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Fishing charters in Bal Harbour, FL

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Whether you are looking for a calm inshore fishing or a deep sea fishing adventure, Bal Harbour fishing options are only a click away.

Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

Bal Harbour fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

There are about 41 fishing guides in Bal Harbour and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

May, October and June will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Bal Harbour.

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Offshore fishing charters in Bal Harbour

Nothing beats fishing in the open water. Bal Harbour offshore fishing charters have unique access to nearshore and offshore fishing grounds.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Bal Harbour. Local waters a playground for Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, 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

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Bal Harbour.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Bal Harbour and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

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

The best months for offshore fishing near Bal Harbour are May, October and June.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour family-friendly fishing charters offer short trips for a quick outing — perfect for families with kids. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A 4-hour fishing charter trip could be an ideal choice for a family with kids. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Bal Harbour shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Bal Harbour. These waters are a playground for Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Thresher Shark, Shortfin Mako Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Bal Harbour and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

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Best time for shark fishing in Bal Harbour

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Bal Harbour.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Bal Harbour

Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Bal Harbour Tarpon fishing charters can help you to catch your next trophy fish. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. You are not allowed to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra guest fee is $50.

There are 15 fishing guides in Bal Harbour and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Bal Harbour

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The perfect months are June, May, and April.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the anglers on the vessel.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning 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 make a reservation 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel 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.

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