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Fishing charters in Apalachicola, FL

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Whether you are planning a family-friendly fishing charter or a deep sea fishing adventure Apalachicola fishing charters will show you the best fishing spots.

You can reel_in Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Apalachicola

Apalachicola is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Apalachicola fishing charters will put you on Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Apalachicola.

You can find more than 41 fishing charters in Apalachicola and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Apalachicola are August, May and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Apalachicola

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. Apalachicola offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Apalachicola. Local waters a playground for Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Apalachicola found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Apalachicola and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

August, May and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Apalachicola.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Apalachicola

Apalachicola family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your family. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Apalachicola

Apalachicola waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Apalachicola shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

There are plenty of options for your next shark fishing trip near Apalachicola. These waters are home to Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks prefer to live in shallow coastal waters, nearshore, and even deep sea waters. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Preferred live baits for shark fishing could be Blue Runner, Mullet, Bonita, or Ladyfish. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

In Apalachicola and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Apalachicola.

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Best time for shark fishing in Apalachicola

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Apalachicola.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Apalachicola

Apalachicola is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. Apalachicola guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

15 fishing companies can help you with Tarpon fishing in Apalachicola and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Apalachicola

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The ideal months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can reserve a trip with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Apalachicola?

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