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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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Got'em Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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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

Lucky Chip Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Jupiter
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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 $598, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,098 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 25035 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

GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure
Fishing charter in Panama City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had such a great time fishing with Logan. He knows his stuff and was patient with the inexperienced one of the group.😁 We will fish again and that tarpon will be ours!
Dinah  O.
Dinah O. Orlando, Florida
Redmon's Light Tackle
Redmon's Light Tackle
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(54 reviews)
Justin was a great captain and we had a great time fishing. We caught mahi mahi, red snapper, grouper, mackerel, and a couple other species. The boat was the perfect size for our family group.
Michael  W.
Michael W. P C BEACH, FL
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
My son and I had a great half day on the water with Capt Pete and Matt! Super friendly and knowledgeable and knew all the right spots for catching! Would definitely fish with them again!
Kerry  P.
Kerry P. United States
Deep Thrills Fishing Charter
Deep Thrills Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Pensacola Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
He was excellent! We traveled around to different spots when the fish weren't bitting. He taught us tips and tricks as we were from out of state and never been deep sea fishing. He informed us on many things throughout booking and the day of the trip. Highly recommended and we definitely will be out again
Megan  J.
Megan J. New Orleans, Louisiana
Reel Easy Charters
Reel Easy Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(629 reviews)
This was my second time using Reel Easy Charters. I highly recommend. I enjoyed both trips.
Madison  B.
Madison B. Decatur, GA
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Epic day on the water. Communication with capt Pete before the trip was appreciated. All the kids got involved in the action, and caught some gjant fish. First mate Matt was awesome with the kids too.
Matt  S.
Matt S. Boynton Beach, FL
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Pensacola
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(137 reviews)
It was a good trip. Fishing was slow on yesterday's trip, but still had enough to bring home to share a meal. Many fish was out of season, but Captain Clay took us to Many areas to give us the best results for the day. Captain Clay was very kind. We enjoyed our experience.
George  A.
George A. St. Louis, MO
Lower Keys Offshore Adventures
Lower Keys Offshore Adventures
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Booked a half day trip with Captin Allen last minute as our previously booked trip canceled on us the day before. So glad we did, it was a great trip! Caught about 15 large yellow tail! Non stop action this morning! And the Captin was super cool, even let us use the last of the live shrimp to catch the mangrove snapper off his dock as he was cleaning the fish for us! Great experience!
Josh  C.
Josh C. Pembroke Pines, FL
Florida Panhandle Charters
Florida Panhandle Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(360 reviews)
Had a great morning with Justin. He was extremely proactive when it came to communicating with us around up coming Weather, Fishing reports, and where to meet. Had a lot of fun and caught about 15 fish or so (3 keepers too) Will use again
Layton  C.
Layton C. Panama City, FL
Charter Boat Phoenix
Charter Boat Phoenix
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Captain found us fish and we were assisted by a very talented and caring mate.
John  M.
John M. Snellville, GA
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Captain Rip and his first mate Kevin were awesome and put us on fish all day long. We will be back for another trip some day and recommend Riplines Charters to anyone looking for a charter in Marathon.
David  T.
David T. London, OH
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Great time with Capt Si and Dakota! Caught several and got to keep a lot of what we caught! See y’all next time!!
Scott  O.
Scott O. Kodak, TN
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30'
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Captain Todd and Captain Kevin went above and beyond and gave us a great experience. Ever time we dropped our lines in the water we caught a fish! Can’t recommend them enough. Now we have to eat 30lbs of fish.
John  C.
John C. Arlington, TX
In The Slot Fishing
In The Slot Fishing
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Booked a last minute trip after Hurricane Ian passed through for our son’s 15th birthday. The 2 teenagers fished while we sat back and enjoyed the ride. Captain Jason was amazing, patient, and persistent, and his knowledge about Cedar Key was second to none. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with him and will definitely book again. Communication with Jason from time of booking to meeting him on the dock was top notch! Highly recommend!
Diane  R.
Diane R. Gainesville, Florida
Reel Floridian Fishing
Reel Floridian Fishing
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(185 reviews)
Captain Anthony was awesome. We had a great time catching a couple Mahi and a large Kingfish. We’ll definitely book again in the future.
Devin  M.
Devin M. Pompano Beach, FL
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
We had a great day out on the water with Captain Scott! We have two eleven year old twins. He got them involved and fishing in no time. The whole family had a great time. Absolutely recommend him for your family fishing trip!
RIck  H.
RIck H. Sarasota, Florida
850 Charters – 26'
850 Charters – 26'
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(347 reviews)
Hands down the best fishing charter! Matt is amazing and know where to find the fish! Thanks for a great trip Matt!
Jenifer  D.
Jenifer D. Gainesville, FL
Downtown Tampa Charters
Downtown Tampa Charters
Fishing charter in Tampa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(116 reviews)
Me and my son Jackson came feom Scotland and had a great half day fishing in Tampa Bay with Max and his first ship mate Conner. We caught 5 or 6 different species and few trophy fish, Snook and Spanish Mackerel. The wildlife in the bay is amazing, and Max really knows all the local spots and how to find the schools of fish. I'd recommend.
David  S.
David S. Lady Lake, Florida
Davy Jones Charters
Davy Jones Charters
Fishing charter in Panama City Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Great day all in all the amber jack were huge. They did say we had a great day and it's nit always that good but we were dialed in most the day. Boat was a little bigger than most so we did have a little more space.
James  S.
James S. Conover, NC
SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters
SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Great time and awesome weather. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to spend some quality family time and enjoying some fishing.
Jose  B.
Jose B. Miami, FL