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Hook'd Up Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(190 reviews)
Vero Beach
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trips from $400

Full Throttle Fishing Charters

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

Florida Professional Charters

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

Coastal Charter Company

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Vero Beach
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trips from $400

Beaver’s Guide Service

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

Big Fin Saltwater Charters - 6 Hour Trip

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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River City Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Jacksonville
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trips from $450

HunkerDown Charters - Jacksonville

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Jacksonville Beach
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trips from $500

Salty Habitz Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(20 reviews)
Key Biscayne
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Capt Tony Frankland Inshore Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Tampa
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trips from $500

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Florida

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida fishing trip is $596, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,096 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Hook'd Up Charters, Full Throttle Fishing Charters, and Florida Professional Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Florida.

Hook'd Up Charters, Full Throttle Fishing Charters, and Florida Professional 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
4.5 / 5
Based on 25017 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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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
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Excellent
5.0 / 5
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great
Steven  R.
Steven R. Clanton, AL
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
Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.
Stephen  C.
Stephen C. Bradenton, FL
We had a great time surf fishing on Pensacola Beach. Give a try - you won't be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time surf fishing on Pensacola Beach. Give a try - you won't be disappointed!
Hope  C.
Hope C. Woodstock, GA
I went for my Birthday which happens to be in August. In an ideal world, I wouldn't go fishing in August as it's very hot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I went for my Birthday which happens to be in August. In an ideal world, I wouldn't go fishing in August as it's very hot.
Caroline  C.
Caroline C. Boca Raton, FL
Good crew, weather problems, morning trip better production than PM. Great crew, good people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good crew, weather problems, morning trip better production than PM. Great crew, good people.
Lamont  D.
Lamont D. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hold onto that rod tight, no seriously....I'm not joking....you will lose the rod and the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hold onto that rod tight, no seriously....I'm not joking....you will lose the rod and the fish.
Joshua  B.
Joshua B. Whitman, MA
Get with Captain Rami on the Saturnian and he will give you a great day along with fishing knowledge you can take with you .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with Captain Rami on the Saturnian and he will give you a great day along with fishing knowledge you can take with you .
Brian  P.
Brian P. Jacksonville, FL
If you're in the area use captain Jimmy at Blue Voodoo Outfitters . I guarantee a good trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're in the area use captain Jimmy at Blue Voodoo Outfitters . I guarantee a good trip
Steve  M.
Steve M. United States
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!
Scott  M.
Scott M. Mount Plymouth, FL
Just know what is in season and which type of fishing you need to book, etc. i.e. Federal waters, etc. Otherwise enjoy some great fishing in the beautiful waters around Destin!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just know what is in season and which type of fishing you need to book, etc. i.e. Federal waters, etc. Otherwise enjoy some great fishing in the beautiful waters around Destin!!
Michael  M.
Michael M. Ozark, MO
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Danelle  M.
Danelle M. Westland, MI
Find a local guide that knows these bodies of waters. No matter your experience level there’s a learning curve to be had. Capt. David is the man!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a local guide that knows these bodies of waters. No matter your experience level there’s a learning curve to be had. Capt. David is the man!
Matt  W.
Matt W. Orlando, Florida

