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Florida: 2681 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(156 reviews)
Placida
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(222 reviews)
Daytona Beach
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trips from $289
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Cape Coral
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(98 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Goodland
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trips from $425
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
Miami Beach
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trips from $850
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(89 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $495
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5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
New Smyrna Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Florida

According to customer reviews, Charter Fish Bradenton, Boca Grande And Beyond, 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 $626, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,167 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Charter Fish Bradenton, Boca Grande And Beyond, 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
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27733 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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Try and be central located, and recommend night fishing scenery is awesome
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try and be central located, and recommend night fishing scenery is awesome
Shawn  S.
Shawn S.
September brings almost daily rain. Bring a hard shell jacket so when something kicks up, you are prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September brings almost daily rain. Bring a hard shell jacket so when something kicks up, you are prepared.
Timothy  R.
Timothy R.
You'll catch something may not be what you expected but still a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You'll catch something may not be what you expected but still a great time.
Rj  S.
Rj S. Loveland, CO
Make sure you know the dates you can keep red snapper if they are the fish you intend to target
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know the dates you can keep red snapper if they are the fish you intend to target
Scott  B.
Scott B. Peculiar, MO
Pay a little money for a charter because the water is shallow and·lots of sandbars.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay a little money for a charter because the water is shallow and·lots of sandbars.
Tony  N.
Tony N. Riverview, Florida
Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Joelle  M.
Joelle M. Crawfordville, Florida
Its a fun experience for all ages, besides thw fishing just the scenery and boat experience is awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Its a fun experience for all ages, besides thw fishing just the scenery and boat experience is awesome.
Jesse  G.
Jesse G. Nashville, GA
Bring some gloves. After reeling any so many fish, your hands may start to blister. But you won’t mind it because of the adrenaline.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some gloves. After reeling any so many fish, your hands may start to blister. But you won’t mind it because of the adrenaline.
Ryan  G.
Ryan G. The Woodlands, TX
The water was a it choppy in some areas, but that was due the remains of a storm I believe.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The water was a it choppy in some areas, but that was due the remains of a storm I believe.
Michelle  Z.
Michelle Z. Walton, KY
Get some sleep before you go. You will need your strength! Them big fish will wear you out!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get some sleep before you go. You will need your strength! Them big fish will wear you out!
Elijah  B.
Elijah B. Juliette, GA
Fishing was good, grouper were out of season but we knew that going into it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing was good, grouper were out of season but we knew that going into it.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B.
You’re in good hands. Go with the flow! You’ll get more than you expected!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You’re in good hands. Go with the flow! You’ll get more than you expected!!
Janessa  S.
Janessa S. Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Get with your Captain to see when he would suggest going out. Considering the tides and time of day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with your Captain to see when he would suggest going out. Considering the tides and time of day.
Mike  H.
Mike H.
Sure this is a safe first trip in the keys. The four hour trip is just long enough to catch dinner and still learn bout open water fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sure this is a safe first trip in the keys. The four hour trip is just long enough to catch dinner and still learn bout open water fishing
Mary  K.  D.
Mary K. D.
Get out there! Great fishing Reef, Deep Sea and Backwater. Been a few times all good great fishing community.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get out there! Great fishing Reef, Deep Sea and Backwater. Been a few times all good great fishing community.
Piper  H.
Piper H. Orlando, Florida
Water water water and big hats. And marathon bait and tackle is really a good shop.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water water water and big hats. And marathon bait and tackle is really a good shop.
AMy  N.
AMy N. Zionville, NC
If you are coming from the North, you will be surprised by the size and quality of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are coming from the North, you will be surprised by the size and quality of fish
John  G.
John G. Easton, PA
The fish weren’t biting heavily today, but we were able to catch about 2 lbs of fish for dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish weren’t biting heavily today, but we were able to catch about 2 lbs of fish for dinner.
Marc  B.
Marc B. United States
Try one of the party boats first round out. It's an inexpensive way to get a taste of the area and you have a ton of space to get out of the sun if needed.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try one of the party boats first round out. It's an inexpensive way to get a taste of the area and you have a ton of space to get out of the sun if needed.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Canaseraga, NY
Bring lots of sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. The sun is brutal and relentless. Do the morning trip if you can and go on a week day or Sunday when there is less boating traffic and less people out fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. The sun is brutal and relentless. Do the morning trip if you can and go on a week day or Sunday when there is less boating traffic and less people out fishing.
Charles  M.
Charles M. Eastman, Georgia

Flat Top Charters
Flat Top Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Of all the charters I have been on, this was by far the best. Mark pretty much had us on fish all day. Highly recommend you book here but save me a spot. I will book again when in town.
Tom  C.
Tom C.
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
The Captain was VERY good! He went above and beyond to make sure everyone was catching fish. Would definitely book another trip with Captain Steve again!
