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Fishing charters in Crescent Beach, FL

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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, Crescent Beach fishing charters will put you in the best spots.

Crescent Beach fishing charters will help you to land Redfish, Southern Flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages. Anglers favorite Crescent Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

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

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. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Crescent Beach costs $200 for 2 anglers.

In Crescent Beach and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Crescent Beach.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best time to go inshore fishing in Crescent Beach are considered to be June, September and July.

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Offshore fishing charters in Crescent Beach

While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, Crescent Beach offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Amberjack, 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 extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Crescent Beach found on our platform.

In Crescent Beach 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.

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

June, September and July are the best months for offshore fishing near Crescent Beach.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach family-friendly fishing charters specialize in trips for anglers of all ages. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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Shark fishing charters in Crescent Beach

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Crescent Beach, 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 Crescent Beach shark fishing charters.

Depending on the season, you can catch Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

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

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

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. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

There are more than 13 fishing companies in Crescent Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Crescent Beach.

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Best time for shark fishing in Crescent Beach

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Crescent Beach are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Crescent Beach

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Crescent Beach. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a catch-and-release-only species. If you catch a Tarpon over 40 inches, avoid removing it from the water. So be careful with a fish, take a few photos, and release your catch.

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 Crescent Beach.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Crescent Beach

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Crescent Beach are spring and summer. The best months for Tarpon fishing are September, August, and July.

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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, Captains clean the catch for free.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people 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 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 Crescent Beach?

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

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