Sarasota Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Sarasota Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Sarasota

Sarasota: 112 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Sarasota
Trips from US $375
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(40 reviews)
Sarasota
Trips from US $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Sarasota
Trips from US $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Sarasota
Trips from US $1,850
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Sarasota
Trips from US $1,200
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(25 reviews)
Bradenton
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(117 reviews)
Longboat Key
Trips from US $450

Deep Sea Fishing in Sarasota

Sarasota Deep Sea Fishing may not be what the area is best known for. But there are still great deep sea species around if you are willing to make the trek. Many species can be found all year round, while the main pelagic favorites are most present during the hot summer months.

What to catch and where to find it

You can find big Amberjack in the deeper waters around Sarasota, as well as plenty of monster Snapper and Grouper. Most Sarasota party boat fishing will focus on these species, going around 20 miles out. They won’t usually be willing to make the long treks required to target big pelagic species. This makes the upgrade to a private charter well worth it for serious big game anglers.
 
If you are looking to catch Wahoo, Sailfish, or decent sized Tuna, the best deep sea fishing spots like The Elbow and the West Drop are a good 50 miles away. This means that you will need a full day charter if you want some decent fishing time once you get there. Competition is fierce among Sarasota deep sea fishing charters, though, and you will find plenty of captains ready to make the long trip out to these deeper waters. 

When to fish

Large bottom fish can be found year-round a few miles out from Sarasota. This makes for productive bottom fishing in deeper waters, even in the blessedly cool and dry winter months. The best time to target Billfish is from late spring onwards when they follow the baitfish closer towards the shore. By the heat of summer, you have a decent chance of catching Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Sailfish on a standard eight-hour charter, although you may want more time if you are looking for a trophy specimen.
Sarasota
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Sarasota

Can be warm, but able to drink and enjoy the time. Recommend sunscreen and a patient attitude. Fish are biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can be warm, but able to drink and enjoy the time. Recommend sunscreen and a patient attitude. Fish are biting.
Sarasota Sport Fishing, Fish Guaranteed!
Sarasota Sport Fishing, Fish Guaranteed!
I cannot imagine a better experience for my son and two grandsons! You will not be disappointed with Captain Jack! He is wise beyond his years.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I cannot imagine a better experience for my son and two grandsons! You will not be disappointed with Captain Jack! He is wise beyond his years.
Captain Jack's Fishing Charters
Captain Jack's Fishing Charters
Ask around for a good hook and cook (restaurants that cook/prepare your fresh catch you just caught that day!) we went to Walt’s Fish Market and Restaurant.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask around for a good hook and cook (restaurants that cook/prepare your fresh catch you just caught that day!) we went to Walt’s Fish Market and Restaurant.
Get Salty Charters
Get Salty Charters
TNT is a charter that will continue to make sure you have a great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
TNT is a charter that will continue to make sure you have a great experience!
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Bring a small bag of snacks if you have kid's. And a small cooler. If you want your fillets from different species separated I would bring my own gallon bags.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a small bag of snacks if you have kid's. And a small cooler. If you want your fillets from different species separated I would bring my own gallon bags.
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Reel Tight Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Long sleeves and plenty of sunscreen! It’s going to be hot so just accept it and you will have a blast.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Long sleeves and plenty of sunscreen! It’s going to be hot so just accept it and you will have a blast.
Dandy Charter Fishing
Dandy Charter Fishing
I only have one data point and don’t know how things vary with season etc. I’d do this again either the same time of year or another time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I only have one data point and don’t know how things vary with season etc. I’d do this again either the same time of year or another time.
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
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.
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
May inshore - based on what we caught and what we saw at the dock - expect snook, some red snapper, occasional bluefish, saltwater catfish, kingfish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May inshore - based on what we caught and what we saw at the dock - expect snook, some red snapper, occasional bluefish, saltwater catfish, kingfish.
Windward Fishing Charters
Windward Fishing Charters
This trip was expensive but worth every penny for the fun we all had (ages 9 to 77)!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This trip was expensive but worth every penny for the fun we all had (ages 9 to 77)!
Sarasota Sport Fishing, Fish Guaranteed!
Sarasota Sport Fishing, Fish Guaranteed!
Definitely watch the weather! It was windy so we didn’t get on all the big fish we wanted but still a great time and memory we won’t forget
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely watch the weather! It was windy so we didn’t get on all the big fish we wanted but still a great time and memory we won’t forget
Rodbender Fishing Charters
Rodbender Fishing Charters
This is a difficult time of year for some species of fish. The captain DID deliver with what was here and provided a quality, well priced trip.
Very good
3.7 / 5
This is a difficult time of year for some species of fish. The captain DID deliver with what was here and provided a quality, well priced trip.
Neptune Charters Enterprise INC
Neptune Charters Enterprise INC
Check the weather and remember to wear more layers that you think you'll need. It can be cold in January.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather and remember to wear more layers that you think you'll need. It can be cold in January.
High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota
Fish hard and be patient. Fish slow down with the cooler water temps and you may not always get what you’re after but there’s still plenty of action to be found in the winter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish hard and be patient. Fish slow down with the cooler water temps and you may not always get what you’re after but there’s still plenty of action to be found in the winter.
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key
Definitely fun fishing for red fish. But whatever you can get on is fun. There are so many areas and a diverse amount of species
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely fun fishing for red fish. But whatever you can get on is fun. There are so many areas and a diverse amount of species
Chasin Finns
Chasin Finns Riverview, Florida
Have correct expectations. Time of year can really determine what fish will be available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have correct expectations. Time of year can really determine what fish will be available
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Sarasota Family Fishing Charters
Check with your captain a couple of days ahead of your trip to check boating conditions and be flexible for rescheduling. It can get cold at times out on the water in October, so dress in layers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check with your captain a couple of days ahead of your trip to check boating conditions and be flexible for rescheduling. It can get cold at times out on the water in October, so dress in layers.
Neptune Charters Enterprise INC
Neptune Charters Enterprise INC
I would say the family fishing trip was a great mix of fishing and shark tooth finding but if you want to just fish you might want to book just the fishing excursion. But no matter you won’t be disappointed
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would say the family fishing trip was a great mix of fishing and shark tooth finding but if you want to just fish you might want to book just the fishing excursion. But no matter you won’t be disappointed
High Class Hooker Charters – Siesta Key
High Class Hooker Charters – Siesta Key
Trust your Capt to know what is bitting. They are on the water and know what to target and where to go. Some days are very good and some a little slower. Thats why it's called fishing and not just catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust your Capt to know what is bitting. They are on the water and know what to target and where to go. Some days are very good and some a little slower. Thats why it's called fishing and not just catching.
Windward Fishing Charters
Windward Fishing Charters

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Sarasota