Jacksonville Offshore Fishing Charters

Jacksonville Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Jacksonville

Jacksonville: 69 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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trips from $800
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trips from $450
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trips from $195
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trips from $700
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Offshore Fishing in Jacksonville

Also called the "Bold New City of the South" and "Where Florida Begins," Jacksonville is known for its diverse and rich waters among the lovers of the sea. It's possible to catch a variety of game species every step of the way after leaving the dock, but if you're after the biggest of big, the offshore fishing Jacksonville has on its doorstep is your answer. 
 
Jacksonville offshore fishing charters can take you to reefs and wrecks where you'll target the most delicious bottom fish, or you can venture farther out into the blue and target Billfish and other prestigious species. 
 

What type of trip is right for me?

 
Even though you can catch various species on 4–6 hour trips, landing all those incredible reef and pelagic species will require booking at least a full day trip. 
 

Full Day Trips

 
Eight hour trips will usually see you fishing 20–50 miles from shore. You could be bottom fishing the wrecks, reefs, and live bottom for Snapper and Grouper around 35 miles offshore. If you venture up to 50 miles out, you can expect to be slow trolling with live bait for huge Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, Wahoo, and even Sailfish and other Billfish if you're lucky. 
 

Extended Full Day (Bluewater) Trips

 
These trips usually last 10–12 hours and will take you out to the ledge 50–70 miles offshore. You'll be bottom fishing or trolling for Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Bonito, and even Blue Marlin and other Billfish. The distance traveled offshore is weather dependent, and it will usually take you 1.5–2 hours to reach the best deep sea fisheries. This might sound like a lot, but it will definitely pay off! 
 

Overnight Trips

 
Jacksonville offshore fishing can satisfy even the biggest sportfishing snobs. Overnight trips are perfect for die-hard anglers looking to land their next trophy. You'll be trolling for pelagics during the day, while nighttime is reserved for anchoring and fishing for delicious Snapper and Grouper. 
 

How to Prepare

 
If you're booking with a licensed charter boat, no need to worry about getting fishing licenses. They're covered by the charter, as well as all the needed fishing gear. Some charters provide food and drinks, but be sure to check before the trip. You should pack sun protection, layered clothing, and seasickness meds in case the seas get too rough. 
 
Jacksonville fishing charters will take care of everything else and make sure you go home with brag-worthy stories and full coolers.
Jacksonville
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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What anglers said about Offshore Fishing in Jacksonville

November weather is unpredictable so be flexible and you will have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November weather is unpredictable so be flexible and you will have a great time.
Jonathan  M.
Jonathan M.
Bring sunglasses, bottled waters, maybe a small beach towel. That’s all you need.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunglasses, bottled waters, maybe a small beach towel. That’s all you need.
Ellen  W.
Ellen W.
Capt Bill held and excellent day for my family and I. His attentiveness towards my son was beyond reproach. His knowledge was definitely passed on to us and we are looking forward to the next trip. I’m glad we were able to make some memories as a family and Capt Bill definitely made that happen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt Bill held and excellent day for my family and I. His attentiveness towards my son was beyond reproach. His knowledge was definitely passed on to us and we are looking forward to the next trip. I’m glad we were able to make some memories as a family and Capt Bill definitely made that happen!
Corey  T.
Corey T. Lake City, Florida
Bottom fishing was excellent with non-stop action. We caught tons of red snapper, lots of Black Sea bass, several triggerfish, a few vermillion snapper, a Cobia, and a handful of other species. Don’t expect any trophy fish but do expect to get worn out from catching fish all day and make sure to plan out a dinner with your fresh catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bottom fishing was excellent with non-stop action. We caught tons of red snapper, lots of Black Sea bass, several triggerfish, a few vermillion snapper, a Cobia, and a handful of other species. Don’t expect any trophy fish but do expect to get worn out from catching fish all day and make sure to plan out a dinner with your fresh catch!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M.
Notice that once you come in the presence of captain Travis that you will feel know that you are in good hands.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Notice that once you come in the presence of captain Travis that you will feel know that you are in good hands.
Tommie  J.
Tommie J. Lithonia, GA
It is all weather dependent! Don't get upset if you don't catch a whole bunch of fish, there are so many factors at play. Just relax and have a good time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is all weather dependent! Don't get upset if you don't catch a whole bunch of fish, there are so many factors at play. Just relax and have a good time!
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. United States
You can’t be out during the heat of the day. The bite rapidly fades off as it gets warmer. Sunrise to about 10am is pretty good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can’t be out during the heat of the day. The bite rapidly fades off as it gets warmer. Sunrise to about 10am is pretty good
George  K.
George K. Jacksonville, FL
Go for a charter. There so much to learn and I tried for a year to learn it myself and was doing it all wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for a charter. There so much to learn and I tried for a year to learn it myself and was doing it all wrong.
Gerard  B.
Gerard B.
Talk to the locals and try and figure out what they're biting the rig they're using to catch the fish and it what depths are they catching them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the locals and try and figure out what they're biting the rig they're using to catch the fish and it what depths are they catching them
Matthew  W.
Matthew W. Kingsland, Georgia
It can be good boat ride to location but once you're there, the experience will be awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It can be good boat ride to location but once you're there, the experience will be awesome.
Ivan  R.
Ivan R. Jacksonville, FL
Bring snacks. Small Cooler of drinks. Sunscreen. Long sleeve fishing shirt overtop swimsuit or trunks. A lucky hat. Sunglasses. Generous tip for the Captain & first mate. Cellphone for pictures and video of your catch. We brought a small backpack and cooler aboard. I used a beach towel to cover my daughter's legs from sun. Just enjoy every minute
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring snacks. Small Cooler of drinks. Sunscreen. Long sleeve fishing shirt overtop swimsuit or trunks. A lucky hat. Sunglasses. Generous tip for the Captain & first mate. Cellphone for pictures and video of your catch. We brought a small backpack and cooler aboard. I used a beach towel to cover my daughter's legs from sun. Just enjoy every minute
Brenda  B.
Brenda B.
Wear tons of industrial strenght sunscreen and bring a rashguard! Also, take arm day at the gym seriously. You will need all of the upper body strength you've got to pull some of these giants in!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear tons of industrial strenght sunscreen and bring a rashguard! Also, take arm day at the gym seriously. You will need all of the upper body strength you've got to pull some of these giants in!
Jennifer  M.
Jennifer M.
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
End of April was much better than.mid February on our experience. We changed the annual trip for the warmer days, which paid off nicely
Excellent
5.0 / 5
End of April was much better than.mid February on our experience. We changed the annual trip for the warmer days, which paid off nicely
Doug  U.
Doug U. Leesburg, VA
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are aware of when the kingfish run. I was in the area because of work but if I had a choice I would have come a few week later to troll for them
Jacob  H.
Jacob H. Jacksonville, Florida
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
Double check on the season and your target fish but like me I was coming here to visit anyway and hooked onto more fish than I could count.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Double check on the season and your target fish but like me I was coming here to visit anyway and hooked onto more fish than I could count.
Tom  M.
Tom M. Santa Rosa, CA
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
Be prepared for changing weather conditions, use sunscreen, hydrate and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for changing weather conditions, use sunscreen, hydrate and have fun!
Michael  G.
Michael G. Saint Johns, Florida
Plenty of charters available with experienced captains and Florida waters have some of the best fishing in the world!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of charters available with experienced captains and Florida waters have some of the best fishing in the world!
Allison  H.
Allison H. Jacksonville Beach, FL

Top Targeted Offshore Fishing Species in Jacksonville