West Palm Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

West Palm Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach: 128 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(57 reviews)
West Palm Beach
Trips from US $795
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(34 reviews)
West Palm Beach
Trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(31 reviews)
West Palm Beach
Trips from US $175
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(6 reviews)
West Palm Beach
Trips from US $1,080
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
West Palm Beach
Trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(148 reviews)
West Palm Beach
Trips from US $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(290 reviews)
West Palm Beach
Trips from US $330
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
West Palm Beach
Trips from US $1,500

Deep Sea Fishing in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach deep sea fishing has a lot going for it. The summer seas are a blur of high-speed trolling spreads and the winter skies are dotted with colorful kites. No matter when you come, West Palm Beach’s large charter fleet and experienced fishing guides will get you right on the best action for the revolving door of big game pelagic species.
 
The city is blessed with the perfect terrain for world-class sportfishing. The sea floor drops dramatically as soon as you leave the shore, letting you target species like Wahoo and Mahi Mahi within sight of town. As if that wasn’t enough, the rich feeding grounds of the Gulf Stream come within 10 miles of land at times and are never more than 20 miles out.
 
What can I expect from a deep sea fishing trip?
In the hot summer months, the currents offshore play home to one of the best mix of fish imaginable. Blue and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna spend the summer here. In June, it’s even possible to target the all in one day! 
 
And that’s without getting started on the monster Swordfish which lurk in the deep. Daytime swordfishing has exploded over the last few years, pioneered right here in Southeast Florida. West Palm Beach charter boats offer both daytime and nighttime Swordfishing trips, fishing as deep as 2000 feet in the day.
 
During the winter, huge numbers of Sailfish make the Florida Straits their home. Sailfish is Florida’s state saltwater fish and with good reason: lucky anglers have hooked over 80 Sails in a day out at “Sailfish Alley”. West Palm Beach Fishing Club also hosts the oldest sailfishing tournament in the world, the Silver Sailfish Derby, which has been drawing competitive anglers for over 80 years.
 
How much will it cost?
You can spend a half day targeting Mahi Mahi and Wahoo aboard a modern center console and spend under $500 including tip. If you fancy staying out longer, a full day charter costs around $600 and can get you on Sailfish, Tuna, and even Marlin.
 
For the best billfishing experience, it’s well worth upgrading to something a bit bigger. Local sportfishing boats start in the 30-foot range, but some of the biggest cruisers are double that. They’re double the price, but come with ten times the equipment. If you want to land big billfish, this is where you want to be.
 
Fishing Techniques
You’ll mainly be trolling for Blue and White Marlin, with dressed Ballyhoo and the occasional live, bridled Skipjack or Bonito. Trolling lures is always a possibility, especially on larger boats. Let your captain know if this is more your style, he should be happy to oblige.
 
In the winter, most boats pack away their trolling gear and crack out their kites. Kite fishing live bait is the go-to tactic for bringing in big Sailfish. Not only is this a fun and effective way of targeting them, it also means you’ll be driving right into the wind – very welcome on wild winter days.
 
Swordfishing involves dropping 10-15 pounds of lead on a long leader, with blinking lights to draw the fish close and whole, live or frozen squid to get them to bite. Once hooked, their instinct is to dive, so heavy electric reels are essential unless you’re a champion weightlifter. Especially in the daytime when they’re 1000 feet down.
 
Need to Know
Fishing licenses are covered by the boat’s registration aboard all certified Florida fishing charters. You may need to pay extra for bait when kite fishing for Sailfish. These will cost anywhere from $50-$80 a dozen, depending on what you’re using.
 
West Palm Beach
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in West Palm Beach

