Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

Top Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Destinations

Best Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters in Florida

Florida: 868 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(376 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(226 reviews)
Pompano Beach
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(272 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Destin
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Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing in Florida

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Size 15 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Offshore

(Coryphaena hippurus)

Dolphin fishing in Florida is something anglers of all ages and experience levels can enjoy. The southeastern part of the state offers swift access to the Gulf Stream, which is a mahi migration highway. They start moving southwards in November, passing Stuart and St Lucie's Inlet and can be found quite close to shore here until July. The big ones show up around April and they slowly start moving northwards in June, but stick around the south part of Florida, especially the Keys, until September.

The average catch size will be 10-20lbs, the bigger ones are 20-30lbs and bulls up in the 50-60lbs range are not unheard of.

Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) fishing in Florida varies moderately throughout the year. High season is April to August. Low season is October. There is no closed season.
Florida
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25,956 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing in Florida

Spring for a bigger boat with more amenities like AC in a closed in cabin, a head, and a captain's chair.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spring for a bigger boat with more amenities like AC in a closed in cabin, a head, and a captain's chair.
William  D.
William D. Fishers, IN
Get out on the water with one of the many very professional captains and give it a try. Truly a memorable experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out on the water with one of the many very professional captains and give it a try. Truly a memorable experience.
Brien  S.
Brien S. Minneapolis, MN
Listen to the local charter captains. They know the local waterways, conditions and patterns.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the local charter captains. They know the local waterways, conditions and patterns.
Matt  H.
Matt H. Santa Rosa Beach, FL
the experience was great, the targeted fish, sailfish, did not cooperate, but we caught a couple other fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
the experience was great, the targeted fish, sailfish, did not cooperate, but we caught a couple other fish.
Paul  M.
Paul M. Virginia, MN
It was a little chilly but if you dress wright you won't have a problem. I dressed in layers and was comfortable. Loved it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little chilly but if you dress wright you won't have a problem. I dressed in layers and was comfortable. Loved it.
Jennifer  W.
Jennifer W. Blue Springs, MO
It was the best time time and I would just recommend taking and reapplying sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was the best time time and I would just recommend taking and reapplying sunscreen.
Tania  D.
Tania D. Burlington, WA
Fish with Tim,s charter! We went with seasoned fisherman and beginners and everyone came away thrilled with this experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Tim,s charter! We went with seasoned fisherman and beginners and everyone came away thrilled with this experience
David  E.
David E. Rochester, NY
Really enjoyed going out deep with Captain Scott last and Ryan. Great memories with my daughter and grandkids.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Really enjoyed going out deep with Captain Scott last and Ryan. Great memories with my daughter and grandkids.
Ross  H.
Ross H. Green River, WY
Such a special place to fish. Amazing variety of waterways leads to a lot of opportunities.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Such a special place to fish. Amazing variety of waterways leads to a lot of opportunities.
Matt  E.
Matt E. Atlanta, Georgia
Definitely go with a guide. I am an avid fisherman in the upper Midwest but i learned a lot from the Captain about bait selection, rigging, techniques, and tides, that i wouldn't have know how to navigate on my own. It is an investment but pays off dividends with knowledge you receive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go with a guide. I am an avid fisherman in the upper Midwest but i learned a lot from the Captain about bait selection, rigging, techniques, and tides, that i wouldn't have know how to navigate on my own. It is an investment but pays off dividends with knowledge you receive.
Shawn  H.
Shawn H. North River, ND
Water temps are a bit chilly for inshore fishing-head to the deeper waters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water temps are a bit chilly for inshore fishing-head to the deeper waters.
Melanie  D.
Melanie D. Cadyville, NY
Was a little tough fishing because of a cold front, can’t control Mother Nature.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Was a little tough fishing because of a cold front, can’t control Mother Nature.
Dany  S.
Dany S. Douglas, WY
Pick the right boat and more importantly a first class crew. OLDHAT hit a the marks for a perfect day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick the right boat and more importantly a first class crew. OLDHAT hit a the marks for a perfect day.
Allan  B.
Allan B. Virginia Beach, VA
Be prepared for variety. And use a professional charter. Get a team with good reviews.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for variety. And use a professional charter. Get a team with good reviews.
Ryne  M.
Ryne M. Miami, Florida
Watch the weather and book a professional and considerate guide like Good Times Carters
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather and book a professional and considerate guide like Good Times Carters
Michael  C.
Michael C. Jacksonville, FL
Bring cold weather gear, especially for children, if the temperatures are in or blow the low 70’s. Boat ride wind gets real chilly, real fast.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring cold weather gear, especially for children, if the temperatures are in or blow the low 70’s. Boat ride wind gets real chilly, real fast.
Matthew  T.
Matthew T. CONCORD FARR, TN
Fish Hunter Tours would be our recommendation for first timers. Captain Bryan builds a quick rapport with his clients. Gives GREAT instructions on how to handle whatever species you on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish Hunter Tours would be our recommendation for first timers. Captain Bryan builds a quick rapport with his clients. Gives GREAT instructions on how to handle whatever species you on.
Vince  K.
Vince K. Waverly, NY
If you're going with kids bring drinks and snacks. Hats, sunscreen, and a positive attitude with those around you go a long way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're going with kids bring drinks and snacks. Hats, sunscreen, and a positive attitude with those around you go a long way.
Cliff  P.
Cliff P. Tampa, Florida
check the weather forecast beforehand, weather plays a big part in the shallow waters of Crystal River
Excellent
5.0 / 5
check the weather forecast beforehand, weather plays a big part in the shallow waters of Crystal River
.Michael  H.
.Michael H. Ocala, FL
Determine what type of fishing you want to do. Weather in Florida can be unpredictable. Temperature was great and all the guides work very hard to give you the best experience they can.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Determine what type of fishing you want to do. Weather in Florida can be unpredictable. Temperature was great and all the guides work very hard to give you the best experience they can.
Andy  J.
Andy J. Marathon, Florida