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Fishing charters in Bokeelia, FL

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

You can land Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Bokeelia

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Bokeelia to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Snook, Redfish, Mangrove 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

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

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Bokeelia found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

You can find 41 fishing charters in Bokeelia and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Bokeelia.

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Best time for inshore fishing

April, June and September will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Bokeelia.

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Offshore fishing charters in Bokeelia

If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Bokeelia fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.

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. 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 Bokeelia found on our platform.

In Bokeelia and nearby cities, there are about 29 offshore fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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

April, June and September are the best months for offshore fishing near Bokeelia.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Bokeelia

Bokeelia family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

The beautiful inshore waters of Bokeelia allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Because of the shallower depths, the calm inland waters are great for family fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they 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 each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Bokeelia

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Bokeelia, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Bokeelia shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

There are a variety of options for your next shark fishing trip near Bokeelia. These waters are a playground for Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

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 reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Young sharks reside in shallow waters, while deep waters are home to adult species.

Sharks are caught using live bait. Mullet, Little Tunny, Blue Runner, and Ladyfish would be the perfect bait for shark fishing. The type of bait depends on the shark species 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. Add $50 for each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Bokeelia and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Bokeelia.

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Best time for shark fishing in Bokeelia

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Bokeelia

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Bokeelia. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They are ready to share productive spots and methods with their clients.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

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 guest.

In Bokeelia and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Bokeelia

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Bokeelia. The peak 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, catch cleaning is free of charge.

Captains provide 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Bokeelia?

Popular public boat ramps and marinas near Bokeelia are:

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