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Fishing charters in Dover, FL

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Dover fishing charters have easy access to backwater and deep sea fishing grounds.

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

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Inshore fishing charters in Dover

Dover inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. From grassy shallows to numerous bays, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets. Anglers favorite Dover for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

You can land Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, 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 base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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

In Dover and nearby cities, there are about 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Dover.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and May will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Dover.

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Deep sea fishing charters in Dover

Are you looking for an offshore adventure? Dover deep sea fishing charters have quick access to the open water. They can put you in the best fishing spots

You can reel_in Cobia, King Mackerel, Gag Grouper, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Deep sea 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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Deep sea fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour deep sea fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The most affordable rates start at $350 for a 4-hour deep sea fishing trip near Dover.

You can find more than 29 fishing charters in Dover and nearby cities. So you'll have a variety of options for your next fishing adventure.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the deep sea fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour deep sea 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 deep sea fishing

The best time to go deep sea fishing in Dover are considered to be June, July and May.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Dover

Dover family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Your family can learn various fishing techniques and catch different species of fish.

If you choose to be away from the rough seas and stay close to the shore, inshore fishing could be your next choice. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your family. It’s a short trip for a quick outing — perfect for kids because they 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 accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Dover

Dover waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Dover shark fishing charter.

Depending on the season, you can catch Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, and many more.

Note: you can keep certain Florida shark species, but most sharks are off-limits for harvesting. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Sharks inhabit inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. 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. Add $50 for each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Dover and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in Dover

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

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Tarpon fishing charters in Dover

Tarpon are known as one of the world’s best fighting fish. Dover guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you how to use the proper fishing method in the right spot and at the right time.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. It loves mullet, crab, and pinfish.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.

In Dover and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing charters specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Dover

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Dover waters. The best months for Tarpon fishing are August, July, and June.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

The trip price includes 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 Dover?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Dover are:

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