Florida Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Florida Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top Florida Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Florida

Florida: 1222 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Miami
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(126 reviews)
Miami Beach
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trips from US $850
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(451 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(132 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from US $550

Deep Sea Fishing in Florida

Florida has pioneered much of the modern-day big game scene, and every part has something to offer for blue water enthusiasts. The closest deep sea fishing Florida has access to is out of the Keys or Miami, where you can hit the 100-fathom line in under an hour. Florida’s Gulf Coast takes a lot longer to get that deep. But the further you have to go, the less competition you’ll have to deal with. Every part of the Sunshine State is different, and they all have their special draw.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys top most people’s big game bucket lists. If it was good enough for Hemingway, it’s good enough for us! Battling Blue Marlin and Sailfish out at Wood’s Wall is some of the best fun you can have at sea. They’re not the only Billfish, either. Swordfish patrol the deepest waters and are the ultimate prize for many hardcore anglers. As if that’s not enough, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna keep the topwaters boiling across much of the Sunshine State.
 
The great thing about the Keys is that you can target Billfish pretty much year-round. Blue Marlin are around spring through fall, and the Sailfish migration shows as soon as they leave. Marlin are almost always trolled for in Florida, using, bridled Tuna or spreads of artificial lures. Sailfish will take a trolled bait quick as anything, but it’s the kites they go crazy for. Nothing says winter in the Keys like a sky full of kites and an ear full of screaming drag.

Florida Atlantic Coast

Florida’s Atlantic Coast can be broken into north and the south. In the north, the waters stay shallow and the Gulf Stream moves away from land. The big game action’s amazing, but you may need to travel 60 miles to find it. In the south, things are very, very different.
 
Florida’s Gold Coast is named by those in the know as the best place in the world for Atlantic Sailfish. Why? Because of the infamous “Sailfish Alley”. The Gulf Stream hugs the drop-off a few miles from shore, creating an underwater highway running right past Miami. As well as Sailfish, you’ll find Blue and White Marlin, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, and other big game favorites like Wahoo and Mahi Mahi.

Florida Gulf Coast

Most charter captains in Tampa or Fort Myers use “deep sea fishing” to talk about Snapper and Grouper trips in federal waters. There are some specialists who run multi-day trips, and if you’re willing to travel you’ll find epic big game action with very little fishing pressure. Apart from that, most of the Gulf Coast’s big game action happens further north in the Panhandle.
 
Destin didn’t get called “the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” for no reason. The Emerald Coast is the only place in western Florida where you can go big game fishing on a standard 8-hour trip, and Destin is smack dab in the middle of it. Venture out 70 miles to the De Soto Valley, and you can target Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, and Swordfish, all on the same trip. This makes it your best bet at landing a Billfish Super Grand Slam in the state.
 
Every part of Florida can give you incredible big game battles, the difference is just in how far you have to travel. The deep sea fishing Florida is most famous for is the eight-hour sprints to Sailfish Alley or Wood’s Wall. Commit to the long haul, though, and you could be fishing in that corner of the map that reads “here be monsters”. Sportfishing has come to define the Sunshine State, and no matter where you go, you can always find a seasoned captain willing to put you on that fish of a lifetime.
 
Florida
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,556 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Florida

