St. Augustine Deep Sea Fishing Charters

St. Augustine Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in St. Augustine

St. Augustine: 56 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(165 reviews)
St. Augustine
Trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
St. Augustine
Trips from US $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(317 reviews)
St. Augustine
Trips from US $550
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
St. Augustine
Trips from US $800
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(66 reviews)
St. Augustine
Trips from US $695
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(123 reviews)
St. Augustine
Trips from US $700

Deep Sea Fishing in St. Augustine

If nothing else, you can always count on the stellar deep sea fishing St Augustine promises year after year. Just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, this destination allows you to reap the benefits of the Gulf Stream and still make it home in time for dinner. Here, a never ending supply of bottom fish is matched by a parade of pelagic trophies that just won’t quit—even when the hustle and bustle of summer fades away.

What to Catch and When to Target it

For a chance to catch the biggest fish in the area, head to the Bluewater roughly 40-60 miles offshore. Weather permitting, you’ll always find something biting out here.

You can enjoy fishing the offshore wrecks and reefs for Black Seabass, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, and other bottom fish throughout much of the year. In cooler months, Grouper, Cobia, and Pompano tend to peak. While trolling offshore at this time you might catch Barracuda, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, and Wahoo.

As the weather heats up, you’ll start to see more Amberjack and Mangrove Snapper near the wrecks and reefs. In spring you can take advantage of Mahi Mahi’s peak season, followed by a second wave in autumn. In early summer you might catch Blue Marlin while trolling offshore, along with Sailfish.

If you’re aiming for the Gulf Stream, plan to spend a good 10-12 hours on the water. These extended day trips are the best way to experience St Augustine’s deep sea fishing to the fullest. 

Depending on the season, you may be able to catch some big game fish like Wahoo and Mahi Mahi closer to shore on a full day (or even a half day) trip, anywhere from 5-10 miles out. Keep in mind that it’s more common to catch King Mackerel, Cobia, Tarpon, Sharks, and a variety of bottom fish while casting lines this close to shore.

How to Fish

Depending on your target species, you can expect to spend your time offshore either trolling or bottom fishing (often both). Trolling is ideal for catching the fast and ferocious Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, King Mackerel, Bonito, Marlin, and Sailfish. Baits might include live Ballyhoo and Mullet, cut bait, or lures.

Jigging and bottom fishing near wrecks, reefs, and other bottom structure will bring you a variety of critters such as Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and more. Cut bait and live bait can both prove effective, with common choices including Sardines, Mullet, and Pinfish. You might also use frozen Squid or a bucktail jig.

St. Augustine
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,780 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in St. Augustine

