Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Mexico: 836 fishing charters available

Skyway Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Anna Maria
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Patriotic Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(49 reviews)
Holiday
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Old Town Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(230 reviews)
Panama City Beach
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trips from $250

Neptune Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(188 reviews)
Clearwater
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Deep Sea Fishing in Gulf of Mexico

Referred to as the US’s “third coast,” the Gulf of Mexico is a paradise for anglers. With over 27,000 oil rigs, this rich body of water attracts a range of baitfish and larger predators, giving you the chance to battle it out with the fish of your dreams. Come deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the Florida Keys, and you’ll be in for a memorable trip!

What to Expect

There are few other locations that provide a diverse range of fish in such huge numbers. Get ready for a thrilling day, battling it out time and time again with monster species. Land yourself a tasty treat to take home for dinner, or catch that trophy fish as you go big game fishing. 
 
Tough-fighting beasts like Wahoo rub shoulders with monster Marlin, stunning Sailfish, and delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi, giving you a wide choice of fish to target. Each of them promises to put up a fight before coming aboard, so get ready for a workout.
 
Depending on where you head out from, you’ll be fishing from either an offshore sportfishing boat or center console. The crew will set up the trolling lines with bait or lures, so get ready to leap into action as you’ll have a fight on your hands right away.

Where and When to Go

Florida

If you’re looking for a deep sea Gulf experience in Florida, then you’re in luck. From the Keys to the Panhandle, via the Gulf Coast, there’s plenty on offer. Board a charter year round out of the Keys, and you can spend as little as 4 hours or up to a full day battling it out with prized fish. 
 
It’s a similar story in the Panhandle. Hop aboard a Destin or Pensacola charter and you’ll be out in the deep in no time. Heading out of the west coast, though, you’ll need more time to get on the fish. Come in summer and spend at least 10 hours aboard to make the most of the peak fishing season.
 

Alabama

Despite its narrow access to the water, Alabama definitely punches above its weight when it comes to deep sea fishing. The deep waters run much closer to shore than you’d expect, so head out to the rigs from Orange Beach and get your hands on monster fish on a full day trip.
 

Louisiana and Mississippi

While the Pelican and Magnolia States are better known for their river and bayou fishing, they’re also prime locations to get offshore. Biloxi is a haven for offshore anglers in MI, with Venice holding most of LA’s deep sea fishing charters. Spend anywhere from half a day on a small boat to a few days aboard an impressive sportfishing vessel, and get your fish on.
 

Texas

With over 300 miles of Gulf Coast, Texas is a prime destination for deep sea fishing, but your experience will differ depending on where you go. A trip out of the southeast of the state will require at least 12 hours, while the southwest is just a short hop from productive deep waters. The good news is that fishing takes place year round in the “Lone Star State,” so there’s no need to miss out!

How to Prepare

Wherever you choose to board your Gulf of Mexico deep sea fishing charter, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day out. Licensing laws vary from state-to-state, so check with your captain if you need to purchase one  before coming aboard. Other than that, all you’ll need to do is bring your own drinks and snacks and make yourself at home.
 
There’s never a bad time to visit the Gulf, and with plenty of opportunities to go deep sea fishing, why not make it your next trip? Come aboard and battle it out with some of the ocean’s most prized creatures!
Gulf of Mexico
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Gulf of Mexico