We have used 5 different charters in Destin. Captain Si was by far the best. Use Nelson Charters. I won’t use anyone else from now on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have used 5 different charters in Destin. Captain Si was by far the best. Use Nelson Charters. I won’t use anyone else from now on.
Nelson Guide Company
Nelson Guide Company
Don't necessarily expect to catch your target fish, but enjoy the variety of fish that you do catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't necessarily expect to catch your target fish, but enjoy the variety of fish that you do catch.
Native Guided Fishing
Native Guided Fishing Tampa, Florida
Jason is a great Captain for an outing with inexperienced fishermen. He is helpful, patient, and very knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Jason is a great Captain for an outing with inexperienced fishermen. He is helpful, patient, and very knowledgeable.
4thStoryCharters
4thStoryCharters
Storm water cleared days before, but a quality trip never the less. Great captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Storm water cleared days before, but a quality trip never the less. Great captain.
Bluewater-Charter & Boat Excursions
Bluewater-Charter & Boat Excursions
Water is fairly shallow so it does not get rough. Few weeds and obstructions. Easy fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water is fairly shallow so it does not get rough. Few weeds and obstructions. Easy fishing.
Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee
Fish With a Pro - Lake Okeechobee
Die beste Saison soll scheinbar im circa Dezember/Januar oder im Juli/August sein. April ist trotzdem eine gute Zeit, für Anfänger sogar ideal. Es muss ja nicht gleich ein Hai oder Tuna sein ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Die beste Saison soll scheinbar im circa Dezember/Januar oder im Juli/August sein. April ist trotzdem eine gute Zeit, für Anfänger sogar ideal. Es muss ja nicht gleich ein Hai oder Tuna sein ?
Chef Charles The Fishing Chef
Chef Charles The Fishing Chef
It was a calm day, 78 degrees when we left, water temp was 75. Bright sun with no clouds. Saw a shark. Dolphins kept stealing our catch once on hook. ☹️ But we had a great dinner of of a large snook. ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a calm day, 78 degrees when we left, water temp was 75. Bright sun with no clouds. Saw a shark. Dolphins kept stealing our catch once on hook. ☹️ But we had a great dinner of of a large snook. ?
Dragonfly Charters
Dragonfly Charters
Charming little town where the small-scale fishing industry is on full-display
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charming little town where the small-scale fishing industry is on full-display
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Book with Cora Beth!! They are an easy going, fun and helpful crew that will ensure you have a blast (and catch fish!)!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Cora Beth!! They are an easy going, fun and helpful crew that will ensure you have a blast (and catch fish!)!!
Cora Beth Fishing
Cora Beth Fishing
Not a lot in season but if you don’t care about keeping your fish then it’s loads of fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not a lot in season but if you don’t care about keeping your fish then it’s loads of fun
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Too Hot 2 Handle Charters
Would highly recommend Glenn . He was very knowledgeable and amazing with the kids !!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Would highly recommend Glenn . He was very knowledgeable and amazing with the kids !!
Inshore Odyssey Inshore Fishing
Inshore Odyssey Inshore Fishing
Invest in a good fishing shirt it made all the difference. Bring snacks and drinks. Toggle your phone to yourself things can get pretty exciting out there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Invest in a good fishing shirt it made all the difference. Bring snacks and drinks. Toggle your phone to yourself things can get pretty exciting out there.
Drop Off Sportfishing
Drop Off Sportfishing
Book with Singing Reels! The crew provided exceptional instruction and service, and were so personable and fun. Captain Tony emailed me the same day we booked, kept in touch and called to make sure all our questions were answered so we knew what to expect!The recommendations of where to take our catch to have it prepared, and to have some shipped home were great, and we enjoyed our catch at an Oceanside restaurant. We will book again with Tony and his crew! Best Florida fishing experience ever!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Singing Reels! The crew provided exceptional instruction and service, and were so personable and fun. Captain Tony emailed me the same day we booked, kept in touch and called to make sure all our questions were answered so we knew what to expect!The recommendations of where to take our catch to have it prepared, and to have some shipped home were great, and we enjoyed our catch at an Oceanside restaurant. We will book again with Tony and his crew! Best Florida fishing experience ever!
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Take the full day of fishing. It is tiring, but gives you a much better chance of catching some nice fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the full day of fishing. It is tiring, but gives you a much better chance of catching some nice fish.
YB Normal
YB Normal
Keep lines tight on bottom to feel bite stand near middle of boat for less up down movement. The bite is gentle. Real up when you feel it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep lines tight on bottom to feel bite stand near middle of boat for less up down movement. The bite is gentle. Real up when you feel it.
Native Fishing Charters
Native Fishing Charters
Captain Ed, personable, service minded, found the fish, provided a great experience, great fun. I'd recommend Fishstick
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Ed, personable, service minded, found the fish, provided a great experience, great fun. I'd recommend Fishstick
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Fishstick Fishing Charters
Waters can be a bit choppy in April. For an amazing experience, if there is a slight possibility you may get sea sick, be sure to take something ahead of time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Waters can be a bit choppy in April. For an amazing experience, if there is a slight possibility you may get sea sick, be sure to take something ahead of time.
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters Tampa, Florida
It was great. There were storms a few days before and it was a bit windy at the end but our captain was a pro in navigating the chop!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was great. There were storms a few days before and it was a bit windy at the end but our captain was a pro in navigating the chop!
Old Town Charters  *Veteran Owned*
Old Town Charters *Veteran Owned*
I would definitely recommend fishing in Palmetto. 2 hour trip was good but 4 would have been great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would definitely recommend fishing in Palmetto. 2 hour trip was good but 4 would have been great.
Coastal Bound Charters
Coastal Bound Charters
Nothing, because Timothy does his job fantastic. Even for beginners no problem.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nothing, because Timothy does his job fantastic. Even for beginners no problem.
First Light Exotic Species Charters
First Light Exotic Species Charters

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Florida