Florida Inshore Fishing Charters

Florida Inshore Fishing Charters

Top Florida Inshore Fishing Destinations

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Florida

Inshore Fishing in Florida

Inshore fishing in Florida is simply inexhaustible. Blessed with amazing opportunities and over 1,100 miles of shoreline, The Sunshine State never fails its anglers. You’ll hardly find a time or place on these shores where the fishing is poor. With so many people coming back to fish each year, it’s understandable why lots of them eventually decide to move here entirely.
 

What to Expect

When you’re fishing with a guide in Florida, you don’t have to purchase a fishing license – your captain’s license covers everyone on the boat. Your fishing equipment is included as well, while some captains also provide snacks and drinks during the trip. Most fish species you can catch here are delicious and, luckily, most guides gladly let you keep whatever is legal to take. You only need to find a good restaurant nearby to enjoy your freshly caught meal.
 
Inshore trips are usually a perfect choice for families with kids. The little ones have fun catching the bait fish and they can also learn how to use the rod. If they’re not used to being on the water, you can book short trips, lasting for only two hours. As they take place within 3 miles of the coast, you’ll stay protected from choppy waters. Fishing doesn’t have to be your only activity, and lots of guides combine fishing with sightseeing.
 

What to Catch

You might think that the list of possible catches is shorter once you narrow your options down to inshore fishing. Big game species may be off the list, but that still leaves you with Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Kingfish, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Grouper, Black Drum, Tripletail, Permit...and the list goes on. Most of these are available throughout the year, while some show up seasonally. It all depends on which part of Florida you visit. You can always ask your guide what’s biting when you’re planning to book a trip.
 
Florida inshore fishing trips are so diverse that they can fit virtually every angler’s needs. Whether you’re experienced or a first-timer, whether you’re dedicated to learning something new or just want to enjoy a drink on the boat while occasionally casting – you’ll find your trip here. There are plenty of fishing guides to choose from and each of them will gladly share the experience with you.
 
Florida
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,767 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Florida

