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Florida Fishing Charters

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Santa Rosa Beach
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Panama City Beach
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5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
Cape Coral
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trips from $400
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Daytona Beach
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trips from $289
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Sarasota
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trips from $500
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Cocoa Beach
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trips from $250
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Holmes Beach
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trips from $600
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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 $1,165 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 – $460
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $582
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $725
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $874
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,168
  • 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 27943 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take Dramamine just in case so you don’t waste a second of your trip. We caught fish as fast as we could get our hooks in the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take Dramamine just in case so you don’t waste a second of your trip. We caught fish as fast as we could get our hooks in the water!
Kimberly  M.
Kimberly M.
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.
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.
It's fishing. The captain was knowledge about some great locations to land fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's fishing. The captain was knowledge about some great locations to land fish.
Christopher  K.
Christopher K.
Excellent opportunity to catch fish in early fall. Temps are pleasant and any day on the water is better than a lot of other things you could be doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent opportunity to catch fish in early fall. Temps are pleasant and any day on the water is better than a lot of other things you could be doing.
Scott  H.
Scott H.
It was a little chilly and threatening rain, I suspect there are better times to be out on the water, but this happened to be the time we were in the area on vacation. No regrets!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was a little chilly and threatening rain, I suspect there are better times to be out on the water, but this happened to be the time we were in the area on vacation. No regrets!
Michael  R.
Michael R.
Be sure you know what you're getting into. These fish are big and take work.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure you know what you're getting into. These fish are big and take work.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S.
If you want to make sure you get fish, book with a charter boat that take multiple people and has a variety of hours to go out. Check the ratings and read the reviews.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to make sure you get fish, book with a charter boat that take multiple people and has a variety of hours to go out. Check the ratings and read the reviews.
Julie  M.
Julie M.
Bring a cooler for drinks and snacks. However, you may not be able to enjoy because you will be too busy catching fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a cooler for drinks and snacks. However, you may not be able to enjoy because you will be too busy catching fish
Joseph  R.
Joseph R.
To those fishing in Fort Lauderdale for the first time I think the kind of trip you choose is a determining factor in what a successful outing will be. Are you going for volume or big game? Naturally big game is probably going to be less volume and require a longer trip most likely but if the conditions are right strategically speaking the bottom year is round in Florida from a volume/action perspective.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To those fishing in Fort Lauderdale for the first time I think the kind of trip you choose is a determining factor in what a successful outing will be. Are you going for volume or big game? Naturally big game is probably going to be less volume and require a longer trip most likely but if the conditions are right strategically speaking the bottom year is round in Florida from a volume/action perspective.
Mitchell  A.
Mitchell A.
Weather was good for November but will probably do this again in the spring /summer when the ocean is a little calmer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was good for November but will probably do this again in the spring /summer when the ocean is a little calmer.
Mike  C.
Mike C.
Great if you’re not looking to target a big fish but want to catch a lot everyone caught 10+ fish in our short 4 hour trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great if you’re not looking to target a big fish but want to catch a lot everyone caught 10+ fish in our short 4 hour trip.
Tyler  H.
Tyler H.

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
My 11 year old had a great day. He caught 6 fish: trout, Jack, snapper, sheepshead, and red fish. Was great to have a hustle free fishing trip.
Amanda  H.
Amanda H.
JT Fishing Charters
JT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
Captain Jace was very knowledgeable and put us on some big redfish. Highly recommend fishing with Captain Jace!
Gary  B.
Gary B.
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(165 reviews)
Went out on a quick afternoon fishing trip with Captain Max and it was a blast. He knew the area well and really knew how to find fish. We caught a few fish, saw dolphins, manatees and got to enjoy a wonderful boat ride. Captain Max packed a whole lot of fun and good time into a two hour trip. Myself and four friends all agreed that we would love to come back and do another trip with Captain Max in the future. Thank you Max!
Joseph  R.
Joseph R.
High Class Hooker Charters - Venice
High Class Hooker Charters - Venice
Fishing charter in Venice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 reviews)
Been out with Capt Camille many times over the years. He knows his stuff. This time we caught 50+ redfish, hardly had a break. Great knowledge, class operation. You won’t be disappointed. I’ll see you seen Capt!
John  W.
John W.
