scott F. Ruskin, Florida
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(267 reviews)
We had such a great time fishing with Tony. He is very personable and most importantly he knows where the fish are and how to catch them.
Tim  L.
Tim L. Pylesville, MD
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
Phenomenal day. We fish often all over the country and this was hands down one of the BEST experiences to date. We will book again. The staff were awesome and it just was picture perfect!
Danelle  M.
Danelle M. Haddam, CT
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Amelia Light Tackle Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Had a great day on the water with Captain Jesse! He kept us on the fish for the whole trip. I definitely recommend going out on this charter. Captain Jesse was very knowledgeable of the surrounding areas, and gave his insight on how to fish each spot we went to. Ended up with some nice fillets and an experience I enjoyed every minute of.
Jeff  F.
Jeff F. Yulee, Florida
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(89 reviews)
Maybe not the best day for fishing, but the Captain worked hard to find the fish.
Regine  S.
Regine S. Adams, MA
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
The captain was fantastic! He’s incredibly knowledgeable about the waterways and fishing holes. We caught fish the entire time - mangrove snappers, grouper, even a look down. We didn’t keep anything we caught because it was just for fun for us, but we had a great time out there. He even adjusted the time so we could catch the sunset. I highly recommend!
Diana  K.
Diana K. Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(351 reviews)
We had the best time on the Jolly Roger ll today. Captain Joe and first mate Brian were both so nice and knew their stuff! We caught a variety of fish, nonstop! Captain Joe and Brian did their best to give us a wonderful trip and they did not disappoint! I would highly recommend booking The Jolly Roger ll if you’re looking for.a fun day on the water!
Shari  B.
Shari B. Tampa, Florida
Coastline Charters
Coastline Charters
Fishing charter in Port Orange
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
This was our first trip of this kind. It was fantastic. Capt Kevin showed us what to do and kept a steady supply of rigs and bait coming. He worked hard to ensure that we found fish. The boat and equipment were nice and we didn't encounter any troubles beyond our lack of experience. Highly recommend this trip!
Kent  S.
Kent S. Greenwood, IN
On The Line Sportfishing
On The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Boynton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Capt Barry was a great Captian he was friendly and helpful. He made sure we were put on fish. He did a great job showing us everything we needed to know. Had a great day with this captain highly recommend him for any fishing needs!
Cat  K.
Cat K. Delray Beach, Florida