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Fishing charters in Cudjoe Key, FL

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

You can reel_in Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Cudjoe Key

Cudjoe Key is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a relaxing outing.

Cudjoe Key fishing charters will put you on Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, 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. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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

In Cudjoe Key and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

May, March and October will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Cudjoe Key.

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Offshore fishing charters in Cudjoe Key

There are many different offshore fishing charters in Cudjoe Key, each offering its own unique experience. Some charters focus on specific catch, while others target various reef fish.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Cudjoe Key. These waters a home to Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Sailfish, 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

$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 up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

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

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Cudjoe Key and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Cudjoe Key.

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

May, March and October are the best months for offshore fishing near Cudjoe Key.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Cudjoe Key

Cudjoe Key family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. 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.

The beautiful inshore waters of Cudjoe Key allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Cudjoe Key

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Cudjoe Key. Cudjoe Key shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

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

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.

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.

Bait is an essential component of any shark fishing adventure. Live bait for shark fishing consists of Ladyfish, Mullet, Little Tunny, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

In Cudjoe Key and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for shark fishing in Cudjoe Key

You can catch sharks all year round. March-October can be an optimal time for shark fishing in Cudjoe Key.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Cudjoe Key

Cudjoe Key is a great destination for Tarpon fishing. 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 can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Tarpon is exclusively a catch-and-release fishery. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a photo of a lifetime, 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 guest fee is $50.

15 fishing guides can arrange Tarpon fishing near Cudjoe Key.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Cudjoe Key

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. October, September, and June are the ideal months.

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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 for free.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the anglers 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. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Cudjoe Key?

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