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(301 reviews)
The Goins family had a great time. We caught some great fish! Thank you for taking care of us! The deckhand was very knowledgeable, he knew his stuff! The captain was great too!
Rachel  G.
Rachel G.
Heavy Hitter Charters
Heavy Hitter Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(156 reviews)
My three-year-old and my 11-year-old had a blast! We caught many whiting (which, by the way, were delicious!), and we caught two sharks. Oh, and we saw wild horses on the beach and dolphins! Captain Benny was super patient with the kids and with us. Def recommend with or without kids.
Melissa  V.
Melissa V.
Local Grown Charters
Local Grown Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Where to start. It was an eventful day start to finish. The captain put us on fish at every stop. If they slowed we moved on no killing the clock on a dry hole. He even hooked up a shark and we had no clue we were busy fishing and what a rush fighting that thing in. As far as my daughter he stayed on top of her rod and bait and threw out if it was tight so she could hook up quicker. I highly recommend captain andrew. Thanks man for such an awesome memory with my daughter.
Joe  L.
Joe L.
Rebel Coast Charters
Rebel Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(365 reviews)
You won’t be disappointed going out with will. He knows all the good spots and you are going to have a great time ! This was my second trip and I’ll be back again
Janna  M.
Janna M.
Send It Charter Fishing
Send It Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Had the boat for a half day trip. Caught some fish but most were too small or not in season. Lost a possible keeper to a piling and another to a dolphin but a really nice trip nonetheless!
Ricky  D.
Ricky D.
CastOutFishingCharters-190 Reviews!
CastOutFishingCharters-190 Reviews!
Fishing charter in Daytona Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(40 reviews)
Hi Captain! Thanks for big one!! I can’t forget today. And pls check invoice or receipt from fishingbooker. [email protected]
PYUNGSOO  R.
PYUNGSOO R.
JP's Backwater Adventures
JP's Backwater Adventures
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Capt Josh was on top of his game making sure we got on the fish. He moved several times to keep on them. We caught 8 species of fish in total between the two of us.
Mike  E.
Mike E.
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Melbourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Went out for a 3/4 day trip while down visiting. Within minutes of arriving at our first spot to cast a line we had action. That action continued throughout the whole day definitely would recommend Kyler’s services to anyone down in the area looking for some fun. Top notch equipment and knowledge made it a fantastic day.
Jordan  R.
Jordan R.
AJ’s Bass Guides
AJ’s Bass Guides
Fishing charter in Kissimmee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(481 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain AJ today, and caught a ton of fish. He was a fun guy to hang around with and worked hard to keep us on the fish. I would definitely recommend him!
Aaron  F.
Aaron F.
Captain Eden - Great White
Captain Eden - Great White
Fishing charter in West Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(282 reviews)
The captain was very knowledgeable and put us into a position to catch a wide variety of fish. Definitely will book a trip if in the area again.
Jeremy  S.
Jeremy S.
AJ’s Bass Guides
AJ’s Bass Guides
Fishing charter in Kissimmee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(481 reviews)
My guide, Gaines put me on my first 10lber. Wasn't sure what to expect, but I will be back again for sure. Great time on the water, caught numerous fish, and really enjoyed sharing the boat with Gaines.
Adam  G.
Adam G.
Reel Funds Fishing Charters
Reel Funds Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(221 reviews)
Great time with Reel Funds. Constantly catching fish and Captain and First Mate were very attentive! Highly recommend.
Sheryl  N.
Sheryl N.
Absolute Action Sportfishing
Absolute Action Sportfishing
Fishing charter in West Palm Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Great captain and put us on the fish. Got a freezer full. We had a great time.
Michael  S.
Michael S.
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Highly recommend this charter he got us on sharks, mackerel, and Bonita on a crappy weather day and super honest about everything. Definitely the type of captain you want for a charter.
Brock  L.
Brock L.
Run For The Reels – Siesta Key
Run For The Reels – Siesta Key
Fishing charter in Nokomis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Carson and his crew are extremely professional, everything was top of the line from the gear to the chairs we sat in!! Will be returning!
Michael  B.
Michael B.
Phishunt Charters
Phishunt Charters
Fishing charter in Boynton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Great day on the water. Each of us caught a nice fish. Robert and his first mate Cole were first class. Highly recommended. We couldn't have asked for a better day.
Gary  P.
Gary P.