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Fishing charters in Carrabelle, FL

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Carrabelle fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Redfish, Southern Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Spotted Seatrout can be your next trophy.

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Inshore fishing charters in Carrabelle

Carrabelle is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Carrabelle. Local waters a playground for 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

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

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Carrabelle.

You can find more than 41 fishing companies in Carrabelle and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Carrabelle.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Carrabelle are considered to be August, May and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Carrabelle

Whether you're a novice angler or an experienced fisherman, offshore fishing in Carrabelle is a must-do activity. With miles of coastline to explore, you're sure to have a great outing.

There are a variety of options for your next fishing trip near Carrabelle. These waters are filled with 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

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Carrabelle.

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

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

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

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Carrabelle

Carrabelle family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

Try inshore fishing because it takes place in waters like bays, harbors, flats, and creeks. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Carrabelle

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Carrabelle, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the Carrabelle shark fishing charters.

Local shark fishing charters target a variety of sharks including species like Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead 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. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Good shark fishing is along the coral or the sandy bottoms, river mouths, bays, and offshore waters. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

Live bait is preferred for shark fishing. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

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

In Carrabelle and nearby cities, there are about 13 shark fishing charters. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in Carrabelle

Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Carrabelle are March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Carrabelle

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Carrabelle waters. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. If you catch a Tarpon over 40 inches, avoid removing it from the water. So be very careful with your trophy, take a quick photo, and release your catch.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional person.

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Carrabelle and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Carrabelle

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Carrabelle are spring and summer. The peak months are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch with no additional payments.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

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 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 Carrabelle?

There are several boat ramps and marinas near Carrabelle. Most of the fishing charters launch from:

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