Took a little while for the fish to get on, but the weather was great! When the fish do get on, they get BIG
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Took a little while for the fish to get on, but the weather was great! When the fish do get on, they get BIG
NSB Shark Hunters – Sebastian Inlet
NSB Shark Hunters – Sebastian Inlet
My redfish eluded us once again. But that's why they call it fishing and not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My redfish eluded us once again. But that's why they call it fishing and not catching.
Battle Barge Sportfishing
Battle Barge Sportfishing
I’m not a great fishermen so probably not an expert in giving advise but caught our limit on white snapper and the captain was kind enough to show me how to filet them as well (I asked him to) and got to have a tea hands-on experience which is what I’d hoped for since I haven’t done this much. He will also filet them himself while you go rest and wait if preferred.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’m not a great fishermen so probably not an expert in giving advise but caught our limit on white snapper and the captain was kind enough to show me how to filet them as well (I asked him to) and got to have a tea hands-on experience which is what I’d hoped for since I haven’t done this much. He will also filet them himself while you go rest and wait if preferred.
Reel Integrity – Alligator Point
Reel Integrity – Alligator Point
Talk to someone that has experience on the lake, hire a fishing charter if possible
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to someone that has experience on the lake, hire a fishing charter if possible
Okeechobee Bass Charters by Fish-N-Maniac
Okeechobee Bass Charters by Fish-N-Maniac
Do your research and book early! Reviews matter. We’ve gone out with 5 star and 1 star folks and they tend to live up to their reputations. The highest rated crews book out early, and they’re what makes the difference between a great trip and a bad sea story.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Do your research and book early! Reviews matter. We’ve gone out with 5 star and 1 star folks and they tend to live up to their reputations. The highest rated crews book out early, and they’re what makes the difference between a great trip and a bad sea story.
Blue Water Fishing – Captain & Mate
Blue Water Fishing – Captain & Mate
Me and my friend got lucky on the timing. The Tallahassee area was hit with multiple tornadoes earlier in the month, so my trip was canceled. The day prior to my trip, the captain said the weather was calm, but it was extremely wavy. The day of my trip, we had a few waves in the beginning, then it was perfect weather for the remainder of the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Me and my friend got lucky on the timing. The Tallahassee area was hit with multiple tornadoes earlier in the month, so my trip was canceled. The day prior to my trip, the captain said the weather was calm, but it was extremely wavy. The day of my trip, we had a few waves in the beginning, then it was perfect weather for the remainder of the trip.
On Point Charter Fishing
On Point Charter Fishing
Captain Bryan is extremely knowledgable of the waters and knows the best spots to go catch a lot of fish! You will have a great experience with him!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Bryan is extremely knowledgable of the waters and knows the best spots to go catch a lot of fish! You will have a great experience with him!
Charter Fishing Sarasota Fl.
Charter Fishing Sarasota Fl.
Remember it’s fishing, there’s no guarantee for catching, but we are going home with plenty filets for a fish fry. ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it’s fishing, there’s no guarantee for catching, but we are going home with plenty filets for a fish fry. ?
Just B Cause Charters
Just B Cause Charters
Be aware of traffic delays if you're heading out in the afternoon or evening. No worries with early morning travel.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be aware of traffic delays if you're heading out in the afternoon or evening. No worries with early morning travel.
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Anarchy Fishing Charters
Make sure you go with an experienced guide like Captian Matt. He really knows fishing in the area and had us on the fish quickly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you go with an experienced guide like Captian Matt. He really knows fishing in the area and had us on the fish quickly.
Captain Matt
Captain Matt
First timers, I would definitely recommend you research the captains and vessels before making a decision on who to book with while in Bradenton. I did and it led me to Capt. Louis. He's knowledgeable, friendly and will work with even the most novice of anglers to guarantee a memorable experience. But above all, have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers, I would definitely recommend you research the captains and vessels before making a decision on who to book with while in Bradenton. I did and it led me to Capt. Louis. He's knowledgeable, friendly and will work with even the most novice of anglers to guarantee a memorable experience. But above all, have fun!
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
Island Boat Tours & Adventures
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have the chance definitely book with singing reel charters! They were very hospitable and had plenty of water and other hydration options. Tony and Travis blended well with our group and they are the most down to earth guys you can ask for who work hard to make sure everyone has a great experience.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Morning is better before the heat of the day. We were off the water by 11AM.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning is better before the heat of the day. We were off the water by 11AM.
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
David Paycheck Fishing Charters
Had a great time even got to check a fish off my son's bucket list of fish to catch. Very knowledgeable and friendly. If things didn't work out he always have a backup plan and allowed us to be part of the decisions of what type of fishing we wanted to do. Would definitely recommend and use him again. No complaints for a first time charter experience. Great crew and fun times.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a great time even got to check a fish off my son's bucket list of fish to catch. Very knowledgeable and friendly. If things didn't work out he always have a backup plan and allowed us to be part of the decisions of what type of fishing we wanted to do. Would definitely recommend and use him again. No complaints for a first time charter experience. Great crew and fun times.
**Above C-Level Charters**
**Above C-Level Charters**
Being our first time saltwater fishing I don’t have any recommendations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Being our first time saltwater fishing I don’t have any recommendations.
AMI Charter Fishing – Fish Guaranteed!
AMI Charter Fishing – Fish Guaranteed!
Make sure if you bring sun screen it’s the lotion type and not spray can’t use spray on the boat and bring plenty of water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure if you bring sun screen it’s the lotion type and not spray can’t use spray on the boat and bring plenty of water.
Pelican Adventures–Shared Fishing Trips 8-25
Pelican Adventures–Shared Fishing Trips 8-25
I’d definitely start out with a shorter trip to get your toes wet. That’s what our captain recommended and I’m glad we did it. Next time I think we’d probably book a longer trip since we now know how everyone does being offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’d definitely start out with a shorter trip to get your toes wet. That’s what our captain recommended and I’m glad we did it. Next time I think we’d probably book a longer trip since we now know how everyone does being offshore.
Double W Charters
Double W Charters
Captain Chris is a great guide for families. He was polite, very helpful, great with our 2 teenagers. The trip was above expectations.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Captain Chris is a great guide for families. He was polite, very helpful, great with our 2 teenagers. The trip was above expectations.
Gettin' Reel Sportfishing
Gettin' Reel Sportfishing
Listen to the recommendations of the captain. They know which fish are active.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the recommendations of the captain. They know which fish are active.
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Tide coming in made things a little more difficult with fish behavior, but we still caught quite a few fish of various species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tide coming in made things a little more difficult with fish behavior, but we still caught quite a few fish of various species.
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key

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