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Fishing charters in Boca Grande, FL

Top 5 fishing charters in Boca Grande, FL

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Boca Grande is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.

These waters will yield anything from Snook and Redfish to Mangrove Snapper and Tarpon.

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Inshore fishing charters in Boca Grande

Inshore fishing is one of Boca Grande's key attractions. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and Snook can be your next catch.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, 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. 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 Boca Grande found on our platform.

There are more than 41 fishing companies in Boca Grande and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Boca Grande are April, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Boca Grande

Boca Grande is a great starting point for offshore trips. There are a number of fishing opportunities at its doorstep, making it a true fishing paradise.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, 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 angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

In Boca Grande and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

April, June and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Boca Grande.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Boca Grande

Boca Grande family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. Inshore waters offer consistent year-round fishing through seasonal changes.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 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 Boca Grande

A steady flow of warm water makes Boca Grande an attractive destination for shark fishing. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Boca Grande shark fishing charter.

Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, and Bonnethead Shark could be your next catch.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks can be found in offshore and inshore waters. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Top bait for shark fishing would be Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Boca Grande and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Boca Grande.

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Best time for shark fishing in Boca Grande

You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in Boca Grande.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Boca Grande

Tarpon fishing is one of the most thrilling fishing experiences you can have in Boca Grande. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon inhabit waters around river mouths, bays, mangroves, and shallows. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. You can’t lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is over 40 inches. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande

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

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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 anything that you catch.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. 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 book a trip with a 10-20% 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.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Boca Grande?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Boca Grande are:

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