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Rebel Coast Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(290 reviews)
Clearwater
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trips from $350

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

Big Fin Saltwater Charters - 6 Hour Trip

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(20 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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Beaver’s Guide Service

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

Complete Inshore Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(129 reviews)
Panama City
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trips from $525

HunkerDown Charters - Jacksonville

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

River City Charters

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

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Florida

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida fishing trip is $598, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,098 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

Rebel Coast Charters, Hook'd Up Charters, and Full Throttle Fishing 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 25043 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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First time in KW, during October and were able to find plenty of small ones
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time in KW, during October and were able to find plenty of small ones
Scott  T.
Scott T. Knoxville, TN
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
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
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
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

Say When Charters Inshore
Say When Charters Inshore
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
Was a good morning to be on the water. Captain was great and very accommodating. Fish were not so accommodating lol We managed to catch a few! The area fished was great. Watching the air force fighter planes practice was a bonus.
John  E.
John E. Christiana, TN
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Cpt Si was awesome! He made my sons first saltwater fishing trip a memory of a lifetime! Highly recommend Cpt Si and plan on more excursions with him next time we’re in Destin
Kyle  C.
Kyle C. CAMPBELLSVLLE, KY
Intentional Fishing Charters
Intentional Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Shalimar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Our 6 hour trip with Captain Alex was a great experience! Not only did we catch several good-sized fish to take home, but we caught a couple sharks as well! Captain Alex was very friendly, helpful, and informative. If we ever go fishing again in this location, we will be booking with him!
Thomas  S.
Thomas S. Greencastle, IN
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(156 reviews)
Amazing day! Conditions were unknown after hurricane Ian, but captain Andrew put us on fish all day. Highly recommend!
Joshua  H.
Joshua H. Oak Grove, MN
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Amelia Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(206 reviews)
It was windy, but Captain Keith did an excellent job of keeping up out of the wake and put us on some fish. Extremely patient with kids and shows some fantastic places around the island too.
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Glasgow, KY
Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner
Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Great time with 2 very experienced fisherman. Just days after a hurricane and they managed to put us on Yellow Tails, Mackerel and Bonita, nothing huge but plenty of smallness. A good time was had by all!!
Scott  T.
Scott T. Knoxville, TN
Southern Country Charters
Southern Country Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
Captain was great and helped my sons and I the whole morning. We had a lot of fun and we would definitely recommend a 4 hour trip.
Michael  W.
Michael W. Russellville, KY
Southern Country Charters
Southern Country Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(172 reviews)
I have seen charters have a captain and a deck hand. Magnum took us out solo and kept up just fine. I enjoyed his knowledge of the city. Being a local, he offered some neat information and stories. He was easy to talk to and put us on fish. We did some trolling and some bottom fishing. 4 hours went by fast. Made some memories and had a good time. Roll Tide, Magnum
Ashley  F.
Ashley F. Christiana, TN
Vengeance Charters
Vengeance Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Booked a 3pm trip for 4 hours. We will definitely book with these guys again. Fun staff who helped us out today. Started out trolling and then went to fish for a shark. After 10 minutes of fishing, we hooked on to one. Lost it after about 3 minutes and then baited back up and hooked on to another one 20 minutes later. Look forward to next fall break (We even got a nice pic of the shark on the dock).
Chris  J.
Chris J. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Had the best first experience with Captain Eric and his deck hand. They both made the trip fun, and was vary professional
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Jacksonville, Florida
Florida Panhandle Charters
Florida Panhandle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(362 reviews)
Captain Justin did an excellent job and we had a great time. This was our kids first salt water fishing trip and we couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Jimmy  Y.  I.
Jimmy Y. I. CLEAR CREEK, KY
Get Salty Charters
Get Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Cameron and Jeff were awesome. They kept the lines baited and moved to numerous fishing areas along the coastline. We will fish with them again!
Cory  M.
Cory M. Port Huron, MI
Keep'n It Salty Guide Service
Keep'n It Salty Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Orange
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain Matt is awesome!! He taught us so much about the area and the wildlife. Played excellent music -whatever we wanted! He put us right on the fish and we had a blast. He’s very entertaining and just great at what he does! Highly recommend. We will definitely see him on our next trip to Daytona!!
Janet  P.
Janet P. Covington, KY
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(122 reviews)
5 Stars! Captain Chase Masters went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. The boat was clean and well maintained. Plenty of space for our family of four. Captain Chase is an excellent sight fisherman who is very knowledgeable about the area. The conditions were not great, completely out of his hands, but he still was able to put us on multiple species of fish. Definitely recommend!
Ashley  W.
Ashley W. West Palm Beach, FL
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Captain rip and mate Kevin were amazing, experienced and informal guys! Me and my wife were reeling in fish after fish literally one hour into fishing probably caught over 50 yellow tail throughout the day and some other species along with that!!! Awesome experience all around!
Jake  F.
Jake F. Post Falls, ID
Reel Fun Charters
Reel Fun Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Perfect day on the water. Very attentive to the wives who had limited experience. Highly recommend
Gary  M.
Gary M. White Plains, GA
South Walton Guide Service
South Walton Guide Service
Fishing charter in Santa Rosa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
My wife and I had a blast! Great time fishing with him and caught lots of fish. It was nice that he had everything we needed. All we had to do was jump in and fish! Would absolutely go again.
Joshua  M.
Joshua M. Kansas City, MO
Legal Limits Outdoors
Legal Limits Outdoors
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
The boys had a fantastic time on their fishing trip. Captain Lance was great! They saw a dolphin that stayed around the boat for a while. Also had a barracuda that ate half of one catch just as they reeled it in. The weather was beautiful! We are taking home Spanish mackerel and black snapper. We would love to go again one day
Kathi  H.
Kathi H. Springfield, KY
Reel Therapy Charters
Reel Therapy Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
2 buddies and me Have been trying to book with captain John for 6 months now and could not get the weather to cooperate. Not only did junk captain John return our phone calls in a timely manner it worked for us to figure out the best time to go. Result equals most Amber Jack ever call for us. We're looking for professional minded captains to fish with a flip no further a highly recommend.
Stephen  L.
Stephen L. Gulf Shores, AL
Reel A Salt
Reel A Salt
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(198 reviews)
We had an awesome time. Capt. Steve is very professionally and knowledgeable. Definitely will book again with Reel Easy Charters.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Essex, MD