Wear a hat and a lightweight, long sleeve shirt. No amount of sunscreen will save you for 4 hours on the water. And bring plenty of water to drink.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear a hat and a lightweight, long sleeve shirt. No amount of sunscreen will save you for 4 hours on the water. And bring plenty of water to drink.
Palm Beach Charters
Palm Beach Charters
Every trip is different, but it’s all how you make of it. It’s about the memories you will cherish for a lifetime!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Every trip is different, but it’s all how you make of it. It’s about the memories you will cherish for a lifetime!
First Light Exotic Species Charters
First Light Exotic Species Charters
Not many bites but we had one good one and it was fun. If you’re out there just to fish probably wouldn’t have been a very good trip.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Not many bites but we had one good one and it was fun. If you’re out there just to fish probably wouldn’t have been a very good trip.
Reel E Sea Charters
Reel E Sea Charters
It wasn’t the captains fault but we had 5 bites but only one fish to the boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
It wasn’t the captains fault but we had 5 bites but only one fish to the boat
Reel E Sea Charters
Reel E Sea 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
Sea state matters! Even though offshore fishing can be challenging having the right captain and boat makes life on the water more enjoyable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sea state matters! Even though offshore fishing can be challenging having the right captain and boat makes life on the water more enjoyable.
Palm Beach Charters
Palm Beach Charters
The day we went out was after a full moon so the biting was a bit slow but the captain was knowledgeable about the reefs and types of fishing and we still managed to get a fair few bites. Reccomend calling and asking about conditions and if it’s a good time to go out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The day we went out was after a full moon so the biting was a bit slow but the captain was knowledgeable about the reefs and types of fishing and we still managed to get a fair few bites. Reccomend calling and asking about conditions and if it’s a good time to go out.
Reel E Sea Charters
Reel E Sea Charters
Go catch some peacock bass and clown knife fish it is so much fun and a lot of fish the offshore fishing is kind of slow and not many fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go catch some peacock bass and clown knife fish it is so much fun and a lot of fish the offshore fishing is kind of slow and not many fish
First Light Exotic Species Charters
First Light Exotic Species Charters
You never know what to expect out on the water and florida whether changes all the time, but I recommend going early! Very very early!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You never know what to expect out on the water and florida whether changes all the time, but I recommend going early! Very very early!
Reel E Sea Charters
Reel E Sea Charters
Always be ready for random rain. Even if it says it's not going to, don't believe it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always be ready for random rain. Even if it says it's not going to, don't believe it.
Reel E Sea Charters
Reel E Sea Charters
The weather matters! The unseasonable cool and rain started the week off slow but the warm up and that made the last part great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather matters! The unseasonable cool and rain started the week off slow but the warm up and that made the last part great.
The
The "King of The Glades" Charters
Great trip, everyone caught lots of fish. A couple of largemouth bass were of very good size. Definitely would book again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip, everyone caught lots of fish. A couple of largemouth bass were of very good size. Definitely would book again.
Fllargemouth Charters
Fllargemouth Charters
Watch the weather it was choppy the weekend we came but not the day we went it can chanfe
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather it was choppy the weekend we came but not the day we went it can chanfe
Palm Beach Charters
Palm Beach Charters
Nothing crazy, just a good day on the water with a good guy in a nice, cared for boat.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Nothing crazy, just a good day on the water with a good guy in a nice, cared for boat.
Palm Beach Charters
Palm Beach Charters
It may be a little tough like all Florida’s fishing weather is a big factor.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It may be a little tough like all Florida’s fishing weather is a big factor.
The
The "King of The Glades" Charters Plantation, Florida
Neither my friend nor I have put a line in the water for nearly a decade. Fllargemouth Charters had us geared up, bait on, and on fish within 10 minutes off the boat launch. Great instincts, and great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Neither my friend nor I have put a line in the water for nearly a decade. Fllargemouth Charters had us geared up, bait on, and on fish within 10 minutes off the boat launch. Great instincts, and great experience.
Fllargemouth Charters
Fllargemouth Charters Brookline, NH
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
Hook'N Up Sport Fishing
Hook'N Up Sport Fishing DeLand, FL
The Program Sportfishing Charter with Captain Christian is the best one out there !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Program Sportfishing Charter with Captain Christian is the best one out there !
The Program Sportfishing Charters
The Program Sportfishing Charters Parma Heights, OH
Make sure you’re in shape because these fish will really make your arms burn! You can target a certain fish, but that doesn’t mean that will be what bites.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you’re in shape because these fish will really make your arms burn! You can target a certain fish, but that doesn’t mean that will be what bites.
Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters
Controlled Chaos Fishing Charters Bucksport, ME
Be prepared for the results as they will vary. Rely on Captain’s advice and coaching.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for the results as they will vary. Rely on Captain’s advice and coaching.
Gin Clear Charters
Gin Clear Charters United States

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