Chubby Mullet Charters – Inshore
Chubby Mullet Charters – Inshore
Fishing charter in Daytona Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Colt is great!!!! He knows the area, is a great young man!!!!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Eddie  B.
Eddie B. Mooresville, IN
Keep'n It Salty Guide Service
Keep'n It Salty Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Orange
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Fantastic day fishing. Captain Matt knew the right spots for Redfish and Snook. Definitely will use him again.
Bridgette  C.
Bridgette C. Delaware, OH
Flat Spot Charters
Flat Spot Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Great guy, had a blast. I wanted to catch some red fish and we did, also a great boat
GREGORY  C.
GREGORY C. Millington, TN
Apex Charters And Rentals
Apex Charters And Rentals
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Captain James exceeded all of our expectations by far. Rougher weather was coming up and he was able to work around his schedule and still take us out on the waters for an awesome day of fishing. He almost makes it called catching instead of fishing lol An honest hard working guy, and great at what he does! Don’t hesitate to book with this guy. I’d consider him one of the best. Thanks for the experience and great time James!
Dakota  B.
Dakota B. Caldwell, WV
Fish Now PCB
Fish Now PCB
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Our family had an amazing time with Fish Now PCB. Great day fishing, and, some once-in-a-lifetime experience with several pods of Dolphins. Our daughter got an up close swim with 2 playful Dolphins - made the whole Trip amazing. Our captain, Benji, made the trip fun. He did all the work, and made sure we had a great day on the boat. Next time we will plan for a 4+ hour trip - and go out on a deep water trip for different experience. Thank you Allan and Benji!
Ron  J.
Ron J. United States
Heavy Hitter Charters
Heavy Hitter Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Had a great trip and the captain makes sure to keep fresh bait on so you have the best chance possible to get some fish.
Kristopher  W.
Kristopher W. Lampasas, TX
Last Cast Charters
Last Cast Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(329 reviews)
A little slow off the start but rolled in with some great catches for the day. Captain Tanner was very helpful, fun and relaxed which made the day a great experience for my wife and I. Caught a good variety of fish and have plenty to take home. Would definitely go again and recommend this group for guiding.
John  F.
John F. Broken Arrow, OK
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(204 reviews)
Captain Keith was a great guy! Very experienced great Capt! Highly recommended him for any charter and especially for a family charter!!
Daniel  R.
Daniel R. Stryker, OH
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Channel Master Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Had a great time and will definitely fish with these guys again. The boat and equipment were all in excellent condition and the captain had us on fish from start to finish.
David  P.
David P. Dallas, GA
Deep Sea Fishing Miami
Deep Sea Fishing Miami
Fishing charter in Miami Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
We had an amazing trip. We caught a trophy dolphin fish and a 6 foot hammer head. Many other fish were caught as well!
Chris  I.
Chris I. Eagle Mountain, UT
Gritwater Outfitters USA
Gritwater Outfitters USA
Fishing charter in Carrabelle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We couldn't go out deep because of the Hurricane, but Captain Terry made sure we had a great trip. We were hitting on trout less than 5 minutes into our trip. Everyone had a blast.
Phil  B.
Phil B. Marietta, GA
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes
Fishing charter in Holmes Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Captain Kyle put us on the spot for an exhausting day hauling in so many large Redfish we had never fished on the ocean before and were blown away by the numbers of fish we hooked and landed. Great experience in every way Roger W
Roger  W.
Roger W. United States
Sea Dancer Charters
Sea Dancer Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
Captain Dennis, did a great job finding fish and helping a locked land Colorado man have a great time.
JERRY  S.
JERRY S. PUEBLO DEP AC, CO
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Great trip. Capt. Eric and Lane were great wit the kids and the whole family had a great time. Lots of fish caught!!!
Matt  S.
Matt S. Cumming, GA
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fish Frenzy Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(244 reviews)
Was a great experience. More of a one on one feel vs bigger charters. Luckily the captain was very knowledgeable and was able to find us fish on an off day.
Zane  A.
Zane A. Mulberry, AR
MM Charters
MM Charters
Fishing charter in Englewood
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(532 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Tim. He knew where to take us so that we caught fish the entire time. The first mate who was named Lily a yellow lab was great also at letting us know when there was a fish on the pole We will definitely go out with him the next time we are down. Thank you for a memorable time with my dad
Wesley  N.
Wesley N. King George, VA
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral
Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
We caught 3 Snook, 5 Snappers, some catfish and even a Lady Fish. An a Sting Ray. Great morning with Captain Steve. Great boat and he knew where to go!
Richard  M.
Richard M. Kansas City, MO
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great day with Captain Ed. We literally got bites on every drop. After reaching limits on certain species, Captain Ed kept the hunt on for other keepers.
Kerry  O.
Kerry O. Saint Augustine, Florida
On The Rum Charters
On The Rum Charters
Fishing charter in Bonita Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Amazing morning with the captain! Had a great time! His knowledge of the area and fish were great! Hooked our first shark before all lines were even out! Absolutely will do it again!
Kimberly  D.
Kimberly D. Miami, FL
Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures
Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures
Fishing charter in Daytona Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(231 reviews)
Very nice boat. Very helpful crew. My wife and I enjoyed the trip even though I got seasick (even after taking motion sickness medicine). FYI - ginger ale works better :) Even the ride out to the fishing spot was fun. My wife caught about a dozen fish. Kept two nice "trigger fish". Captain Mike and Travis cleaned and bagged the for us. We made 4 meals of of those for dinner. Unfortunately, red snapper is almost never in season and we couldn't keep the biggest fish.
Randall  B.
Randall B. La Grange, KY