Just enjoy the time and cherish the moments with luved ones fish or no fish just being together Its a Blessing well worth it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy the time and cherish the moments with luved ones fish or no fish just being together Its a Blessing well worth it
Edward  G.
Edward G. San Antonio, Texas
Beautiful Waters, fishing tournaments and events going on all month! Great fishing, great atmosphere!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful Waters, fishing tournaments and events going on all month! Great fishing, great atmosphere!
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Zachary, Louisiana
Bring fly spray. Was very hot on shore but very nice on the water. Have a goid Captian that knows the area!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring fly spray. Was very hot on shore but very nice on the water. Have a goid Captian that knows the area!
Taressa  B.
Taressa B. Foley, Alabama
Just go for the fun. Wear sunblock. Go with people you enjoy hanging out with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go for the fun. Wear sunblock. Go with people you enjoy hanging out with.
Brandon  K.
Brandon K. Augusta, AR
Call Captain Clint on the Deep Mystique at the Caribe Marina for a great family charter fishing trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Clint on the Deep Mystique at the Caribe Marina for a great family charter fishing trip
Brent  W.
Brent W. Knoxville, TN
Be careful about when you book in refards to opening day for Red Snapper. It can quickly get "overfished".
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be careful about when you book in refards to opening day for Red Snapper. It can quickly get "overfished".
Crista  M.
Crista M. Parker, CO
Great fishing, even though it was a hundred degrees which no body can control that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing, even though it was a hundred degrees which no body can control that
Matt  T.
Matt T. Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Book a charter and talk to your Captain about local establishments, restaurants and public fishing spots. Our Captain (Captain Reyes with Lucky 7 Guide Services) was very helpful and knowledgeable. We are glad we booked our trip shortly after our arrival in Palacios.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter and talk to your Captain about local establishments, restaurants and public fishing spots. Our Captain (Captain Reyes with Lucky 7 Guide Services) was very helpful and knowledgeable. We are glad we booked our trip shortly after our arrival in Palacios.
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Raytown, MO
If you go out with high flying saltwater charter your in good hands he'll put you on the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you go out with high flying saltwater charter your in good hands he'll put you on the fish
Kevin  D.
Kevin D. Henderson, NV
Listen to your captain and deck hand and you should have no problem catching fish and just have fun!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your captain and deck hand and you should have no problem catching fish and just have fun!!
Mark  H.
Mark H. Sweetwater, TN
Wear sunscreen. Plan to get wet while riding to fishing spot. Maybe bring a towel!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen. Plan to get wet while riding to fishing spot. Maybe bring a towel!
Tamarra  B.
Tamarra B. Birmingham, Alabama
Explain your experience level and your expectations and fish with an experienced guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Explain your experience level and your expectations and fish with an experienced guide.
Jeff  A.
Jeff A. Greeneville, TN
Get out early in AM and Take your fresh catch straight to Steve's Marina Restaurant... where they will cook it up for you in a variety of ways...for a fresh fish dinning experience like no other!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out early in AM and Take your fresh catch straight to Steve's Marina Restaurant... where they will cook it up for you in a variety of ways...for a fresh fish dinning experience like no other!
James  M.
James M. White Plains, Maryland
If it's your first time there is no other person than that of Captian George of Action Charters. It was by far more exciting and professional than anything I could have imagined. We will be going for a longer trip soon er rather than later
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it's your first time there is no other person than that of Captian George of Action Charters. It was by far more exciting and professional than anything I could have imagined. We will be going for a longer trip soon er rather than later
Willie  F.
Willie F. Joppa, AL
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Sean  F.
Sean F. Copperas Cove, TX
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Julie  F.
Julie F. Fairfield, ID
We had such a great time! The weather was fantastic and the water was beautiful! We caught a bunch of fish and saw a lot of dolphins up close and personal. Very cool experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had such a great time! The weather was fantastic and the water was beautiful! We caught a bunch of fish and saw a lot of dolphins up close and personal. Very cool experience!
Phillip  K.
Phillip K. North Little Rock, AR
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Gary  K.
Gary K. Corinth, TX
Definitely hit up Dawn Patrol, they won’t disappoint. Bay fishing is a great start for first timers for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely hit up Dawn Patrol, they won’t disappoint. Bay fishing is a great start for first timers for sure.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Hamilton, OH
Ask to catch lots of fish, they will put you on a spot to do that, if you ask to catch big fish, they will put you on the spot but if fish do not cooperate well then you won't catch fish. But in the first spot once you start catching fish you never know, you could catch something big .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask to catch lots of fish, they will put you on a spot to do that, if you ask to catch big fish, they will put you on the spot but if fish do not cooperate well then you won't catch fish. But in the first spot once you start catching fish you never know, you could catch something big .
Donald  L.
Donald L. Grand Rapids, MI

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