Florida Inshore Fishing Charters

Florida Inshore Fishing Charters

Top Florida Inshore Fishing Destinations

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Florida

Florida: 1818 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(170 reviews)
Sarasota
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(168 reviews)
Daytona Beach
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trips from $289
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(61 reviews)
Palmetto
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trips from $250
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
New Smyrna Beach
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trips from $375

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Florida

Watch the weather and pick a guide the meets your realtor expectations. Have fun.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Watch the weather and pick a guide the meets your realtor expectations. Have fun.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Jacksonville, FL
Bring plenty of sunscreen, food, and drinks. Wear the appropriate clothes and have hats/sunglasses
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of sunscreen, food, and drinks. Wear the appropriate clothes and have hats/sunglasses
Sean  G.
Sean G. Kansas City, MO
It was absolutely a great experience. Fishing in the early morning might be a better idea and don't expect that you will find the type of fishes you want. Availability are varies and it's always a surprise on what you will reel in. As first timer, just be patience if you haven't able to catch anything on the first try
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was absolutely a great experience. Fishing in the early morning might be a better idea and don't expect that you will find the type of fishes you want. Availability are varies and it's always a surprise on what you will reel in. As first timer, just be patience if you haven't able to catch anything on the first try
Quynh  N.
Quynh N. Georgetown, TX
Prepare for occasional rain showers. We got lucky today as our trip was between rain storms.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare for occasional rain showers. We got lucky today as our trip was between rain storms.
Paul  F.
Paul F. Florence, KY
Request Capt Dillon at salt water excursion as your guide, he works really hard to make your trip a good one memorable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Request Capt Dillon at salt water excursion as your guide, he works really hard to make your trip a good one memorable.
Calvin  F.
Calvin F. Bristow, OK
Book a guide. Alot of rules for running the waterways here with alot of shallow flats also.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a guide. Alot of rules for running the waterways here with alot of shallow flats also.
Sonny  G.
Sonny G. Charleston, SC
Go to Chris Hardy and group. They are professional, make sure you are having fun fantastic boats and fantastic captains. Love you guys and thanks again
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to Chris Hardy and group. They are professional, make sure you are having fun fantastic boats and fantastic captains. Love you guys and thanks again
Carolyn  L.
Carolyn L. Allenton, MI
Don’t forget that what you catch can be your dinner. Several restaurants near the harbor, such as Dewey Destin’s, can prepare your fish any way you like with all the sides. DELICIOUS! I recommend bronzed or blackened. Thanks for the memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t forget that what you catch can be your dinner. Several restaurants near the harbor, such as Dewey Destin’s, can prepare your fish any way you like with all the sides. DELICIOUS! I recommend bronzed or blackened. Thanks for the memories.
Paul  T.
Paul T. Tulsa, OK
Get ahold of Capitan Dustin at fishing frenzy. And enjoy a worry free day of fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ahold of Capitan Dustin at fishing frenzy. And enjoy a worry free day of fishing
Mark  S.
Mark S. Dixon, IL
It’s just a short drive from Destin. It takes about 30 minutes from the Destin beaches but is worth the drive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s just a short drive from Destin. It takes about 30 minutes from the Destin beaches but is worth the drive.
Jason  D.
Jason D. Prairieville, LA
Be adaptable, listen to captain’s suggestions and let them know what kind of trip you’d like.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be adaptable, listen to captain’s suggestions and let them know what kind of trip you’d like.
WELDON  N.
WELDON N. New Orleans, Louisiana
I Would have liked to wait one more week, so bull red snapper would have been in season. June 1st.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I Would have liked to wait one more week, so bull red snapper would have been in season. June 1st.
Jimmie  J.
Jimmie J. Holdenville, OK
Your Captains know the waters and your in their backyard, take their advice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Your Captains know the waters and your in their backyard, take their advice.
Keith  W.
Keith W. Hamilton, MO
Captain Charles King. His boat, The Sea-King had top notch equipment and he was on top of keeping our baits ready for catching the big ones!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Charles King. His boat, The Sea-King had top notch equipment and he was on top of keeping our baits ready for catching the big ones!
Teresa  S.
Teresa S. Bonney Lake, WA
book a 12 hour trip with capt john and you'll be icing down your arms by the end of the trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
book a 12 hour trip with capt john and you'll be icing down your arms by the end of the trip
John  D.
John D. DeLand, FL
Excellent weather but a little rough out there. If you get sea sick come prepared
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent weather but a little rough out there. If you get sea sick come prepared
Tim  R.
Tim R. Las Vegas, NV
Just Killing Time Charters with Captain Brad you will not be disappointed. Best experience ever.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just Killing Time Charters with Captain Brad you will not be disappointed. Best experience ever.
James  L.
James L. South Bend, IN
Fish with Capt Dean and Billy on the Seahorse. You will have the best time!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with Capt Dean and Billy on the Seahorse. You will have the best time!!!
William  W.
William W. Woodbury, GA
If you can book a trip late May prior to schools getting out and summer kicking off you’ll have a great time. I suggest a weekday as during the weekend it get really busy on the water and beaches but our Saturday trip was still very do-able and a great time! Zero complaints about the charter and the area we selected
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can book a trip late May prior to schools getting out and summer kicking off you’ll have a great time. I suggest a weekday as during the weekend it get really busy on the water and beaches but our Saturday trip was still very do-able and a great time! Zero complaints about the charter and the area we selected
Karl  L.
Karl L. Keller, TX
Just follow the captain’s recommendations. Use plenty of sun screen and prepare to have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just follow the captain’s recommendations. Use plenty of sun screen and prepare to have fun!
Juliet  B.
Juliet B. Punta Gorda, FL

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