Chris  Z.
Chris Z.
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Reel Addiction 2 Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
My family and I really enjoyed our trip. We caught fish and the captain & crew are great people. Great with my family.
Robert  W.
Robert W.
Avimar Fishing Co
Avimar Fishing Co
Fishing charter in Miami
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Like the Nike slogan - just do it. This is the boat, the captain, and the trip you want to go on. Comfy, fun, and fishy. 10/10 will do again
Nathan  N.
Nathan N.
L4K Charters
L4K Charters
Fishing charter in Niceville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Captain Rob was excellent and I would definitely recommend him to anyone that wants to fish in the Destin area. We hope to do it again soon Captain Rob! Semper Fi
Marcia  H.
Marcia H.
Pharmasea Outfitters
Pharmasea Outfitters
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(99 reviews)
First time out for me and my two teenage boys. Captain Brandon was friendly and personable from the start. Though we had to release what we caught it was a great time and also learned about the bay area. My boys and I would do it again. Thanks Brandon!!
Christopher  L.
Christopher L.
All Good Charters
All Good Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(238 reviews)
Had a great trip, caught a bunch of different fish and knew all the right spots. Would definitely recommend for others and we will be coming back.
Jake  F.
Jake F.
Sanibel Fishing Adventures
Sanibel Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Clean and well maintained boat. Captain Jamey was very knowledgable and a realy great guy to fish with. Put us on fish within minutes. Would highly recomend for both families and responsible groups.
Dennis  R.
Dennis R.
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(163 reviews)
We caught fish and learned a lot. We definitely had fun and will be back for sure!!
Tiffany  S.
Tiffany S.
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Salty Charters Of Jacksonville
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(178 reviews)
Great day’s fishing! Guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful! Recommend to anyone if you want to catch fish ! Thanks for experience!
Rob  C.
Rob C.
Skyway Sportfishing
Skyway Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Anna Maria
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 reviews)
Great 4 hour trip. Caught lots of species and the boat is immaculate. He know where they live. Great experience
Shaun  B.
Shaun B.
Bass Fishing Musician
Bass Fishing Musician
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We caught our share of peacock Captain Dave came through and put us on a lot of fish. Highly recommend
Shawn  S.
Shawn S.
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
850 Charters—Capt. Jared
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(117 reviews)
The fish we caught were nothing to write home about, but that's just the luck of the draw. Our guide was fun and friendly and we had a good time!
Jeffrey  B.
Jeffrey B.
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(470 reviews)
Boat and gear was great. Captain Noah was very knowledgeable. Got us over a wreck and they were biting. Had over 30 hook up, only got 6 to the boat though between the sharks and barracuda. Caught a couple jacks and snappers enough for good lunch overall a really great morning. Thanks so much would definitely go again.
Johnce  W.
Johnce W.
Always Somethin' Charters
Always Somethin' Charters
Fishing charter in Daytona Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Capt. Srbo knew where to find the fish, how to work with tidal flows to keep us in the fish, and he is a natural-born teacher who explains what he is doing and why so you learn more about fishing as he guides. My wife and I discussed the trip over dinner and both agreed this was our favorite part of our time in Daytona Beach.
Timothy  R.
Timothy R.
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Caught a lot of snapper. Well equipped boat. Captain was knowledgeable and pleasant to be around. Enjoyed the trip and would use this captain again.
Walt  J.
Walt J.
Davy Jones Fishing Company
Davy Jones Fishing Company
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(192 reviews)
We caught quite a few fish. Captain worked hard to get us to places that fish were biting and had a great sense of humor. We had a lot of fun as a family. We got the best of both worlds with this trip. Big fish with a fight for us adults and smaller/easier fish for the kids. He understood our desired trip and fulfilled it.
Lisa  M.
Lisa M.
Purple Heron Charters
Purple Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
John was great. Very knowledgeable of the area and took us to the right places to catch all different kinds of fish. We took home exactly the amount we hoped. He even recommended the area restaurants where we could take our catch for dinner prep. Very friendly and engaging. Highly recommended!!
Jeffrey  L.
Jeffrey L.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
My wife and I had an amazing time out on the water with Captain Joesph! He was very attentive and just an all around fun guide. He also didn’t waste our time trying to catch bait like other charters I have been on. We caught tarpon, redfish, and black drum. I would highly recommend booking with RocketCity Charters for your next adventure!
Owen  Q.
Owen Q.
My Girls Adventures
My Girls Adventures
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Captain Stephen was great on our trip. The fish weren’t biting as much as we would hope, but we still caught plenty of tasty fish, and he was constantly doing everything he could to keep moving to new spots to put us on fish. He was great with our 4 year old as well. All around awesome experience!
Marcus  B.
Marcus B.