Inshore is the better option for inexperienced anglers and those who may lack the strength for deep sea catches.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Inshore is the better option for inexperienced anglers and those who may lack the strength for deep sea catches.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Water was choppy but the captain and crew made it as comfortable as possible and still got us on the water for the chance to get fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water was choppy but the captain and crew made it as comfortable as possible and still got us on the water for the chance to get fish
V-Land Charters
V-Land Charters
Check the weather and make sure everyone in your group is up for the sea conditions and plan to get some spray if you go offshore. Otherwise, stay inshore.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Check the weather and make sure everyone in your group is up for the sea conditions and plan to get some spray if you go offshore. Otherwise, stay inshore.
Game On Fishing Charters
Game On Fishing Charters
I recommend at least a 6 hour offshore trip to ensure you will catch a fish. Since there’s no way of predicting when the fish will bite, a 6 hour trip will give you enough time to try different spots.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
I recommend at least a 6 hour offshore trip to ensure you will catch a fish. Since there’s no way of predicting when the fish will bite, a 6 hour trip will give you enough time to try different spots.
For What It's Worth Charters
For What It's Worth Charters
Remember your sunscreen & water and be ready for a great time! I was happy to book with Old Coast because he is a fellow veteran. The Captain & 1st Mate were great at keeping everyone relaxed/entertained and the lines in the water. They were a font of information and professionalism! We caught enough to feed our big family dinner that night! They also hooked my teen son up with some sets so he can go shore fishing during the remainder of our vacation.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Remember your sunscreen & water and be ready for a great time! I was happy to book with Old Coast because he is a fellow veteran. The Captain & 1st Mate were great at keeping everyone relaxed/entertained and the lines in the water. They were a font of information and professionalism! We caught enough to feed our big family dinner that night! They also hooked my teen son up with some sets so he can go shore fishing during the remainder of our vacation.
Old Coast Charters
Old Coast Charters
Watch the weather. April is a harder month than others to make an off shore excursion work
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather. April is a harder month than others to make an off shore excursion work
For What It's Worth Charters
For What It's Worth Charters
Just make sure to call the captain ahead of time. Find out what species is biting and ask what you should bring along that is not provided
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just make sure to call the captain ahead of time. Find out what species is biting and ask what you should bring along that is not provided
Endless Summer Charters
Endless Summer 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
Captain Chris provides everything needed to fish and knows the area well and will travel to multiple locations to find the fish. Captain Chris is very patient with new anglers and helps in every aspect including baiting, casting, fish removal, and explaining what type of fish you catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Chris provides everything needed to fish and knows the area well and will travel to multiple locations to find the fish. Captain Chris is very patient with new anglers and helps in every aspect including baiting, casting, fish removal, and explaining what type of fish you catch.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Call or email the Captain if you are able, just give them an idea of what you would like to do on your trip so they can help male it happen for you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call or email the Captain if you are able, just give them an idea of what you would like to do on your trip so they can help male it happen for you!
Knot Tied Down Fishing Charters
Knot Tied Down Fishing Charters
bring sunscreen. Mike has an awesome song selection so be prepared to sing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
bring sunscreen. Mike has an awesome song selection so be prepared to sing!
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
It is a great service that he did for us on Thursday, March 14, but the filleting does not do it well.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
It is a great service that he did for us on Thursday, March 14, but the filleting does not do it well.
Old Coast Charters
Old Coast Charters
Book it!! You'll have guaranteed fun. We booked 4 hour's. But decided to add 2 hour's because we were having to much fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book it!! You'll have guaranteed fun. We booked 4 hour's. But decided to add 2 hour's because we were having to much fun.
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
MisStress Sportfishing Charters
Remember it's fishing not catching. It might be slow in the winter months but pay attention to what your guides tell you is key to having a great time fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it's fishing not catching. It might be slow in the winter months but pay attention to what your guides tell you is key to having a great time fishing.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Weather prevented offshore fishing, nothing to do with the charter we booked, but inland was fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather prevented offshore fishing, nothing to do with the charter we booked, but inland was fun
Game On Fishing Charters
Game On Fishing Charters
Very cold and windy which was unusual for this time of year. Still had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very cold and windy which was unusual for this time of year. Still had a great time.
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
St. Augustine can be cold and windy in February considering it is North Florida. Even a little chop can cause you to get splashed or wet so the larger boats are so much dryer and comfortable to get away from getting splashed and the wind. The larger the boat the less wind rain and splashing you will get. Offshore on smaller crafts one side of the boat will get wet on the way out while the other side will get wet on the way in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
St. Augustine can be cold and windy in February considering it is North Florida. Even a little chop can cause you to get splashed or wet so the larger boats are so much dryer and comfortable to get away from getting splashed and the wind. The larger the boat the less wind rain and splashing you will get. Offshore on smaller crafts one side of the boat will get wet on the way out while the other side will get wet on the way in.
Old Coast Charters
Old Coast Charters Leesburg, Georgia
Don't be disappointed if you can't keep any fish. Our first fishing trip was over Labor Day weekend 2023, all we caught were red snappers and couldn't keep them since they weren't in season.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don't be disappointed if you can't keep any fish. Our first fishing trip was over Labor Day weekend 2023, all we caught were red snappers and couldn't keep them since they weren't in season.
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’
Book a fall or spring trip! The water is cold and the fish didn’t cooperate as well as we wanted but the captain still got the lines tight!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a fall or spring trip! The water is cold and the fish didn’t cooperate as well as we wanted but the captain still got the lines tight!
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC
December can get cold. Keep that in mind, jackets, hoodies, coffee thermos maybe, & it'll be great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
December can get cold. Keep that in mind, jackets, hoodies, coffee thermos maybe, & it'll be great.
Everett's Adventure – St. Augustine
Everett's Adventure – St. Augustine

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in St. Augustine