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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
(18 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 $597, 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 25008 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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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
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
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
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
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
Listen and learn, every trip out is an adventure. The fish may not always cooperate, but the scenery is spectacular and and the Captains I've fished with over the years have always made the trips fun and memorable...
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen and learn, every trip out is an adventure. The fish may not always cooperate, but the scenery is spectacular and and the Captains I've fished with over the years have always made the trips fun and memorable...
Fred  S.
Fred S. Somerville, TN
The weather was very good and the skies were clear. I would bring plenty of sunblock though!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was very good and the skies were clear. I would bring plenty of sunblock though!
MARYELLEN  B.
MARYELLEN B. Danbury, CT

David Paycheck Fishing Charters
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Kissimmee
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Had a blast the entire time! He’s a great guide and knowledge about what the fish are doing. We caught some really nice Largemouth and the bite was on fire. Highly recommend him for a guide.
Johnnie  P.
Johnnie P. Oklahoma City, OK
Poseidon Fishing – Bradenton
Poseidon Fishing – Bradenton
Fishing charter in Bradenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Caught 3 big red drums, several snappers, snooks, and some catfish and a shark as well. Dawson was great!
Phil  C.
Phil C. Palmetto, Florida
Big Fin Charters
Big Fin Charters
Fishing charter in Fernandina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
It was great over all, we caught alot of red fishes but unfortunately most of them were over size. But we will definitely go back again.
Robert  D.
Robert D. Jacksonville, FL
Out-Cast Fishing Charters LLC
Out-Cast Fishing Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Shalimar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
This was our 2nd trip with Captain Josh Nelson. Just like the first trip, this one was again awesome. We started the morning catching Croakers for bait as fast as we could cast the lines out. My 6 year old grandson had a blast catching the Croakers, often 2 at a time. After loading up on bait, we used them to catch numerous Redfish with several too big to keep. Finished the day with a nice Speckled Trout. Thanks for a great day Captain Nelson!
Tom  C.
Tom C. United States
Capt. Neal Goodrich–Fishing Frenzy
Capt. Neal Goodrich–Fishing Frenzy
Fishing charter in Oak Hill
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Great half day trip with Capt Neal. He went above and beyond! Nice man with a lot of local knowledge of the waters. I’ll go again with him.
William  P.
William P. New Smyrna Beach, FL
James Gibson Charters LLC
James Gibson Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Captain James is a professional and a master at his craft. His boat was in tip top shape and his gear performed perfectly. We caught six different species of fish to include some very nice size Snook and Redfish. I highly recommend him and would jump at the opportunity to fish with him again. Tight lines!
Ronald  P.
Ronald P. Tampa, Florida
Nauti Diver Charters
Nauti Diver Charters
Fishing charter in Port Orange
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Great day on the river with Captain Mark - several sites visited with lots of different fish caught during our trip. Very knowledgeable about the various fish and their habitats. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great day on the water.
David  C.
David C. Ormond Beach, FL
Charter Fish Bradenton
Charter Fish Bradenton
Fishing charter in Palmetto
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Great fishing, Was surprised to find out that we limited out of Snapper only a few hours into the trip. We were landing fish left and right! Also had time to snap the pic of a friendly neighborhood hammerhead wishing us tight lines! All in all perfect, day, perfect company, and Captain Jake put us on some great fish early, and often
Russ  S.
Russ S. Ruskin, FL
Hookem & Cookem Charters
Hookem & Cookem Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Alejandro and Arielle were great fun 🤩. We played our bluetooth music and the trip was sooo chill. This crew know how to facilitate a successful fishing 🎣 🐠 trip!!!
Chaka  S.
Chaka S. BRECKNRDG HLS, MO
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Had a great day on the water with Captain Dan. Put us on the fish and was very helpful with everything. Would definitely recommend Hooligan Sportfishing for your next charter.
Thomas  W.
Thomas W. Leland, NC
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
We go offshore to catch some nice fish! Jeff is really a professional Fisherman and captain! The trip was amazing!
Tim  W.
Tim W. Miami, Florida
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(107 reviews)
Professional, courteous,. Great trp! Forgot to take pictures. You geur money's worth with Will. Great captain. Catered to my disability of not being able to bait a hook (tremors). I will book him again!
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Lake Worth, FL
Reel Edge Charters
Reel Edge Charters
Fishing charter in Ruskin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
This fishing trip was Awesome, with a capital A. We had an amazing time not only fishing but talking to Captain Dan as well. Very knowledgeable at where to find fish and the area. Weather was beautiful. It was a bit choppy waters, but we still caught fish. Can't recommend Captain Dan enough!
Csilla  K.
Csilla K. Glendale, AZ
King of Kings Charters
King of Kings Charters
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Asked to get some big ones and Captain got me on them. Caught a 7 foot shark and some amberjack, all in just 4 hours. Can’t say enough good things about him and Juan. Good people.
William  A.
William A. Albuquerque, NM
Angler's Dream Fishing
Angler's Dream Fishing
Fishing charter in St. Pete Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(870 reviews)
Honestly was not a great fishing day water was a little bit rough for a course that's not their fault, the crew was great that they're very best and caught some fish
William  W.
William W. Noblesville, IN
II Therapy IV
II Therapy IV
Fishing charter in Bal Harbour
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Great experience. Crew were outstanding and we caught fish. Already planning our next trip.
Darrell  T.
Darrell T. Miami, FL
Reel Floridian Fishing
Reel Floridian Fishing
Fishing charter in Pompano Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(184 reviews)
WOW!!! Not only did Captian Chris kill it on the water and provide us with plenty of fish and even more opportunities, but this Feller has a super great attitude and even better personality!!! Even had we caught no fish he would have made a great time out of the trip and worked his a$$ off trying to get us hooked up! Would recommend 10 out of 10! We will definitely be back!
Joe  P.
Joe P. Cocoa, FL
Fish Whistle Charters
Fish Whistle Charters
Fishing charter in Punta Gorda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Nick has the best spots & really knows his stuff! We caught tarpon, redfish, snapper, ladyfish, snook, catfish, & a 26" speckled trout!! He was great company & we will definitely be fishing with him next time we are back down in the area!
Max  D.
Max D. Chicago, IL
X-head Fishing Charters
X-head Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Ruskin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
It was just a 4 hour trip, with me and my father-n-law and I'd say we did pretty darn good... The captain was on his A game TODAY!!!!!
Sherman  A.
Sherman A. Concord, NC
Local Slayer – Airboat Charter
Local Slayer – Airboat Charter
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had a great time! Couldn’t keep all of the fish due to size restrictions but a fun morning non the less. 1 red was to size so we had him for lunch! Thank you
Della  S.
Della S. Hamilton, GA